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Nine Sandy – related issues still plaguing NYC real estate

Nine Sandy – related issues still plaguing NYC real estate

    One year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, residents, landlords, businesses and the government are still picking up the pieces. While some remain homeless, others see hope, as commercial leasing rebounds in Lower Manhattan and Howard Hughes Corp. breaks ground on the redevelopment of the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. On Sandy’s anniversary, The [...]

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Where St. Vincent’s Once Stood

Where St. Vincent’s Once Stood

The developers of a 200 unit condominium complex on the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus, which to its opponents was a symbol of the overdevelopment of New York during the Bloomberg era, hope to leave its contentious past behind.   Intended to have the feel of a neighborhood within a neighborhood, the [...]

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Hunters Point South (source:mayors flickr page)

New Developments: Long Island City

  A new public park in Long Island City, Queens, will open on Wednesday, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg cutting the ribbon for a new pavilion, an “urban beach” and lawns making up Hunters Point South Waterfront Park. The park, which offers unrivaled views of the Midtown skyline, extends a corridor of waterfront recreational space on the [...]

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De-Clutter Your Home

De-Clutter Your Home

There are three types of people in this world: those that live in stark, museum-like homes with no knick-knacks of any kind, those that collect every possible tiny little item in existence, and those of us that are left in the middle with maybe just a little more things than we need. This article is [...]

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Questions to Ask a Home Insurance Agent

Questions to Ask a Home Insurance Agent

Let’s face it; home insurance is something we would all rather never have to think about. No one likes going through home insurance plans because it’s boring, it’s a ton of paperwork, it costs you money and it forces you to think about the worst case scenario. No one wants to picture their home going [...]

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Is Your Landlord Breaking the Law?

Is Your Landlord Breaking the Law?

We’ll admit it; it’s tough to find a place to live that can meet all of your wants and needs. Even if you do find the perfect place – affordable, amazing location, plenty of space, fully working appliances, reasonable neighbors – you still have to get past the landlord. Often times, you are so stressed [...]

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Rules for Renting with Pets

Rules for Renting with Pets

Ah, our pets. Our little critters are a huge part of our family, and the idea of living somewhere without your pet simply isn’t an option to most people. However, living with pets proves to be a unique challenge altogether. Pets are, in fact, animals, and that means there are plenty of issues that come [...]

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Safety Tips When Moving

Safety Tips When Moving

Moving is hard work, and for most of us hiring a moving crew is probably out of the question. Sure we could get a few of our friends together and hope they’ll be happy to heavy furniture in various shapes and sizes up and down six flights of stairs, but the truth is they’d probably [...]

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How to Pack for a Move

How to Pack for a Move

Moving can be a lot more exciting than people give it credit for. A new house, a new job; whatever the reason, there are plenty of new things to look forward to! Packing up everything you own, however, is not nearly as enjoyable. We completely understand the feeling. Nonetheless, just because you hate packing doesn’t [...]

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Pet Proof Your Home

Pet Proof Your Home

Our pets are our family, so of course we want our homes to be a safe place for them. However, that can be a bit easier said than done. It’s hard to know what’s dangerous for our animals when we aren’t even sure what they’re capable of getting into. We might think we have everything [...]

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