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Glass Buildings Not as Fun as They Seem; Coney Island YMCA

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GLASS HOUSES—A study from the Urban Green Council has revealed that, despite the seemingly soaring demand for glass-walled condos, people who actually live in them don't seem to care for glass walls very much. Research showed that in 75 percent the buildings the Council surveyed, over half of the windows were covered by blinds. [CurbedWire Inbox]

CONEY ISLAND—The Coney Island YMCA held its official ribbon cutting ceremony today for the new 44,000-square-foot facility that features an aquatic center with a four-lane lap pool and family recreational pool, a full court gymnasium, fitness and multi-purpose rooms, and more, marking another milestone in the areas recovery from the devastation of Hurrican Sandy. [CurbedWire Inbox]