NYC launches tenant protection website, mansion tax stalls super luxury apartment sales, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 21, 2019 - 11:00AM

Brooklyn Public Library announced a temporary outpost in Dumbo until the Adams Street Library, the first new branch to open in 30 years, opens in fall of 2020 (press release) 

NYC launched an ad campaign and website to tell tenants about their rights under the new rent laws (Pix11)

No apartments in Manhattan priced above $35 million have sold since the mansion tax went into effect on July 1 (Mansion Global)

The first two luxury towers in the South Bronx have reached their full height at 25 floors each (Welcome2TheBronx)

Netflix is set to re-open the Paris Theater, at least temporarily, for the launch of the movie "Marriage Story" (Deadline) 

A judge gave the DOT the green light to an unpopular plan to eliminate lanes on the Bronx's dangerous Morris Park Avenue (Streetsblog)


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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