On the Market: Renters Who Undertake Apartment Renovations; Inwood Welcomes First Starbucks With Reluctance; Curating a ‘Tasteful’ Rural Experience in Hudson

Why does the Port Authority persist when it’s so obviously dysfunctional? [Crain’s]
Bed-Stuy CSA branches out into bigger space on Throop Ave. [DNAinfo]
Crime rates creep up in NYCHA projects. [Daily News]
Ways to make room for your family in a tiny New York apartment. [TRD]
New Yorkers are often willing to undertake extensive renovations on their rentals. [NYT]
Some great-looking municipal buildings have gone up in the outer-boroughs recently. [WNYC]
Would you want to live in Times Square? A surprising number of people do! [WSJ]
Soap opera star Erika Slezak lists UWS pied-a-terre for $1.83 M. [TRD]
Park Slope development site at 269 4th Avenue sells for $4.4 million. [Brownstoner]
Locals lament Starbucks’ Inwood debut, what it might means for mom and pops. [Crain’s]
New York braces for second polar vortex, which is way sexier than a cold snap. [Gothamist]
Long Island City has been seeing a lot of development, all right. [Post]
Rich city people seek to “curate” quasi-rural life in Hudson. [NYT]
UWS community board tries to block noisy cross fit gym from getting permit. [DNAinfo]
Trust fund not enough? Perry Ellis scion tries to flip 15 CPW unit for thrice what she paid. [Curbed]
Buyers shell out big bucks for mansion-sized apartments in diminutive condo developments. [WSJ]
Nieman Marcus outlet inks lease for Downtown Brooklyn’s Municipal Building. [Daily News]
Ambulances diverted from Interfaith amid budget cuts, sparking protests. [DNAinfo]