The New Suburbia: More Urban

Some suburbs around New York City are becoming decidedly less suburban, as new apartment buildings and condominium communities close to mass transit help expand the downtowns of these villages and towns. Multifamily housing is also popping up near highways and main thoroughfares. Young professionals seeking more space than they can afford in Manhattan or Brooklyn, […]

No-Fuss Hamptons Living

The intimidating wish list flaunted by discriminating house hunters in the Hamptons is nothing new. These shoppers are like diners who blithely order dishes nowhere in sight on the restaurant menu: Their sense of entitlement is accompanied by a desire for a totally customized experience. The latest residential trophy for these buyers is an elegant […]

A Much Criticized Pocket of the Rockaways, Built to Survive a Storm

The morning after Hurricane Sandy battered the Rockaways last month, Phil Coxon, 70, who lives just off the water there, walked out his front door, “and it looked like any other day,” he said. Sure, there had been some street flooding from encroaching sea waters, but nothing like the torrents that rushed head-high through many […]