Nearly 1,000 NYC apartment buildings have "dangerously few" sales, condo gets gym to spend $250k on soundproofing, and more

By Lucy Cohen Blatter  | December 12, 2013 - 8:59AM

In November, Manhattan rents dipped for the the third month in a row, Brooklyn on the other hand... (Curbed)

Oh great, a new pest to worry about in NYC: The winter-proof, indoor-outdoor cockroach (Gothamist)

Nearly 1,000 NYC apartment buildings have "dangerously few" sales (The Real Deal)

$75 million in NYC property tax abatements is up for grabs...and Dec. 31st is the last day to file for your piece of the pie (New York Daily News)

Love it or hate it, Gowanus residents say the new Whole Foods will alter their neighborhood dramatically (Wall Street Journal)

How to find hidden sources of revenue in & for your building (Habitat)

Rents in Sunnyside, Queens are higher than you think--but they may have hit their peak (Sunnyside Post)

Want to stay put during your renovation? Here's how to survive living at home during the construction (Buying New York)

Don't feel too bad New Yorkers -- half of renters across the country spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing (The Real Deal)

It's getting cold out there... maybe heated sidewalks are not such a bad idea (Curbed)

Check out how Manhattan buildings' pet policies affect sales prices (CurbedNY)

Here are some things you might want to consider before buying in a landmark building (NY1; previously)

Doormen discuss their average tip amounts, and their colleagues' curiousity this holiday season (New York Time; previously)

Don't worry Chelsea residents, CrossFit is prepared to shell out a quarter of a million for soundproofing (DNA Info)

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