New anti-harassment protections for tenants, an affordable housing lottery in Bed-Stuy, & more

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

Newark officials are suing the de Blasio administration over a program that sends the city's homeless to live elsewhere. Over 1,000 families have been placed in Newark ( 

Governor Cuomo signed a bill making it easier to incarcerate landlords who harass rent-regulated tenants (The Real Deal)

An affordable housing lottery in Bed-Stuy is now accepting applications for 55 units (Brownstoner)

The widow of American Express CEO Ed Gilligan has sold their four-story Upper East Side townhouse for $21 million (The Real Deal)

Designers of a monument honoring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton want benches in front of the statue removed (NY YIMBY)

The Empire State Building has officially completed its $165 million revamp with the debut of an 80th-floor observatory (Curbed)




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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