Q. My co-op doesn't allow pied-à-terres. I'm moving to L.A. next month and I'd like to keep my studio apartment for occasional visits. Will they force me to sell it? Is that even legal?
A: Break out the flip flops and start tracking gas prices, because you're in the clear to move to L.A. While it’s fine for a co-op board to deny a buyer's application because they want to use an apartment as a pied-à-terre, it's within an owner's rights to live in a place part-time,our experts say.
Before you start picking out paint colors—before you even move into your new apartment—you’ll need to line up apartment insurance to protect the biggest investment of your life.
Knowing what questions to ask before you go insurance-shopping can save you time, money, and regret. As a New York City apartment insurance broker for more than 25 years, I’m familiar with the questions co-op and condo owners ask before they buy insurance—as well as the questions they should be asking, but don’t.
Phew, the doormen are staying put. A whole nine days before their contract expired, SEIU Local 32BJ, the union representing residential building service workers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, has reached a tentative labor agreement with the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, the group that represents property managers and building owners, avoiding a strike.
Erica Reitman, the founder of Brooklyn blog F'ed in Park Slope, is finally selling her co-op--from 3,000 miles away.
Erica Reitman, founder of the cheeky Brooklyn blog F’d in Park Slope decamped to the West Coast about a year ago, but it's taken her until now to sell her Union Street apartment, which she put on the market this week.
We last checked in with Reitman for an installment of our Confessions of a Neighborhood Blogger series, where she told us that despite a move to L.A., she and her husband were adamant about keeping their place in the Slope.
Not anymore. We caught up with Reitman to find out how she'll sell her apartment from 3,000 miles away.
The bedroom in this $31 million condo at the Time Warner Center in Lincoln Square has an open layout with access to a rain shower and soaking tub. The floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Central Park--how sexy is that?
Between the skylights in the barrel-vaulted ceiling and the night sky painted on one wall, the bedroom in this $80,000 per month Soho townhouse is perfect for star-gazing with your honey.
The bedroom in this $4.4 million Beekman co-op is more romantic than sexy, with a fireplace, sitting area and access to a private terrace. Sometimes you have to keep it classy.
Maybe the bedroom in this $19,000 a month Greenwich Village rental doesn't scream sex appeal because the sexiest detail about this space is its history. Rumor has it that Johnny Depp and Kate Moss used to live here in the '90s.
The wall of mirrors in this $6.4 million Tribeca condo definitely turns things up a notch. The home also has a meditation room, so you can reflect on your behavior.
If you look around your bedroom and think, "this place just isn't hot enough," you might need to decamp to a seriously sexy boudoir. Limber up ... because we found a few bedrooms that will take you from a bohemian romance to a futuristic city and even a dark Shanghai nightclub. And yes, mirrors and Jacuzzis are involved.
"In the spring, a New Yorker's fancy turns to light thoughts of outdoor space," as Tennyson (almost) said. Sure, for many it's a mere fantasy, but we asked five city dwellers: Would you rather have a backyard or a terrace that's off the ground?
Nature? No, thanks. Terrace, for sure. Are you kidding? The joys of outdoors minus the hassle of maintaining grass and shrubs? Plus, I know from experience just how mosquito infested backyards are. And I have really bad allergies. - Julie, Harlem
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