Bronx housing crisis deepens, NYers fled richest nabes, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 17, 2021 - 10:30AM

The pandemic exacerbates the housing crisis in the Bronx, where over 26,000 renters in the borough have been sued by their landlord since the health crisis began (The New York Times)

A report finds New York City's wealthiest zip codes were five times more likely to see residents leave during the beginning of the pandemic (New York Post) 

Upper East Side power couple sues their neighbor over a stalled townhouse renovation project (Patch) 

Crown Heights residents withhold rent in an effort to get their management company to address flooding, mold, and vermin (The Real Deal) 

A billionaire hedge fund manager seeks approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to build a penthouse atop an Upper West Side historic building (The Guardian)

A nonprofit developer proposes an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in Jamaica, Queens (QNS)






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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