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, kensignton

Photo credit: Christophe Tedjasukmana for The Corcoran Group

Kensington tends to be an overlooked neighborhood, but it’s close to Green-Wood Cemetery and the southeastern end of Prospect Park, and this building at 350 Ocean Parkway is also right near all the shops and restaurants on Cortelyou Road and Church Avenue. Plus, the price is most certainly right for this $599,000 co-op. The listing says it’s one-and-a-half bedrooms, but the second room is still plenty bright and big. And speaking of bright, the unit gets natural light from three exposures, perfect for this lovely plant collection.

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City Living, More Top Stories, Transportation

Photo looking south on open West End Avenue, taken by 6sqft on 5.16.20

In his press conference this morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city is adding 13 more miles of open streets, bringing the total across the boroughs to 45 miles and exceeding his goal of opening 40 miles by the end of May. After stating that this is the largest amount of protected streets in the nation, he assured New Yorkers that “it won’t stop there.” When the mayor first announced the program, he committed to opening 100 miles of streets throughout the pandemic. The latest batch will open tomorrow and includes tons of park-adjacent streets across Queens and the first open streets in Greenwich Village and Red Hook.

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Features, real estate trends, Top Stories

Photo by Hiroshige Fukuhara on Unsplash

When the coronavirus first came barreling down on New York City in March, we asked some of the city’s top brokers and agents how they thought the crisis would affect the real estate market. At that time, the big factor was uncertainty, but we now know more about the virus and the trajectory that New York’s reopening is on. So what will the summer, typically the height of the market, look like this year? 6sqft spoke to real estate experts across the board to get their predictions on what’s ahead, from which price points will be most affected to what amenities buyers are looking for to trends in the surrounding suburbs.

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affordable housing, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, housing lotteries

Photo courtesy of CityRealty

Located on the border of Stuyvesant Heights and Weeksville, this new rental building at 343 Ralph Avenue has just opened up an affordable housing lottery for 18 units available to those earning 60 percent of the area median income. The building is just two blocks from the C train at Ralph Avenue, and amenities include a backyard, app-operated laundry room, bike room, and storage. The units range from $1,355/month studios to $1,749/month two-bedrooms.

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City Living, Events

Photo (cropped) by Arturo Pardavila III via Flickr cc

At sunset on Thursday, May 21, the Empire State Building, Central Park Arsenal, Washington Square Park Arch, Coney Island’s Parachute Jump, and the Bronx’s Ranaqua Park will “go green” to honor parks workers, who have been part of the city’s essential workforce during the current COVID crisis. #GoingGreenForParkies “is the ultimate acknowledgment and thank you for all their hard work,” which has kept public parks well-maintained “in support of the mental and physical health of all visitors,” according to a press release.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Morningside Heights

Photo courtesy of CityRealty

Known as Enclave at the Cathedral, this pair of 13- and 15-story towers adjacent to the landmarked Cathedral of St. John the Divine (the world’s largest cathedral, to be exact) in Morningside Heights was built in 2016. At the time, a housing lottery opened for the 428-unit rental’s 87 affordable apartments. Four years later, a waiting list has come online that will randomly select 150 applicants earning 60 percent of the area median income for future vacancies in these units, which range from $888/month studios to $1,427/month two-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons, Historic Homes

Photo credit: Rise Media for Sotheby’s International Realty

As was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the historic home in the Hamptons where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers has hit the market for $7.5 million. Known as Wildmoor, the home was built in 1865 and was owned by Jackie’s grandfather John Vernou Bouvier Jr. in the early 1900s. By the time Jackie was a child in the 1930s, her grandparents had bought an even more impressive East Hampton home called Lasata, which left Wildmoor free for Jackie and her parents when they left Park Avenue for the Hamptons during the summer.

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condos, Midtown East, New Developments

All renderings by Noë & Associates / The Boundary

After launching condo sales in March, the Waldorf Astoria is making the most of the current times by releasing new renderings and 3-D tours that let you walk through the sales gallery and model residence virtually. In addition to getting a look inside the luxury condos, there are new views of the outdoor terrace that extend off the uber-glamorous residents-only pool.

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Restaurants, Williamsburg

Photo via Greg Ma/Wiki Commons

If you’re looking to get a little fancy during quarantine, you can now order Peter Luger‘s famous dry-aged porterhouse for delivery. Eater tells us that the 133-year-old Williamsburg steakhouse has just reopened and is offering takeout and delivery for the first time ever. And you don’t even have to live close by to get in the action–delivery will be available in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. In addition to the famous steaks, you can order the $18.95 Luger Burger (usually only available for lunch), the Luger bacon, the wedge salad, lamb chops, and more.

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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

Photo of 125th Street by Blaxtar from Pixabay

New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income are now welcome to apply for 45 affordable units at a new supportive housing building in Central Harlem. Located at 310 West 127th Street, the residence has set aside 60 percent of its units for low-income or formerly homeless households with special needs referred by city agencies, while the remaining 40 percent are available to the public through this lottery. They range from $824/month studios to $1,451/month three-bedrooms.

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