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1970s Brooklyn decor, new construction plunges, & more

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The New York Public library created an interactive map for an archive of Brooklyn apartments photographed in the 1970s. Check out the decor for some design inspiration (Gothamist)

Where did the concept of pink-for-girls and blue-for-boys bedrooms come from? (Architecture Digest)

There’s been a 22 percent decline in the number of new construction filings in 2020, the lowest since the Great Recession, according to the Real Estate Board of New York (press release)

You could buy house in Sweden’s sub-Arctic wilderness for well under $50,000 (The New York Times)

Indoor dining has been banned but you can eat outside in these mini-greenhouses newly installed on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem (Harlem + Bespoke)

Some common sense rules to use a space heater safely (The New York Times)