On the Market: Even the Best Decoration Can’t Disguise Microunits Tiny Size; Brooklyn Renters Look to Manhattan for Deals; Opening Hart Island to the Living

Andos_pics, flickr

Andos_pics, flickr

Muss development snapped up a retail condo in the Touraine and promptly found a tenant. [Crain’s]
Is it bad that not even the best-decorated microunits look all that appealing? [Curbed]
A brand-new California library sits empty, thanks to a kerfuffle over redevelopment funds. [AC]
The latest tourist attraction is… night court? [Post]
Brooklyn renters look to Manhattan for better deals, shorter commutes. [NYDN]
Rudin says that only 60 percent of Greenwich Lane buyers are New York residents. [Fox]
Construction kicks off for trio of residential towers in Jersey City’s Journal Square. [TRD]
In support of reopening Hart Island, the island of the dead, to the living. [NYT]
Buildings destroyed in East Harlem explosion were a link to neighborhood’s tenement past. [WSJ]
Billionaire’s sprawling Steven Holl-designed complex in Hastings-on-Hudson irks neighbors. [NYT]
De Blasio to stop allowing developers to exclude commercial space from affordable housing calculations. [CNY]

On the Market: Even the Best Decoration Can’t Disguise Microunits Tiny Size; Brooklyn Renters Look to Manhattan for Deals; Opening Hart Island to the Living