This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out the details of an affordable housing lottery at a new rental building near the Astoria waterfront. There are 145 apartments available with rents starting at $665 a month for a studio for qualified applicants. You can apply via NYC Housing Connect through the November 21st. deadline.
Also of interest: The story of long-time Brooklyn renters who became Manhattan owners.
Here are this week's top five posts: