Exclusive: A TV Anchor’s Park Avenue Apartment for Sale

The television journalist Deborah Norville saw plenty of potential when she first stepped inside her four-bedroom apartment at the massive, Georgian-style co-op at 655 Park Avenue about 17 years ago — even if she called the place “a wreck.” “It had the most unusual design aesthetic I’ve ever seen,” she said, noting, for example, the…

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Savage X’s April VIP Box Is In Full Bloom

I, like many, would give my last dollar to have Rihanna hand-select my entire wardrobe. Thankfully, Rihanna is making a bit of that dream a reality with the Savage x Fenty VIP Box, a monthly subscription service Queen Rih curates herself, featuring some of her favorite Savage X pieces lingerie pieces that first launched in…

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Inspired by Stone Soup, but More Delicious

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with “Stone Soup.” If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a classic fable about a band of hungry travelers who build a pot of soup using only water and a haphazard mix of randomly donated ingredients from the nearby villagers. The intended moral of the story is that sharing can…

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Work Friend: My Manager Is an Animal

Send questions about the office, money, careers, work-life balance and whatever it is that this woman is trying to learn to do with the animals to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. You Work in a Zoo I work mostly with animals, but I have…

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Vows: For Two Longtime Acquaintances, a Second Chance at Love

Six months into their budding relationship, Peter Travers sat beside Caroline Walradt on a sofa at her home in South Brunswick, N.J. “I have something to say to you,” Mr. Travers, a father of four who was going through a divorce, announced on that spring day in 2014. Ms. Walradt, a widow whose friendship with…

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The Gurus of Tidiness: If You Like Marie Kondo …

Spring cleaning started early this year, with the January release of the Netflix series “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” initiating something of a national closet-clearing frenzy. Charities have been inundated with donations, and Instagram feeds have overflowed with tidying hash tags like #sparkjoy and #konmari, nods to the Japanese organizer’s method of keeping only items…

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Heads Up: Copenhagen’s Latest Draw? An Abandoned Shipyard

Danes see potential in unlikely places. In Copenhagen, a city that cultivated a worldwide gastronomic movement from the ostensibly meager bounty of the Nordic landscape, the latest local hot spot is a decaying former shipyard. Refshaleoen, in the city’s northeastern docklands, is a heavily industrial area that once housed one of Europe’s largest shipbuilding operations.…

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Frugal Traveler: Airline Booking Hacks: What Works, and What Might Get You in Trouble

Between bargain-shopping travelers and airlines flashing ephemeral prices, searching for the lowest airfares can feel like a game of cat and mouse. Sometimes, the game carries real-world risks, including the recent news that Lufthansa is suing a passenger whom the airline contends intentionally skipped a flight leg using a largely prohibited budget-booking practice known as…

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The Races Are Virtual but the Running Is Real

On a recent Sunday morning, Kate Silvester ran a 5K. She didn’t have to worry about where to park to get to the starting line in time: She just headed out to a biking and running path behind her house and onto a back road. Her race was a virtual 5K associated with the NYC…

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Ask Well: Are My Allergies All in My Head?

Q. Are my allergies all in my head? A. No. But emotional factors can make allergies better or worse. Doctors have long suspected a connection between allergies and the psyche. In 1883, Dr. Morell Mackenzie, a pioneer in the field of ear, nose and throat medicine, observed, “It has long been noticed that attacks of…

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