A call to 'seize' oligarchs' condos, unmasking LLCs, & more

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

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine says high-end New York City condos that belong to Russian oligarchs should be seized by the U.S. (WNYC) 

New state legislation would require LLCs to identify the international super-rich who park their funds in NYC real estate (AMNY) 

There's a flood of eviction filings just six weeks after the end of the moratorium (The Real Deal)

DHCR denies Emerald Equity Group’s application to deregulate hundreds of apartments in the Highbridge section of the Bronx (press release)

Whisper listings violate the National Association of Realtors' code of ethics (Business Insider via Wall Street Journal) 

It doesn't matter if you're Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X, or a Baby Boomer: All generations are priced out of the Manhattan real estate market, according to a Point2 report (press release)


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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