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39 Dishes from the First Christmas Menu, Pub...

Dec 15, 2017
If the thought of planning Christmas dinner makes you nervous, be glad you weren’t born in the Renaissance. The ear [more]
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25 Questions about Hanukkah, Answered!

Dec 14, 2017
From proper spellings and whether to call it a menorah or hanukkiah, to how to celebrate in space and where you can [more]
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9 Holiday Characters From Around the World

Dec 14, 2017
Most American 4-year-olds can tell you all about beloved holiday characters like Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman [more]
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15 of New York City’s most spectacular theat...

Dec 14, 2017
1 Paradise Theater When this historic Bronx theater debuted in 1929, it was touted as one of the “Loew’s Wonder Theatres,” along with its counterparts located in Queens, Brooklyn, Washington Heights, [more]
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15 Wintry Words for Snowy Weather Across the...

Dec 14, 2017
While the “Eskimos have 100 words for snow” debate remains up in the (cold, cold) air, we do know—thanks in large p [more]
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23 Funny Historical Letters to Santa

Dec 14, 2017
At the end of the 19th century, illustrator Thomas Nast popularized our current version of Santa Claus: a fat, joll [more]
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This giant crab will be a Chinese ecology ce...

Nov 14, 2017
While the U.S. sports some totally bizarre architecture, China is the unofficial world leader in weird buildings (e [more]
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Facebook wants to rent you an apartment

Nov 14, 2017
Last week, Facebook announced that U.S. users are able to search for housing rentals on its Marketplace platform. L [more]
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Buy Rihanna’s Chinatown penthouse for $17M

Nov 13, 2017
  Rihanna began renting this duplex penthouse at 129 Lafayette Street back in 2013 for $39,000 a month. Since [more]
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Seth Meyers’ $4.5M West Village condo is in ...

Nov 13, 2017
Just over a month after listing his West Village condo at 302 West 12th Street for $4.5 million, the “Late Night” h [more]
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Roman Abramovich buys fourth townhouse on Up...

Nov 13, 2017
  Rendering of the revised LPC proposal from June 2016; via Steven Wang Architects In the wake of Mayor de Bla [more]
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Has Trump’s presidency affected his New York...

Nov 09, 2017
Donald Trump wasn’t just a reality TV star before he became president — he was a real estate tycoon with namesake b [more]
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WATCH: Experts talk climate change and its i...

Nov 08, 2017
Is South Florida drowning? Francis Suarez, Patrick Murphy, Kobi Karp and Bruce Mowry discussed what rising sea leve [more]
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Compass raises $100M in new funding round, h...

Nov 08, 2017
Compass is now valued at $1.8 billion after its latest cash infusion: a $100 million Series E that will go toward a [more]
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12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities c...

Nov 08, 2017
Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: [more]
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Extell sells East Side site to Chinese devel...

Nov 06, 2017
China Overseas Land & Investment, the developer behind what will be Jersey City’s tallest skyscraper, bought a [more]
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The Spookiest Halloween Decorations In NYC

Oct 31, 2017
A skeleton sits on the stoop at this brownstone at 328 Clinton St. in Cobble Hill. DNAinfo/Caroline Spivack MANHATT [more]
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8 Super Weird Things You Didn’t Know About H...

Oct 30, 2017
Halloween is a time for candy, costumes and the Charlie Brown cartoon special, but how did it become this way? Why [more]
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HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN

Oct 30, 2017
Halloween is an annual holiday, celebrated each year on October 31, that has roots in age-old European traditions. [more]
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The 10 top emerging trends that will shape r...

Oct 27, 2017
In its annual look ahead, the Urban Land Institute predicts a soft landing. That may seem totally tone-deaf when co [more]
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Best costumes from the Annual Tompkins Squar...

Oct 23, 2017
Tompkins Square Park in the East Village was once again taken over by hundreds of costumed canines for the annual H [more]
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5 Killer Pieces of Rock History Up for Aucti...

Oct 18, 2017
KARRAH KOBUS/NPG RECORDS VIA GETTY IMAGES If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of rock history, now is the time. A [more]
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The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names

Oct 18, 2017
GREGORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES  [Mentalfloss] The Hornets were supposed to be the Spirit, while the Grizzlies were alm [more]
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The Spookiest Ghost Stories From All 50 Stat...

Oct 18, 2017
 [Mentalfloss] From heartbroken brides to spectral oenophiles, America is a melting pot of otherworldly entities wh [more]
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15 Bustling Facts About New York City

Oct 18, 2017
 [Mentalfloss] You’ve seen it in countless movies and shows, watched its sports teams win big games, and probably e [more]
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The 25 most beautiful buildings in the world...

Oct 13, 2017
The Forbidden City temple in Beijing, China.Wikipedia Commons Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beaut [more]
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NYC Train Sign is a start-up that sells exac...

Oct 12, 2017
[Curbed] A new Brooklyn-based tech startup called NYC Train Sign is doing, well, pretty much what their tagline sug [more]
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Peek inside a Williamsburg townhouse made en...

Oct 12, 2017
[Curbed] It’s been over three years since we last checked in with Williamsburg’s shipping container house, but the [more]
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Universal Hip Hop Museum, Hip Hop Hall of Fa...

Oct 10, 2017
[Curbed] Two separate organizations are duking it out to create the city’s first hip hop museum, DNAinfo reports. T [more]
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The top 20 vulnerable rental markets investo...

Oct 02, 2017
If an apartment needs to be rented for more than 30 years to pay for it, the rule of thumb, according to a new UBS [more]
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Compare New York City’s Past and Present in ...

Oct 02, 2017
The museum’s first app is a virtual walking tour of New York City through time. You can compare present-day New Yor [more]
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Are the Obamas buying an apartment at this U...

Oct 02, 2017
  Exit swamp, enter luxury. Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are eyeing an Upper Ea [more]
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15 Hidden Gems in New York City

Oct 02, 2017
You already know the famous museums, iconic buildings, and celebrity hotspots. The next time you find yourself with [more]
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