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How to negotiate with your landlord, advice for sellers in the new normal, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 17, 2020 - 4:05PM


This week, readers visited Brick Underground for an article about a gifted Brooklyn gardener who lives near Methodist Hospital. He maintains his Instagram-worthy yard year-round, and his tulips sprouted early, a nice surprise in these uncertain times. 

Also of interest: How one New Yorker is cooking his way through the pandemic, even though the gas has been turned off in his Upper West Side co-op. He purchased an air fryer and Instant Pot to make gourmet dishes that have unexpectedly brought his family together.

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

1) Tips for negotiating with your landlord during the Covid-19 pandemic: Here’s what works

2) My gas was shut off before the pandemic but I haven’t stopped cooking. Here’s what I'm making

3) The pandemic gives NYC renters a new imperative to renew their leases

4) How NYC sellers can adapt to the new normal: Brick Underground's best advice

5) My Brooklyn garden brings me tons of joy, especially now

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Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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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