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1.5 Million Packages a Day: The Internet Brings Chaos to N.Y. Streets

The average number of daily deliveries to households in New York City tripled to more than 1.1 million shipments from 2009 to 2017. The impact that this push for convenience is having on gridlock, roadway safety and pollution.

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Joan Brothers, CEO of Manhattan Boutique Real Estate Signed a book deal with T & S Publishing, LP

Joan Brothers, signed a book deal with T&S Publishing, LP to be featured in the next best-selling professional book “Women in Business ~ Leading the Way” … To be released on Amazon Spring 2020.

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The ultimate guide to one of Manhattan’s glitziest areas, home to the city’s priciest street and the most expensive home ever sold in the US.

In New York City, Billionaires’ Row includes a set of eight ultra-luxury skyscrapers along the southern end of Central Park in Manhattan, including Central Park South.

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Jho Low’s $30 Million New York City Penthouse Finds Buyer

The $30 million penthouse of fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low has found a buyer three months after hitting the market in what could be one of the biggest sales in New York City since the state raised the transfer taxes on luxury homes.

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First Ones In

Being the first people to move into a brand-new building may come with some risk, but it also has its perks.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Taking an Uber Copter

Uber launches its newest rideshare option: Uber Copter. Available only in New York City, passengers can now book airborne transport to and from John F. Kennedy Airport.

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World-Renowned Architect I.M. Pei’s New York Townhouse is On Sale for $8 Million

Located at 11 Sutton Place, the townhouse features a striking spiral staircase and a geometric skylight—both designed by Pei—as well as glass walls with views of the private park and the East River.

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Carolyn Maloney chosen as first woman to lead House Oversight panel

Veteran New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney was elected Wednesday lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, the first woman to hold the job in the panel’s 92-year history.

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Hong Kong parking space sells for almost $1 million

As one of the world’s most densely populated islands, Hong Kong has long held space at a premium. The previous record-holder for the most expensive parking space in the city.

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How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom – A Visual Guide

If you feel like something’s off with your living space, or that you are not living your home life to the fullest potential, exploring the art of Feng shui might help.

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WeWork Planned a Residential Utopia. It Hasn’t Turned Out That Way

Adam Neumann, the company’s ousted founder, once said there would be WeLive apartments around the globe. But now, it has only two sites and has been under investigation.

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City Parks Piggyback on Infrastructure

With land scarce, green space is being built into needs like transit hubs and power stations. But the projects come with challenges.

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