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Cool Listings, Midtown

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 24, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Warburg Realty

By the looks of this beautiful kitchen, you’d never know the apartment is only a studio. Instead of the usual cramped, galley kitchen, this one is large, high-end, and even has space for a full-size dining table. The entire place has been finished in a Parisian, salon-style, complete with delicate panel moldings and ceiling medallions, black-and-white marble floors, textured wall and ceiling treatments, and a claw-foot tub. Located at 372 Fifth Avenue, it’s on the market for $650,000.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Hudson Square

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 24, 2021

All images courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

The cool, geometric rental tower at 111 Varick Street was just completed this year, and now it’s opened an affordable housing lottery for 30 of its 100 apartments. The units are available to those earning 70, 80, or 130 percent of the area median income and range from $1,224/month studios to $3,219/month two-bedrooms. By comparison, the market-rate units start around $4,000/month for studios. Located in the burgeoning Hudson Square neighborhood, bordering the southern edge of Soho, this 30-story tower was designed by S9 Architecture with a unique undulating precast concrete facade. Because of where it’s sited, the building offers incredible views of the Hudson River and skyline.

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Art, East Village, Transportation, Williamsburg

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 24, 2021

© Marcel Dzama, NYC Transit Bedford Avenue Station. Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design. Photo: MTA Arts & Design/ Kris Graves.

This week, the MTA unveiled two new mosaic series at the 1st Avenue and Bedford Avenue L train stations. In the East Village, artist Katherine Bradford created Queens of the Night, a fanciful tribute to the creatives and essential workers (depicted as superheroes) who ride the L train. And in Williamsburg, artist Marcel Dzama created No Less Than Everything Comes Together, a collection of theatric fairytale-like figures under the sun and moon.

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Cool Listings, jackson heights

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 24, 2021

Listing photos by Emily Cullum, Greenehouse NYC

In Queens’ Jackson Heights Historic District, many of the co-op buildings were built with large, grassy courtyards. This building at 35-21 79th Street has just that, which this very cheerful one-bedroom unit can add to its list of selling points. The sunny home has garden views, great closet and storage space, a cool modern kitchen, and a flexible alcove. It’s asking the very reasonable price of $475,000.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 23, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The Tribeca townhouse-condo that’s come to be known as the “Wolf of Wall Street apartment” is back on the market for $10 million. It’s owned by race car-driving ex-banker Alan Wilzig, who inspired the character in the movie who introduces Leonardo DiCaprio’s character to his future wife. Wilzig bought the three-bedroom maisonette for $3.35 million in the mid-2000s. Located at 7 Hubert Street, the home is its own townhouse, complete with a backyard patio and jacuzzi, street-level garage, and 2,200-square-foot private roof deck. Other tricked-out features include a home gym, movie theater, sauna, massive closets, and access to the condo building’s amenities.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 23, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Located right on Poxabogue Pond (and just around the corner from Wolffer Vineyard, we can’t help but add!), this beautiful Sagaponack home has hit the market for $5,950,000. Aside from its private and peaceful setting, which includes a heated pool overlooking the water, the residence has been tastefully designed in a contemporary yet cozy style that we can best describe as nautical-farmhouse-chic. From the beadboard walls and beamed vaulted ceilings to the blue-and-white color scheme, the five-bedroom house feels like it was tailor-made for this location.

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Brooklyn, Crown Heights, Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 23, 2021

Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning

The City Planning Commission this week voted unanimously to reject a rezoning application that would allow for two high-rise towers in Crown Heights next to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, ending the uniform land use review procedure for the project. First unveiled by developers Continuum Companies and Lincoln Equities in 2019, the plan called for a pair of 34-story towers with over 1,500 units of housing on a lot at 960 Franklin Avenue. The commission’s decision came after a more than a two-year campaign against the project by the garden, which claimed the towers would block necessary light from shining on its greenhouses.

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affordable housing, Bronx, Major Developments, mott haven, New Developments

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 23, 2021

Rendering: LCP360

As the first phase nears completion, a fresh set of renderings has been released of one of the most expensive private development in Bronx history. Developed by Brookfield Properties, Bankside is a $950 million seven-tower complex that stretches across two Harlem River-facing parcels in Mott Haven. New images of the massive development show off the project’s 450-unit rental set to open this year, as well as the new public waterfront park and esplanade.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 23, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The current owner of this Park Slope co-op is an architect who renovated the apartment to include tons of super-sleek, space-saving features like window seats, bookshelves, and a built-in dish drying rack over the sink. Located at 25 Plaza Street West, right off Grand Army Plaza, the lovely home is on the market for $625,000.

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Flatiron, Restaurants

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 22, 2021

All photos courtesy of Chapel Bar

New York City’s latest hot spot is in a church. Opening this week, Chapel Bar is a members-only bar located inside a stunning 19th-century chapel in the Flatiron District that has been transformed into a dreamy cocktail spot, decked out with jewel tones and velvet. Tucked away inside the lobby of the Swedish photography museum Fotografiska, the watering hole is only open to members of the museum or NeueHouse, a company that provides workspaces for creatives.

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