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Some property owners can’t hide behind LLCs anymore

Bill S1730, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, went into effect immediately and requires LLCs across the state to disclose the identities of all members.

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NYC hotels boom roars on despite vacancies, declining revenue

NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing organization, has compiled a list of all the new inns either in construction or soon to start. The building boom goes on despite recent declining occupancy and revenue.

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Manhattan apartment sales experienced a major slump in 2019

It’s an understatement to say 2019 was a tumultuous year for New York real estate. The luxury market saw record breaking sales while also experiencing a condo glut that has lead to thousands of unsold apartments.

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The Return of Golden Age Design

With so many glass towers vying for attention in New York City, some developers are looking to the past for inspiration. To be clear, none of these new towers are copies of buildings from the past.

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City Council approves $1.5B project to ‘weather-proof’ Lower Manhattan

The City Council approved a nearly $1.5 billion project aimed at weather-proofing the Lower East Side waterfront to ward off a future Superstorm Sandy, in part by raising East River Park to make it eight feet higher.

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The apps you need when you live in New York City

Now there are apps for just about everything that has to do with NYC living—from keeping on top of news in your building or on your block, to getting discounted tickets to the shows you want to see.

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NYC New Year’s Eve Guide 2020: Time’s Square Ball Drop

Whether you’re going to Times Square or watching from home, here’s what you need to know about this New Year’s Eve celebration.

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Around the world, luxury real estate mostly poised to strengthen

The world’s wealthy homebuyers laid low in 2019 as economic uncertainties turned global cities into risky propositions. The rich are expected to spend again, and in a few cities, prices are even set to rise.

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Moving to NYC Guide

Whether you’re a college student, post-grad or just moving to NYC to claim your piece of the Big Apple, use this housing guide to help you land an apartment in a neighborhood you like.

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A Single Christmas Tree in New York City Can Cost As Much As $6,500

A regular Christmas tree, even a small one, can be expensive enough. But apparently those of us who find $100 trees a splurge have only seen a fraction of how pricey they can be.

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How to Improve Your Outdoor Space

Get an apartment in the city with a balcony, roof deck or terrace, and you are guaranteed to be the envy of your friends. Turn a passable outdoor space into your own secret garden, here’s how.

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What is the difference between a condo and a co-op?

If you are looking to buy in New York City, but you don’t know the city very well, you might not understand the difference between a co-op and condo—or even know that they are in fact very different.

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