NYC's once-priciest pad sells for $53M, fixing the bumpy ride on Cross Bay Boulevard, & more

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

A Fifth Avenue co-op that was once the city's priciest pad on the market when it was listed in 2016 just sold for half of its original asking price at $53 million (The Post) 

The Department of Transportation is resurfacing 10 miles of Queens' Cross Bay Boulevard for the first time in over two decades (

A nine-story residential building is coming to a church parking lot—bringing 112 new apartments to Clinton Hill (Brownstoner) 

Manhattan politicians have hired a Dutch expert to assess the city's billion dollar plan to protect the East Side's waterfront from flooding (Curbed NY) 

Investors are spending millions to bring more apartments, warehouses, and commercial spaces to the Bronx (Commercial Observer)

New Yorkers using the L train yesterday suffered extreme delays during their Tuesday morning commute due to a bicycle left on the tracks (Brooklyn Paper)


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.

Brick Underground articles occasionally include the expertise of, or information about, advertising partners when relevant to the story. We will never promote an advertiser's product without making the relationship clear to our readers.