On the Market: Do Mayoral Mansions Make Any Sense? Most Brokers Don’t Make Very Much Money; Man Dies in Hell’s Kitchen Highrise Blaze

Real estate industry warms to Garodnick, at least in comparison to Mark-Viverito. [CNY]
Manhattan real estate listings shrink to ever-more miniscule numbers. [WSJ]
Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, incredible demand for both office and residential space. [Crain’s]
Waterside Plaza paved the way for mixed-income, waterfront development. [NYDN]
The views from this cliff-hanging Japanese house puts all others to shame. [Curbed]
Are mayoral mansions an outmoded tradition? [AC]
In any event, people were certainly eager to see Gracie Mansion. [DNAinfo]
NYCHA actually got pretty damn close to meeting its maintenance backlog goal. [VV]
Most brokers don’t make it rich, in fact, the median annual income is $43,500. [WSJ]
Lower East Side Judaica store to become—what else?—apartments. [BuzzBuzz]
The city will spend $6 million to renovate MetroNorth’s dingy 125th Street viaduct. [NYDN]
Not everyone wanted Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark dead, but someone certainly did. [NYT]
Long Island City paper factory recycled into new hotel. [DNAinfo]
Harlem condo board sues sponsor over construction errors. [TRD]
Fire in Hell’s Kitchen highrise claims the life of one man. [WSJ]
Cuomo expected to allocate $100 million to affordable housing construction. [NYDN]
Re-selling a home customized as a “shrine to oneself” is—surprise—kind of hard! [NYT]
But if you’re Jill and Jimmy Haber, you go ahead and build a basketball court in your house. [NYT]