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Take a shot and receive a free ticket to a Brooklyn Nets home game. The basketball team is partnering with Maimonides Medical Center and Industry Center to open a coronavirus vaccination site in Brooklyn this week. On Thursday, August 12, individuals aged 12 and older who receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Sunset Park pop-up will go home with a complimentary ticket to a game next season and some Nets swag.
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It’s pretty rare that the bathrooms in an apartment are just as photogenic as the rest of the place, but every single space in this Soho loft is colorful, full of patterns, and intentionally playful. And it’s no surprise considering the 6,000-square-foot condo was designed by Ken Fulk, who counts among his projects Major Food Group’s top restaurants, including Carbone in Miami, Sadelle’s in Soho and Vegas, and the Crown Club at Barclays Center. Fulk describes the five-bedroom duplex as “part city townhouse and part country manor house.” Located at 151 Wooster Street, it’s on the market for $17,995,000.
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220 Central Park South as seen in May 2020. Photo by Jim.henderson (cropped) via Wikimedia Commons.
As was first reported by the Wall Street Journal in June, a buyer shelled out $157,500,000 for two units at 220 Central Park South. Property records showed the $82.5 million purchase of the 60th-floor unit and the $75 million purchase of the 61st-floor unit, both made using an LLC. But CNBC has now revealed that the buyer is billionaire Joe Tsai, Alibaba co-founder and owner of the Brooklyn Nets. The sale is the second biggest in New York City history and the third-largest ever in the U.S. The number-one spot occurred at the same Billionaires’ Row tower, with billionaire Ken Griffith’s $238 million purchase in early 2019. Read more
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Walking by this adorable baby-blue brick house in Boerum Hill, you can’t help feel happy. And when you walk inside, the cheerful disposition continues. Built in 1812 and located at 112 Nevins Street, the two-bedroom, two-story home is on the market for $2,750,000. It’s super bright, full of fun colors, and has a magical rear garden.
Photo of a recently vaccinated New Yorker receiving a free MetroCard at Grand Central. Photo by Marc A. Hermann/MTA
Shake Shack fries, Krispy Kreme donuts, 7-day MetroCards, Yankees tickets–these are just some of the perks available to New Yorkers who receive their Covid-19 vaccination. Some of the deals are dependant on one’s vaccine location, while others are nationwide. Ahead, we’ve started a running list of all the offerings.
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New York on Friday became the first state to officially launch a digital passport for the coronavirus, which involves a smartphone app that shows proof of an individual’s vaccination or recent negative test. Developed in partnership with IBM, the “Excelsior Pass” is designed like a mobile airline boarding pass and is part of the state’s plan to reopen businesses, entertainment venues, and wedding reception halls. Following a pilot program tested at a Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center and at a New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden earlier this year, the app will expand to smaller arts and culture venues and theaters on April 2, the same day live performances can return to New York.
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At long last, it appears springtime’s on its way to New York, transforming streets of sad, wilted grey and brown into, er, slightly less sad-looking grey and brown. If the little buds starting to sprout on tree branches in the parks and on the streets aren’t enough green for you, there are plenty of plant shops in the city that’ll help introduce some oxygenating goodness into your own apartment, no matter how small, dark, or pet-filled it may be. Note that for the sake of this list, we’ve stuck with plant shops, not florists, though you’ll find arrangements at some of these shops—this one, though, is for home gardeners and lovers of succulents, which it turns out you do need to water from time to time, a lesson some of us first-time plant parents learned the hard way.
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After being closed for over a year, events, arts, and entertainment venues can reopen at a limited capacity next month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that as soon as April 2, live performance venues will be able to open indoor spaces at 33 percent capacity or up to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of a negative coronavirus test prior to entry, capacity can increase to 150 people indoors and 500 people outdoors, according to the state.
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Large stadiums and arenas in New York can welcome back fans and audiences starting February 23, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday. Venues that reopen must operate at 10 percent capacity and with coronavirus testing requirements in place. According to the governor, this could apply to sports, music, and performance venues. The Barclays Center has already been approved to reopen for a Brooklyn Nets game against the Sacramento Kings on February 23.
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Two major sports arenas in New York City will serve as polling sites for the general election in November, providing a socially distanced way for residents to vote in person. The city’s Board of Elections announced that Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center will both be Early Voting and Election Day poll sites, the result of a deal made between players of the National Basketball Association and the league to resume playoffs after teams refused to play following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The agreement involved several social justice initiatives, including the use of NBA arenas across the country as voting locations for the upcoming election.
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