Moving closer to the office, quieting the leaf blowers, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 8, 2020 - 10:30AM

New Yorkers are moving to new apartments so they can walk to work—and avoid taking the subway (The New York Times) 

Residents of a Harlem building owned by the city say their apartments are plagued by dead rodents, broken lights, and missing smoke detectors (City Limits)

All that landscaping work means the suburbs are surprisingly noisy during the day (The New York Times)

How the delay of the new mortgage refinance fee has impacted rates (Mortgage News Daily)

Almost half of New York City's schools have been approved for outdoor learning (Gothamist)

West Village residents are throwing pop-up performances to remind people that New York City is "very much still alive" (Gothamist)



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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