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It was the 1920's, and New York was buzzing with activity.  Real estate developer Fred French had a vision. Tired of what he perceived as the ever-increasing congestion in Manhattan, he wanted to develop an urban Utopia, which would be convenient for those who worked in the Midtown area.  He chos...
Unlike western calendars, the lunar Chinese new year calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years.  Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is the shorter cycle of 12 years denoted by animals: 2010 is the Chinese year of the Tiger.  In particular, this is the year of Gēng-yín (Metal Tiger).  Gēng ...
Here's your chance to experience what has become a New York City tradition - Restaurant Week! This winter, bundle up and take advantage of the opportunity to experience some of the city's finest restaurants at a reduced prix-fix price.  Restaurant Week will take place from January 25 to February ...
The apartment market in Manhattan is different than most every other real estate market in the country. The terminology used here can cause a headache for the uninitiated.  Here is New York Apartment terminology from A to Z: Alcove: An alcove is generally an area that adjoins the living room, ori...
One side effect of the run-away real estate market in New York over the last 10 years seems to have been an increase in renovations that may not have been in the best interest of co-op buildings and their shareholders. Teri Karush Rogers reported in the Times that co-op attorneys are working towa...
Basic tips for good lighting Most people do not think about lighting when they start decorating their apartment. They spend all their time poring over paint charts and magazines, but it is actually the light that shows off a space to its full advantage. Good lighting will make your home feel spac...
Conventional wisdom says that your walls should be painted in neutral colors when you decide to sell.  But you don't want to live in a sterile environment while you wait for that right buyer to come along, so what do you do? Even if you are not planning to sell, or have just moved into your new a...
Dog Parks in Manhattan Carl Schurz Park East End Avenue to East River East 84th Street to East 89th Street  Chelsea Waterside Park 11th Avenue & 22nd Street DeWitt Clinton Park West 52nd St & West 54th St Between 10th & 11th Avenue East River Park Dance Oval East River at East 60th Street Fish Br...
The front page of Sunday's New York Times Real Estate section had a large headline that read, "Sold Too Soon?" It brought to mind cases of people who reacted to a downturn in the real estate market, and sold their home in a panic. Seller's remorse sets in when the market turns back in a positive ...
It wasn't that long ago that almost any apartment that was put on the market in Manhattan would sell quickly.  I remember the days when a broker would hold an Open House, and have three or four offers in his hand when he left.  In those days-gone-by, buyers would make allowances for lesser locati...

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