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Manhattan Faces a Reckoning if Working From Home Becomes the Norm

Companies of all sizes are evaluating their need for office space during the coronavirus pandemic, with potentially profound implications for New York City.

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Short-Term and Furnished Rentals Are On the Rise as NYC Seeks Flexibility

During this period of widespread uncertainty, many renters are seeking greater flexibility in apartment leases — and the NYC market is responding by offering more short-term and furnished rentals.

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What Can 9/11 and the Great Recession Tell Us About Coronavirus Recovery?

Examining the Manhattan housing market’s recovery from past economic traumas for clues about how long it may take this time

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Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson Announce “Project Cupid”

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson announced “Project Cupid,” a joint effort between the Office of the City Clerk and the New York City DoITT to transition the marriage licensing process fully online.

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Virtual NYC

There are still plenty of ways to explore the five boroughs while socially distancing. Here are online resources from museums, galleries, comedy clubs, theaters and other venues that you can experience the best of New York City virtually.

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How Will COVID-19 Impact NYC Home Prices? Lessons From the Last Recession

The NYC housing market was already slow going into the spring home-shopping season, with inventory at record highs citywide and Manhattan prices falling for the third year in a row.

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Guide to combining two apartments into one

In NYC, it is very common and opportune if you can for owners to join apartments for numerous reasons. Maybe the owner has an expanding family or maybe they need that “man-cave or she-shed”.

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Governor Cuomo Outlines Phased Plan to Re-open New York Starting With Construction and Manufacturing

The plan will be implemented in phases and will be based on regional analysis and determinations. Based on CDC recommendations, once a region experiences a 14-day decline in the hospitalization rate they may begin a phased re-opening.

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De Blasio Announces Open Streets, Primarily Centered On Parks

In a Friday evening Tweet, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that seven miles of “open streets,” the majority of which are located inside city parks.

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Zoom tips for the modern age

If you’ve ever joined more than three people on a

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Resources to Keep Your Kids Busy

Keeping your little students’ attention doesn’t need to be a chore with these fun activities! Consider some of these online resources to keep your home learners engaged.

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L train repairs are officially done—three months early

The dreaded L train slowdown is officially behind us. The necessary repair job on the East River L train tunnel has been completed early.

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