Debating rent increases for stabilized apartments, NYC buildings inundated with deliveries, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 6, 2020 - 10:30AM


The de Blasio administration may convert some senior centers into Covid-19 and antibody testing locations (The City) 

Landlords are calling for a rent increase on stabilized apartments with two-year leases (The Real Deal)

Porters and doormen are working hard to deal with an influx of packages as New Yorkers shelter in place (The New York Times) 

Here's an interactive map of NYC neighborhoods that are relying most on subway service right now (Gothamist)

Fifteen NYC children have been hospitalized with a mysterious illness that's potentially tied to the coronavirus (The New York Times)

The city is set to distribute 7.5 million face masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus (Patch)


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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