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Events, Manhattan

Photo by Kreg Holt

Following a shortened season last year, Governors Island will reopen for the entire six months of the 2021 season starting May 1. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Trust for Governors Island announced on Thursday that the 172-acre site will return to its “pre-pandemic season calendar,” with dozens of art exhibitions and cultural programs offered through October 31. For the first time ever, ferries to Governors Island will run from two stops in Brooklyn on weekends, at Brooklyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook, in addition to daily service from Manhattan.

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Cool Listings, More Top Stories, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The iconic El Dorado at 300 Central Park West has attracted celebrities such as Alec Baldwin, Moby, Bono, Ron Howard, and Bruce Willis. And it’s for good reason. The Upper West Side co-op is not only one of the most exclusive in the city, but it provides some of the best views you can get of Central Park. This four-bedroom unit that just hit the market for $5,750,000 is no exception; it offers full views of the reservoir and park beyond. It’s also got a classic-seven layout, perfect for someone seeking out that old-New York feel.

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Brooklyn, Events, Lower East Side

Photo by Shinya Suzuki on Flickr

Outdoor food market operator Smorgasburg announced on Wednesday that it will open a new flea market at a location already familiar to most New Yorkers. Hester Flea will set up shop on the Lower East Side at Hester and Essex Streets, the same place where the Hester Street Fair operated for the last decade, organizers said in an email. As Curbed first reported, the Seward Park Co-op board did not renew the longtime LES fair’s lease after their agreement ended last year.

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Hotels, Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island’s first hotel will open in June

By Devin Gannon, Wed, March 31, 2021

All photos courtesy of Steve Freihon Photography

Roosevelt Island’s first hotel will open this summer as part of Cornell University’s new tech campus. Graduate Roosevelt Island rises 18 stories, contains 224 rooms, and boasts incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, Queensboro Bridge, and beyond. Opening June 1 and currently accepting reservations, the hotel aims to offer a “scholastic retreat” for the Cornell community and New York City visitors.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Tribeca‘s 88 Laight Street is known as The Glass Condominium, an obvious name when you see this incredible three-bedroom unit. Asking $4,745,000, the ultra-contemporary loft has a double-height, floor-to-ceiling wall of glass that overlooks the Jersey City skyline and New York Harbor and provides skyline views stretching as far as Hudson Yards. In addition to taking in the sights from the spacious interiors, the home provides two private terraces.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The open layout, high ceilings, massive windows, sculptural staircase–all of these elements make this Upper East Side penthouse feel more like a downtown pad. Located at the co-op 165 East 60th Street, the two-bedroom duplex is currently on the market for $2,495,000. But perhaps the best part about this home is the terrace with an outdoor kitchen that overlooks the neighborhood.

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Art, Battery Park City

Photos courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office on Flickr

A memorial honoring the thousands of victims of Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico in 2017, opened in Battery Park City last week. Designed by Puerto Rico-based architect Segundo Cardona and artist Antonio Martorell, the memorial, “My Cry Into the World,” features an ascending glass spiral that evokes both a hurricane and a shell, symbolizing protection for “living organisms against a hostile environment.” The memorial is located at the overlook near Chambers Street.

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Cool Listings, Harlem

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East Harlem rental The Smile is noteworthy for a lot of things–its design by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a fitness center with spa-like amenities, and the rooftop complete with a plunge pool, multiple whirlpools, and an outdoor movie theater. And now, a handful of its units have further bragging rights, as they’ve been outfitted with a modular furniture system by Bumblebee Spaces. Using a robotic system that’s affixed to the ceiling, the bed, desk, and storage elements can all be easily summoned or stowed-away into the ceiling. The unit is actually asking $3,550 a month, but with four months free on a 16-month lease, the net effective rent is $2,662.

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City Living, Events, Noho

Photo courtesy of TodayTix

Welcoming back the return of live performance in New York City is an outdoor concert series featuring Broadway stars. Next month, ticket-selling company TodayTix will host in-person performances by Lauren Patten and Derek Klena from Jagged Little Pill, Ana Villafañe from On Your Feet!, and The Lion King’s Bradley Gibson on the rooftop of a Manhattan building. The shows mark one of the first live ticketed events to take place in the city after over a year.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Listing photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Original brickwork, tin ceilings, cast-iron columns, exposed ductwork, massive windows–these details can be found at almost every cast-iron loft in Soho, but at this one, they are absolutely everywhere. And the views looking across at the historic district’s other cast-iron buildings is really remarkable. Located at the co-op 132 Greene Street, the artist’s loft has two bedrooms and is asking $2,495,000.

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