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The Most Popular Properties of April
News 4 days ago
The Most Popular Properties of April

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the real estate industry, reducing the number of available listings and altering priorities...

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What About the Plants?
News 4 days ago
What About the Plants?

Like many of his friends, Jake Foster considered leaving his Brooklyn apartment and retreating to his parents' home in Dallas to escape the endless...

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As Summer Nears, the Hamptons Face a ‘Feeding Frenzy’
News 1 week ago
As Summer Nears, the Hamptons Face a ‘Feeding Frenzy’

The Hamptons summer rental season, which traditionally runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, got off to an unusually early and frantic start this...

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Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant’s Home if It’s Currently Empty?
News 2 weeks ago
Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant’s Home if It’s Currently Empty?

A: Your brother's landlord cannot arbitrarily take possession of his apartment or his belongings, whether or not we're in the middle of a health...

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A Dream Commute from Weehawken
News 2 weeks ago
A Dream Commute from Weehawken

In the fall of 2018, Connie Klube traded a commute from New Jersey that would sometimes devour three hours of her day for one that takes less than...

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Desperate Sellers, Nervous Buyers: Real Estate Sales in a Pandemic
News 2 weeks ago
Desperate Sellers, Nervous Buyers: Real Estate Sales in a Pandemic

Late last month, about 60 agents from some of New York's top brokerages gathered in a virtual conference room for what was billed as the first open...

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#CancelRent Is New Rallying Cry for Tenants. Landlords Are Alarmed.
News 3 weeks ago
#CancelRent Is New Rallying Cry for Tenants. Landlords Are Alarmed.

As unemployment soars across the country, tenants rights groups and community nonprofits have rallied around an audacious goal: to persuade the...

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Which Cities Offer Renters the Least and Most Personal Space?
News 3 weeks ago
Which Cities Offer Renters the Least and Most Personal Space?

People everywhere are stuck inside waiting out the Covid-19 pandemic - but of course, some are more cramped than others. A new study by RentCafé...

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When Can I Start Using My Building’s Gym Again?
News 3 weeks ago
When Can I Start Using My Building’s Gym Again?

Summer is coming. And for the New Yorkers who live in buildings with gyms, roof decks, pools and playrooms, reopening these spaces could mean the...

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Finding ‘Alone Time’ Away From Their Children
News 3 weeks ago
Finding ‘Alone Time’ Away From Their Children

Every workday for the last six weeks, Rachel Kanarek Boudoin has gotten dressed, made breakfast for her daughters, who are ages 4 and 2, then...

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House Hunting on Grenada: Caribbean Views for $2.5 Million
News 3 weeks ago
House Hunting on Grenada: Caribbean Views for $2.5 Million

The 6,000-square-foot, split-level house exemplifies Grenadian-style indoor-outdoor living, said Renee Charles, the brokerage manager at Terra...

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How Do I Get My Neighbors to Respect Social Distancing?
News 3 weeks ago
How Do I Get My Neighbors to Respect Social Distancing?

A: You are living in a moment when social distancing rules are quickly evolving, and your sense of safety is dependent on how people around you...

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
News 3 weeks ago
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

This 35,070-square-foot building in the Concourse neighborhood was built in 1926. A five-story building, it has 41 rented rent-stabilized...

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Is It Unethical to Ask My Roommate to Move Out Right Now?
News 1 month ago
Is It Unethical to Ask My Roommate to Move Out Right Now?

A: The current situation in New York is not just unusual, it is dangerous. Asking your roommate to move in the midst of a pandemic means asking her...

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How Coronavirus Has Made Us All Very Handy
News 1 month ago
How Coronavirus Has Made Us All Very Handy

Wesley Storey has been documenting on Instagram the home repair tasks he's attended to since he and his husband, Martin Esqueda, started working...

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
News 1 month ago
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

This 32,184-square-foot building in the Corona neighborhood was built in 1931. The four-story building has 38 rented apartments: 29 one-bedrooms...

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What It’s Like Self-Isolating in a Studio Apartment
News 1 month ago
What It’s Like Self-Isolating in a Studio Apartment

Paris has its garrets; London, its bedsits. In New York, it's the studio apartment - and its grittier cousin, the tenement railroad flat - that has...

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The Most Popular Properties of March
News 1 month ago
The Most Popular Properties of March

With many sellers pulling their homes from the market during the coronavirus pandemic, the most viewed listings in March on The New York Times's...

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Interested in a Short-Term Rental for Social Distancing? Be Prepared to Stay Longer
News 1 month ago
Interested in a Short-Term Rental for Social Distancing? Be Prepared to Stay Longer

As communities tighten rules on social distancing, the short-term rental has become a fraught piece of turf. In areas like the Jersey Shore and...

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You Can’t Go Anywhere, but Ads Still Promise Retreats
News 1 month ago
You Can’t Go Anywhere, but Ads Still Promise Retreats

Flee to a $60,000 lakefront getaway in Minnesota. Ride out the coronavirus this summer in Southampton for $275,000. Or, for the same amount, buy a...

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Robby Browne, Real Estate Player and Philanthropist, Dies at 72
News 1 month ago
Robby Browne, Real Estate Player and Philanthropist, Dies at 72

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. In a city filled with real estate V. I.P.'s, Robby Browne...

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The Host of WNYC’s ‘All of It’ on Being a Homebody
News 1 month ago
The Host of WNYC’s ‘All of It’ on Being a Homebody

This just in: Alison Stewart, the host of the arts and culture talk show "All of It" on WNYC, is a self-described stalker. Ms. Stewart stalks sofas...

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Two Artists, Living Rent-Free in the Bronx
News 1 month ago
Two Artists, Living Rent-Free in the Bronx

If Jill Wyeth Moss had her pick of apartments, she might not have chosen the ground-floor studio she has lived in since 2015. But the apartment, in...

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My Landlord Won’t Let Me Break My Lease. What Can I Do?
News 1 month ago
My Landlord Won’t Let Me Break My Lease. What Can I Do?

Q: My husband and I rent a market-rate apartment in Brooklyn, with a lease that expires in November. I'm seven months pregnant and terrified of...

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Couples Quality Time, All the Time
News 1 month ago
Couples Quality Time, All the Time

Until a few weeks ago, Jo Cipolla had no idea that she was married to a pacer, the type of office worker who struts back and forth across a room...

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The Upheaval in New York’s Rental Market
News 1 month ago
The Upheaval in New York’s Rental Market

New York renters are known to be a tough bunch, but it has never been harder to be a renter in the city. Along with so many aspects of daily life,...

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
News 1 month ago
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

This 5,962-square-foot, five-story vacant building in Harlem was built in the late 19th century. The building, which last changed hands in 2014,...

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This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent for Hundreds of Tenants
News 1 month ago
This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent for Hundreds of Tenants

A few days after losing his job in March, Paul Gentile was throwing away trash outside his Brooklyn apartment building when he noticed a new sign...

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Why Won’t My Building Tell Me if a Resident Has Coronavirus?
News 1 month ago
Why Won’t My Building Tell Me if a Resident Has Coronavirus?

Q: Last week, I received a notice from the managing agent of my Upper Manhattan co-op that a resident had tested positive for coronavirus. The...

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Retiring to New York City — and Getting a Roommate
News 1 month ago
Retiring to New York City — and Getting a Roommate

Connie Ottmann, a high school English teacher from Maine, had always wanted to live in New York City. And last summer, when she was 66, seemed the...

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