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Finding Your First Apartment

Finding Your First Apartment

Kristen Pride recently moved back to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where she grew up. But she hasn’t told her family what she pays in rent. Her dad, she said, “is super passionate about gentrification. He gets so mad and is like, ‘This is crazy, people shouldn’t be paying this much in Bed-Stuy!’”

A Blockchain Building in Bushwick

A Blockchain Building in Bushwick

Corbin Page, left, and Mo Shaikh founded Meridio, a Brooklyn-based company looking to introduce blockchain technology to the real estate market.

Fork Over Those Eggshells!

Fork Over Those Eggshells!

Haley Rogers,left, and Lisa Brunie-McDermott of the Sanitation Department distribute special bins for food waste in Maspeth, Queens.

Larry Silverstein Flees the ‘Old Fogeys’ of Midtown

Larry Silverstein Flees the ‘Old Fogeys’ of Midtown

The developer Larry A. Silverstein on a terrace of his 80th-floor apartment in 30 Park Place, overlooking the World Trade Center.

Shopping for Decorative Bowls

Shopping for Decorative Bowls

Whether they’re holding fruit, mail or nothing at all, decorative bowls add visual interest to a room. (The Echasse bowl by Theresa Arns, above, is about $300 at MenuDesignShop.)

Don’t Mind the Day Care Downstairs

Don’t Mind the Day Care Downstairs

Wendy George-Bush runs Weebee Kids Daycare on the first floor of the Bedford-Stuyvesant home where her husband grew up.

Cruising for Renters

Cruising for Renters

Stuyvesant Town’s latest marketing campaign is a furnished living room on wheels.

Simple Home Improvements for the Vision Impaired

Simple Home Improvements for the Vision Impaired

Paula Dertouzos, who was born with congenital glaucoma, lives at Selis Manor in Chelsea and is happy with technological upgrades like a talking thermostat and a new intercom system.

House Hunting in … Costa Rica

House Hunting in … Costa Rica

Brett Gundlock for The New York Times

The New Retirement: Near the Kids

The New Retirement: Near the Kids

Stefano Ukmar for The New York Times

New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones

New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones

Stefano Ukmar for The New York Times

Ditching the Tub

Ditching the Tub

Rajeev Basu replaced the 1950s-era tub in his Greenwich Village co-op with a modern, marble-tiled shower. “I just don’t think most young people care about having a tub,” he said.

A Blue Bottle Coffee House

A Blue Bottle Coffee House

Matthew Millman for The New York Times

Updating the Landmark T.W.A. Terminal at J.F.K., This Time as a Hotel

Updating the Landmark T.W.A. Terminal at J.F.K., This Time as a Hotel

The T.W.A. Flight Center at Kennedy International Airport is being converted into a hotel slated to open in 2019. The gull-wing-shaped structure was designed by the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen.


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