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A 1915 Crown Heights House That’s Only On Its Third Owners

This is the first time I’ve not had furniture in storage in 20 years,” says Thomas Gensemer, a globe-trotting adman who met his peripatetic match in Gabe Brotman, then an executive at Politico. “Between the two of us, we’ve had places in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, London, and Brussels,” s… More »
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New York Is Bringing Up the Absolute Rear on Trash Pickup

For a moment last week, the city felt almost like itself again as pedestrians were blessed with one normalcy of a New York winter: the competing — and usually conflicting — interests of snow removal and trash pickup. But a clearer path may be on the way, whatever the season. A new citywide pilot … More »
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Mall Operator Forced to Buy Other Mall Operator, Can’t Return It

Simon Property Group, the largest mall operator in America, has bought its smaller competitor Taubman, and it’s been quite the shopping experience. Right after Simon (which New Yorkers know as the company behind the Men… More »
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Visit Pierre Cardin’s South of France ‘Bubble Palace’

Pierre Cardin even vacationed in the future, or some vision of the future which, even if it’s now in the past, seems like it’s still out there, waiting for us. “The dresses I prefer,” the designer said in 1969, “are those I invent for a life that does not yet exist.” Cardin, who More »
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Penn Station’s New Train Hall Is Only a Start. But at Least We’re Starting.

Sometimes Godot shows up. More »