Illegal Airbnbs pervade NYC, 22-year-old scaffolding dismantled, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen | September 28, 2022 - 10:30AM

West Village residents celebrate the dismantling of sidewalk scaffolding that has been in place for most of the past 22 years along 9th Street (Gothamist)

Illegal short-term rentals like Airbnbs are so prevalent the city can't police them all (The Real Deal)

Mayor Eric Adams seems to suggest NYC's “right to shelter” law doesn't apply to migrants (Politics NY)

Across the U.S., corporate landlords report high earnings while smaller landlords struggle with inflation (The New York Times)

An affordable housing lottery launches for nine apartment at three buildings in Bushwick (New York YIMBY)

What it's like living in Athens, New York, where you'll find Victorian, Greek Revival, and Federal styles of architecture (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. 

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