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Fringe Is in, for New Development

More residents and builders are embracing areas farther from subway and rail access, spurred by a changing workforce and lured by lower land costs.

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The 10 Most Popular Home Improvements

Renovation is on the rise, and older homeowners are driving the trend. Spending on home improvement has grown more than 50 percent in the U.S. since 2010, when it hit a low during the last recession.

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Brooklyn Reserve: Oktoberfest

Join us for this festive outdoor soiree featuring live Polka music from Chris and Ronnie, German beers, lawn games, food from Kotti Berliner Döner Kebab, raffles prizes, and more.

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Dock 72 opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s newest home for creative office tenants focused on innovation, Dock 72 is the first ground-up commercial development in Brooklyn in over a decade.

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Join Us for Trick-Or-Treat with East Midtown

Halloween is just a few days away, so it’s time to make plans for our fifth annual event: “Trick-or-Treat with East Midtown!”. We want you to be part of this special day, which brought 6,000 trick-or-treaters to East Midtown last year.

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Central Brooklyn’s development market is booming as affordability lures institutional investors

As construction continues on several high-profile projects, the cost of land in central Brooklyn is poised to climb as investors take advantage of relative affordability in a region that still offers value and scale.

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The 25 Designs That Shape Our World

Some designs are smart. Some designs are beautiful. Some designs are instantly ingrained in our lives. It’s the rare design that combines all three qualities.

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The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you’ve ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.

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It’s Manhattan’s Last Affordable Neighborhood. But for How Long?

For decades, Inwood has been one of New York City’s untouched gems. Now developers and their high-rise buildings are coming it is generating fear among longtime residents and business owners. 

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Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate

As more people are able to work from home, housing priorities have changed, and different places and types of housing have become more popular.

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Why Next Week May Be the Best Time of the Year to Buy a House

Forty-one out of 53 markets in the U.S. reported that buyers see significantly less competition and greater inventory during this time.

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Private Parking Goes Deluxe

Parking, like so much else in New York City, is going upscale. The latest trends in parking include automated garages, art-lined waiting rooms, and six-figure price tags.

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