June 30, 2020

How to spot an “Airbrb,” a new league of rentals springing up in coronavirus-era NYC.

I move too much. A series of events — a new job, a hostile roommate, restlessness — led me to live in four apartments in two years. These narrow escapes got me into the habit of lookin...

June 29, 2020

Price: $1,438,000

Location: Koreatown

Situated in a pocket of lush, palm-tree-lined blocks in the northwest corner of Koreatown, 138 South Hobart Boulevard is walking distance from the shops and restaurants along Western Avenue. Nestled among homes with ample front lawns...

June 29, 2020

The Briley family lived on a cul-de-sac full of nondescript taupe ranch homes, and when I was growing up, every kid within a one-mile radius knew three things about the Brileys. We knew that Bear, their ancient dog, had only one testicle; we knew that their grandmother...

June 17, 2020

Price: $635,000

Location: Plymouth, Michigan

Although it’s located just 35 minutes west of downtown Detroit, 49800 Joy Road feels worlds apart thanks to a 2.7-acre forested lot adjacent to the meandering North Branch Fellows Creek. The home is a quick ten-minute drive no...

June 17, 2020

LOCATION: Austin, Texas — One of the virtually endless reasons to love Austin is the activity galore at Zilker Park, a 351-acre stretch of green that contains Barton Springs Pool (a year-round swimming destination fed by underground springs), a botanical garden, dog wa...

June 2, 2020

I know that, even while we’re stuck working at home (those of us who are fortunate enough to still have jobs and not to be facing down danger every day as front-line workers), it’s a good idea to have some sort of work-life balance; to keep a work space separate from a...

Good news: You won’t be evicted during the present pandemic. Bad news: You still have to pay your rent—and you could be evicted later.

As jobs vanish and bank accounts empty thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco renters—all roughly 600,000 of them—have...

May 28, 2020

In light of social-distancing orders, and in preparation for Memorial Day weekend, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department placed social-distancing circles, measuring roughly six feet in diameter and spaced six feet apart, throughout Dolores Park this week.


May 27, 2020

Located about 20 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle, Kirkland is known for its waterfront parks and beaches on the shores of Lake Washington. Like many of the Emerald City’s suburbs, Kirkland can feel like a world apart from urban living; an abundance of hiking rout...

May 23, 2020

California restaurants and bars could be permitted to serve cocktails and food on adjacent sidewalks, parking lots, and in city streets in the coming months. That’s according to California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), which oversees licensing and regulation for...

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