NYCHA counts its pest population, Carmelo Anthony's condo hits the market, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 19, 2020 - 11:00AM

While the city's sales market was sluggish last month, prices of Manhattan's most affordable apartments rose 8.9 percent from last year, according to StreetEasy's January market report (press release)

Triple threat: The real estate industry is nervous about potential changes to how broker fees are paid, commercial rent control, and a retail vacancy tax (Commercial Observer)

NYCHA started a city-wide campaign to tally its buildings' pest population, including rats, mice, and roaches (The City)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 10 apartments in Ocean Hill, with rent starting at $783 for a one bedroom (Brownstoner)

NBA player Carmelo Anthony listed his full-floor Chelsea condo for $12.85 million (Curbed)

A Manhattan man built a tiny house in Queens and is open to teaching NYers how to do the same if Mayor de Blasio's proposal to ease restrictions on backyard and basement dwellings passes (The City)







Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

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. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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