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Union Square & Columbus Circle Holiday Markets Will Return To NYC This Year

After some of NYC’s favorite holiday markets had been sadly canceled last year due to COVID-19, New Yorkers can rejoice in merriment because many will return to NYC this year!

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Condo Sales Are Soaring All Over Manhattan—Except Midtown

With its proximity to Broadway theaters, Fifth Avenue shopping and New York’s premier office district, Midtown became the center of a boom in ultra-luxury condo projects that drew in the global elite.

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6 Incredible Christmas Markets To Visit In New York City

November and December weather is often cold and gray. It starts getting dark early. New Yorkers start feeling a bit grumpy. Then the Christmas and Holiday markets open and it all changes.

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More People Are Moving to New York Now Than Before the Pandemic

Between July and September 2021, 14 city neighborhoods had more people moving in than during the same time in 2019. The same neighborhoods that had drained at the height of the pandemic.

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FED Announcing Rate Hikes – What Does It Mean?

Mortgage rates always move up slowly ahead of those timeframes, so that when it comes time for the FED to pull the trigger there is no instant/dramatic rise in mortgage rates.

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NYC DOB Pitches Program to Complete Major Developments Faster

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) proposed a new, voluntary program for large construction projects in which, for a fee, agency staff would serve as advisers for an entire development.

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With offices in flux, Empire State Realty Trust is pivoting to apartments

As the pandemic continues to cast a shadow of uncertainty over Manhattan office properties, the owner of the Empire State Building has its sights set on residential real estate.

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The 38 Essential Restaurants in New York City

The type of cuisine, price point, outdoor dining options, the neighborhood, and occasion are just few factors to consider. Luckily, there are countless options in the five boroughs.

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NYC Reclaims Top Spot for U.S. Tourism as Winter Holidays Near

In surveys from multiple online travel agencies, it consistently ranks as the most-booked domestic destination for U.S. and international travelers between Thanksgiving and New Years.

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Harlem Restaurant Week

Harlem Restaurant Week is back for 2021 in the 12th year of the neighborhood’s biggest celebration of its restaurants and bars with discounted offerings at over 50 establishments.

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Small Deals Are Attracting Big Money In NYC

While the overall multifamily volume of transactions in New York City has been slow, one segment in particular is showing explosive growth.

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Most Common Types of NYC Apartments

New York City is a popular place. So, its real estate market has a difficult task to try and meet the demand it continually faces. And to meet that demand and different requirements, developers experiment with different layouts.

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