Future LIC apartments mapped, bidding war for a fifth-floor walk-up, & more

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A 2017 study found that Long Island City has more new apartments since 2010 than any other neighborhood in the country. See where even more are planned with this interactive map (Curbed)

Additional redevelopment of Gowanus could be on its way according to a new city proposal that includes increased affordable housing along Fourth Avenue (The Real Deal via Politico)

Apparently, walk-ups are in vogue again: An East Village fifth-floor co-op went into contract for more than $1.9 million after a bidding war with seven offers (EV Grieve via The Wall Street Journal)

Lower East Side residents worry that the new Essex Street Market, slated to move into fancy new digs at the Essex Crossing development later this year, will raise prices and no longer cater to the community (The Lo-Down)

A developer plans to convert a Prospect Heights rectory on Pacific Street into an 88-unit residential complex (The Real Deal)

Do you house a small library in your apartment? Here’s a book-purging method to help get ready for a move, or simply clear up more space (Apartment Therapy)