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The new apartment must-haves, tips for negotiating with your landlord, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 8, 2020 - 2:30PM

This week, readers visited Brick Underground for how the coronavirus has changed what New Yorkers are looking for in an apartment. Brokers say renters and buyers are prioritizing apartments with home offices and access to private outdoor space. More than ever, apartment hunters value buildings that are close to parks and are pet friendly.

Also of interest: A round up of Hudson Valley rentals if you want to escape the city for the summer—or for the rest of the pandemic. There are fewer available than usual because many New Yorkers have already fled to the area, but you can still find rentals with both long- and short-term leases across the region.

Here, in full, are this week's most popular posts.

1) How the coronavirus changed what New Yorkers are looking for in an apartment

2) Tips for negotiating with your landlord during the coronavirus pandemic: Here’s what works

3) My lease is up, my roommate left, and my landlord won't respond

4) How to rent a short-term, furnished apartment in NYC without getting scammed

5) Here are 5 Hudson Valley rentals if you want more space and to be close to nature

And from this week's sponsors:

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Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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