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  1. curbed glossary
    Coveting Your Downstairs Neighbor’s Apartment? You’re Floorplantsy.When that slightly better one-bedroom in your building has you lusting.
  2. get out of town
    A Rhinebeck Artist Compound and a Roomy Hudson CottagePlus two other upstate listings.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. who’s selling
    Someone Is Finally Buying Joan Didion’s ApartmentAfter three price cuts and a new broker.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. brick and mortar
    The Innkeeper Influencers Are BusyThe holidays are no time to relax for TikTok’s hygge entrepreneurs.
  13. get out of town
    A Limestone Mansion for Under a Million and a Stone Cottage in KinderhookPlus, an updated-ish farmhouse near Rhinecliff.
  14. the housing market
    2024 Will Be a Better Year for HomebuyersBut not exactly great.
  15. 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.”
  16. 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.
  17. developing
    When New York’s Biggest Private Landlords Are Columbia and NYUA new bill proposes the schools start paying taxes accordingly.
  18. offices
    Kickstarter’s Greenpoint Office Is Becoming a Hype HouseA talent agency plans to turn it into a members-only campus.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. reasons to love new york
    They’ll Never Leave This 5,800-Square-Foot LoftNo matter how much money you throw at them.
  25. landlords and tenants
    Landlords Are Tanking Their Tenants’ Credit ScoresAn increasingly popular tactic to pressure tenants to pay rent on time.
  26. the royals
    Landlord King Charles Has Shady MethodsHe’s been secretly upgrading his portfolio with money from his dead subjects.
  27. housing
    The ‘Airbnb Alternative’ Black MarketNew York’s Airbnb crackdown has driven hosts and visitors back to Craigslist and neighborhood listserves.
  28. 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.
  29. get out of town
    A Moody $399,000 Cottage in Phoenicia and an Updated Colonial Near HudsonPlus a mid-century charmer with a footbridge.
  30. who’s buying
    Manhattan’s Trophy Apartments Are Gathering DustThere just aren’t enough billionaires, and no one wants to live in Hudson Yards.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. who’s selling
    Matt Drudge Lists Very Beige Miami Compound for $2.9 MillionThe secluded property promises buyers “FOREVER PRIVACY.”
  35. who’s buying
    Ken Griffin Is Building the Most Expensive House in the WorldAnd it will almost certainly get swallowed by the ocean.
  36. who’s selling
    The Union Square Duplex Where Taylor Swift Took the 1989 Polaroids Is for SaleThe door marked up with lyrics is still there, preserved by the owner.
  37. the housing market
    There’s a West Village Frankenmansion on the MarketIt involves two 1840s townhouses and a former auto shop behind them.
  38. housing
    Rent Stabilization Isn’t Going to the Supreme Court This TimeThe justices declined to hear a case against rent regulation brought by New York landlord groups. But there will be others.
  39. interior design
    Battery Park City’s Early-Aughts Rentals Go LuxeA Robert A.M. Stern building, before and after big money changed the downtown buyer’s landscape.
  40. the business of brokering
    I Didn’t Know My Broker Was a BotRenters hoping to meet Brook E. and Emily O. at that Greenpoint open house will be sorely disappointed.
  41. the myth of trump
    Trump Doesn’t Own the Most Expensive Apartment That’s Ever Existed in NYCIf a judge’s ruling stands, Trump, who committed fraud by exaggerating the value of his real estate, may even lose control of Trump Tower.
  42. shopping
    Beverly’s Is Making It PermanentBeverly Nguyen’s roaming homewares pop-up signed a lease at 27 Orchard.
  43. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Gramercy Park Apartment With Two Private Terraces (and a Key to the Park)The combined 11th-floor unit also comes with two kitchens.
  44. the rent is too damn high
    Zombie Renovations Are ComingLandlords are claiming that work completed decades ago is grounds to take a building out of rent regulation. What’s a tenant supposed to do?
  45. a truly terrific new york listing
    A Classic West End Avenue Apartment That Became an Art Archive58 years ago, the photographer Joel Meyerowitz rented an apartment to raise his family. It found other uses.
  46. state of the market
    Curbed September Report: Rainy Open Houses and Midtown East Still on TopPlus, the listings that brokers are obsessed with.
  47. who’s selling
    Who’s Selling A Condo Staged With Tons of Acting Awards?Jeremy Strong, of course.
  48. who’s selling
    A Sutton Place Penthouse That Just Won’t MoveLisa Perry’s pop art co-op has faced three price cuts in as many years.
  49. the real estate
    The Townhouse Where Ivana Trump Died Has Been Hard to SellWill a $4 million price cut help?
  50. please be advised
    Ask an Airbnb Host If You Can Rent Their ApartmentWith a little convincing, that soon-to-be de-listed garden unit could be yours.
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