How co-ops discriminate, rental market whiplash, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 9, 2022 - 10:30AM


The pandemic-era rental market is giving New York City renters whiplash (The Guardian)

An update to the rental voucher program makes finding housing more difficult for homeless New Yorkers (Gothamist)

A look at how a lack of transparency in the co-op approval process leads to discrimination (The Guardian)

An affordable housing lottery launches for 117 apartments in Brownsville (New York YIMBY)

This Brooklyn historic house owned by the MTA has a secret emergency subway exit (Gothamist)

The city moves forward with Queens Greenway, which will stretch from Flushing Meadows Corona Park to Bayside (



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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