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How to Build a House for Leonard Bernstein

Maestro production designer Kevin Thompson on filming in the conductor’s actual Connecticut home (and going through his junk drawers).
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  3. Introducing Subscriber-Only Newsletters Three brand-new newsletters plus a selection of our existing ones will be available exclusively to New York’s most valued readers.
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  13. ‘The Sweetest Little House on the Most Expensive Street’ After almost 50 years in the West Village, a couple sells an 1826 rowhouse.
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  20. Kayaking to School in Broad Channel On one block, a night of heavy rains and high tide sometimes means breaking out a boat to get around.
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  22. My New Apartment’s Most Aggravating Feature New York homes come with standard headaches. This might be the dumbest one yet.
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