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Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain

Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain As Black History Month commemorations start to wind down, one festival is just gearing up. Afropunk the Takeover — Harlem, running from Tuesday through Feb. 25, will celebrate black culture…

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Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas

Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas Mike Tauber, a photographer, shoots luxurious homes for architects, real estate companies and developers. Most of his pictures show elegant interiors, but he’ll also turn his back on a sunken living room or paneled library…

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The Beginning of a Buyer’s Market in Manhattan?

The Beginning of a Buyer’s Market in Manhattan? In the last quarter of 2016, the median resale price of homes in Manhattan saw its most precipitous drop in four years. The 6.3 percent decline, to $900,000, was recorded…

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How you can create space in a tiny home

How you can create space in a tiny home This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us: smarterliving@nytimes.com. Thank you for reading…

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Harlem’s Rich History, Inside House’s Barbershop

Harlem’s Rich History, Inside House’s Barbershop Thirty years ago, I moved to the Harlem block where I still live with my wife, Meg, and daughter, Coco. We’d come from Southern California. As an active street photographer, I spent…

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Airbnb Sues Over New Law Regulating New York Rentals

Airbnb Sues Over New Law Regulating New York Rentals Hours after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a bill that would impose steep fines on Airbnb hosts who break local housing regulations, Airbnb filed a federal…

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How Kids Learn Prejudice

How Kids Learn Prejudice Recently, my 2½-year-old daughter asked me about the Trump video everyone seemed to be talking about. Like many parents, I had made the mistake of assuming we were still in the soft and squishy…

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East Harlem: Bodegas, Botanicas and New Buildings

East Harlem: Bodegas, Botanicas and New Buildings Like the Metro-North Railroad trains clack-clacking across the brownstone trestle on Park Avenue in East Harlem, the neighborhood seemed to be a place on the move on a recent afternoon. Thank…

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‘Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor’ Charts a Kinetic Scene in the Early ’80s

‘Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor’ Charts a Kinetic Scene in the Early ’80s If Tim Lawrence had wanted his third book, “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983,” to go pop,…

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