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Barbara Corcoran says NYC will bounce back, mourning a doorman who died of coronavirus, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 15, 2020 - 2:45PM

This week, readers visited Brick Underground to read why real estate guru and "Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran thinks the exodus to NYC's suburbs is a short-term phenomenon. During an online Q&A hosted by New York Residential Agent Continuum, Corcoran said, "New York always comes back because somebody always wants it. The somebody changes, but somebody always wants it."

Also of interest: A personal reflection by an Upper East Side renter on the death of her building's long-time doorman. He died of coronavirus in late April.

Here, in full, are this week's most popular posts.

1) Exodus to NYC suburbs will be 'short-lived,' says Barbara Corcoran

2) My doorman died from coronavirus and my building will never be the same

3) Cuomo extends eviction ban and says tenants can use security deposit as rent

4) Can my NYC building really forbid me from moving out during coronavirus?

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

And from this week's sponsors: 

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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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