NYC Apartments – Three Affordable and Desirable Neighborhoods

NYC Apartments – Three Affordable and Desirable Neighborhoods

The Achievables Three evolving neighborhoods that strike the perfect balance between affordable and desirable. By S.Jhoanna Robledo  Published Mar 18, 2012   Inwood An under-the-radar area, you might think of it as the Upper Upper Upper West Side.           Ditmas Park A diverse community with stand-alone...
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My Favorite: The Bronx

My Favorite: The Bronx

Before the summer of 2005, I’d never been to the Bronx on my own. My parents had taken me to the zoo once when we visited the relatives but all I remember from that visit was that I got a helium balloon and lost it. What I saw in summer...
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The People Behind the Traffic Report

The People Behind the Traffic Report

When I listen to the traffic reports, I always hear the same names: Major Deegan, Van Wike, the Kosciuszko, etc. I’ve always wondered who those people were and how people get big things named after them. I found out that knowing someone helps (no surprise there), and sometimes it helps...
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Manhattan and the Bronx: Where the Irish met Africans and Tap Dancing was Born

Manhattan and the Bronx: Where the Irish met Africans and Tap Dancing was Born

Five Points, the area near Columbus Park in downtown Manhattan so lovingly portrayed in The Gangs of New York, is nowadays part of Chinatown. The movie faithfully shows you the violence, squalor, filth, and poverty of The Points, but it missed the vibrancy of NYC’s melting pot. In the movie,...
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