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2018 will be year of the renters, StreetEasy predicts

We’ve heard countless politicians and advocates say public transportation is the lifeblood of New York City recently, but is it — and its near-daily issues — so important to New Yorkers that it affects the real estate market? Yes, according to StreetEasy’s newly released...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:03am

This is Jersey City’s most expensive rental listing ever

A new luxury rental just hit the market with a $10,995 monthly price tag, and — surprise! — it’s not in one of New York City’s five boroughs. Meet Penthouse Five at The Ellipse in the Newport section of Jersey City. Penthouse Five officially hit the market on Thursday and...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:40pm

5 Manhattan West goes from eyesore to eye candy

450 W. 33rd St. has been one of New York City’s most curious architectural wonders since its completion in 1969, but thanks to a $350 million renovation, it likely won’t be called “the elephant’s foot” any longer. The building in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards was...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:14pm

8 tips for renting an apartment in New York City

Renting in New York City can be the absolute worst. There’s the stress of finding The Perfect Place in your budget and preferred neighborhood, not only signing but understanding the mountain of paperwork that is your lease and the physical act of moving. It’s enough to make you want to...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Has Trump’s presidency affected his New York real estate?

Donald Trump wasn’t just a reality TV star before he became president — he was a real estate tycoon with namesake buildings across the globe, including several here in his hometown of New York City. With his presidency thus far riddled with controversy, has that affected his real...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:47pm

Are home values near city cemeteries scary?

Living near a cemetery certainly, has its benefits and drawbacks. For one, you finally have those quiet neighbors you’ve been longing for. But there’s also the chance said neighbors can rise from the dead and, well, you know. Of course, being that Tuesday is Halloween and all, we...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:54am

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

What are NYC’s best neighborhoods for parents?

Living in New York, arguably the greatest city in the world, can be as difficult as it is amazing, but add a kid (or two or more), and it can be even more daunting. But fear not, there are neighborhoods that are not only family-friendly and parent-friendly, but also wallet-friendly, for New York,...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:46pm

Nonprofit helps 5 churches develop affordable housing, community spaces

Navigating the city’s real estate world can be brutal for New Yorkers and businesses alike, but some charitable organizations – five to be exact – are getting a little help from the New York Land Opportunity Program (NYLOP) as they look to the future of their property. Officials...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 4:19pm

Stay in President Trump's childhood home for $725 per night

President Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates, Queens, is now listed on Airbnb, and you can book your stay right now. If you ever wanted to feel close to the president and get a sense of how he and his family lived, then now’s your chance. You can stay there for just $725 per...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:56pm

Woman indicted in SoHo apartment rental scam

A Connecticut woman was indicted on Wednesday for using a stolen identity and forged documents to apply for and obtain an apartment in SoHo. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced the indictment of Janet Lee, 42, who is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 8:51pm

See the latest renderings of the Domino Sugar factory development in Brooklyn

A month before ground is broken on the second building in the former Domino Sugar factory complex in Brooklyn, its developers released a new set of renderings for the site. The photos from Two Trees Management show the future 260 Kent, a view of the site from Manhattan, shots of Domino Park and...

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:14pm

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

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