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  1. listings edit
    We Unearthed the 31 Best Rent Deals in NYC Right NowThis week we managed to find a handful of two-bedroom apartments priced under $2,500, including one in Harlem right above Central Park.
  2. the group portrait
    The New York Real-Estate Agents Turned TikTok StarsViral dances have nothing on apartment walk-throughs and neighborhood in-jokes.
  3. under a million
    A $550K Chelsea Loft Studio and a Prospect Heights Two-BedroomPlus a little red two-bedroom house in Kingsbridge that’s only a three-minute walk from the 1 train.
  4. street fights
    It’s Time to Let the Elizabeth Street Garden GoIt may be a pretty oasis, but we as a city are desperate for affordable housing.
  5. under a million
    A $485,000 Greenwich Village Studio and a Renovated Boerum Hill One-BedroomThis week’s picks also includes a Midtown studio with checkered marble floors and a Kensington one-bedroom with a private terrace.
  6. buy it for the architecture
    An Angular Time Capsule in ArdsleyInside, there’s a cathedral-like living room with original redwood walls and ceilings, a gigantic brick fireplace, and extensive sliding glass doors.
  7. viral houses
    This Pristine ’60s Ranch Is Actually From … 2021?It came together with dead-stock appliances and a half-century-old blueprint.
  8. under a million
    A $369K Sunnyside One-Bedroom and a Hudson Heights Convertible Two-BedroomThis week’s picks also include a Park Slope one-bedroom with a sunken living room.
  9. developing
    River Ring Gets Okayed, With 13 ConditionsSmaller towers, more affordable apartments, and a slew of other requirements.
  10. celebrity real estate
    A $22.5M Apartment at 740 Park Goes From a Mnuchin to a TischLacey Tisch, the daughter of Loews magnate Andrew Tisch, is the buyer of Steve Mnuchin’s apartment. Oddly placed black toilet included.
  11. under a million
    A $375K Forest Hills One-Bedroom and a Carroll Gardens LoftThis week’s picks also includes a 1910 Cypress Hills rowhouse and a renovated two-bedroom in Morningside Heights.
  12. developing
    The “Horrendous” Luxury Rentals That Need Gut Renovations After Just a DecadeThe life cycle of a high-end building is getting shorter.
  13. just browsing
    Comedian Aparna Nancherla’s Week in Zillow Saves“I am immediately onboard with an architect’s house, because they’re gonna know what they’re doing.”
  14. listed
    The Village’s Skinniest Townhouse Is for Sale Yet AgainIt never gets any wider, but the price keeps going up.
  15. mysteries
    Why Does Jeff Bezos Love This Unremarkable Building in the West 20s So Much?He’s assembled 25,000 square feet on a not-especially-pretty stretch of middle Fifth Avenue.
  16. architecture
    Why Was It So Hard to Sell a House That Promised Eternal Life?The strange Bioscleave House took an even stranger path to find a buyer.
  17. under a million
    A $598K Three-Bedroom in Concourse and a Colorful Flatbush Two-BedroomThis week’s picks also include a convertible three-bedroom on the Upper West Side.
  18. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Bay Ridge House With an Italian Villa Feel (Wine Grotto Included)One of the most striking features the current owners added are the barrel-vaulted ceilings in the family room.
  19. developing
    So Long, 666 Fifth AvenueIts past lives included Noguchi art, a cigar lounge, that satanic address, and Jared Kushner.
  20. retail apocalypse
    Barneys, Deader Than Ever, Is Becoming a Spirit HalloweenRetail apocalypse made manifest.
  21. under a million
    A $375K Hudson Heights Prewar Studio and a Huge Jackson Heights Two-BedroomThis week’s picks also includes a huge Jackson Heights two-bedroom.
  22. buy it for the architecture
    A 1961 A-frame on the Connecticut ShorelineThis waterfront home in Sachem’s Head, a tiny hamlet on a 600-acre peninsula, is on the market for the very first time.
  23. deadbeat tenants
    Equinox Has Decided That No, It Will Not Pay Its RentWhich is, apparently, absolutely fine.
  24. under a million
    A $575K Greenwich Village Studio and a Harlem Two-BedroomThis week’s picks also includes a Brooklyn Heights apartment with two skylights and fireplaces.
  25. celebrity real estate
    Wait, Calvin Klein Just Sold Another $85 Million House?Don’t worry, he has more.
  26. the view from 1000 feet
    Billionaires Can’t Get Enough of 220 Central Park SouthIt’s eclipsed One57, where apartments are selling at a loss.
  27. under a million
    A $525K NoMad Studio and a Boerum Hill Two-Bedroom with a Multi-Level BackyardPlus an Upper West Side studio with gold tin ceilings and a balcony.
  28. zillow finds
    A Rare Brooklyn Townhouse Listing: Unrenovated, Unstaged, and Filled to the Brim“Literal crime scene” or just someone’s messy home? Either way, it will sell.
  29. buy it for the architecture
    An Early Richard Meier House (With Two Pools) in New Jersey Horse CountryInside, sculptural curved walls gently separate living spaces, while public areas are anchored by minimalist built-in furniture.
  30. what a year
    Two People, One Room, 16 Months: The Studio-Apartment Couples of the PandemicZoom in the bathroom, Netflix every night.
  31. under a million
    A $369K Upper East Side Alcove Studio and a Park Slope Two-BedroomPlus a rare townhouse triplex (with a private roof terrace) on the Upper West Side.
  32. in store
    Can Rockefeller Center Ever Be Hip?Tishman Speyer attempts a retail revolution in peak midtown.
  33. under a million
    A $675K West Village One-Bedroom and a Boerum Hill Corner DuplexPlus a Fort Greene brownstone apartment with a lovely private terrace.
  34. stars
    Julianne Moore Sells Her West Village Townhouse for $15 MillionIt took two listings, 12 years, and an ‘Architectural Digest’ feature, but the actress has finally sold her West Village home.
  35. energy
    Got an Old Power Plant Lying Around? Crypto Miners Are Buying Them UpThey’ll take denim mills, airplane hangars, and aluminum smelters too.
  36. under a million
    A $369K Williamsburg Studio and a Bushwick Two-Bedroom With a Hot TubPlus a sunny prewar one-bedroom in Washington Heights.
  37. encounter
    The Man Behind L.A.’s MegamansionsRamtin Ray Nosrati is a developer for our new Gilded Age.
  38. other markets
    Inside Austin’s Wild Real-Estate MarketHomes going $850,000 above asking, 96 offers in one weekend, and more tales from America’s most intense housing frenzy.
  39. living spaces
    The Co-Living Start-ups That Survived the Pandemic Are Merging — and FlourishingThe pandemic brought consolidation to the co-living industry. Could it also bring an end to all the utopian rhetoric?
  40. makeovers
    A Woman Turned a Room in Her Brownstone Into an All-Pink Content-Creation StudioIt’s doing so well, the owner is turning another room in the building into an all-mint-colored version.
  41. obituary
    The Hostel Has Closed on NantucketThe Star of the Sea — a cheap place to be — has been purchased and, yes, kicked the bucket.
  42. sales
    Daniel Humm Buys $14.5 Million Co-op from Chipotle FounderThe Eleven Madison Park Chef is moving to lower Fifth Avenue.
  43. neighborhoods
    Going Back to the Office Means Long Island City’s Rent Deals Are OverLong Island City rents are sharply on the rise as white collar workers flood back into the city. They’re up 5.82 percent in May over April.
  44. makeovers
    My Toilet Is My OfficeIn April of 2020, about a month into full-time working from home with her husband and two kids, Niamh Sproul decided something had to change.
  45. set spotting
    The Turreted Royal Tenenbaums House Is for RentA few rooms still feel vaguely Wes Anderson-esque.
  46. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Bed-Stuy Brownstone With Tons of (Well-Preserved) Hand-Carved WoodThe current owner, who has lived in the house for well over 50 years, made many upgrades while protecting original details.
  47. on the market
    Rufus Wainwright’s Self-Described ‘Dump’ of a Pied-à-Terre Is for SaleThe Gramercy Park studio, which Wainwright once called “a total dump,” is pretty tiny (but it still has thousand-dollar wallpaper).
  48. #theapartment
    You Can Now Rent Alison Roman’s ApartmentIt’s located in Boerum Hill, or, as Roman calls the neighborhood, “the Paris of Brooklyn.”
  49. getting approved
    Overshareholders! Co-op Boards May Have to Disclose Why They’re Rejecting PeopleThey’re bracing for lawsuits.
  50. just browsing
    ‘Chief Pencil Lady’ Caroline Weaver’s Week in Zillow Saves“My three strongest home fantasies are: buying an old Girl Scout or Boy Scout camp, a Usonian house, or a really, really, really old house in Italy.”
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