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April 10, 2024

One Madison Avenue unveils lush rooftop garden and stylish steakhouse by Daniel Boulud

An office tower in Midtown is luring tenants with food and lush outdoor space. SL Green this week unveiled plans for a steakhouse by Chef Daniel Boulud at One Madison Avenue, an adaptive-reuse commercial building facing Madison Square Park. In addition to La Tête d’Or by Daniel, the first-ever steakhouse from the French chef, the tower will feature a sprawling event and rooftop space designed by David Rockwell and catered by Boulud.
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April 1, 2024

Take the elevator from the gym and English garden to the roof terrace in this $13.5M UES townhouse

Once forest and farmland, the Jones Wood section of Lenox Hill is known for its "secret" gardens and historic townhouses. This five-story, 6,000-square-foot corner townhouse at 157 East 65th Street embodies the neighborhood's beauty, with a London-style private garden at the back and top-floor terraces in front and rear. Asking $13,450,000, the townhouse has been thoroughly renovated, with an elevator that travels to all floors, from the basement gym to the top-level loft.
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March 21, 2024

This $19M sky palace high above Park Avenue has a manor house-worthy terrace garden

This penthouse duplex at 895 Park Avenue is every bit of what you'd expect in an Upper East Side co-op asking $19,000,000, from private passenger and service elevators to an endless landscaped wrap terrace to a dramatic, sweeping stair. Pre-war grandeur is a given, and the home's interiors are as palatial as its proportions. With six bedrooms on one sprawling floor and a living and entertaining level surrounded by breathtaking city views, this classic sky mansion embodies the opulence of a long-gone Gilded Age.
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February 15, 2024

Walk the runway at the New York Botanical Garden’s fashion-forward orchid show

The New York Botanical Garden's beloved orchid show returns this weekend, bringing the catwalk with it. Designed by artists Hillary Taymour, Olivia Cheng, and FLWR PSTL (a.k.a. Kristen Alpaugh), "The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion" is transforming the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a picture-perfect fashion show with stylish creations made with thousands of orchids and accessory plantings. Tickets are now on sale for the show, which opens on Saturday, February 17, and runs through April 21.
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January 10, 2024

This $1.3M Carroll Gardens loft has a warm industrial vibe and condo convenience

Straddling the classic Brooklyn neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens and Gowanus, the Mill Building, a former jute factory at 376 President Street, adds a loft aesthetic to the low-rise brick-and-industrial enclave. Asking $1,299,000, this two-bedroom condominium residence offers vintage industrial details, plenty of windows, and a balcony, along with condo conveniences like on-site parking.
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January 8, 2024

This $3.4M Village co-op feels like a sky garden with a solarium and a terrace

Located on a high floor of the Brevoort East, a classic postwar terraced building at 20 East 9th Street, this two-bedroom co-op offers indoor-outdoor living in the heart of Greenwich Village near Washington Square Park. Asking $3,370,000, this designer-renovated home offers iconic Manhattan views from within. A glass-enclosed solarium and a spacious terrace offer unique spaces for enjoying those views and a big dose of daily sunlight.
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November 1, 2023

Lottery opens for 40 middle-income units near the park in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, from $2,350/month

A housing lottery opened this week for 40 middle-income units at a new residential development in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Located at 210 Clarkson Avenue, the eight-story mixed-use rental building offers residents modern apartments with state-of-the-art amenities and easy access to Prospect Park. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income, or between $80,572 for a single person and $198,250 for a household of five, can apply for the apartments, priced at $2,350/month for one bedrooms and $2,750/month for two bedrooms.
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September 6, 2023

For $2M, this Cobble Hill brownstone duplex includes a perfect private garden

If you've always envied the magical back gardens of brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods like Cobble Hill, here's a chance to enjoy your own–without having to buy a brownstone. This two-bedroom co-op at 193 Clinton Street, asking $2,000,000, spans the lower levels of a pretty townhouse. In addition to the outdoor oasis, there's bonus space on the lower level–and a laundry room.
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August 29, 2023

NYC Council approves five-year permit for Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden will remain above Penn Station, but for not as long as its owners want. Two New York City Council committees on Monday voted to renew the arena's special permit for five years, which would be the shortest operating permit given to the Garden if approved by the full Council next month. MSG owner James Dolan had hoped to secure a permanent extension of the operating permit which expired earlier this year.
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August 28, 2023

$22M Upper East Side townhouse has picture-perfect private garden

A posh Upper East Side townhouse with five floors, over 8,000 square feet, and a pretty, private landscaped garden is available for $22,000,000. Located in one of New York City's most coveted neighborhoods, the 20-foot-wide property at 14 East 81st Street combines classic elements of the city's Gilded Age with a totally renovated interior for 21st-century living. Not even a block from the Met Museum and Central Park, this historic mansion is surrounded by the neighborhood's renowned art and cultural institutions.
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August 15, 2023

569-unit rental planned next to Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Crown Heights

Plans for a 17-story mixed-use project with 569 rentals in Crown Heights are moving ahead. Carmel Partners acquired $233 million in construction financing for the development of the new building at 54 Crown Street, which sits just one block east of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Work has already begun on the complex, which will include both commercial and community space as well as parking for 170 vehicles.
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July 27, 2023

This $2M garden flat in Margaret Mead’s former home is the picture of cozy West Village charm

On a postcard-perfect West Village street among the neighborhood's historic brownstones, this garden co-op at 72 Perry Street is a rare chance to live a bohemian dream not often found in today's New York City. Asking $1,995,000, the two-bedroom home in a restored townhouse has a landscaped private back garden as the almost-too-good-to-be-true addition to the elegance of its interior living spaces. The boutique co-op building is known as Mead House in honor of one-time resident Margaret Mead. The famous anthropologist lived in the townhouse with her husband Gregory Bateson and other colleagues from 1941 to 1955.
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July 24, 2023

$7.9M Soho penthouse feels like a country estate with a magical rooftop garden, hot tub included

This 3,121-square-foot Soho co-op at 80 Greene Street is the real downtown loft deal, disguised as a perfectly decorated home (enchanted 1,200-square-foot roof terrace with hot tub included). The three-bedroom triplex tops a classic Soho cast-iron building on a historic Belgian block street. Comprised of a designer-renovated main floor, mezzanine, and dramatic top-floor bedroom suite, the tranquil apartment, asking $7,900,000, is bathed in white, with outdoor space to rival a country manor.
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July 12, 2023

Spend summer in your rooftop garden with a wet bar and shower in this $12.95M Chelsea penthouse loft

The 4,800-square-foot full-floor penthouse atop the prewar co-op at 227 West 17th Street is a perfect summertime paradise, featuring a fully irrigated private rooftop garden space with a bar and outdoor shower. Asking $12,950,000, this renovated three-bedroom home is an all-season refuge as well; in addition to the warm-weather haven, there's a massive great room with a wood-burning fireplace for cozy winter nights.
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June 28, 2023

Hypnotizing flower-themed sculptural exhibit coming to Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is hosting a new sculptural exhibition in three of its most well-known garden spaces this summer. Created by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, "The Flowers of Hypnosis" consists of six separate flower-like sculptures inspired by Othoniel's passion and observations of nature and work on a landscape scale. The sculpture series, Othoniel's largest exhibition in the United States since 2012, will be on view at the BBG from July 18 through October 22, 2023.
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June 28, 2023

Elizabeth Street Garden can become affordable senior housing development, court rules

An affordable housing development can be built on the site of Little Italy's Elizabeth Street Garden, an appellate judge ruled on Tuesday, ending a decade-long battle between housing advocates and garden supporters. The project, dubbed Haven Green, will bring 123 rentals for extremely low-, very low-, and low-income seniors, along with 37 apartments for formerly homeless seniors, to one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods.
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June 28, 2023

An architect’s $3M Chelsea townhouse duplex gets every detail right, including a fantasy roof garden

This townhouse upper duplex at 332 West 19th Street is currently owned by one of New York City's most sought-after architects, James Corner, principal of James Corner Field Operations. The firm is known for high-profile projects like the High Line and Domino Park, among many others. An architectural eye is evident here, as the two-bedroom home's interiors are not only easy on the eyes, but configured so that every inch of space is just right for living. Asking $2,995,000, the perfectly-designed duplex is capped by a gardener's dream of a private roof deck; this idyllic outdoor space is on another level both literally and figuratively.
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May 30, 2023

100+ community gardens in NYC will open to the public this weekend

More than 100 community gardens across New York City are opening their gates to the public this weekend. Hosted by GreenThumb, the largest community garden program in the country, the sixth-annual Open Garden NYC invites New Yorkers to participate in fun, free, and eco-friendly activities, explore lush landscapes, and learn about the local gardens in their own neighborhood. Open Garden NYC will take place rain or shine on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4.
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April 26, 2023

$3.2M Chelsea brownstone duplex has a magical private garden and a fireplace in every room

A rambling, landscaped private garden with wisteria, ivy, and mature trees is a prize that often comes with townhouse living. This duplex co-op at 326 West 22nd Street, asking $3,200,000, offers that rare urban oasis in the middle of Chelsea, without the hassle and expense of owning an entire house. What's more, this beautifully-designed duplex within an 1840s Greek Revival townhome has a wood-burning fireplace in nearly every room, so it's just as dreamy in the indoor days of winter.
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April 17, 2023

Lincoln Center’s summer arts festival to feature free events and garden-like outdoor spaces

A three-month-long arts festival will return to Lincoln Center this summer, with its iconic campus transformed into a botanical-inspired oasis. After a successful debut season last year, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced on Monday the second annual "Summer for the City" festival, which will feature hundreds of free events and thousands of artists across 16 acres of outdoor space from June to August. And for the first time in its history, Lincoln Center's outdoor spaces will be reimagined by a single designer: Creative director and designer Clint Ramos.
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April 3, 2023

Live surrounded by the gardens of the Pulitzer Mansion in this $4.6M Upper East Side co-op

Asking $4,600,000, this two-bedroom co-op is a ground-floor unit surrounded by the lush communal gardens of the Stanford White-designed Pulitzer Mansion. Designed as a Venetian Baroque palazzo, this one-of-a-kind residence at 11 East 73rd Street, completed in 1903 and converted into cooperative apartments in 1954, sits less than a block from Central Park among the Upper East Side's most beautiful historic mansions.
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March 29, 2023

A new stinky corpse flower will soon bloom at the New York Botanical Garden

New York City's famed foul-smelling flower is preparing to bloom. The Amorphophallus titanum, known as the "corpse flower" for the rancid odor it emits, is expected to bloom in the "next week or so" at the New York Botanical Garden. The unique flower, the largest unbranched inflorescence in the plant kingdom, takes years to form flower buds and has a bloom life cycle of just one or two days.
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March 20, 2023

Williamsburg rental with rooftop and zen garden opens lottery for 43 units, from $2,924/month

Applications are now being accepted for 43 middle-income apartments in the heart of Williamsburg. Located at 130 Hope Street, the seven-story luxury building contains 143 apartments, boutique retail space, and outdoor amenities like a rooftop and zen garden. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income, or between $100,252 annually for a single person and $215,150 annually for a household of seven, can apply for the apartments, priced from $2,924/month studios to $4,296/month three bedrooms.
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February 15, 2023

NYBG’s 20th annual orchid show is inspired by ancient Chinese garden design

The New York Botanical Garden's treasured orchid show returns this month for its 20th year. Designed by guest artist Lily Kwong, The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage transforms the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with thousands of orchids and a fantastical landscape inspired by ancient Chinese garden design and artistic principles. Tickets are on sale now for the show, which opens Saturday, February 18, and runs through April 23.
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February 13, 2023

$6M Park Slope triplex condo feels like a modern townhouse, private garden and parking included

In the heart of charming Park Slope, a townhouse-sized condominium with parking and a private garden is now available. Located within the boutique building The Vermeil at 133 Sterling Place, the triplex measures 3,610 square feet and contains five bedrooms and four baths. Asking $5,995,000, the home has been customized for modern Brooklyn living, with sleek built-ins and storage throughout, as well as a private rear garden designed for the ultimate city soiree.
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