This week readers visited Brick Underground for an update on New York City's rental market. Manhattan's median rent jumped 18 percent last month compared to last year—and the high end of the market is seeing much more activity than the lower end as returning New Yorkers seek larger and therefore pricier apartments to work from home.
Also of interest: An architect lost the Covid discount on his Upper East Side rental when it was time to renew his lease—that was the incentive he needed to become an owner: He bought a condo on the Upper West Side. Read his take on how the two neighborhoods compare.
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