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Gone are the days when a law degree guaranteed you at least some sort of living wage. In a depressed job market, the number of law school applicants nationwide recently hit a 15-year low. This dearth of wannabe lawyers has led Brooklyn Law School to offer prospective students a partial money-back guarantee: In a new safety net program, called Bridge to Success, they're offering to repay students 15% of their tuition if they're unable to find jobs nine months after...
Anyone who's been in the vicinity of Williamsburg in the past few years could tell you that between Brooklyn Bowl, Kinfolk, the Wythe Hotel, and an ever-expanding roster of well-to-do neighbors, there's a lot going on on Wythe Ave; it was even the catalyst for that preposterous Times trend piece about the "rivalry" between North and South Williamsburg! We heard recently that there are actually two new hotels going in within a few blocks...
Over the past year we've seen headlines here and there about small declines in Manhattan prices, or Brooklyn businesses being forced back across the East River in search of cheaper rent,  but they've generally seemed like blips on the radar, isolated incidents. Not so: a new industry report indicates that "rents have steadily declined" in Manhattan over the past few months, and Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence's chairman Marc Lewis told the Times, "All of a...
Lately, it seems that every time I'm around a critical mass of people in their mid-to-late twenties (this is most of the time), talk inevitably turns to how the hell anyone's supposed to keep living in New York ten, twenty years down the road. The assumption, generally, is that you can't, and I find myself thinking that if I could just get my hands on some property, even something small, I'd have my foot...

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