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If you’re fortunate enough to have someone in your life who loves to cook, you know that those home-cooked meals – prepared with love – are so much better than almost anything you can purchase at a fast-food restaurant. These individuals aren’t just cooks, they’re chefs, and we found a variety of gifts – ranging from cookware to appliances and beyond – sure to be loved by those who enjoy using their culinary skills.
For the home chef in your life
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After a top-to-toe renovation of their 1870s Clinton Hill two-family townhouse that spanned two years (read all about it here), 6sqft writer Michelle Cohen and her husband, Stanley Peck, decided to relegate sprucing up their brownstone backyard to “phase 2.” They’d already added a rear terrace with steps to the yard and created a small roof deck above their lower extension. The couple certainly planned to address the neglected outdoor space–even though the existing weed-jungle-meets-mud-patch had a certain overgrown charm. Below, hear from Michelle about the results, along with professional advice for creating a verdant outdoor space in the city.
How to create an urban garden retreat
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A penthouse suite at one of the world’s most iconic hotels has hit the market for $7,200,000. Located at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, New York, Nomad, this two-bedroom corner penthouse is one of 16 residences available for purchase at the building. Situated above the hotel floors, the one- and two-bedroom homes have access to the five-star services and amenities for which the Ritz-Carlton is known. Owners and their families and guests can stay up to 120 nights per year and have their homes managed by The Ritz-Carlton when away, providing the perfect pied-a-terre opportunity.
Take a tour
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Brooklyn’s 25-block Dumbo neighborhood gets its name from where it can be found: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, which explains not only the neighborhood’s location, but its cultural and residential evolution. The waterfront district’s iconic East River and Manhattan views and its stunning bridge-framed architectural vistas have defined it long before its current acronym and status as a coveted residential choice. Unlike many other Brooklyn neighborhoods, the area it occupies is quite small, but its architecture, infrastructure, and economic status are formidable.
Your guide to Dumbo, this way
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A new three-building development in Astoria with hundreds of apartments officially launched leasing on Tuesday. Developed by Cape Advisors, Astoria West, located at 30-77 Vernon Boulevard faces the tiny urban “beach” Hallet’s Cove and contains 534 rentals and more than 40,000 square feet of amenities. Available units range from studios to two bedrooms, priced from $2,920/month.
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If you live in the city, you probably don’t have acres of yard or a sprawling patio (if you have access to any private outdoor space at all, you’re in a fortunate minority). Choose furniture, gadgets, and decor items that work in your space, and you’ll find yourself with an outdoor living paradise.
Summer, this way
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A side table adds functionality and convenience, providing a great place to set drinks and food, eyeglasses, the remote, and other items. Some people use them for lamps, floral arrangements, photos, and other decor items. Others use a stylish side table as a design element, either as a cohesive piece that brings the other furniture in the room together or for a unique pop of color. If you have a small space, you may be limited in size. However, these 12 side tables ensure that you won’t be limited in style and function, while also not breaking the bank, with selected pieces ranging in price from $100 to $450.
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Miranda velvet sofa. Photo courtesy of Kardiel.
While it may seem that the world of consumer goods is one perpetual sale, when we’re really in the market for something specific, a discount can really help. Furniture is expensive, and the wealth of choices can be overwhelming. Sometimes a seasonal sale–or a hidden clearance section–can be just the push we need to acquire that brilliant piece we’ve been coveting. Below are some opportunities to furnish your space with the help of sales that are happening right now.
Buy more, save more, this way
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If you’re outfitting a new kitchen in New York City, chances are you don’t have endless cubic feet of storage space or a Kardashian-style pantry to fill with every snack you crave. If you’re working with limited space but want to have the necessities to whip up an impressive meal for date night, we’ve rounded up the must-have kitchen products. Ahead, find the easy-to-store essentials that every NYC apartment kitchen needs, regardless of culinary skills or kitchen space.
All of the easy-to-store essentials this way
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A light-filled one-bedroom is now available in prime West Village. Located at 459 Hudson Street between Morton and Barrow Streets, the co-op is on the smaller side but makes up for the lack of space with an extra dose of charm. A huge skylight helps drench the living room with sunshine, while a corner wood-burning fireplace brings the whole space together. It can be yours for $1,150,000.
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