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  1. the real estate
    Nir Meir’s Big SwindleThe city is charging the former HFZ developer with fraud on three projects. His colleagues say they saw it coming.
  2. developing
    Tennis at the Former Hotel Pennsylvania, Anyone?While Vornado waits for a better office market, it proposes a pop-up park on the vacant site.
  3. who’s selling
    Annie Leibovitz Finds a Buyer on Central Park WestAnd signs point to a bidding war.
  4. chapters
    The Village Voice vs. Robert MosesThe paper was editor Mary Perot Nichols’s weapon in the battle to save Washington Square Park.
  5. get out of town
    A Porch With a View in Kingston and a Twofer in Ulster CountyOr a freshly renovated farmhouse in Rhinebeck.
  6. listings edit
    This Week’s Worth-It New York City Apartment ListingsWe found an entire house for under $3,500.
  7. affordable housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlord House Is For SaleBut you’ll have to win the city’s notoriously dysfunctional housing lottery first.
  8. operators
    The Ugliest Divorce in Manhattan Real EstateHFZ’s luxury developers staked their futures on Bjarke Ingels’s High Line debut and lost everything.
  9. operators
    Nir Meir Has Been Arrested in FloridaThe former HFZ developer, who oversaw a $2 billion debacle along the High Line, is facing extradition to New York.
  10. who’s selling
    John Barrett’s Apartment Is for SaleThe celebrity hairstylist of Martha Stewart, Hillary Clinton, and countless socialites passed away last year.
  11. who’s selling
    A Frankenmansion Sets a New Downtown RecordA double-wide townhouse in Greenwich Village is apparently worth $73 million.
  12. brick and mortar
    The Luxury Flagship War on Fifth AvenueWhy Prada, LVMH, and other luxury brands are buying up real estate.
  13. brick & mortar
    The Lidls Are ComingSoon there will be almost a dozen locations of the discount European grocery chain in New York City.
  14. developing
    This Stalled Harlem-Housing Complex Might Not Be Dead After AllA new councilperson and a soon-empty building may mean One45 has a chance of going up.
  15. listings
    Jenna Lyons’s Old Park Slope Townhouse Is for SaleAnd she would like us to know it’s not her décor.
  16. who’s selling
    A Seaside Cottage on an East Village RooftopThe listing comes with a penthouse duplex with a terrace and double-height rooms.
  17. who’s selling
    An Airy Artist’s Loft Hiding in an Unremarkable RowhouseIsamu Noguchi and Keith Haring have both visited this deceptively simple-looking Greenpoint apartment.
  18. curbed glossary
    Coveting Your Downstairs Neighbor’s Apartment? You’re Floorplantsy.When that slightly better one-bedroom in your building has you lusting.
  19. get out of town
    A Rhinebeck Artist Compound and a Roomy Hudson CottagePlus two other upstate listings.
  20. celebrity real estate
    Alec Baldwin Clearly Doesn’t Want to Sell His Hamptons HomeHis pitch video — along with a $10 million price cut — shows that he has to.
  21. who’s selling
    La Grenouille’s Building Is Up for SaleThe ultratraditional French restaurant has been at the center of a decadelong feud between the two Masson brothers.
  22. who’s selling
    Someone Is Finally Buying Joan Didion’s ApartmentAfter three price cuts and a new broker.
  23. developing
    The Real-Estate Fund Buying Up Homes in Top School DistrictsThe plan is to rent them out to families looking for a way into million-dollar housing markets.
  24. developing
    And Now the Barneys Flagship Will Become CondosAfter five years of hosting Spirit Halloween and antiques-show pop-ups, the building has a new owner.
  25. who’s selling
    A Plaza-Apartment Auction, Starting at $1The Smucker jam family is trying a less conventional method of selling off its one-bedroom.
  26. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Garrison Estate That Was Formerly a CommuneThe 110-acre property includes a three-bedroom house, various outbuildings, and several pyramids.
  27. year in review
    Curbed’s 10 Most-Read ‘Truly Terrific’ NYC Apartment Listings of 2023Including a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired house in Queens and a much-obsessed-over Gilded Age mansion.
  28. buy it for the architecture
    You Can Still Buy It for the ArchitectureA roundup of the truly one-of-a-kind homes we covered in 2023 that are still on the market.
  29. brick and mortar
    The Innkeeper Influencers Are BusyThe holidays are no time to relax for TikTok’s hygge entrepreneurs.
  30. get out of town
    A Limestone Mansion for Under a Million and a Stone Cottage in KinderhookPlus, an updated-ish farmhouse near Rhinecliff.
  31. the housing market
    2024 Will Be a Better Year for HomebuyersBut not exactly great.
  32. the housing market
    Define ‘Penthouse’From low-rises to tiny top floors in new developments, brokers are getting increasingly creative with their use of “PH.”
  33. who’s selling
    An $8,500-a-Month, Influencer-‘Renovated’ Two-BedroomPretty in the Pines is leaving her Central Park West apartment, and its peel-and-stick moldings, behind.
  34. developing
    When New York’s Biggest Private Landlords Are Columbia and NYUA new bill proposes the schools start paying taxes accordingly.
  35. offices
    Kickstarter’s Greenpoint Office Is Becoming a Hype HouseA talent agency plans to turn it into a members-only campus.
  36. who’s selling
    Ronald S. Lauder Sold His Tiny Philip Johnson HomeThe Rockefeller Guest House, which once stored its original owner’s art collection, was an off-market listing.
  37. the rent is too damn high
    The $3,500 No-Kitchen ApartmentGetting by with a mini-fridge and hot plate used to mean cheap rent. Now it’s a “versatile” amenity.
  38. who’s buying
    The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Mansion’s Not-So-Secret BuyerCity records haven’t posted yet, but that hasn’t stopped brokers from talking.
  39. housing
    The Landlords Are MergingTwo organizations representing owners of rent-stabilized buildings across the city may be teaming up because one of them is going broke.
  40. street fights
    One of New York’s Most Secretive Real-Estate Families Goes SuccessionA lawsuit reveals squabbling and allegations of mismanagement among the heirs to Solil Management’s billion-dollar portfolio
  41. reasons to love new york
    They’ll Never Leave This 5,800-Square-Foot LoftNo matter how much money you throw at them.
  42. landlords and tenants
    Landlords Are Tanking Their Tenants’ Credit ScoresAn increasingly popular tactic to pressure tenants to pay rent on time.
  43. the royals
    Landlord King Charles Has Shady MethodsHe’s been secretly upgrading his portfolio with money from his dead subjects.
  44. housing
    The ‘Airbnb Alternative’ Black MarketNew York’s Airbnb crackdown has driven hosts and visitors back to Craigslist and neighborhood listserves.
  45. luxury real estate
    Plaza RegretThe prevailing wisdom is that you pretty much can’t make a bad real-estate investment in Manhattan. Plaza buyers might disagree.
  46. get out of town
    A Moody $399,000 Cottage in Phoenicia and an Updated Colonial Near HudsonPlus a mid-century charmer with a footbridge.
  47. who’s buying
    Manhattan’s Trophy Apartments Are Gathering DustThere just aren’t enough billionaires, and no one wants to live in Hudson Yards.
  48. who’s selling
    Stephen Sondheim’s Connecticut Home Is for SaleIt’s still stuffed with his treasures: signed posters, a grand piano, and the show posters that showed his life’s work.
  49. airbnb
    Upstate Buyers Are Too Rich for Airbnb NowPeople making all-cash offers don’t need the extra income, and they don’t like to share.
  50. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Turn-of-the-Century Portrait Painter’s Studio in Gramercy ParkThere’s a 14th-century fireplace mantel, library ladders, and a loft space.
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