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Worried about apartment spy cams, dealing with an abusive neighbor, & more
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Worried about apartment spy cams, dealing with an abusive neighbor, & more

This week, readers honed in on stories about protecting themselves in uncomfortable NYC living situations, with a pair of stories on how to detect...

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Dear Ms. Demeanor: I haven't seen my elderly neighbor in a while, should I do anything?
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Dear Ms. Demeanor: I haven't seen my elderly neighbor in a while, should I do anything?

If you haven't seen your elderly neighbor in a while, but notice others going in and out of his apartment, ask the building staff, doorman, or...

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An UWS two bedroom that you can make into three, for $1,530,000, no board approval required
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An UWS two bedroom that you can make into three, for $1,530,000, no board approval required

Welcome to Brick Underground's sponsor apartment pick of the week, where we feature a co-op for sale by the owner of the building. You do not need...

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You can smell but you can't touch: Living above a kosher bakery in Williamsburg
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You can smell but you can't touch: Living above a kosher bakery in Williamsburg

The idea of living above a challah factory might sound dreamy. But as publicist Kathryne Hunter found out when she moved to a second-floor loft...

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How much does it cost to rent an apartment in NYC? A complete list of fees
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How much does it cost to rent an apartment in NYC? A complete list of fees

What is co-broking, and why does it matter? Is 'whitestone' the new trend in Brownstone Brooklyn? IKEA's new smart home products will help you...

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Thinking of buying a pied-à-terre in NYC? Here's what you need to know
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Thinking of buying a pied-à-terre in NYC? Here's what you need to know

What is co-broking, and why does it matter? Is 'whitestone' the new trend in Brownstone Brooklyn? IKEA's new smart home products will help you...

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10 apartment staging mistakes that can cost you a sale
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10 apartment staging mistakes that can cost you a sale

What is co-broking, and why does it matter? Is 'whitestone' the new trend in Brownstone Brooklyn? IKEA's new smart home products will help you...

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How I won a two bedroom in the Bronx for $655 a month in NYC's affordable housing lottery
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How I won a two bedroom in the Bronx for $655 a month in NYC's affordable housing lottery

Bronx-born Katherine is a 20-something single mother who works for a tech company while she finishes school. When she was 18, her mom showed her...

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London Terrace tenants win big, Trump's childhood home back on market, & more
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London Terrace tenants win big, Trump's childhood home back on market, & more

Hundreds of tenants at London Terrace Gardens, a residential complex in Chelsea, are entitled to rent reductions thanks to a court battle based on...

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A new condo building is going up next door to mine. How do we protect our property from damage?
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A new condo building is going up next door to mine. How do we protect our property from damage?

“There are strict rules in the building code to protect adjacent property owners. What is required, in addition to giving you notice, is for the...

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A two bedroom in Sunnyside with a washer/dryer and central air, for $3,000
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A two bedroom in Sunnyside with a washer/dryer and central air, for $3,000

This two-bedroom, one-bath apartment, 48-36 41st St., #2A, in Sunnyside, Queens, has a lot of amenities that are not always found in a rental but...

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How to ask someone to be your guarantor
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How to ask someone to be your guarantor

What is co-broking, and why does it matter? Is 'whitestone' the new trend in Brownstone Brooklyn? IKEA's new smart home products will help you...

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What makes a true loft, and where to find one
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What makes a true loft, and where to find one

What does it mean when a house is described as a "mother/daughter"? What happens to NYC residential real estate if there's a recession? What...

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What does it mean when a house is described as a
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What does it mean when a house is described as a "mother/daughter"?

If you're in the market for a townhouse, you may have come across the term "mother/daughter" to describe some listings that have two living spaces...

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A one-bedroom loft in Williamsburg with an office and private garden, for $6,250
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A one-bedroom loft in Williamsburg with an office and private garden, for $6,250

Williamsburg lofts are coveted in New York City-who wouldn't want a large, open floor plan with edgy industrial details in a buzzy neighborhood?...

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Battery City Park residents fight for affordability, Bushwick apartment boom, & more
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Battery City Park residents fight for affordability, Bushwick apartment boom, & more

Despite the new sweeping rent laws that capped application fees at $20, one NYC resident was charged $500 during her application process (The New...

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How do you make an illegally installed gas line in your NYC co-op legal and safe?
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How do you make an illegally installed gas line in your NYC co-op legal and safe?

What if you bought a New York City co-op with a hook-up for a washer-dryer and found out the gas line was illegally installed? That's the...

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How to get the look of an opulent Nomad penthouse staged by ddc
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How to get the look of an opulent Nomad penthouse staged by ddc

When perusing New York City real estate listings, you'll see a lot of beautiful and high-priced apartments, decorated (naturally) with beautiful...

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A Nomad duplex penthouse that belongs to Jennifer Lopez, for $24,990,000
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A Nomad duplex penthouse that belongs to Jennifer Lopez, for $24,990,000

Welcome to Brick Underground's luxury pick of the week, a feature spotlighting a condo, co-op, or townhouse for sale with an asking price of at...

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What happens to NYC residential real estate if there's a recession?
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What happens to NYC residential real estate if there's a recession?

In spite of a fairly strong economy in the U. S., the chatter about a possible recession has become louder in the past few months. It's notoriously...

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What you should know before you invest in a NYC apartment, how to protect your lot-line windows, & more
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What you should know before you invest in a NYC apartment, how to protect your lot-line windows, & more

This week, readers were interested in learning about how owning an apartment-or a multi-family building-has been impacted under New York's new rent...

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Dear Ms. Demeanor: Management says I need to provide two keys to my co-op apartment. Is this required?
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Dear Ms. Demeanor: Management says I need to provide two keys to my co-op apartment. Is this required?

If there is a fire or flood in the building, it is imperative that someone has access to your apartment, Ms. Demeanor explains. New York State...

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5 houses in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city that embraces art and breweries
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5 houses in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city that embraces art and breweries

Grand Rapids is a gem of a town. Located on the Grand River in West Michigan, there's much to see and do here-you can check out museums, a...

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What is a no-fee apartment?
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What is a no-fee apartment?

For most New York City renters, having to pay a broker fee-an extra cost on top of an already exorbitant rent-really stings. So if you're looking...

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Should you renovate or sell in a down market? Here are the questions to ask
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Should you renovate or sell in a down market? Here are the questions to ask

Just as many would-be buyers are deciding to ride out their market jitters by continuing to rent, potential sellers are faced with a similar fish...

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Ask Sam: Can a landlord ask for the last two months’ rent upfront?
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Ask Sam: Can a landlord ask for the last two months’ rent upfront?

Under the new rent laws recently passed by the New York State legislature, landlords can no longer require renters to pay the last month’s rent up...

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NYCHA admits it can’t address lead paint problems, landlords shy away from buying buildings, & more
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NYCHA admits it can’t address lead paint problems, landlords shy away from buying buildings, & more

The New York City Housing Authority admits it does not have the ability to properly inspect apartments for lead paint or rid them of the toxic...

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Would you rent this three bedroom in Ridgewood with a two-year lease, for $2,699?
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Would you rent this three bedroom in Ridgewood with a two-year lease, for $2,699?

If you like this apartment in Ridgewood, you're really going to have to commit to it, if you want a deal. The landlord is offering a two-year lease...

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What's a 'classic six' apartment, and why are they so desirable?
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What's a 'classic six' apartment, and why are they so desirable?

Keep hearing the term "classic six," but don't know what it means? It's simple, really. A classic six is a six-room apartment in a prewar building...

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A Williamsburg duplex loft with double-height ceilings, for $4,680,000
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A Williamsburg duplex loft with double-height ceilings, for $4,680,000

Welcome to Brick Underground's luxury pick of the week, a feature spotlighting a condo, co-op, or townhouse for sale with an asking price of at...

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