Moving to NYC for lower rents, ditching the subway, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
March 3, 2021 - 10:30AM

Renters are moving to NYC to take advantage of the city's steep drop in rents (Bloomberg Wealth)

Some New Yorkers who ditched the subway at the beginning of the pandemic in favor of walking or biking still haven't returned to the transit system (The City)

North Brooklyn residents and community boards are fighting back against a proposed mural in East River State Park (Curbed)

The controversial Upper West Side tower at 200 Amsterdam Ave. won't have to chop off its top 20 floors (The New York Post)

Need a little nature in your life? Here's how to pick the right houseplants for your apartment (The New York Times) 

An affordable apartment lottery opened for 174 apartments in Jamaica. Rent starts at $667 for a studio (New York YIMBY)


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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