Affordable Bronx co-ops, outdoor package bins to thwart thieves, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 21, 2021 - 10:30AM

Sales launched at Origin North, a group of nine, renovated co-op buildings in the Bronx and Inwood that do not require board approval. Prices for a studio start at $115,000 (press release)

The median rent dropped for one bedrooms near 88 percent of the city's subway stations, according to a new RentHop study (press release) 

Tenants in Brooklyn and Manhattan are suing their landlord for abusing rent-stabilization laws (The Real Deal)

An Upper West Side landlord is suing the NYPD to fumigate an apartment where a man's body was decomposing for two weeks (New York Post) 

Do porch pirates steal your deliveries? Outdoor package bins might help (The New York Times) 

An affordable apartment lottery launched for five apartments in Bed-Stuy. Rent starts at $2,050 (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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