Raccoons, deer and rabbits may be the scourge of the suburbs, but just as Marie Antoinette delighted in her rustic Hameau de la reine, city-dwellers love to dream the dream of living in the countryside.
Americans in urban areas pay more for homes near national wildlife refuges, according to a new study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that looks at home values in urban areas abutting wildlife refuges.
This news should come as no surprise to New Yorkers who, of course, are insatiable when it comes to park views, and are willing to spend a pretty penny to get them.
An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
Like all NIMBY battles, the fight against Atlantic Yards ultimately comes down to a matter of property values. One of the justifications for the project was that this corner of Brooklyn was blighted. The neighbors already living there certainly took issue with such characterizations—hello, Dan Goldstein!—but now the Post takes a close look at exactly how the new arena and still-born apartments are affecting property values.