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New York Real Estate Begins Its Recovery

As the last deals of 2020 have been tallied, the pandemic’s effect on the real-estate market has come into sharp relief.

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Why whale watching is having a moment—in New York City

New Yorkers were stunned in early December when a creature as big as a school bus surfaced from the Hudson River. Over the next three days, the humpback whale cruised by several popular tourist destinations.

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As Tom Brady and Gisele sell Tribeca home, Manhattan posts highest number of deals and uber-luxury contracts since March

2021 is off to a strong start for New York

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Pelotons to pantries: 2020’s most-searched apartment amenities

StreetEasy reported 4.78 million video viewings during that period (a

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy

Marches and parades are on pause this year. But streamed events and exhibitions are still commemorating King’s achievements.

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Millions of Americans moved during the pandemic — and most aren’t looking back

Americans fled big cities in droves to escape the coronavirus pandemic — and many of them are staying, permanently or indefinitely. But escape means something different depending on whom you ask.

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Will San Francisco, New York and other big cities recover from COVID-19? What a post-vaccine city could look like

With the COVID-19 vaccine beginning to roll out, how the biggest cities in the United States — economic engines and cultural cauldrons return from the deadliest global health crisis in a century may in some ways foreshadow how the United States bounces back.

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Quarterly New Building Construction Pipeline Report

REBNY’s Quarterly New Construction Pipeline Report says there was a slight increase in building filings — 411 — in the third quarter, compared to the previous two quarters (360 and 386).

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11 things we can actually look forward to in NYC in 2021

From landmark exhibitions at New York City’s best cultural institutions to the opening of new parks and programs, there’s a lot to look forward to in the city in 2021.

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These Four Colors Will Dominate Our Homes in 2021

With a new year comes the promise of a fresh start—and maybe a fresh coat of paint. Five industry experts reveal the color trends that will emerge in 2021. These are the hues that will usher in a new beginning, provide healing and comfort, and instill confidence.

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COVID-19 dramatically changed what people want in a home—and Ikea has the data to prove it

Every year, Ikea surveys tens of thousands of people from around the world to make sense of their behaviors at home. As to be expected, the results were starkly different this year.

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NYC’s climate change concern theater

The real estate industry understands and is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions from all parts of our economy, including buildings, transportation, waste and more.

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