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New York City Council Approves East New York Rezoning Plan

Will New York City actually build enough affordable housing? The New York City Council on Wednesday, by a vote for 45 to 1, approved rezoning for East New York. This is significant since it is a major component of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan. The Real Deal reported that the rezoning will generate 6000 more apartments. The rezoning legislation includes mandatory...

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Hub on the Hudson?

New York City could always use more open green space. It a city of over 8 million people packed in like sardines, more parks are welcomed. (In Manhattan around 1.626 million people are crammed into 22.82 sq miles.) We need better and improved infrastructure. The city also needs to utilize access to the waterfront. Many New Yorkers may not want these fancy new proposed public-private...

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New listing: Tudor City Classic, For Sale: 325 EAST 41ST STREET, Midtown East

Price: $825,000 Type: Co-op Maint/CC: $1,929 RE Tax: --- Rooms: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1,000 Fully renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath in Tudor City with wonderful pre-war charm including beamed ceilings, steel casement windows, beautiful hardwood floors and a window in every room. The living room has thru-wall air conditioning, charming windows facing north towards lovely...

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I wish I could buy a townhouse. Maybe you can.

Ever since I was a child, I was in awe when my mom would take me to Manhattan. Not just the tall skyscrapers and all the people wowed me. I especially loved walking the streets of the West Village and still do. It reminds me of Paris or of a quaint little town. A little sanctuary hidden away in this big and rough city. I have always dreamed of owning a magnificent townhouse in the West...

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