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Crown Heights housing lottery, room-dividing bookshelf walls, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | July 29, 2022 - 1:30PM


This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out a new housing lottery in Crown Heights, where rents start at $465 a month for a studio in a new building with amenities like a recreation room, gym, business center, and a rooftop terrace. Winning one of these apartments can be life-changing, thanks to automatic lease renewals and capped rent increases.

Also of interest: Many landlords prohibit renters from using temporary walls to divide a space. Consider a bookshelf wall, which is considered furniture, if you need to carve out extra room.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) A housing lottery opens for 160 apartments in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

2) Temporary bookshelf walls you can live with legally: A guide for NYC renters

3) The best NYC neighborhoods for real estate investors in 2022

4) My neighbor's dripping AC is driving me crazy. What can I do?

5) What to know about buying in Queens Village, Queens, a commuter nabe with a suburban feel

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