Mona Scavo. Patrick Andrade for The New York Times
I moved to New York City my mouth watering for all the great estate sales that must be here in Manhattan, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, no one here sells estates out of apartments. My mother, back in Oregon, still insists that I'm not looking hard enough. She doesn't understand that, unlike in Portland, hordes of eager dealers staking out a property, sleeping in their cars out front the night before and lining up at 7 a.m. the morning of a sale just would NOT fly with co-op boards. For the authentic estate or tag sale experience you have to head out to the 'burbs.