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Manhattan luxury home contracts are topping their pre-pandemic pace

Contracts to buy Manhattan luxury homes are outpacing their pre-pandemic levels thanks to discounts and optimism about the city’s reopening a year after the lockdown.

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Mookies—cookies filled with mochi—have taken over New York

The next creative concoction set to take over our Instagram feeds and palates is the mookie: shortbread cookies filled with mochi, created by Sunnyside, Queens-based company Boiis Co.

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A 3D printed house is for sale in New York. Builders say it will cut housing construction costs

You’ve probably heard of 3D printed face masks and even 3D printed hands, as 3D printing technology has expanded over the past few decades. The first 3D printed house is now is listed online.

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Wall Street A-Listers Fled to Florida. Many Now Eye a Return

Only a small percentage of Manhattanites moved permanently to Florida last year. Hopeful locals see evidence that the area’s long-elusive dream of luring Big Finance for good might be coming true at last.

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Reinvention New York’s Plunging Rents Are Luring Bargain Hunters to Their Dream City

The Covid-19 pandemic spurred many New York residents to move out and that created the perfect opportunity for others to move into the city of their dreams, and lock in rents that have reached the lowest level in a decade.

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Tiffany & Company’s Flagship Expansion Tops Out At 727 Fifth Avenue In Midtown, Manhattan

Designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jake Forster, the project also involves a full interior overhaul of the 71-year-old structure. When complete, the building will stand ten stories tall.

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The Year That Was & The Year That Will Be

Everything from education to healthcare, retail, financial services, and professional services has changed so much that now, for the first time, people actually understand what “digital transformation” really is.

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Amazon And Tech Are Leading NYC’s Office Recovery

As New York seemingly emptied over the course of last year, one industry dug even more deeply into the nation’s most populous city: technology companies.

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Manhattan saw more apartment sales last month than any January since 2014

Manhattan home sales sizzled last month, pushed to a seven-year high by NYC bargain hunters taking advantage of pandemic pricing.

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The Year That Was & The Year That Will Be

Here’s a look at some things we can expect to stick around – in business and in our personal lives – in 2021 now that we have begun the vaccination process in earnest.

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Central Park’s 1,600 cast iron lamp posts hide this helpful secret

There are 1,600 cast-iron street lamps dotted around Central Park in New York City and each of them has a unique numerical code. The four-digit numbers are a way of orienting yourself within the park.

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New York Tax Revenue From Property Deals Jumps Most Since March

The rise in transactions pushed city and state tax revenue up 31% to $191 million, fueling optimism that New York’s sputtering economy might be starting to recover.

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