New outdoor mask rules, finishing Manhattan's greenway, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 28, 2021 - 10:30AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo eased outdoor mask restrictions for fully-vaccinated adults in accordance with new CDC guidelines (amNewYork)

The New York State Senate is set to suspend Covid rules like having to order food with alcoholic drinks at bars and restaurants (NBC New York)

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will spend $723 million to finish the continuous greenway around Manhattan by 2029 (Patch)

How one New Yorker won a housing lottery apartment and got out of her current lease to move there (The New York Times) 

An affordable apartment lottery launched for 41 apartments in the Bronx (New York YIMBY)

Here's what it's like to live in Warren, New Jersey, where you can get "more bang for your buck" (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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