New building amenities get even swankier, one-bedrooms steal the show and more

By Lucy Cohen Blatter  | October 3, 2013 - 8:59AM

Despite low inventory, home sales took off in Q3 in NYC. Hottest sector: one-bedrooms (New York Times)

Luxury apartments aren't enough anymore, developers are introducing buildings with seriously swanky amenities (New York Post) a new LIC rental that'll have a rooftop lounge meant for screening movies (DNA Info)

Goverment shutdown make have NYC real estate implications, eg. slowing down transactions (The Real Deal)

Suck in your stomach and walk sideways:  Here are some seriously small micro apartments (Atlantic Cities)

Considering a move to upper Manhattan? Beware of the skunks (Gothamist)

Nolita landlord pays Airbnb'g tenant $12k to move out already (The Real Deal)

....and there's now an advocacy website for short-term rental rights, paid for by (surprise!) short-term rental websites (

Good news for the 1 percent! Because of an unusual property tax system, people in wealthier NYC neighborhoods often pay lower taxes than those in poorer ones (Daily News)

Fall is definitely here, now bring it inside your apartment with these interior design tricks (amNewYork)

Sign up now for OpenHouse New York weekend, Oct. 12-13 (Eventbrite)

A surprising insider look at gentrification in Bed-Stuy (City-Journal)

Housing lotteries and "aging improvement districts" are aimed at improving the real estate landscape for the city's growing older population (DNA Info)

Bathrooms are extremely important to buyers. Here's how to make yours seem more luxury (New York Times)


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