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Bridget Read

Features Writer, Curbed

Bridget Read is a features writer at Curbed who covers housing and real estate.

  1. encounter
    Eva Alt, Day in a Life
    Eva Alt Is Selling DowntownThe dancer turned broker has managed the impossible: making it cool to be a real-estate agent.
  2. housing
    Is It Squatter Season in New York?How a handful of alarming stories turned into a full-blown panic.
  3. neighborhoods
    The Squatters of Beverly HillsAfter a fugitive doctor abandoned his mansion, an enterprising group of party throwers slid in, upending the lives of their wealthy neighbors.
  4. affordable housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlord House Is For SaleBut you’ll have to win the city’s notoriously dysfunctional housing lottery first.
  5. getting around
    Drama in the Teachers’ LoungeNew York City educators were shocked to hear their union was suing the MTA.
  6. street fights
    Travis Scott Made Dean Street QuakeMonday night’s show at Barclays caused neighboring buildings to vibrate. The Fire Department was summoned.
  7. renters
    It’s Sublet-My-Apartment SeasonEveryone you know is leaving town for four days and has a “v calming, chill” place you should message them about.
  8. legal drama
    Cars for Kids Might Kill Kars4KidsA 20-year legal dispute between the semi-infamous nonprofit and a similarly named rival came to a head this week.
  9. encounter
    The Human Bones Seller of BushwickThe 23-year-old owner swears there’s nothing creepy about his business.
  10. housing
    A Sale and a Suicide on East 12th StreetAfter a private-equity firm bought an East Village apartment complex, one of the tenants jumped. Neighbors say he was right to be paranoid.
  11. migrant crisis
    ‘I Was Told to Say This and That, or Be Quiet.’Talking to two men who say they were recruited to pose as homeless veterans displaced by migrants.
  12. jordan neely
    ‘I Was Always in Awe Seeing Him Dance’Jordan Neely, as remembered by his Michael Jackson “fanmily.”
  13. the security state
    LeFrak City Tenants on Life With NYPD’s New Spy Robot“She would get stuck if she was surrounded by a bunch of little kids.”
  14. amenity wars
    ‘Like College or Camp for Rich People’The lifestyle managers hosting mezcal classes and meditation hour at the city’s amenity-packed bubble buildings.
  15. scene report
    Partying With the New YIMBYs on the BlockThe data bros, jaded brokers, and occasional lefty ready to build, baby, build.
  16. the talented mr. santos
    What George Santos Was Really Like as a Roommate“He was home all day.”
  17. goodbye 2022
    The Weed Bodega Was Beautiful While It LastedThe city’s first legal storefront is coming and its deranged predecessors are about to be regulated out of existence.
  18. hotels
    Did New York Miss Its Moment To Turn Hotels Into Housing?“It’s hard to look at the timing of these programs and say that it was treated as an emergency.”
  19. operators
    The 23-Year-Old Queen of Real-Estate TikTokAs New York’s luxury market cools, Lizza Prigozhina is helping panicked agents sell another asset: themselves.
  20. street fights
    ‘We Were Called Gentrifiers, and We Were Called NIMBYs’Councilmember Julie Won on how the largest private affordable-housing development in Queens history was won.
  21. second acts
    What Could Go Wrong With Crypto IslandJust three NFTs can buy you a villa and great offshore-banking access on the site of the Fyre Festival.
  22. street fights
    13 Years, 3 Mayors, Countless Community Board Meetings, and Just One BuildingThe tortured saga of turning a Hell’s Kitchen parking lot into 112 affordable apartment units.
  23. scene report
    Everywhere and Nowhere All at Once at BravoConThousands of fans descended on Manhattan for BravoCon, but they could have been anywhere else.
  24. housing
    ‘I Don’t Think Anyone Should Buy Land in Any Metaverse Right Now’Chatting with Jessica Stocker, Winter House’s skeptical virtual real-estate agent.
  25. mysteries
    What Happened to the Gramercy Park Hotel?Everyone’s got a theory.
  26. the real estate
    The Tacky Weed Bodega Is Everywhere (for Now)What has the city’s Kush Rush wrought?
  27. housing crisis
    ‘It Was Imperfect by Definition’Talking to the lawyer behind New York’s “right to shelter” 40 years later.
  28. evictions
    The West Village ‘Nightmare Share’ Is OverThe “grifter” accused of squatting in an Airbnb rental for three years has been evicted.
  29. bad landlords
    ‘He’s Kicking Me Out Because My Daughter Wouldn’t Sleep With Him.’A housing lawyer on how often landlords insert “sexual clauses” in leases.
  30. operators
    Adam Neumann, Vibes LandlordMarc Andreessen backs the WeWork founder’s second coming of … something?
  31. cuck market
    Dystopian Housing Issue? There’s an App for That.It’s become so impossible to get an apartment that apps have emerged to make it easier — for a fee, of course.
  32. getting around
    Eric Adams vs. New York’s Greatest Boat RidePay the Staten Island Ferry staff, please.
  33. the real estate
    The Woo-woo Agents of Real EstateCan unblocking your chakras get you a house? Maybe!
  34. operators
    The Small, Litigious New York Real-Estate Dynasty You’ve Never Heard OfSuing your own mother for being a “slumlord” is just the tip of the iceberg.
  35. capitol riot
    Checking In With the Real-Estate Brokers Who Stormed the CapitolAnd their current listings, from Chicago’s Trump Tower to a Colorado car wash franchise.
  36. semantics
    The Landlords Embarrassed to Be Called Landlords“I cringe when I hear it, and when I say it.”
  37. curbed glossary
    Cuck Money Is the New Key MoneyGet ready to raise your own rent.
  38. special delivery
    Could the USPS Become the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider?If Roe falls, the beleaguered federal agency may eclipse the clinic.
  39. dividing assets
    All Split Up and Nowhere to GoAre pandemic breakups behind the city’s insane one-bedroom shortage?
  40. housing
    Housing Court Is BreakingWatching the quiet chaos unfold in a Queens courtroom.
  41. new york jobs
    The Doormen of Park Avenue Got Their Deal“I don’t think anybody is going to get their own mail.”
  42. crime
    What Made the ‘MoMA Stabber’ Snap?And why do so many people want the reason to be homelessness?
  43. the office
    Remember the Office?A look back at 150 years of cubicles, corner offices, all-nighters, and the holiday party.
  44. get out
    The Nightmare ShareShe posted an ad for a roommate. What’s the worst that could happen?