Bedford Avenue in the days before hipsters, the downsides of a real estate windfall, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | November 7, 2014 - 10:59AM

Bedford Avenue did, in fact, exist before 2007—here's its full 300-year history (Curbed NY)

Owning a brownstone in a rapidly gentrifying area can be a windfall for a family, but it can also be a disaster (NYO)

Make sure you're on good terms with the neighbors, and other safety tips for the solo apartment dweller (Huffington Post)

Still more confirmation that yes, young people are moving to Ridgewood, and yes, it's still cheaper than most of Brooklyn (NYT)

How one co-op handled a "predatory" board member (Habitat Magazine)

Looking to fancy up your kitchen? Allow us to draw your attention to these incredibly nice sinks (and a kitchen with a ceiling like Grand Central) (Apartment Therapy)

If you want people to take you seriously as a New Yorker, get your facts straight on these common urban legends (Thrillist)

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