Real Estate

Walking to Work From the Lower East Side

So in the winter, she became an editor at Oyster.com, a hotel review site owned by TripAdvisor, a job that would take her back to New York. Photo EAST VILLAGE A studio on East 11th Street had some good points, but it was too expensive and too far from her office. Credit David Dee Delgado for The New York Times ...

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Shared Work Spaces Spread, Mixing Styles and Services

“The traditional approach to the office is not fit for purpose in today’s environment,” he said. Continue reading the main story On the lower-priced end of shared working spaces is a basic “hot desk,” where a tenant pays for the right to use any available work surface. The higher end might be a reserved private office. What links the diverse ...

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Downtown Yonkers: A Cleaner, Greener Place to Call Home

And now another, smaller river — the Saw Mill, which meanders into the Hudson, but was paved over in the 19th century when it was fouled with industrial waste — is drawing development inland. Continue reading the main story The river, now cleaner, is being uncovered, bit by bit, in a process called “daylighting,” and public spaces are being created ...

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Extreme Commuting – The New York Times

“So we put a pencil on a map and drew 150 miles out,” he said. Looking west, they checked out Bethlehem, Pa., a city of 75,000 wedged between Allentown and Easton, which was founded by Moravians in the mid-18th century, and pitched their tent. Jennifer Lehman may not have the longest commute in this determined fraternity — roughly two hours ...

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Danny Meyer’s Empire Goes Roman With an Indoor Piazza

Photo Baby shrimp and squid from Vini e Fritti, which should be ready in September, in the Redbury New York in NoMad. Credit John Taggart for The New York Times Danny Meyer’s infatuation with Rome goes back to his time there as a college student. Now the prolific restaurateur is about to open a small outpost of the Eternal City ...

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New York Becomes the City That Never Shuts Up

“Noise is the No. 1 complaint,” said City Councilman Ben Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side and has been inundated with hundreds of noise complaints in the past year alone. “We need to take this problem seriously — take it head on without excuses — and give every New Yorker the peace and quiet they need.” Photo Hailing a ...

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The Cost of a Hot Economy in California: A Severe Housing Crisis

“The explosive costs of housing have spread like wildfire around the state,” said Scott Wiener, a Democratic senator from San Francisco who sponsored the bill. “This is no longer a coastal, elite housing problem. This is a problem in big swaths of the state. It is damaging the economy. It is damaging the environment, as people get pushed into longer ...

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Franny’s in Brooklyn Will Close Next Month

Photo Franny’s, a Brooklyn restaurant, opened nearly 15 years ago. Credit Michael Nagle for The New York Times Franny’s, a Brooklyn restaurant that opened in 2004, became a family-friendly favorite among Prospect Heights and Park Slope residents, and gained even wider recognition, will close after dinner on Aug. 20. The owners, Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg, gave no reason, announcing, ...

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Investing in Malls, Despite Store Closings

Leading real estate E.T.F.s like Vanguard R.E.I.T. and iShares Cohen & Steers R.E.I.T. have also produced diminished returns over the last year. Photo The Wegmans store under construction in Natick. Credit Tony Luong for The New York Times Some real estate sectors continue to thrive. But mall R.E.I.T.s like Simon Property Group, GGP (formerly General Growth Properties) and CBL & ...

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A Tour of Don Winslow’s Ranch in Southern California

Don Winslow Age 63 Occupation A novelist whose books include “The Cartel” and most recently “The Force” Location San Diego County His Favorite Room The office in his house on a 30-acre ranch, which Mr. Winslow and his wife bought years ago, when he worked as a private investigator. His wife, a commercial interior designer, decorated the house. Of the ...

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