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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 »

New York's Stuy Town Renters Try to Buy Their Buildings

The middle-class tenants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in New York City are trying once again to take ownership of their apartment complex. And they are asking for help from an institutional investor that once bet against them. The iconic, 110-building complex, which includes the two adjoining developments,... Continue Reading »

Coney Island's New Rides Won't Lift Home Sales

Brooklyn's Coney Island is getting something of a well-needed makeover. A new, $30-million amusement park featuring the latest in rides and attractions from Italy's renowned Zamperla Group, is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend. It's the latest in a series of upgrades including a new boardwalk, a restyled subway... Continue Reading »

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