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City Living, Upper East Side

Target opens new store on the Upper East Side

By Devin Gannon, Today, October 20, 2021

Photos courtesy of Target

Target has expanded its New York City footprint once again. A new store opened on the Upper East Side this week a year after the company announced the new Manhattan location. Located at 150 East 86th Street, the 55,000-square-foot store is Target’s 12th store in the borough and its 11th “small-format” location, which offers convenient on-the-go options and pick-up service.

Details here

Cool Listings, Financial District

Photo by Travis Mark.

The palatial residence perched on the 29th floor of Downtown Manhattan’s iconic Woolworth Building is unique enough as it is. Now, Pavilion A at The Woolworth Tower Residences at 2 Park Place has the additional status of having been recently featured in the season three premiere of  HBO’s Succession. Two years ago, 6sqft reported the apartment’s listing for $29.85 million–about $3 million less than when it made its debut. In addition to its star turn on the Emmy-winning drama, the five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath duplex has been discounted 30 percent to $23.355 million.

See more of the film-worthy Pavilion residence, this way

affordable housing, East Village, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery opened this week for 36 apartments at a new East Village rental.  Located at 302 East 2nd Street, the 14-story building, called “East Village Homes,” was developed by Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), a nonprofit that serves low-income immigrant communities across the city. New Yorkers earning 50, 80, and 140 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $857/month one-bedrooms to $2,774/month two-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

Cool Listings, West Village 

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Perched above one of Manhattan’s most desirable downtown neighborhoods, this corner penthouse condo is surrounded by landscaped terraces, with carefully considered designer finishes within. Designed by AD100 designer Ken Fulk, the dramatic duplex is currently the home of Danielle Snyder, cofounder of the Dannijo clothing line. She and her husband have just listed the home at 175 West 10th Street for $11.3M.

Tour the designer’s downtown aerie

Art, Midtown, Midtown West

All photos: Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance.

The Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown may not be one of New York City’s most beautiful places, but the world’s busiest terminal recently got a beauty boost in the form of a 40-foot-high, 600-foot-wide gallery wall that features the diverse and fabulous faces of over 1,200 New Yorkers. The Garment District Alliance (GDA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) have collaborated to bring the giant photo gallery, “Inside Out: NY Together,” part of an international initiative by world-renowned artist JR, to the Manhattan bus gateway.

See more smiling faces, this way

Cool Listings, Tribeca

A classic Tribeca loft is available at a building known for its A-list residents. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath apartment at 155 Franklin Street, a condo Taylor Swift, Orlando Bloom, Aziz Ansari, and others have all called home, is on the market for $7.25 million. Not only does the home boast designer-curated interiors, but the space is super livable, thanks to the flow of the living area and the addition of a home office and closet space.

Take the tour

Chinatown, History, Manhattan

Photo on the left courtesy of Lloyd Trufelman; Photo on right courtesy of Wikimedia

The intersection that formed the notorious Five Points neighborhood in Manhattan will now be officially part of New York City’s street grid. The city has installed a sign at Baxter and Worth Streets in Lower Manhattan, marking the exact location of the original Five Points, a notorious 19th-century slum that was home to a diverse group of immigrants. Before this year’s street co-naming, there was no official marker at the site to honor the historic spot, considered to be one of the country’s first “melting pots.” But a successful effort spearheaded by Lloyd Trufelman, who is a tour guide with the Municipal Art Society of New York, along with groups like the New York Adventure Club and the Historic Districts Council led to the street co-naming, symbolizing the return of Five Points to the city 125 years later. Ahead, hear from Trufelman about his campaign to recognize the legendary neighborhood and learn how to sign up for his upcoming walking tour.

Learn more

Architecture, Events, Upper East Side

Image © Sebastian Kaempf, KARO Architects

From October 14 through October 17, cultural organization 1014 will introduce the public to prize-winning architect David Chipperfield’s plans for the renovation of an Upper East Side historic and cultural gem at 1014 Fifth Avenue. Built in 1907 and flanked by two 15-story apartment buildings, the Beaux-Arts townhouse faces the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The renowned British architect was chosen in 2020 to design the building’s future form after an international competition that included some of the field’s most noted names. This weekend “1014 Past and Future” and related programming are taking place as part of Archtober and Open House New York.

Find out more about this unique global cultural hub

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens.

Who hasn’t dreamed of living on the Upper West Side in a stately row house with room for the whole family and lots of outdoor space? On the market for $7.5 million, this classic home on a park block at 18 West 95th Street embodies the fantasy of townhouse living–complete with carefully considered custom interiors designed with European flair by Resolution: 4 Architecture, a design firm known for its modern homes. In addition to an owners’ triplex, the home offers three studio apartments for extra income or guest/office space. Central Park lies just at the end of the block.

Tour the modern-house-in-a-classic-townhouse

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

All photos: Rich Caplan

While this Upper West Side co-op is just a few blocks from Central Park, the apartment at 136 West 70th Street comes with its own slice of green space. Asking $1,895,000, the two-bedroom home takes up three floors of a pre-war brownstone, with even more space found in the spacious landscaped backyard. The sunny south-facing garden measures 700 square feet and features lots of plantings and plenty of space to entertain.

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