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The new timeline for buying and selling, social distancing from a penthouse, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 30, 2020 - 2:30PM


This week readers visited Brick Underground to learn when is the best time of year to buy or sell an apartment in New York City. The city's buying and selling seasons were thrown off schedule by the Covid-19 pandemic, so Brick looks at what you can expect in the coming months.

Also of interest: Penthouses in New York City are always desirable, but now there's another more reason to covet them: You typically get your own private outdoor space and an elevator that opens directly into your apartment, both ideal in the Covid era.

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

1) When is the best time of year to buy or sell a NYC apartment?

2) The pros and cons of buying a penthouse apartment

3) What is the tenant blacklist and how serious is being on it?

4) Buying a NYC brownstone? Here are 10 things to consider

5) When the couch doesn’t fit, the previous tenant sold drugs, and other NYC moving day shocks


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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