Posted On Thu, December 29, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, December 29, 2016 By In Features, Most Read Stories

As we wrap up 2016, 6sqft is taking a look back at the top stories of the past 12 months in topics like apartment tours, celebrity real estate, new developments, transportation proposals, and history. From a look inside a Williamsburg loft filled with more than 500 plants to news of Brooklyn’s first 1,000+ foot tower receiving approvals, these are the stories that readers couldn’t get enough of.

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  1. My 1200sqft: Inside Model Summer Rayne Oakes’ Williamsburg Oasis Filled With 500+ Plants
  2. My 1,000sqft: Tour a Newly Transplanted Couple’s Bushwick Apartment Filled With Craigslist Finds
  3. My 1,640sqft: Inside Chef Devin Gaffney’s Rent-Stabilized Classic Six on Billionaires’ Row
  4. My 700sqft: Tour Two Photographers’ Bed-Stuy Brownstone Home, Complete With Shower in Kitchen
  5. My 860sqft: Ashley Davis of CITYROW opens up her mid century-meets-contemporary Yorkville pad

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Park Slope townhouse, Park Slope historic district


  1. Food Network’s Ina Garten Buys Former House & Garden Editor’s Park Avenue Pad for $4.65M
  2. Anne Hathaway Buys $2.55M Upper West Side Co-op
  3. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski drop $6M on a historic Park Slope townhouse
  4. Taylor Swift Staying in a $40K/Month Village House During Tribeca Penthouse Renovations
  5. One month after anti-Trump sale, Keith Olbermann’s former Trump Palace condo returns for $3.9M

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Vessel by Thomas Heatherwick, Hudson Yards public art, Heatherwick Studios, NYC public art

New Developments

  1. Queens’ New Skyline: A Rundown of the 30 Developments Coming to Long Island City
  2. Tour the American Copper Buildings’ skybridge and roof, first look at its floating lap pool
  3. LPC Approves Brooklyn’s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details
  4. REVEALED: Thomas Heatherwick’s $150M climbable Hudson Yards sculpture ‘The Vessel’
  5. $250M Penthouse at 220 Central Park South Will Officially Be NYC’s Most Expensive Apartment

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Port Authority design competition


  1. Renderings Revealed for Governor Cuomo’s $3B Penn Station Overhaul
  2. REVEALED: Port Authority releases five design proposals for new bus terminal
  3. Port Authority Will Hold Opening Ceremony for WTC Transportation Hub After All
  4. Ghost tunnel under Central Park will reopen along with Second Avenue Subway
  5. Design Teams Propose Inflatable Tunnel, New Train Lines As Solutions to L Train Shutdown

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Image by Jiahui Huang via flickr


  1. Life Behind the Stacks: The Secret Apartments of New York Libraries
  2. 50 Years Ago, Donald Trump’s Father Demolished Coney Island’s Beloved Steeplechase Park
  3. The Bronx’s Depression-Era Boxcar Village, Where Lodging Was $3/Month
  4. This Map Explains the Historic Tile Color System Used in NYC Subway Stations
  5. How Horse Poop Inspired the New York City Stoop

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New York Horizon skyscraper, evolo competition winner 2016

Staff Picks

  1. Louise Bourgeois’ son gifts $4M West Village townhouse to Native American tribe
  2. Everything you need to know about affordable housing: applying, getting in, and staying put
  3. Saddam Hussein had a secret torture chamber across from Mayor Bloomberg’s UES mansion
  4. 15 indoor air-purifying plants for your apartment or home
  5. Skyscraper Proposal Digs Out Central Park and Surrounds It With 1,000-Foot Glass Structure

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