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East River flood wall plans, big dogs reign on Staten Island, & more

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Some top architects working in New York City are making concrete the star of their high-end buildings (Architectural Digest)

Unsurprisingly, Staten Island has the greatest proportion of big dogs of any borough (New York Times)

Residents of Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn want the city to grant landmark status to two historic buildings on President Street that have fascinating backstories (Bklyner)

A plan to create a new flood barrier along the waterfront on the Lower East Side would add new recreation areas in East River Park and new pedestrian bridges over the FDR (The Lo-Down)

The no-reno makeover: A plain Jane kitchen gets a vibrant new look through decorating alone (Apartment Therapy)

Developers of a massive project coming to 80 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn say that 200 of its apartments will be permanently affordable (Curbed)