This week, readers visited Brick Underground for the inside story of three Upper West Siders who live next door to the site of Shaare Zedek, a synagogue that was torn down and has turned into a nightmare of a construction project. The ongoing work has forced these New Yorkers to take extreme measures, including: putting couch cushions against the windows and drinking Ketel One to drown out the noise.
Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies.
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