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Using flip taxes to make up for lost revenue, retail apocalypse hits home, & more top stories

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This week, readers gravitated toward stories on the New York City sales market, with a pair of articles on flip taxes and the chill that's starting to impact Brooklyn and Queens. Another popular post looked at the multiple ways the "retail apocalypse" can hurt owners and renters who live in buildings with a vacant, ground-level store. 

Here, in full, are the top five most-read stories of the last week:

1) Co-op boards bump flip taxes in response to slowing market

2) Sales in 'white-hot' Brooklyn and Queens markets set to cool off in coming months

3) 4 reasons to buy a place in Carroll Gardens as soon as you possibly can (sponsored)

4) Here’s how much it costs to gut renovate a historic Harlem brownstone (sponsored)

5) How living above a vacant store may end up costing you more