NYC launches landlord-tenant mediation, a push for outdoor classes, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 22, 2020 - 10:30AM


Mayor Bill de Blasio launched the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Project to help New Yorkers try to avoid eviction as the state's moratorium nears an end (amNewYork)

Thousands of NYC teachers and parents are pushing for the city to create outdoor classrooms (Gothamist)

A new report from Porch finds that New York has the third-lowest millennial homeownership rate in the U.S. (press release)

Is your leasing agent human? Some landlords are using MeetElise, an AI-powered digital assistant to streamline the leasing process (The Real Deal)

The Brooklyn Historical Society has digitized 1,500 maps of the borough from the 18th to 21st century (Brownstoner)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 93 Central Harlem apartments for seniors (Harlem Bespoke)



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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