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Screenshot was taken on 7/19/22 of NYC Cooling Center Finder

With the heat index possibly hitting 100 degrees several days this week, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New York City through Sunday. An advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more days in a row or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. To keep New Yorkers safe from excessive heat, the city opened hundreds of cooling centers across the five boroughs on Tuesday. With this interactive map, you can find all of the air-conditioned public facilities in your neighborhood (and which ones accept your furry friends).

Here’s how to beat the heat

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Events, Features, holidays

15 ways to celebrate Juneteenth in NYC

By 6sqft, Fri, June 17, 2022

Annual Juneteenth NY Festival in 2018 Photo credit: Juneteenth NY

Although it was recognized as a federal holiday only last year, Juneteenth has been celebrated by Black Americans for more than 150 years. After President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, it took more than two years for the order to reach enslaved people in Galveston, Texas. Juneteenth was first observed in Texas as “Jubliee Day” on June 19, 1866. Now an official New York and federal holiday, Juneteenth is a day to commemorate and honor Black Americans, as well as renew the fight for equality. In New York City, there are several Juneteenth events happening this weekend, from panel discussions and a bike tour of Brooklyn to live music and a food festival featuring Black vendors.

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building of the year, Features

Announcing 6sqft’s 2021 Building of the Year!

By 6sqft, Mon, December 27, 2021

Photo credits, clockwise: Colin Miller, Related Companies, Colin Miller, Related Companies

The votes are in. The 2021 Building of the Year title belongs to Lantern House, the pair of bubbled towers on the High Line. The Chelsea condo project edged out the competition with 618 votes, or 23.9 percent of the 2,587 votes cast. Developed by Related and designed by Heatherwick Studio with SLCE Architects, Lantern House contains a mix of 181 one- to four-bedroom units split between the two towers, one which rises 10 stories and the other, 22 stories. This year’s contest was a photo finish, with The Brooklyn Tower in a close second place with 615 votes, or 23.8 percent of the total votes.

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Social Media

We’re hiring! Join 6sqft’s team

By 6sqft, Tue, November 16, 2021

Photo via Pixabay

6sqft is hiring a part-time daily news writer and a freelance commerce writer.

The news writer will pitch and write between one and three stories daily related to New York City real estate, architecture, design, policy, and lifestyle news. The ideal candidate will have some professional news writing experience, knowledge of New York City, be comfortable working under tight deadlines, and have basic fluency in social media and SEO.

The commerce writer will write shopping guides featuring home, design, and lifestyle products. The ideal candidate must have experience working with affiliate networks and writing commerce content. 

Interested? Find out more about the daily news writer position HERE >> and the freelance commerce writer position HERE >>

Apply on Indeed OR send an email to [email protected] with the subject line 6sqft news writer/ 6sqft commerce writer along with a resume, brief cover letter, and links to three relevant clips.

Restaurants

Credit: Milk Bar

Apple TV+’s show “Ted Lasso,” about an American football coach who crosses the pond to coach a football team with absolutely no knowledge of the sport, has taken the country by storm. Fans point to its tongue-in-cheek humor and endearing characters as part of the appeal. One of the feel-good aspects of the comedy is the delicious-looking biscuits Ted is always buying for Rebecca. And today only, Milk Bar is offering their take on the treat via their stores in LA and NYC. Along with her team, Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi created a recipe for the “tender, buttery, and delightfully crumbly biscuits,” which will come in their signature pink boxes.

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Policy

Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

On her first day in office, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that all public school staff in New York State will be required to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in weekly testing. The news comes just one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio put a similar mandate in place for all teachers and staff, though there will be no test-out option in New York City.

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apartment living 101, Features, Green Design, Shop

10 houseplants that are safe for pets

By 6sqft, Thu, August 12, 2021

Photo via The Sill

Pet parents also tend to be plant parents, but it can be hard to get your green thumb on when you’re worried about your pet chowing down on a houseplant that might hurt them. We spoke to Erin Marino from The Sill (an NYC-based plant delivery service specializing in providing plants to city dwellers) to learn about which houseplants are non-toxic and won’t harm our furry friends.

Find out more…

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City Living, Features

After last year’s summer-that-wasn’t, New Yorkers are spending extra time outdoors with beach trips and outdoor sports. And a great way to get the most out of the warm weather is to combine those two activities. Thanks to the city’s long list of available watersports, you have quite a few aquatic choices in the summer months, from kayaking to sailing, to surfing in the Rockaways. Ahead, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite options.

Dive in

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Features, NYC Guides, Restaurants

Summer is here! Whether you’re soaking up the sun at a local beach, taking a dip in the city’s pools, or staying inside with air conditioning on full blast, you deserve ice cream. With so many great places in the city, it’s almost impossible to actually pick one. But we’re here to help. Ahead, find some of our favorite scoop shops in New York City, from the iconic (The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, Big Gay Ice Cream) to the inventive (Malai, La Newyorkina).

Get the scoop here

Cool Listings, Nolita

Listing images courtesy of Conquest Advisors

199 Mott Street is a boutique condominium in Nolita, a neighborhood that is best known for its low-scale buildings and amazing dining and shopping options. The top-floor unit in the building is on the market for $8,250,000, and not only does it present a coveted penthouse opportunity in Nolita, but the three-bedroom home comes with a private, 1,500-square-foot roof deck with panoramic views stretching to the World Trade Center and Empire State Building.

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