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.
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.
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