Saving up for a down payment in NYC, when mice fall on your head, & more

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On a list of the 20 largest cities in the U.S. that compares how long it takes first-time buyers to save for a down payment, NYC ranks 13th, according to a report from (Business Insider)

Developers spent $200,000 lobbying for Inwood’s rezoning, which passed the city council earlier this month, despite strong community protests (Curbed via The Wall Street Journal)

A Washington Heights tenant had mice fall on her from a hole in the bathroom ceiling while she showered (City Limits)

An affordable housing lottery is now open for 35 studios in Bedford-Stuyvesant that start at $903 a month (Brownstoner)

The city struck a deal with the LIHC Investment Group, one of the largest affordable housing owners in the country, to preserve 669 Section 8 apartments (EV Grieve)

Inspiration from a 500-square-foot Ditmas Park studio, complete with a pink bathtub (Apartment Therapy)