You’re moving on and starting over. Who wants to spend hours scrubbing and dusting a place that’s quickly become a part of your past? (But, yeah, you definitely want that deposit back.) Hire cleaners and keep yourself and your energy moving forward. While moving is a great opportunity to pare...Read more
Life for commuters on New York’s subway system is set to get a little more comfortable, with the announcement that both its trains and stations are set for a revamp. The new subway cars will boast bigger doors for easier access, more standing space, Wi-Fi and USB charging ports. In...Read more
Diners are magical places. They serve Reubens, fried chicken, French toast, patty melts, and pancakes. They can whip up eggs in ways you never knew possible, and have rotating cases packed with pies. They’re typically open all hours and will serve you breakfast whether it’s 1 a.m. or 1 p.m....Read more
LifeEdited.com brought this column-kitchen (not sure if that’s a proper term) to our attention. We think that it’s a little to slick and a little too European to make it here – but it’s close to something that New Yorkers could adopt. It will be an expensive appliance, but then again,...Read more
This is a man moved by his consciousness to do something real, something concrete about homelessness in New York City. His plan works and he’s incorporated it as the mission of The Doe Fund. It’s been successfully used to house thousand and thousands of people. Here is what they do:...Read more
Interacting with nature reduces stress and increases our ability to pay attention. Research is now showing that smelling nature “lowers our blood pressure dramatically and increases anti-cancer molecules in our bloodstreams” according to a recent Atlantic Cities article. For the past eight years, Qing Li, an immunologist in the department...Read more
LifeEdited, as part of a team with Jonathan Rose Companies, Curtis + Ginsberg, Grimshaw and Scape Studios, was honored to be chosen a finalist for the adAPT NYC Competition. Our design was called CO: Compact, Connected, Complete. The goal of the project was to create a compelling and livable micro-apartment...Read more
Gizmag.com had an interesting article about the potential use of shipping containters as an effective source of low-cost housing for the homeless. Naturally, with the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy still proceeding, the need for emergency housing presents very much the same problems; how to create housing quickly, cheaply, and safely....Read more
Looking for apartments for rent in NYC would be more enjoyable if NYC’s subways looked like Munich’s. It’s a much newer system, having begun running in 1971, right before the 1972 Munich Olympics. It’s know for its bright color scheme and artistic designs in many of the 100 stations. In a...Read more
Mayor Bloomberg has an ambitious program to build or preserver 165,000 homes for poor and moderate income families across NYC by 2014. The New York Times, in an article by Winnie Hu titled, “Some See Little Room for Large, Poor Families in Mayor’s Housing Plan” examines the issue of building...Read more
The high line boosted the rental prices nearby. Apartment rentals in Chelsea skyrocketed close to the high line. Will the LowLine do the same for the Lower East Side?
Always look for an apartment to rent that gives you an opportunity to have house plants. It's about your quality of life. Plants are restful, beautiful, and harmonizing.
When your subject is apartments in New York, one often comes across photos of buildings and interiors that merit your attention. New York would be a boring place if it didn't have a wonderful diversity of architecture, design, and glorious planting and gardens all across the city.
Space is at a premium in apartments in NYC. No getting around that. The trick is to maximize the use of all space, whether it's wall space or vertical space.
New York apartment renters, prepare to go swimming in the East River! One day, this brilliant concept may be keeping New Yorkers cooled in the summer...
Now, a sense of security increasingly means selling your home, not staying in it. As one friend says, “it’s your unemployment insurance or retirement package.
“I have one closet, and things were overflowing, so I started putting shoes in the fridge,” says the fashionable 26-year-old, whose wardrobe is heavy on the black and consists mostly of skinny jeans and blazers.
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By JENNIFER 8. LEE December 7, 2009, 12:35 pm Trying to find a high-end New York-themed gift for the holidays? Maybe your loved ones might want a customized subway sign. What New Yorker doesn’t feel the emotional pull of the iconic white Helvetica letters against the black background? As of...Read more
It must be getting close to lunch time. I can smell the aroma of world’s greatest hot dogs and french fries. Real french fries, full of real potato. Not the frozen crap. This is a real deal. The New York original. Our gift to the world! So after a day...Read more