On the Market: De Blasio Plans to Raise Taxes on Vacant Residential Lots; Luxury Condos Replacing Everything in Brooklyn, Basically; Dan Doctoroff Lists UWS Manse for $13 M.

Lena Dunham’s parents try to cash out on their Tiny Furniture house for $6.25 M. [NYT]
De Blasio plans to make the owners of vacant residential lots pay higher taxes. [Crain's]
Meanwhile, parks advocates rail against his plan to redistribute conservancy budgets. [CNY]
Mortgage lenders balk at issuing jumbo loans for vacation properties. [WSJ]
Grading the apartment-finding alternatives to using Craigslist, a broker. [Curbed]
High-end hummus bar comes to Crown Heights. [DNAinfo]
While nearby the historic Fox Savoy Theater will be replaced by high-end condos. [NYDN]
Boerum Hill’s Church of the Redeemer will also be razed to make way for condos. [Brownstoner]
And luxury condos at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse will start at $1.5 M. [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn’s bougie independent boutiques say they aren’t afraid of big chains. [Racked]
Dan Doctoroff wants $13 M. for his UWS townhouse, which is almost as nice as Bloomberg’s. [Curbed]
Pratt students fear smoking ban might hurt their cool, artsy reputations. [BkPaper]
King & Grove dump Kaufman for Hotel Chelsea renovation, hire Marvel. [Curbed]
Albanese family credits second generation for developer’s focus on building green. [WSJ]
When gentrification fears cause urbanites to oppose neighborhood improvements. [Streetsblog]
BIDs are flush with cash this year, plan streetscape improvements. [Crain's]
Where did a $1.5 M. city grant for Crown Heights food incubator go when 3rd Ward folded? [BkPaper]