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Barbara Thau





    Barnes & Noble
    Weekend Edition

    From the archives: Bookstores move to the basements

    Chelsea lost a mainstay of its cultural nerve center last month when its block-long Barnes & Noble closed its doors...

    From the archives: Bookstores move to the basements
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    Staten Island’s A-listers

    A look at the top brokerages in the city’s smallest borough Click the image for larger version with more rankings From the October issue: While the first-time homebuyer tax credit and record-low interest rates...

    Staten Island’s A-listers
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    Staten Island’s top brokerages

    A look at the biggest firms in the city’s smallest borough While the first-time homebuyer tax credit and record-low interest rates drove home sales in Staten Island and nudged a comeback from the depths...

    Staten Island’s top brokerages
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    Staten Island’s top brokerages

    A look at the biggest firms in the city’s smallest borough While the first-time homebuyer tax credit and record-low interest rates drove home sales in Staten Island and nudged a comeback from the depths...

    Staten Island’s top brokerages
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    Staten Island’s top brokerages

    A look at the biggest firms in the city’s smallest borough While the first-time homebuyer tax credit and record-low interest rates drove home sales in Staten Island and nudged a comeback from the depths...

    Staten Island’s top brokerages
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    The Bowery’s second act

    The next wave of restaurants and retail is headed for … the Bowery. Fashion merchants and eateries from boldface-name chefs are now eyeing the strip, where about a dozen spots have come on the...

    The Bowery’s second act
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    Rhinebeck’s honeymoon

    From left: Chelsea Clinton’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and Hillary, Chelsea and Bill Clinton; Astor Courts estate, where Chelsea Clinton was married, is on the market for $13.5 million. Chelsea Clinton’s near-royal wedding put a...

    Rhinebeck’s honeymoon
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    2 Cooper Square arrives, looking old-school

    Sharon Smith, executive vice presidnet of Atlantic Development Group, and 2 Cooper Square A muscular brick façade, cornice molding and double-hung windows typify the architectural designs of the 19th-century buildings throughout the city. But...

    2 Cooper Square arrives, looking old-school
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    Cell phone stores pull back after expansion

    AT&T dominates in the city, with 61 stores citywide. Verizon has 32 and Sprint has 27. The BlackBerry, iPhone and the Google Phone may be locked in a battle for customers, but at the...

    Cell phone stores pull back after expansion
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    New illegal hotel law draws ire from SROs

    From left: David Satnick, the Continental, Mount Royal and the Pennington   (Updated 2:42 p.m., July 27) Politicians cheered Governor David Paterson for signing into law an illegal hotel bill last Friday — but...

    New illegal hotel law draws ire from SROs

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