Vacant luxury co-ops, Bay Ridge landlord sued, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 9, 2022 - 10:30AM

Housing advocates call on Mayor Eric Adams to create fairer guidelines for affordable housing projects (Politico)

New York Attorney General Letitia James sues a Bay Ridge landlord for allegedly scheming tenants out of millions of dollars (Brooklyn Paper)

New York City is the third-least affordable housing market in the U.S. according to RealtyHop's housing affordability report (press release)

A Gramercy co-op building hits the market for $50 billion amid a legal fight over its air rights (The Real Deal)

Why are multi-million dollar co-ops at prestigious addresses like 740 Park Avenue vacant? For starters, they need major renovations (Curbed)

What it's like living in New Hope, Pennsylvania, a small, walkable river town with less than 3,000 residents (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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