An ultimatum for National Grid, heat complaints trigger eviction threat, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 13, 2019 - 11:00AM

Building management reportedly warned a Bronx mother of three to stop calling 311 with complaints about rodents and lack of heat in her apartment—or she could face eviction (Daily News)

Despite receiving approval for $363 million in state funds to upgrade its boilers, NYCHA buildings won't get them until 2023 (The City)

LIRR commuters beware: Renovations at Penn Station will shut down the restaurants and shops in the concourse area (NY Post)

Norah Jones has listed her Cobble Hill townhouse for $8 million (Curbed)

According to a National Multifamily Housing Council New York pet owners expect to pay $29 to $48 more a month per amenity for on-site pet perks like dog parks (press release)

Governor Cuomo gave National Grid two weeks to restore gas service to over 1,000 customers in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island, or they will lose their right to operate downstate (



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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