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Apartments with deep price cuts, perks of ground-floor living, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 14, 2021 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out the New York City apartments for sale with the biggest price chops in April, according to RealtyHop's monthly report. Turtle Bay-East Midtown was the neighborhood that saw the most price drops with a 23 percent increase from March.

Also of interest: The unexpected perks of living in a ground-floor apartment. They usually get a bad rap, but you can usually get more square footage and private outdoor space than upper floor places if you don't mind more noise and other annoyances.

Here are this week's top five posts.

1) Here are the NYC apartments for sale with the deepest price chops in April

2) 5 features that make a ground-floor apartment desirable—instead of a dealbreaker

3) Why I moved to NYC from Philly: Because New York does everything better

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

5) NYC apartment leases with major concessions are coming up for renewal. Here's how to negotiate

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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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