The price of living near the subway, free housing help in Queens, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 4, 2019 - 11:00AM

Looking to buy an apartment near a subway station? A new PropertyShark report tells you how much more you can expect to pay (press release) 

The NYPD will now be monitoring homeless New Yorkers with over 100 live-feed cameras in a dozen subway stations (The City) 

A new building at 22 Chapel St. will bring 45 affordable apartments to Downtown Brooklyn by 2021 (6sqft)

In a rush to get to the airport? Uber has launched $200 helicopter rides to get you from Manhattan to JFK in eight minutes (Daily News)

A glowing sculpture floating in the East River shows real-time water quality (Gothamist)

Need housing help? The Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation offers free housing counseling every Thursday (









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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