Landlords of small buildings want out, the rapid growth of co-living, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 15, 2020 - 11:00AM

In the wake of the new rent laws, many small and mid-sized landlords—including families with rent-stabilized or rent-controlled units—are selling their buildings or preparing to sell (The Commercial Observer)

Are you a newlywed with a desire to leave NYC? Pittsburgh may be your best bet, according to a recent Destify study (press release)

A Corona man has been charged with manslaughter after he pushed his landlord to his death during a dispute over back rent (Gothamist)

There are an estimated 25,000 co-living rooms in NYC, a fraction of what is in the pipeline for this communal style of renting (The New York Times)

NYCHA's CEO Gregory Russ said that the agency needs an estimated $40 billion for building repairs (The Real Deal)

Sixty cars and a popular movie theater were damaged by a burst water main in the Upper West Side on Monday (NY Times)










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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