Tenants sue Kushner Companies, UWS hotels for homeless to stay open, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 16, 2020 - 10:30AM

Tenants of four buildings have filed a class-action lawsuit against Kushner Companies for filing false documents with the city, endangering their lives through illegal construction, and illegally collecting rent (press release) 

Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging workers to return to their offices and launched a cleanliness initiative after pressure from business leaders to improve the city's quality of life (The Real Deal)

A record number of rental apartments were listed in Northwest Queens last month as signed leases continued to decline (

The Blasio administration's plan to close hotels that are being used to house the homeless on the Upper West Side and Long Island City have been halted (Gothamist) 

There will be no snow days or election day off for New York City public schools this year (The City)

Here are some tips for creating the best classroom environment in your home (The New York Times) 


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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