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Manhattan, Policy, Transportation

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 10, 2022

Photo courtesy of Marc A. Hermann / MTA on Flickr

MTA officials on Wednesday released the highly-anticipated environmental assessment of the Central Business District (CBD) Tolling Program, known as congestion pricing. The analysis says that the program could cut traffic congestion in Manhattan’s busiest areas by nearly 20 percent while raising $1 billion a year to fund mass transit improvements. Under the proposal, the plan could cost drivers who enter the borough south of 60th Street anywhere between $5 and $23, depending on the time of day and type of vehicle.

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Features, Shop

20+ travel essentials for the perfect summer getaway

By Terri Williams, Wed, August 10, 2022

  • By Terri Williams
  • , August 10, 2022

Photo by S’well on Unsplash

Taking a summer vacation is a perfect opportunity to rest and recharge, or explore new adventures. And according to a survey by The Vacationer, 81 percent of Americans plan to travel this summer – 51 percent by plane, while 80 percent plan to take a road trip. Whether you’re taking a voyage to another city or another country, we’ve put together a list of essential items to make any type of summer getaway a breeze.

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City Living, Manhattan, Soho

Target opens new store in Soho

By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, August 10, 2022

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 10, 2022

All photos courtesy of Target

Target this week will open a new location in Soho, the company’s 95th store in the greater New York City area. The store, which will be tailored for the surrounding community, will offer an assortment of Target’s top-owned and national brands, as well as a contactless pickup order and same-delivery system. Located at 600 Broadway, the new store will open on Sunday, August 14.

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condos, Hotels, Midtown East, New Developments

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , August 10, 2022

Photo credit: Noë & Associates / The Boundary

The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria has released a first look inside two new amenities spaces that honor the iconic hotel’s connection to music history and culinary innovation. The Stage & Screen Theater and The Chrysler Room were designed to add to the building’s glamorous history while introducing a new era for the celebrated Park Avenue address.

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Hamptons, Hotels

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , August 9, 2022

Photo credit: Matthew Williams

Canoe Place Inn and Cottages, situated on the site of America’s oldest inn, reopened its doors this week after being shuttered for nearly two decades. The historic 17th-century Hamptons inn, which was once referred to as “The First Stop Out East,” has been restored and reimagined for the 21st-century traveler.

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Brooklyn, Flatbush, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 9, 2022

Photo of Parkside Avenue courtesy of LPC

A tree-lined block in Brooklyn with architecturally distinctive homes may become the city’s newest historic district. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday voted to calendar the Melrose Parkside Historic District, which consists of 38 intact single and two-family row houses built by two of Brooklyn’s most renowned architects, Benjamin Driesler and Axel S. Hedman. Located on Parkside Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, the collection of homes has a distinct appearance and sense of place in the surrounding neighborhood due to the use of “neo-Classical vocabulary” in their architectural style, according to the commission.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , August 9, 2022

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has bought a full-floor penthouse in Chelsea for $21,125,000. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the four-bedroom condo sits at the top of 100 Eleventh Avenue, an architectural icon designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel. The penthouse boasts unparalleled 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

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Policy, Queens

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 9, 2022

Photo courtesy of Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr

After previous failed attempts at an effective compost program in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams on Monday announced a new “no frills” system aimed at making it easy and less costly for New Yorkers to dispose of food and yard waste. Under the new program, the city’s Department of Sanitation will collect compost and organic waste from every residential building in Queens starting on October 3. New Yorkers can put any food waste, yard waste, and food-soiled paper in a Sanitation compost bin to be picked up weekly. According to the mayor, the program, which will be available to 2.2 million New Yorkers, is the largest curbside composting program in the country.

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New Jersey, Policy, Transportation

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 8, 2022

Photo of Newark Penn Station by King of Hearts on Wikimedia

Newark Penn Station is set to undergo a major renovation and NJ Transit wants feedback from riders who travel through the historic terminal. The transit agency will host three virtual public meetings about the $191 million restoration, with the first scheduled for August 9. First introduced by Gov. Phil Murphy in 2020, the project includes immediate aesthetic improvements and refurbishment of historic elements, as well as longer-term upgrades to the overall customer experience.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , August 8, 2022

All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

A low-key Hamptons home just minutes from the beach has hit the market. Located at 25 Walnut Street in Sag Harbor, the single-family property has undergone a recent renovation that has modernized the interiors, while maintaining its charming beachy bungalow feeling. Now asking $1,595,000, the adorable three-bedroom ranch also has a backyard made for summer and beyond, with a heated gunite pool and spacious patio.

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463 affordable units available at luxury LIC rental with sweeping city views and a waterfront park

  • By Devin Gannon

All renderings courtesy of VUW Studio

At a time when finding an affordable apartment in New York City feels impossible, here’s an opportunity to live in a luxury Long Island City building for less. A housing lottery has launched at Gotham Point, a two-tower mixed-use development in Hunter’s Point South with 1,132 apartments, a majority of which are priced below the market rate. After welcoming its first residents to the South tower this spring, the taller North tower is now accepting applications for 463 rent-stabilized rentals at 1-15 57th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The 58-story building is open to New Yorkers earning between 30 percent and 165 percent of the area median income (AMI), or between $16,183 and $273,075 annually.*

Find out if you qualify