Real Estate

What to Do When You’ve Picked the Wrong Suburb

The couple gravitated north to Westchester County, where they had lived in their 20s and where Mr. Curry, an ordained minister and the director of connectional ministries for the United Methodist Church in New York, had served as a pastor. Continue reading the main story They ruled out any place they deemed an achievement-driven, pressure-cooker community. After talking with friends ...

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In New Condos, Art Is Now a Crucial Part of the Deal

As Oren Evenhar, chief executive of Evenhar Development and Pine Builders, which is developing the building, said: “It’s a little something that reminds you you’re in Greenpoint. This happens to be a very fun neighborhood that appreciates art, and we wanted to do something that reflects that.” Greenpoint isn’t the only neighborhood getting a blast of developer-commissioned art. New residential ...

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Penn Station Repairs Are Halfway Done as Riders Adapt to New Routes

“It’s been very smooth,” Mr. Burke said on Wednesday. “Actually, today, I got there 10 minutes earlier than usual.” Continue reading the main story Mr. Burke’s alternative route has become so popular with commuters that on Monday, the Long Island Rail Road added three Brooklyn-bound trains to Jamaica Station. During the morning peak, from 5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m., the ...

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For $350 in Rent, a Tenant Becomes a Landlord’s Helper

That, he figured, was the end of things. But about a year later, he got a call from his former landlord, Kay Doobay, 72, a retired home health care worker who lives on the first floor of the two-story house. The roommate hadn’t paid rent in a year, she told Mr. Armlovich, and she was taking him to housing court. ...

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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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