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The Best Vegan Restaurants in New York City

In recent years, people have become much more interested in preserving the environment, protecting wildlife, and living a cleaner, healthier life. Vegetarianism and veganism have become increasingly popular, for both those who want to look after their health and those who stand against animal cruelty. Luckily, there are plenty of vegan establishments in New York City, and we’re here to give you a round-up of our favorite spots.

Tips for Decorating an Apartment on a Budget

So you’ve found your dream home and are ready to start a new chapter in your life. That’s exciting! But don’t let that excitement die down if you realize that decorating/interior design isn’t exactly your strong suit. If your budget is tight after moving to a new place, then you should keep in mind a few things when decorating your home. We’ve got a few expert tips and tricks for you, along with some recommendations of interior designers in NYC that won’t break the bank.

A Guide to Renters Insurance in NYC

So you’ve found the rental of your dreams and are ready to move your belongings and get settled in your new home. But before you get too comfortable, you need to consider getting yourself a renters’ insurance policy, regardless of whether you live on your own or with roommates. Many renters make the mistake of ignoring this advice, and sometimes things go wrong and they end up regretting it. Here’s what you need to know about renters’ insurance in NYC.

The Best Jazz Clubs in New York City

The Roaring Twenties were, according to many, the best years in New York City’s history. It was a time of changing rules and fashions, the era of automobiles, opulent parties, and innovative music. Not even prohibition could stop people going to jazz clubs in those days, and aspiring jazz musicians had to prove themselves on the NYC club scene before hitting the big stages. That last part is still valid today, and the Big Apple jazz scene is alive and kicking. Today we’re showcasing some of the best jazz clubs in NYC - if you’re in town, you might want to check some of them out.

These Are the Crucial Steps to Follow When Moving to a New Home

Moving to a new home is an exciting milestone in our lives, but it can turn stressful really fast. Packing all of our belongings, figuring out how to transport them, making sure they arrive at the new place in one piece, then unpacking - sometimes the stress of a move can take all the fun out of it. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and make sure that you don’t become overwhelmed and forget to celebrate your new digs. We’ve come up with some crucial steps to follow before you move into a new home, and have also selected some of the best moving companies in NYC to help ease the process.

Here’s How Much $1.5K Rents You in the Top 50 Global Cities Today vs 5 Years Ago

We all know that renting or buying property in New York City is more expensive than ever, with more and more people being priced out of the Big Apple. The situation is similar in other major U.S. cities like San Francisco, Seattle or Los Angeles, where the dream of owning your own home is beginning to fade out. And, if you don’t like mortgage payments, you’re better off renting, as it can take decades to save up for a home in these cities.

ACRIS: How to search NYC Property Records and Other Documents

This comprehensive guide will teach you how to use ACRIS NYC to search property records, deeds, and other documents. We’ll help you better understand what the Automated City Register Information System is as well as how to perform a search using main options.

A Round-Up of the Biggest Home Sales to Close in Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens in Q3 2019

Fall is officially in season in New York City, which means it’s time for our quarterly round-up of the biggest home sales in the city. This time around, we thought we’d spice things up by looking separately at the top home sales in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, to showcase the price differences among these boroughs. We checked public sales records from the DOF to extract the 20 largest home sales to close during Q3 2019 in each borough.

How a Purchase CEMA can drastically reduce your closing costs

Closing costs in New York City are notoriously high. This guide will take a look at how using a purchase CEMA can dramatically reduce closing costs for buyers and sellers, saving them tens of thousands of dollars. We’ll explore the types of transactions that are eligible as well as outlining the potential savings.

The 50 Most Affordable Streets and Neighborhoods in NYC

New York City is notoriously expensive, and many streets and neighborhoods are off-limits for the average homebuyer. However, there are still areas in the city where the dream of owning your own home can come true. We’ve rounded up the most affordable streets and neighborhoods in NYC in 2019, based on official sales data from the NYC Department of Finance.