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Queens renter scores big, 'anonymous' board members, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 26, 2024 - 2:30PM
5th Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan on a rainy day.


This week, readers were intrigued by the story of a renter making a move within Queens to gain a better deal—and he scored big, landing a larger, renovated apartment that was also cheaper and rent-stabilized to boot.

Also of interest: A shareholder wanted to know if board members could keep their identities hidden. That’s a firm no, our experts said.

Here are this week's top five posts:

1) From Astoria to Forest Hills: I wanted to start a family in a cheaper, less crowded area

2) Housing lottery launches for 86 apartments in Mount Hope section of the Bronx

3) Housing lottery launches for 139 apartments at a new development in Coney Island

4) Can the board of my co-op building keep their identities anonymous?

5) 2024 NYC real estate forecast: Buyers and sellers emerge, renters gain leverage

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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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