LIRR discounts tickets for Queens commuters, Anne Hathaway's penthouse hits market, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 26, 2020 - 11:00AM

New York state homeowners pay the ninth-highest real estate property taxes in the U.S., according to a new WalletHub report (press release)

Developers and civil rights activists want to reform the city's property tax system that allows million dollar homes in wealthier neighborhoods to be taxed less than lower-valued properties elsewhere (The New York Times) 

Evictions dropped by almost 20 percent in neighborhoods where the city provided free legal services to low-income residents (The City) 

What could happen if New York shifts broker fees from tenants to landlords? These European cities have done it (The New York Times)

Queens residents commuting on the LIRR will get discounts on monthly passes starting May 1st (Forest Hills Post)

Anne Hathaway is selling her Upper West Side penthouse for $3.5 million (Business Insider)




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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