All posts by Devin Gannon

Bronx, Policy, Transportation

Photo courtesy of Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr

New York City is expanding the Harlem River Greenway to the Bronx. Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday announced plans for a seven-mile continuous walking and biking path linking Randall’s Island and Van Cortlandt Park. The new greenway aims to reconnect Bronxites to the Harlem River waterfront, which has been largely inaccessible since the construction of the Major Deegan Expressway in the 1930s.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

All photos courtesy of Andrea B. Swenson/Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

A 150-year-old Gothic Revival-style New York home that once belonged to actor Bill Murray is for sale. Built in the late 1860s, the charming four-bedroom abode at 124 Washington Spring Road sits within Snedens Landing, a quiet hamlet in Rockland County known for its many celebrity residents and Revolutionary War history. Murray lived at the home for several years during the 1980s before selling it in 1990, according to the New York Post. The home, known as “The Manse,” is asking $2,075,000.

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Events, holidays, Manhattan

Glucksman Ireland House NYU and NYU Pipes and Drums march in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 2019 Credit: Kate Lord/New York University on Flickr

One of New York City’s longest-standing traditions returns this week. On Friday, March 17, the city’s 261st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off on Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and travel up to 79th Street, with roughly 150,000 marchers in tow and two million onlookers. New York City hosted one of the world’s very first St. Patrick’s Day parades on March 17, 1762, more than a decade prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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Art, New Jersey

Photo by DreamPlay, Photographer Cesar Melgar; Courtesy of the City of Newark Press Office

A new monument to abolitionist Harriet Tubman was unveiled in a Newark, New Jersey park this week. Designed by NJ native and architect Nina Cooke John, Shadow of a Face comprises a two-story welded outline of Tubman with a circular wall that features a carving of Tubman’s face, along with educational text and audio. Located in the recently renamed Harriet Tubman Square on Broad Street, the new monument replaces a statue of Christopher Columbus that the city removed in 2020.

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Photo courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

Eugene Kohn, who co-founded the influential international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, died on Thursday at the age of 92. Founded in 1976 by Kohn, William Pedersen, and Sheldon Fox, KPF has designed hundreds of buildings across the globe, with numerous notable skyscrapers in New York. Recent additions to the New York City skyline by KPF include One Vanderbilt, 10, 30, and 55 Hudson Yards, Brooklyn Point, and Two Waterline Square, among others.

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Events, Features

Where to watch the Oscars in NYC

By Devin Gannon, Thu, March 9, 2023

Photo courtesy of Metrograph

Hollywood’s biggest night comes to New York City. For a festive Oscars-viewing experience, hit one of the city’s many bars, venues, or movie theaters hosting watch parties in honor of the 95th annual Academy Awards this Sunday, March 12. Ahead, find our favorite spots to show off your red-carpet look, place your bets on this year’s nominees, and sip a cinema-themed cocktail among fellow film fans.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Top Stories

Artist Ai Weiwei lists Chelsea condo for $2M

By Devin Gannon, Tue, March 7, 2023

All photos courtesy of H5 Property

Artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei is selling his New York City apartment for $2,000,000. The oversized one-bedroom at 420 West 25th Street measures 1,400 square feet and features a flexible floor plan and an abundance of natural light. As first reported by Bloomberg, the condo has been staged with several of Ai’s works, none of which are for sale but highlight the home’s gallery-like space.

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Cool Listings, East Village

The Wing, Stuyvesant Policlinic, 137 Second Avenue, East Village

All photos by Tory Williams

The New York City headquarters of the now-defunct women’s-only co-working company The Wing is for sale. As first reported by Curbed, the landmarked brick and terra-cotta building at 137 Second Avenue in the East Village hit the market last week for $22,500,000. The Wing, which shut down last summer as a result of the pandemic, moved into the building in 2019, bringing the company’s signature pastel colors and cozy, custom furniture to the 1880s building, which was once home to the Stuyvesant Polyclinic Hospital.

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affordable housing, Major Developments, New Jersey

All renderings courtesy of PS&S Architects

An innovative plan to redevelop a public housing project in downtown Jersey City into a massive new community with over 600 units of housing is moving forward. The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) voted to select WinnDevelopment to oversee the revitalization of the 80-year-old Holland Gardens complex, which involves razing all five existing buildings and constructing four new high-rise towers that will be home to senior housing, for-sale condos, public housing units, market-rate rentals, and community space. The $500 million project will be about 50 percent affordable, Mayor Steven Fulop announced last week.

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Museums, photography

Cinthya Santos-Briones “Aerialists,” from the series “Living in Sanctuary” September 25, 2017 Courtesy of the artist

A photo exhibition opening this month examines what it means to make a home in New York City. Museum of the City of New York’s New York Now: Home exhibit features the photography and video work of 33 artists who have captured the diverse definition of “home,” be it a physical place, feeling, or chosen community. Opening on March 10, the exhibition is the first installation of an ongoing photography series at the museum.

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