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How to Furnish Your Terrace or Backyard
Private outdoor space is rare in New York. Some owners make the most of it, spending a pretty penny on carefully selected plantings and furnishings.
Outdoor Decor: A Checklist
Tips from Amber Freda, a New York landscape designer, on improving a terrace, a balcony or a backyard.
Big Ticket: Chelsea Condo for $45 Million
A full-floor penthouse at the Walker Tower sold in a private deal and was the week?s most expensive closed transaction.
What I Love: Tamron Hall, of the ?Today? Show, Feathers Her Nest
Tamron Hall, a host of the ?Today? show, an MSNBC news show and ?Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall,? lives in downtown Manhattan.
Living In: Gramercy Park: Steeped in History and Grandeur
From its beginning in the 1830s, Gramercy Park, centered on a private two-acre green space, was meant for the moneyed class; today the name still carries prestige.
What You Get: $3,000,000 Homes in California, Key West and Savannah
This week?s properties include a beach house in California, a townhouse in Georgia, and a cottage in Florida.
The Hunt: The Upper West Side Wins
Joan and Robert Khoury had lived in New York before, and knew what they did and did not want.
A SoHo Condo Designed by Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano?s first residential project in the city, 565 Broome SoHo, overlooks Holland Tunnel traffic, but residents also get Hudson River views.
Shopping Guide: Benches
Tips on buying a bench for your home.
On the Market: Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan
This week?s properties are on the Upper West Side, in Lenox Hill and in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
On the Market: Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey
This week?s properties include a three-bedroom in Northport, N.Y., and a four-bedroom in Rumson, N.J.
House Hunting in ... the Netherlands
The housing market in the Netherlands, including Utrecht and especially Amsterdam, has been seeing significant price growth, according to brokers.
Building Blocks: Touches of Whimsy at World Trade Center?s Liberty Park
The elevated park, which will be dedicated on Wednesday, will offer tiered teak seating, a ?living wall? and an intimate perspective of the National September 11 Memorial.
Once and Always a New Yorker
Many people bond with New York as young adults, then move away. For some, that time inspires a return, even after many years elsewhere.
Goodbye, Old-School Amenities
Amenities once considered standard in the city?s residential buildings are declining in size and importance, or being phased out altogether.
Big Ticket: Views and Amenities for $24.99 Million
The tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere, 432 Park Avenue, continues to fill up, with the official closings of two more luxury aeries.
Ask Real Estate: Who Pays for Air-Conditioning Repairs in Rentals?
Keeping a rental cool, rules for overnight guests, and buying property with friends.
A Brooklyn Condo Crafted in Concrete
A new 48-unit residence rising in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, is being designed using unfinished concrete.
The Hunt: Brooklyn Apartment Wanted: Will Climb Stairs
Jessica Poole specifically requested a fifth- or sixth-floor walk-up. She wanted a view.
What I Love: Israel Horovitz at Home in Greenwich Village
A playwright?s longtime home bears his stamp ? and that of the odd errant baseball.
Elaborate Touches at a Historic Home in Scotland
Just two miles from the center of Edinburgh, a grand 18th-century, four-story mansion is tucked away amid peaceful gardens and high stone walls.
An Italian Retreat With a Monastic Past
A former 17th-century monastery that is now a rambling vacation home sits on a secluded Tuscan hillside, its ecclesiastical history still evident.
Living In: NoLIta: Mixing Hip and Historic
In NoLIta, which stands for North of Little Italy, a sense of community persists amid the trendy restaurants and boutiques.
International Real Estate: House Hunting in ... Panama City
Construction of residential luxury buildings on the water is now heating up after a significant market correction that lasted until the end of 2013.
$1,500,000 Homes in Albuquerque, California and Pennsylvania
This week?s properties include a Spanish colonial in Albuquerque, a 1948 ranch house in California and an old stone house in Pennsylvania.
On the Market: Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan
This week?s properties are on the Upper East Side, in East Harlem and in Brooklyn Heights.
On the Market: Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
This week?s properties include a midcentury modern in Wilton, Conn., and a converted 1780s barn in Granite Springs, N.Y.
Ask Real Estate
Answers to reader questions about real estate, home buying and renting, mortgages, insurance, leases, condominiums and co-ops and real estate law.
The inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.
Square Feet: A Revitalized Cleveland Is Ready for Its Close-Up
Still reveling in its NBA championship, Cleveland, with a renovated Public Square and revamped hotels and residential buildings all over, is preparing for the GOP Convention.
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York City.
Tiny Home Test Drive
A night in one of New York City?s new micro apartments.
Bidding Wars in the Suburbs
High prices in New York City are driving up demand in certain nearby towns.
Moving to the Bronx
The number of home sales in the Bronx rose 35 percent in the first quarter of this year, a far larger increase than in Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn.
Co-op Wars: Do You Dare Walk on the Grass?
A new generation of buyers at a Jackson Heights, Queens, co-op has won a nearly decade-long battle over access to the lawn.
Before the Trumps, There Were the Wendels
The Wendel family, bygone real estate tycoons, avoided publicity and luxury. Their refusal to sell property drove the city crazy.
Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
It?s a short hop from New York, and at the moment, it?s still less expensive.
The Art of Home Staging
The practice of home staging has long elicited strong reactions. But as staging has evolved, more real estate professionals stress its importance.
Brooklyn Houses Clad in Metal
Houses of steel and aluminum are sprouting in cool places, a.k.a. Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Supers Who Break the Glass Ceiling
Among over 3,000 unionized superintendents in New York City, perhaps a few dozen are women.
The South Bronx Beckons
The Bronx, particularly the South Bronx, has assumed the mantle of next frontier for renters, buyers and developers.
Checklist for Winning a Bidding War
Tips for navigating a fast-moving real estate market.
A Checklist for New Landlords
It?s far more than banking and rent checks. Here are some tips.
Essential Home Staging Tips
The pros share their strategies for making your home enticing to buyers.
Tips for First-Time Buyers
With the median price for a Manhattan apartment nearing the $1 million mark, buying your first home can be a daunting task. And don?t forget to add in the fees.
How to Improve Your Cellphone Signal at Home
Good cellphone reception is a must-have for many in New York.
The 10 Most Cost-Effective Renovations
Here are some simple home improvements that may offer the most bang for the buck.
Five Things to Remember Before You Renovate
A home remodeling checklist for New York apartment dwellers.
Brooklyn?s Most Expensive Listings
To get to Brooklyn, win the lottery first.
Five Manhattan Alternatives to Pricey Brooklyn Neighborhoods
Suggestions for frustrated New York City home hunters.