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Moving to a luxury rental in Greenpoint, what landlords must provide, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 25, 2022 - 2:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground for the latest article in our Transitions series about a Brooklyn couple who moved from Clinton Hill to Greenpoint. Their landlord sold the apartment where they lived for three years—so the couple upgraded to a luxury rental building on the waterfront.

Also of interest: We've updated our list of what your New York City landlord is required to provide—and what they're not. 

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) From Clinton Hill to Greenpoint: We never thought we were the type to live in a doorman building

2) 11 things NYC landlords are required to provide, and 11 they’re not that might surprise you

3) The NYC neighborhoods where buyers can get most square feet

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

5) What is a whisper or pocket listing? And does it break any rules?


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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