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City Living: Bed-Stuy has brownstones, history and diversity

LINDA ROSIER

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In recent years, Bedford-Stuyvesant, the sprawling, historic brownstone neighborhood in northern central Brooklyn, has become a sought-after area for real estate.

Residents there say it should be no surprise that it is once again blossoming to be what it was before its downfall in the 1980s. They say its housing stock -- mainly filled with 19th century brownstones and row houses (some...

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Five reasons to rent a new apartment right now

NANCY BOROWICK

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New York City real estate experts are encouraging New York City renters who are thinking about relocating to brave the cold and look for a place now.

“Winter, spring, summer, fall, I always think renting a home in [the city] is a wonderful experience,” Citi Habitats president Gary Malin, said. But now is “a great time for a tenant to be out in the market place because you’re more in control...

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City Living: Classic NY on the Upper West Side 90th-99th streets

NANCY BOROWICK

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Ensconced between Central Park and Riverside Park, the Upper West Side area between West 90th and West 99th streets is known for its stunning architecture, plethora of food options and acclaimed schools.

This section of the UWS is stocked with long-time neighborhood establishments sharing streets with newcomers, tree-lined Brownstone blocks, and schools such as the prestigious Trinity preparatory...

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City Living: Ridgewood has tons of fun sandwiched in

Shops along Myrtle Avenue.

(Credit: Shops along Myrtle Avenue. See more photos in the gallery below. (Charles Eckert))

Sitting on the border of Queens and Brooklyn, Ridgewood is packed with the old and new; it is chock full of history and is a popular spot for young people to move today.

Gary Giordano, chairman of Ridgewood’s Community Board 5 moved to the Queens neighborhood nearly three decades ago and said it has maintained a unique charm over the years.

“A lot of the housing was built here between...

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Ask an Expert: Can my dog stay overnight in a no-pet building?

ZERC PENNYWORTH

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If my daughter buys a co-op in a no-pet building, will I be able to visit her overnight with my 35-pound Boston Terrier?  Does "no pets" means a dog cannot go in the building or stay for an occasional overnight?

Yes and no, say our experts.

"No pets means no pets," says Roberta Axelrod, a real estate broker and asset manager at Time Equities who sits on many...

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