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NYC housing court advice, selling adjacent apartments, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 7, 2023 - 2:30PM
FDR Drive underpass and the South Street Viaduct in Manhattan, New York City.


This week, readers checked out our interview with Sateesh Nori, an attorney and executive director of the tenant advocacy nonprofit JustFix. He recently published a book about his two decades spent working in New York City’s housing court.

Nori points out this is a place with which many New Yorkers are unfamiliar. “They don't know what happens there, that someone could lose their home in a matter of weeks or months, that this could happen to elderly people, people with kids and people who are disabled,” he says. Nori shares with Brick his best advice for renters who are going to court against their landlords.

Also of interest: The first installment of Brick’s new column, “Your Next Move” which looks at what buyers can get for under $1 million in NYC’s most in-demand neighborhoods.

Here are this week's top five posts:  

1) The insider's guide to rent-stabilized apartments: Essential knowledge for New York renters

2) I worked in NYC housing court for 20 years. Here are my 3 best tips for tenants squaring off against their landlords

3) To combine or not: What's the best strategy for selling two adjacent NYC apartments?

4) An affordable housing lottery opens for 341 apartments in East New York

5) What you can get for $1 million in Brooklyn Heights, an iconic waterfront nabe with skyline views and quick commutes


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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