What happens when the super controls the board, the Upper East Side's park problem, and more

By Lucy Cohen Blatter  | August 8, 2013 - 8:56AM

Surprise, surprise. In Manhattan, rental concessions are scarce and the upper half of the market is growing fast in Brooklyn (The Elliman Report)...

Meanwhile, some experts say that the NYC real estate market is not as strong as we think... with black clouds looming (The Real Deal)

Here's what happens when your super gains control of your board (Habitat Mag)

Good news for reality TV junkies: Million Dollar Listing New York's Luis Ortiz can still be your broker; he's just been hired by Elliman (The Real Deal)...

...Oh and, by the way, in real life, buying an apartment isn't THAT dramatic. A fired MDLNY star shares what's real and what's staged (The Real Deal)

Wanna buy a co-op for your kid? Be prepared for some serious hurdles (NY1; previously)

Lower Manhattan has two choices to prepare for future storms: Retreat from the shoreline or build a bigger shield (Atlantic Cities)
Good news for the environmentally conscious among us -- greener buildings are coming (DNA Info)
Upper East Siders seem to have it all -- except open spaces (Wall Street Journal)
Own a Park Slope brownstone?  Get ready for your closeup (F***ed in Park Slope)
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