The Brick Underground Podcast

Where true New York City living -- the places, buildings, and culture -- collide. It's the Brick Underground Podcast, from 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.
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Nov 1, 2017

It's the third season of The Brick Underground Podcast. In our first episode, 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 living proof that it is possible to land an affordable apartment here in New York City.  

Sep 12, 2017
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 Calise, New York’s Commissioner in the Mayor’s office for People with Disabilities.  It was her final episode, now posthumously released.
Aug 15, 2017
The Brick Underground podcast was created by our host, Editor-in-Chief, Jhoanna Robledo.  Jhoanna, who was full of life, died in July after a battle with a rare and aggressive cancer. She was 46 and is survived by her husband and 3 children.
Jhoanna was a remarkable and multi-talented person. She was an extraordinary writer, reporter and photographer with an expertise in New York City real estate.
But she was also a gifted audio storyteller. She started out in radio and was passionate about the podcast.  Jhoanna ensured that the show tackle important issues, including immigrant rights, along with how-to-guides about living well and surviving New York City real estate. 
When Jhoanna received her diagnosis, she was working on a podcast about how people with disabilities navigate New York City. Her final episode will post in September.
May 30, 2017
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 a post-collegiate home with those trading P-sets and dorm food for paychecks and the post-grad hustle. 
May 1, 2017

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 in these five boroughs. 


Mar 31, 2017


Feb 15, 2017

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, its deep and fascinating history, its hidden gems, what it's like to be a neighborhood blogger, and more.

Jan 23, 2017
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 estate in the year ahead.