NYC's safest neighborhood, record-breaking luxury sales, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 27, 2021 - 10:30AM

Fresh Meadows in Queens is New York City's safest neighborhood based on flood zones, crime rates, and even the number of rats per capita (The New York Post) 

Sixteen apartments sold for more than $10 million in Manhattan last week, making it the best week for luxury sales since 2013 (Business Insider) 

Mayor Bill de Blasio urges Congress to fund a voluntary buyout program for houses in flood-prone areas (The City)

Assembly OSM unveils a modular one-bedroom apartment built with digital manufacturing technology (press release)

Child care centers in NYCHA buildings have unsanitary and unsafe conditions according to those who operate them (The City) 

What it's like living in Dobbs Ferry, New York, a Hudson River town that's more diverse than its neighbors (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. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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