This week readers visited Brick Underground for ways to get more space for less money when buying an apartment in New York City. For example, a first-floor apartment can be up to 15 percent cheaper than a second-floor apartment. Other tips include looking for apartments in post-war, walk-up, and non-doorman buildings.
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.
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