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These are the hottest NYC neighborhoods for 2019

Looking for a fresh start in 2019? Consider moving to one of these hot spots. Here’s a list of list of New York City areas to watch in the coming year. 

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Beyond China: NYC Investment Sales Market Looks For Its Next Big Spender

The nearly $50B investment sales market was fueled by domestic capital last year, but as China has pulled back as the dominant buyer, other countries have stepped into the void.

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Combined Apartments Can Be The Single Best Thing

The value of purchasing two adjacent apartments, whether or not they were combined is the The premium which varies widely based on the size and configurations of the apartments.

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Spend a day with the lemurs at the Bronx Zoo’s Madagascar! exhibit

See different types of lemurs swinging from the trees of the lush habitat, and you might spot some crocodiles and boas, too

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Amazon HQ2 ‘Bailed Out’ Long Island City Investors, Miller Says

Jonathan Miller, president and chief executive officer of Miller Samuel, discusses the impact of Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 choice of Long Island City on local rental costs and his 2019 forecast for residential real estate prices.

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Celebrate MLK Day in New York City: Things to Do and Volunteer

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday to honor the activist and leader’s life and his achievements in the mission to end racial segregation and inequality. Here are some of the best tributes and events taking place around the city.

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Think Snowstorms Are Rough Now? Check Out These Vintage New York Blizzards

Early New York Times photographs of snowstorms really capture the havoc, misery and peril a blizzard could visit on the city in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Forget the Suburbs, It’s Country or Bust

For some New Yorkers, being priced out of the city means it’s time to move to the woods.

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What’s Coming in New York Real Estate in 2019

More than 20,000 new apartments in New York, both for sale and for rent, will open their doors this year — and likely just a fraction will find residents by year-end.

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Secret luxury homes: how the ultra-rich hide their properties

Secrecy has long been a top priority for many ultra-wealthy homebuyers and sellers. In a move to prevent corporate wrappers from being used to hide real ownership. UK government began publishing a list of “beneficial owners” of companies,

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The Winter Jazzfest guide

The sprawling annual Winter Jazzfest brings yet another stellar lineup of rising acts and established stars to NYC.

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Looking for serious real estate upside? Search for homes near new museums

They say artists find the hot neighborhoods first. But it turns out, art museums are pretty good for real estate values, too.

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