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Bronx, Policy

Photo by David L Roush on Wikimedia

New York City this week will open a mass coronavirus vaccination site at Co-op City, the world’s largest housing cooperative. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced the site will start vaccinations for eligible New Yorkers on March 4 at the Bronx development, which is home to over 15,300 apartments across 72 buildings. “Communities felt deep, deep losses from the coronavirus in the Bronx,” de Blasio said during a press briefing. “The Bronx is too often overlooked. We can’t let that happen.”

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Stuy Town, Stuyvesant Town

Stuyvesant Town

Photo via Stuyvesant Town

From today until March 31st, New Yorkers earning 165 percent of the area median income can apply for a new set of affordable apartments at StuyTown. The available units start at $1,200/month for one-bedrooms, $1,400/month for two-bedrooms, and $1,800/month for three-bedrooms. They’re located in both Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village and, of course, come with perks like the complex’s plethora of outdoor space, amenity package, and prime East Village/Gramercy location.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Fox Residential

If a rent payment of $45,000 a month is doable for you, this Upper East Side penthouse has everything you need for an epic spring and summer. Located on the top three floors of the historic townhouse at 35 East 63rd Street, the triplex home has 6,312 square feet of interior space, including three living spaces, five bedrooms, and six bathrooms. It also has a whopping 4,000 square feet of outdoor space–two second-floor terraces, five small balconies, and a huge roof deck complete with an outdoor kitchen and a hot tub.

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History, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Union Square

Screenshot of Women’s History Tour map; Courtesy of Village Preservation

On the first day of Women’s History Month, a preservation group is renewing calls to landmark nearly two dozen sites related to women’s history in New York City. Village Preservation on Monday kicked off a campaign effort urging the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate several buildings located south of Union Square that have a connection to trailblazing women, organizations, or historic events. It’s part of the group’s broader effort to protect nearly 200 buildings in the area which is slated for new development.

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Cool Listings, Greenpoint

In addition to the magical roof deck, this Greenpoint condo has a duplex layout with a bonus room, as well as a second outdoor space on the lower level. Located at 198 Monitor Street, it also boasts incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. And it’s asking just $759,000.

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Restaurants, Williamsburg

All photos courtesy of Peter Luger

As New York City restaurants expand their indoor dining capacity to 35 percent on Friday, beloved Brooklyn steakhouse Peter Luger hopes to make the experience a unique one. Celebrity wax figures will fill the empty seats of its Williamsburg dining room, as part of a partnership with Madame Tussauds New York.

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Cool Listings, Harlem

Asking just $350K, this Harlem condo is a compact steal

By Dana Schulz, Fri, February 26, 2021

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The $350,000 asking price for this duplex condo in Harlem is one of the lowest we’ve seen in a while, especially considering it’s not tiny at 780 square feet. Located at 161 West 133rd Street, the home has a decent amount of living/dining space on the upper level, while the lower level makes a perfect bedroom suite with a half bath (there’s a full bathroom upstairs) and a laundry closet.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Long Island City, Queens

View of 5 Pointz LIC in September 2020; Photo: © CityRealty

A housing lottery launched this week for 337 rental units at the pair of residential towers in Queens that replaced the famed graffiti-covered warehouse 5Pointz. Located at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, the development, dubbed 5 Pointz LIC, contains two buildings, one at 47 stories and the other at 41, and over 1,100 units of housing. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $1,850/month studios to $3,200/month three-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Morningside Heights

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

A 600-square-foot terrace is big for any apartment, but for an alcove studio, it’s downright palatial. This just-renovated co-op at 600 West 111th Street in Morningside Heights is modern, bright, and wrapped in an L-shaped terrace overlooking the Hudson River and Riverside Park with views to the George Washington Bridge. It’s hard to believe, but the asking price is $650,000.

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Hell's Kitchen, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Photo credit: Lynn Farrell on behalf of the Art Deco Society of New York

An effort to preserve one of New York City’s best examples of Art Deco design is underway. The owner of the McGraw-Hill Building at 330 West 42nd Street has tapped MdeAS Architects to redesign and modernize the structure’s exterior, including new doors and signage. But after renderings from the architects surfaced on Twitter this month that showed what looked to be the 1931 lobby of the Hell’s Kitchen building devoid of its iconic alternation blue-green steel bands and other signature elements designed by Raymond Hood, preservationists and architectural groups sprung into action.

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