Manhattan

Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photo courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Perched 24 floors above New York City, this three-bedroom penthouse condo on the border of Chelsea and Nomad features a living room wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass. Just beyond, a wraparound terrace offers an al fresco eyeful of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River. Asking $6,995,000, this sleek 2,190-square-foot home in the Noma at 50 West 30th Street has 10-foot ceilings, a keyed elevator entrance, fine finishes, and impressive amenities.

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Midtown East, Transportation

All photos courtesy of Walks

Official guided tours of Grand Central Terminal are returning for the first time since the start of the pandemic. MTA Metro-North announced this week City Experiences’s sightseeing company “Walks” will become the new operator of the official tour of Grand Central. Tours of the historic landmark are available daily, starting at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $30 for children.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

All photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker Warburg

Looking for a New York City one-bedroom with a flexible floor plan, private outdoor space, and a charming location? It will cost you $1,875,000. Located at 11 Fifth Avenue in the “Gold Coast” of Greenwich Village, this available co-op is decently sized at roughly 1,000 square feet. There’s a home office that could easily become a second bedroom and a terrace that stretches the entire living area.

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Events, holidays, Midtown East, More Top Stories

All images courtesy of the Empire State Realty Trust

Santa Claus will be visiting the Empire State Building Observatory for the first time ever this holiday season. On two days in December, visitors can meet Santa and share their Christmas wishes on the iconic building’s 80th floor. The landmark skyscraper will be decked out with festive decor and offer musical performances.

How to meet Santa

Historic Homes, History, Manhattan

Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr

A historic church that has resided in Manhattan for more than 175 years is set to be demolished, as first reported by Crain’s New York. Located at 154 Lexington Avenue in Nomad, the First Moravian Church served as an important meeting space for patriotic societies and women’s groups and played a critical role in welcoming Armenian immigrants to New York City. An application was filed this month for an 11-story mixed-use building at the site, according to city records.

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Cool Listings, Harlem

Photos courtesy of Fox Residential

Options are many in this 3,225-square-foot condo on Manhattan’s Museum Mile between East Harlem and Carnegie Hill; the combination of two apartments resulted in a collection of rooms that work as bedrooms (as many as six), playrooms or entertaining spaces, depending on your needs. What you can’t change: a coveted spot on Central Park and amazing panoramic views of the park and Conservatory Gardens. Asking $6,750,000, this sun-filled home can be found in the Emery Roth-designed 1920s building at 1200 Fifth Avenue known as The Park View. Not ready for a commitment? You can rent the pretty pre-war home for $25,000/month.

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Central Park South, Cool Listings, Midtown West

Photo courtesy of Evan Joseph for The Corcoran Group

A condo in one of the first supertalls to rise on Billionaires’ Row is available. Asking $12,200,000, the three-bedroom on the 41st floor of One57 seemingly hovers over Central Park, with the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows in the 39-foot-long living room providing a near-perfect view of the iconic greenspace. In addition to sweeping panoramas, the building also offers residents five-star services from the Park Hyatt Hotel, including daily housekeeping, laundry, and in-residence dining.

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holidays, Midtown, Policy, Transportation

Photo by Alex Haney on Unsplash

Some streets in Midtown Manhattan will be closed to cars during the holiday season to provide New Yorkers and visitors a safe way to enjoy the festivities, Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday. Under the plan, the city will open 11 blocks to pedestrians, including a strip of Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street, the first time in 50 years the iconic thoroughfare will close to traffic. Starting next week, certain streets around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall will only be open to pedestrians during the busiest hours.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Manhattan, Rentals, West Village 

All photos courtesy of Al Siedman/VHT for The Corcoran Group

Here’s an opportunity to rent the West Village townhouse once home to Taylor Swift. Located at 23 Cornelia Street, the home was the subject of “Cornelia Street,” a song on the pop star’s seventh studio album Lover that references the iconic carriage house she rented in 2016. Currently listed for $45,000/month, the 21-foot-wide property has four bedrooms, an indoor pool, and a garage.

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holidays, Midtown, Transportation

The decorated holiday window at Saks Fifth Avenue in 2016; Photo by Phil Roeder on Flickr

Fifth Avenue will be closed to cars in celebration of the holiday season next month. As first reported by Time Out, the “Fifth Avenue for All” initiative will take place on three Sundays next month, December 4, 11, and 18, from noon to 6 p.m., allowing pedestrians to safely stroll along Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street.

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