Fred A. Bernstein


Fred Bernstein has degrees in architecture (from Princeton University) and law (from NYU) and writes about both subjects. He lives in New York City and has two sons.

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Real Estate

Billy Doesn't Live Here Anymore

The incredible saga of the bakery founder's loft

Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2007

Oysters Seeking Home on Quiet Maine Island

Cultivation is legal, but it isn't scenic

Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007

A House for a Korean-American Family

Life in multi-culti Brooklyn

Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007

Do Ask, Do Tell

David Mixner moves to Livingston Manor, New York

Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2007

Housing Plan Turns Disney Grumpy

Affordable housing, near the happiest place on earth

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007

Lessons Learned at the Academy for Anything

Cass Calder Smith comes to New York

Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007

Getting In at the Underground Floor

Lillian Schloss bought Chinese antiquities early

Published in The New York Times, February 25, 2007

The Central Park of Southern California

Rare public space for Orange County, California

Published in The New York Times, February 4, 2007

An Island Where Millions Aren't Enough

The high price of Bermuda real estate

Published in The New York Times, September 10, 2006

Making a Neighborhood Safe for Kids

A brilliant way to privilege underprivileged children

Published in The New York Times, September 17, 2006

A Former Studio, Still Filled With Art

Latin American art fills one of the city's most dramatic living rooms

Published in The New York Times, December 31, 2006

Homeowners Aren't Smlling for These Cameras

Cities assess properties remotely

Published in The New York Times, August 20, 2006

The View From the Catbird Seat

In real estate, the secret may be timing, timing, timing

Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2008

A Bird’s-Eye View of Tomorrow

Toni Griffin lives in a former office building that was converted into 317 rental apartments — the first new luxury building in Newark in more than 40 years

Published in The New York Times, November 28, 2008

Trump's plans for a golf empire meet resistance in Scotland

Published in The New York Times, July 7, 2008

A Vision of a Park on a Restored Los Angeles River

The Friends of the Los Angeles River want to transform a 130-acre rail yard into a park that would serve as a flood detention plain for a river restored to its natural state

Published in The New York Times, September 28, 2010

Buildings Once Institutional, Now Exclusive

The creation of a small number of high-end units from buildings that once housed multitudes may seem incongruous, but developers say the decision is driven by the market

Published in The New York Times, January 19, 2012

It Takes a City to Help Open a Hotel

The Terranea Resort, a $480 million hotel, opened last month in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., after the city agreed to a tax rebate plan

Published in The New York Times, July 4, 2009

Thoroughly Modern, Amid the Traditional

For Stan Allen and his wife, Polly Apfelbaum, finding a contemporary house in history-laden Princeton, N.J., was a process fraught with disappointment

Published in The New York Times, October 3, 2008

The Price for Building a Home in This Town: $300,000 Water Meter

The small California town of Bolinas has kept out development for decades by restricting the number of water meters it issues

Published in The New York Times, April 13, 2010

The Quietest Neighbors

As Brooklyn’s residential building boom continues, more luxury buildings are going up alongside Green-Wood Cemetery

Published in The New York Times, April 8, 2007

A Gallerist Turned Developer

Built in 1915 and used as a machinery warehouse until last year, the Grand Machinery Exchange is being converted to 14 condos by gallery owner Max Protetch

Published in The New York Times, March 18, 2007

Larger Units for a Richard Meier Condo

The developers of On Prospect Park, a Richard Meier building, have reworked the interiors to include more family-sized apartments

Published in The New York Times, May 28, 2010

A New City Handbook Demystifies Zoning

A new 168-page supplement makes the city’s 1,500-page zoning resolution a little less daunting

Published in The New York Times, February 3, 2011
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