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Connecticut towns with quick NYC commutes, how to protect your condo from a bad breakup, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 4, 2019 - 2:00PM

This week, readers checked out our story on the best Connecticut towns for New Yorkers longing for more space and a quick commute. Also of interest: Why a written agreement is a must if you are charging your boyfriend or girlfriend rent to live in an apartment that you own.

Also popular was a look at how Manhattan sales have plunged recently—and why that's good news for buyers.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories.

1) 5 Connecticut towns with the best commute to NYC: Greenwich, Darien, and more (sponsored)

2) Ask Sam: What happens when a rental building leaves the Mitchell-Lama program? (sponsored)

3) Can my boyfriend claim ownership of my condo if we break up?

4) Manhattan co-op and condo sales dropped sharply in the third quarter, dragging prices with them

5) Here’s how much it costs to renovate a historic Brooklyn Heights loft (sponsored)


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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