The Latest in Urban living


Community Gardening: Fostering a Closer Connection
with the Land

Community gardens are a great opportunity for city dwellers to grow their own food, eat healthier, live more sustainably, and connect with neighbors. See the contributions of community and urban gardening around the US and how you can get involved.


The Beginner’s Guide to Urban Beekeeping

If you’re interested in beekeeping, harvesting honey, and increasing the number of pollinators in your garden, our guide to urban beekeeping is the best place to start.

House Tours

Tour a Style Blogger’s Fashionable New York City Apartment

Style blogger Grace Lee of Gracefullee Made gives us insight on styling an apartment and making it your own.

This is a horizontal, color photograph of residential buildings with commercial space in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The architecture of the buildings is common in the New York City area. Most of the buildings have retail stores on the ground level with residential apartments on the upper floors. Modern buildings are mixed in with the older historic buildings. Photographed on a summer day with a Nikon D800 DSLR camera.

Everything You Never Knew About Renting in New York City

We talk with NYC real estate broker Frances Katzen about what often goes undiscussed in the New York City rental market, from how to find a broker to how to avoid a rat infestation to how to negotiate rent.


Pocket Neighborhoods: Fostering Community with Shared Space

Explore the idea of life in a pocket neighborhood, learning about everything involved, from the benefits of community interaction to the challenges of zoning.

interior of empty room with parquet floor

Everything You Need to Know About Renters Insurance

Learn what renters insurance is, who needs it, what it covers, and how to find a plan that suits your needs.

Brooklyn townhouses and brownstone residences on Henry Street in the Historic District of Brooklyn Heights.

How to Score a Great New York City Apartment

Shii Ann Huang, a New York City real estate broker with the Corcoran Group, weighs in on the ins and outs of getting a great apartment in the city.


Soundproofing for Apartments

We explore eight easy and inexpensive strategies for soundproofing your apartment. Keep noise inside or out with these methods you can tackle in a single weekend.