Applications open for Queens affordable housing, prep your building for the next Sandy, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | October 16, 2014 - 10:59AM

Applications are officially open for affordable housing rentals in Long Island City (Curbed NY)

For downtown dwellers, now's the time to make sure your building is ready for storm season (DNAinfo)

The Hudson Heights section of Washington Heights is still a reliable source of well-priced apartments (NYT)

If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace or mantel, try some of these DIY ideas (Design*Sponge)

How to redecorate when your roommate moves out and leaves you with the big room (Apartment Therapy)

Those supposedly dangerous trees on Roosevelt Island are safe... for now (Roosevelt Islander)

Take some (brightly colored) design inspiration from Betsey Johnson's apartment (Paper Magazine)

Depending on what state you're from, some compelling reasons to make the move to NYC (Thrillist)

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