This week, readers visited Brick Underground for the inside story of three Upper West Siders who live next door to the site of Shaare Zedek, a synagogue that was torn down and has turned into a nightmare of a construction project. The ongoing work has forced these New Yorkers to take extreme measures, including: putting couch cushions against the windows and drinking Ketel One to drown out the noise.
Also of interest: How to update an Upper East Side one-bedroom co-op (once owned by the iconic Joan Rivers) by refinishing the floors, sprucing up the kitchen, and changing the entrance to the bath.
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