Bloomberg's real estate record, how NY developers and landlords lost influence, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
December 2, 2019 - 11:00AM

Bad leftovers: A blocked pipe flooded 300 Queens houses with sewage on Saturday, likely the result of Thanksgiving cooking grease poured down a drain (The New York Times)

Former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-development real estate record, which critics say increased homelessness—may hurt him with progressive voters (The Real Deal)

A look at how NY's real estate industry overestimated its power and got walloped by voters and legislators, who aren't taking their money (The New York Times)

Evictions filed against tenants for nonpayment are plunging under New York’s new rent laws (The Real Deal via the Wall Street Journal)

A proposed bill for NYC would require glass installed on newly constructed or renovated buildings be treated to reduce bird strike fatalities (West Side Rag)

What it's like to stay at a "tiny house" resort in the Catskills mountains


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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