Hearing on broker fee ban postponed, NYC movers swamped, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 20, 2020 - 10:30AM

The state's hearing on a broker fee ban has been postponed for the third time. It is now scheduled for October 23rd (The Real Deal)

New York City is the seventh best city for public parks and walkability in the U.S., according to a new CommercialCafe study (press release) 

Some NYC moving companies are so busy that they have to turn away business (The New York Times)

NYCHA is very behind on a program to install new ventilation fans to help prevent mold (The City)

Here are the stories of some New Yorkers facing eviction when the state's moratorium ends in October (Curbed) 

The NYC Hospitality Alliance has threatened to sue over the city's ban on indoor dining (The Real Deal)


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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