New apartments are shrinking, extending outdoor dining, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 23, 2020 - 10:30AM

New Civil Liberties Alliance added thousands of plaintiffs to a lawsuit on behalf of landlords against the national eviction moratorium implemented by the CDC (press release)

New apartments in NYC are 2.3 percent smaller than in 2010, but are still not shrinking as fast as other cities, according to a recent StorageCafe report (press release)

Covid-19 cases slightly increased in six Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods including Kew Gardens and Flatbush (amNewYork) 

The City Council proposed a bill that would make outdoor dining permanent and legalize outdoor propane heaters (The Real Deal) 

A historic church in Crown Heights wants to build a residential development in its parking lot to fund its restoration and religious school (Brooklyn Paper)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 35 apartments in Williamsburg. Rent starts at $924 for a studio (Brownstoner)




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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