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Astoria housing lottery, moving from Brooklyn to the UWS, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 23, 2022 - 3:30PM


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: 

1) A housing lottery opens for 145 apartments near the Astoria waterfront

2) From Brooklyn Heights to the UWS: After years of renting, we realized we could buy and be near Central Park

3) 5 houses for sale in Kingston, NY, where you can enjoy the Catskills and art shows

4) My review of Kyte, the rental car that gets dropped off and picked up from your NYC building

5) What is a dealbreaker when looking for a NYC rental?


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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