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NYC beats free housing in CT, studio rents still low, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 20, 2021 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to read about a couple who moved from rural Connecticut to New York City. They gave up their free housing at the boarding school where they taught in exchange for big city amenities. Now they're living in a Yorkville two bedroom within walking distance of museums, parks, and shopping.

Also of interest: Manhattan's rental market is seeing a lot of activity, however rents have not rebounded completely to prepandemic levels. Studios in particular saw a larger annual decline in median rent last month compared to other apartment sizes, according to the Elliman Report.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Why we moved to NYC from rural CT: We were 'tired of big box stores and flavorless food'

2) The NYC rental market is frenzied, but studios remain a deal, if you can find one

3) Delta impacts NYC real estate, stirs hopes for 'Delta discount'

4) The 21 best questions to ask potential roommates to get the perfect match

5) What's a 'classic six' apartment, and why are they so desirable?

Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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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