Homes for Sale in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island

Click on the slide show to see this week’s featured properties: In Prospect Lefferts Gardens: a bright, recently renovated two-bedroom, one-bath, approximately 1,200-square-foot apartment, with direct views of Prospect Park, refinished hardwood floors, a dining banquette and a hallway lined with built-in bookshelves, in an elevator building with a live-in super. On the Upper West Side: a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment …

Getting Your Home Ready for Your Pandemic Puppy

When buying new furniture or rugs, choose colors that complement your pet’s fur (if you have a golden retriever, for example, avoid navy.) Look for stain-resistant materials, like microfiber. Choose patterned rugs that hide stains. Indoor-outdoor rugs can be washed down. Other types, like Ruggable rugs, can go in the washing machine. And get a pet-hair-friendly vacuum cleaner, like a …

Coronavirus Silences the Wonder Wheel

Deno’s Wonder Wheel, a 15-story signature feature of the Coney Island skyline, first spun to life in the wake of the Spanish flu pandemic a century ago. Now, as the coronavirus casts a growing pall over the storied amusement district, the family that owns the wheel says that the whirling behemoth will almost certainly go the entire season without carrying …

C.D.C. Closes Some Offices Over Bacteria Discovery

The nation’s foremost public health agency is learning that it is not immune to the complex effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told employees that some office space it leases in the Atlanta area would be closed again after property managers of the buildings discovered Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, in …

Millions of Evictions Are a Sharper Threat as Government Support Ends

Just as important as those protections were the federal unemployment and stimulus payments. After all, most renters do not have eviction problems if they stay current on their bills, and with help from the $1,200 stimulus payments and $600 in extended unemployment that came with the CARES Act, many of them have. That help is ending, and renters are slipping …

How to Choose the Right New York City Suburb

For Highly Rated Schools — Great Neck, N.Y. Population: 41,000 Median list price: $1,188,000 Great Neck is the name of both a peninsula jutting into Long Island Sound in Nassau County and one of the nine villages and several unincorporated areas that are part of it. The larger entity is what matters if you want to send your children to …

Organizing Your Face Masks – The New York Times

Roughly 80 percent of Americans say they wear face masks when they expect to be within 6 feet of other people, according to recent national surveys. That’s a lot of face masks. Disposable masks, of course, just get thrown out. But many people prefer more stylish permanent styles, which has led to a variety of storage solutions for keeping masks …

Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn: Open Space and Room to Breathe

What You’ll Find Greenwood Heights is bordered by South Slope to the north, Sunset Park to the west and south, Borough Park to the south and Windsor Terrace to the east. It is generally recognized as extending to Fourth Avenue (but not all the way to the bay) on the west, the Prospect Expressway on the north and 38th Street …

The Biggest Bedroom Is No Longer a ‘Master’

Following the lead of other real estate brokerage communities around the country, several industry groups in New York are planning to eliminate the term “master bedroom” from floor plan descriptions and conversations between real estate agents and clients. The Real Estate Board of New York plans to vote soon on removing the phrase from its residential listings service, the online …

House Hunting in Iceland: A Lakeside Cabin for Under $800,000

But in the past few years, as developers raced to build new properties in and around the capital region, prices began to cool. The market took another hit last year when WOW Air, one of Iceland’s two main airlines, closed, damaging the tourism market. In July 2019, the nationwide residential price index rose by about 4.2 percent over July 2018, …