Flushing landlord penalized, bonding with the neighbors, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 25, 2021 - 10:30AM

A Flushing landlord has to take anti-discrimination training and donate $50,000 after changing the locks on the building to force rent-stabilized tenants out (amNewYork)

A look at a rather plain Upper East Side brick building completed in 1929 with a showstopping Art Deco entrance (Ephemeral New York)

Here are the stories of five New Yorkers who owe thousands in back rent as a result of losing their jobs during the pandemic (Curbed)

Some New Yorkers are spending more time with their neighbors since they can't see their friends or family (The New York Times)

An affordable housing lottery opened for three apartments in Bushwick. Rent starts at $1,950 for a one bedroom (New York YIMBY)

Ideas for making a small NYC apartment work for young, rambunctious children (The New York Times)


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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