Overnight L train service cut, IKEA is coming to Rego Park, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 25, 2019 - 12:00PM

A landlord in Queens has been ordered to pay his tenant $17,000 for threatening to call ICE on her, violating the City Human Rights Law (

Williamsburg residents, be warned: There will be no overnight L train service between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction through October 6th (Greenpointers)

IKEA is set to open a new store in Rego Park (Patch)

After more than two decades of planning and a $40 million price tag, Long Island City's Hunters Point Library is finally open (Curbed)

Some of New York's film studios, like Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, are expanding their lots to bring more filming back to the city (Commercial Observer)

Feeling royal? You can buy Darlington Mansion, a landmarked "castle" in Mahwah, NJ, only a 45-minute commute to the city. It's discounted to a cool $39 million (6sqft)

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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