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Where to live in Manhattan if you want quiet, newcomer vs. StreetEasy, & more

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This week, readers were interested in Brick Underground's round up of Manhattan neighborhoods with the lowest numbers of noise complaints—a more accurate way to measure sound life issues than looking at decibel levels. Also of interest was an article that matched up a new listings site to StreetEasy, the main site New Yorkers use to hunt for apartments, and a piece on what to say to your landlord when you are renewing your lease and facing a rent hike.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories:

1) The 10 quietest neighborhoods in Manhattan

2) How much does it cost to renovate a bathroom in NYC? (sponsored)

3) How does's new apartment search compare to StreetEasy?

4) 9 ways to negotiate your rent when renewing your lease

5) 5 questions to ask before moving near a ferry stop in NYC