Millennials delay homeownership, making basement apartments safer, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 15, 2021 - 10:30AM

A survey finds more than half of millennials with students loans are delaying plans to buy a house because of their debt (Business Insider)

How to make basement apartments safer during flash floods according to the experts (Gothamist)

A proposed development with 250 apartments in Prospect Heights is struck down by the local community board (Brownstoner)

The Landmarks Preservation Commission denies landmark status for the Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope. A residential development is planned for the site (Brooklyn Paper)

Restaurants are expanding their outdoor dining spaces via the city's Open Restaurants rules but the future of the program remains uncertain (The Real Deal)

What it's like living in Rhinebeck, New York, a historic Ulster County town that's increasingly expensive (The New York Times)


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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