Apply for rent relief, real estate NFTs, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 26, 2021 - 10:30AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced tenants and landlords can apply for rent relief starting on June 1st (The Real Deal)

StreetEasy analyzed the cost of trading up in the city and found adding a bedroom is cheapest for rentals in Brooklyn (press release)

According to a new Openigloo report, 53 percent of renters under 25 recommend their building to a friend compared to the city's 35 percent average (press release)

The New York City Council is set to pass legislation that will increase the value of housing vouchers to help more families find permanent housing (amNewYork)

The NFT craze has hit the real estate market: People are spending thousands to buy virtual houses (The New York Times) 

An affordable apartment lottery opened for three apartments in Park Slope. Rent starts at $2,241 (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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