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Architecture, Hamptons

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 27, 2017

Lead by architect Edgar Papazian, Doon Architecture has revamped a once dilapidated cabin into a cozy family home in Sag Harbor, an affluent neighborhood on Long Island (h/t architecture lab). The cottage, appropriately dubbed the Triangle House, provides a small, unique footbridge from a road to the entrance of the home because it sits on a sloped site. The interiors showcase incredible Douglas fir wood paneling, a curvy staircase, and a yellow cedar shake roof.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

  • By Emily Nonko
  • , May 26, 2017

This quaint Upper West Side one bedroom comes from the Central Park Studios, an apartment cooperative built in 1905 by artists and writers for the purpose of creating living and studio space for their creative endeavors. Unsurprisingly, this apartment has its own creative history: it served as the writing studio to Elizabeth Hardwick, acclaimed author and co-founder of the New York Review of Books. She lived here with her husband, the poet Robert Lowell, until her death in 2007. The present owner, according to the listing, then wrote his first published book here. So who will be the next writer to continue the apartment’s creative energy, for the asking amount of $1.42 million?

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CityRealty, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, May 26, 2017

  • By Ondel Hylton
  • , May 26, 2017

Images (L to R): 153 Remsen Street, Hubb, Trump Bay Street and Orient Park

  • Tranquility Abounds at This Boutique Rental in the Vibrant East Village [link]
  • Perfect for Summer: FiDi Rental with Rooftop Oasis is Now Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Between Iconic Bridges, 60 Water Offers Distinct & Minimalist Design [link]
  • Big Rooms & Kitchens Made for Cooking at Lexington Towers; Now Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
  • A Reinvented Factory in Brooklyn: Authentic Lofts at 44 Berry Street in Williamsburg [link]
  • Two Months Free at The Ventura, Luxury Rentals Next to the Second Avenue Subway [link]
  • Free Rent at 40-Story Waterfront Residence in Williamsburg; Studios From $2,492/Month [link]
  • Townhouse Rental Apartments Debut in Flatbush with 1 Month Free; 2-Bedrooms from $2,550/Month [link]
  • Leasing Special for Luxury Rentals in 42-Story Long Island City Tower; Studios from $2,600/Month [link]
  • Summer Launch Announced & Pricing Revealed for New Williamsburg Rental [link]
  • Grand Opening Leasing Special at New 50-Unit Williamsburg Rental Near McCarren Park [link]
  • Midtown Rental ‘Tower 31’ is Offering 1 Month Free on Select Apartments [link]
  • Factory Converted Apartments at DUMBO’s 30 Washington Street Listed with 1 Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Brookfield Launches Leasing at The Eugene with 2 Months Free; Sole Residential Building in Manhattan West is Now Midtown’s Tallest Rental [link]
  • Leasing Specials at Lincoln Square High-Rise with Pool, Spa & Saunas [link]
  • One Month Free with New Leases at The Grand Tier, Near Lincoln Center & Central Park [link]

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  • By Rebecca Paul
  • , May 26, 2017

Those of us New Yorkers lucky enough to be heading out to the Hamptons this weekend may not as lucky to shack up in a stunning abode like this, but we all can dream. This contemporary home from Barnes Coy Architects is located in picturesque East Quogue and was strategically designed to feature views of both the Atlantic Ocean to the south and Shinnecock Bay to the north, all highlighted by stark white interiors.

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Architecture, Connecticut, Features, Getting Away, Hamptons, New Jersey, Top Stories, Upstate

  • By Diane Pham
  • , May 26, 2017

Summer is the perfect time to get out of town and explore what’s beyond the borders of the city. While there is certainly no shortage of nature escapes and historic hideouts nearby, just outside of Manhattan in about every direction are also numerous modernist treasures to admire. Ahead is 6sqft’s round-up of the 10 best destinations for architecture enthusiasts with a penchant for modern design.

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City Living, Features

The 15 best spots in NYC for outdoor grilling

By Devin Gannon, Fri, May 26, 2017

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 26, 2017

With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, it’s hard not to imagine the taste of savory barbecue food like hot dogs and hamburgers, chicken wings and corn on the cob. And while our tiny apartments in New York City may not always be the greatest spots to host a barbecue, the city’s parks provide some of the best places to get your grill on this summer. Ahead, 6sqft rounded up 15 of the best parks to host outdoor barbecues, from old standby Prospect Park to less known locales like Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island.

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East Village

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , May 26, 2017

It’s been 11 years since Trader Joe’s opened its first NYC location on Union Square, and now the discount grocer has three others in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, and one in Queens. This past year, they announced that new outposts will open in Brooklyn Heights, the Upper West Side (their second in the neighborhood), Soho, and on the Lower East Side at Essex Crossing, and today The Real Deal reports they’ve inked a deal for a 23,000-square-foot space across from Stuyvesant Town, just three avenues east on 14th Street from their original store. The site at 432 East 14th Street is replacing the former Stuyvesant Post Office, a controversial closure that even launched a local “save the post office” campaign.

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Bushwick, Greenpoint, real estate trends, Transportation, Williamsburg

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 26, 2017

In response to the looming 15th-month L train shutdown, which will affect its nearly 225,000 daily riders beginning April 2019, real estate developers have started looking at Williamsburg’s hip and slightly cheaper neighbors, Greenpoint and South Williamsburg. Both areas sit nearby the G, J, M and Z trains, and in the past have offered a variety of housing options at cheaper prices. According to the New York Times, as developers begin their plunge into Greenpoint, sites along these train lines have become pricier and more difficult to lock down.
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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , May 26, 2017

It’s rare to see a habitable—much less chic and renovated—apartment in most of Williamsburg for anything even close to the $360,000 this cozy co-op is going for. There’s a reason, of course; this “junior-one” at 648 Grand Street is an HDFC co-op, though the income cap isn’t mentioned in the listing yet. For a qualified buyer the bright, cozy space offers a home that’s easy on the eyes as well as the wallet.

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Design, Interiors, New Jersey

  • By Rebecca Paul
  • , May 25, 2017

The New Design Project decked out a young couple’s urban residence with bursts of bold color, texture, and geometry, transforming the rustic Jersey City loft into a vibrant modern oasis. Integrated into the interior decor are several modern pieces, strategically placed among playful accents and ethnic touches–an unexpected yet seamless integration of various styles that’s become synonymous with the work of this edgy design duo.

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Architecture, Construction Update, hudson yards, Major Developments, Top Stories

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , May 25, 2017

After an announcement yesterday morning that Michael R. Bloomberg made a $75 million gift towards Hudson Yards‘ arts center The Shed–bringing the total raised towards the $500 million capital campaign to $421 million–the “new center for artistic innovation” held a tour to mark the completion of steel construction. The eight-story structure, designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro in partnership with the Rockwell Group, is a “fixed” base building made up of two gallery levels, a versatile theater, rehearsal space, creative studios for artists, and a sky-lit event space. But what makes the project truly unique is its telescoping outer shell that deploys over the building’s courtyard, doubling its footprint and creating a myriad of options for flexible, multi-disciplinary work. Ahead, 6sqft shares an up-close view of this amazing structure.

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Hotels, Soho

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 25, 2017

Photo of Trump SoHo via Trump Hotels

Trump SoHo, a $450 million, 46-story hotel condominium at 246 Spring Street, has suffered from a sharp decline in corporate event bookings and an increase in staff layoffs. Documents reviewed by WYNC show the once $700-per-night hotel now offers rooms for under $400 a night, less than most of the city’s five- and even four-star rated accommodations. Plus, managers plan on laying off 12 room attendants out of the hotel’s 80 total housekeeping staff and removing turn-down service. While last year the hotel booked 29 large corporate events between January and mid-May, this year just 11 events were booked, with fewer well-known names.
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Connecticut, Getting Away, Places to Stay

  • By Emily Nonko
  • , May 25, 2017

Airbnb offers no shortage of unique vacation rentals, but this geodesic dome is really something. The 165-square-foot hut is located on a farm in the woods outside Bethlehem, Connecticut, there’s no power, heat or air conditioning, and the kitchen and bathroom are located about 100 feet away inside the property’s main house—imagine it as a form of camping. While you may be “roughing it” during your stay, you’ll also be surrounded by forest in a mesmerizing dome built of pine sourced right from the property. As the owners put it, it’s a “very peaceful space where you can get in touch with nature and yourself.” The vacation rental is asking $46 a night.

Take a peek inside the dome

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Architecture, Art, Art nerd ny, Design, Events, Features, More Top Stories

  • By Lori Zimmer
  • , May 25, 2017

Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer shares her top art, design and architecture event picks for 6sqft readers!

Take advantage of this long weekend to get outside and enjoy the city. Sign up for a free walking tour of Central Park or Bryant Park, or head to Washington Square Park for the 82nd year of the Outdoor Art Exhibit. If adventure is your thing, ferry over to Governors Island for their new zip line adventure, or take the boat to Ellis Island for Untapped Cities’ insiders’ tour. Check out a sculpture by the Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti at the beautiful Elizabeth Street Garden, or role play with Ryohei Kawanishi at the Museum of Arts and Design. Finally, treat yourself to a free concert by the New York Philharmonic, inside the history St. John the Divine Cathedral on Memorial Day.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

Robert Moses’ former Yorkville home lists for $2M

By Michelle Cohen, Thu, May 25, 2017

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , May 25, 2017

“Master builder” Robert Moses–he of the 13 expressways that crisscross New York City–spent the 1970s living with his wife, Mary Grady Moses, in a three-bedroom co-op at 1 Gracie Terrace in Yorkville on Manhattan’s Upper East Side (h/t NYPost). We can see how the home’s sweeping river views would inspire the subject of Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York,” when pondering the conflicting issues of a complicated and changing city. The apartment is now for sale asking $1.95 million.

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