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Alternative BQE repair plans, how the rich take over, & more

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How a backyard garden for the poor became a playground for the rich when the Public hotel and condos replaced it (The New York Times)

Mayor de Blasio is considering an alternate plan for the BQE repair project, one that won’t shut the popular Brooklyn Heights Promenade for six years (New York Post)

Hedge fund manager Roy Niederhoffer will accept Bitcoin for his $16 million Riverside Drive mansion (Bloomberg)

Two Trees revealed new renderings for its second tower (with 330 apartments) that is part of its Domino megaproject in Williamsburg (Curbed)

Six months after the city launched a campaign to tackle rodents in public housing facilities, some say the situation has gotten worse, not better (NY Daily News)

Interior designers provide advice on how to decorate a small space so your apartment feels light, airy, and inviting (Apartment Therapy)