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461 Dean, world’s first modular residential building, opens in Brooklyn

461 Dean is full of firsts. The 32-story residential tower is the first modular, or sectional prefabricated, high-rise in the world. It’s also the first apartment building to open in Pacific Park Brooklyn, a 22-acre mixed-use community that links Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Park Slope and...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:42am

David Bowie’s former New York apartment and piano selling for $6.45M

There’s a starman’s apartment waiting in the sky. David Bowie’s former New York condo is up for grabs and not only does it boast amazing views of Central Park, it comes with the late musician’s piano.Bowie moved out of the three-bedroom apartment at 160 Central Park South in 2002, but the piano has...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:04pm

Neighborhood Guide: Jackson Heights, Queens

Remember when you had to head to Brooklyn because you were priced out of Manhattan? Those days are long gone. With the Brooklyn boom reaching its peak, Queens has never been as appealing for families looking for good value for their money. To that end, an oft overlooked enclave is Jackson Heights,...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 3:11am

For New York and Brooklyn renters, prices are dipping

Attention Manhattan and Brooklyn renters: You’re finally about to catch a break.According to Krishna Rao, an economist at StreetEasy — New York City’s go-to real estate marketplace — although rents in both boroughs enjoyed strong growth for nearly 10 years, the landscape has shifted over the last...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:15pm

How to find the best rental, based on your budget

This spring’s biggest trend? New construction. “A number of new developments have come to completion,” says Mike Colombo, an associate broker and manager at Ideal Properties Group. “There’s a huge amount of inventory, so renters nowadays are presented with tons of options.”The discounts aren’t just...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:06pm

RIP Funny or Die’s NYC office: Report

Despite working for a comedy juggernaut, it looks like there may be little humor for many of Funny or Die's New Yorkemployeesthis week.The website founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchyin 2007 is shuttering its office at 18 W. 27th St. in NoMad, Page Six reported.Sources told Page Six...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 5:13pm

$5.5M for renovated Hamilton Heights mansion is Harlem record

If this home is, as the listing calls it, “the jewel of this historic neighborhood,” the three-block historic Harlem enclave of Hamilton Terrace is a treasure trove, anchored by the Hamilton Grange home of Alexander Hamilton. Listed at $5,495,000, the limestone and terra cotta mansion at 72...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:56pm

Bill de Blasio could be your landlord; Park Slope apartment for rent

Looking for an apartment? Mayor Bill de Blasio has a vacancy.One of the real estate holdings De Blasio and his wife own is atwo-family home in Park Slope that is described on the real estate site Streeteasy as “Sunny & Sweet” and “enchanting” with a “charming Victorian front porch.”The...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:58pm

Senior musicians may lose affordable housing at Bronx Commons

The $160 million Bronx Commons mixed-use development, located in the borough’s Melrose neighborhood, broke ground in January. When complete, it will combine affordable housing, retail, landscaped public space, and a 300-seat music and arts venue known as Bronx Music Hall. As 6sqft previously...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 3:35pm

Huge Whole Foods coming to Brookfield’s Manhattan West

Along with its glassy towers on the rise and big-name corporations leasing office space, the Hudson Yards district is now displaying another show of how the mega-development is pushing the once-desolate Midtown West area forward–the announcement of a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods. The green grocer...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:01pm

Inside Look: Two outdoor spaces that will make you really wish it was spring

Despite a surprise March snow, spring is just days away. That means New Yorkers will emerge from hibernation and be able to enjoy the outdoors again. For the lucky ones, that includes their own outdoor spaces - from tiny balconies to actual backyards.Here are two outdoor spaces that are sure to...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 5:00am

How to live in East Williamsburg for $1,020/month

​Starting Wednesday, New Yorkers earning between 50 and 60 percent of the area media income can apply for eight units in the heart of East Williamsburg. The apartments — six one-bedrooms for $1,020/month and two two-bedrooms for $1,224/month — are located at 845 Grand Street, a new contemporary...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 2:30pm

Watch: New Murray Hill rental building offers arcade room, bocce ball and outdoor hot tubs

As New York City developers are competing to attract buyers to the latest luxury buildings, more are putting in unique amenities.One of the newest rental buildings to do so isHouse 39 in Murray Hill.Located at 225 E.39th St. the 36-story, 297-unit curved glass toweris LEED-certified.RELATED:...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:57am

Map shows America’s affordable housing shortage

Extremely low-income renters face a shortage of affordable housing in every single state and major metropolitan area in the United States, a deficiency of 3.9 million units, according to a report (h/tCityLab) by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). Nationwide, only about 35 affordable...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:28am

After $10M lawsuit, Sean Lennon removes tree that damaged Marisa Tomei’s parents’ house

​Back in September, after a 19-month legal battle,John andYokoOno‘s sonSeanwasordered by a Manhattan judge to remove a treeon hisGreenwich Villageproperty at 153 West 13th Street after neighbors Gary and Addie Tomei (parents of actress Marisa Tomei) claimed it spread roots on their property, “...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00am

Lottery opens for historic brownstone-replacing apartments in Harlem, from $659/month

​The block of East 126th Street between Madison and Park Avenues was once a rare, uninterrupted row of century-and-a-half-old brownstones. But many of them sat vacant in recent years, their windows boarded up and adorned with graffiti. One of these was number 58 in the middle of the block. In 2012...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:02pm

Inside Look: Million dollar views for under a million

New York City may have some amazing skyline views, but often — with its sky-high real estate prices — you’re lucky to not be facing a brick wall.Here are two apartments that tower high above the streets of Manhattan, providing a perfect vista of the NYC scenery. Best of all, these million-dollar...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:00am

Airbnb listing at Trump Tower seeks 'politically neutral' renters for $450 a night

​Not even a$500,000 a day security billor threat offrequent evacuationscould stop Airbnb from infiltratingTrump Tower. TheTimesfound a listing on the rental site for an apartment in the Midtown fortress that had been available since at least September untilthey last week contacted Airbnb, at which...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:17am

Manhattan's most expensive apartment is still 10 times more than this Brooklyn record-setter

​It may pale in comparison to Manhattan’s$100 million record-setterat One57, but a unit at Brooklyn Bridge Park’sPierhousejust closed for $10,669,579, setting the record for most expensive condo ever sold in the borough.Curbedfirst spotted the sale, which took the top spot from the$8.8 million...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:00am

Live in DUMBO for $895/month

​Back in 2012,Megalith Capital ManagementandUrban Realty Partnersbought two neighboringDUMBOsites from theJehovah’s Witnesses for more than $30 million. They then tappedAufgang Architectsto design both warehouse conversions: a landmarked former Brillo factory at200 Water Streetwas transformed into...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:05am