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NYC’s Trendy Neighborhood Leaps Into Top Five Richest Zip Codes

Finally, a New York City neighborhood has landed a coveted spot on Bloomberg’s annual ranking of America’s richest zip codes. And no, it’s not Billionaires’ Row where residences have sold for more than $100 million.

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How to Sell, Donate or Recycle Your Stuff

If you are starting the new year by saying goodbye to some of your less-than-favorite possessions you might be wondering: Now what? Here’s how to get rid of it for good.

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Is it better to rent or buy in NYC?

Expensive and New York City are two words that often go hand in hand, especially when we’re talking about real estate. As far as buying goes, according to Zillow, the median price of homes currently listed in New York is $825,000.

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Why Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Rent, Not Buy

New Yorkers constantly wrestle with the decision between continuing to rent an apartment or taking the plunge to buy a home.

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The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

Queens led the way with four projects in January, followed by Brooklyn with three, the Bronx with two and Manhattan with one. Check out the full list of January’s top 10 biggest real estate projects.

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Women’s International Film & Arts Festival

The Women’s International Film and Arts Festival is coming to New York for its 13th year! Beginning March 8 on International Women’s Day and ending March 15, WIFF will be in Village East Cinema in New York City.

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Can Extell make Central Park Tower the most expensive condo in U.S. history?

“Some people wonder if Mr. Barnett will become a victim of the condo explosion he helped create,” wrote the Wall Street Journal in a rare expose of Extell’s Gary Barnett, referring to the success he had with One57

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Why New York Needs An Accurate Census Count

The task of fairly and accurately accounting for each person residing in the United States is the bedrock of sound and informed public policy decisions.

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The New York City homebuying guide

This guide hopes to demystify the process and act as a helpful manual, for both first-time buyers and those looking for some extra guidance.

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From J.Lo to Ariana Grande: NYC Buildings that Famous Songstresses Have Called Home

Here’s a look at buildings that the most popular and powerful female singers currently reside in or have once called home.

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There are 2 major surprises in today’s luxury real-estate market, according to a developer who’s designed multimillion-dollar New York City penthouses

In the world of New York City real estate, luxury is lingering on the market a hair too long.

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Hudson Yards will ‘officially’ open on March 15

Hudson Yards, the west side mega-project–the largest private development in the nation’s history–developed by Related Companies and Oxford Propertied Group now has announced that Friday, March 15th will be its official opening date.

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