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  1. listings edit
    We Unearthed the 33 Best Rent Deals in NYC Right NowThis week, we found a bunch of apartments with fantastic original details, from tin ceilings in Bed-Stuy to cast-iron columns in Tribeca.
  2. under a million
    A Fort Greene One-Bedroom for $575k and a Few Two-Bedrooms With Private RooftopsAlmost all of this week’s picks have private outdoor spaces.
  3. getting approved
    Overshareholders! Co-op Boards May Have to Disclose Why They’re Rejecting PeopleThey’re bracing for lawsuits.
  4. 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.”
  5. the real estate
    What If Compass Is Basically Just Like Every Other Real-Estate Brokerage?Except with a nicer logo and an over-leveraged IPO.
  6. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Carefully Crafted Mid-Century Time Capsule on the ConcourseThe two-bedroom apartment is packed with details inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Joseph Eichler, and Eero Saarinen (among others).
  7. buy it for the architecture
    A Double-Dome Home Built by a JugglerEach of the two domes has 30-foot wood ceilings, which are still in great original condition.
  8. the real estate
    You Can Finally Live Like a WhitneyA villa built as an art studio for the museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, is for sale.
  9. what’s going on here?
    This Maximalist East Village Church Is for SalePractically every surface of its 74-foot-long sanctuary and chancel is covered in gilded icons and ornaments, stained glass, and tiny figurines.
  10. section 8
    Everything We Know About the Sweeping New Housing Discrimination Lawsuit“Not a hope in hell”: Eighty-eight brokers and landlords are caught on tape rejecting housing vouchers.
  11. the pin drop
    Miami’s Little ManhattanDuring the pandemic, many well-off New Yorkers fled to South Florida … and their favorite restaurants followed.
  12. tough calls
    Trump or Epstein: Which Depraved House Would You Buy?A $50 million dilemma.
  13. pod life
    L.A. Startup Advertises Nonexistent One-Quarter Bedrooms in Brooklyn HeightsIs Brownstone Shared Housing a disruptive new housing solution or a neo-flophouse operator? It’s hard to say.
  14. just browsing
    Author Rebecca Makkai’s Week in Zillow Saves“The one thing that I look for in all these listings is the closet that’s the size of an entire room.”
  15. brick and mortar
    Century 21 Is Returning, But You Can’t Get There on the SubwayBecause … it’s in Busan, South Korea.
  16. the real estate
    The Gut Renovation of Ryan SerhantHe was a real-estate striver slinging cheap rentals until Million Dollar Listing — and a pandemic market — made him the plutocracy’s broker of choice.
  17. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Tudoresque Riverdale House Originally Owned by Isabel BishopOn the market for the first time in over 30 years, the five-bedroom Fieldston house comes with a ton of original woodwork and colorful tiles.
  18. the new wfh
    There’s a New Bidding War For the Studio Next DoorWell-off New Yorkers covet an office down the hall.
  19. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Prewar Floor-Through in Chelsea (With Tin Ceilings From Minnesota)The parlor floor unit has more or less every original period detail one could imagine.
  20. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Brooklyn Heights 3-Bedroom With Exposed Beams in Almost Every RoomOriginally two separate units, this airy co-op apartment sits on a street lined with real gas lamps.
  21. co-op conflicts
    ‘They’re in Long Island, and Don’t Give a Sh*t’: Boards Ghost Their ResidentsAnd residents are none too pleased.
  22. just browsing
    ‘Catfish’ Host Kamie Crawford’s Week in Zillow Saves“You gotta manifest positivity in your home-buying process.”
  23. viral houses
    A Florida Family Bought the Viral Shag-Carpet House Without Setting Foot InsideIt’ll soon be a vacation rental, but without all of the wall-to-wall carpeting.
  24. worth it for this room alone
    A Waterfall Wall in a Lower East Side Carriage HouseThe owners transformed a vintage platform elevator shaft into a stairway with the waterfall as backdrop.
  25. a truly terrific new york listing
    A 1796 Townhouse With a Skylit Copper TubThe 25-foot-wide brick townhouse on Harriston Street also has the biggest private backyard on the block.
  26. subdivisions
    Wait — Kim Owns the Land and Kanye Owns the House?Who cares about the divorce — is the couple in a land-lease situation?
  27. landmarks
    Why Hasn’t Anyone Bought This William Lescaze House?A pioneering 1935 house has been on and off the market for years.
  28. stay here
    9 (Vetted) Winter Airbnbs to Rent Within Three Hours of NYCIncluding a Nordic-style two-bedroom with a dry sauna and a Belleayre Mountain spot where the host provides s’more kits.
  29. on the market
    A Townhouse on Prospect Park West With a Perfectly Preserved Art Deco BathroomBuilt in 1915, the brick building also has a gated driveway and garage.
  30. industry news
    L.A. Real-Estate Agent Dalton Gomez Announces Engagement to Pop SingerHis fiancée is Ariana Grande, a performer from Boca Raton, Florida.
  31. worth it for this room alone
    A Wall-to-Wall (to Bed) Floral Room in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Childhood TownhouseIt makes a convincing case for matching bedding, curtains, and wallpaper.
  32. buy it for the architecture
    A Shingled House With a 13,000-Square-Foot Deck on Quantuck BayThe 1987 home designed by the prolific Long Island architect Norman Jaffe is on the market for $18.7 million.
  33. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Three-Bedroom With 18-Foot Ceilings in the West 67th Street Artists’ ColonyThere’s also a huge caramel-colored kitchen that has storage on all four sides and a center island with a built-in toaster.
  34. vacancies
    Spite-Watching the Rent Fall on Your Old NYC ApartmentSomeone else is going to get it for less, dammit.
  35. a truly terrific new york listing
    An Upper East Side Classic Six That Never Left 1979Not one, but two, rooms have mirrored ceilings.
  36. buy it for the architecture
    This Modernist Landmark in New Orleans Has Had Only Two Owners EverThe glass and brick home of Buster Curtis Jr., the architect who designed the Louisiana Superdome, is on the market for $1.8 million.
  37. you know who used to live here?
    Doug Emhoff, Second-Gentleman-Elect, Grew Up in This Building in BrooklynThe Midwood roots of Kamala Harris’s husband.
  38. buy it for the architecture
    McKim, Mead & White Designed This Castle, the Olmsted Brothers Did the GroundsThe 24,000-square-foot mansion overlooking Tuxedo Lake has 14 bedrooms and 11.5 baths.
  39. a truly terrific new york listing
    Upper West Side Home Has 4 Floors, 3 Spiral Staircases, and a CatwalkThe lower half of the 1,700-square-foot apartment used to be the operating room of a former hospital.
  40. just browsing
    Tech Reporter Taylor Lorenz’s Week in Zillow Saves“I literally know every house in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.”
  41. buy it for the architecture
    Stone, Stucco, and Chimneys Galore: A Chateau in Litchfield County for $2.2MOn the market for the first time in 26 years.
  42. a truly terrific new york listing
    Blue’s Clues Steve Is Selling His (Blue!) Converted Garage in WilliamsburgThe Williamsburg home has a huge courtyard surrounded by glass walls (and two more big roof decks).
  43. the real estate
    The $99,900 Studios on Billionaires’ RowCarnegie House residents are racing to offload their apartments. Why?
  44. biography of a building
    The Downtown Co-op of All Downtown Co-opsThe Art Deco building One Fifth Avenue has long been an expression of a certain type of New York–ness.
  45. buy it for the architecture
    Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian on Market for First Time Since 1965, at $1.7MLocated about 40 minutes north of Chicago, the Carr house has only ever had two owners.
  46. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Downtown Duplex Loft With a Balcony Over BroadwayListed for $1.25 million, this airy one-bedroom at Bleecker Court comes renovated with an open kitchen and spiral staircase.
  47. the real estate
    Are You Radical Chic Enough to Live in Leonard Bernstein’s Apartment?Mmmm, these are nice. The apartment where Lenny and Felicia Bernstein held that notorious fundraiser is listed for $29.5 million.
  48. buy it for the architecture
    A Brooklyn Heights Curiosity Is on the Market for the First TimeArchitectural Record named it a “trend-setting house of 1969.”
  49. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Very Private Triplex in Hudson Square Hits Market for First Time in 20 YearsThe unit, renovated into a three-bedroom, has only changed hands once since becoming a co-op in the 1970s.
  50. stay here
    70 Vetted Airbnbs — All Within Three Hours of New York CityA renovated milk barn (on a working farm) in the Catskills, a Shaker-themed “chalet” in the Poconos, and 68 others.
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