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A Place the Entire Family Can Call Home

Every Thursday, Henk and Elly Oving take care of their young grandchildren. They don’t have to travel far. They just go downstairs. The Ovings share a five-story home in Amsterdam — two apartments stacked on top of each other and joined by a central staircase — with their daughter Jantien …

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A Penthouse that Defies TriBeCa’s Limitations

If you’re thinking of living in one of those charming 19th century brick buildings in TriBeCa, first consider the downsides. The light drifting through the front and back windows probably won’t penetrate to the center. Nor are you likely to find an emotionally uplifting double-height space anywhere on the premises. …

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

RECENT LEASE $276/SQ. FT. $318,000 approximate annual rent 2062 Broadway (at West 71st Street) Manhattan Café Metro, a fast-casual dining chain, has signed a 15-year lease for 2,150 square feet on the ground floor and in the basement of a high-rise on the Upper West Side. The company, which has …

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Book Publishers Adopt a New Office Image: Openness

Not that there hasn’t been resistance. Merle Brown, executive assistant to Mr. Jacobs and manager of corporate events, who handled the logistics of the company’s move, heard a litany of complaints, including, “We’re all going to be sick” from the spread of germs. Hachette had to make adjustments after its …

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Coming Home to the Lower East Side

In 1966, when she was 11, Ruth Santiago moved from Puerto Rico to an apartment on Pitt Street, on the Lower East Side, with her parents and five brothers. The youngest of 17 children, Ms. Santiago had many older siblings already living in New York by then, which made the …

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Homes That Sold for Around $600,000

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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The Widows of the Plaza Hotel

But while Mrs. Walsh was undoubtedly a grande dame of the widows, she is not the best remembered. That dubious honor is reserved for Fannie Lowenstein, the most cantankerous of the widows, who arrived at the Plaza in 1958 as a young divorcée and soon met a fellow hotel resident …

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At the Newly Opened Hudson Yards, More Closed Sales

Manhattan’s latest crop of new luxury developments continues to attract a steady stream of buyers. At the ultra-pricey 220 Central Park South in Midtown, the grand limestone skyscraper designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, four more units officially sold, including New York City’s most expensive closing in May: a three-bedroom …

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