Trouble getting aid to renters, trucks cause headaches in Red Hook, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | December 18, 2020 - 10:30AM 

The cutoff for getting federal pandemic funding to renters in crisis is approaching but there are problems with distributing the aid (The New York Times)

Community board meetings are seeing increased participation now that they are held online (The Brooklyn Paper)

New distribution centers and their traffic are causing headaches in Red Hook (Bloomberg Citylab)

Zumper created an interactive national rent map to show changes for one-bedroom apartments by state (press release)

The minimum wage will increase across most of the state, but NYC workers, who already make the highest amount at $15 an hour, will not get an increase (Democrat & Chronicle)

Yesterday was the official opening of the Tiffany Street Apartments at 975 Tiffany St. in the South Bronx. The entire 161-unit building is designated as affordable housing (press release)

Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer White Karp 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 NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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