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Category: Community Living

Neighborhoods
2005 Jan Way Uptown

They say you can have it all in New York City, but sometimes that's a tough proposition: You want to live in Manhattan, but you want your home to be an idyllic retreat. You're looking for an affordable co-op, but you think it should be spa…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Nov Affordable Living in Chelsea

A casual passer-by on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea could easily pass a particular cluster of high-rises on the west side of the street and think they're just a group of typical Manhattan residential buildings. But they're not. Mutual Rede…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Nov Above and Beyond

In New York City, you can have just about anything delivered to your door at any hour of the day or night. Food, furniture, entertainment; you name it, you pay for it, and you got it. This is a city where convenience and efficiency are val…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Oct Manhattan's Gated Community

When describing Gramercy Park to someone who's never been there, certain words immediately spring to mind. Historic, posh, and elegant would be good words to start with. "Star-studded" and "exclusive" might be useful, too. For the …

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Organizations
2004 Sep From Park to Port

Brooklyn's Community Board 6 - which covers Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, the Columbia Street District, Red Hook, Gowanus and Park Slope - may be one of the most diverse community boards in the city. Its images range from fishermen an…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Sep Profitable Neighbors

It's not uncommon for co-op and condo buildings to lease that empty space on their ground floor to commercial tenants - usually restaurants, retail stores, or small professional offices. While commercial tenants' rent can add to a building'…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Aug Man's Best Friend

Whether dog people or cat people, New Yorkers love their pets - nearly a quarter of the city's inhabitants own companion animals. According to the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the government organization r…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Jul Mermaids in Dreamland

Arline Zatz grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just a short distance away from Coney Island. She recalls that every summer she and her friends would take a short jaunt to the popular beach and amusement parks to lie on the sand and enjoy t…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Jun The Hook Up

If you take a look at a map of Brooklyn, you'll see that nestled between the Buttermilk Channel and Gowanus Bay, there's a funny kind of hook-shaped spur of land that protrudes off the mainland and encloses the Erie Basin. That's Red Hook,…

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Buying & Selling
2004 Jun Tips for Moving on the Cheap

Moving on a budget? No sweat. Here are some money-saving tips: Understand the estimating process. If you're moving long distance, you can and should get a flat fee. Get it in writing, or it will never have happened. If you're movin…

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