New protection from eviction, bus fare collection resumes, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 1, 2020 - 10:30AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Tenant Safe Harbor Act into law, which shores up eviction protection for tenants impacted by Covid-19 (The Real Deal)

Here's how some New Yorkers have upgraded to a larger apartment without leaving their building (The New York Times)

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit from three Westchester landlords that claimed New York's eviction ban was unconstitutional (The Real Deal)  

Governor Cuomo has mandated a 14-day quarantine for those traveling to New York from 16 states, including California and Georgia (Bklyner) 

Airbnb launched Project Lighthouse, a program to fight racial discrimination (press release)

The MTA will resume bus fare collection in August amid a $10 billion shortfall (amNewYork)



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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