MORE TOP STORIES

Battery Park City, City Living

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 23, 2021

All renderings courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office

A monument honoring the essential workers who served New Yorkers throughout the coronavirus pandemic will open in Battery Park City by Labor Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday. The “Circle of Heroes” memorial will include a circle of 19 maple trees, representing the individual groups of essential workers and their contributions. In the center, an eternal flame will honor those lost to COVID, according to the governor.

Find out more

Bronx, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 23, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Looking around this property, you might think you’re viewing a vacation house at the Jersey Shore, but in fact, it’s right in the Bronx. Located in the little-known but super-charming Country Club enclave, the two-family home is on the market for $1,029,000. This neighborhood is on Eastchester Bay across from City Island and offers beach clubs, private docks, and a quiet, laid-back lifestyle. This home is made up of a four-bedroom triplex and a top-floor two-bedroom apartment. There’s also an enormous patio, a small garden, a customized deck with a pergola, and room for parking, as well as a private boat slip.

Check out the whole place here

Landmarks Preservation Commission, Museums, Upper West Side 

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 23, 2021

Renderings courtesy of NYC Parks/ AMNH

The New York City Public Design Commission on Monday approved plans to remove and relocate the Theodore Roosevelt statue from the steps of the American Museum of Natural History, about a year after officials called for the controversial sculpture to be taken down. The city’s Parks Department and AMNH presented their proposal last week to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but the agency was unable to reach a decision. On Monday, The PDC voted unanimously to remove and relocate the statue to a relevant cultural institution.

More here

Harlem, New Developments, Restaurants

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 23, 2021

All photos courtesy of F. Becker Hospitality

It’s been nearly three years since Columbia University was joined by architect Renzo PIano as he unveiled his third and final building at the school’s Manhattanville campus. And now, Piano’s Jerome L. Greene Science Center will welcome a new ground-floor tenant that’s sure to be popular among both students and local residents. Opening Friday, Manhattanville Market is a new food hall from chef Franklin Becker of fast-casual chain the Little Beet.

Read more

Cool Listings, East Village

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 23, 2021

All photos courtesy of Luciane Serifovic

A one-of-a-kind penthouse in the East Village has returned to the market asking nearly $5 million less than when it listed in 2018. Custom designed by former HBO CEO Michael Fuchs as a “house in the sky,” the apartment at 130 East 12th Street measures over 6,500 square feet across three floors, with extra square footage found in the form of two outdoor spaces. It’s currently asking $7,850,000.

Find out more

Cool Listings, Midwood

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 22, 2021

Listing photos by Al Seidman, VHT

This listing calls this six-bedroom Colonial Revival house “the centerpiece of the landmarked Fiske Terrace Historic District,” and we can certainly see why with its all curb appeal. Built in 1905, it sits on a 0.31-acre lot at the corner of the dead-end Wellington Court and East 17th Street, one of the gorgeously landscaped Flatbush Malls. In addition to its rolling green lawn and giant oak trees, the house has a driveway that leads to a two-car garage/carriage house apartment. And inside, it’s been impeccably modernized, while retaining all the historic details. The home is asking $4,999,000.

Go inside

Bronx, Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 22, 2021

Photo by Dan DeLuca on Flickr

The Trump Organization on Monday sued New York City, claiming the cancelation of its Bronx golf course contract earlier this year was politically motivated. In January, just days after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to terminate several agreements with former President Donald Trump’s company, including the contract for Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. As first reported by ABC News, the lawsuit argues the mayor had a “pre-existing, politically-based predisposition to terminate Trump-related contracts, and the city used the events of January 6, 2021 as a pretext to do so.”

More here

Chinatown, History, Landmarks Preservation Commission

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 22, 2021

Photo by Ken Lund on Flickr

New York City gained its first landmark related to Chinese American history and culture on Tuesday. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the Kimlau War Memorial, a tribute to Chinese American veterans located in Chinatown. Designed by architect Poy Gum Lee, the memorial honors Americans of Chinese descent who died during World War II and has served as a gathering place for veterans.

Details this way

Events, hudson yards

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 22, 2021

All photos courtesy of Related Companies / Edge

Hudson Yards’ 1,1100-foot-high observation deck Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, announced a special partnership with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to celebrate Pride month. There will be a colorful art installation on the Skyline Steps that encourages visitors to share messages of kindness, affirmation, and love. In addition, visitors can purchase “Born This Way” cocktails and guest packages, tickets to “Sky High” Pride Yoga, and more in support of the LGBTQIA+ community. A portion of sales will go to the Foundation.

Read more

Cool Listings, Hamptons

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 22, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This might just be the most affordable house in Montauk, a great deal if you’re not looking for a ton of space. Located right on Lake Montauk, the charming cottage is actually part of The Outrigger co-op complex. It’s a modest 260 square feet, but the $499,000 price tag can’t be beaten. Inside, the studio has everything you need, while outside there’s a wrap-around deck and access to all the setting has to offer. Read more

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.