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Bronx, Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

NYC RENTALS: This week’s roundup of rental news & offers

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, February 17, 2018

  • By Ondel Hylton
  • , February 17, 2018

Images (Clockwise): 175 KENT APARTMENTS, LENOX TERRACE, RIVERBANK and 1629 PACIFIC ST.

For even more offers, see CityRealty’s interactive map below or click here >>

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

  • By Emily Nonko
  • , February 16, 2018

The Neo-Classical townhouse at 146 West 16th Street sits on a dreamy historic Chelsea side street, and one of the apartments inside is just as charming. The two-bedroom apartment spans the entire floor and has been renovated. It sold in 2010 for $899,000, in 2014 for $1.29 million, and now it’s asking $1.399 million. Interior details like walnut stained oak floors, whitewashed exposed brick, an original decorative marble mantel, plus a wall of windows facing 16th Street are sure to impress.

So take a look

Astoria, Major Developments, New Developments, Queens, Rentals

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , February 16, 2018

The first building of Durst Organization’s seven-building $1.5 billion development on the Astoria waterfront got new renderings this week, months ahead of its 2018 scheduled opening. As Curbed NY learned, the developer said leasing will launch for the two-tower 10 Halletts Points this summer. As the first building to open on the Halletts Point campus, the tower will feature 405 apartments, of which up to 25 percent will be affordable.

More details here

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Features, Harlem, photography, The urban lens

The Urban Lens: Documenting 20 years of Harlem architecture

By Hannah Frishberg, Fri, February 16, 2018

  • By Hannah Frishberg
  • , February 16, 2018

6sqft’s series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, Albert Vecerka shares some images from his “Harlem project.” Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected].

After moving to New York in 1992 and earning a degree in architecture from City College, Yugoslavia-born photographer Albert Vecerka moved to Harlem and started documenting the neighborhood. Originally an attempt to dispel the notion that Harlem was “dangerous,” his “Harlem project,” also captures its architectural fabric and aesthetic changes over time. 6qft recently caught up with Vecerka to hear his thoughts on Harlem–what it was like 20 years ago and why he still calls it home.

See more photos and hear from Albert

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Events, Features, Giveaways

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , February 16, 2018

There’s probably no neighborhood in NYC more associated with the history and current success of the comedy scene than Greenwich Village, and here’s a chance to hear some of today’s top comics in one of the neighborhood’s most iconic venues. On Monday, March 12, GVSHP’s Brokers Partnership will hold their fourth annual Comedy Night at the Village Underground, featuring comics Emmy Blotnick, Matthew Broussard, Phil Hanley, Matteo Lane, Lenny Marcus, Brian Scott McFadden, and more to come. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is offering one lucky 6sqft reader the chance to win two tickets to the event–worth $90!

Find out how to enter

Design, Financial District, Major Developments, Manhattan

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , February 16, 2018

Rendering via REX Architecture

The project to bring a performing arts center to the World Trade Center is finally back on track, almost 15 years after the idea was included in the original vision for rebuilding the area post-9/11. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday an agreement for a 99-year lease between the Port Authority and the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center Inc. (PAC) for $1 per year, paving the way for construction to begin. Named for the billionaire who gifted $75 million to the project, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center will include 200,000 square feet of space, three halls and a rehearsal space, a restaurant and a gift shop. If everything moves smoothly, the center could open as soon as the 2020 or 2021 season.

Find out more

Cool Listings, New Developments, New Jersey

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , February 16, 2018

Photo: VDP

Developer Alexander Hovnanian has introduced a new, head-turning $8 million penthouse at the Nine on the Hudson development in New Jersey’s Port Imperial neighborhood. Inspired by Japanese design and Dutch aesthetics, the home was created to be “incomparable to other penthouses in NJ, even in NYC” atop the new U-shaped 278-unit project on the Hudson River in West New York.

Greenhouse kitchen, glass cube roof deck, this way

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Features, Greenwich Village, GVSHP, History, Top Stories

Black history in Greenwich Village: 15 sites related to pioneering African-Americans

By Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Fri, February 16, 2018

  • By Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
  • , February 16, 2018

Image via Wikimedia

Greenwich Village has been known throughout its existence for breaking new ground and embracing outsiders. One often-forgotten but important element of that trailblazing narrative is the extraordinary role the Village played in relation to African American history. The neighborhood was home to North America’s earliest free Black settlement in the 17th century, to some of America’s first black churches in the 19th century, and many pioneering African-American artists, civil rights leaders, and organizations in the 20th century. This Black History Month, here are just a few of the exceptional Greenwich Village sites connected to African-American history.

Learn about all 15 sites here

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Events, Features, quizzes

  • By 6sqft
  • , February 16, 2018

For the 11th year, the City ReliquaryQueens Museum, and The Levys’ Unique New York! have partnered for the Panorama Challenge, considered the ultimate NYC trivia. On Friday, March 2, using the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum – a room-sized scale model of the entire city, a relic from the 1964 World’s Fair – teams will answer questions in categories that may include McKim, Mead, & White sites; the Grammys; the movie Wonderstruck; and the Museum’s Never Built New York exhibit. In anticipation of the event, quizmaster Jonathan Turer is testing 6sqft readers with five (one for each borough!) of past years’ toughest clues.

Test your knowledge!

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper West Side 

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , February 16, 2018

Photo: Evan Joseph Photography; Bruce Willis photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Heming Willis found a buyer for their home at 271 Central Park West for $17.75 million within a week of listing the six-bedroom co-op after deciding to downsize a bit. According to reports the pair have just bought a new Upper West Side aerie at One West End at 1 West End Avenue. The four-bedroom condominium in the 41-story tower, part of the in the massive Riverside Center project designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli and Goldstein Hill & West, spans over 3,000 square feet and was last listed for $7.9 million.

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