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Is the Luxury Property Market on a Downward Spiral?

In today’s market, overpriced homes are leading to significant price cuts.

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NYC’s 5 best-selling resi projects of 2018

The top-selling new condominium development in the first six months wasn’t a skyscraper on Billionaires’ Row. It wasn’t even in Manhattan!

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Amazon’s HQ2 deal with New York, explained

Amazon’s HQ2 search is officially over: The company confirmed via a blog post that Long Island City and Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, were the locations chosen for its new, split-up headquarters.

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Holiday tipping guide: How much to give your building staff

‘Tis the season for New Yorkers to unfurl their wallets in the spirit of giving—be it to donate or buy gifts for their loved ones—and while they may be sure-footed in that spending, many stumble when it comes to how much to tip their building’s staff.

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NYC Rents Are Rising This Fall, Defying the Typical Autumn Chill

The New York City rental market stayed hot in October, resisting the fall season’s typical cooldown, according to the October 2018 StreetEasy Market Reports.

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Why the Housing Market Is Slumping Despite a Booming Economy

Home prices are out of reach relative to incomes and mortgage rates. The big question for the economy is how the imbalance adjusts.

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2018 Annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony

The tradition of lighting trees on Park Avenue began seventy years ago when several Park Avenue families wanted a special way to honor those men and women who died in World War II.

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America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes, Then And Now

When you compare the most expensive housing markets of 1998 to those of 2018, you’ll find a lot of the same names and zip codes.

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Rockerfeller Christmas Tree Lighing 2018: Who’s to perform, time, how to watch online

The holiday season is about to hit its stride and with that comes the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Plaza. The 86th annual lighting of the massive tree is scheduled for Wednesday night in New York City.

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New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon)

The Google story mirrors the rise and evolution of New York as a genuine tech hub — home to a deep pool of technical talent as well as sales, marketing and business expertise.

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Meet the Plantfluencers

If Martha Stewart was the domestic and horticultural avatar of the previous generation, the new plant purveyors offer a corrective to that costly abundance — an ideal that fetishized an English trowel or leather gardening gloves — and a counter to humorless, daunting expertise.

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28 Things We’re Thankful For When It Comes to Living in NYC

If you live in New York, you get it. You get the noise, the crowded sidewalks, the smells, the grime, the dirt and sure — the cost. Without getting too gooey about why New York is the best city in the world, here are 28 things we’re thankful for about living here.

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