Fixing package delivery chaos, house hunting in the metaverse, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
December 6, 2021 - 10:30AM

Despite a lot of chatter, New York City has not converted a single, struggling hotel into permanent affordable housing during the pandemic (The New York Times)

A pair of high-powered brokers think buyers will spend real money to buy virtual mansions in the metaverse (Curbed)

Last try: An advocacy group files suit with the New York Court of Appeals to fix NYC's discriminatory property tax system (The Real Deal)

If your building’s system for managing package deliveries is a mess, here are some suggestions (The New York Times)

Nearly 20 percent of NYC buildings 25,000 square feet or larger receive A grades for energy efficiency, compared with about 16 percent in 2020 (The City)

A penthouse at a new Robert A.M. Stern-designed building at 200 East 83rd St. goes into contract for $27 million (Mansion Global)


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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