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  • 24-Hour Concierge: The New Standard in Luxury? By Thomas Faddegon | April 26, 2013

    There once was a time when pampering yourself on a business trip was a way to mitigate the exhausting effects of working on the road. Need to take the edge off after finishing up tomorrow’s presentation at two in the morning? Order late-night room service, and throw in a few bizarre requests for good measure.

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  • Jumping Through Hoops: Getting Your Dog Into a “Pet-Friendly” NYC Apartment By Thomas Faddegon | April 05, 2013

    For a city with half-a-million dogs, getting one of them into an apartment or condo is hardly a straightforward process. While the situation has improved dramatically from several decades ago when finding a pet-friendly apartment was virtually impossible, dog owners still struggle to find an ideal living space that won’t turn away their closest companion.

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  • Winter Walks: The Best Way to Experience Manhattan By Joseph Lee | November 30, 2012

    December is almost upon us, and many New Yorkers are already dreaming of warm spring days. But if you can resist the temptation to hibernate in your Manhattan apartment, winter is one of the best times to experience New York City. The typically bustling streets grow calmer and more subdued with the snow and cold that comes with winter, allowing you to savor the beauty of the city. Three Manhattan locations perfect for a tranquil winter stroll are the High Line in Chelsea, Roosevelt Island, and St. Nicholas Park in Harlem.

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  • Chinatown Rising: The Newest Up and Coming Neighborhood in Manhattan By Liam Delaney | November 21, 2012

    Chinatown is generally known around the world for its restaurants, gift shops, and open-air food markets. What Chinatown is not typically known for are it’s residential neighborhoods. However, the housing stock in this up and coming neighborhood is no longer being sought after by only Chinese-Americans and Chinese immigrants. Increasingly other people are being drawn to its proximity to other neighborhoods, such as the trendy Lower East Side, SoHo, and Tribeca.

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  • Long Way Ahead for NYC Recovery After Hurricane Sandy By Aby Thomas | October 31, 2012

    Halloween usually decorates New York City in a fun, festive atmosphere but today, the city doesn’t seem to be showing any of that. Hurricane Sandy struck the city on Monday night, and the aftermath of the storm has not been pretty. Destruction of houses, power outages, transit stoppages, flooding of buildings—the list of troubles caused by Hurricane Sandy is a long one, and therefore, it is no surprise that Halloween is the last thing on people’s minds as they try to get their city back on its feet.

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  • Coming Soon: A Swimming Pool in the East River By Aby Thomas | October 10, 2012

    New York has seen several ground-breaking architectural concepts in its history, and the newest entry into this glorious pack is the idea that one could have a floating pool in the middle of New York’s East River. This may seem crazy, ridiculous even, but that is exactly what the creators of +POOL intend to make. +POOL will be an Olympic-sized swimming pool in the middle of the East River, filled with over 500,000 gallons of river water that will have been filtered and decontaminated with some very innovative technology practices. This means that while most New Yorkers would be wary of swimming in the East River, they needn’t have to worry about the water in +POOL.

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  • Refereeing the Battle over Manhattan's Neighborhood Divisions By Joseph Lee | September 21, 2012

    SpaHa. MiMa. FiDi. New York’s five boroughs are further divided into hundreds of smaller neighborhoods and “micro-neighborhoods,” each with its own unique personality, and more recently, nickname. In response to many popular neighborhoods with abbreviated names referencing their location (Tribeca, Soho, etc), it seems as though every block in Manhattan wants its own nickname and the associations that come with it. But who decides where these micro-neighborhoods start and stop?  

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  • Manhattan Pooches Now Enjoy Concierge Services By Aby Thomas | September 04, 2012

    Being man’s best friend has certainly worked out well for the pooches of New York City. Although it may be a hassle for most apartment residents to house a canine in their homes, New Yorkers don’t seem to mind and are happy to take the extra mile when it comes to caring for their pet dogs. This would therefore explain the popularity of pet friendly buildings in Manhattan, as residents would expect the five-star treatment not just for themselves, but also for their furry friends. While dog walking services have always been in demand, it turns out there’s a new service in town to make sure our pooches lead a charmed life: dog concierges.

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  • Gateway Plaza Scraps Proposed Annual Pet Fee By Aby Thomas | August 30, 2012

    While we haven’t had any reports of it yet, we are pretty certain that there were celebratory woofs and meows at the Gateway Plaza on 375 South End Avenue after the owners of the complex decided not to go ahead with a plan to charge pet owners in the building with an annual $250 “pet fee.” The proposed plan, which had very strict policies like only one pet per apartment and the restriction of certain breeds, had canine-lover and feline-lover residents growling and hissing when it appeared in their renewal leases earlier this month. These Manhattan apartment residents, who loved their furry critters, quickly banded together to voice their disapproval in a letter to the owners.

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  • NYC Subway Report Card: Q Scores, C Flops By Aby Thomas | August 06, 2012

    New York City’s subway system has been called the lifeline of the city, and with over 468 stations scattered all over the city, recent figures have shown that more than one billion people use the subway system every year. And with so many of them riding the subway trains, it comes as no surprise that New York City residents have very firm opinions on their daily commutes, and, as with anything else, have their favorites from the 21 trains that roar both under and over New York City.

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