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As industry buffs release their year-end reports full of charts and stats, WNYC is taking a different approach, getting an insider’s look with the actual people wheeling and dealing real estate across the city. Launched Monday, “Who’s Buying New York?” is a week-long series that takes a look at the current real estate boom taking New York by storm.

The podcast series investigates the financial muscle behind the supertalls changing our skyline, who’s buying those units in those buildings, and what this all means for the rest of us. Reporters also chat with some high-earning Chinese investors buying apartments in New York they never plan on living in, and they take a look at all the extra moves property owners take to hide their identities.

Find out where to listen to the podcasts here

City Living

Learn How to Speak New York with This Fun New Web Tool

By Diane Pham, Tue, December 2, 2014

WNYC How to Speak New York

Kosciuszko? Joralemon? Schermerhorn? If seeing these words leaves you red-faced and scratching your head, you can finally breathe easy knowing you’ll no longer have to mumble “Shemer-hhhhherzz” into the phone when trying to give directions to your buddy. Popular radio heads such as NPR’s Brian Lehrer, Amy Eddings of  “All Things Considered” and news host Richard Hake lend their voices to a brand new WNYC-developed web app designed to teach even the most seasoned New Yorker how to pronounce all those mind-bending names marking our streets. Bonus: Learn how to pronounce “George Pataki.”

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