New green roof requirements, Queens gears up for Sunnyside Yards fight, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 27, 2019 - 11:00AM

Queens politicians and residents are gearing up to fight a proposed mega-development at Sunnyside Yards (The City)

Two new laws require NYC property owners to install solar panels, green spaces, or a combination of the two on all new roofs (Brooklyn Paper)

New Yorkers can now sign up for email notifications from NYC's Department of Buildings on the status of construction projects (NYC DOB)

An affordable housing development with 82 units reserved for formerly homeless veterans opened in Coney Island (Brooklyn Paper)

After a string of accessibility issues, Hunters Point Library has been hit with a lawsuit by the Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (Curbed)

The affordable housing lottery is open for 30 mixed-income units in the East Village (Housing Connect)


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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