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During an emotional week, our readers turned their attention to transportation, brownstone renovations, and more

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This was a big week, but for those who needed a break from political coverage, we offered lots of stories that matter to New Yorkers, from a potential Brookyn-Queens streetcar to a check-in on two popular Queens neighborhoods. Below, the top five stories of the week here on Brick Underground.

1. The city is exploring potential routes for a Brooklyn-Queens streetcar

2. Here's how much it costs to renovate the parlor floor of a brownstone in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (sponsored)

3. Should you buy in Woodside or Sunnyside before the L train shutdown makes them more popular?

4. Are basement apartments the secret weapon in NYC's battle for affordable housing?

5. Building amenities: What do tenants use, and what do they ignore?