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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos by Tim Waltman for Sotheby’s International Realty

Though this is currently the most expensive townhouse for sale on the Upper West Side, it actually got a price chop since it was listed one year ago for $35 million. Now asking $27.5 million, the six-bedroom home at 32 West 76th Street is huge, with 11,300 interior square feet (there are 21 rooms!) and an additional 2,600 square feet of outdoor space spread across two terraces, a backyard, and a full roof deck with an outdoor kitchen and views of the San Remo. In the basement, there’s a double-height basketball court, a temperature-controlled wine storage room, and a fitness center.

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affordable housing, Cool Listings, housing lotteries, Upper West Side 

Photo by Peter Burka on Flickr

Eight income-restricted condos on the Upper West Side are available for purchase for under $315,000 as part of two housing lotteries that launched last week. Located at 107 West 105th Street and 981 Amsterdam Avenue, the apartments are Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) co-ops, which means they are priced below market rate and designated for New Yorkers with certain household incomes. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 110 percent of the area median income, or between $88,500 and $141,790 annually, can apply for the available two-bedroom apartments.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The long-time Upper West Side home of the late comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara has hit the market for the first time in more than 50 years, the New York Times first reported. The expanded co-op at 118 Riverside Drive is where they raised their children, actors Amy Stiller and Ben Stiller, as well as “wrote and collaborated on material and entertained a host of celebrities,” according to the Times. Stiller and Meara moved from Washington Heights into unit 5A in 1965 when the building was a rental (they paid $220/month) and purchased it when the building went co-op a few years later. In the early ’80s, they also bought unit 5B and combined them into the five-bedroom home that is now listed for $5 million.

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Events, Upper West Side 

Goatham, goats, Riverside Park

Goatham 2019. Photo © 6sqft

Next week, 24 weed-eating goats will return to Riverside Park. On Wednesday, July 14, the animals will arrive for the Riverside Park Conservancy’s second-ever “Running of the Goats,” where the public can see them run from their truck to a weed-filled hill at 120th Street. Five of the goats will then remain for the duration of the summer and campaign to be the G.O.A.T., for which the public can vote-the-GOAT using a “new and heretofore untested ranked-choice voting system.”

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, Museums, Upper West Side 

View along West 76th Street looking northeast. Rendering by Alden Studios for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, courtesy of the New-York Historical Society and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in the city, recently unveiled to the Landmarks Preservation Commission plans to expand by more than 70,000 square feet with a five-story extension at the rear of its Upper West Side lot. The $140 million expansion will be designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern and include additional classrooms and gallery space, as well as a permanent home for the American L.G.B.T.Q.+ Museum, the city’s first museum dedicated to L.G.B.T.Q. history and culture, as the New York Times first reported.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, Museums, Upper West Side 

Renderings courtesy of NYC Parks/ AMNH

The New York City Public Design Commission on Monday approved plans to remove and relocate the Theodore Roosevelt statue from the steps of the American Museum of Natural History, about a year after officials called for the controversial sculpture to be taken down. The city’s Parks Department and AMNH presented their proposal last week to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but the agency was unable to reach a decision. On Monday, The PDC voted unanimously to remove and relocate the statue to a relevant cultural institution.

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Green Design, Upper West Side , Urban Design

79th street boat basin, upper west side, houseboats

Photo by Jim Henderson on Wikimedia

The city is moving forward on restoring the Upper West Side’s 79th Street Boat Basin as a waterfront resource for the community. In December 2019, the Parks Department unveiled a $90 million proposal to reconstruct docks damaged by previous storms, add additional boating berths to increase capacity, make the area more resilient to climate change, and expand ecological research and education. To make this possible, the entire marina will be dredged to enable vessels to navigate it at all tidal cycles. With support from the local Community Board and many residents, the plan is now moving ahead, with construction expected to commence in 2023.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Seven bedrooms, eight-and-half bathrooms, a private elevator, double-height floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Hudson River–this Upper West Side duplex already sounds incredible, right? What if we told you that it also has a 3,600+ square-foot landscaped terrace complete with a private swimming pool that’s larger than many studio apartments? Located at luxury condominium The Aldyn, at 60 Riverside Boulevard between West 62nd and 63rd Streets, the home is on the market for $13,750,000.

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Art, Events, Upper West Side 

Photos © Sachyn Mital, courtesy of Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center’s famed Josie Robertson Plaza has been transformed into a huge green space for the public. Designed by set designer Mimi Lien, the public installation, called “The Green” officially opened on Monday as a place for New Yorkers to lounge, borrow a book from the New York Public Library, and even enjoy pop-up performances hosted by the institution. The Green is the centerpiece of Lincoln Center’s “Restart Stages” initiative, which converted the 16-acre campus into 10 new outdoor performance venues last month.

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condos, New Developments, Upper West Side 

All renderings by MOSO Studio

Long known as a family neighborhood rooted in its pre-war history, the Upper West Side has found a new life in recent years, attracting young professionals and a commercial boom that’s brought countless downtown restaurants uptown. And, of course, along with this transition comes a reimaging of the residential market. Take for example the 44-unit condo at 2505 Broadway. It was designed by Eran Chen and the architects at ODA in their signature modular style, but it retains the classic sophistication the neighborhood is known for. The residences are refined yet modern, and there is an array of forward-looking amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym with adjacent flexible space used as a sports court or movie theater, a pet spa, and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Hudson River.

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