Biden visits homeowners in Queens, prevailing wages for building staff, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 8, 2021 - 10:30AM

President Joe Biden visits Queens to meet with owners whose houses were destroyed or severely damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida (AP)

A new law requires luxury co-op and condo buildings with 30-plus units that receive tax abatements to pay maintenance staff prevailing wages (Commerical Observer)

Jackson Heights residents who were displaced due to an eight-alarm fire protest to get back into their apartments (amNewYork)

Need a quick fix for your apartment? Here are 45 ways to transform your space fast (Apartment Therapy)

An affordable housing lottery launches for 55 apartments in Kips Bay (New York YIMBY)

New York City's crime rate drops for the third month in a row (amNewYork)


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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