NYCHA admits it can’t address lead paint problems, landlords shy away from buying buildings, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 28, 2019 - 11:00AM

The New York City Housing Authority admits it does not have the ability to properly inspect apartments for lead paint or rid them of the toxic metal (The City) 

A Central Park West resident wants his condo board to drop its lawsuit against the city over plans to install a protected bike lane without community approval (Gothamist)

A new study from finds that Manhattan’s 10007 zip code, which covers most of Tribeca, is NYC’s priciest (press release)

Mott Haven is getting a new affordable housing development at 880 East 147th St. with 80 apartments for low- and moderate-income residents (Curbed)

Sales of apartment buildings are down as a likely result of New York’s rent laws: The city only saw 31 sales, down from last year’s 50 deals (The Real Deal) 

Work at One Wall Street, the largest office-to-condo conversion in NYC real estate history with 566 units, is underway (New York YIMBY) 


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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