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NYC neighborhoods to invest in, pros and cons of top-floor apartments, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 3, 2021 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out our guide to which New York City neighborhoods to invest in this year—and the ones to avoid. We republished it last week as part of Best of Brick, our look at our most popular posts that are regularly updated with new information.

Also of interest: The pros and cons of living in a top-floor apartment. These apartments are usually quieter, but the trade offs are long elevator rides and the potential for roof leaks.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Best NYC neighborhoods to invest in—and which ones to skip—in 2021

2) What are the pros and cons of living in a top-floor apartment in NYC?

3) Brick Underground’s Gross Rent Calculator: How to figure out the rent you’ll actually owe each month

4) IKEA vs. Home Depot: Which should you choose for a NYC kitchen renovation?

5) 5 NYC houses for rent if you want suburban-style living in the city


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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