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  1. intelligencer chats
    What the Resurgent Real-Estate Market Means for NYCAnother sign that COVID’s effect on cities has been less drastic than once feared.
  2. the real estate
    WeWork Didn’t Blow Up Without HelpSoftBank’s reckless $10 billion bet on what became the city’s biggest landlord won’t be the last of its kind.
  3. the top line
    Coronavirus Will Kill Lots of Shopping MallsMall owners seem to be aware of this, and they are trying to figure out what the next act looks like.
  4. the top line
    Don’t Give Up on Offices Quite YetEven companies like Google that are well suited to remote work understand the value of in-person interactions.
  5. real estate
    How Much Is COVID-19 Hurting NYC Real-Estate Values?The news for Gotham homeowners is not great — but also not catastrophic.
  6. the top line
    COVID-19 Is Changing Many Things — But Not Apartment RentsEven during this extremely unstable time, the cost to rent a home has so far remained surprisingly stable.
  7. the top line
    Here’s What the Trouble in Commercial Real Estate Means for YouSome of the hits to retail real estate may permanently change how state and local governments fund themselves.
  8. biography of a building
    Exploring a Real-Estate Time Capsule in HarlemInside Graham Court, a Gilded Age rental from the architects behind the Apthorp.
  9. buyer’s market
    It’s Time to Get Rid of NYC’s Rental Broker Fees for GoodNew York City is expensive enough, and there are better ways to compensate real-estate agents.
  10. new york city
    Broker Fees Are Back for New York Renters, TemporarilyA state judge halted the new ban until at least March 13, following a lawsuit by New York’s powerful real-estate industry.
  11. real estate
    New York Suddenly Gets Rid of Broker Fees for RentersAn unpleasant staple of moving in the city is going away, though prices probably won’t drop for everyone.
  12. corruption
    Maryland Governor Accused of Rerouting State Funds to Benefit His BusinessIn a state with a history of corruption, the Never Trump hero may have more in common with the president’s business practices than with his politics.
  13. donald trump
    Trump’s Childhood Home Is Back on the MarketAfter failing to sell earlier this year for $2.9 million, the modest Queens home is going up for auction.
  14. cityscape
    The Challenges of Constructing New York’s Tallest Apartment BuildingA conversation with the architects of the 131-story Central Park Tower.
  15. real estate
    The Last Residents of the Hotel BossertWhat’s it like to live in a nearly abandoned building?
  16. business
    How Did WeWork’s Adam Neumann Build a $47 Billion Company?Not by sharing.
  17. the top line
    Spec Mansions for Billionaires Is Not As Good a Business As It Seemed LikeAbout 50 such houses are currently for sale in L.A., and there isn’t enough dumb money around to buy them all.
  18. trump tower
    Trump Tower Residents Are Selling Their Condos at a Loss to Get Out: ReportThe president’s midtown flagship is facing a growing vacancy problem, with residents frustrated by the stigma and hassle of living there.
  19. urbanism
    Hudson Yards Is a Gilded City Straight Out of a Billionaire’s FantasyWhere nothing is ever dirty and everything works, where you can live your perfect life and never have to leave — provided you can pay for it.
  20. urbanism
    How Stephen Ross Became the Most Powerful City-Shaper Since Robert MosesHe’s outmaneuvered, outspent, out-leveraged, and out-sweet-talked his way into the Hudson Yards deal.
  21. the top line
    There Is No Crisis of Retail Vacancy in ManhattanYou may have heard the widely circulated statistic that one in five storefronts on the island are empty. You heard wrong.
  22. real estate
    Can These Towns Become More Like Hudson Without Becoming Hudson?Newburgh, Catskill, and Troy, once downtrodden, are hoping recent revitalization doesn’t get out of hand.
  23. Michael Cohen, Whose GoFundMe Is at $165K, Sells NYC Apartments for MillionsDonald Trump’s ex-lawyer is $7 million richer.
  24. jared kushner
    Kushner’s Company Fined $201K for False Housing DocumentsThe company submitted fraudulent construction applications, in an alleged bid to force rent-regulated tenants out of its buildings through harassment.
  25. california
    Rich Absentee Landlords Make a Killing from California’s Prop 13Designed originally to protect middle-class homeowners, California’s Prop 13 is now benefiting rich absentee landlords who inherited their properties.
  26. Why Trump Is ‘Obsessed’ With Revamping the FBI Building: 5 TheoriesMaybe he thinks FBI personnel deserve only the best. Or maybe he wants to shield Trump International Hotel guests from the hideous view.
  27. properties
    13 New York Buildings That Stick Out Like Sore ThumbsThe ultramodernist brownstones, teeny townhouses, and Japanese pagodas that aren’t like their neighbors.
  28. WSJ: Michael Cohen Buys $6.7 Million Tribeca ApartmentThe unit is in a high-rise developed by Donald Trump pals, who gave Cohen a $3.5 million mortgage for the purchase.
  29. properties
    The Turrets of New York — and the People Who Inhabit ThemA survey of the city’s tiny medieval towers on the Upper West Side, in Crown Heights, and on Staten Island.
  30. The Trump Organization Bails on Its Struggling Soho HotelBusiness has been down since the election.
  31. from the archives
    Looking Back at Long Island City’s Slow SizzleThe last time we called the neighborhood hot, we might have been a little ahead of schedule.
  32. properties
    Life in Long Island City, the Country’s Fastest-Growing NeighborhoodThe neighborhood’s transition has been a long time coming.
  33. properties
    How to Create an Outdoor Shower in the Middle of the CityThe private outdoor shower is one of the rarest — and least practical — amenities. That hasn’t stopped these New Yorkers.
  34. Remembering Our Colleague S. Jhoanna RobledoA tough reporter and a lovely person, gone way, way too soon.
  35. The U.S. Military Is Dropping $130,000 a Month for a Trump Tower RentalTrump hasn’t spent a night at Trump Tower since becoming president, but the Pentagon will be prepared when he does.
  36. architecture
    The Strange State of New York’s Street-Level Retail StorefrontsThey’re experiencing a combination of withering and supersizing that could have a powerful effect on a city that has always been shaped by shopping.
  37. cityscape
    From Alligator Shoes to Whole Foods: Watching One Harlem Corner Over 28 YearsA photographic history of gentrification at 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.
  38. Donald Trump’s Childhood Home in Queens Will Have a New TenantThe property was listed for rent on Thursday, and it’s already been snatched up.
  39. As Prices Plummet, Trump Palace Residents Work to Change the Building’s NameMore than 30 residents of the Upper East Side high-rise have called for the Palace to drop Trump.
  40. gilded cages
    Fancy Prisons for Billionaires Are Reshaping the Manhattan SkylineTo be sure, the inmates of levitating dungeons like 432 Park and 56 Leonard believe they are being pampered.
  41. conflicts of interest
    Jared Kushner’s Family Business Is Pitching U.S. Visas to Investors in ChinaLooking to finance a Jersey City apartment building, Jared’s sister Nicole told investors the project “means a lot to me and my entire family.”
  42. Chinese Firm With Government Ties Pulls Out of Deal With Kushner FamilyThe ‘sweetheart’ deal is dead.
  43. Chinese Firm With Government Ties Gives Kushner Family ‘Sweetheart Deal’Critics are worried that the company is trying to influence U.S. policy with the massive investment.
  44. Rent Falls in Manhattan and Brooklyn, But It’s Still Too Damn HighLandlords also continued offering near-record levels of sweeteners, such as a month’s free rent.
  45. real estate
    What It’s Like to Live in a Trump BuildingThe protesters, the new frisson, and the extremely clean floors.
  46. A Mystery Buyer Is About to Purchase Donald Trump’s Childhood HomeThe Jamaica Estates residence went to auction Tuesday.
  47. House Where Trump Threw His First Tantrums Is Up for AuctionA real-estate investor is looking to flip the five-bedroom after buying it for $1.25 million.
  48. Brokers Pitch Secret Service As Hottest Trump Tower AmenityGym, roof deck, doorman, and 24/7 armed security.
  49. 3 Upper West Side Apartment Buildings Are Dumping Trump’s NameThe owner said the removal will help the buildings appeal to more tenants.
  50. real estate
    Report: Saddam Hussein Kept a Secret Torture Chamber on the Upper East Side“You’re not going to hear someone screaming down there.”
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