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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Given the multiplicity of ways Manhattanites identify their neighborhoods geographically, when some people mention the Flatiron and Madison Square Park neighborhoods, others have in mind sections of Gramercy Park, Chelsea, Murray Hill and Union Square. The Flatiron neighborhood is widely thought of as the blocks bordered by 20th St. and Union […]

BY LAUREN PRICE   |   The Upper East Side’s Fifth Ave. mansions were once occupied by families named Carnegie, Whitney, Pulitzer, and Vanderbilt. In time, large but swanky apartment houses in the neighborhood bolstered the impression of old money, as did the Ivy-League-type private schools such as Chapin and Dalton. Locals and tourists alike cherish […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Intertwined neighborhoods stretching from Gansevoort St. to 34th and from Broadway to the Hudson River, the Meatpacking District, the High Line and Chelsea are among Manhattan’s most sought after residential locales. The Meatpacking District runs roughly from Horatio St. west of Eighth Ave. north to W. 16th St. Within that cluster […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE   |  Hell’s Kitchen has always been a closely knit neighborhood rich in cultural opportunities and old New York history. But while the West Side area bounded by W. 37th and 57th Sts. was once dotted with warehouses, parking lots and walk-ups, for more than a decade developers have been eyeing the […]

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BY  LAUREN PRICE  |  Running from Canal St. south to Barclay St. and from Broadway to the Hudson River, Tribeca is a neighborhood of some 16,000 residents that has grown up amidst cavernous cast-iron warehouses set on historic cobblestone streets. Home seekers can find light-filled, loft-like layouts that typically fetch sky-high prices, or they can […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  If the hum of street life, ample parks, and an eclectic array of artistic offerings, restaurants, and small shops make for a compelling urban neighborhood, Harlem certainly fits the bill. With ever-evolving notions of chic and dramatic visuals in its century-old blocks, the neighborhood north of 110th St.  from river to […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE   | “Our city’s biggest challenge is the growing disparity between affordable and market-rate housing,” according to Jonathan Miller, the president and C.E.O. of Miller Samuel Inc., a New York-based real estate appraisal and consulting firm. “Producing affordable housing helps us provide a greater diversity for labor skills needed in New York. And […]

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New York City’s affordability housing programs come in a variety of permutations, but in general, eligibility is based on: household income; a household’s members meeting program guidelines; credit history that meets the developer’s standards; and the absence of housing, legal, or criminal obstacles. Different affordable housing developments have different income requirements. Carefully read the income […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Go West: Not so many years ago, it might have been unimaginable for someone to suggest living in Hell’s Kitchen. Today, the gentrification of what was once a rough and tumble swath of tenements, factories, warehouses, and parking structures into a white-hot neighborhood –– from Eighth Avenue west to the Hudson […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE   |  Restored and reimagined piers, dazzling water views, lush grassy expanses, and a 32-mile bikeway –– the nation’s most heavily used –– are among the highlights at Hudson River Park, which has become the elegant front lawn for Manhattan’s West Side neighborhoods Comprised of multiple ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, […]

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