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Report on Contracts Signed NYC Residential Properties $4 Million and Above

Twenty-one contracts were signed last week at $4 million and above, the second week in a row of falling sales. Is this a harbinger of a typically sluggish summer ahead?

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Make Music New York to bring thousands of free concerts on summer solstice

Performances on grand pianos at 9/11 Memorial Plaza and free guitar lessons in Union Square are some of the events coming to the city for a music fest on the first day of summer.

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Partnering with (RED) for THE EAT (RED) FOOD & FILM FEST!, hosted by Mario Batali

Bank of America is pleased to partner with (RED)® for a very special celebration of food and film in Bryant Park on June 20th at 7:00 PM. All guests will be treated to a special screening of Sleepless in Seattle.

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River to River Festival lineup: Free events, performances you won’t want to miss

The annual River to River Festival returns in June for another round of free dance, music, theater and visual arts. Every year, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) turns downtown and Governors Island into its stage.

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The NYC Pride Rally

NYC Pride is taking the Rally back into the streets! LGBT rights and human rights are under attack by the current political environment.

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Premiere Films Coming to the Eight Annual SOHO International Film Festival

With the SOHO International Film Festival kicking off this Thursday, June 15th and running through Thursday, June 22nd with nearly 80 films being exhibited and making premieres.

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Catch A Falling Rental Market

The rental market accounts for two thirds of the total housing stock although about 75% of the rental market has statutory tenancy. The rental report itself covers new leases, not renewals.

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Museum Mile Festival Returns With Free Admissions, Block Party

Attendees of all ages can walk along Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street to 105th Street while enjoying free admission to seven New York City institutions of art and culture.

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The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

Metropolitan Opera stars perform an evening of arias & duets from some of opera’s most beloved works joined by pianist Dan Saunders.

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Justin Timberlake pays $20M for PH at 443 Greenwich

Pop singer Justin Timberlake picked up a penthouse at 443 Greenwich Street for $20.2 million — over $7 million down from the last asking price. The singer and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, inked a deal to buy in the celebrity-heavy building.

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Northside Fest begins: key shows, panels & other info

Multi-venue NYC fest Northside Festival begins today (6/7) and continues through Sunday (6/11), with tons of shows, panels and more across various Brooklyn venues.

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The Big Apple Zinfandel Experience

Experience New York City’s largest single varietal tasting event. The Big Apple Zinfandel Experience is home to over 75 Zinfandel wines and more than 20 California Zinfandel winemakers.

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