Tishman Speyer sued, luxury rental concessions return, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 21, 2022 - 10:30AM

A group of tenants can proceed with a class action lawsuit against developer Tishman Speyer, accused of skirting rent-stabilization laws at a Long Island City building (press release) 

Concessions like free months are back at luxury rental buildings (The Real Deal)

NYC recoups over $1 million in penalties from owners of zombie properties (press release)

An affordable housing lottery launches for 14 apartments at 2817 Atlantic Ave. in East New York (New York YIMBY)

Does your building have a fallout shelter? It won't protect you in the event of a nuclear attack (Gothamist)

The Kira, a mixed-use building with affordable housing opens in Jamaica, Queens (press release)





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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