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Tour Alison Cayne’s Stunning West Village Townhouse

As founder of the New York cooking school Haven’s Kitchen and mother to five children, Alison Cayne could be described as an ultimate working mom. …

West Village

Small Apartment Design Solving Function and Style Issues

What if you lived in a small apartment, one that only measures 27 square meters? You could definitely make it work. Especially if you ask for help …


The ‘Cabin Porn’ Commune

BARRYVILLE, N.Y. — Five years ago, Zach Klein, a successful tech entrepreneur then in his late 20s, was living in New York City but dreaming of the wilderness. A former Eagle scout, and a founder of CollegeHumor and Vimeo, the elegant online video platform, he was in between ventures, teaching …

New York City

Is It Better to Rent or Buy?



Sources: Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics; Federal Reserve Economic Data, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Jonathan J. Miller, Miller Samuel Inc.


The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest …

Rental Housing

LG’s SmartThinQ Sensor lets you control your old home appliances remotely

LG has announced the SmartThinQ Sensor, a device that can monitor your home appliances and allow you to control them from anywhere with an app.

The company says its latest offering can sense vibration and temperature when attached to devices and beam those readings back to your phone.

LG’s SmartThinQ …

Domestic Technology

The 2015 Kickstarter Film Festival Coming to Philadelphia in October

This year, Kickstarter is celebrating an anniversary, with their fifth annual film festival, which will be traveling nationwide, showcasing some …

Think You're Cut Out For Tiny House Living? Now You Can Book A Short Stay And See

Getting rid of all your junk to join the "tiny house" movement is a big leap. A new startup from Harvard wants to help people ease into the idea.

Living in a tiny house might be the millennial version of the American dream, but for most of us, it's more of an Instagram-fueled fantasy than something …

Think You've Seen The Best Drone Video of Philly? Think Again.

Photos via Philly By Air

It's official. Matt Satell of Philly by Air, a local provider of aerial photography and video has just given us the best …

Nab This Brand-New Townhouse in Fishtown for $400K

Photos via TREND/Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City

Asking $400,000, this three-bedroom, two and a half-bath residence in far-north Fishtown features a …

Reminder: Invisible River Celebrates Philly’s Schuylkill River With Aerial Dance, Boating, Music And More This Saturday, August 29

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Invisible River aerial dance performance defies gravity and entrances audiences this weekend over the Schuylkill River.
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What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment

Yes, there are poop bacteria.The post What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment appeared first on WIRED.

Life Sciences

740 S Columbus Blvd #15, Philadelphia, PA | Rental


Living room
• Dining room
• Walk-in closet
• Master bath
• Storage space
• Basement


Range / Oven
• Refrigerator
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Garbage …

Teenagers in The Times | July 2015

Moth Collective animation from “A Kiss Deferred by Civil War,” part of The Times’s Modern Love series of weekly reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love.

We present the July edition of Teens in The Times, a monthly feature that rounds up recent articles about young …

Keeping Skyscrapers From Blowing in the Wind

Fueled by a scarcity of land and by demand from multimillionaires willing to pay record prices for helicopter views of Central Park and beyond, Manhattan developers are building ever taller, ever thinner apartment buildings on ever tinier lots. Clustered mostly in and around West 57th Street, these …

In Case You Missed It: July’s Top Real Estate Stories



Catch up on the most popular stories of the month.


Real Estate

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

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The New York …

These 28 Terrible Real Estate Photos Prove That Selling A House Is More Challenging Than You Think.


The way we buy and rent homes has changed a great deal over the past couple of decades. Where once you would have had to look at the Real …

Mortgages for Millennials

When Jeff and Zizi Patmont, both 30, found a house they could afford in the competitive suburban markets outside San Francisco, they had very little time to make an offer. As first-time home buyers, they needed proof of financing fast. So, like most people of their generation, they turned to the …

$650,000 Homes in Philadelphia, Florida and Tennessee


WHAT: A house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms

HOW MUCH: $624,900

SIZE: Approximately 2,593 square feet


SETTING: This house is on Orchid Island, a thin barrier island encompassed by the city of Vero Beach and separated from the mainland by the Indian …

When Your Teenager Picks the Architect

Glenn Schroeder and Janet Wong had spent months searching in vain for a modernist house around Princeton, N.J., in 2007, and were nearly ready to give up. Why not just buy one of the colonial homes that were everywhere, they asked themselves. How bad could that be?

It was their 14-year-old son who …

New York City Starts Moving Tenants From ‘Three-Quarter’ Homes, but Others Are Left Behind

The Sleep Inn in Brooklyn is newly built, featuring rooms with tasteful flower pictures, mini-refrigerators and fresh towels. Many of its first patrons have never stayed in such a nice place. One said he felt as if he was in the sitcom “The Jeffersons,” “movin’ on up,” as the show’s theme song …

Ways to Reduce Cost When Building a House

A house is a huge investment. Saving money on initial construction costs allows you to build a better home for less money. Solid designs, efficient …


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Amazing day of creativity at Archikids 2015

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Complete a finished ARCKIT model by applying detailed finishes …

AV House

You'd think that a series of concrete boxes set in the middle of a coastal forest would stick out. Instead, the AV House by BAK Architects looks …


A Slack Lifeline for Drowning Homeowners

After Lucy Circe became disabled and could no longer work, she applied to Bank of America for a mortgage loan modification on her Vermont home. Over more than two years, starting in 2012, the bank repeatedly requested copies of documents that had already been provided, asked for proof that she was …

Assessing the Value of $300 Million on Reviving a Neighborhood

Photo by Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

In 2000, areas like the 100 block of West Berks Street in Strawberry Mansion, north of Girard Avenue near the …

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.

If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers

The Soviet military mapped the entire world, but few have seen the actual, physical maps—until now.The post Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold …


On Tap: Fresh & Locally Sourced (Pop-Up Activity)

What goes into a simple glass of water? How much does it really cost? Where does it come from?

Discover for yourself at this pop-up activity just …

Pedestrian-Friendly Upgrades Abound on East Passyunk Avenue | Property

Alternative 1 design | Image courtesy of Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation

“This intersection is a pedestrian nightmare,” Sam Sherman …