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What’s up with Halloween this year?

Q: My kids have been asking me for weeks: Will the trick-or-treat take place this Halloween? Our Upper West Side co-op has been silent so far, but what’s the word on the street? Do the buildings plan to allow children to take the elevator from floor to floor to collect …

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The essential equipment of today? A small green space.

RockFarmer Properties has placed a similar emphasis on weaving landscaping into the heart of its new building, the Rowan, a 46-unit condo located at 21-21 31st Street in Astoria, Queens, designed by architectural firm DXA Studio, with horticultural designer Patrick Cullina. There, returning residents will walk through a street-side garden …

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Premium design arrives in the aquarium

The boom in demand for high-end aquariums has coincided with a shortage of key aquarium building materials like acrylic, Tiemens said. Grocery stores, restaurants, salons and many other businesses around the world were using acrylic in massive amounts for sneeze guards during the height of the Covid crisis. Mr Calabrese …

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Zillow brings artificial intelligence to real estate

Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) (NASDAQ: ZG) operates the world’s most popular real estate websites and mobile apps, with its internet properties receiving 2.8 billion visits in the last quarter. And while many investors are likely familiar with the company, it’s easy to overlook the technology that powers its digital platform. …

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Pakistani photographer rushes to save the past

LAHORE, Pakistan – Before Shahid Zaidi was born, before his home was an independent country, his father opened a portrait studio and captured the nation’s burgeoning history. Her father, Syed Mohammad Ali Zaidi, captured a Hindu couple in 1939. The man wore a conservative double-breasted suit, slicked back hair, while …

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Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

We cover General Mark Milley’s testimony and the unpredictable leadership race in Japan. Great U.S. general faces tough questions in Congress General Mark Milley, the top US military commander, defended his actions in the final months of the Trump administration and warned of the “very real possibility” that Al Qaeda …

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Parallel play isn’t just for kids

“Want to read quietly next to each other in Riverside Park?” I texted a friend on a Sunday afternoon in July. I was exhausted from being out too late the night before and filled with the dread that clings to those last weekend hours – but I didn’t want to …

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Flood insurance costs set to skyrocket for some

In 2019, FEMA said it would instead price flood insurance based on the particular risks each property faces, a change the agency called “Risk Rating 2.0.” After a delay by the Trump administration, the new system will go into effect next month for people purchasing flood insurance. For existing customers, …

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Is the seller’s deal over?

If the pandemic has been good for anyone, it was homeowners who listed their properties, as pent-up demand for homes drove prices up. But is this seller’s market finally endangered? The data suggests that this could be the case. A new report from Redfin examining more than 350 metropolitan areas …

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Proposed tax changes focus on the rich

So how do you define who is rich? The latest tax changes proposed by the House Ways and Means Committee basically say that a wealthy person is someone who earns $ 400,000 a year or a couple with an annual income of $ 450,000. “Rich is just the term we …

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Bully Pulpit No More: Jen Psaki’s turn at the desk

“Jen has chosen to stand up and question my qualifications and service to this country. Once she did that, the gloves were removed, ”Mr. Spicer said. (In 2017, when Mr. Spicer came under heavy criticism for calling the Nazi death camps “Holocaust centers,” Ms. Psaki was more magnanimous. “It’s a …

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Home Hunting: Is the Price Right?

The strategy is to create a sort of blind auction where buyers try to find a number that the sellers will actually accept and a number that is higher than all the other bids. It’s a local quirk that everyone seems to recognize, it’s just the way things are done …

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It’s a terrible time for savers

If you are saving money for the future, somehow, you had better be prepared to lose some of it. It is the involvement of today’s upside down world in financial markets. The combination of high inflation, strong economic growth, and very low interest rates means that “real” interest rates – …

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Million Dollar Listing Agent Has Own New Listing

Steve Gold has met countless buyers and sellers during his ten-year real estate career, some appearing alongside him on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York”. But his meeting with a SoHo loft owner two years ago was probably the most memorable for the agent / reality TV star. Owner Sean …

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So many Tchotchkes, so little time

Tchotchkes can be a kind of conception bridge drug. “There is no limit to the number of Tchotchke things you can own,” said Annie Auchincloss, home buyer for the MoMA Design Store. “It’s just really endless, which can become an object. A beautiful kettle with a postmodern design can be …

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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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Why the New York subway has a water problem

Sarah Feinberg, acting head of the metro, said metro service had continued uninterrupted across most of the system despite challenges posed by flash floods. Even at stations where one entrance was submerged in water, other entrances were available and trains continued to run. “During the storm, we continued to provide …

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Are we in a real estate bubble in Maine?

July 4 – That’s the big question – will all this activity and rising house prices lead to a bubble burst? – but state economist Amanda Rector isn’t looking for one yet. “The current conditions are different from any real estate crisis before the Great Recession,” said Rector. “Mortgages use …

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What won’t the Nelk Boys do?

SANTA ANA, Calif .– Lots of big YouTubers make money running ads on their videos. Not the Nelk Boys. Creators often and proudly state that they don’t make any income from the platform, despite their regular video downloads, high number of views, and millions of loyal subscribers. That their channel …

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Rexford Industrial announces $ 188.9 million in investment activities

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (the “Company” or “Rexford Industrial”) (NYSE: REXR), a real estate investment trust focused on creating value by investing and operating industrial properties located in Southern california infill, announced the acquisition of five industrial properties comprising 660,254 square …

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Houses sold for approximately $ 600,000

Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York and the surrounding area focuses on homes selling around a certain price, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos, and co-ops in different locations. The “list price” is the price asked when the property entered the market with the …

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A capable start full of raw truths

Book Title:Mother mother ISBN-13:978-1472275882 Author:Annie macmanus Editor:Fires Indicative price:£ 16.99 The most immediately sympathetic thing about Mother Mother is that she doesn’t try to be who she isn’t. By that I mean it’s quite unpretentious. I read this novel directly after reading the last installment of Deborah Levy’s memoir style …

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New York rents appear to be near bottom

And thousands of New Yorkers face losing their homes later this summer, when a statewide moratorium on evictions is expected to end. The pandemic has dramatically worsened the debt of low-income tenants who were already at risk of eviction. While a state program of around $ 2.4 billion in emergency …

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New buildings attract tenants with free rent

Expecting to rent around 40 apartments a month – which is a standard rate for large projects in healthy markets – the Dime instead managed four leases a month when it started renting last summer, Mr. Charney. Although he declined to say whether the Dime would be profitable, Mr Charney …

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AMC and the problem of the real value of stocks

New York could change the way America’s antitrust The New York State Legislature is still in for a week and competition law is on the agenda. State Senator Michael Gianaris told DealBook he was confident there would be measures to “21st Century Antitrust Law”, A law he sponsored that would …

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Israel, JBS, Venus: your Wednesday night briefing

(Want to receive this newsletter in your inbox? Here is registration.) Good night. Here is the last one. 1. The leaders of the Israeli opposition have reached a coalition agreement to overthrow Benjamin Netanyahu. Under the deal, Netanyahu, the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, would make way for Naftali …

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Houses sold for approximately $ 1,000,000

Every week, our investigation Recent residential sales in New York and the surrounding area focus on homes sold at a certain price point, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos, and co-ops in different locations. The “list price” is the price asked when the property entered the market with the …

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The Daily: Where’s Michael Barbaro?

You’ve probably noticed something different about The Daily over the past few weeks. There are new hosts. Several of them, in fact. Which give? Here’s the story: my wife and I had a baby, so for the next few months I won’t be working every day which will give you …

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