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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , July 1, 2022

Image courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

A housing lottery launched this week for 32 low-income units at a new development in the Bronx. Located at 661 Manida Street in Hunts Point, the 8-story building offers seniors newly constructed residences and a variety of amenities. New Yorkers earning 80 percent of the area median income, or between $54,343 for a single person and $85,440 for a household of two, are eligible to apply for the apartments, ranging from $1,487/month studios to $1,583/month one-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Heights

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , July 1, 2022

Photo credit: Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

This top-floor co-op’s current floor plan can be re-imagined almost as easily as its interiors, giving the two-bedroom home an additional bedroom; the dazzling city views, all-day sunlight and perfect sunsets expected of penthouse living are already here. Asking $1,695,000, the Prospect Heights co-op at 34 Plaza Street East –overlooking Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park–also has a private terrace for beholding those panoramic views.

Take the top-floor tour

Downtown Brooklyn, housing lotteries

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , June 30, 2022

Rendering courtesy of CetraRuddy

A housing lottery opened this week for 45 middle-income units at a new residential development in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 22 Chapel Street, the 20-story tower offers its residents a prime location at the intersection of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Fort Greene Park, Boerum Hill, Barclays Center, and the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income, or between $79,098 for two people and $215,150 for a household of seven, are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $2,307/month studios to $3,431/month three bedrooms.

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City Living, Events, Features, holidays

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 30, 2022

Image via Flickr cc

America’s largest 4th of July fireworks show is getting ready to light up the New York sky; Macy’s 46th annual Fourth of July live fireworks extravaganza happens Monday, July 4th at 8 P.M., Plans are being hatched to snag a spot at one of the city’s better viewing locations (or in front of a bigger screen; the show is being broadcast live) to watch the amazing choreography of pyrotechnics throughout the two-hour display. The fireworks are set to sail skyward from five barges stationed on the East River centered around Midtown Manhattan starting at about 9:25 P.M.–and the numbers behind the show are even more impressive this year.

Check the figures behind the fireworks

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 30, 2022

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Near the top of the sleek glass tower at 10 West End Avenue, this 3,383-square-foot condominium residence shares the floor with only one other apartment. The two-unit combination means there are two distinct wings–and two full kitchens–within its sprawling footprint, with a four-bedroom (with room for more) configuration that’s perfect for entertaining while maintaining private living quarters. Glass-wrapped rooms with three exposures mean panoramic views of the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, and the Empire State Building through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, Queens

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , June 29, 2022

Image courtesy of the Landmark Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday voted to designate two districts in the Queens neighborhood of Cambria Heights as historic districts. The two areas, known as the 222nd Street and 227th Street Historic Districts, contain 96 well-maintained Tudor-style rowhouses that incorporate Storybook design elements. Both historic districts have been deemed by the LPC to be extraordinarily well-preserved and give the area a “highly distinctive sense of place.”

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Events, Features

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 29, 2022

Photo by pparnxoxo on Unsplash

Nowhere is quite like New York, especially on the Fourth of July. Macy’s signature fireworks show, the largest in the nation, will once again ring in Independence Day with more than 48,000 shells and effects from five barges floating in the East River. While there are many places around the city hosting fireworks watch parties, there are seven official public viewing locations along two miles that will offer the best (read: free) views of the Macy’s Fourth of July show, including Midtown, Long Island City, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 29, 2022

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Pre-war apartments with their high ceilings and gracious proportions rarely come in condo form, so this 3,200-square-foot condominium residence in The Olcott at 27 West 72nd Street is something of a find to start with. In addition to three-convertible-to-four bedrooms, the Upper West Side home, asking $9,200,000, has plenty of indoor entertaining space. But the best thing about it might be the sprawling terrace that’s the size of a townhouse garden–all in a full-service building on a Central Park block.

Private outdoor living, this way

Art, Midtown West

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , June 28, 2022

“Windy” by Meriem Bennani, co-commissioned by High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary. Image courtesy of the artist, High Line and Audemars Piguet

New York City-based artist Meriem Bennani last week debuted her first public sculpture, a captivating kinetic structure that kicked off the summer season of the High Lines Art’s program. Windy, co-commissioned by High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary, is a 9-foot-tall spinning structure comprised of approximately 200 black foam discs that spin at different speeds and in unique sequences. Located on the High Line at 24th Street, Bennani’s piece will stay on view to the public until May 2023.

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DUMBO, Features, NYC Guides

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 28, 2022

Photo credit: Caroline Culler via Wikimedia cc

Brooklyn’s 25-block Dumbo neighborhood gets its name from where it can be found: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, which explains not only the neighborhood’s location, but its cultural and residential evolution. The waterfront district’s iconic East River and Manhattan views and its stunning bridge-framed architectural vistas have defined it long before its current acronym and status as a coveted residential choice. Unlike many other Brooklyn neighborhoods, the area it occupies is quite small, but its architecture, infrastructure, and economic status are formidable.

Your guide to Dumbo, this way

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