Tips for safe indoor dining, keeping apartments vacant, & more

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

Indoor dining resumes in NYC today. Here's what experts say you should look out for if you plan on eating inside a restaurant (The New York Times)

Some landlords are skipping renovations and keeping rent-stabilized apartments vacant due to state laws that limit how much they can be reimbursed for renovations (The Real Deal) 

This interactive map shows you which NYC schools had a recent Covid-19 case (Gothamist)

Only 10 percent of Manhattan workers have returned to their offices (The Real Deal)

An affordable apartment lottery has opened for 14 apartments in Astoria. Rent starts at $2,241 for a studio (Patch)


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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