Retail crisis hits co-op and condo owners, Covid rates by zip code, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 11, 2020 - 10:30AM

City Comptroller Scott Stringer says Mayor Bill de Blasio should jumpstart plans to build affordable housing, schools, and repair infrastructure so the city can rebound from the pandemic recession (The City)

Owners of NYC co-ops and condos in buildings with retail space are seeing their monthlies increase as retail stores close or fail to pay rent (The Real Deal)

This interactive map released by the Department of Health shows day-by-day Covid-19 rates by zip code (Gothamist) 

These Noho homeowners hired an interior designer to incorporate the style of their favorite high-end restaurants into the design of their apartment (T Magazine)

What it's like living in Hell's Kitchen, where you'll find Restaurant Row, a LGBTQ scene, and a few parks (The New York Times)

An affordable apartment lottery opened for 241 units in East New York. Rent starts at $471 a month for a one bedroom (Brownstoner)


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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