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Moving to NYC post divorce, common condo construction defects, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen | April 29, 2022 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out the story of a recent divorcee who traded the New Jersey suburbs for Chelsea. She sold her house for $1,500,000 and landed a two-bedroom condo. Her expenses may have doubled—but it worth it to her because she's near theater, restaurants, and Yankee games. 

Also of interest: An updated guide of common construction defects condo buyers need to watch out for, including leaks in the facade and windows. 

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) I won a $908 studio in Long Island City in NYC's housing lottery, but I didn't count on the culture shock

2) Why I moved to NYC from NJ: After my divorce, I wanted to be near theater, restaurants, and baseball games

3) The 7 most common construction defects: A condo buyers guide

4) Nightmare in Park Slope: My ‘luxury’ basement apartment flooded three times in two months

5) How to land a rental apartment through NYC's affordable housing lottery: Brick's best advice

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