City Council proposes new renter protections, quarantining in a studio, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 22, 2020 - 10:30AM


New legislation proposed by the City Council could pause evictions and debt collection through April 2021 for New York City renters impacted by Covid-19 (The Real Deal)

Feeling cramped? Here's what it's like quaranting in a NYC studio apartment (The New York Times) 

NYCHA is launching a Coronavirus pilot-program to bring on-site testing facilities to seven of its developments (Patch)  

The city has canceled all public events through June, including Pride and the Puerto Rican Day Parade (Politico) 

A Covid-19 lesson learned: Build more balconies and make them larger and more functional (City Lab) 

The City Council has proposed legislation that would require DHS to move single adults from shelters into hotel rooms (The Real Deal) 


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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