All posts by Dana Schulz

Dana is a writer and preservationist with a passion for all things New York.  After graduating from New York University with a BA in Urban Design & Architecture Studies, she worked at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, where she planned the organization's public programs and wrote for their blog Off the Grid. In her free time, she leads walking tours about the social and cultural history of city neighborhoods. Follow her on Twitter @danaschulzNYC.

Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This Wainscott home is not a Hamptons mega-mansion, but it’s also not a historic cottage. Built in 1989, the three-bedroom home has been renovated in a contemporary farmhouse style, mixing rustic wood ceiling beams with whitewashed floors and modern furnishings. Add in the outdoor space, and it’s the perfect summer home. The half-acre lot includes a large heated pool, adorable storage shed, and a deck overlooking the magical garden. It’s asking $1,795,000.

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Bay Ridge, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow, courtesy of The Lesley Semmelhack Team at The Corcoran Group

Over in Manhattan, $1,250,000 would probably get you a standard one-bedroom apartment. But in Bay Ridge, that listing price is for an entire corner-lot townhouse, with three bedrooms, a detached two-car garage, a sunroom, and a backyard patio and garden–not to mention the beautiful interiors and cheerful decor.

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affordable housing, Coney Island, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of Handel Architects

As part of the Coney Island Phase I development, an affordable housing lottery launched today for 400 units, available to those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, 100, and 130 percent of the area median income. Located at 2926 West 19th Street, the new development is across the street from the Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park and just steps away from the Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Q train station and the historic Coney Island boardwalk and beach. Available apartments range from $367/month studios to $2,250/month three-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

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Events, Features, holidays

Photo by Josh Wilburne on Unsplash

Though it still won’t be entirely back to normal, the NYC Pride March is back for a mostly virtual event on Sunday, June 27th. “The Fight Continues” is the 2021 theme, and there will be many advocates from the LGBTQIA+ community participating in the March and other events. In addition, there will be celebratory performances and fun activities. Ahead, we’ve condensed all the info you need to know about NYC Pride and highlighted a few other great events.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This one-bedroom Boerum Hill co-op is full of custom additions that stand out. There’s the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that line the living room, the large built-in bar made from reclaimed pinewood, and the lofted mezzanine, to name a few. Located at 423 Atlantic Avenue, the loft is on the market for $995,000.

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City Living, Policy, Top Stories

Photo by Florian Wehde on Unsplash

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced that when New York hit a 70-percent vaccination rate among those 18+, he would lift reopening guidance across commercial and social settings. And as of today, the state has hit that milestone. In a celebratory press conference from the World Trade Center, the governor said, “We can now return to life as we know it.” To mark the occasion, there will be 10 fireworks displays across the state tonight, including one in New York Harbor.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow

This unique Park Slope property sits on a large 25-foot-wide lot, and its industrial-style garage doors open to a private driveway that leads to a heated two-car garage that’s currently configured as an art studio/woodshop. On the market for $3,495,000, the two-family townhouse consists of a three-bedroom owner’s duplex plus basement that has direct access to the big backyard, as well as a two-bedroom income-generating apartment on the top floor.

See the lovely interiors here

City Living, Events, Policy

Photo by Spurekar via Flickr cc

In April 2020, when New York City was truly the world epicenter for the coronavirus, Mayor de Blasio said that the city would hold a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes for health care workers, first responders, and essential workers as soon as things reopened. Fast forward 14 months, and this morning the mayor announced that the Hometown Heroes Parade will take place on Wednesday, July 7.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos by Ryan Lahiff

This West Village home looks like it came straight off a travel influencer’s Instagram page. More Provincial farmhouse than Village co-op, the one-bedroom apartment comes complete with a landscaped garden that adds to the serene, getaway vibes. Located at 92 Horatio Street, it’s asking $1,750,000 and was designed by renowned architects Fairfax and Sammons.

Have a look around

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Events, Features, holidays, Top Stories

19 ways to celebrate Juneteenth in New York City

By Dana Schulz, Fri, June 11, 2021

Gregg Richards: Crowd carrying a “Say their names” banner gather at Grand Army Plaza for Black Lives Matter rally. Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History.

Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States in 1865, and it has been marked by African Americans across the country for more than 150 years. Last year, Governor Cuomo made Juneteenth an official state holiday, and Mayor de Blasio made it a city and school holiday. On this occasion of the holiday’s first official year being observed, we’ve put together a list of 14 events throughout New York City that celebrate and honor this sacred day, from film screenings and musical performances to panel discussions to walking tours.

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