A blight on Brooklyn Heights, vintage Lower East Side photos, & more

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A long-blighted house in a tony part of Brooklyn Heights could be foreclosed on, and no one can understand why the owner let it go to seed (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Activists are suing to fix the city's inequitable property tax system (Habitat)

Rural areas are more professionally creative than people think, according to new research (CityLab)

Check out these photos of the Lower East Side from the 1970s and '80s (The Lo-Down)

Brooklynites are opposed to plans for a nearly 1,000-foot apartment tower on Flatbush Avenue (Curbed)

“It has been 50 years, and the Fair Housing Act still has not been fully implemented." A new report analyzes the prevalence of housing discrimination complaints, largely outside of federal scrutiny (Next City)