WTC, Brain Rose’s latest effort, is a photographic history of sorts of the World Trade Center complex, particularly the twin towers when they were still present, and the evolution of the site in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I had no intention of shooting the Twin Towers, but...Read more
There is a rich fountain of Art Nouveau architecture and decoration throughout Manhattan - but you have to be able to spot it.
You’d think after 22 years of living on the Upper East Side I would have seen everything, right? Well you’re wrong! There is plenty...
One of the best parts about living on the Upper East Side is when it’s 2:00pm on a Sunday in January and it starts to snow. Then, after walking just a few blocks, you’re able to see this: and then you take a few more steps and you’re looking at this snowy wonderland: When you’re...Read more
Gulliver’s Gate will take 49,000 square feet in Times Square at the old New York Times building for its interactive world of miniatures exhibit. Look at the video in this article. This could be a major spot of interest to New Yorkers and visitors to our city. From Crain’s NY...Read more
New York City apartments are expensive and landlords are tough in qualifying applicants. So how much income does it take? This article explores your options by showing you how much income landlords in every part of NYC look for before they will consider you a viable renter for their apartment.
66 prefabricated modules were hoisted into place at 335 East 27th Street and just over a month later the micro unit apartment building has topped out.
Congratulations! You’re moving into your very own NYC rental apartment. Before you sign that lease, be prepared for unforeseen expenses. Let’s take a look at common household expenditures and compare these typical costs to your monthly income. Goal? Avoid debt six months after you’ve moved in. Rent Rent is the...Read more
You have successfully navigated college, graduated and landed your first job. And now it’s time to settle in at your very own NYC rental apartment. Problem is, even with that nice new job, you’re not exactly rich. You still have student loans and a wide array of other expenses demanding...Read more
To combat the issue of space vs. population, many property developers are leaving behind the “build upwards” model and instead are opting to build smaller. Enter micro-apartments, the new housing trend gaining interest in population-dense cities like Chicago, Boston and New York City. Micro-apartments are becoming more popular in these...Read more
Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) are located throughout New York City. They are exactly what they sound like: Spaces you can hang out in and enjoy. But because they are privately owned, they are low-key and don’t get the hype of major publicly-owned public spaces such as the Highline and...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
Gizmag.com brings us an apartment sized sofa with big, comfy cushions and a special corner nook for your dog – with his own cushion. South Korean designer Seungji Mun has continued his trend of animal friendly furniture with his latest “Dog House Sofa” creation. On one side of the sofa,...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
It’s a good thing most of us don’t plan dinner parties for 10 anymore. With so many studio apartments in New York, most of the time we barely plan a dinner for 1 or 2. But let’s face it, we all need a table to dine from. What we don’t...Read more
When I started RDNY.com’s Pinterest boards, I was looking for a way to share with everyone the enormous potential of New York apartments to be unique and extraordinarily beautiful homes. Sure, it’s easy to create a beautiful apartment when there are interesting or unique architectural feature to the space, such...Read more
Who can live today without space for their computer and their files? We all need a place to sit and pay the bills. file important papers away, and be able to focus on our web surfing… er… research. When I look at apartments for rent New York City, I look...Read more
Ready to open your mind to the neighborhood possibilities in New York City. Consider a few of the following...
We've all seen them. Ads on the side of buildings that are fading with time. Occasionally, we notice that the ads are advertising a business or product that no longer exists.
This carriage house was built pre-1800 and is the only surviving building in the area dating back to when Times Square and Hell's Kitchen were farms.
New York in 1980, as imagined in 1930. What's fascinating is how absolutely, stunningly wrong the vision was. I mean, they are not even close!
There is a lesson to be learned from the new show at the Museum of the City of New York. Titled: "The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011", you get a black and white example of why future city planning is so important to New York City.
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...The transformation of the Financial District into New York City's newest housing area. I can personally attest to the fact that the area is being transformed more and more by the day. For the first time, there are even some people on the streets at night.
Another Yelp Reviewer has nice things to say about RDNY.com. She was happy to go look at apartments without a broker, and even happier that she rented a great no fee apartment at a below market rent from RDNY.com.
RDNY.com, through its new broker division, Acmelistings.com, now provides apartment rental listings to over 80 real estate brokers and agents in all boroughs of New York City. Every day, over 4,000 available apartments are put in the hands of working brokers and agents who need rental apartments in New York...Read more
The real estate agent/broker is disappointed that he won't get to keep his commission. So he's telling the renters that they will have to forfeit it to the 'landlord'. Ha! The landlord isn't going to keep that commission and he knows it.
Brought to you by RDNY. This is a little shameless plugging of our company, but we feel we deserve it. This has been a fantastic renting season for RDNY.com customers. So many of you have found just the right apartment and have been happy to tell us about your finds....Read more
As usual, neither tenants nor landlords are happy. And as usual, landlords say they are on the way to the poorhouse and tenants say that nobody but the very rich will be able to live in New York. And as usual, thousands of people will be competing to rent apartments in New York City this year, next year, and beyond.
The details have been bandied about in the local press for the past two weeks, so the renewal and modification of Rent Stabilization rules isn't much of a surprise to anyone.
White-collar job growth in Manhattan will spur demand for market-rate apartments in the city this year and push rents to record highs
What it comes down to is that few apartments outside of Manhattan get de-stabilized, and fewer and fewer apartments in Manhattan remain stabilized. Do Manhattan developers really need the 421a tax abatements to make money on their projects? If they are getting a public subsidy, shouldn\'t the developers be forced to give something back to the city as well?
2009 and 2010 were the exceptions. With businesses not hiring, the thousands of recent graduates that flock to the city every summer in pursuit of jobs, careers and a new apartment never materialized. The early signs of 2011 show a distinct turn-around.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has created a website for renters to track New York City\'s worst landlords. \"We want these landlords to feel like they\'re being watched,\" de Blasio said. \"We need to shine a light on these folks to shame them into action.\"
Transit Scrolls may the the new hot thing for New York City loft and apartment renters. Here are some sources.
This winter, apartments are renting exceptionally fast in Manhattan. There are several reasons for this, but it all ads up to higher rents and few rental incentives.
One of the most stressful parts of moving into a new apartment in New York City with roommates is figuring out who gets which room and then deciding how much each person will pay in rent.