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Americans Have Discovered the Garden, and Celebrities Want In
Many of us turned to gardening for solace during the pandemic. Now Martha Stewart and Drew Barrymore want to guide us to green thumbs.Last spring, as the world descended into a collective panic, Drew Barrymore planted her first lawn. “I did not think I could do this,” said Ms. Barrymore, 46, who until last year did not include gardening in her exha...
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It’s Less a Hotel Than a New York Legend. And Now, a Battleground.
Mark Twain and Bob Dylan slept at the Chelsea. Now, developers hope to lure tourists, but they have to soothe some frustrated tenants.You can’t exactly roam carefree through the Chelsea Hotel these days, re-enacting its bohemian past, open wine bottle in hand, say, while taking a break from writing your generation-defining novel, song, or Netflix s...
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A Glut of Available Manhattan Office Space
Office space available for lease is at its highest level in at least three decades, according to a recent report.As some businesses succumb to the economic impact of the pandemic and others embrace remote work long term (Twitter being a prime example), the city’s commercial real estate market faces increasing uncertainty. The share of Manhattan off...
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Homes for Sale in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens
This week’s homes are in the financial district, Boerum Hill and Forest Hills.Click on the slide show to see this week’s featured properties:In the financial district: a one-bath studio loft with a slightly raised open sleeping area, 10-and-a-half-foot ceilings, tall windows, hidden storage, a walk-in closet and in-unit laundry, in a 10-story prewa...
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Why Diversity Is an Advantage in a Vegetable Plot
Forget whatever you’ve heard about which plants ‘love’ which other plants. This isn’t Match.com for vegetables: There’s a science to it.Before pushing that cart of vegetable seedlings to the checkout line, consider a stop in the seed aisle. On offer: potential organic pest control.A packet of radish seeds could help fight the flea beetles on your n...
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West Hartford, Conn.: A Suburb With an Urban Aesthetic
This densely developed town abutting Connecticut’s capital city is a ‘little bit of a liberal enclave,’ equidistant from Boston and New York.When Jonathan and Sarah Hammer began looking for a house in West Hartford, a bustling suburb abutting Connecticut’s capital city, it was immediately clear that they were in a fiercely competitive market. Early...
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Estelle Colored Glass Had a Big Year
Stephanie Hall, the founder of Estelle Colored Glass, wants to brighten up your cabinet of coupes and wine glasses.In Stephanie Hall’s youth, afternoons spent treasure hunting with her grandmother in Holly Hill, S.C., often yielded sparkling hauls of vintage glassware in colors like emerald green and amber.“All of these trips were about finding bea...
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The Next Level in Office Amenities: Wild Horses
#styln-signup .styln-signup-wrapper { max-width: calc(100% - 40px); width: 600px; margin: 20px auto; padding-bottom: 20px; border-bottom: 1px solid #e2e2e2; } STOREY COUNTY, Nev. — You can’t ride the wild mustangs at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in Nevada, but you’re nearly guaranteed to see bands of them loping over sagebrush in a scene t...
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Do You Have to Pay Your Building’s Covid-19 Cleaning Fee?
It depends on how your contract is worded, but there is often room for negotiation in any case.Q: I am moving out of the Yorkville apartment that I’ve been renting in a condo. The management company says the condo board has mandated a $1,250 Covid-19 cleaning fee, on top of the standard move-out fee. My lease included a rider stating that it was su...
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Would You Spend $899 for a Kitty Scratcher?
Vegetable-dyed scratch pads and organic catnip leaf? The money grows on these cat trees. Early on in the pandemic, Mi-Anne Chan grew tired of staring at the beige cat tree in her two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. She had been tackling D.I.Y. projects during lockdown, so, inspired by the designs of the company Cat Haus, an idea was born.Bootsy prou...
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