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A guide to NYC co-living spaces, outgrowing Williamsburg, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 7, 2021 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out our new guide to New York City co-living spaces,which are trying to disrupt the usual way of renting in the city with turn-key, all-inclusive experiences. Our guide breaks breaks down the different niches targeted by these co-living brands, what they offer, how much they cost, and where the newest buildings are located.

Also of interest: How one Denmark native went from living with a roommate in Williamsburg to living on his own in Tribeca—which feels like a more sophisticated neighborhood that reminds him of Europe.

Here are this week's top five posts.

1) From Williamsburg to Tribeca: Moving on to a chicer, more 'adult' lifestyle

2) Brick Underground's 2021 guide to co-living spaces in NYC: How to tell the communal disruptors apart

3) My family left NYC during the pandemic and we're staying away for one more year

4) 10 things NYC landlords are required to provide, and 10 they’re not that might surprise you

5) What does 'net effective rent' mean? Here's how to calculate your real monthly rent

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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