Shopping local boosts boroughs, surfing online listings, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 14, 2021 - 10:30AM

Local foot traffic is helping commercial districts outside Midtown bounce back from the pandemic (The New York Times)

SummerStage will resume in-person concerts this summer with Covid restrictions after being canceled last year (amNewYork)

An affordable apartment lottery opened in Gowanus for six apartments. Rent starts at $2,150 for a studio (New York YIMBY)

A new survey found that 55 percent of real estate obsessives spend at least one to four hours a day looking at listings on Zillow (press release) 

A group of NY Democratic lawmakers say they will not support tax increases for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan unless the SALT cap is rolled back (Reuters)

Here's what it's like living in West Hartford, Connecticut, a busy suburb next to the state capital (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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