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Best NYC nabes to live in during Covid, how to break your lease, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 2, 2020 - 4:00PM

This week, readers visited Brick Underground for a round up of the best New York City neighborhoods to live in during the Covid-19 pandemic. During a time when many New Yorkers were fleeing the city, some of those who stayed behind found a new appreciation for the nature or sense of community where they live.

Also of interest: Tips on how to break your New York City apartment lease. You can't just walk away, but you do have options. You can try to find a replacement tenant, sublet your space, or negotiate with your landlord if you need to move out early.

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

1) Best NYC neighborhoods to live in during the coronavirus pandemic

2) 6 ways to break your NYC apartment lease

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

4) How to check your NYC apartment building's ratings—or rate your own place

5) Buying for the first time in NYC? Be sure to prep your finances first


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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