Botched mayoral vote count, $776 million for the Manhattan Greenway, & more

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

The Board of Elections withdrew their latest round of ranked-choice vote counting in the mayoral election because it accidentally included 135,000 sample ballots used to test the system (The Real Deal)

The city plans to spend $776 million to complete the Manhattan Greenway (Gothamist)

City officials say there's no need to bring back Covid restrictions over the new Delta variant (amNewYork)

Curbside composting returns this fall after a year-long hiatus (Greenpointers)

Free online workshops on how to apply for affordable apartment lotteries are available to veterans from NYC Housing Preservation & Development (press release)

Here's what it's like to live in Washington Heights—the neighborhood celebrated in the film adaptation of Broadway's “In the Heights” (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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