Why more would-be high-end buyers are choosing to rent instead, a Brooklyn building with a live-in chef, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 30, 2019 - 11:00AM

Sign of the times: Wealthy New Yorkers are opting to rent in high-end, amenity-laden buildings—and buy vacation houses in the Hamptons or upstate (Forbes)

Over 26,000 glass cook-tops from KitchenAid and JennAir are being recalled because they can somehow turn on all by themselves (CNN)

Foodies take note: 475 Clermont Ave., a luxury building in Fort Green, is partnering with supper club startup Resident to give residents a communal dining amenity with a private chef (press release)

The landmarked Coignet Building in Gowanus is now on the market as a three-bedroom townhouse for $6.5 million after years of sitting vacant (Bklyner)

Midtown's popular Paris Theater, which originally opened in 1948 to screen French films, has officially closed (Curbed NY)

Suburban dads across New Jersey have transformed their garages into tricked-out bars (New York Post)



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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