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SummerMarkets at The Invisible Dog Art Center

FAD Market will be hosting two Summer Makers Markets at The Invisible Dog Art Center. Come shop a rotating roster of the region’s best handcrafted goods from over 50 makers, designers and small businesses each weekend.

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Belvedere Castle – Restoration Projects

Our restoration of the Belvedere addressed the overall condition of its structures and terraces, modernized systems that support its preservation and use, and restored lost aspects of the historic design.

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Jerome Powell Says Outlook Hasn’t Improved in Recent Weeks, Setting Stage for Rate Cut

WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled the central bank is ready to cut interest rates later this month to cushion the U.S. economy against the risks of slower global growth and trade-policy uncertainty.

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How New York’s Skyline Is Changing to Give the Wealthy a Better View

Taller buildings yield more return on the investment for developers. Higher floors also come with more privacy, better views and much higher sales prices. But to go really tall, developers often need to combine several methods.

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French Restaurant Week

You know about Restaurant Week, but what about French Restaurant Week? Enjoy nearly two weeks of specially priced prix-fixe menus at some of the city’s best French eateries.

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Real estate: post-crisis boom draws to a close

Real estate prices in global cities have soared to new highs: they are 45 per cent higher than at their previous peak in 2007, Closed-ended real estate funds had raised a record $342bn of still-undeployed capital worldwide.

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International African Arts Festival

The four-day International African Arts Festival will take place at Commodore Barry Park, featuring live cultural entertainment, workshops, and shopping opportunities.

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Guide to Fourth of July in New York City: Festivals, Events, Things to Do

Independence Day is a federal holiday, and Americans typically celebrate with fireworks, barbecues and parades throughout the United States. Visitors to New York City get to watch the largest fireworks display which makes for a very spectacular holiday.

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South Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Where Families Are Out in Force

These days you can’t walk far without spotting a new Montessori school or a child’s hair salon. So much for the area’s reputation for grimy authenticity.

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Sunset Meditation at Socrates Sculpture Park

Using the art of mindfulness and meditation, practice simple techniques to connect and feel grounded to the present moment. Meditation sessions will be led by a member of Mindful Astoria.

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Moving This Summer? Consider a Hard Hat

Almost 40 percent of listings in New York City are about a block from active construction, and those odds jump in some parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

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Amusing Piece on Spec Mansions by Josh Barro

The Wall Street Journal says Los Angeles faces a glut of mansions built on spec and priced above $20 million. About 50 such houses are currently for sale, and there isn’t enough dumb money around to buy them all.

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