Owners struggle with NYC property taxes, notorious landlord banned, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 2, 2022 - 10:30AM

New York City's high property taxes are making it increasingly difficult for homeowners to afford living here (Bloomberg CityLab) 

Raphael Toledano, a notorious East Village landlord, is banned from the city's real estate industry for five years (The Real Deal)

Manhattan's Waterline Square appears to be the city's first residential building to have a skate park (press release)

An affordable housing lottery launches for 13 apartments in the Bronx (New York YIMBY)

What it's like living in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, where you'll find 19th-century row houses (The New York Times)

An Australian TikToker's apartment application gets rejected after he asks the landlord to provide references (Inman)







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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