Installing Lenny Kravitz-designed floors, the busted backyards of Brooklyn, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | July 15, 2014 - 10:59AM

Thinking of installing a playground for your building? Don't kid around (Habitat Magazine)

A Brooklyn rental with a backyard sounds like a good idea... but is it? (Curbed NY)

If you'd like to replace your floors with hardwood designed by Lenny Kravitz, you could go that way (Apartment Therapy)

Craigslist roomies you'd actually want to live with (yes, really) (Refinery 29)

Probably not a good idea to install in a rental, but these "hidden rooms" are pretty ingenious (WSJ)

Oof: if you're spending less than 60 percent of your income on rent, you're doing better than most New Yorkers (Forbes via The Real Deal)

One possible solution to our space (and price) problem: apartments the size of parking spots (StreetsBlog)

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