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Fabrication and Installation of the Interpretative Signage

In an extraordinary ruling, a State Supreme Court judge has ordered the developers of a nearly completed 668-foot condo tower on the Upper West Side to remove as many as 20 or more floors from the top of the building.

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Can I install a washer/dryer in my NYC apartment?

I want to install a washer/dryer in my co-op apartment. What do I need to know about the approval process, what kind of machines should I get, and how much will they cost?

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Do You Need Renters Insurance in NYC?

Before you think nothing will happen and you’ll take the chance to go without renters insurance, it’s important to debunk a couple myths.

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Meet The Family Dynasties That Rule New York Real Estate

The Real Deal looked at New York City’s top 10 real estate dynasties — those that stretch back a minimum of three generations and are still active. Then we ranked them by how much they own, and how much net operating income.

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The New American Cul-de-sac

While the idea of homeownership has long been a symbol of prosperity in the American psyche—as revered as baseball, burgers, and apple pie—it’s historically been reserved for this particular subset of Americans.

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Silicon Valley’s Newest Rival: The Banks of the Hudson

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in New York City, many in offices on the West Side.

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What should I do about an unsafe building facade in my neighborhood?

How can I make a completely anonymous complaint about an unsafe building facade? I live near a building with a crumbling facade that’s both unsightly and potentially dangerous.

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What to Buy Every Month of the Year in 2020

Here’s how to save money and plan your shopping for 2020. We listed the best products to buy each month, plus the holidays when you’ll find major sales — and a bonus: the national days when you can score free stuff.

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Which Subway Seat Is Best? Your Answer Is Obviously Wrong

It is a subconscious decision that New Yorkers face every day: entering a subway train and making a split-second judgment about which seat to grab.

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Developers won’t like Scott Stringer’s new housing plan

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer unveiled a comprehensive housing plan which aims to ease the city’s housing shortage and prevent homelessness by creating affordable housing for low and middle-income families.

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7 Things Home Experts Say Are Always Worth The Extra Money

Buying a home is expensive. Then, the actual process of moving is expensive. So by the time you’re ready to do a few upgrades, it can be tempting to go with the lowest-cost items that are gentle on the budget.

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What’s a Certificate of Insurance—and when do you need one?

The COI confirms that a company has an insurance policy that covers liability and loss up to the insurance limits required by your building, so if anything happens while they are doing work in your building the cost of repairs or the accident is covered.

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