Archive for December, 2013

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Living With A Business Below

Living With A Business Below

      Every New York apartment has a catch, and so when Ashley Falcon, a gregarious fashion stylist, considered the built-in closets, roomy kitchen and plentiful windows in a particular Greenwich Village rental while apartment-hunting two years ago, she decided that she could stomach the downside: living above a funeral home. Ms. Falcon’s mother, in [...]

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Manhattan’s Piers

Manhattan’s Piers

  By C.J. Hughes of the NY Times Lining the southern section of the island of Manhattan like bristles on a brush, some decaying piers with their dilapidated buildings remain symbols of failed promises and discarded proposals. And while some successes involved waterfront developments in public parks, a new wave of commercial projects offering bistros, [...]

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Buying Against Investors

Buying Against Investors

By Joyce Cohen of the New York Times Adam Fleming and Julia Sommer were surprised by how much they loved Brooklyn. The couple had lived in Morningside Heights in Manhattan when Ms. Sommer was working on her Ph.D. in neurobiology at Columbia University. Back then, Brooklyn had “seemed so far away,” Mr. Fleming said. “Although it [...]

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Stair Masters

Stair Masters

Robert Peruzzi was so determined to rent the fifth-floor walk-up he had seen on Irving Place that he was willing to outbid another potential tenant and pay $250 more than the original asking rent. Mr. Peruzzi, 35, now shells out $3,750 a month for the one-bedroom, which has exposed brick, a fireplace and a vaulted [...]

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