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Neighborhoods for first-time home buyers, landlords who allow temporary walls, & more of the week's top stories

By Jennifer White Karp | May 4, 2018 - 3:00PM 

This week, as is often the case, our readers were most interested in stories about finding inexpensive places to live in New York, with stories on the neighborhoods with the most studios and one-bedrooms apartments for under $400,000 and landlords who allow rent-saving flex walls topping our list of most-read articles. 

Here, in full, are the top five most-read stories of the last week:

1) The 8 best NYC neighborhoods for first-time home buyers in 2018

2) These 18 New York City landlords allow temporary walls

3) What to know if you're looking to buy a place in Forest Hills

4) Ask Sam: Our landlord wants to switch our heat to a more expensive system. Can we get a rent reduction? (sponsored)

5) Apply to rent an East Village apartment for as low as $596 a month

Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp 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 NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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