Converting hotels and offices to housing, celebrities discover gardening, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 19, 2021 - 10:30AM

New York City remains home to more ultra-high-net-worth individuals than any other city in the world, according to a new report (Mansion Global)

Some struggling hotels and empty office towers in NYC are being eyed for conversion to housing but it is a difficult process (The New York Times)

The U.S. needs almost 4 million homes to meet current demand for housing, as per a new analysis (The Real Deal)

Celebrities have jumped on the gardening trend and Drew Barrymore wants to sell you some grass (The New York Times)

Before-and-after photos of a derelict Brooklyn townhouse that underwent a top-to-bottom renovation (Dwell)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 28 new apartments at 2724 Heath Ave. in the northwest corner of The Bronx (Welcome2TheBronx)


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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