From media darlings to pandemic slumlords, an escape to Vermont backfires, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 1, 2020 - 10:30AM

New York City’s top Housing Court judge says that it's up to Governor Andrew Cuomo and elected officials to extend the state's eviction moratorium (Brooklyn Eagle)

Demand for New York City's suburbs continues to surge. Many are leaving the city for more space to work and learn remotely (The New York Times)

An Upper West Sider gave up her rent-stabilized apartment to move to Vermont at the beginning of the pandemic. She only lasted a month (West Side Rag)

Here's the bizarre story of how a Brooklyn couple who owned yoga studios and children's clothing shops became hated slumlords during the pandemic (The Cut)

New York City's teacher union may vote to approve a strike to stop the reopening of public schools on September 10th (Bklyner)

Mayor Bill de Blasio hints that NYC indoor dining will likely wait until a Covid-19 vaccine is developed (The 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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