What to do if you smell a gas leak, more New Yorkers do for-sale-by-owners, and more

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East Harlem building explosion kills seven as search for victims continues (NY Times)

Typically, residents smell gas leaks long before explosions happen; in this case, one observer says neighbors smelled gas for two years before the blast (NY Times; NY Post)

Another sign it’s spring: more New Yorkers are putting their homes up for sale (Curbed NY)

Thinking of listing your home without a broker? You’re not alone (DNAinfo)

Real estate agents rely on these words to describe your neighborhood (Curbed NY)

Forcing parents with strollers to use a dirty service elevator is not a good idea--here’s why (NYT)

Interactive map combines data, cartoons to break down 311 complaints in your ‘hood (NYDN)