For The New Yorker, Anna Wiener explores the cuisine-real-estate business model and traces the rise of Tartine, the artisanal San Francisco bakery known for its delicious breads and pastries and hip, airy spaces. How did this beloved spot in the Mission become a world-renowned brand? And is this food empire really what it seems? Certain […]
“I’m not a bot is exactly what a bot would say.”
Selling Mayfair: The Very Different World of Prime Central London Realtors
On the fascinating world of London real estate.
‘The More We Pulled Back the Carpet, the More We Saw’: What I Learned When I Bought a House With a Dark Past
“I knew it wasn’t my dream home. What I didn’t know is that its history would give me nightmares.”
To All the Brooklyn Brownstones I’ve Loved Before
“The brownstone stood for everything I wanted: solidity and urbanity, possibility and permanence. I could see it, stand inside it, even sleep there. But it wasn’t mine.”
New Yorkers Never Came ‘Flooding Back.’ Why Did Rents Go Up So Much?
“Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.”
Best of 2022: Reported Essays
Our list of some of the great reported essays published this year includes reads on grief, veganism, the geology of Mexico City, and British real estate.
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
How rural America is failing migrants. The life lessons of soccer strategy. Moving on after the unthinkable happens. One house’s unsettling past. And a conversation between film icons. (Who doesn’t need more Nic Cage?) Welcome to our editors’ five favorite stories of the week. 1. What Happened to Rezwan Kartikay Mehrotra, Matti Gellman | ProPublica, […]
Vail Resorts Sold a Record Number of Passes. Now, Their Ski Areas Are Facing a Logistical Nightmare.
“But employees say that Vail’s wages are well below livable, especially in mountain towns experiencing soaring real estate prices and ever more second homes and vacation rentals.”
Is There a Way Out of Hawaii’s Housing Crisis?
There’s an increasing number of people native to Hawaii who can no longer afford to live there, nor do they have the means to leave. Those who can’t do either end up houseless. Eric Stinton reports on the current state of real estate on the islands: how they got there, proposed solutions, and what will […]