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Connecticut, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 30, 2021

Listing photos by Michael Bowman

This 19-acre estate in West Cornwall, Connecticut is called “The Barn.” It was designed in 1920 by architect Henry Olko and has been “beautifully and cleverly redesigned for modern living,” according to the listing. The main house has a cool glass entry vestibule, as well as rustic details like beamed ceilings and a massive cut fieldstone fireplace. There’s also a four-car garage, pond, stone walls, and extensive gardens, all surrounded by views of the Catskills, Taconic Range, and the Housatonic River. It’s on the market for $2,200,000.

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Major Developments, New Developments, New Jersey

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 30, 2021

Rendering of 26-28 Van Reipen Avenue (left) and 26 Cottage Street (right) courtesy of C3D Architecture

More dense housing developments are headed to transit-rich low-slung parts of Jersey City. In the city’s Journal Square neighborhood, developer Namdar Group plans to add several high-rise residential towers in an area near the PATH train that is currently made up mostly of two- and three-story homes. In total, the Long Island-based developer is bringing six new towers designed by C3D Architecture to a few blocks of Journal Square.

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City Living, Policy

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 30, 2021

Photo by Raph_Ph via Wikimedia Commons

The Broadway League is the latest group to join a growing number of government agencies and businesses that will implement a Covid vaccine mandate. The League, which represents theater owners and show producers, put out a statement today saying that all 41 Broadway theaters will “require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theatre staff, for all performances through October 2021.” In addition, audience members must wear masks indoors, given the CDC’s new guidelines surrounding the Delta variant.

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hudson yards, More Top Stories, Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 30, 2021

Photo © James and Karla Murray for 6sqft

The 150-foot climbable sculpture in Hudson Yards may shut down permanently after a teenager jumped to his death from the structure on Thursday. Vessel, an interactive public art piece designed by Thomas Heatherwick that opened in 2019 as the centerpiece of the $25 billion development, temporarily closed in January after three suicides, reopening a few months later with a new “buddy system.” The death of a 14-year-old boy on Thursday marks the fourth suicide at Vessel in less than two years.

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Cool Listings, More Top Stories, Tudor City

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 30, 2021

Listings photos by Yale Wagner

The grand apartment that served as “the Green Goblin’s lair” in all three Spider-Man movies is back on the market for $1,999,000. In addition to the Hollywood cache, the triplex penthouse at 5 Tudor City Place has 18-foot ceilings, views of the Chrysler Building and One Vanderbilt, a wrapping cast-iron staircase, and a private roof terrace.

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Events

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 29, 2021

Orchard Beach concert in 2017; Photo by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr on Flickr

Four free concerts featuring both legendary and up-and-coming hip hop musicians are coming to a borough near you. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday revealed the lineup of the shows, which are taking place as part of the city’s “Homecoming Week,” a weeklong celebration of New York City’s comeback following the pandemic. Produced by the Universal Hip Hop Museum, the concerts will feature stars like KRS-One, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Big Daddy Kane, George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars, and nearly 40 more performers.

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Policy, Restaurants

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 29, 2021

Photo of Gramercy Tavern by london road via Flickr cc

Union Square Hospitality Group CEO Danny Meyer announced that he will require proof of vaccination from staff and dine-in customers at all of his NYC and Washington D.C. full-service restaurants, which include Union Square Cafe, Blue Smoke, and Gramercy Tavern. “I’m not a scientist, but I know how to read data, and what I see is that this is a crisis of people who have not been vaccinated, and I feel strong responsibility, on our part as business leaders, to take care of our team and our guests, and that’s what we’re doing,” said Meyer in an interview this morning on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

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East Village

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 29, 2021

Photo of 770 Broadway (cropped) via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this month, the Kmart on Astor Place, a strangely beloved neighborhood fixture, closed abruptly after 25 years. The store at 770 Broadway was one of only two locations in Manhattan; the Penn Station outpost closed in early 2020. Now, landlord Vornado Realty Trust has announced that they will bring in Wegmans grocery store as the new tenant, scheduled to open in the second half of 2023.

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Central Park South, condos, New Developments

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 29, 2021

All photos by Evan Joseph

As residents start to move into the world’s tallest residential building, we’re getting another look at one of the impressive residences there. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom on the 66th floor of the Central Park Tower, the 1,500-foot tall condo tower on Billionaires’ Row, has interiors designed by Australian-based Blainey North & Associates and features bold and elegant, but welcoming, elements throughout. The 3,165-square-foot sky-high home with incredible city and Central Park views is asking $21,890,000.

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Cool Listings, Hudson Square

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 29, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The Spice Warehouse is a 15-unit condo at 481 Washington Street in Hudson Square. It was constructed in 1895 as a warehouse for the spice trade, and though those days are long gone, the lofty apartments certainly provide some “spicy” views. This 1,127-square-foot penthouse unit has incredible Hudson River and New Jersey skyline vantages from every room, as well as from the terrace and roof deck. It’s asking $3,950,000.

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