Shopping for Trays

What’s the hardest-working accent in your house? Chances are, it’s a tray — whether or not you employ it for ferrying drinks to buddies, framing an ornamental vignette or corralling mail by the entrance door. “We use trays for a lot of different things,” stated Krista Schrock, a principal of…

Can I Make My Neighbor Mow His Lawn?

Q: I stay in a single-family home in Queens. My next-door neighbor mows his garden as soon as, perhaps twice a 12 months. The grass is already knee excessive, and I’m dreading the summer season. I’m additionally frightened that the excessive grass may appeal to vermin and different pests. What…

A West Village Home With a Gated Courtyard Is Up for Sale

For the photographer Robert J. Stern, among the best issues about his late-19th-century house within the West Village is that “nobody really notices it.” The four-story, brick-and-stucco construction at 54 Seventh Avenue South, a few blocks from Washington Square Park, “is kind of a secret,” Mr. Stern stated. “It’s a…

A New Way of Looking at Vacation Rentals

After greater than a 12 months of staring at the partitions, Americans are reserving holidays once more. To assist them pack, home-improvement tv is providing a summer season lineup of reveals about the place to go and the place to remain. TV, it appears, desires to get out of the…

Finally Making It to Manhattan

Jeff Godfrey, who spent the final 11 years residing in Brooklyn, realized a longtime dream this spring: He moved to Manhattan. “I just always wanted to try living in Manhattan,” stated Mr. Godfrey, a 34-year-old artist and bartender, who scoured numerous listings websites for months after realizing that, thanks to…

Renting Is Cheaper Than Buying, Almost Everywhere

Rent or purchase? For these with a alternative, there’s rather a lot to think about. Renting doesn’t tie you down, nor does it require an enormous down fee. On the opposite hand, shopping for is usually a worthwhile long-term funding with tax advantages. And let’s not underestimate the peace of…

If You’ve Never Tried Growing Radicchio, Now Is the Time

Radicchio: Yes, it’s a factor at the second. It has its personal newly shaped affiliation, an annual pageant and even a poster and lapel pin on the market on Etsy. Yet many American gardeners have by no means tried rising this cultivated type of chicory. Right about now’s the time…

New York Rents Appear Close to Bottom

After months of report value cuts and concessions, New York City’s rental market seems to be turning the nook, but it surely could possibly be not less than a 12 months earlier than costs return to their pre-Covid peak, in accordance to two new experiences. In May, the median hire…

New Buildings Lure Tenants With Free Rent

Prepandemic, landlords typically handled Megan McDonald like they had been doing her a favor by renting her an condo. But this spring, as Ms. McDonald, 29, started searching for her first place since Covid, new developments had been basically begging her to maneuver in by providing some free lease. In…