NYC's worst landlords, how freezing evictions saved lives, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
December 16, 2020 - 10:30AM


NYCHA topped Public Advocate Jumaane Williams' list of worst landlords once again this year (Bklyner)

A new study finds that freezing evictions during the pandemic saved the lives of over 10,000 New Yorkers who could have succumbed to Covid-19 (press release via Legal Aid Society)

Some NYC buildings are planning holiday parties for residents who aren't traveling this year due to Covid-19 (The New York Times)

Mayor Bill de Blasio says NYC public schools should remain open if the city shuts down (Gothamist) 

New Yorkers who fled the city during the pandemic led to an estimated $34 billion in lost income (amNewYork)

Fort Greene residents sued the city's Landmarks Preservation Committee for approving a 23-story condo building (amNewYork)


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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