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He fought to spare Grand Central Terminal from the fate that befell Penn Station. He also helped draft a landmarks preservation law that became a model across the country.
Author: Sam Roberts
Posted: May 21, 2022, 7:35 pm
A new room in Manhattan, billed as ‘one of the quietest in the world,’ is designed to help developers and architects defend your ears.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: May 21, 2022, 5:10 pm
Under current New York State law, landlords are not required to offer new leases to market-rate tenants. That could soon change.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: May 21, 2022, 9:00 am
Putting the best possible face on a property in just a few sentences requires finesse. Sometimes the descriptions go overboard.
Author: Joanne Kaufman
Posted: May 20, 2022, 2:21 pm
More than 1,000 terra-cotta sculptures — of firefighters, mermaids, steelworkers — adorn the walls of Parkchester in the Bronx. Is there a plan to protect them?
Author: John Freeman Gill
Posted: May 20, 2022, 2:16 pm
Real estate agents warn that open houses can sometimes turn into magic shows — personal items just disappear. “Kleptomania is a real condition,” one agent said.
Author: Alix Strauss
Posted: May 20, 2022, 9:00 am
This week’s properties are a four-bedroom house in Cherry Hill, N.J., and a four-bedroom in Sands Point, N.Y.
Author: Jill P. Capuzzo and Claudia Gryvatz Copquin
Posted: May 19, 2022, 1:00 pm
This week’s properties are in Manhattan Valley, on the Upper West Side and in Bushwick.
Author: C. J. Hughes
Posted: May 19, 2022, 1:00 pm
A new study reports that nearly half of the homes in the United States were considered “equity-rich” in early 2022.
Author: Gregory Schmidt
Posted: May 19, 2022, 1:00 pm
The Greene County town and the eponymous village at its heart have long drawn creative types. But now there’s a fresh influx from the city.
Author: Karen Angel
Posted: May 18, 2022, 5:22 pm
A storybook house in Fullerton, a midcentury ranch in Calistoga and a three-bedroom condominium unit in Los Angeles.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: May 18, 2022, 3:20 pm
A midcentury-modern showplace in Sarasota, a Victorian rowhouse in Philadelphia and a Tudor Revival home in Sacramento.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: May 18, 2022, 3:20 pm
A midcentury-style retreat in Palm Springs, an Edwardian house in Palo Alto and a renovated 1948 home in Sonoma.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: May 18, 2022, 3:19 pm
A Queen Anne Revival house in Hinsdale, a two-bedroom condo unit in Washington and a 2016 home in Phoenix.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: May 18, 2022, 3:15 pm
The sliver of an island off the Caribbean coast of Honduras has seen its longtime buyer’s market shift to the seller’s side as inventory dwindles.
Author: Alison Gregor
Posted: May 18, 2022, 12:00 pm
Drawn by the dream of life in the country, one Washington, D.C., couple took a chance on a ramshackle property in Ulster County, N.Y.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: May 17, 2022, 9:00 am
The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.
Author: Erin Woo
Posted: May 17, 2022, 9:00 am
Nothing says summer like a pair of these classic outdoor lounge chairs.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: May 16, 2022, 2:02 pm
Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.
Author: C. J. Hughes
Posted: May 15, 2022, 9:00 am
Renting on a month-to-month basis can leave tenants in a vulnerable position. But landlords often want to make a deal rather than evict.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: May 14, 2022, 9:00 am
The East Hampton Airport is set to close on May 17, but frequent fliers, business owners and others have filed lawsuits to keep it open.
Author: Sarah Maslin Nir
Posted: May 13, 2022, 3:40 pm
The operators and owners of businesses that have expanded or opened new locations in the summer resort towns talked about why they made the move.
Author: Arielle Dollinger
Posted: May 13, 2022, 2:30 pm
Timothy Godbold, an interior designer based in Southampton, became a Hamptons preservationist after learning that so many modernist houses have been torn down.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: May 13, 2022, 9:00 am
Jeremy Dennis, a fine-art photographer and Shinnecock Nation tribe member, has turned his childhood house into a studio for exhibitions, workshops, and a residency program for BIPOC artists.
Author: Julie Lasky
Posted: May 13, 2022, 9:00 am
JB Andreassi, a real estate agent on a reality TV show, said a lack of inventory has toughened the market for buyers and renters in the popular summer resort area on Long Island.
Author: Arielle Dollinger
Posted: May 13, 2022, 9:00 am
This week’s available properties are a five-bedroom house in Elmsford, N.Y., and a three-bedroom in Greenwich, Conn.
Author: Anne Mancuso and Lisa Prevost
Posted: May 12, 2022, 1:00 pm
This week’s available properties are in Brooklyn Heights, Flatiron and Turtle Bay.
Author: C. J. Hughes
Posted: May 12, 2022, 1:00 pm
A new analysis of the U.S. housing market shows that affordable homes are quickly vanishing from some cities.
Author: Gregory Schmidt
Posted: May 12, 2022, 9:00 am
In the Persian Gulf city, 50,000 new residences are expected to be completed by year’s end, which should keep a check on soaring prices.
Author: Marcelle Sussman Fischler
Posted: May 11, 2022, 1:00 pm
The Suffolk County hamlet attracts buyers with walkable beaches, low-key restaurants and good schools. But finding a home there has never been harder.
Author: Jan Benzel
Posted: May 11, 2022, 12:15 pm
“GardenFit,” a new public television series, shows that gardeners need as much attention as their plants.
Author: Margaret Roach
Posted: May 11, 2022, 9:00 am
The ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, who has a new memoir out, and her husband, the actor and director, collaborated happily on their Sullivan County retreat. Just don’t ask about the pleather recliner.
Author: Joanne Kaufman
Posted: May 10, 2022, 9:00 am
A woman had a low-enough income to qualify for a HUD-sponsored apartment in Southampton, but then she went to the grocery store.
Author: D.W. Gibson
Posted: May 10, 2022, 6:29 am
A Cape Cod-style cottage in Amherst, a Prairie-style house in Oklahoma City and a 1913 home in Norfolk.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: May 9, 2022, 8:14 pm
The past two years have changed the way we live in our homes. Are we ready to return to a spartan existence, or is our new stuff what sparks joy now?
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: May 9, 2022, 1:02 pm
Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.
Author: C. J. Hughes
Posted: May 8, 2022, 9:00 am
Bobby Bonanno created the Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society, collecting photographs and documents and conducting interviews.
Author: Julie Lasky
Posted: May 7, 2022, 3:50 pm
When a new landlord bought their building in the Bronx and threatened to raise rents and kick them out, tenants banded together. They never expected how far they might get: the chance to buy their apartments for $2,500 each.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: May 7, 2022, 1:04 pm
A standard 120-volt outlet in your garage can do the job, if slowly. Anything more may require an electrician and a steeper price tag.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: May 7, 2022, 9:00 am
The apartment, on Central Park West, is where Ms. Diamond had lived with her family and her extensive collection of Modernist and old masters art.
Author: Vivian Marino
Posted: May 6, 2022, 9:00 am
Across the globe, the 10 cities that experienced the largest drops in affordability in 2021 were all in the U.S., new research shows.
Author: Gregory Schmidt
Posted: May 5, 2022, 5:35 pm
This Somerset County township may not be as well known as its famous neighbor, but residents take pride in their ‘wonderful community’ and its growing diversity.
Author: Jill P. Capuzzo
Posted: May 5, 2022, 4:34 pm
This week’s available properties are a six-bedroom house in Tenafly, N.J., and a three-bedroom in Chappaqua, N.Y.
Author: Anne Mancuso and Jill P. Capuzzo
Posted: May 5, 2022, 1:00 pm
This week’s listings are in Midtown, on the Upper East Side and in Flatbush.
Author: C. J. Hughes
Posted: May 5, 2022, 1:00 pm
Used correctly, mulch builds and improves your soil like nothing else. But don’t make these common mistakes.
Author: Margaret Roach
Posted: May 4, 2022, 9:00 am
These serial renovators in Dallas weren’t looking to take on another project — or even to move. But a white-hot housing market can inspire people to do unexpected things.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: May 3, 2022, 9:00 am
Zach Stafford, the former editor in chief of The Advocate, traveled to gay safe havens as he has for so many summers, but the summer of 2020 was different.
Author: Zach Stafford
Posted: May 2, 2022, 3:34 pm
A Spanish-style house in Santa Monica, a 1925 Tudor Revival home in Ojai and a Craftsman-inspired bungalow in Los Gatos.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: May 2, 2022, 1:00 pm
Spring is here (whether or not it feels like it), and it’s time to spruce up the patio.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: May 2, 2022, 9:00 am
When miscommunications arise between neighbors, it’s often best to start with the benefit of the doubt, then escalate if necessary.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: April 30, 2022, 9:00 am
A $170 million effort by the federal government helped the island recover in the aftermath of the 2012 hurricane, but residents recognize that another storm could wash all the progress away.
Author: Gregory Schmidt
Posted: April 29, 2022, 9:00 am
A study found the most profitable beach towns for landlords.
Author: Michael Kolomatsky
Posted: April 28, 2022, 9:00 am
The Italian fashion center has been trying on a new look, with sleek developments rising fast among the city’s historic buildings.
Author: Lisa Prevost
Posted: April 27, 2022, 12:00 pm
Many of the home buyers who find their way to this unassuming Bergen County borough are budget-conscious New Yorkers.
Author: Jay Levin
Posted: April 27, 2022, 10:00 am
In times of turmoil and loss, treasured nature books can offer solace and guidance. Here are a few favorites.
Author: Margaret Roach
Posted: April 27, 2022, 9:00 am
Here’s how to design an island that works for your particular space and the way you use your kitchen.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: April 26, 2022, 9:00 am
AARP’s Public Policy Institute has redesigned its Livability Index, evaluating communities across the nation according to the services and amenities they offer.
Author: Gregory Schmidt
Posted: April 25, 2022, 6:52 pm
Political upheaval has stunted the high-end market in Peru’s capital, but domestic buyers are keeping demand high at the middle and lower end of the market.
Author: Michael Kaminer
Posted: April 25, 2022, 2:57 pm
The move into a Jersey City apartment that had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 went well. Then came the one-two punch of Henri and Ida last summer.
Author: Marian Bull
Posted: April 25, 2022, 9:00 am
Residents are entitled to safe and habitable living conditions, despite a neighbor’s mental health struggles. You may have to act forcefully.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: April 23, 2022, 9:00 am
If your children melt down, or the dirty dishes are visible behind you, does that mean your job performance is chaotic, too?
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: April 22, 2022, 12:00 pm
It may all sound terrifyingly high-tech, but take comfort: If you can use a smartphone app, you can use any of these modern tools.
Author: Rachel Cericola
Posted: April 21, 2022, 9:01 am
The pandemic has given a new urgency to the development of robots and ‘virtual assisted living’ that can help care for aging adults, physically and emotionally.
Author: John Leland
Posted: April 21, 2022, 9:01 am
During the pandemic, the Essex County township has attracted city buyers with its open space and relatively affordable housing — all less than 20 miles from Midtown.
Author: Kathleen Lynn
Posted: April 20, 2022, 11:04 am
A 1938 cottage in Richmond, a 13-acre retreat in Abita Springs and a Craftsman bungalow in Denver.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: April 20, 2022, 9:00 am
James Golden’s New Jersey garden, Federal Twist, taught him that a gardener must match the plants to the place — however difficult that seems.
Author: Margaret Roach
Posted: April 20, 2022, 9:00 am
As one Westchester family discovered, there’s no better time to renovate than when you’ve already got a hole in the roof.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: April 19, 2022, 9:00 am
The prolific actor, writer and photographer just turned 90, in a 1970s-style West Village loft that speaks to his many passions.
Author: Joanne Kaufman
Posted: April 18, 2022, 8:32 pm
When your ceilings are high but your square footage is limited, a loft bed may be the solution you’re after.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: April 18, 2022, 9:00 am
Ahmet Nejat Ozsu has refused to leave his apartment on the Upper West Side, delaying a plan for condominiums. A pandemic remedy for renters could help him prolong the standoff.
Author: Stefanos Chen
Posted: April 16, 2022, 6:12 pm
A buyer today may be reluctant to embrace the technology, preferring traditional gas. But this is the wave of the future, and the market will catch up.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: April 16, 2022, 9:00 am
Complaints of poor construction are on the rise in new luxury rental and condo buildings, after two chaotic years of New York real estate amid the pandemic.
Author: Stefanos Chen
Posted: April 15, 2022, 2:36 pm
‘There has been no tourism for almost two years’ in Grenada, agents say, leading to more opportunities for domestic buyers and savvy investors.
Author: Alison Gregor
Posted: April 15, 2022, 2:59 am
This week’s properties are a five-bedroom house in Franklin Township, N.J., and a three-bedroom in Larchmont, N.Y.
Author: Jill P. Capuzzo and Anne Mancuso
Posted: April 14, 2022, 1:00 pm
This week’s properties are in Bushwick, Inwood and the East Village.
Author: C. J. Hughes
Posted: April 14, 2022, 1:00 pm
As prices for single-family homes balloon out of reach, many buyers are turning to condos, sending that market into a frenzy of its own.
Author: Michael Kolomatsky
Posted: April 14, 2022, 9:00 am
A Nashville Victorian owned by an HGTV host, a Key West house where the writer John Dos Passos once lived, and a rustic log cabin in East Durham.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: April 13, 2022, 5:39 pm
This ‘suburban community in a country setting’ is just a 20-minute commute from Yale University, other educational institutions and a number of biotech companies.
Author: Lisa Prevost
Posted: April 13, 2022, 9:00 am
Those wasps you hate? They’re the best organic pest control around. Here’s how to keep them happy (and avoid getting stung).
Author: Margaret Roach
Posted: April 13, 2022, 9:00 am
Dieu-Nalio Chéry, who covered the strife that has plagued his country, became a target of the violence himself, but he and his family received help to settle in New York.
Author: D.W. Gibson
Posted: April 11, 2022, 8:33 pm
A midcentury-modern home in Rancho Mirage, a two-bedroom condominium in San Francisco and a 1954 ranch house in St. Helena.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: April 11, 2022, 1:00 pm
The city is thriving, but many who scored a deal now face rent-renewal sticker shock. Rents rose 33 percent between January of 2021 and January this year, according to an online listing site.
Author: Sarah Maslin Nir
Posted: April 10, 2022, 4:45 pm
A short-term rental gold rush is fueling concern for the area’s signature trees and debates about whether the nature of life in the desert of southeastern California is changing forever.
Author: Heather Murphy
Posted: April 10, 2022, 12:59 am
New York City curbs are awash in discarded furniture that can liven up your home or make you some money. We talked to some experts on how to find it.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Posted: April 8, 2022, 12:00 pm
Remote workers may consider a move to another city if they want to save on rent.
Author: Michael Kolomatsky
Posted: April 7, 2022, 7:20 pm
This week’s properties are a four-bedroom in Locust Valley, N.Y., and a five-bedroom in Westport, Conn.
Author: Claudia Gryvatz Copquin and Lisa Prevost
Posted: April 7, 2022, 6:39 pm
This week’s properties are in Chelsea, Brooklyn Heights and on the Upper East Side.
Author: C. J. Hughes
Posted: April 7, 2022, 1:00 pm
A 1930 Tudor Revival house in Minneapolis, a 1924 bungalow in Baltimore and a two-bedroom cottage in Salem.
Author: Angela Serratore
Posted: April 6, 2022, 11:00 am
Every 20 years, New York collects vital information about birds. And gardeners have an important role to play.
Author: Margaret Roach
Posted: April 6, 2022, 9:00 am
After living abroad for years, one Brazilian couple wanted a home that showed off their roots. So they built it themselves.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: April 5, 2022, 9:00 am
If you cook a lot, you know how useful they are. And if you don’t know how to cook? An impressive pot rack will make guests think you do.
Author: Tim McKeough
Posted: April 4, 2022, 9:00 am

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