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, Tribeca

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

In the heart of Tribeca1 North Moore Street is a full-service, doorman condo building, but this townhouse unit gets the best of both worlds as it also has a private entrance, a two-car garage, and a gorgeous garden oasis. The super-contemporary, five-bedroom home is a mansion at 7,000 square feet, spread over three floors. A custom-designed steel staircase, marble floors, poured concrete columns, Venetian plaster walls, and a home movie theater are just some of the luxuries you’ll find throughout.

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Celebrities, Daily Link Fix, Gramercy Park

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.

You’ve gotta see this

Policy, Technology

Screenshot from the city’s Vaccine Finder website

Making good on its word, the NYC Health Department overhauled the city’s COVID vaccine scheduling portal to include real-time appointment availability. Previously, Vaccine Finder listed all providers but did not specify availability, meaning users would have to spend time filling out multiple registration forms just to be told there were no vaccines.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Tucked away in an Upper West Side brownstone at 6 West 71st Street, just off Central Park, is a cozy-yet-elegant home that looks like it came straight from Paris. The four-bedroom duplex has 13-foot ceilings, a balcony overlooking an ivy-covered garden, and three big, beautiful wood-burning fireplaces. And it just listed for $4,195,000.

Have a look

affordable housing, housing lotteries, mott haven

Photo by Nelson Mejia Jr. via Flickr cc

In the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, an affordable housing lottery has launched for 127 apartments, ranging from $522/month studios to $2,037/month three-bedrooms. The units are available to those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 percent of the area median income. Located at 345 St. Ann’s Avenue, the newly constructed mixed-use building is called Park Haven and offers tenants a laundry room, fitness center, and landscaped terrace. In addition, there will be a grocery store and a community facility on the ground floor.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

All photos by Evan Joseph courtesy of The Corcoran Group

As Brownstoner first spotted, the Brooklyn Heights townhouse that was used for the exterior shots of the Castorini family’s home in the classic 1987 film Moonstruck has just come on the market. The interiors were not used in the movie, but boy are they big screen-worthy. There are early 19th-century details like hand-carved moldings, inlaid wooden floors, and marble fireplace mantles, as well as new old-looking features like beamed ceilings, luxe wallpapers, and vintage decor. Located at 19 Cranberry Street, the home is asking $12,850,000, and even has a private parking spot.

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City Living, More Top Stories, Technology

Photo courtesy of Governor Cuomo’s office

Governor Cuomo’s office today announced a pilot program of Excelsior Pass, a new mobile technology that will confirm an individual’s vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test. The purpose of the platform, which was developed in partnership with IBM, is to help fast-track the reopening of theaters, stadiums, and other businesses as more New Yorkers are vaccinated. The initial phase of the pilot was successful during a February 27th Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center, and it will be tested again during a March 2nd New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, More Top Stories, Stuy Town, Stuyvesant Town

Stuyvesant Town

Photo via Stuyvesant Town

From today until March 31st, New Yorkers earning 165 percent of the area median income can apply for a new set of affordable apartments at StuyTown. The available units start at $1,200/month for one-bedrooms, $1,400/month for two-bedrooms, and $1,800/month for three-bedrooms. They’re located in both Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village and, of course, come with perks like the complex’s plethora of outdoor space, amenity package, and prime East Village/Gramercy location.

Find out if you qualify

Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Fox Residential

If a rent payment of $45,000 a month is doable for you, this Upper East Side penthouse has everything you need for an epic spring and summer. Located on the top three floors of the historic townhouse at 35 East 63rd Street, the triplex home has 6,312 square feet of interior space, including three living spaces, five bedrooms, and six bathrooms. It also has a whopping 4,000 square feet of outdoor space–two second-floor terraces, five small balconies, and a huge roof deck complete with an outdoor kitchen and a hot tub.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Sea Cliff is a charming waterfront community in Nassau County’s Oyster Bay, and because of its location on a bluff, many of its homes have spectacular views of the Long Island Sound. This historic mansion not only has these views, but it’s set on 1.6 acres full of beautiful landscaping and trees. The home itself, which was built in 1913 by prominent architect Ogden Codman Jr., is just as stunning, with coffered wood-paneled walls, built-ins, moldings, and original fireplaces. Known as Westways, the property just hit the market for $2,890,000.

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