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8 pedestrian-friendly U.S. cities to explore

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Justin Sablich | The New York Times  Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco, with their extensive public transportation systems, have long been go-to destinations for carless travelers. But a few unexpected locales have joined the list, thanks to new and expanding transit options. In honor of Car Free Day — Friday, Sept. 22 — […]

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2017 Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

Posted by   /  September 15, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

The winners of the 2017 Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards showcase the best in residential design—and their residents, and communities, are better for them. By Leah Demirjian, Jennifer Goodman, Edward Keegan, Shelley D. Hutchins, Mary Salmonsen | Builder This year’s group of award-winning homes runs the gamut from the Project of the Year—a stunning custom home perched on […]

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Here are the cities that match Amazon’s wish list for its second headquarters

Posted by   /  September 8, 2017  /  Economy  /  1 Comment

CNBC Amazon wants to build a second HQ and offered a checklist of what it’s looking for. We matched some of the retailer’s key criteria to cities and states for comparison. Based on those results, Amazon might want to give New York, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston a close look. Amazon just kicked off […]

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Zoning in action: too tall, too big, too crowded

Posted by   /  May 23, 2016  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Quoctrung Bui, Matt A.V. Chaban and Jeremy White May | New York Times New York City’s zoning code turns 100 this year. That may not sound like cause for celebration — except maybe for land-use lawyers and Robert Moses aficionados. Yet for almost every New Yorker, the zoning code plays an outsize role in daily life, […]

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