Without question, a revitalized real estate economy greatly benefits New York. As we have learned all too often, however, a frothy market can produce disastrous results and unintended consequences when buyers have more money than sense.
As a person who likes an orderly and unambiguous life, I found that the process of apartment hunting has thrown my world upside down.
Last week, I was denied an apartment because I have a full-time job in the media industry. I was feeling great. It was one of those unbelievably su...
Before 9/11, I never thought of my apartment as anything other than the four walls that kept me sheltered.
Late-night is not the only thing moving to New York City; the latest census concludes that for the first time in 50 years, more people are moving to NYC than moving out.
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.
If we're looking for an economic rising tide to carry all our boats, I don't see it locally just yet. I see the holes in leaking vessels being plugged, while those onboard are still carrying excess weight.
Twenty years ago after a long search in rural upstate New York, we found an old farmhouse on a hill with an incredible view of the Catskills.
How has the new flood zone map affected your building and insurance rates? Is your building getting a face-lift?
It has been two and a half years since I moved to 10th Street, hoping to find a quiet block and, indeed, despite its East Village locale, no bars have popped up here. In their stead, "healthy living" (or eco-friendly) establishments have come to this tree-lined stretch of 10th Street.
As New Yorkers we adore our urban lifestyle, but that does not mean that we do not also covet the tranquility found in nature. For many (me included), outdoor space in the urban jungle is a must have.
I will say: If there is one thing I despise more than graham cracker frozen yogurt being occasionally unavailable at 16 Handles, it's moving residences.
New York City has a well-earned reputation for being one of the most expensive housing markets. Fewer know, however, that New York City has been helping coop and condo owners address this price pressure through NYC Condo/Coop Tax Abatement Extensions.
As a Penthouse Specialist in NYC, I get to see a lot of impressive apartments. Recently, I got to see the Penthouse that was used as Green Goblin's residence in the Spider Man movies.
Breaking News: The inventory on the Upper West Side will only last 5 ½ months! (Cue the Psycho shower scene music).
Condos don't work in sag harbor. That's why I was very surprised to see one going up on a recent visit. To be an apartment building in prime sag harbor sounds good in theory, but I haven't seen it work yet.