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How To Budget For Life In The Big Apple

LearnVest | Posted 01.06.2017 | New York

The rents in this town are some of the highest in the country -- three times the national average. And while you may be able to save money on certain expenses -- like transportation -- the temptation to splurge on too many fancy dinners or indulge that shopping habit can be tough to resist.

How to Fall in Love With New York City

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Casey Cavanagh

I have quickly learned that falling in love with New York City means first letting yourself get really uncomfortable. When you're uncomfortable, it means you're shedding the old and exposing yourself to new, to better.

Why Talking to Your Neighbors Is Just Awful

Paul Cantor | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Paul Cantor

The more I'm talking to my neighbors, the more I realize why nobody talks to their neighbors! It's because they either have nothing to say, or way too much. There is no happy medium. You'd love it if you could keep your interactions short and sweet.

Is San Francisco or NYC Better for a 25-Year-Old to Live In?

Quora | Posted 03.16.2014 | San Francisco

Ultimately no one can answer this question but you yourself (the good thing is you're choosing between the two most desirable cities in US, so you can't really go wrong either way).

Micro-Apartments Unhealthy? Quite the Opposite

Ron Barth | Posted 03.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ron Barth

Micro-units are being created to fill a real and growing demand for them due to housing crises that exist in most thriving cities -- and personal lifestyle preferences.

LOOK: This Home Has A Secret To Surviving Winter

Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

A Caribbean cruise or vacation rental south of the equator are one way to escape the impending winter chill, and then there's developer Keith Jacobso...

Los Angeles, for New Yorkers Specifically

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Elizabeth Baudouin

Making the LA plea to your New York friends is no easy feat, and I'm used to the pushback.

The Catch - Why Apartment Hunting in NYC Is Such a Nightmare

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

Returning that night to our beautiful, charming, windowless, kitchen-less apartment, I was met with a whole new appreciation for what we had. Sure it wasn't the best apartment in the world, but by-God it wasn't the worst

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Kate Taney | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Kate Taney

Around 2 a.m. the other night, I had just slogged my tired wet feet on to the 6 train after having worked another nine hour shift behind a bar.

Astoria Characters: The Gem-Setting Jeweler

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a matched pair of elephants on Yogi Lala's front sign. You can't miss them because each one is balancing a diamond the size of the Ritz on the end of its upturned trunk.

Worlds Apart: New Index Reveals Sharp Race and Class Divide for Neighborhoods and Women in New York City

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 06.11.2013 | New York
C. Nicole Mason

Success and opportunity for women and families living in economically vulnerable communities should not be left to chance. We need programs and policies at the state and federal levels to assuage the deepening inequality gap in the U.S.

Astoria Characters: The Easy Driver

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Seventeen thousand. Manfred Edenhofer is embarrassed to admit that that's all the miles he has put on the 2000 ocean-grey Nissan Altima sitting serenely in his driveway.

Between the Brownstones: A Southern Perspective on a Northern View

Kenneth Rosen | Posted 05.15.2013 | New York
Kenneth Rosen

Now I'm here, peering out at the row of Brownstones adjacent to my own. The sun is up. My bags are packed once more and I'm off to my third apartment: the beginning of the second half of my first year.

Astoria Characters: The Comfortable Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.28.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Judy Lopez sits on the couch sipping a soda. Her husband, Ricky, settles into the recliner with Dixie, a bug-eyed pug, riding shotgun on its ample arm. It doesn't get better than this. The trio is content to tune in to the flat-screen TV.

Astoria Characters: The Ever-Weeping Widow

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The diamond engagement ring doesn't come off Ronnie Hartley's finger easily. For nearly 46 years, she's worn it, ever since Roger, her dear and dearly departed, gave it to her.

Astoria Characters: The Indiana Granny

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

One thing has to be perfectly clear at the start: Joan Murphy doesn't have much to say. So she's set the kitchen table for tea. And she's made some of her banana nut bread so things won't be a total loss.

His Designs Are All About Great Function And Meaning

Ron Barth | Posted 03.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ron Barth

This Italian architect gives us the scoop.

Astoria Characters: The Pigeon Parents

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.27.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a pigeon flying overhead when Eugene and Kaori Oda open the front door. And another. And another. Three in all. They land in the living room, where they're sitting in a row on the sofa, which is protected by a pair of plastic tablecloths.

Astoria Characters: The Lucky-Strike Bowler

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

BOWLING. That's what the big illuminated sign screams in red-apple letters that look as though they should be shining on a Times Square marquee.

NYC Real Estate After Sandy: Would You Buy Downtown?

Camilla Webster | Posted 01.06.2013 | New York
Camilla Webster

My mother's sentiments on real estate hovered around me as flashes of earlier pictures of cars submersed like bathtub water toys in the East Village swam around my head. "Location, location, location!"

Sinking or Swimming in NYC

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 01.06.2013 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

New York City may be a "sink or swim" town. But, sinking isn't really an option. Not here. Not now. Not ever. So we will fight.

Fall-ing in Love Again

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

It's 4:45 a.m. as I begin to type. I'm sitting in my Brooklyn, USA apartment. It's unofficially the coolest city on the planet. It's officially my home, and refuge, for the last 13 years. And I'm feeling quite reflective at the start of a new season.

Astoria Characters: The Lady of Losses

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.11.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In the living room, past the pair of wire cages that confine Melanie, Peaches and Shadow, there's a small black table that holds a toy car, a child-size football, a tablet engraved "Georgie" and a large color photo of a handsome man.

Hummingbird Beats: New York Moment

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York
Jill Donenfeld

Kindness always touches the heart and the kindness of New Yorkers is a treasured gem. This was a New York moment for the books.

More Reasons to Leave New York: Hate, Mirror-time and Fair Play

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

New York City has the unique ability to turn the grateful into the hateful. This hate is the legally acceptable, socially questionable, lighter side of hate commonly referred to as, hatin', and living here, you've become an unrelenting, unapologetic hater.