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Manhattan’s Housing Market Is Coming Back

Does this mean there are bargains to be had in Manhattan? It’s possible. But in a housing market with an unusual amount of uncertainty, it’s important to understand how the supply and demand are working.

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A Virtual Art Auction

We are thrilled to announce our 2020 benefit artist, Mickalene Thomas. Thomas is generously creating a limited-edition sculpture. Thanks to the many artists and auction donors who have graciously supported during this time.

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How to Navigate the Coronavirus Real Estate Market

There are signs that pockets of the U.S. housing market are heating up. Some first-time buyers are feeling a sudden hurry to buy, fearing higher prices if they wait.

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What if Manhattan had four Central Parks’ worth of land to play with?

People have imagined a more pedestrian-friendly New York, a more mindful New York, a New York that is more equitable across race and socioeconomic class.

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Learn About Abstract Art

Aside from exemplifying what is possible, abstract drawing is fun. This one hour per week online course offers a joy ride for both a beginner and a seasoned artist.

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As Manhattan Market Slumps, Classic Co-Ops Offer Safety and Stability

Buyers previously put off by strict co-op requirements may now see them as a sign of steady financials in a turbulent market.

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Bruce Museum Launches Virtual Exhibitions

Director of Exhibitions Anne von Stuelpnagel has created a fascinating online tour of the Museum’s acclaimed international exhibition of one of the most important figures in Danish art.

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My Co-op Is Letting Workers in Again. How Do I Know They’re Doing It Safely?

Although the city and state have broad requirements in place, apartment buildings are enacting their own rules for residents. The key is to make sure you know what they are.

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Rent collections improve as New York reopens

The slow reopening of the economy in New York City appears to have led to a slight improvement in residential rent collection for July, although it is still below normal.

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How Well Is the Real Estate Market Recovering?

Record-low interest rates and a shortage of listings have produced a fast-paced seller’s market, but many areas are still lagging.

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Here’s What the Trouble in Commercial Real Estate Means for You

The shift toward online retail had already been reducing the demand for physical retail space for years. This isn’t just a problem for people who own buildings but also to the state and local government budgets.

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COVID-19 Is Changing Many Things — But Not Apartment Rents

It’s not that the pandemic has not affected the apartment market at all. First of all, apartment rents normally rise at a modest pace so a one percent year-over-year drop means the market in New York is already somewhat soft.

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