Alarmed by traffic deaths in Southern Brooklyn, Yorkville's renaissance, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 18, 2019 - 11:00AM

Three years after the Second Avenue subway extension opened, Yorkville residents say the neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance (NY Times)

A new City Council bill aims to block landlords from collecting tenant's data through facial recognition systems (Curbed) 

A design has been approved for the statue of muckraker journalist Nellie Bly in Roosevelt Island's Lighthouse Park (The Villager)

The MTA is using Brooklyn's Jay Street-Metro Tech subway station to study accessibility issues (Curbed)

A plea to put an end to traffic-related deaths in Southern Brooklyn (Bklyner)

Bayside's annual Halloween Family Fun Day returns to Bell Boulevard on Sunday (



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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