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House Hunting in … England

House Hunting in … England

Andy Haslam for The New York Times

Romance? Not in My Backyard

Romance? Not in My Backyard

Some single New Yorkers prefer to travel for romance. Dating someone in their neighborhood — or worse still, their building — they’ll tell you, is just asking for trouble.

House Hunting in … Costa Rica

House Hunting in … Costa Rica

Brett Gundlock for The New York Times

A Phoenix Transplant Buys in Brooklyn

A Phoenix Transplant Buys in Brooklyn

THE RENTER For Lindsey Olson, a transplant from Phoenix, $2,400 a month for rent seemed insane. The one-bedroom she bought in Prospect Heights increases her monthly outlay by about $400, but she’s building equity.

When the Landlord Tries to Break Up With You

When the Landlord Tries to Break Up With You

When Eugenia Forteza and Mimi Klipstine lost a roommate, they decided to move from a three-bedroom to a two-bedroom in the same building in Washington Heights.

What to Know Before Buying a Home With Your Parents

What to Know Before Buying a Home With Your Parents

Jessica Peterson, her husband, Keith, and her recently widowed mother, Beth Lyons, share a two-family home in Connecticut. When her father was alive, Ms. Peterson said, the best part of living together was “how nice it was to enjoy adulthood with my parents.”

New Parks Sprout Around New York

New Parks Sprout Around New York

Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

House Hunting in … Israel

House Hunting in … Israel

Tzachi Ostrovsky for The New York Times

Shopping for Decorative Bowls

Shopping for Decorative Bowls

Whether they’re holding fruit, mail or nothing at all, decorative bowls add visual interest to a room. (The Echasse bowl by Theresa Arns, above, is about $300 at MenuDesignShop.)

A Blue Bottle Coffee House

A Blue Bottle Coffee House

Matthew Millman for The New York Times

Gary Shteyngart’s Year-Round Dacha

Gary Shteyngart’s Year-Round Dacha

Katherine Marks for The New York Times

House Hunting in … Norway

House Hunting in … Norway

Alejandro Villanueva for The New York Times

Finding a Way to Stay in Harlem

Finding a Way to Stay in Harlem

Kathy Smith has lived in Harlem for 19 years, and says “Harlem is not only a place, it’s a spirit, a feeling.”

An Apartment ‘in the Heart of Everything’

An Apartment ‘in the Heart of Everything’

THE RENTER Ohene Opong-Owusu in his studio apartment in Murray Hill.

The New High-Rent Districts

The New High-Rent Districts

Matt Tenero and Gretchen Ward moved into a rent-stabilized apartment by the southern edge of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, three years ago, paying $1,900 a month. Now they are alarmed to see nearby one-bedrooms renting for $2,675.


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