Most Popular Posts

Astoria housing lottery, selling in a dicey market, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 16, 2022 - 3:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to get the details on an affordable housing lottery that launched in Astoria. There are 126 apartments available with rents starting at $2,350 a month for a studio. You can apply online via NYC Housing Connect through November 14th.

Also of interest: Brick checks in with brokers to find out how sellers are getting deals done in a market that seemingly favors neither buyers or sellers. Some sellers are getting creative and offering a closing credit or paying mortgage points.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Squatters made our life hell so we're fixing our building and kicking our landlord out

2) An affordable housing lottery launches for 126 apartments on the Astoria waterfront

3) How are sellers getting deals done in a market that favors no one?

4) 5 Manhattan one-bedroom co-ops with low monthly maintenance fees

5) An affordable housing lottery launches for 43 apartments in the Bronx


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.

Brick Underground articles occasionally include the expertise of, or information about, advertising partners when relevant to the story. We will never promote an advertiser's product without making the relationship clear to our readers.