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Where true New York City living -- the places, buildings, and culture -- collide. It's the Brick Underground Podcast, from BrickUnderground.com. As New York City's most popular and trusted source of real estate advice, BrickUnderground speaks directly to New Yorkers seeking solutions to their real-estate and apartment-dwelling needs.
||CleanHow to "Hopefully" Win the NYC Affordable Housing Lottery||It's the third season of The Brick Underground Podcast. We discuss everything you need to know to enter and hopefully win New York's affordable housing lottery. Hosts Alanna Schubach and Nathan Tempey talk to Max Jaeger of the New York Post, who is...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApartment Pets||The Brick Underground Podcast tackles New York City apartment living with a pet that suffers from anxiety and aggression. Host Nathan Tempey shares his own cat story and talks to Mary Malloy, a certified dog trainer about how to improve life with your..||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuying the Apartment Next Door||In this episode of the Brick Underground Podcast, host Nathan Tempey tackles the topic of buying the apartment next door to combine it with your own. Brokers Peggy Dahan of Siderow Residential Group and Tiga McLoyd of Citi Habitats share their...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating the Buyer's Market||This month, host Nathan Tempey takes on the ongoing uncertainty in the New York City real estate market. Noah Rosenblatt, founder of the real estate analytics platform Urban Digs, and Donna Olshan, founder of Olshan Realty and author of the Olshan...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLandlord Tips on how to Rent in Peace||New York is a city of renters. In this episode, host Nathan Tempey explores the landlord-tenant relationship. He sits down with Yale Fox, who created the tech-driven site Rentlogic that systematically rates buildings to help renters make informed...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Renovation Episode||In this episode, host Nathan Tempey takes on a huge topic in New York City real estate: renovation. Whether you're thinking about renovating, have lived through a renovation, or have sworn you will never take on a fixer upper, there's something in...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlacklisted||New York City has a history of giving tenants many legal rights. But enforcing those rights can land renters on the dreaded tenant blacklist. In this episode, attorney James Fishman talks about the blacklist, which isn't a single list at all, and...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to 2018, New Yorkers!||The Brick Underground Podcast takes a look at what lies ahead for New York City real estate in 2018. Appraiser Jonathan Miller joins hosts Alanna Schubach and Nathan Tempey in the studio to talk about the impact of Republican tax plan, the impending...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPriced Out of Upgrading||How one mom decided to stay in her small Brooklyn walk-up||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving with a Disability in NYC: Commissioner Victor Calise||What’s it like to navigate New York City in a wheelchair? And what are the challenges for New Yorkers living with disabilities? The Brick Underground’s late podcast host, Jhoanna Robledo, asked these questions in an interview with Victor...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemembering Jhoanna Robledo||Creator of the Brick Underground Podcast||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPost-Grad||Every year in spring and early summer, thousands of new graduates arrive in the city--or, if they're at college here, decide to stay--to find new jobs and new apartments. We talk to a few new grads, and share tips and hard-fought wisdom about finding...||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour First Time: Advice for newbie NYC buyers||Fresh off our successful First-Time Buyers theme week on Brick Underground, our editors walk newcomers through the NYC real estate scene, including the pros and cons and dos and don'ts—plus the many trials and tribulations—of buying an apartment...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSanctuary City, NYC||Description: In December 2016, the New York City Council reaffirmed the city’s commitment to being a sanctuary city, a response to post-election angst over the incoming president’s stance against undocumented immigrants. But what does it mean to...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome 2 the Bronx||With his borough increasingly in the sights of developers in search of neighborhoods to build in and newcomers looking for a more affordable place to live, we sat down with blogger Ed García Conde to talk about the Bronx's gentrification woes,...||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to 2017, New Yorkers!||Donald Trump's election; the New York City sales and rental market seesaws; big changes bring on a big debate for HDFC apartments; and many more: Join Brick Underground editors for a look at what was, and what will (may?) be, in New York City real...||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTipping Season||It's the most wonderful—and, yes, financially stressful—time of the year: With the holidays come tipping season in New York City. Whether you live in a fifth-floor rental walkup, a prewar co-op, or a luxe new condo, you probably have a list of...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeed Roommating||Description: A roommate search means finding someone who's financially stable, agrees with your philosophy about personal space (household chores, especially), and with whom you share a certain chemistry. In short, it's a lot like dating. Enter Speed...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEscape NYC and move to ... Maine?||A marketing campaign launched this year is beckoning to many—including New Yorkers—to move to Maine. Is Maine—small towns and big cities like Portland included—a viable antidote to New Yorkers stressed out by city living? We find out.||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Landlord Chronicles, Part 3: Group Dynamics||Tenant rights advocates and lawyers have one big piece of advice for tenants facing landlord issues: Find others just like you. In this episode, we meet organizers of a tenants coalition who have banded together in downtown Manhattan.||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Landlord Chronicles, Part 2: Meet the Renter's Rights Attorney||Samuel J. Himmelstein has been a New York City tenants rights lawyer for decades. Here, he shares his stories about fighting unethical landlords at their game, and what renters can do to protect their rights.||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Landlord Chronicles: Part 1||Landlords get a bad rap in New York City. Yet for many, it's a business fraught with agita (secret Airbnb-ers! neglectful tenants!). But there are plenty of upsides, too, including residents who become friends and, yes, steady cash flow.||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNest: A live performance about finding affordable housing in NYC by Laura Pruden||A fluctuating income in a creative (read: not often lucrative) field in a super-expensive city does not a happy housing situation make. Actress Laura Pruden performs a monologue at the Bug House Spin Festival about her near-impossible quest to buy a...||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings I Learned From A Fire||In the summer of 2015, Diana Ventura, a real estate broker and a writer, lost her NYC apartment in a fire, forcing her to sift through the literal and metaphorical ashes and start over. But this isn't the worst situation she has had to face in recent...||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere Everybody Knows Your Name—And Your Business||Brick Underground contributing editor Lucy Cohen Blatter grew up in a friendly building. Perhaps too friendly. What's it like to live in a place where your neighbors are more like family, in all its wonderful, overfamiliar, and boundaries-busting...||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy First Apartment||For our first episode of the Brick Undergound Podcast, we thought it only right to talk to New Yorkers about the agony and the ecstasy of finding, or living in, their first NYC apartment.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Engaging stories, fun topic
Really enjoyed listening to these stories, even though I don't live anywhere near nyc! ;) Engaging and entertaining.
A fun listen
I found these stories of first NYC apartments to be charming (and sometimes cringe-worthy); I was transported back in time thinking about my first rental.
STORIES OF NY LIVING
I loved listening to stories of NYC living. Well done!