How to scrape together a down payment, suing the city in Two Bridges, & more

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Tales of how first-time buyers managed to save up for a down payment (The New York Times)

A neighborhood group is suing the city to block four new towers from rising on the Two Bridges waterfront (Bowery Boogie)

HPD says it is making progress on its Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan, including bringing more than $189 million in capital projects and services to the Bronx neighborhood (press release)

If you want to read between the lines of a real estate listing, here’s a breakdown of what brokers really mean (The New York Times)  

Plans for a 60,000-square-foot mansion in Montclair, NJ, with an 11-car underground garage, bowling alley, movie theater and two elevators, have neighbors up in arms (New York Post)

A discussion on whether landlords get tax breaks for vacant stores—the short answer is ‘no’ (West Side Rag)