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Hot spots, creaky stairs and too-slow wi-fi plague New Yorkers

by Mayra David | 7/18/14 - 3:59 PM

Hating the heat, cramped rooms and the cable company. As the mercury rises, so does the irritation level. We asked six New Yorkers what they'd change about their apartments:

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New Yorkers dream of kitchen overhauls, a second bathroom and ... less space?

by Mayra David | 6/27/14 - 11:59 AM

Kitchen remodels, gut bathroom renos and more storage space. This week, five New Yorkers let us in on their real estate daydreams. Their gripes include all the classics, except one!

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New Yorkers want better layouts, built-in bookcases and no more roommates

by Mayra David | 6/13/14 - 9:59 AM

Sleepless nights, crowded bathrooms, and downstairs neighbors knocking on the floors. Five New Yorkers talk about their residential woes, and how they’d fix it...

New Yorkers' apartment wishes: fewer flights of stairs and dry clothes at home

by Mayra David | 5/30/14 - 12:59 PM

Fewer stairs, a dryer that actually dries and a dripless bathtub: five New Yorkers share their apartment fantasies.

  • Way too much walk-up When we were first...

NYC real estate wish list: Automate everything, add a bathroom, de-grime the hallways

by Mayra David | 5/16/14 - 11:59 AM

One New Yorker wants a second bathroom, another wants less bathtub, and a subletter admits to the shortcomings of his rental. Six city dwellers share what they'd improve about their homes:...

New Yorkers want relief from the maddening sounds of spring

by Mayra David | 5/02/14 - 11:59 AM

From too-thick paint layers to too-thin shower streams, five New Yorkers sing the renters’ blues.

  • Sounds of spring I live...

What New Yorkers want: squeak-less floors, sleek radiators and a stylish bathroom revamp

by Mayra David | 4/18/14 - 11:59 AM

Squeaky floors, leaky faucets and uncontrollable radiators—six city dwellers share their apartment woes (which may be yours too).

  • The creak of dawn The floor...

What New Yorkers want: Kitchen upgrades and turquoise ombre walls

by Mayra David | 4/04/14 - 11:59 AM

Sometimes, the best home improvement is getting a new apartment. Updated kitchens and in-unit laundry are good too. Below, five New Yorkers weigh in on their coveted dwelling fixes.

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Pining for a clawfoot bathtub, fresh air and an office under the stairs

by Mayra David | 3/21/14 - 11:59 AM

Space, space, and more space! This week, six New Yorkers clued us in to their home improvement fantasies, and not surprisingly, more room topped the list for most of them.

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Room for Improvement: A secluded den, no more gloopy paint

by Mayra David | 3/07/14 - 2:59 PM

Five New Yorkers share their home improvement dreams, which include carpet-free floors, less paint and a den. Girls (and boys) can dream.

  • Pet-friendly floors We...

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