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Pioneering Women of American Architecture

Pioneering Women of American Architecture was launched with the goal of documenting and publicizing women’s contributions to the built environment in the United States.

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15 Predictions For The Real Estate Market In The Second Half Of 2020

By figuring out what will happen and taking expert investors’ opinions into account, real estate agents can seize opportunities they might not have seen themselves.

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Manhattan Emptied Out During the Pandemic. But Big Tech Is Moving In

The four companies known as Big Tech — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — now have more than 22,000 employees in the city, with thousands added just this year.

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Add Your Phone. Stop the Spread.

To stop the spread of COVID-19, New York needs each of us to do our part. One way you can help yourself and your community is by participating in our newly launched mobile contact tracing app COVID Alert NY.

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Gowanus rezoning to begin in January

New York City’s housing czar, Vicki Been, announced the city would restart community engagement for the rezoning of the Brooklyn neighborhood in January 2021.

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New York Real Estate Is On the Mend

The recovery is tenuous, but renters are returning, buyers are getting deals, and those who stayed are finding a measure of vindication.

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These massive mosaic sculptures are now standing just outside Central Park

A towering stone sculpture is currently emerging out of the ground at Central Park’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza entrance. Consisting of three oversized doors that stand ajar, the work, titled Doors for Doris, is meant to be passed through by those entering and exiting the park.

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The 58th New York Film Festival

Catch the remaining days of the New York Film Festival by attending a drive-in screening or watching virtually from anywhere in the U.S.

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In a Quiet Month, More Big Sales at 220 Central Park South

Several more apartments at the nearly sold-out 220 Central Park South closed in September, topping the list of sales in New York City in an otherwise quiet month for luxury real estate.

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The Secret to Deep Cleaning

If you’ve been cooped up at home for a couple of months, it’s time to clean house — and not in a superficial way. Here’s how the pros do it.

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Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

You might expect that this COVID-sparked urban flight would also drive down rents, and in some cases you’d be right. But that also depends on where you’re looking.

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How to Negotiate With Your Landlord

For the first time in years, renters have an advantage. Those looking to move are finding rents slashed in neighborhoods across the city, with landlords paying the broker’s fee or offering months of free rent.

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