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Editor's note: This article is reposted with permission by The Real Deal. Click here to view the original article. Also, this article mentions plot events in the current season of "Mad Men"! By CANDACE TAYLOR NEW YORK CITY -- In last month's much-anticipated season premier of "Mad Men," leading man Don Draper settles into a dark Greenwich Village apartment after a divorce from his wife, who remains ensconced with the children in their spacious Westchester home.The TV series, set in the 1960s, recalls a time when Manhattan was considered the province of young, single people, while families belonged in the suburbs -- a time when being a working New York parent meant an hour-long commute on the Metro-North (commuter railroad). The episode highlights how much attitudes have changed for families and all kinds of city dwellers, from 20-somethings to longtime renters, since the "Mad Men" era. In the past decade alone, more and mor...