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Woman, 62, Adopted by Man, 85, Fights Eviction From His Apartment

A woman meets an elderly man, moves in with him, and inherits his rent-controlled New York apartment -- except 62-year-old Pamela Becker was not 85-year-old Nicholas DeTommaso's wife or lover. Just weeks before DeTommaso died, he adopted Becker -- as his daughter. According to the New York Post, DeTommaso (pictured with... Continue Reading »

Mow Your Lawn or Go to Jail, Warns One Long Island Village

An unkempt lawn could do more than irritate your neighbors in one Long Island, N.Y., village -- it could land you in jail. The Massapequa Park village board unanimously passed a law imposing fines and even jail time on homeowners who don't keep up their properties, Massapequa Patch reports. Aside from not mowing the... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: 'Gold Coast' Colonial in Mint Condition

This enormous $12 million Colonial in Sands Point, Long Island, exudes prestige to passing yachts piloted by New York hedge fund barons and bankers on weekend booze cruises. Stretching along its three-acre share of the "Gold Coast," the 7,700 square-foot Colonial mansion, 40 minutes or so west of Wall Street, offers... Continue Reading »

Long Island Real Estate: Levittown Suburb Abandons Its Affordable Roots

You might not notice it while cruising down the Long Island Expressway on the Hampton Jitney, but Long Island, N.Y. -- once the epitome of the suburban dream -- is having something of a midlife crisis as politicians, civic organizations and developers debate how to create more affordable housing. Yes, the place that... Continue Reading »

RE Exec Sues Over $195,000 Rental of Hamptons

Imagine plunking down $195,000 for a six-week rental only to find it was a dump? That's what happened to New York real estate executive Keith Rubenstein when he rented what he thought was a luxury Southampton beach house on New York's Long Island last summer for six weeks. Or so he alleges. The oceanfront estate turned out... Continue Reading »

Feeling Crowded, Long Island Looks To Smart Growth

There's a way to ease the housing shortage on New York's Long Island without building on its few remaining open spaces. Researchers have found enough room on parking lots and near train stations to fit 90,000 new townhomes and apartments into the older, sometimes scruffy downtowns of Long Island, according to a new... Continue Reading »

'Landlord' Rents Out Home He Doesn't Own

A 45-year-old man, posing as a real estate agent, signed an unsuspecting tenant to a lease for $2,200 in rent per month for a boarded-up, Baldwin, Long Island home he didn't even own. Eventually, the tenant stopped paying the "rent" after Ozell Neely didn't follow through on some of the repairs he had promised her. Mr.... Continue Reading »

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