During the first few decades of my career as a real estate attorney, the question posed by clients was, "What will buying (or selling) cost me?" When ...
Known as the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (or locally as "The Bloomberg Dump"), it will occupy 2 acres and be 10 stories high. Hundreds of garbage trucks a day will bring thousands of tons of garbage and then dump it into barges.
During a charmed 30-year run (a building record) in Apartment #23, I'd achieved the near impossible -- a New York friendship with my landlord. He was a comrade, so we had built-in camaraderie, right? Think again.
Who doesn't wish they'd bought in SoHo in the '80s? Everyone wants to get in on a neighborhood just before it goes gangbusters. Below, the five most promising real-estate bets in the city right now.
What do Mad Men, Girls and The Mindy Project have in common? Well, aside from taking up two thirds of our DVR, they all feature New York apartments we're seriously coveting.
Real estate in New York City is expensive, with apartments reaching into nine figures. So what makes them worth all that money? Enormous terraces, private elevators and more square footage than most suburban homes.
Housing costs in New York City are out of control and we must do something to address them before it's too late. We need to accomplish two key goals: ...
There are garbage transfer stations in industrial areas in the outer boroughs. To get to them, unregulated private garbage trucks must pass through residential neighborhoods causing pollution. Fearing for their children's health, the residents want help. As mayor of this city, which of the following solutions would you support and why?
Very few civic leaders discuss the root cause of high housing costs. One of the primary reasons housing prices are so high in New York City is because of restrictive zoning that puts an extremely prohibitive limitation on housing supply.
As I attempted to pack, to determine what had meaning, I realized that while I had been waiting for my life to start I had been building a life. Filling the space with objects provided permanence that I otherwise lacked.
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
We should've been suspicious when we saw the price. A two-bedroom apartment on Kosciuszko Street in Brooklyn was renting for less than $800 a month. Even for some of the worst sections of the borough, that's really cheap.
Yes, we are in the process of moving. From a four bedroom mid-century modern to a two bedroom rental located in one of the better school districts in the country.
There's a drowsy undercurrent of indecision that's keeping a full real estate recovery at bay (that, and lenders, but that's a blog for a different da...
Houses almost always look better when furnished than when empty -- they also look larger! If you are moving to another residence and plan to take your furnishings with you, if possible, arrange things so that you show the house before you move out of it.
While it may seem excessive at first, an extra apartment can be a necessity for most people. Here are some practical uses for a second place of your own.