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Deal reached on future of LICH

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday announced a settlement over Long Island College Hospital that will allow a new health care provider to take over the money-losing facility.

SUNY wanted to cut loose the Cobble Hill hospital, run by SUNY Downstate Medical Center. A state Supreme Court judge, however, had barred SUNY from going forward with plans to close LICH. SUNY reopened...

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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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Ask an Expert: How do I make sure I inherit my parents’ co-op?

ROB BOUDON

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My elderly parents plan to leave everything equally to my brother and me, although the two of us are no longer on speaking terms. Unfortunately, they don’t say anything in their will about who gets their Queens co-op.

I do everything for my parents, and I’d like to inherit the shares -- not to live in the apartment, but to sell the shares and keep the proceeds. Is this possible? If so, how?

Here’s...

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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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Ask An Expert: I'm buying an apartment. How much should I pay in attorney fees?

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I'm buying an apartment in Manhattan with a budget of $1 million tops. How much should I pay for a real estate attorney? Do the rates differ if I buy a co-op versus a brand new condo? Should it be flat rate or hourly? I've gotten wildly different quotes, ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. One lawyer wants to charge $635 an hour!

I don't want to be taken advantage of. Help!

When it comes...

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PE manager charged with stealing $9.3 million from investors

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A private equity fund manager pled not guilty in state Supreme Court Monday to allegedly embezzling about $9.3 million in investor money, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.

Prosecutors accused Penn, a fund manager at Camelot Acquisitions Secondary Opportunity Management, of using the money to cover personal expenses like credit card payments and a car.

Penn allegedly...

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Crossing Verrazano Bridge may cost less for Staten Islanders

Verrazano Narrows Bridge

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Crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge would cost a little less for Staten Islanders and some commercial drivers under a deal reached between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and state lawmakers.

If approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board at its Feb. 26 meeting, the discounted toll for Staten Island residents who use E-ZPass would drop to $5.50 from the current $6 or $6.36 per trip,...

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Report lists city's most dangerous streets for pedestrians

Broadway north of 99 street, Manhattan, is one

(Credit: Broadway at 99th Street, one of the city's deadliest roads for walkers. (Bruce Gilbert))

Broadway and Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens were the deadliest streets for pedestrians between 2010 and 2012 in the city, according to a report released Wednesday on the region's most dangerous roads.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, using the most recent federal highway data, released a report, "The Region's Most Dangerous Roads for Walking," that said nine pedestrians on Broadway and...

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City Living: Ridgewood has tons of fun sandwiched in

Shops along Myrtle Avenue.

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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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