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The Joy of the Junk Drawer

That enormous discard pile is satisfying, but without a strategy for all the stuff that has yet to even enter your home. Give every item a place to call home and you can organize the junk drawer out of existence.

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An expert’s guide to renting a New York City apartment

From finding the perfect place to decorating it once you’ve moved in. Here are some best practices you can follow.

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Asia Week Celebration An Elegant Night of Art and Conversation

Celebrate Asia Week at an elegant reception proudly hosted by the Rubin Museum of Art. Network and discuss the week’s most exciting auction sales, while taking in the Rubin’s world-class collection of art from the Himalayan region.

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The Chrysler Building Is Changing Hands As Sellers Take Big Loss

Though one of the most famous pieces of the New York City skyline, the Chrysler Building has around 400K SF of vacant, or soon to be vacant, space.

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NYC’s Trendy Neighborhood Leaps Into Top Five Richest Zip Codes

Finally, a New York City neighborhood has landed a coveted spot on Bloomberg’s annual ranking of America’s richest zip codes. And no, it’s not Billionaires’ Row where residences have sold for more than $100 million.

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How to Sell, Donate or Recycle Your Stuff

If you are starting the new year by saying goodbye to some of your less-than-favorite possessions you might be wondering: Now what? Here’s how to get rid of it for good.

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Is it better to rent or buy in NYC?

Expensive and New York City are two words that often go hand in hand, especially when we’re talking about real estate. As far as buying goes, according to Zillow, the median price of homes currently listed in New York is $825,000.

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Why Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Rent, Not Buy

New Yorkers constantly wrestle with the decision between continuing to rent an apartment or taking the plunge to buy a home.

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The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

Queens led the way with four projects in January, followed by Brooklyn with three, the Bronx with two and Manhattan with one. Check out the full list of January’s top 10 biggest real estate projects.

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Women’s International Film & Arts Festival

The Women’s International Film and Arts Festival is coming to New York for its 13th year! Beginning March 8 on International Women’s Day and ending March 15, WIFF will be in Village East Cinema in New York City.

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Can Extell make Central Park Tower the most expensive condo in U.S. history?

“Some people wonder if Mr. Barnett will become a victim of the condo explosion he helped create,” wrote the Wall Street Journal in a rare expose of Extell’s Gary Barnett, referring to the success he had with One57

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Why New York Needs An Accurate Census Count

The task of fairly and accurately accounting for each person residing in the United States is the bedrock of sound and informed public policy decisions.

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