An UWS landlord gets cuffed, nine affordable housing lotteries kick off in Brooklyn, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 15, 2019 - 11:00AM

The landlord of an Upper West Side building, where tenants claim to have gone five months without gas, was arrested after a scuffle with a NY1 reporter (West Side Rag)

StreetEasy introduced an interactive tool that rates rental buildings in Manhattan to help renters discover hidden gems (press release)

The largest LGBTQ-friendly senior housing development in the nation is set to open next month in Fort Greene (Gay City News)

Jeffrey Epstein's mansion of nightmares, on East 71st Street, may be worth $100 million, according to several brokers (NY Post) 

Nine buildings in Brooklyn are currently accepting applications for affordable housing lotteries (Bklyner)

The TWA Hotel is turning its tarmac into a seasonal ice-skating rink (Curbed)



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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