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Policy, Transportation, Urban Design

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 26, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio and DOT Commissioner Hank Gutman cut the ribbon on new open space on Broadway in the Flatiron District on Monday, October 25, 2021. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Transportation Commissioner Hank Gutman have announced more improvements coming to the city’s streets, including six blocks of Broadway that will be fully dedicated to pedestrians or modified so that cars, cyclists, and pedestrians can share the street. The DOT’s “Broadway Vision” will reimagine 12 blocks of the Manhattan street as shared public street space.

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Design, Hotels, Upstate

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 26, 2021

All photos by David Mitchell

The world’s first hotel on wheels is set to debut in the Hudson Valley this winter. The New York-based startup company Moliving Inc. revealed earlier this year its first model unit, which measures roughly 400 square feet and includes two outdoor decks. The company believes the movable luxury hotel rooms, which are designed to be easily installed and relocated, offer hoteliers the opportunity to build hotels faster, more sustainably, and to adjust room inventory according to seasonal demand.

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City Living, hudson yards

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 26, 2021

Leaning over the “Apex,” All photos courtesy of Edge

If simply standing on the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere isn’t enough of a thrill, how about scaling the outside of a supertall skyscraper? On Tuesday, Edge, the 100th-floor sky deck that opened at 30 Hudson Yards last spring, debuted “City Climb,” a ticketed adventure that challenges visitors to cross a series of open-edged outdoor platforms and stairs along the top of the tower, which stands over 1,200 feet tall. When it officially opens on November 9, City Climb will become the highest external building climb in the world.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Noho

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 26, 2021

Photo credit: Stephanie Powell, MW Studios for Sotheby’s International Realty

This classic loft studio in the landmarked building at 1 Bond Street was, for 23 years, the home of actor Anthony Rapp, who played the leading role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway hit “Rent,” as well as in the film version. The actor, who had lived in an East Village walk-up much like the ones featured in the play, purchased the downtown loft 23 years ago for $375,000 saved from his burgeoning acting career. The 1,250 square-foot second-floor studio–with beautifully designed custom renovations added by Rapp over the years–is now asking $1.95 million.

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Art, Events, holidays, Midtown

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 25, 2021

All photos courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Rockefeller Center last week kicked off a nearly two-week celebration of Mexican culture and Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with the installation of larger-than-life Mexican folk-art sculptures and other artworks around the plaza. As part of the campus-wide commemoration, see an 11-foot dragon and a 13.5-foot feathered jaguar, an exhibition of fashionably dressed skeleton figures, a Día de Los Muertos display altar, and a floral installation adorning the center’s iconic bronze statue Atlas.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 25, 2021

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

At a vast 5,499 square feet, this new-to-market Tribeca penthouse at 37 Warren Street is nothing short of a modern sky mansion, wrapped with an outdoor terrace for al fresco living and watching your garden grow. On the market for $19,995,000, the two-floor condo has four bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, and pristine interiors designed by Steven Harris Architects.

Tour this pretty, pricey penthouse

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Features, History

10 offbeat haunted spots in New York City

By Lucie Levine, Mon, October 25, 2021

  • By Lucie Levine
  • , October 25, 2021

St. Paul’s Chapel via Flickr cc

‘Tis the season to voluntarily spook yourself! But if haunted houses and tourist-friendly ghost tours are not for you, New York’s bustling burrows are home to a slew of the more naturally born spirits. You’ll find Dracula’s extended family on 23rd Street, a host of oracles on Orchard Street, and the site of the cruel crime that led to the nation’s first recorded murder trial on Spring Street. If you’re searching for a necropolis in the metropolis, here are ten of the best sites in New York to spot specters.

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Art, New Jersey

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 25, 2021

Photo Credit: SJ Martinez Photography

A massive sculptural portrait was unveiled on the Jersey City waterfront this week, along with a new public plaza. Created by Barcelona-based artist Jaume Plensa, Water’s Soul is a monumental 80-foot-tall sculpture depicting a young person in contemplation. The new permanent artwork sits on the Hudson River in Newport, the master-planned, mixed-use community developed by the LeFrak Organization and Simon Property Group.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Historic Homes

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 22, 2021

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A former carriage house located on one of New York City’s most special blocks hit the market this week. Located between Fifth Avenue and University Place in Greenwich Village, Washington Mews is a private cobblestone street, lined with two-story carriage houses. The three-bedroom property at 64 Washington Mews, which dates to the 1840s, has been renovated, but maintains “the integrity of its rich past,” according to the listing. It’s asking $10,475,000.

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Architecture, Art, Events, Midtown East

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 22, 2021

Photos courtesy of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Midtown’s tallest office tower opened its observation deck this week, adding to the city’s ever-growing list of sky-high, for-sale spectacles. Designed by Snøhetta, One Vanderbilt’s Summit stretches across floors 91 through 93 at the 1,401-foot-tall tower and offers incredible views across a 65,000-square-foot multi-level entertainment venue about 1,000 feet in the air. Tickets start at $39 for general admission and climb to $83 for evening admission that comes with a cocktail.

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