So you're thinking about finally making that move to the 'burbs, Buenes Aires, Paris or where-have-you, but you're desperate to leave a little something behind--specifically, a NYC pied-a-terre to return to whenever it pleases you.
Whether it’s in the realm of fantasy or something you are actually considering, you may be wondering just what makes a good home-away-from-home in the city.
We asked 5 brokers to pick a pied-a-terre candidate (not their own listing) and make a teachable moment out of it.
Galatioto grew up in Middle Village, Queens, but when she moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 2010 she found a real sense of community and home and wanted to blog about it. So a year later she bought the blog Greenpointers from Justine Carroll, who founded it in 2007.
Wondering what everyone was doing while you were at the beach this weekend? The Open House Scorecard rounds up the 10 open houses saved most often by buyers planning their open-house calendar over the weekend on StreetEasy.com.
by Marlena as told to Kelly Kreth | 6/28/13 - 11:08 AM
For three years, I lived in the East Village on Avenue B in a penthouse, duplex apartment with a fantastic private terrace, three bedrooms, and two bathroom unit. I lived there with my best friend, her amazing black Lab and some revolving roommates.
We even had private elevator access that opened onto our floor and our own washer and dryer, but along with this came the responsibility of paying for own hot water. It was a very fun, colorful and social living situation.
Eventually I packed up and moved to Europe for six months. When I returned, I was intent on finding a similar living situation. I found my new place--in Soho, on Crosby between Broome and Grand--on Craigslist.
Curious about the latest sales listings NYC apartment-hunters are drooling over? Then click through StreetEasy’s Most Wanted, a roundup of apartments saved more often than any others by StreetEasy users this week.
A hundred years ago, men and horses farmed vegetables, and most rentals were in owner-occupied buildings.
Today in NYC, we call those farmers "urban gardeners" or "Amish"--and artisanal, old-style landlords are just as uncommon. Here are the top 10 reasons why:
1. Rent regulation: Rent regulation, imposed in 1947 and again in 1971, did not provide enough revenue for small landlords to function. Small landlords burned their buildings, defaulted on property taxes (NYC owned two-thirds of Harlem and the South Bronx in the early 1980s), sold their buildings to the tenants (a.k.a. the co-op conversion craze of the '60s-'80s), or sold out to better financed (and bigger) landlords.
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