Modern buildings rise in Crown Heights, pointing fingers in NYCHA lead exposures, & more

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Brooklyn’s Crown Heights is getting new midsize apartment buildings to go with its traditional brownstones (The New York Times)

Mayor de Blasio said only four NYCHA children were exposed to lead; but he had been told the total was 202, obtained emails reveal (New York Post)

London-based The Collective announced plans to build a 350,000-square-foot co-living community on the border of Williamsburg and Bushwick, which will serve as the company’s U.S. flagship (NY CityBizList) 

Fifty-one new “affordable” Prospect Lefferts Gardens apartments are now available through the city’s housing lottery (Curbed)

Eek! Measures to take to ensure mice and rats don’t move into your apartment during or after a renovation (Brownstoner)

More than 200 New Yorkers from across the city rallied at City Hall this past weekend against development-related concerns (AM New York)