Jersey City reins in Airbnb, NYers approve extended development review, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 6, 2019 - 11:00AM

Airbnb suffered in Jersey City elections: A majority of residents supported tighter limits on short-term rentals in the city, including a ban in buildings with more than four units (The Real Deal)

NYC voters approved a proposal on the ballot yesterday that extends the review period for projects going through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (Curbed)

The upcoming Gowanus rezoning, which will bring thousands of apartments to the area, may allow NYCHA buildings to sell air rights (Crain's New York)

Valet parking for restaurants in Bay Ridge is taking over Third Avenue, putting a strain on residents looking for spaces (Gothamist)

Designer Betsey Johnson bought Liv Tyler's West Village townhouse for $17 million in an off-market deal (NY Post) 

Jennifer Lawrence is selling her Upper East Side penthouse for $14.2 million, a discount from the original listing price of $15.6 million (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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