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Buying a condo on Long Island, energy-efficient rental developments, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
May 5, 2023 - 12:30PM
Busy intersections along 3rd Avenue are crowded with crowds of people and cars during rush hour traffic in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan

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This week, Brick Underground readers checked out what life is like in New York City’s suburbs, with an article on a couple who bought an apartment in the waterfront community of Glen Cove, New York. Their condo is part of large new development with lots of amenities. Outside there’s a marina, beaches, and a nature preserve. The city probably feels very far away—even though it is just under an hour to Manhattan by Long Island Rail Road.

Also of interest: You don’t have to be an owner to live somewhere that reduces your carbon footprint. Renters can live in eco-friendly, energy efficient developments as well—check out our round up.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) From Murray Hill to Long Island: Tired of renting, we bought a waterfront condo with a resort vibe

2) An insider's guide to finding a short-term, furnished apartment rental in NYC

3) NYC geothermal roundup: Where to find energy-efficient rental developments that ditch fossil fuels

4) The gas is off in my NYC building. Can I get a rent abatement and lower rent when I renew?

5) 9 jobs that come with free housing or cheaper rent in NYC


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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