Architects scorn High Line towers, waiting for FEMA aid, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
December 8, 2021 - 11:30AM

About half of the 27,000 Bronx and Queens households that applied for federal relief funds after Hurricane Ida battered the region received aid (Gothamist)

Five years after a radiator explosion killed two baby sisters at a Bronx building, residents are still fighting for safer conditions (City Limits)

The Housing Rights Initiative calls on Governor Kathy Hochul to overhaul the state's housing enforcement agency (The Real Deal)

Architects think the residential towers surrounding the High Line are terrible (Curbed)

Need a faux Christmas tree that will fit in your small apartment? Here are 12 options (Apartment Therapy)

Cash-out mortgage refinancing in the U.S. reaches a 14-year high as homeowners borrow $70 billion in the third quarter (The Real Deal)



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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