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More Downtown, More Tech Workers, More Dishwashers—New York Luxury Housing Is a Changed Market Post-Pandemic

There’s been a shift in New York real estate, with Manhattan attracting younger buyers and older denizens of the city migrating to new locales—even if only across the East River.

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More NYC renters going solo: report

Demand for studios and one-bedroom apartments outpaced demand for larger apartments, and their asking rents rose 18 percent year-over-year to $3,000 last month, according to a report from StreetEasy.

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Where To Get A Thanksgiving Dinner In NYC

Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for you and one other person or trying to find a place to go with a group of eight, follow this guide and you’ll end up with a memorable dinner.

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Why These $20 Million Uptown Co-ops Aren’t Selling

Far from trumpeting their real-estate purchases as proof that they’ve arrived, these days the global elite prefer to buy anonymously. It’s about the asset, not the address.

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Despite market rebound, some trophy properties struggle to sell

Although some of the stragglers are located uptown—in prewar co-ops on the Upper East and West sides that often require all-cash purchases—geography appears less of a common bond than steep prices.

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What Hochul’s victory means for real estate

Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed in June that she would go to bat for the real estate industry — now she’ll have a chance to prove it.

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An immersive pop-up bar inspired by ‘The Santa Clause’ films is opening in NYC next month

Starting November 15 through January 15, Bucket Listers is transforming Pier 15 at 78 South Street into Winter Wonderland at Watermark that’ll be a festive destination inspired by The Santa Clauses.

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75 Things To Do This Autumn In NYC: The Ultimate Fall Bucket List For NYers

There’s nothing like feeling the crisp fall breeze while cuddled in a cozy sweater and sipping on a pumpkin spice beverage to warm even a cold New Yorker’s heart.

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JP Morgan Chase unveils its new Park Avenue headquarters tower

The coy colossus of Park Avenue — also known as JP Morgan Chase’s new headquarters tower — has finally come out of hiding.

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Manhattan Bounces Back in Global International CRE Activity Amid Challenges

Manhattan is back in the New York groove in terms of being the top U.S. commercial real estate market for international investors a year after falling to third place and despite headwinds in the office market.

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The Reason Home Prices Are Finally Dropping

Experts are becoming increasingly worried that we’re heading for a major housing correction.
A modest decline in home prices would be benign—even welcome, given how expensive housing has gotten in recent years.

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I May Buy Because the Rent Is Just Too Damn High

With rents skyrocketing across the US — and even more so in New York City — this once die-hard renter is faced with a reckoning about whether it finally makes more sense to buy.

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