Real Estate

A Restaurant Where You Can Order a Dish, Literally

But La Mercerie, in the Roman and Williams Guild store in SoHo, has taken the idea the farthest — all the way to the flowers on the table, which are sold from a stand near the entrance operated by Emily Thompson, who does the restaurant arrangements for the Grill and Le Coucou. La Mercerie represents another new crossover in restaurants: ...

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Decorating for the Holidays? Do It Quietly

But when picking them out, remember that the color palette should complement that of the room. “Too often, I see seasonal decorations that look completely out of place,” he said, “because no consideration was taken to work with the existing décor.” To decorate his dining table, Mr. Yost lays out a small wreath with a low, wide vase of flowers ...

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A Tour of Bill Whitaker’s High-Rise Living Room in Harlem

Bill Whitaker Age 66 Occupation Journalist; correspondent on “60 Minutes” Location Harlem His Favorite Room When Mr. Whitaker landed at “60 Minutes” in 2014, he and his wife, Terry, left Los Angeles after two decades and moved to a modern apartment overlooking Central Park. The transition has been made easier by the breathtaking views from the glass-walled living room, and ...

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Back Home in Williamsburg – The New York Times

Mr. Sadel liked Leonard Pointe, built around 2014, where he was drawn to the surround-sound speaker system. But the apartment he saw there overlooked the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, he said, “and you could hear the cars zooming by.” Photo WILLIAMSBURG The building was relatively new, but the apartment overlooked the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Credit Robert Wright for The New York Times Another ...

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The Right Way to Paint Your Apartment, According to a Pro

If you have water or mildew stains on your surfaces, buy a quick-drying alkyd or oil-based stain-killing primer, which can double as a primer for patched holes and cracks (and in this case, a cheap disposable brush or disposable mini-roller and handle is fine). If you’ve no stains, buy a water-based primer to seal up any repairs or patches after ...

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Choosing Jersey Over the City

The women, who moved in last January, said there hasn’t been one — besides a few pretentious college friends who were surprised that they would choose to live in New Jersey for reasons other than financial necessity. Photo Their building sits on a corner, and their apartment is filled with natural light. Credit Laura Moss for The New York Times ...

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A Tour of Grégory Fitoussi’s Apartment Outside Paris

Grégory Fitoussi Age 41 Occupation Actor, “Mr. Selfridge” (Masterpiece on PBS); “Spiral” (Netflix); and “Spin” (Walter Presents) Photo Credit Alex Cretey-Systermans for The New York Times Location Saint-Mandé, a suburb of Paris His Favorite Room After 20 years of living in tiny, dark flats in central Paris, Mr. Fitoussi recently did the unthinkable and bought an apartment outside the city’s ...

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The Elusive Bathroom Window – The New York Times

On PadMapper.com, she found a listing from Nadia Hussey, a licensed saleswoman at Citi Habitats, who required no initial paperwork. “Nadia agreed to meet me right away,” Ms. Komer said. Ms. Hussey showed her a one-bedroom in Bedford-Stuyvesant for $1,750 that had an additional small room — a feature that Ms. Komer liked and added to her wish list. Photo ...

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Microsoft to Expand Campus, as Amazon Looks Elsewhere

Amazon said it received 238 bids from across North America and is whittling down the list to a group of finalists, with a winner to be announced next year. Amazon’s move has also caused much introspection in Seattle. One portion of the population worries that the area is losing its competitive edge. Another would not mind if Amazon and its ...

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Creating a Gallery Wall? Don’t Start Hammering Yet

Just be sure to consider exposure to moisture. “The biggest mistake you can make is hanging them over a radiator or near the dishwasher,” said Ms. Griffith, the print specialist at Christie’s. “Moisture and heat are not kind to works on paper.” CHOOSE YOUR STYLE Gallery walls tend to fall into two categories: a grid or linear arrangement and a ...

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