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Housing lottery near Hudson Yards, renting vs. buying, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | June 24, 2022 - 1:30PM

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This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out a new affordable housing lottery—this one in near Hudson Yards, the luxury housing and retail complex on Manhattan's West Side. Winning one of these rent-stabilized apartments—which come with automatic lease renewals and capped rent increases—can be life changing. Our post has links to articles loaded with advice on how to navigate the lottery system.

Deciding whether to rent or buy in NYC right now? Both are extremely expensive. We looked at the questions you should be asking in order to make your best decision.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Housing lottery opens for 235 new apartments near Hudson Yards

2) With both NYC rents and mortgage rates rising, does it make more sense to buy or rent in NYC now?

3) 5 houses for sale in Woodstock, NY, a famously artsy town in the Catskill

4) From Washington Heights to UWS: I wanted to live alone, even if I had to give up a good deal

5) My landlord says I can pay him via Venmo. Are there any disadvantages to using an app to pay rent?

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