'Ugliest building in Queens' asks $3.6 million, lonesome brownstones, & more

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

Why you sometimes see a single brownstone, dwarfed by towering commercial buildings on either side, on the streets of New York City (Ephemeral New York)

A 3,487-square-foot house at 45-12 11th St. in Long Island City, called “the ugliest building in Queens,” is on the market for $3.6 million (New York Post)

Newly released correspondence reveals Mayor Bill de Blasio was warned that soliciting donations from two prominent developers and a real estate lobbyist was unethical (The Real Deal)

NYC high school students get paid to build green roofs, which combat the effects of climate change, via a new Parks Department service program (City Limits)

Did you get into plants this year? Maybe you’re ready to move onto larger, statement houseplants next year (Architectural Digest)

Rising home prices across the U.S. are also lifting the value of mobile homes (The New York Times)


Jennifer White Karp

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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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