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2018 Annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony

The tradition of lighting trees on Park Avenue began seventy years ago when several Park Avenue families wanted a special way to honor those men and women who died in World War II.

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America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes, Then And Now

When you compare the most expensive housing markets of 1998 to those of 2018, you’ll find a lot of the same names and zip codes.

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Rockerfeller Christmas Tree Lighing 2018: Who’s to perform, time, how to watch online

The holiday season is about to hit its stride and with that comes the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Plaza. The 86th annual lighting of the massive tree is scheduled for Wednesday night in New York City.

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New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon)

The Google story mirrors the rise and evolution of New York as a genuine tech hub — home to a deep pool of technical talent as well as sales, marketing and business expertise.

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Meet the Plantfluencers

If Martha Stewart was the domestic and horticultural avatar of the previous generation, the new plant purveyors offer a corrective to that costly abundance — an ideal that fetishized an English trowel or leather gardening gloves — and a counter to humorless, daunting expertise.

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28 Things We’re Thankful For When It Comes to Living in NYC

If you live in New York, you get it. You get the noise, the crowded sidewalks, the smells, the grime, the dirt and sure — the cost. Without getting too gooey about why New York is the best city in the world, here are 28 things we’re thankful for about living here.

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The African Diaspora International Film Fest

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) celebrates its 26th anniversary with a total of 61 films from 40 countries including 27 World, US and NY Premieres.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018: New York City Route, Map, Road Closures and Viewing spots

Every year thousands of people line the New York City streets or turn their attention to the television screen to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade make its way through the Big Apple.

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Like a Diamond in the Sky: The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Has a New Glow

Daniel Libeskind’s architectural feat — all 900 pounds, 70 spikes, and three million Swarovski crystals of it — will light up the night at Rockefeller Center.

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Impact of New Federal Tax Law on High-Cost Housing Markets

Jonathan Miller, Miller Samuel CEO, joins ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss trends he sees in the housing market and how the tax laws in high-tax and low-tax states are going to impact investors.

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Where to Do Business in 2019. And Where to Avoid

The Doing Business 2019 report showed a new order emerging near the top: Currently locked in a trade war with China, the U.S. was one of the few countries where creating and running a business grew more wearisome.

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Amazon picks New York and Northern Virginia for HQ2

After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, Amazon has reportedly chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters.

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