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Learn about apartments in former schools, how to use Brick Underground's Gross Rent Calculator, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 26, 2019 - 2:00PM

This week, readers gravitated toward a story on what you get when you buy or rent an apartment in a converted school. Turns out, there are many such buildings in NYC, and apartments there offer classic architecture with some modern updates. Also popular was a post on Brick's new Gross Rent Calculator, which helps you figure out the real rent you will pay each month when a landlord offers you a free month or two.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories.

1. What you need to know about living in a former NYC school building

2. Introducing Brick Underground’s Gross Rent Calculator: How to figure out the rent you’ll actually owe each month

3. A basic guide to NYC plumbing: How to keep your apartment's pipes flowing

4. Is apartment swapping legal in New York City?

5. Dear Ms. Demeanor: A neighbor fell after drinking and broke his leg. Now he’s suing the building. Have you experienced anything like this?


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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