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Events, Morningside Heights

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 16, 2022

Morningside Lights 2019; Photo by Michael Seto

Morningside Heights’ annual lantern festival will light up the sky for the first time totally in person since 2019. Hosted by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at the Columbia University School of the Arts, the 11th-annual “Morningside Lights” event allows visitors to create their own lanterns and float them in a procession from Morningside Park to Columbia’s campus. Free lantern building workshops will be held on September 17 through 23 and the procession kicks off on September 24 at 8 p.m.

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Crown Heights, New Developments, Rentals

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , August 16, 2022

Renderings courtesy of Pax Brooklyn; Photos courtesy of QuallsBenson, unless otherwise noted

Leasing launched this week at a new mixed-income rental building that is part of the redeveloped Bedford Union Armory complex in Crown Heights. Located at 1101 President Street, The Arch rises 16 stories, contains 355 rental units, and offers residents amenities like a furnished rooftop, indoor-outdoor gym, and a work-from-home business center. The more than 160 market-rate apartments start at $2,451/month for a studio, $3,212/month for a one-bedroom, $4,515/month for a two-bedroom, and $5,700/month for a three-bedroom, according to the building’s website.

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Financial District, Museums

NYC’s 9/11 Tribute Museum is closing

By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, August 16, 2022

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 16, 2022

Image of the 9/11 Tribute Museum via Wiki Commons

The museum which told the stories of September 11 survivors is officially closing its doors. The 9/11 Tribute Museum will close on August 17 due to financial hardships stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, as NBC New York first reported. The museum will shift to a fully online format to continue telling victims’ stories and support those affected by the attacks.

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Events

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , August 16, 2022

Clockwise from left: Pannonica Piano with Pannonica and Thelonious Monk, Mickey Mantle’s 1955 AL Championship Ring, John Lennon’s “The Last Sessions” Photographs

Legends & Treasures,” an online auction happening on Wednesday, September 21 at New York auction house Guernsey’s, will offer up items that were once owned by a star-studded roster of luminaries of fashion, film, music, sports, literature, and history. In addition to personal effects of B.B. King, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Mickey Mantle, Jimi Hendrix, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, and many more, the auction will also include objects of great historic importance such as 9/11 museum artifacts and items from NYC’s famed Apollo theater. See more of what will be up for bidding in this unprecedented event, below.

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Celebrities, Getting Away, Hamptons

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 15, 2022

All images courtesy of Booking.com

Booking.com is giving Sarah Jessica Parker fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay at the award-winning actresses’ Hamptons getaway. Located in Amagansett, Parker’s cozy 1940s cottage is steps away from the beach and is stocked with her favorite drinks, snacks, and a pair of SJP signature high-heel shoes. The home can be booked for a two-night stay from August 26 to August 28 for only $19.98, in honor of the year Sex and the City debuted. Those who are interested can book the beach home on August 23 at 12 p.m. on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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affordable housing, Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , August 15, 2022

Rendering of 40 Quay Street; Image: FXCollaborative courtesy of MTA.

A bill requiring the city to sell public land to non-profit developers ahead of for-profit organizations was introduced in the City Council last week. Sponsored by Council Member Lincoln Restler, the legislation prioritizes the selection of community land trusts (CLT), community development corporations, or other non-profit groups during the bidding process for city-owned land, which the supporters say will ensure truly affordable housing will be built on the site.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , August 15, 2022

Photo courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Situated on a coveted quad of West Village streets on Abingdon Square, 302 West 12th Street has the classic New York City cachet of being a Bing & Bing building. Within the building, this perfect-sized one-bedroom unit, asking $1,875,000, boasts pre-war charm and condominium flexibility enhanced by stunningly chic renovated interiors, from a colorful European-style kitchen to a vintage-modern bath.

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City Living

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 12, 2022

All images courtesy of the New York Restoration Project

The New York Restoration Project this week installed 28 new book-sharing boxes throughout the five boroughs. Created by Little Free Library (LFL), the boxes can be found at the city’s community gardens, 25 of which are NYRP gardens and three of which are partnered with Gardens for the City.

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Architecture, Design, Restaurants, South Street Seaport

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , August 12, 2022

All photos courtesy of Nicole Franzen

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s highly-anticipated culinary hotspot will be giving New Yorkers a taste of its food offerings in preparation for the market’s grand opening in the fall. The historic Tin Building has been converted into a 53,000-square-foot marketplace that includes grocery stores, six full-service restaurants, six quick-service counters, four bars, and other retail and private dining offerings. During the month of August, the Tin Building will be open for a limited preview Thursdays through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Cool Listings, Financial District

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , August 12, 2022

Image credit: Al Siedman of VHT for The Corcoran Group

This pre-war co-op at 26 Beaver Street in the Financial District is a loft-like corner unit with plenty of interesting architectural details, not least of which is a stunning set of broad brass gates that stand at the apartment’s entrance. Asking $2,450,000, the sprawling 2,400-square-foot home is currently configured with two large bedrooms, but there’s more than enough living space to create a three- or four-bedroom home.

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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