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NYC's new housing commissioner, apartment fire survivors suffer, & more

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By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 16, 2022 - 10:30AM

Adolfo Carrión Jr. starts as New York City's new housing commissioner after working for the Stagg Group, a problematic Bronx developer dubbed the "worst evictor" (City Limits)

How comedian Alex Edelman grew to love living in his family's two-bedroom condo on the Upper East Side (The New York Times)

Considering buying a fixer-upper in New York City? Price trends suggest this type of investment may finally be worth the hassle (Forbes)

A look at how New Yorkers who survive apartment fires often go on to suffer homelessness and other tragedies later (Buzzfeed News)

Home builders across the U.S. struggle to find items like garage doors as a result of the ongoing supply chain crisis (The New York Times)

An affordable housing lottery opens for 21 apartments in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx (New York YIMBY) 

 

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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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