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It Happened One Weekend: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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1) Now that the headlines regarding the Manhattan market have subsided, it's time to assess the outer boroughs. According to sales figures, it looks like non-Manhattan areas are more in line with the rest of the country, meaning a slight-to-major downturn. However, it's a complicated mess, because some things just can't stop selling at huge prices. We're looking at you, Brooklyn brownstones. ['Taking the Pulse of the Boroughs'/Christine Haughney]

2) Behind hippiesh leader Janette Sadik-Khan, the Department of Transportation is rethinking street planning in terms of pedestrians and cyclists, instead of just cars. Here are 10 ideas, some practical and some crazy, for the thruways of the future. The Woonerf! ['Taking Back the Streets'/Jeff Byles]

3) If, like us, you've ever been curious/amazed/frightened about Co-Op City up in the Bronx along the Hutchinson River, then here's everything you need to know about America's biggest co-op housing project. Like, for example, that it has three shopping centers. Or that the board is thinking about removing Co-Op City from Mitchell-Lama and opening it up to market-rate buyers. Controversy! [Living In/Elsa Brenner]

4) A young couple ready to rent their first joint apartments makes the usual Brooklyn rounds (she plays in the boccie league at Union Hall, naturally) before finally snagging an affordable one-bedroom on Fifth Avenue. [The Hunt/Joyce Cohen]

5) Dudes, Upper East Siders want to ball. Can Asphalt Green bring back the courts already? [The City/Gregory Beyer]