Upgrading the suburbs, fending off developers in East Flatbush, & more

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The suburbs are becoming more walkable, sociable, healthy, and equitable, according to authors of a new book (The New York Times)

Nearly 16 million people moved between February and July this year, according to an analysis of change of address data by the website MyMove (The Real Deal)

East Flatbush residents are trying to fend off developers by designating their block as a historic district

The plastic bag ban is being reinstated today. Shoppers must bring their own bag, or pay five cents for a paper bag (NY1)

A $30 million infrastructure upgrade will replace nearly seven miles of century-old water mains in Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay (CityLand)