The most affordable Brooklyn brownstones on the market, the latest on flood insurance and more

By Lucy Cohen Blatter  | July 31, 2013 - 11:35PM

On the Upper West Side, where pre-wars reign supreme, expect to pay big bucks for a rental in a new development  (DNA Info)

How to keep your sanity while living on a busy street (Apartment Therapy)

NYC apartments bought by trusts are eligible for tax abatements again -- though there is some fine print worth reading (New York Observer)
A 35-year-old Manhattan woman falls 17 floors to her death when her balcony railing gives way (DNA Info)
Want a Brooklyn townhouse? Us too. Here are the most affordable ones on the market. (Curbed) ...

... but if you really want one, consider paying in cash (Brownstoner)

Why real estate isn't always the best investment (NY Times)

Hurricane Season is upon us. What you need to know about renter's insurance and storm damage (Bond Magazine; previously)...

No surprise here: New York-area homeowners are not happy with rising flood insurance rates (NY Times)

More New Yorkers are "severely burdened" by their rent, a new report shows (DNA Info)

Long Island City developers have taken a lesson from Battery Park City in building a high-tower community (Crains)
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