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

By Alanna Schubach  | February 2, 2018 - 3:00PM

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)

Alanna Schubach

Contributing writer

Contributing editor Alanna Schubach has over a decade of experience as a New York City-based freelance journalist.

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