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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, […]
‘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.”
When Baking and Real Estate Collide
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 […]
Selling Mayfair: The Very Different World of Prime Central London Realtors
On the fascinating world of London real estate.
Renovating a Family
After her husband’s infidelity, Christine Kalafus re-architected her marriage. Now she needs to let her son in on the plans.
The I in We
How WeWork — a company based on founder Adam Neumann’s vision of a “capitalist kibbutz” — became a sleek, dystopian, mammoth-sized tech unicorn.
The Power of a Neighborhood’s Name
When Google Maps’ data renamed an African American neighborhood, it opened up residents to the looming forces of gentrification.
England Is a Giant Russian Money Washing Machine
Russian money is parked in English real estate and other assets, but is it too late to purge its influence on Britain?