Bringing back live events, mortgage applications increase, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 13, 2021 - 10:30AM

In his State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the return of live events will be dependent on large-scale, rapid testing and New York is exploring where to set up sites (Gothamist)

A seven-year-old Brooklyn boy who lives in an apartment falsely certified lead free by NYCHA has lead poisoning—and he's not the only one (The City) 

Mortgage applications across the U.S. increased by 8 percent during the first week of 2021, after a decline before the holidays (The Real Deal) 

Advocates say the city's pilot program to stop tenant harassment should be improved and made permanent (City Limits) 

What it's like to live in Larchmont, New York, which has seen an influx of buyers during Covid (The New York Times)

An affordable apartment lottery opened for 16 apartments across four buildings in Washington Heights (New York YIMBY)





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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