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Trading a Walk-up for a Brand-New Studio

This summer, Jade Osei-Osafo moved into a studio apartment that is so sleek and modern compared to where she has lived before that she is still getting used to it. “This is definitely not my vibe of apartment — I love the style of homes in brownstone Brooklyn,” Ms. Osei-Osafo, …

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$4.5 Million Homes in California

Los Altos Hills | $4.5 Million A 1973 modernist house with two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a one-bedroom guest cottage, on 2.11 acres The sellers, who are the original owners, built this stucco-and-glass house in the early 1970s as a place to raise their four children. When …

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Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million

Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York City and the surrounding region focuses on homes that sold around a certain price point, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos and co-ops in different locales. The “list price” is the asking price when the property came on …

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How Smart Is Your Home?

At One United Nations Park, which faces the East River at East 40th Street, near the United Nations complex, every apartment comes with a single seven-inch screen, typically mounted near the kitchen. The screen also has programmable options, like “party,” which can be set to dim lighting and bring up …

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Are My Neighbors Spying on Me?

Regardless, the apps are popular. As of Wednesday, Nextdoor was the fourth most popular free app in the Apple App Store’s news category, and Citizen ranked sixth. Neighbors ranked 38th in the social networking category. There’s enough material to go around that the Twitter account @bestofnextdoor has gained almost 300,000 …

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Online Home Buying by Generation

There’s no question that the internet has changed the way people buy homes. The ability to research properties and neighborhoods, contact agents and sellers, do virtual walk-throughs, and even apply for mortgages online was the stuff of science fiction in recent memory. This week, we’re looking at how home buyers …

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The Fate of a Brooklyn ‘Palace’

On a recent Saturday, 25 members of the Philadelphia Church of Universal Brotherhood, an African American Seventh-day Adventist congregation, gathered in the ornate lobby of a 95-year-old former movie palace in Brooklyn for their weekly Sabbath service. Surrounded by columns and a gold-painted plaster frieze of griffins and vases, the …

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A 3D Print-Out You Could Call Home

In a forested patch of Garrison, N.Y., on the Hudson River, a giant robotic arm looms over a platform. Later this month, the platform will start to rotate while the arm pumps out a gooey concoction of basalt and biopolymers. Round it will go, receiving layer upon layer, until the …

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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan

Click on the slide show to see this week’s featured properties: In Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, a one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, 1,200-square-foot wood-frame house, with skylights, wood floors, a large living and dining room, second-floor work nook and dressing room, and a finished basement that is currently set up as a media room …

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