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Common Open House Prep Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

If you have an open house coming up, you’ve probably spent a little time cleaning up and getting ready. If you’re not careful, though, you could end up missing the details that really matter most to prospective buyers.

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Manhattan Rents Rise Again But Only for Doorman Buildings

The median price of those apartments, in fancier towers with more amenities, jumped 8.1% in August from a year earlier, to $4,160 the biggest annual increase for doorman rents since 2012.

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Isadora Duncan Dance Company – Fort Tryon Park

The Isadora Duncan Dance Company returns to Fort Tryon Park’s Billings Lawn for a performance of inspiring dances to delight audiences of all ages!

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Sag Harbor Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce sponsors two Arts & Crafts events each year in Marine Park against a backdrop of luxury yachts, one block from historic Main Street.

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Theatre Row is Reopening September 7th!

This season we are presenting both straight plays and musicals ranging from social commentaries to light-hearted comedies, relationship dramas and period plays. Join us for a fresh look at Off-Broadway in this post-COVID world.

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NYC overtakes San Francisco as most expensive city for renters: report

This month, the Big Apple overtook reigning champ San Francisco as the most expensive city for rentals, a report by apartment listing site Zumper found.

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NYC Quarantine Film Festival

Featuring films made in New York City during May 2020, this festival by Inwood Art Works showcases the creativity and resilience of New Yorkers.

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A giant Ferris wheel is being built in Times Square

A 110-foot-tall Ferris wheel will open to the public for rides that’ll “showcase the crossroads of the world as never seen before. The wheel, which will be situated west of Duffy Square on Broadway between West 47 and 48 streets.

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Blackstone lends Related $258m to refurbish Manhattan apartment block

Manhattan’s sprawling Hudson Yards project, plans to use the funds from Blackstone to renovate a rental building in the Tribeca neighbourhood and sell the apartments to wealthy residents and investors.

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Return of the Pied-à-terre

With much of New York City back in business, some of the people who left during the pandemic are coming back. Sort of.

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The 29 best rooftop bars in NYC

 Among these rooftop bars are old New York throwbacks, party destinations, seaside terraces and slick poolside operations practically fashioned for Instagram.

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Revitalized NYC Real Estate Faces Thinning Supply And Increasing Demand

We see a marketplace of muted supply and intense demand; as a result, the already thin supply of property for sale diminishes each month. Throughout New York, record numbers of sales for August eat away at an already diminished supply of units for sale.

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