This week, readers visited Brick Underground to learn how one Park Slope renter negotiated a lower rent when he renewed his lease. He researched the concessions and discounts similar Brooklyn apartments were offering and asked his landlord to drop the rent by 12 percent. They countered with a 10 percent discount, which he accepted.
Also of interest: A breakdown of the costs of moving and living in the suburbs compared to NYC. You get much more square footage for your money in the burbs, but paying for maintaining a yard, owning a car, and higher property taxes can make it more expensive than city living.
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