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The Allure of Buying in a New York City Icon Like the Waldorf Astoria

While they come with some construction challenges, the payoff can be big for an apartment in a redeveloped classic building.

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The Winners and Losers When New York’s Luxury Home Market Reopens

People in the industry suggest that some property types could sell more easily than others. Another major winner could be the city’s suburbs.

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The Neighborhood Name Game

Place names come and go — with help from (surprise!) the real estate industry — but a few that have stuck around offer a window onto the city’s past.

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Cook with a World-Renowned Chef

Chef at three-Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura has taken to Instagram to share “Kitchen Quarantine,” a series focused on creating meals with the ingredients you have at home.

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Hudson Arts Building Set For Excavation At 220 Eleventh Avenue In West Chelsea

The last update noted that construction had kicked off the week of February 9; however, recent photos reveal that excavation has yet to begin on the L-shaped plot.

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Watch a Tiny Desk Concert

Chances are, you’ve stumbled upon NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concerts” before. Go through the 12-year catalogue of videos to watch intimate performances by world-renowned pop stars and under-the-radar indie artists alike.

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The Pandemic Sent Young New Yorkers Packing. Will They Return?

The financial crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak has led young people from elsewhere to leave the city, uncertain if they will come back.

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Guide to creating the perfect home office

Standard offices are good; they allow people to brainstorm together, communicate ideas, and share files easily. However, we’re being witness to the fact that our business priorities can quickly change, and our workspaces need to adjust.

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Columbia’s Latest Buildings Rapidly Taking Shape On Manhattanville Campus

The two steel-framed structures will contain 450,000 square feet of classrooms, faculty offices, and lounge areas, and will feature multiple double-height spaces.

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Montclair Orchestra’s weekly streams

Experience an Orchestral Performance by Montclair Orchestra’s. If you’re missing live classical music, watch their weekly streams. You may consider making a donation to support its musicians and future programming.

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With protests and a pandemic, how will NY real estate survive?

Since March — when COVID-19 took over the nation — the city’s real estate market has been on a steep decline. And now, as protests over George Floyd’s death have turned into looting and violence, things seem even more uncertain.

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Related halts payments to Hudson Yards EB-5 investors

Related Companies, one of the EB-5 program’s biggest proponents, is halting payments to such investors in Hudson Yards because of volatility caused by the pandemic.

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