Loud rooftop parties, co-op buyer rejections, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 19, 2021 - 10:30AM

Qualified buyers rejected without explanation by New York City co-op boards suspect discrimination may be the cause (The Real Deal)

East Village residents have had enough of loud weekend rooftop parties (EV Grieve)

Two historic buildings in Manhattan, a Washington Heights church and 70 Fifth Ave., which was one of the first headquarters for the NAACP, will receive landmark status (amNewYork)

Here's how the NYC mayoral candidates would invest in the city's parks (Gothamist) 

New York City's median rent rose marginally while listings were down 26 percent in April, according to StreetEasy's monthly market report (press release) 

An affordable apartment lottery opened for 42 apartments in Downtown Brooklyn. Rent starts at $2,000 (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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