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Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Think that’s a lot for well under $1 million? You wouldn’t be wrong. And you also wouldn’t be realizing that, in addition, you’re getting two full bathrooms, good closet space, a washer/dryer, and a nearly 320-square-foot full-floor bedroom. Located at 198 Monitor Street in Greenpoint, it’s asking $875,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, More Top Stories

Listing photos by Shannon Dupre of Donna Dotan

Over the summer, rapper Travis Scott was renting this massive Greenwich Village townhouse at 80 Washington Place, where his girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who’s pregnant with the couple’s second child, would come to stay. The home was designed by the firm Clodagh, and it’s a whopping 8,700 square feet spread across six stories. There are six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a custom glass elevator, roof deck, backyard with an outdoor kitchen, terrace hot tub, and a wine cellar and tasting lounge. Another fun fact? The home was once owned by composer John Philip Sousa, known for his famous military marches. It’s now hit the market for $26.5 million.

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All images courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

The cool, geometric rental tower at 111 Varick Street was just completed this year, and now it’s opened an affordable housing lottery for 30 of its 100 apartments. The units are available to those earning 70, 80, or 130 percent of the area median income and range from $1,224/month studios to $3,219/month two-bedrooms. By comparison, the market-rate units start around $4,000/month for studios. Located in the burgeoning Hudson Square neighborhood, bordering the southern edge of Soho, this 30-story tower was designed by S9 Architecture with a unique undulating precast concrete facade. Because of where it’s sited, the building offers incredible views of the Hudson River and skyline.

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apartment living 101, City Living, Features, More Top Stories, NYC Guides

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash

After finally finding that perfect New York City apartment, it’s time to prove you can actually pay for it. Many NYC newbies and even natives can’t meet landlords’ strict criteria, like having a high credit score or a salary that equals 40 to 45 times the monthly rent, for example. This is where guarantors come in. A guarantor is a co-signer who guarantees payment on the lease if it otherwise can’t be made. But this is an entirely additional process, from finding someone who fits the bill to gathering all of the necessary paperwork. Ahead, find out everything you need to know about using a guarantor, as well as some tricks of the trade.

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The 10 best plants for apartment dwellers

By Rebecca Paul, Tue, February 25, 2020

Photo by Brina Blum on Unsplash

From purifying the air to making your apartment feel more welcoming and alive, there are a multitude of reasons to incorporate plants into your home decor. However, for many of us, keeping these precious specimens alive can be a small but legitimate challenge—especially when space and natural sunlight is limited (like many apartments in New York City). To make the commitment to caring for and sustaining the life of greenery a bit easier, we’ve put together this list of special and very sturdy plants perfect for apartment dwellers like yourself.

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