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NEW DEVELOPMENT: One Clinton tops out; Savanna launches The Vandewater

The Hudson Companies has topped out One Clinton, a 38-story luxury condo in Brooklyn Heights. The project launched sales of its 133 residences earlier this year. Prices start at $1,227,000 for one bedrooms. Pricing for five-bedrooms has yet to be announced.

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March and April’s Most Popular Properties

The five most-viewed listings on The New York Times’s Find a Home site in March and April included a restored, 18th-century house in New Jersey, a California home with walls of glass and a free-form house on a Toronto hillside.

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Take a Look at Cipriani’s Big New UWS Italian Food Market

The 28,000-square-foot market backed by sceney Italian food company Cipriani will be a sleek Italian market with special deals for residents living in the property.

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Steam ovens and wine cellars: Here’s what a chef’s kitchen is really worth when you sell your home

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the way to a home buyer’s wallet may be through the kitchen. In a report by Zillow, home listings touting premium kitchen features sold for 30% or more above the expected price.

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The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

A Bronx warehouse topped the list of largest projects in New York City. Queens led the way with four projects followed by Brooklyn with three, the Bronx with two and Manhattan with one.

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Update on the New York State Budget Agreement

The Real Estate Board of New York was engaged on these issues throughout the budget process and we are currently assessing our state legislative priorities as the session continues throughout the month of June.

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Seeking a Harmonious Life With Feng Shui

Feng shui is not a one-size-fits-all thing. The client’s relationship to a home is then determined by his or her gender and date of birth. If you want to try some feng shui for yourself you can try these tips.

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U.K. Defends Buying $16 Million New York Penthouse for Diplomat

The British Foreign Office defended spending almost $16 million to buy an apartment for a diplomat in New York as “the best possible deal and value for money” and a way to promote Britain’s business interests in the city.

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N.Y. Had a Plan for a ‘Pied-à-Terre’ Tax on Expensive Homes. The Real Estate Industry Stopped It

The proposal to tax luxury second homes in NYC seemed to encapsulate the goals of the Capitol’s new leadership: The bill would simultaneously help pay for public transit, vex real estate developers and target the überwealthy.

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How to Protect Your Smart Home From Hackers

Smart home devices can make life more convenient, but may put you at risk of being hacked. Ensure your safety with a few simple measures.

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Manhattan Boutique Real Estate Supports A Painting Artist from China

Manhattan Boutique Real Estate as a local expert for New York real estate does not only guide buyers, sellers, landlords, and renters through this market. It also supports emerging artist as part of its social responsibility for its global and local clients.

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Spying on the Dog (or Cat)

Do you really want to know what your pets are doing while you’re away? Surely a pet cam was the answer. These Wi-Fi-enabled cameras come loaded with features to entertain animals and assuage their absentee owners’ guilt.

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