Neighborhoods to watch in 2020, hundreds of buildings have facade violations, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 2, 2020 - 11:00AM

The number of apartments available for sale in December was up 10 percent over a year ago, according to Halstead's inventory report (press release)

Long Island City and East New York made the list of up-and-coming neighborhoods for 2020 thanks to a boom in new development (NY Post)

The MTA has released a draft plan for the first major rework of the Queens bus network in a century (

Following the death of a woman from falling debris, NYC's DOB has determined that 220 other buildings have serious violations (NY Times)

An affordable and supportive housing development is coming to at 913 East Tremont Ave. in the West Farms neighborhood in the Bronx (Commercial Observer)

An improved bus terminal at the Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway station has reopened after a seven-month closure (Brooklyn Paper)






Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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