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Crown Heights apartment lottery, moving to East Harlem, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 5, 2022 - 1:00PM


This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out a Crown Heights housing lottery in a building with a gym, rooftop terrace, and bike storage. There are 160 apartments available starting at $465 a month for a studio. You can apply online via NYC Housing Connect until the September 19th deadline. 

Also of interest: A Massachusetts native leaves a co-living situation with strangers in Central Harlem to live with friends in East Harlem. She's enjoying the amenities and pays just $750 a month.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

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

2) From Central to East Harlem: I was tired of co-living with strangers and wanted a livelier neighborhood

3) Want to buy an investment apartment to rent out? Here's what you need to know

4) How to move to NYC: A crash course for finding an apartment

5) Buy a co-op at a discount: All about HDFCs and how to get one




Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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