Governor Cuomo resigns, climate change impact on NYC, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 11, 2021 - 10:30AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns in the wake of a sexual harrassment scandal. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will be sworn in to replace him in two weeks (The New York Times)

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams votes against two controversial 34-story towers planned next to Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (Curbed)

New York renters owe an average of $4,408 in back rent, $700 more than the national average (The Real Deal)

A new report predicts catastrophic impacts on low-lying areas of NYC as a result of unchecked climate change (Brooklyn Paper)

An affordable housing lottery launches for six apartments in Astoria. Rent starts at $1,850 for a one bedroom (New York YIMBY)

How to make the most of your Juliet balcony, which is probably too small to sit on (StreetEasy Blog)

Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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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