Manhattan

Bronx, City Living, Washington Heights

Photo by Shinya Suzuki on Flickr

New York City’s oldest surviving bridge will be open for two additional hours this summer. A new pilot program will extend the hours of the High Bridge, which provides a pedestrian link between Manhattan and the Bronx, to 10 p.m. daily through the end of September. Announced by Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue last week, the new pilot moves the bridge’s closing time from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., allowing New Yorkers to enjoy the scenic walkway over the Harlem River for longer during the hot summer months.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, hudson yards

Lyra, under construction in Hudson Yards. 2021. © Ondel Hylton

A housing lottery opened this week for 177 mixed-income units at a new residential skyscraper in Manhattan. Located at 555 West 38th Street in Hudson Yards, Lyra offers its residents thoughtfully crafted apartments and an unparalleled collection of amenities. New Yorkers earning 70 and 130 percent of the area median income, or between $47,966 for a single person and $187,330 for a household of five, are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $1,399/month studios to $3,397/month two-bedrooms.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Shannon Dupre/DDreps

A quintessential Upper East Side townhouse with all the trimmings always makes a few waves when it hits the market–especially if it has a Hollywood connection. This 4,275-square-foot brownstone at 154 East 74th Street was once home to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. According to the NY Post, Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, recalls fond memories of growing up in the Manhattan townhouse–specifically the garden-level screening room, where the family spent many an evening–in his 2018 memoir. Asking $11.5 million, the four-story home has newly-renovated interiors that complement vintage craftsman details as well as luxurious additions like a wine cellar, fully-stocked gym, and landscaped rear patio.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Image courtesy of Douglas Elliman Realty

The two-bedroom condo at the top of 134 West 10th Street in the West Village is a perfect pad for the 21st-century bachelor/bachelorette. It’s already in a prime spot, with the benefit of the kind of luxury finishes discerning penthouse buyers love. But the best part of this unique duplex may be its three private outdoor spaces, including a landscaped roof deck with an outdoor kitchen. Asking $6,500,000, the renovated sweet spot in the sky spans 3,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space.

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Midtown, Museums

Ain’t Misbehavin; Designed by Derek McLane. Rendering courtesy of the Museum of Broadway

The first permanent museum dedicated to Broadway has an official opening date. The Museum of Broadway will open its doors at 145 West 45th Street in Times Square on November 15. Along with an opening date, new renderings of the space were released on Tuesday, showing off the museum’s immersive experiences and “behind-the-curtain” look at the history of Broadway.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Midtown East, Sutton Place 

Photo credit: Rob Bregman/Flashframe Productions; DDreps

This elegant fifth-floor co-op at 450 East 52nd Street has a rare level of star cachet; Swedish-born Hollywood screen legend Greta Garbo called the pre-war apartment home for 40 years, from 1954 until her death in 1990. The three-bedroom Sutton Place co-op last changed hands in 2017, when it was purchased by John and Marjorie McGraw. John is the former chairman of the publishing house McGraw-Hill. The couple is a fan of Garbo, which may be the reason they purchased the apartment for $8.5 million–$2.5 million over its $5.95 million ask. The east side aerie is now back on the market for $7.25 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

All photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has listed his massive triplex apartment in the West Village for an impressive $38,900,000. As first reported by the New York Post, the five-bedroom home takes up three floors of 176 Perry Street, a Hudson River-facing condominium designed by acclaimed architect Richard Meier. The A-lister, who played Wolverine in X-Men and is currently starring in a revival of The Music Man on Broadway, bought the palatial pad for $21,000,000 in 2008.

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Manhattan, real estate trends, Rentals

Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash

According to the May 2022 Elliman Report for Manhattan, prepared by appraiser Miller Samuel Inc. for brokerage Douglas Elliman, median rent arrived at the $4,000/month mark for the first time ever, with average rent hitting just under $5,000/month. May 2021 median and average monthly rents were $3,195 and $4,078, a 25.2 percent and 22 percent jump, respectively.

Rising rents, shrinking inventory, this way

Architecture, Design, Midtown West, Policy

All renderings courtesy of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Office

The plan to modernize Penn Station has officially entered the design phase. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the state is now requesting proposals from architecture and engineering firms to redevelop the dark and crowded Midtown transit hub into a light-filled train station “worthy of being the epicenter of the most vibrant city on the planet,” according to the governor. Proposals are due July 28 and a winning bid could be selected by late summer or early fall.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, hudson yards

Rendering credit: Douglaston Development

Manhattan’s largest rental development under construction launched a housing lottery this week for 235 mixed-income apartments. Located slightly south of Hudson Yards at 601 West 29th Street, the 60-story luxury high-rise is part of a two-building development known as 3ELEVEN. Developed by Douglaston Development and designed by FXCollaborative, the massive project includes 938 total apartments and more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 60, and 100 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from $690/month studios to $2,342/month two-bedrooms.

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