Cleaning up after Isaias, 14,000 NYC households may face eviction, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 5, 2020 - 10:30AM

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and The Legal Aid Society called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to extend the statewide eviction moratorium, which expires tonight. According to the Department of Social Services, many as 14,000 NYC households are vulnerable to eviction (press release)

Part of the facade of an East Village co-op fell and a vacant Williamsburg building partially collapsed when Tropical Storm Isaias hit the city yesterday (The Real Deal)

StreetEasy will now require agents to post sales listings within 24 hours or they will lose access to the site (The Real Deal)

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, who clashed with Mayor Bill de Blasio during the pandemic, has resigned (Bklyner)

Here's how one Queens couple furnished their 578-square-foot studio in just two days (Apartment Therapy)




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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