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Rising prices for renovated apartments, landlord bias against rent vouchers, & more

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

This week, readers checked out Brick Underground to read about how prices for renovated apartments in New York City may surpass pre-Covid levels. Fully upgraded apartments are in higher demand now because the renovation process takes longer and costs more as a result of the pandemic.

Also of interest: A tenant watchdog group filed a federal lawsuit against NYC landlords and broker firms for discriminating against renters who use Section 8 vouchers. Agents were caught hanging up the phone on investigators posing as renters asking about voucher acceptance.

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

1) Renovated NYC apartments may surpass pre-Covid prices

2) New lawsuit accuses 88 landlords, broker firms of bias against renters with vouchers

3) New leases for Manhattan apartments more than doubled in February

4) Where to buy affordable and stylish furniture for your NYC apartment

5) How to tell if a NYC rental listing is too good to be true: Brick Underground's best advice


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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