Barter for your rent, etiquette for pot smoking neighbors, and more

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One way to get around your sky-high rent bill: barter with the landlord (WSJ via Brokelyn)

The rules for secondhand smoke are different if your neighbors are puffing on weed instead of cigarettes (NYT; previously)

Key questions you should ask before you commit to a contractor (Architectural Digest)

Storage solutions for making the most out of your kitchen (Houzz)

If you're willing to live next to jackhammer noise for a few years, buying in a construction zone can be one of NYC's wisest investments (NYT)

Makeover inspiration for your rental's humdrum closets (Design*Sponge)

An Upper West Side community board wants to slam the door on poor doors (Curbed NY)

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