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

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 14, 2019 - 3:00PM

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


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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