Most affordable NYC nabes for buyers, luxury hotel-condo coming to Corona, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | September 17, 2021 - 10:30AM 

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Sheepshead Bay and Forest Hills top a list of most affordable neighborhoods in New York City for first-time buyers (StreetEasy Blog)

Rents for luxury apartments in Queens neighborhoods like Long Island City and Astoria are back at pre-pandemic heights (New York Post)

Many storefronts in Manhattan remain empty, especially in Midtown, as major retail chains scale back their presence (The New York Times)

The developer of two towers planned for 960 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights that were recently rejected by the City Planning Commission is suing (Curbed)

A look at the decrepit conditions at 14 former temporary shelters for homeless families in the Bronx, which the city bought to fix up and turn into permanent housing (City Limits)

A 25-story luxury residential project with 196 condos and 256 hotel units is coming to Corona, Queens (The Real Deal)

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