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Battling for skyline views in Brooklyn, why bedding is booming, & more

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You don't say: Transplants lured to recently built rental buildings in Brooklyn are finding their views now cut off by newer, taller towers. (The NY Daily News)

On the list of goods imported from China that may be subjected to the Trump administration’s new tariffs are many items related to renovation projects, like flooring and tiles (The Real Deal)

Among the assets of accused Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska that have been frozen by the feds is a posh $90 million mansion at 11 East 64th St.  (New York Post)

Bedding companies—makers of sheets and mattresses—are finding consumers eager to buy online and cut traditional stores out of the process (Curbed)

Storage and organization housewares for small apartments that won’t jeopardize your security deposit (Apartment Therapy)

How to get permission and funding to turn a blank wall in your neighborhood into a mural (Gothamist)