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Why NYC is a city of renters, a subway station in bloom, & more

The reopened 28th Street Station on the 6 line features mosaic murals by artist Nancy Blum.

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2019
BRICK UNDERGROUND’S
Holiday Tipping Poll
Holiday Tipping Poll
How much do you plan to tip the building staff this year?

A survey of NYC renters finds 66 percent plan to continue renting rather than buy their next apartment, and nearly 1 in 5 think that buying isn’t a smart move (StreetEasy)

The recently reopened 28th Street subway station on the 6 line is stunning, thanks to giant floral mosaics (Gothamist)

Before-and-after pictures of a makeover in Queens courtesy of the We Buy Ugly Houses company (Inman)

Proposed: A single, massive tower may replace seven, low-rise apartment buildings next to the elevated 7 line in Long Island City (Queens Crap)

NYC take note: A Chicago study found that rezonings raise housing prices and permits for new construction did not increase (Crain’s)

A giant development in Sunset Park that would have included a residential tower, as well as hotel and office building, is now on hold (Commercial Observer)