169 housing lottery units available in the Bronx, is NYCHA better prepared for natural disasters? & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 10, 2019 - 11:00AM

Following Hurricane Dorian's decimation of the Bahamas, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer is questioning whether NYCHA has improved its response to natural disasters (Curbed) 

The trial's started for the landlords and contractor responsible for the illegal gas lines at 121 Second Ave. where a 2015 gas explosion killed two (EV Grieve) 

Governor Cuomo's 'Vital Brooklyn' housing initiative awarded funding for four new housing projects, including Bed-Stuy's Herkimer Gardens (New York YIMBY) 

169 newly constructed affordable apartments in Fordham Manor are available through the NYC housing lottery (Welcome2TheBronx) 

Park Slope residents are outraged about the cost of two homeless shelters: They're double the cost of a similar shelter set to open in Gowanus (Brooklyn Paper)  

Legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath's Upper West Side two-bedroom co-op, purchased for his daughter and her former husband, is now on the market for $1.195 million (6sqft) 


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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