NYCHA's spending habits go public, stockpiling supplies in a tiny NYC apartment, & more

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

A New Yorker reflects on the absurdity of stockpiling food and supplies a tiny New York City apartment—and other irrational behavior brought on by fears of Covid-19 (The New York Times) 

The city will give some small businesses, hurt by the Coronavirus slowdown, interest-free loans and cash grants (The Real Deal)

A transgender tenant who faced discrimination and was harassed by her broker will get $50,000 under an order by the city's Human Rights Commission (Gothamist)

Details of NYCHA's spending habits are available to the public for the first time on Comptroller Scott Stringer's website (The City) 

Here's the list of cheapest states for retirees (New York is #38), according to a new report from Zippia (press release)

An affordable housing lottery has opened for two apartments in Bed Stuy, with rent starting at $2,000 for a one bedroom (Brownstoner) 








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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