Had enough sun, mosquitoes, and grilled meats? Or need something to listen to on a long walk around the city, or your drive back? We've got you covered: In case you haven't heard them already, there's no time like the present catch up on the Brick Underground podcast, covering life, liberty, and the pursuit of NYC real estate. Some episodes to get you started:
- My First Apartment. In which New Yorkers reminisce about our dingy, beloved, first city apartments—that you could never pay us to live in ever again.
- Where Everybody Knows Your Name—and Your Business. The city gets a bad rep as being cold and impersonal, but what if you live in a building where the neighbors are very, very close?
- Things I Learned From a Fire. One Upper West Sider shares insights she picked up from a disastrous apartment fire, from the ultra-practical (how to get your insurance to reimburse you, for one) to the profound.
- One Woman's Roller Coaster Search for Affordable Housing. The extreme lengths one comedian went to try to lock down a coveted HDFC co-op.
- The Highs and Lows of Brownstone Landlording. Being a small landlord means a lot more than just kicking back and collecting rent checks. Especially if your tenant turns out to be crazy.
- Meet the Renter's Rights Lawyer. Veteran attorney Sam Himmelstein has seen it all, and then some (and has had his life threatened for chasing bad landlords). And he has crucial tips for embattled NYC renters.
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