Real Estate

Jared Kushner’s Beleaguered Tenants – The New York Times

Photo Jared Kushner at the White House this month. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times “Community organizer” is a bully boy taunt for President Trump. “Bibi was an IDF Special Forces commando, while Obama was a community organizer,” Mr. Trump tweeted about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in 2014. And, earlier that year: “America is at a great disadvantage. ...

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With a Balcony and Roof Deck, Room to Breathe

Storage space was important, too. The two, both 28, have plenty of sports equipment, including surfboards, skateboards, snowboards, camping gear and bicycles. Mr. Burke is a public school physical education teacher who also works as a lifeguard in summer and coaches lacrosse. Continue reading the main story More than two years ago, Ms. Thorner emailed David Kazemi, a real estate ...

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The Starter Tool Kit – The New York Times

16-OUNCE HAMMER A hammer can be a very personal thing, with weight, comfort and grip all factoring into the fit and feel. Bob Vila, the original host of the television series “This Old House,” prefers Estwing’s steel shank wrapped in leather rings. Not only does it do a “good job absorbing the impact,” said Mr. Vila, whose videos can now ...

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50 Years of Marriage and Mindfulness With Nena and Robert Thurman

Nena von Schlebrugge’s quest for larger truths began when she was a schoolgirl of 14 in Stockholm. “No one there was even asking the right questions,” she said. Scouted by Norman Parkinson, the British fashion photographer, and then recruited by Eileen Ford, a founder of Ford Models, Ms. von Schlebrugge became a successful, if ambivalent, model, arriving in New York ...

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Return of the S.R.O., With a Twist

Although only buildings zoned for single room occupancy, or S.R.O.s, can rent by the room, the market has increasingly found ways to legally — and not so legally — accommodate those seeking rooms rather than apartments. Alternatives range from relatively low-cost apartment shares, wherein brokers represent apartments with multiple bedrooms and help renters find roommates to bring the cost per ...

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With a Move to Williamsburg, More Sleep and More Workouts

Only one person could fit in the kitchen, which was tiny, with a refrigerator to match. The dish rack consumed the counter, so they improvised, balancing a cutting board on the stovetop. Continue reading the main story “I eat a lot of food, which means I need a lot of counter space and a full-size refrigerator,” said Mr. Le, 27, ...

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Homes Built for Healing – The New York Times

Medical facilities have been abandoned over time for a variety of reasons, Mr. Sutton said. It might have been a need to expand, or to follow clientele to a new neighborhood, or because new medical practices required a more modern structure. Some of these buildings, like the New York Cancer Hospital on Central Park West, have historical significance and architectural ...

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From Homeless Shelter to Her First Apartment

Ms. Bowen’s housing situation collapsed a few weeks before she turned 19, but it had been somewhat precarious since she immigrated to the United States from Guyana at 11, leaving behind her mother and five sisters to join her father in New York. Ms. Bowen, who has cerebral palsy and additional complications stemming from a difficult breech birth, said the ...

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Food Stalls Finally Arrive at Canal Street Market

Photo The food hall at Canal Street Market. Credit Emon Hassan for The New York Times When it opened in December, the Canal Street Market offered plenty of shopping options, but the planned food hall was not ready. Now a dozen stands, many selling Asian foods, are operating in the stately building. There’s Uma Temakeria for hand-rolled sushi, Nom Wah ...

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Real Estate’s New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put

But even though the economy and the housing market have improved — unemployment is below 5 percent, and steadily rising home prices have freed millions of people from the scourge of “underwater” mortgages — economists expect elevated homeowner tenure to continue for the next decade or even longer. That is because the better economy has come with a steady rise ...

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