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These massive mosaic sculptures are now standing just outside Central Park

A towering stone sculpture is currently emerging out of the ground at Central Park’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza entrance. Consisting of three oversized doors that stand ajar, the work, titled Doors for Doris, is meant to be passed through by those entering and exiting the park.

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The 58th New York Film Festival

Catch the remaining days of the New York Film Festival by attending a drive-in screening or watching virtually from anywhere in the U.S.

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In a Quiet Month, More Big Sales at 220 Central Park South

Several more apartments at the nearly sold-out 220 Central Park South closed in September, topping the list of sales in New York City in an otherwise quiet month for luxury real estate.

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The Secret to Deep Cleaning

If you’ve been cooped up at home for a couple of months, it’s time to clean house — and not in a superficial way. Here’s how the pros do it.

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Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

You might expect that this COVID-sparked urban flight would also drive down rents, and in some cases you’d be right. But that also depends on where you’re looking.

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How to Negotiate With Your Landlord

For the first time in years, renters have an advantage. Those looking to move are finding rents slashed in neighborhoods across the city, with landlords paying the broker’s fee or offering months of free rent.

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New York City offices are on the comeback trail

A tech-world source said that as many as 2,000 Google employees a day — about 40 percent of its city workforce — had begun returning to the company’s Manhattan locations.

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Sherwin-Williams Predicts These Will Be the Top Paint Color Trends of 2021

After a tumultuous year, Sherwin-Williams has selected four color palettes that are all about balance and rhythm for its ColorMix Forecast 2021. So which colors can you expect to see brushed on our walls in 2021?

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‘OPEN’ Light Art Installation Enlivens East Village Storefronts

While the city slowly reopens, we continue searching for signs of creativity returning to the neighborhood. It turns out we’re not the only ones who wanted to see something uplifting on our streets.

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New York City’s top 30 condos

From supertall new developments and projects by some of the world’s most famous architects to historic landmarks brought into the 21st century, find out which condominiums made the list and what you can expect.

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Governor Cuomo Announces State Landmarks to Be Lit Blue in Recognition of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

New York State will take a moment to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her precedent-shattering contributions to gender equity, civil rights and jurisprudence.

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These architects think Covid will leave its mark on NYC apartment building design

Consider this scenario taking place in the not-so-distant future: You’re in the market for a new apartment in New York City.

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