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20 amazing rooftop bars in New York City

By Devin Gannon, Thu, April 29, 2021

With New York City starting to fully reopen, rooftop season could not come at a better time. Fall back in love with the city that never sleeps by sipping an iced cold beverage and taking in some magical views. Plus, with COVID restrictions still in place, most of these bars require a reservation, an upside at those notoriously hard-to-book places. Ahead, find a rooftop watering hole that checks all of the boxes, whether you’re looking for a swanky terrace to impress out-of-towners or a more relaxed seaside bar with views of the Atlantic.

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34 Gramercy Park East, Jimmy Fallon

Photo by Evan Joseph for Sotheby’s International Realty

The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen have put their incredibly unique six-bedroom Gramercy penthouse on the market for $15 million. The nearly 5,000-square-foot home at 34 Gramercy Park East is the result of combining four different apartments over three floors. There’s something funky to see everywhere you look (Fallon decorated the home with antique finds from around the world), but some of the highlights include a “saloon room” with a vintage barback, a sound-proof pantry, custom-built furniture and wall coverings, and a hidden playroom equipped with monkey bars and a “jailhouse intercom” to the upstairs playroom. And, of course, it comes with a key to the park.

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In the pandemic world of 2020, online holiday shopping is expected to grow by 33 percent, and many retailers are taking advantage of this by offering bigger, better, and longer-running Black Friday and Cyber Week deals. Of course, the number of bargains out there are countless, but here at 6sqft, we decided to round up the very best deals on offer from some of your favorite New York City-based brands and small businesses. From Insta-famous companies like Brooklinen and Great Jones to local favorites like CatBird jewelry and The Sill, these promos will save you money and support our beloved city.

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Winter Village at Bryant Park; Photo by Angela Cranford

Like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting, and the Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve, many of the city’s holiday markets will also be online-only this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. While nothing beats the magic of New York City during the holiday season and the traditions that come along with it, there are still ways to support local artists, businesses, and vendors this year. In addition to a few markets happening in-person this year, including the open-air shops at Bryant Park, a number have gone virtual, allowing you to shop safely from home, no matter where that is.

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Photo by LWYang on Flickr

A new housing lottery has launched for 86 middle-income apartments at a brand new residential building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by J Frankl Associates and Charles Mallea, 260 Gold Street rises 13 stories on a former parking at the corner of Tillary and Gold. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include $2,241/month studios, $2,362/month one-bedrooms, $2,848/month two-bedrooms, and $3,282/month three-bedrooms.

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All photos by Colin Miller unless otherwise noted

While we’ve been following the progression of Thomas Heatherwick’s first residential project in the United States from its unique exterior, new photos are providing a first peek inside the bubbles. Located at 515 West 18th Street, Lantern House features two condo towers that straddle the High Line in Chelsea, one rising 10 stories and the other 22 stories, both with facades designed to resemble a lantern. Ahead, see the model home designed by staging experts ASH NYC, which was able to complement the building’s unique architecture with a mix of bold, contemporary furniture and vintage details.

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Photo courtesy of CV-19 ESSENTIAL

It was bound to happen–a store selling solely coronavirus-related products. CV-19 ESSENTIAL opened today in Herald Square, selling everything from masks and cell phone sanitizers to plexiglass dividers and UV lights. There’s even a “Safe Zone” Interactive Experience Center where shoppers can try out the gadgets (we’re assuming they’ll be sanitized between uses).

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Credit: Synoesis

Steiner Studios will open a second film and television production facility in Brooklyn, city officials announced Thursday. The city’s Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment selected Steiner to open a 500,000-square-foot production space at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, as part of the Made in New York Campus, currently being transformed into a garment manufacturing and media production hub. The studio has operated a facility across 50 acres at the Brooklyn Navy Yard since 2004, one of the largest production spaces outside of Hollywood.

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Photo by Sam on Flickr

The city will intensify test and trace efforts in Sunset Park after health officials identified over 220 cases of the coronavirus in the Brooklyn neighborhood over the last two weeks. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced that members of the Test and Trace Corps will knock on every door, call all 38,000 households, and direct residents to expanded testing in the community. “Our idea is to saturate Sunset Park over the next few days, literally reach every member of the community we possibly can, get as many people tested as possible, as quickly as possible,” de Blasio said.

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Photo of Crye Precision face masks, courtesy of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Face shields, ventilators, cloth masks, hand sanitizer–this is just some of the personal protective equipment being produced by manufacturers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. To help their tenants who have shifted from their normal business models to make PPE during the pandemic, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) announced today a a new initiative called “Made at the Yard.” The program includes an online e-commerce portal where tenants can market and sell PPE and related products, as well as PPE vending machines and partnerships with West Elm and Wegmans.

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