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Here’s how to check if your Facebook data was hacked

A few weeks ago it was confirmed that over half a billion Facebook users had had their account details leaked online. Here’s how to check if your data was among the 533 million leaked accounts.

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New Rendering Reveals 141 East 47th Street’s Art Deco-Inspired Details In Midtown East, Manhattan

The new illustration of 141 East 47th Street features greater detail than the previous rendering, the construction is estimated to be completed sometime next year.

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Reverse Migration: Moving to Cities While Others Flee

Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.

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The Manhattan real-estate market is finally bouncing back

NYC real estate froze at the start of the pandemic, but for the first time since March 2020, real-estate transactions have exceeded those of the same period last year.

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Homeless man becomes first person to live in 3D-printed house — see inside

On the outskirts of Austin, Texas, 70-year-old Tim Shea has settled into his 400-square-foot home constructed by 3-D printing. He is now the first person to live in 3-D printed house.

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A Home Buyers’ Bonanza in Manhattan

Free common charges, parking fees, and freebies like design bonuses may not be as significant as price cuts, they can help get buyers through the door.

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Manhattan Residential Sales in March Soared to Highest Level in 14 Years

Buyers are now jumping back into the market as the vaccine rollout accelerates and confidence grows that New York City is safe.

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Lowe’s is Launching a Month-Long Spring Event With Free Garden Kits

Allow Lowe’s to help transform your home into the ultimate springtime oasis this season. Learn new home and garden skills online including paint demos.

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Here’s what Manhattan’s newest waterfront park will look like when it opens this summer

Pier 76 is currently undergoing major reconstruction to become a new recreational space with a walking area, flexible space, and benches for people to relax and enjoy the waterfront views.

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How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden in Your NYC Apartment

It’s amazing how people use their windows and terraces to cultivate herbs of their own choice. The trick is in weighing the pros and cons and then adapting to get the best of everything.

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New York launches the nation’s first vaccine passports

A new type of passport is launching in New York and it’s not the kind that gets you into other countries—it gets vaccinated folks into businesses and events.

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Here’s when NYC’s floating bars and restaurants are opening for the season

Obviously, NYC’s boatstaurant scene was very different last summer. However, with their naturally outdoor setting—many were able to open in a muted fashion toward the end of the summer.

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