Uncertainty for the 421a tax break, exurbs gain popularity, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 5, 2021 - 10:30AM

The current iteration of New York City's 421a tax abatement expires in 2022, leaving developers worried about the program's future (Commercial Observer)

Exurbs, residential areas that extend beyond major cities, grow popular as buyers search for more space for less money (Insider)

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to extend the lifespan of the decaying Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through 2040 (amNewYork)

A Fidi landlord is accused of permitting massage parlor prostitution after two undercover cops were offered sex for money (The Real Deal)

Have trouble sleeping? Here are the best bedroom paint colors to get better rest according to the experts (Apartment Therapy)

What it's like living in Hopatcong, New Jersey, located on the state's largest freshwater lake (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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