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Why ConEd bills spiked, the flexibility to sell or rent, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 18, 2022 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to learn why many New Yorkers are facing higher ConEd bills this month. The utility company says surging gas prices and colder temperatures are to blame. If you're struggling to pay your energy bill, payment plans and extensions are available.  

Also of interest: How listing your apartment on the sales and rental markets at the same time can get you the best offer. 

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Why many New Yorkers are facing higher ConEd bills this month

2) Why listing your NYC apartment for sale and for rent at the same time is a power move

3) 3 reasons why your lease would not be renewed for a rent-stabilized apartment

4) From UWS to Harlem: We upgraded from a rental to a new condo facing Central Park

5) 8 real-life co-op board reference letters that work


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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