No-fee rental listings jump, Open Streets program returns, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
March 31, 2021 - 10:30AM

More New York City renters can catch a break these days: 81 percent of rental listings on StreetEasy have no broker fee, an increase from 72 percent in 2020 (press release)

The city plans to open a Covid-19 vaccination site in Chelsea for NYCHA residents and seniors (amNewYork)

Having trouble finding stuff in your closet? Here's how to organize it according to experts (The New York Times)

An affordable apartment lottery for 44 senior apartments opened in Williamsburg (Brownstoner) 

Here's how the city's Open Streets program will work this year (Curbed) 

What it's like to live in the North Fork hamlet of Orient, New York (The New York Times) 



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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