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The Evolution of the Village

Heather Risinger | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

I recently asked my friends if they had a village that helps them raise their kids. I wanted to know what made their villages unique.

Bad News For America's Largest Housing Co-Op

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.20.2014 | College

Members of the North America's largest housing cooperative are mourning the loss of their home at the University of California, Berkeley after its ove...

Inside Manhattan's Real Estate Bubble: A Reality Check for Buyers...

Ron Gitter | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

As we close the books on the first six months of the year, we find ourselves in one of the most treacherous market cycles in memory.

Co-Op vs. Condo: What You Need to Know

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.28.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Our homes are divided into a series of different housing types. For those of you looking to buy, or simply for those of you looking to understand more about the housing industry in the city, here is a breakdown of the most popular forms of home ownership in New York City.

Double Dipping, Deadlines and Discrimination: Fear and Loathing on the Way to the Closing Table

Ron Gitter | Posted 07.08.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

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.

Co-Op To Create 3,000 Jobs

PA | Posted 05.24.2012 | Home

The Co-operative Group is to create 3,000 new jobs in the legal sector through a continued expansion in the range of services it offers. The group ...

The World Of Underground Preschool Co-Ops

LearnVest | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
LearnVest

Parents have been known to leave the house with spit-up on their person and have definitely uttered the phrase, "Do you need to tinkle?" But how far would you really go for your kid?

NYC Real Estate Survival: Are No-Pet Rules Worth Dying Over?

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

In a tragic turn of events last week, a troubled Upper West Side condo owner who said his building harassed him about his pitbull took his own life just hours after euthanizing his healthy five-year-old dog.

NYC Real Estate Survival: How to Appeal a Co-op Board Turndown

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Rather than reverse a rejection, it's much more common for a board to ask for more information before rejecting, giving buyers a chance to allay anxieties or correct inaccurate or incomplete information.

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends for 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.15.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been an amazing shopping year in New York City, with new stores, new looks, and new visitors (50 million of them!). Going through a list of the n...

Is Lobster Fishing Over Regulated?

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.01.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

Lobster, so often seen in fancy restaurants that you forget that it was caught in a trap and sold for under $3 a pound. Or at least that's the case in Maine where arguably the world's best lobsters are caught.

The Hoop Fund: The 'Kiva' Of Fair Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In August 2010, an online lending platform called The Hoop Fund launched, inviting users to "lend," "produce" and "enjoy" products from dark chocolate...

MOOmilk Organic Milk: Maine Dairy Farmers Might Have Business Model To Emulate

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine dairy farmers hope their new organic milk, called MOOMilk, becomes as popular among natural-food buffs as Maine lobster ...

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

Friday Talking Points [95] -- A Call To Action

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.