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Buy Nothing groups connect neighbors, a new effort to combat redlining, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | October 25, 2021 - 10:30AM 

A professional writer grapples with the challenge of creating a successful buyer’s love letter—without revealing personal details (The New York Times)

Attorney General Merrick Garland launches a new Justice Department initiative to combat discriminatory lending policies among banks, a tactic known historically as redlining (The Washington Post)

Buy Nothing groups on Facebook turn the act of decluttering into a way to meet your neighbors (The New York Times)

A 100-foot rock lodged between two houses on West 114th Street has been left in place for unknown reasons (Ephemeral New York)

These high-end eco-friendly lighting fixtures are made from renewable plant polymers and other repurposed materials (Dwell)

Thanks to its subtle, textural finish, plaster is the wall treatment designers are choosing (Architectural Digest)

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