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The Year REBNY Tried to Get Cool

And the real power players left early.
  1. A $375,000 Sunset Park One-Bedroom and a Brooklyn Heights Cul-de-sac Two-Bedroom This week’s roundup also includes a Prospect Heights corner two-bedroom with at least one window on all four sides.
  2. A Brief History of Glen Cove’s Very Own Alleged Spy Hub The Russian-owned mansion at the center of geopolitical (and beach pass) disputes.
  3. A Perfectly 1989 ‘Barbie House’ in Mill Basin Glass blocks and formica built-ins are everywhere.
  4. Employer Promises Just 0.08* Deaths in a Year If Their Office Reopens *If everyone returns and is between the ages of 30 and 49 and is vaccinated.
  5. Eric Adams Hates Remote Work So Much Now he’s making fun of your pajamas.
  6. 85 Appointments, 600 Inquiries, and the Bid That Finally Won Out The bidding wars behind three especially popular apartment rentals.
  7. Checking Out the Scene at Paul Manafort’s Foreclosure Auction Featuring a surprising number of people in wraparound sunglasses.
  8. A $399,000 Park Slope Studio and a Sprawling Jackson Heights 3-Bedroom This week’s roundup also includes a Gramercy Park one-bedroom with dark-stained hardwood floors throughout.
  9. Despite $405 Million Write-Down, Zillow Is Just Fine iBuying debacle aside, it turns out that it’s hard to screw up in this real-estate market.
  10. Inside the Drama (and Possible Curse) of This Real-Estate Billionaire’s Divorce Blame the Chrysler Building?
  11. Barbie’s Mortgage-Backed Offer Wouldn’t Have Won Her the Dreamhouse A Realtor weighs in.
  12. An Extremely Quaint Kitchen in an Upper West Side Classic 7 It comes with a rolling library ladder — for easy access to cookie jars.
  13. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Montecito Neighborhood Smells Bad Meghan and Harry haven’t commented yet.
  14. Local Building to Be Constructed for Wealthy The West Village was supposed to get 500 units of affordable housing. Instead, it’s mostly superluxury and Google.
  15. Landlord Scammers Invented Fake Tenants in Rent Grift And are walking away without a fine.
  16. A $450K Kips Bay One-Bedroom and a Carroll Gardens Spot With a Private Roof Deck This week’s picks also include a Ditmas Park two-bedroom with a built-in home office.
  17. Jeff Zucker Is Hardly the First to Have an In-Building Affair New York’s long history of keeping wives and mistresses apart in the elevator.
  18. A 193-Acre Zoo Is Up For Grabs in the Catskills It comes with a six-bedroom inn fashioned out of the old giraffe house.
  19. Gwyneth Paltrow Has At Least Two Ruth Asawa Knockoffs One looked real enough to fool Architectural Digest’s editors.
  20. Can New York Really Ban a Nightmare Landlord From Real Estate? Yes, and Raphael Toledano learned that the hard way.
  21. A $450K Park Slope Fixer-upper and an Upper East Side Loft Condo This week’s roundup also includes an Upper West Side one-bedroom with a renovated open kitchen and decorative fireplace.
  22. In Praise of Shared Toilets A communal restroom in the hallway? It’s not the end of the world.
  23. A 1740 Connecticut House With a Wall-Sized Hearth It’s a rare old house that comes completely updated while still looking thoroughly 18th-century.
  24. What Do All the Brokers Headed to Ryan Serhant’s Firm Want? TV fame? Or just someone who will show them how to make a better video walkthrough?
  25. Turns Out the Standard Hotel Was Literally Falling Apart Many of the gray panels that frame the building’s distinctive windows were improperly installed.
  26. A $475K West Village Studio and a Cobble Hill One-Bedroom Condo This week’s picks also include an East Village two-bedroom with an industrial-style open kitchen.
  27. Brown Harris Stevens, NYC’s Whitest-Shoe Brokerage, Is Taking TikTok Workshops Real-estate TikTok sensation Madison Sutton is joining the firm.
  28. A Sprawling Prewar Apartment in Brooklyn Heights on the Market After 30 Years The ceilings are high, the rooms are big, and the layout just makes sense.
  29. A $249K Forest Hills Alcove Studio and a Beekman Prewar One-Bedroom This week’s picks also include a Chelsea one-bedroom with a decorative fireplace.
  30. A Newly Renovated Connecticut Castle on 275 Acres Gargoyles, a grotto garden, and “little goodies at every turn.”
  31. Kushner and Kloss Have Klosed on Puck Building Penthouse They bought it (at a nice discount) from Kushner’s own family business.
  32. A $520K East Village One-Bedroom and an Inwood Three-Bedroom Duplex Plus a Brooklyn Heights one-bedroom with original stained glass and a gut-renovated kitchen .
  33. One of the Most Popular Upstate Airbnbs Is Now on the Market The Barn at Tivoli has a woodburning stove that has been called “a real treat.”
  34. And Just Like That, Peloton CEO Buys Big East Hampton Estate It’s worth about a dozen times as much as the place he’s selling.
  35. The Site Chosen by Elizabeth Street Garden Supporters Gets Affordable Housing But that doesn’t mean the garden will stay.
  36. A $575K Soho Studio and an East Village One-Bedroom With Beamed Ceilings Plus an Upper West Side two-bedroom with a 24-foot-long living room.
  37. If This Deal Is Any Guide, New York Rents Aren’t Going to Calm Down Anytime Soon The buyers of the American Copper Buildings are betting on the numbers rising and rising some more.
  38. Does Succession Sell Mansions and Luxury Condos? The real life of the Roys’ real estate.
  39. Architects Agree: The Buildings Around the High Line Are Terrible The black hole of starchitecture.
  40. A $399K Chelsea Studio and a Floor-Through Two-Bedroom in Crown Heights Plus a Brooklyn Heights one-bedroom with a large private roof-deck.
  41. What We Know About Princess Mako’s Strikingly Mundane Hell’s Kitchen Apartment We weren’t expecting her first spot to have ballrooms and gilded ceilings, but 525 West 52nd Street is a bit blander than one might expect.
  42. Everything We Know About the Immense, Messy Macklowe Art Auction $600 million worth of Giacomettis, Picassos, de Koonings, and more; one really messy divorce.
  43. A $675K West Village One-Bedroom and a 1,750-Square-Foot Riverdale Apartment Plus a Lower East Side one-bedroom with a built-in home office.
  44. Architect Frederick Tang’s Week in Zillow Saves “I have hundreds of saved listings just sitting in there. It’s like collecting trading cards.”
  45. The Standard Hotel Could Be Facing Foreclosure All that nightlife doesn’t necessarily fill the rooms.
  46. Why Did So Many Homeowners Sell to Zillow This Summer? Because It Overpaid. The algorithm got overoptimistic, and the company is abandoning iBuying to save itself.
  47. Why Won’t These Celebrity Homes Sell Even in This Overheated Market? A handful of languishing celebrity homes have continued to…well, languish. We took it upon ourselves to figure out why.
  48. The Last of the Bespoke Brokers After Warburg’s sale to Coldwell Banker, the business is almost all behemoths, with a few boutiques hanging on.
  49. Psychoanalyzing the Housing Frenzy With Redfin’s CEO The emotional and financial stakes of buying a home have never been higher.
  50. Author Danielle Prescod’s Week in Zillow Saves “In New Orleans, I don’t have a car, so I’m always walking. That means I’ve gotten obsessed with certain buildings.”
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