More flooding expected for Manhattan, Governors Island reopens, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 15, 2020 - 10:30AM

Sales of New York City houses and apartments fell 41 percent in the first half of the year, according to a new PropertyShark report (press release)

A new study predicts The Battery area will be flooded more often this year as sea levels continue to rise (Bloomberg)

Governors Island reopens to the public today, and ferry rides from Red Hook and Manhattan will be free to public housing residents (Brownstoner)

The city has launched a 15-minute diagnostic Covid-19 test pilot in the Bronx (Gothamist)

Governor Andrew Cuomo has added Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin to the state's mandatory quarantine order (amNewYork)

There's been a resurgence of graffiti in Williamsburg (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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