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Pushing back on rents, South Bronx housing lottery, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 11, 2022 - 2:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to find out if New Yorkers can finally push back on rents now that winter is approaching—traditionally a slow time for rentals. To find out, Brick spoke with brokers and leasing agents for their best advice on signing a new lease and negotiating rents in the coming months.

Also of interest: A South Bronx apartment lottery launches for 42 apartments. Rents start at $397 a month for a studio.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Can NYC apartment hunters finally push back on asking rents now that winter is coming?

2) An affordable housing lottery opens for 42 apartments in the South Bronx

3) How to find a rent-stabilized apartment in NYC

4) 5 houses for sale in Rhinebeck, NY, a historic town in the Hudson Valley

5) What to know about buying in Long Island City, Queens, a condo boomtown with luxury amenities and Manhattan views


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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