A looming eviction crisis, MTA installs face mask dispensers, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 31, 2020 - 10:30AM

A new report from Zumper found that rents in New York City and other expensive cities in the U.S. continued to slide (press release)

NYC renters and tenant rights advocates fear an eviction crisis is coming as unemployment benefits expire and Housing Courts reopen (Gothamist)

Here's how some New Yorkers got creative with their outdoor space during quarantine, including a balcony bar (New York Post)

The Department of Education has promised that students learning remotely will be taught by teachers from their own school (Gothamist)

The MTA has installed face mask dispensers on 100 buses in the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island (Patch)

A look at what items for the home people are buying during the pandemic (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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