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Demand plunges for NYC rentals, stop harassment from your neighbor, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 18, 2020 - 3:00PM

This week, readers visited Brick Underground for a monthly snapshot of New York City's rental market. According to The Elliman Report, rental listings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens reached a 14-year high in August, and the number of new leases with concessions, like free months or no broker fee, is the highest in a decade—but demand for rentals is way off: New signed leases dropped almost 24 percent.

Also of interest: Do you have a difficult neighbor? If their behavior constitutes harassment, it can be an extremely uncomfortable situation. Brick has some suggestions to help you solve the problem.

 Here, in full, are this week's most popular posts,

1) Manhattan vacancy rate hits grim 5 percent benchmark

2) Is your neighbor harassing you? 4 steps to handle the problem

3) For buyers of brand new or pre-construction condos, 20 crucial questions

4) Here are the NYC apartments for sale with the deepest price chops in August

5) Our live/work Sunnyside community is the reason we are staying in NYC


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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