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The Taxman Cometh for Some Condos

For thousands of luxury condo owners in New York who have received deep tax breaks for a decade or more, the taxman is coming. The end of those...

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Don’t Blame Tech Bros for the Housing Crisis
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Don’t Blame Tech Bros for the Housing Crisis

Can Big Tech solve the housing crisis? That's the hope behind recent announcements by Apple, Facebook and Google, which together total $4.5 billion...

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It’s a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood, and That’s O.K.
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It’s a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood, and That’s O.K.

On the 51st anniversary of the first taping of the classic children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," Google published an animated "doodle"...

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Tiffany Is More Than a Store
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Tiffany Is More Than a Store

Once upon a time, Tiffany was the name of a person: Charles Lewis Tiffany, who, along with John B. Young, opened a "stationery and fancy goods...

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Driven From Manhattan, a Couple Consider Westchester. Which Place Did They Choose?
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Driven From Manhattan, a Couple Consider Westchester. Which Place Did They Choose?

Marcelo Jara and Alan Murray in their new Westchester apartment. After years of living (and parking) in Manhattan, the couple decided to hunt in...

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Chasing Amazon, Retailers Are in a Never-Ending Arms Race
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Chasing Amazon, Retailers Are in a Never-Ending Arms Race

Retailers are trying everything they can to keep up with Amazon. Macy's offers same-day delivery and in-store returns for online purchases. Black...

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The Life and Death of the Local Hardware Store
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The Life and Death of the Local Hardware Store

On Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, not far from where I live, there's a small neighborhood hardware store called Chelsea Convenience Hardware, which is...

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An Affordable Brooklyn Apartment. Where Did They Wind Up?
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An Affordable Brooklyn Apartment. Where Did They Wind Up?

Last spring, not knowing where or when she would find a job after graduating from the film and television program at New York University, Ana...

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New U.S. Policy, Same Old Bind for Israeli Settlers and Palestinians
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New U.S. Policy, Same Old Bind for Israeli Settlers and Palestinians

OFRA, West Bank - Benny Aumann, 62, a travel agent, admits to harboring a back-of-the-brain kind of insecurity living as an Israeli in Ofra, a...

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WeWork May Lay Off Thousands
News 4 weeks ago
WeWork May Lay Off Thousands

WeWork is preparing to cut at least 4,000 people from its work force as it tries to stabilize itself after the company's breakneck growth racked up...

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How a City Fought Runaway Capitalism and Won
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How a City Fought Runaway Capitalism and Won

TULSA, Okla. - On a recent Friday afternoon, in the parking lot of a Dollar General in the North Tulsa neighborhood of Greenwood, Jessica Faulk...

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How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues
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How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues

If you've ever noticed a slimy film of algae on a rock, chances are you didn't pay it much attention. But some of these overlooked species hold...

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The Impossible Alchemy of Barneys at Saks
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The Impossible Alchemy of Barneys at Saks

So the dust has settled on the sale of the stores once known as Barneys New York. The final shopping has begun at their soon-to-be-vacated...

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A Couple Look to Upgrade Their Brooklyn Rental. Which One of These Would You Choose?
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A Couple Look to Upgrade Their Brooklyn Rental. Which One of These Would You Choose?

Mallory Harwardt and Max King were renting a dark one-bedroom in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a tiny kitchen, two small closets and no laundry...

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Airbnb to Verify All Listings, C.E.O. Chesky Says

Airbnb plans to conduct a comprehensive review of every property listed on its platform as part of a series of initiatives to give customers "peace...

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Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There.
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Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There.

WINCHESTER, Ill. - John Paul Coonrod had a banana problem. The only grocery store in his 1,500-person hometown in central Illinois had shut its...

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Even ‘Project Runway’ Couldn’t Save Zac Posen
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Even ‘Project Runway’ Couldn’t Save Zac Posen

Once upon a time, back in ye olde days of 2002, a young designer, just shy of 21 years old, was discovered by a store that was famous throughout...

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‘We Decided to Take the Rental Car for a Spin Around Manhattan’
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‘We Decided to Take the Rental Car for a Spin Around Manhattan’

Dear Diary: After a business meeting in New Rochelle, Nate and I had a couple of hours to kill before catching our flight home. We decided to take...

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Barneys Is Sold for Scrap, Ending an Era
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Barneys Is Sold for Scrap, Ending an Era

For decades, Barneys New York epitomized a certain kind of aspirational Manhattan cool. It matched the city's soaring skyscrapers in its ambition,...

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Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
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Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows

Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of...

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On a Greek Island, a Bookstore With Some Mythology of Its Own
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On a Greek Island, a Bookstore With Some Mythology of Its Own

SANTORINI, Greece - On a wall above rare first editions, old maps of this volcanic island and a stained linen lampshade, a painted timeline traces...

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The Internet Brings Chaos to N.Y. Streets

An Amazon order starts with a tap of a finger. Two days later - or even in a matter of hours - the package arrives. It seems simple enough. But to...

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Trump Family Considers Selling Hotel in D.C.
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Trump Family Considers Selling Hotel in D.C.

WASHINGTON - The Trump family, after nearly three years of controversy and legal fights, is considering selling its landmark Washington hotel a few...

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Chinese Lease of Entire Island Is Deemed Illegal in Solomons
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Chinese Lease of Entire Island Is Deemed Illegal in Solomons

SYDNEY, Australia - A Chinese company's agreement to lease an entire island in the South Pacific has been ruled illegal by the attorney general of...

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Government Loophole Gave Oil Companies an $18 Billion Windfall
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Government Loophole Gave Oil Companies an $18 Billion Windfall

The United States government has lost billions of dollars of oil and gas revenue to fossil-fuel companies because of a loophole in a decades-old...

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One Family Built Forever 21, and Fueled Its Collapse
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One Family Built Forever 21, and Fueled Its Collapse

When Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy last month, the fast fashion chain described its history in documents that read, at times, like a pitch for a...

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Inside the Nordstrom Dynasty
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Inside the Nordstrom Dynasty

Blake Nordstrom was a model Nordstrom. He was nice about being competitive and competitive about being nice. He would wish employees happy birthday...

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A Couple Trades Up in the Financial District. Which Apartment Did They Choose?
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A Couple Trades Up in the Financial District. Which Apartment Did They Choose?

Alex Wong and Michael Thomas were renting a small, dark one-bedroom in a Crown Heights walk-up when they realized about two years ago how much they...

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As an Ohio City Struggles, Some See Salvation in a Prairie
News 2 months ago
As an Ohio City Struggles, Some See Salvation in a Prairie

DAYTON, Ohio — The 140-acre Paul E. Knoop Jr. Prairie in Dayton has become something of an inkblot test. Some see a field that could be repurposed...

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WeWork C.E.O. Adam Neumann Steps Down Under Pressure
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WeWork C.E.O. Adam Neumann Steps Down Under Pressure

Adam Neumann turned WeWork into one of the most valuable start-ups in the world largely through the force of his outsize personality. He persuaded...

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