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Think Snowstorms Are Rough Now? Check Out These Vintage New York Blizzards

Early New York Times photographs of snowstorms really capture the havoc, misery and peril a blizzard could visit on the city in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Forget the Suburbs, It’s Country or Bust

For some New Yorkers, being priced out of the city means it’s time to move to the woods.

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What’s Coming in New York Real Estate in 2019

More than 20,000 new apartments in New York, both for sale and for rent, will open their doors this year — and likely just a fraction will find residents by year-end.

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Secret luxury homes: how the ultra-rich hide their properties

Secrecy has long been a top priority for many ultra-wealthy homebuyers and sellers. In a move to prevent corporate wrappers from being used to hide real ownership. UK government began publishing a list of “beneficial owners” of companies,

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The Winter Jazzfest guide

The sprawling annual Winter Jazzfest brings yet another stellar lineup of rising acts and established stars to NYC.

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Looking for serious real estate upside? Search for homes near new museums

They say artists find the hot neighborhoods first. But it turns out, art museums are pretty good for real estate values, too.

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Tokyo, Paris and NYC Top New Year’s Eve Destinations for 2018

Tokyo, Paris and New York City are the top destinations to ring in 2019, according to the online travel agency Agoda, with more than a third more people opting to get away to celebrate on New Year’s Eve (NYE).

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Things to Do: New Year’s Eve Plans in New York City

There are plenty other ways to celebrate the New Year in the Big Apple, whether you are looking for a rooftop view, an elegant dinner, a fun night out partying, or a brunch spot for the next day.

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Deputy Mayor Who Oversaw Amazon Deal and Troubled Housing Authority Is Leaving

Alicia Glen, who became deputy mayor for housing at the start of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first term and was a lightning rod for some progressive critics of the administration, will depart City Hall next year.

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The best Christmas caroling events in NYC

It doesn’t matter if you can’t carry a tune—all are welcome to join these cheerful Christmas caroling events. Make sure to take a moment to enjoy all the pretty Christmas lights during caroling processions such as Unsilent Night.

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Brooklyn Museum’s WinterFest

A world of holiday joy and wonder awaits at the Brooklyn Museum’s WinterFest. A holiday market, winter-themed attractions, local performers, and an array of food and drink options make WinterFest the perfect one-stop-shop for all things holidays.

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The 11 Best Things to Buy Before (and After) Christmas

There are tons of savings to be had in the run-up to Christmas! We’re sharing the best buys of December — and everything you should skip.

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