On the Market: North Side Piers Developer Buys Warehouse Next Door; A Timely Williamsburg Memoir; Doggy Hotel

The really cool history of the city’s grand old apartment building marquees. [NY Times]
Manhattan vacancy rate falls again—good news for renters. [Journal]
The dark arts of renting in one of the toughest markets ever. [BrickU]
More on Pier 40’s potential closure. [Villager]
A trenchant Williamsburg memoir/eulogy. [CapitalNY]
And it continues! Developer of North Side Piers buys warehouse next door. [Real Deal]
Stalled projects like 56 Leonard, One Madison crawl back from the brink. [NY Times]
Jersey Transit quashes online cheat sheet for Penn Station platforms. [Journal]
Governor Cuomo fights to turn Tappan Zee tide back in his favor. [WNYC]
Finally, a hotel just for your dogs. [Curbed]
Fake new Fort Greene townhouse looks pretty spot-on. [Brownstoner]
Sale of development sites in Brooklyn triple. [DNAinfo]
Aqueduct racino is doing well, but the winnings have yet to boost the neighbors. [Journal]
Inside the old tombs of Collect Pond park. [Curbed]
Trump will not be speaking at the GOP convention this year. [Daily News]
Beloved Woodside, Queens bar up for sale. [Journal]
Locals don’t like fixes to City Island bridge. [Curbed]
Old Bossert Mansion in Bushwick to be converted into residential building. [Brownstoner]
Don’t screw up the negotiations for your new place! [Brick U]
Are there too many sidewalk cafes? [Queens Crap]
Two new passive houses for Brooklyn. [Curbed]
It’s extra hard to be a cabby during Ramadan. [WNYC]
Another new Gowanus/Park Slope beer hall. [Brownstoner]
New York architect wants to make buildings safer for birds. [NPR]
Making biking less scary in the city. [Atl Cities]