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Bushwick on the Rise: 11 Restaurants Opened in One Month

The prices for Bushwick condos rose over 30% from 2013 to 2014, and prices are still steadily climbing. However, if that figure is not enough to convince you of the explosive growth that continues throughout the 1.3 square miles that make up Bushwick, consider the fact that in the last month alone, 11 restaurants have opened in the neighborhood. 34 more words

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Now that ski season is over...

I am so ready for a 2 wheeler season to begin. It feels like it has been forever. I am really tired of looking at the world wide interwebs to get my 2wheeled fix. 1,053 more words

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Neighborhood spotlight: Williamsburg

I just moved back to Williamsburg after two years in the Lower East Side and, besides the recent mishaps with the L train, I’m happy to be back in the neighborhood. 911 more words

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When $100 was a Luxury Rental Price in Brooklyn

Thank you to Curbed for this article about the Mapping Brooklyn exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society. This map shows what the rents were for homes in 1940s Brooklyn, block by block.   74 more words

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Best NYC Oyster Spots

Ask any New Yorker what their favorite oyster varieties are and the answers will vary greatly.  My top picks for oysters are Hurricane Island, Northumberland Strait, Puffers Petite, and Wellfleet, but I’m always on the lookout for new oysters and high quality oyster spots opening up in the city.   386 more words

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A Look into New York City Public Housing

Although it is not a segment of the real estate market that I provide services for, I get many questions from friends and clients about how public housing works in New York City.   725 more words

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New York Harbor Oysters: Then and Now

Oysters have been an iconic staple in the New York area since before Henry Hudson sailed through in the 1600s.  There were oyster beds encircling Manhattan, Staten Island, and an oyster bed chain that extended from Sandy Hook, NJ to Peekskill, NY.   227 more words

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