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Vacant lots sold for $1, buying when the co-op board goes on vacation, & more

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Watch two minutes of the Lower East Side in 1983 (MOMA)

Former Governor David Paterson is suing to stop the foreclosure auction of an Upper East Side co-op belonging to Guardian Angels co-founder Curtis Sliwa and his ex-wife, saying that the two-month time limit he had to get board approval didn't work because the board was on vacation (New York Post)

The national affordable housing crunch isn't getting any better for low-income people (CityLab)

Here's a map of where the city sold more than 200 vacant lots for $1 since 2014 (Curbed)

Smart storage ideas from a small apartment in Canada (Apartment Therapy)

How Trump's steel and lumber tariffs could hurt affordable housing construction (CityLab)