How a Photographer for the Downtown Alliance Spends His Sundays

Josh Katz is the lucky social media whiz documenting reopening efforts for the business group and poking around Lower Manhattan.

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Old Buildings, New Views

Recent renovations around town have uncovered views of Manhattan that had been hiding in plain sight.

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‘We’re Suffering’: How Remote Work Is Killing Manhattan’s Storefronts

Landlords cut small retailers a break on rent during the pandemic, but stores are still struggling because too few office workers and tourists have returned.

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What Will Happen to All the Empty Office Buildings and Hotels?

Commercial real estate has been hit hard by the pandemic, but there are plans to convert some of the now empty spaces into apartment buildings.

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Homes That Sold for Around $440,000

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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The Indestructible Townhouse

Over 211 years, the Dickey House in Lower Manhattan has survived everything New York City has thrown at it. Soon it will become part of a new home for Public School 150.

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Arturo Di Modica, Sculptor of the ‘Charging Bull’, Dies at 80

A Sicilian-born artist, he installed the artwork in Lower Manhattan without permission. The outpouring of public support persuaded the city to keep it.

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How a Medusa Sculpture From a Decade Ago Became #MeToo Art

Some criticized the fact that the artist behind the work, which was unveiled on Tuesday, was a man. One backer says men need to be in the conversation.

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Losing Two Roommates and Going Out on Her Own

Three roommates in a one-bedroom apartment was fine before the pandemic struck, but after? She was ready for a studio.

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Saying Goodbye to Century 21

A chaotic but cherished store that sold designer clothing at half off or more.

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The Daily News Is Now a Newspaper Without a Newsroom

Tribune Publishing said that it was permanently closing the tabloid’s office in Lower Manhattan. As its journalists work remotely during the pandemic, plans for a future workplace are uncertain.

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The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes

The works in Harlem and Lower Manhattan are much more than a challenge to President Trump; they are opportunities for Black artists and community togetherness.

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The Day the White Working Class Turned Republican

David Paul Kuhn’s “The Hardhat Riot” recounts a little-remembered event and traces its significance to the politics of the present day.

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Financial District and the Battery

With workers in quarantine, the busy neighborhood now feels like a secret backyard for families. Our critic walks with the architect Claire Weisz.

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The ‘Hard Hat Riot’ Was a Preview of Today’s Political Divisions

Mayor Lindsay saw a country “virtually on the edge of a spiritual — and perhaps even a physical — breakdown.”

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