What $900,000 Buys You in California

Alameda | $895,000 A 1924 bungalow with two bedrooms and one bathroom, on a 0.1-acre lot Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is a popular landing spot for those looking for more space and easy access to urban amenities. This house

Moving Back to Brooklyn and Upgrading

When Matthew Tanner decided to move back to New York this summer after two years away, he found the hunting process far trickier than it was the last time he looked for a place. For much of the pandemic he had been

Homes That Sold for Around $600,000

Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York City and the surrounding region focuses on homes that sold around a certain price point, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos and co-ops in different locales. The “list price” is

Hart Island Timeline

1654 — Island purchased from Native Americans by the English doctor Thomas Pell. 1864 — Used as a training ground for the 31st Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, a segregated regiment of the Union Army. 1865 — More than 3,000

A Garden at Ground Zero

My partner, Esther, likes to say that she bought our financial district apartment right after 9/11 with the idea that someone would come along and make the terrace work. When I moved in a few years later, I was ecstatic. “I’ll make

Hart Island’s Last Stand

The red-brick Records Storage Building, constructed around 1910 facing a U-shaped young men’s reformatory that also still stands, “is suitable for repair and can be put into service,” the report observed. “With a footprint of approximately 35 feet by 35 feet, the

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