Proposed homeless shelter stirs rage, new bill limits use of facial recognition, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 9, 2019 - 11:00AM

Queens residents are outraged over a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale during a community board meeting (Gothamist)

A new City Council bill would require landlords to provide tenants with keys rather than using facial recognition technology (Curbed)

Luxury development Asbury Ocean Club in Asbury Park, NJ, sold its first penthouse for the very New York City price of $5 million (press release)

Bangladeshi renters in Queens have formed the city's first-ever Bangladeshi tenants union (The City)

report from Zumper shows that the "American Dream" is evolving away from home ownership as Americans now rent longer (press release) 

The Parks Department is set to cut down 83 trees in Fort Greene Park to make way for a paved plaza and park redesign (The Brooklyn Paper)





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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