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When a Family Homestead Can’t Stay in the Family

Homes that get passed from generation to generation are increasingly rare, as children grow up, move away and can no longer afford the properties.

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Downtown Urban Arts Festival

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival is a five-week annual multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held at renowned venues in downtown Manhattan.

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All the Vendors at Midtown’s Newest Food Hall, Revealed

Mega-popular Urbanspace food hall is adding a new location just six blocks north of its Vanderbilt space in Midtown East. The lineup includes a few Vanderbilt repeats, as well as some new options.

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Whoosh! Virgin Unveils Hyperloop that Will Travel 760 Mph

Virgin Hyperloop One has released a prototype for a levitating pod that is designed to zoom at speeds as high as 760 mph (1,200 km/h) through a Hyperloop connecting Dubai to Abu Dhabi. 

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20 Movies to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off its 16th year as one of the world’s most exciting and influential places to see movies, television, live discussions, virtual reality programming, big-deal cast reunions, and more. 

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NYC’s Taste of the Nation (No Kid Hungry)

Join 40 of NYC’s hottest chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers on April 18th at the Brooklyn Expo Center for the food event of the season in NYC.

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If you see this dog, prepare for home prices to skyrocket

Here’s a little tip from a source with their nose to the ground: if you see poodles sniffing around your neighborhood, you can bet on prices going up.

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New York’s Have and Have-Not Housing Market

New York City has added an estimated 488,478 housing units since 1991. For a city that has added 1.1 million jobs over that same period, that’s not great, but it’s not terrible, either.

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1031 Exchange Introduction and Basic Concepts

As tax rates increases, taxpayers look for strategies to defer taxes – leading to more 1031 exchange activity. Clients who are planning for their 1031 tax exchange this year should view this.

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Foreign investors take a break from New York market

Changes in global markets and geopolitics led to a precipitous drop in foreign investment into Manhattan real estate last year.

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NYC Benchmarking Law Extends to Mid-sized Buildings

The NYC Benchmarking Law requires owners of large buildings to annually measure their energy and water consumption in a process called benchmarking. The law standardizes this process by requiring building owners to enter their annual energy and water use.

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19th Havana Film Festival NY Returns

HFFNY returns to NYC for its 19th edition-featuring a 12-day program packed with movie premieres, musical events, and masterclasses featuring top Latino talent!

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