NYC Life

Home Equity Is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

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January 9, 2017
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Tweet The most valuable holiday gift given last year doesn’t fit underneath homeowners’ trees, although it’s a gift that keeps on giving—an increase in home equity.    A recent CoreLogic® analysis showed that approx. 63% of all U.S. homeowners with mortgages saw their equity increase by a total of $227 billion in the third quarter...
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Four Ways to Have Holiday Fun in NYC

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December 16, 2016
Four Ways to Have Holiday Fun in NYC

Tweet Even when the, ‘weather outside is frightful,’ it’s still worth pursuing what is delightful.  Here are our top four picks for how to have fun in New York City this holiday season.   Have show much fun!  Whether you’ve lived in NYC for your entire life or just one month, one of the...
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Five Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in NYC

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November 18, 2016
Five Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in NYC

Tweet The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few days away.  As you finalize plans to celebrate with friends and family, consider adding some new traditions by participating in one or more of these great events in New York City.   Squeeze in some gratitude-giving exercises.  Start your Thanksgiving Day out on the right foot...
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Five Ways to Celebrate Halloween 2016

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October 21, 2016
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Tweet Halloween is only ten days away.  If you haven’t decided how to celebrate this spook-tacular holiday, here are our top five picks.  From festive fall fairs to exploring NYC’s spookiest haunted houses, there is plenty to do…should you dare.   1. Ten Thirty One Productions’ Haunted Hayride at Randalls Island Park If you...
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Accused Manhattan Bomber Flagged Twice yet Passed Inspection

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September 23, 2016
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Tweet Just a few days after the fifteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Manhattan was a target for more mayhem.     Last Saturday, 29 people were injured after an explosion occurred on crowded West 23rd Street in Chelsea at approximately 8:30 pm.  Fortunately, authorities identified and removed what was believed to...
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Pier 55 Construction Continues after Latest Lawsuit Dismissed

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September 16, 2016
Pier 55 Construction Continues after Latest Lawsuit Dismissed

Tweet As reported in the New York Times last week, Barry Diller and the Hudson River Park Trust were triumphant in court when the appellate division of the state’s Supreme Court rejected arguments by The City Club and critics against the $200 million Pier 55 Hudson River project.  Opponents argued that the new 2.4-acre...
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Five Ways to WOW Your Labor Day Weekend in NYC

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August 19, 2016
Five Ways to WOW Your Labor Day Weekend in NYC

Tweet This year, Labor Day is on Monday, September 5th.  If you’re planning to stay in town during the last weekend of summer, there are plenty of fun things to see and do.  Cool off by diving into any of the city’s 14 miles of beaches, from beauties in the Bronx to surfing in...
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SAFETY FIRST—Four Steps to Create Your Emergency Plan

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July 22, 2016
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Tweet Police and emergency vehicle, fire truck and other safety vehicle sirens are so common in New York City, many of us automatically tune them out.  What if you or a family member has an emergency?  Are there clear communication and evacuation plans, and an emergency preparedness kit readily available?   Last year, FDNY’s...
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NYC Ranked No. 7 Worst City for Retirement—Really?

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July 15, 2016
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Tweet Two weeks ago, the financial website Bankrate.com published this year’s list of the Best and Worst U.S. Cities to Retire.  Last year, our beloved NYC placed dead last.  This year, it moved slightly to the 187th spot out of a total ranking of 196 cities.    Bankrate’s ranking took into account factors such...
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Four Fantastic Ways to Celebrate July 4th in NYC

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June 24, 2016
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Tweet Fireworks, food, funny improv and much more is in store this 4th of July! Set your sights on a feast of fireworks.  Celebrate our great nation’s birthday with the biggest and brightest pyrotechnic display at the annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks!  This year, watch more than 40,000 fireworks explode while choreographed to...
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