A new 'gentrification tax,' how NYC can scavengers scrape by, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
December 30, 2019 - 11:00AM

City council members want to tax new owners on the actual market value of their properties. The proposal would not touch tax rates for existing owners (New York Post)

In the shadows of some of the most expensive real estate in the world, canners scavenge for a 5-cent deposit on a discarded bottle (The New York Times)

If your new year’s resolutions was to declutter your apartment, here are the charities that will come pick up your stuff (Brownstoner)

Affordable housing lotteries opened at two new buildings in Brownsville and East New York. The developments have supportive housing for formerly homeless and disabled tenants, and Section 8 housing (Brooklyner)

A tale of moving in with a boyfriend in his Greenwich Village loft and his 30-odd years of clutter and baggage (The New York Times)

Want to brush up on the history of iconic NYC buildings? These are the books every real estate fan should read (The Real Deal)


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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