Brick Underground's Most Popular Posts of the Week for Feb. 5-9
Most Popular Posts

Winning the housing lottery, adventures in co-living, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 9, 2024 - 1:30PM
Brooklyn street


This week, readers checked out a popular post from our archives about a renter who won a studio apartment in the New York City housing lottery.

The apartment was her ticket out of her rough Bronx neighborhood where she was sleeping on her mother’s living room couch, but the reserved manner of her neighbors and the building’s quiet hours required some adjustment on her part.

Also of interest: A first-person account of a NYC newcomer who described how a co-living situation offered him a ready-made social life.

Here are this week’s top five posts:

1) I won a $908 studio in Long Island City in NYC's housing lottery, but I didn't count on the culture shock

2) Why I moved to NYC from Philadelphia: I wanted more excitement and to meet other young professionals

3) Housing lottery opens for 43 apartments at a new development in the Bronx

4) NYC real estate firm fined $260,000 for charging sky-high broker fees

5) Renters snapped up larger Manhattan apartments in January


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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