NY sees population drop, 11 Bronx subway stations to get elevators, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
December 31, 2019 - 10:00AM

New York had the largest population drop of any state in 2019, according to data from the U.S. census (press release)

The Department of Buildings has proposed stricter facade inspection rules, but it could take years for the new rules to be implemented (The Post) 

Eleven Bronx subway stations will get elevators, five more than originally planned (Welcome2TheBronx)

Some preservationists want the former Clinton Hill home of Walt Whitman to be landmarked, but the the city's LPC doesn't think the home warrants the honor (NY Times)

A mixed-use development, which will include 224 affordable apartments, is set to break ground in Far Rockaway (NY YIMBY)

From the 14th Street busway to the state's rent reforms, here's a round-up of 13 good things that happened in NYC this year (Curbed)



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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