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Demystifying your NYC radiators, moving from Williamsburg to Dumbo, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 21, 2022 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out what you need to know about your NYC apartment's radiators. They can be noisy and inconsistent so some things you can do include bleeding your unit or installing a thermostatic valve to get your apartment to a reliably comfortable temperature. 

Also of interest: A corporate litigator trades a Williamsburg rental for a Dumbo condo loft—after winning a bidding war.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) 5 questions renters should ask about a NYC building before signing a lease

2) 6 things you really need to know about your NYC radiators

3) From Williamsburg to Dumbo: I moved so I could achieve my dream of owning a loft

4) 2022 NYC real estate forecast: Buyers look over their shoulders, sellers wait for prices to rise, renters catch a break

5) I rent a studio with an automated bed that drops down from the ceiling. My friends are impressed

Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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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