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It’s not an ideal time to move in New York. Apartments are small and somehow getting smaller, beloved neighborhoods are becoming chillingly corporatized, and let’s not even get started on the rent.

I’m Nora DeLigter, a writer with 30 years of experience living and moving in New York City. I also happen to be a real-estate nut, and I am not fooled by DIY ceiling medallions or hollow beams masquerading as structural ones. Or stained plywood (we’re looking for cherry), or decorative fireplaces, or overly varnished parquet floors.

For this weekly newsletter, I’ll bravely take to Streeteasy, Craigslist, and Zillow and wade through 365 pages or so of listings. Every Thursday, we’ll debate whether an apartment’s proximity to Fort Greene Park makes it worth ignoring its leaky, drafty bay window, or if anyone even uses the golf simulator on the 23rd floor of that amenities building. And even if you’re not planning a move: Who doesn’t like to gawk at nice apartments?