Real Estate

How Microbatch Textiles Became Cool

Long the domain of established players such as Kravet, Scalamandré, Schumacher and others holed up in Manhattan’s trade-only Decoration & Design Building, fabric for the home is being pushed in a new direction by a bevy of micromakers. Photo Rebecca Atwood started her textile company by dyeing fabric for pillows in her Brooklyn kitchen. Credit Evan Sung for The New ...

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Homes That Sold for $450,000 and Under

Photo Manhattan | $295,000 345 East 77th Street, No. 2I, Upper East Side 16 WEEKS on the market $289,000 list price 2% ABOVE list price SIZE Studio DETAILS A prewar apartment with two exposures, hardwood floors with inlays and a windowed bath, in a non-doorman elevator building with a live-in superintendent. COST $606 a month in maintenance LISTING BROKER Corcoran ...

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Leaving Hell’s Kitchen for Downtown Brooklyn

The men, both in their late 40s, declined to negotiate. They decided instead to hunt for a two-bedroom in a new rental building nearby. This time, they wanted outdoor space of their own. They aimed to maintain a good view, though “exactly what that meant was undefined,” Mr. Erdreich said. Their budget was up to $5,000 a month. Photo HELL’S ...

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Reluctant First Lady? Melania Trump Wouldn’t Be the First to Claim That Title

Melania Trump, Meet Louisa Adams Photo Louisa Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, was, like Mrs. Trump, born outside the country. Credit Hulton Archive/Getty Images Aside from the Slovene-born Mrs. Trump, only one other first lady was born outside the United States: Louisa Adams was born in London in 1775 to an American father and an English mother. Mrs. ...

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Calling the Chelsea Hotel Home

They were living in Washington, D.C., at the time, but Ms. Martin had just landed a job at a nonprofit in Manhattan. The plan was that Mr. Hamilton, a philosophy Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland who dreamed of being a writer, would join her once he was done teaching that semester. The room they moved into was barely ...

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From Perth to the Upper East Side

Photo Ricardo Stansfield, a software sales consultant, wrapped up his life in Perth, Australia, and moved to New York. Credit David Handschuh for The New York Times Ricardo Stansfield was glad to land a job transfer to New York. Last spring, Mr. Stansfield, a software sales consultant, wrapped up his life in Perth, Australia, and moved temporarily into a Battery ...

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Port Chester, N.Y.: Suburban, with a Bustling Downtown

After several decades of blight, Port Chester began a revitalization in 1999 with the construction of the Waterfront at Port Chester mall, with its 14-screen multiplex and big-box stores. In 2011, the Thomas Lamb-designed Capitol Theater reopened downtown. Since 2012, three luxury rental buildings have been erected nearby, attracting tenants looking to walk to the train station and the village’s ...

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¿En Qué Estado Está Tu Cuadra en Nueva York?

Photo ¿Qué calificación le darías a la cuadra donde vives en Nueva York? Credit Bryan Thomas for The New York Times (Read in English) Para el alcalde Bill de Blasio, el discurso anual del Estado de la Ciudad es la visión oficial de la ciudad de Nueva York y habla sobre lo positivo y lo negativo en líneas generales. Estamos ...

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Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing

Another big problem: High rent and home prices prevent Americans from moving to cities where jobs and wages are booming. That hampers economic growth, makes income inequality worse and keeps people from pursuing their dreams. Continue reading the main story So instead of looking at homes as investments, what if we regarded them like a TV or a car or ...

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Where a City Sees Decay, Neighbors Fight to Save a Community

Residents of the neighborhood, who say it is one of the few places in Charlestown with rentals available for $400 or $500 a month, say the code violation crackdown is meant to drive out people who do not make much. With the opening of a new bridge between Louisville, Ky., and this part of Indiana, these residents say, Charlestown leaders ...

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