This week, our readers zeroed in on some of the more unusual aspects of living in New York City, with stories on a spacious loft above Fairway in an 1850s era warehouse, a spike in vacant apartments caused by an increasing number of pieds à terre and Airbnb listings, and the tenacity of families who can make do in small quarters. Other stories on a housing lottery in the Bronx and why Brooklyn Heights may offer the best of both worlds rounded out our top five most-read stories.
Here, in full, are the top five most popular stories of the last week:
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