5 industrial buildings in Gowanus get landmarked, 250,000 homes in flood zones lack insurance, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 30, 2019 - 11:00AM

Seven years after Hurricane Sandy, over 250,000 houses and apartments in flood zones lack flood insurance (The City)

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to landmark five industrial buildings in Gowanus (Brownstoner)

An affordable housing lottery for nine apartments, with rent starting at $2,000, launched at 348 Nostrand Ave. in Bed Stuy (Brownstoner)

There's a plan for the preservation and rehabilitation of 243 affordable apartments in the East Village (EV Grieve)

The former Upper East Side home of Lee Radziwill, socialite and sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, sold for $4.25 million (The Real Deal)

More than one-third of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives support a bill that would expand and strengthen the low-income housing tax credit (press release)


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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