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Weird NYC lobby rules, Ridgewood history through bricks, and more of the week's top stories

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This week, our readers favored stories that drilled down to the most granular detail, including a piece that compared two Queens neighborhoods, and another that delved into the history of a single Ridgewood block, and the bricks its houses are made of. Other popular articles included a look at the bizarre rules of the city's fanciest lobbies, and a review of a new TV drama's depiction of old New York.

Here, in full, are our most-read stories of the past week: 

1. Follow the yellow brick: Tracing Ridgewood's history through a single picturesque block

2. No Starbucks, no jeans, no fun: The weird lobby rules of NYC's fanciest apartment buildings

3. Astoria vs. Long Island City: Which neighborhood is for you?

4. This Yorkville studio could use some work. Here's what an expert recommends

5. The Alienist recreates late 1800s New York (in Budapest)

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