StreetNoise's new ads call out real estate lies, protesting a luxury tower in Ridgewood, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 16, 2019 - 11:00AM

Real estate website launched an ad campaign featuring realistic NYC apartment listings that are marked up by graffiti calling out what it's really like to live there, such as: “Bed bugs!” “Construction hell!” “Elevator always broken” (press release) 

The Ridgewood Tenants Union protested a proposed luxury apartment tower and are demanding the resignation of City Councilman Robert Holden (

A proposed 23-story apartment building could bring affordable apartments and micro studios to the Upper West Side (West Side Rag)

Downtown Manhattan's tax incentive programs created to attract commercial tenants post-9/11 are set to expire next year and some are pushing for an extension (Commercial Observer)

There are 20 new affordable apartments available in Williamsburg, with rent starting at $2,176 for a studio (Greenpointers)

The New York City Economic Development Corporation has hired Dutch experts to develop the city's Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan (Tribeca Citizen)





Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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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