Rezoning for Soho and Noho, trading up to get more amenities, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 7, 2020 - 10:30AM

New York City wants to rezone Soho and Noho to allow for more residential building, a surprise to community groups, who say the move will bring more luxury housing instead of affordable housing (The New York Times, press release)

Why now is a good time to find an apartment in New York City and get amenities you couldn't afford in the past (Brooklyn Based) 

Tenants at One Manhattan Square's adjacent affordable housing building are complaining of crime, bad security, and even an illegal Airbnb (Bowery Boogie) 

More than half of New York City students have opted for fully remote learning learning (Patch)

These New Yorkers painted elaborate murals on their apartment walls during the pandemic (New York Post)

An affordable housing lottery has launched for 34 apartments at Sea Breeze Tower in Coney Island. Rent starts at $1,700 for a studio (New York Yimby)



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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