Blue Apron is the perfect gift for New Yorkers who want to cook but don't have the time to shop or access to the best ingredients where they live.
Living in New York City can be tough. Sure, we have access to some of the best food, entertainment and cultural institutions in the world; but between working, socializing and attempting to meet basic needs (newsflash: eating a pop tart for dinner is not “meeting basic needs”), there’s rarely time to do anything else, much less relax.
Here are 10 holiday (or really anytime) gifts that will make your favorite New Yorker’s life a little bit easier.
Worried that paying a broker his or her customary fee of 12-15% of a year’s rent will break the bank? Check out the many no-fee and low-fee places—ones with fees below 9%— available at Naked Apartments to quickly calm those nerves. Look through the 10 apartments featured here in our Low-Fee Rental Roundup or visit Naked Apartments and search by “no fee” or “low-fee.”
It's not expected to be a school-canceler, but the few inches of snow we're due for today will be enough to get the shovels scraping along the pavement. Accordingly, we've brushed off our snowday tips for vertical dwellers, along with some good-to-know info for more severe snowstorms.
If you live in a NYC apartment building, you're probably off the hook as far as manual labor, since shoveling is included in your maintenance charges/common charges/rent. (Exception: You live in a self-managed co-op/condo where residents are expected to pitch in.)
And then there are those that have nothing at all to do with you. No matter how perfect it looks, the building itself might be standing between you and a mortgage. Here are some reasons that the building may prompt your lender to hit the reject button.
A longtime favorite among commercial real estate brokers--who use the map to analyze the competitive landscape for prospective commercial tenants--the PropertyShark retail map is also a handy shortcut for apartment hunters hoping to spot the good, the bland, and the potentially annoying.
The holidays are upon us and what do we typically associate with this time of year, besides exhaustive gift shopping and occasionally excessive amounts of alcohol? Why, food, of course!
But preparing an epic holiday feast for your family and friends in your typical New York kitchen can provoke stress--and fantasies of a generously designed kitchen that can make food prep feel more like a party.
Tipping season brings its fair shares of conundrums and questions. Below, our beloved Ms. Demeanor solves some of your stickiest tipping problems.
Q. I just moved in in November. Can I tip less than I normally would?
A. Tipping sets you up for good will and good service for as long as you will live in your apartment. Extra work for the building is inherent for a move. If you can afford it, I say go hard, it's your home!
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