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Increase in sponsored co-ops, pieds-à-terre owners eager to sell, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 19, 2021 - 1:30PM


This week readers visited Brick Underground to learn about an increase in sponsored co-ops on the market. Brick found listings for these types of apartments, which don't need board approval, are up by about 50 percent, likely because of Covid-related deaths.

Also if interest: Some NYC pied-à-terre owners are eager to sell because the city's amenities are mostly shut down and they're not coming here—which means buyers can benefit from rarely available apartments with high-end renovations.

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

1) An increase in NYC sponsor co-ops for sale is likely a result of Covid deaths

2) Shutdowns spur some NYC luxury pieds-à-terre owners to sell

3) How will renting in NYC change if mom-and-pop landlords cash out?

4) Manhattan saw a 58 percent jump in renters signing new leases in January

5) Where to find some great deals on NYC rental apartments


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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