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Rising rents threaten to support inflation

Kaitlin Cindrich faces a monthly rent increase of $ 200 in August if she and her husband can renew the lease on their apartment in Provo, Utah. This 25% jump is not something she expected, and the 21-year-old fears she may have to skip doctor’s appointments for her autoimmune disease …

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Condo fatigue on the Upper West Side

Chris Giordano, president of the West 64th-67th Street Block Association, called him bait and switch. “Even if you eliminate the problem of shadows in your neighborhood and a skyline marked by a building that is too tall,” he said, “we still find that immoral. We want there to be reasonable …

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A garden at Ground Zero

My partner, Esther, likes to say that she bought our apartment in the financial district right after 9/11 with the idea that someone would come and operate the patio. When I moved in a few years later, I was ecstatic. “I’m going to make a garden,” I thought at the …

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Basketball is nothing without a net

One of the most rewarding sounds in sports is the whistle of a basketball snapping the net to a perfect rustle. Remove the net, and all that’s left is the unsatisfying silence of a bullet pushing air molecules as it sails across the ledge. Did it even happen? Sometimes it’s …

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What’s wrong with your tomatoes?

The next time… And that’s how our plant care checklist for growing a better tomato grows – starting with rotating the tomato bed, mulching, and constant watering. Also, don’t forget to regularly inspect the plants and remove infected parts. Then, at the end of the season, clean thoroughly. If you …

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The family that buys together stays together

“You hear stories of kids fleeing the pandemic to be with their parents, and the opposite has happened to me,” said Jose Madrigal Jr. “And, honestly, it feels good.” Note: His parents are less likely than former tenants to complain about his stereo sound system. “I don’t think he ever …

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