Manhattan housing prices cooled in 2018

Jan 4, 2019
The median home sale in the borough has dipped below $1 million for the first time since 2015.
The median sales price for Manhattan property fell 4.4 percent in 2018.
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Want a 212 area code? It's gonna cost you.

Jun 12, 2017
As New York City adds a new number, the after-market 212 is thriving.
 (L to R) Sameer Uddin and Michelle Macias use their smartphones outside of the Nintendo store in New York City. 
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On the avenues, holiday windows with attitude

Dec 20, 2016
Manhattan department stores update window displays to lace nostalgia with attitude.
People wearing Santa Claus hats walk in Times Square on December 24, 2015 in New York City.
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A boom in new hotel construction

Jul 21, 2015
From Houston to Miami, cranes are busy erecting new hotels.

Manhattan gets its first Dairy Queen

May 20, 2014
Will this arrival bring more than a Blizzard?

Second Avenue subway construction undermines NYC small businesses

Jul 26, 2013
New York has waited nearly a hundred years for a second subway line on the east side of Manhattan. But protracted construction is hard on small businesses along the route.

Welcome to the tax shelter island known as ... Manhattan

May 22, 2013
Not all of Apple's untaxable billions are overseas. Some are held right here in the U.S., protected because the accounts are foreign owned. Welcome to the tax-shelter island otherwise known as Manhattan.
The skyline rises over Lower Manhattan September 11, 2012 in New York City.
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Plan to secure Manhattan from flooding leans on nature

Jan 1, 2013
After superstorm Sandy, there were several proposals about how to protect Manhattan from devastating floods in the future. One plan calls for placing water-proof vaults under the sidewalk.

High-rise renters hurt by Sandy flooding

Nov 13, 2012
The flooding from Superstorm Sandy has displaced a lot of New Yorkers, including those who live far above the high-water mark.

Lower Manhattan flickers back to life

Oct 31, 2012
Despite the loss of power in lower Manhattan, Wall Street and some nearby businesses reopen. But downtown is dead compared to midtown.