Joining forces to block evictions, a phony Bronx landlord, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 7, 2021 - 10:30AM


New York State Senator Brad Hoylman suggests renters band together to form unions to help block evictions when a moratorium ends in May (The Real Deal)

Over a 10-year period from 2009-2019, properties in Brooklyn saw the highest price appreciation in the city, rising 39 percent, according to a new report from PropertyShark (press release)

Want lots of sunlight? Localize has a new, three-dimensional simulation that shows how much natural light a building gets (press release) 

A phony landlord allegedly stole over $1 million from housing assistance programs by lying about owning several Bronx apartment buildings (New York Post) 

The two Midtown doormen who didn't appear to help an Asian woman during a violent attack last week were fired (The New York Times) 

An affordable apartment lottery opened in Bushwick for three, one-bedroom apartments (Brownstoner) 


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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