Neighborhoods

Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of The InHouse Group.

This one-bedroom garden duplex unit in a collection of five condo residences at 394 Kosciuszko Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood offers plenty of space for living and recreation. In addition to a full lower level, there’s a backyard oasis that’s perfect for outdoor living, complete with a cook station, wet bar, and fridge.

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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.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, More Top Stories

All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa is selling her Brooklyn Heights duplex two months after leaving her job with the state. Located on the fourth floor of 22 Pierrepont Street, the three-bedroom home is asking $2.59 million. DeRosa jointly owns the apartment with her husband Matthew Wing, but, as the New York Post first reported, the couple recently split.

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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.

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Cool Listings, More Top Stories, Park Slope

All photos by Evan Joseph

A recently renovated brownstone located on a park block with eight bedrooms, four baths, and private outdoor space? This home checks all of the boxes. Asking $7.49 million, the townhouse at 541 1st Street in Park Slope was professionally designed and furnished, with attention paid to not only preserving historic details but also complementing them with modern upgrades. In addition to the designer-curated interiors, the home boasts a charming rear garden and a parlor-level deck.

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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

Architecture, condos, DUMBO, New Developments

Renderings courtesy of Marchmade

The curvy, twisting tower rising in Dumbo launched sales this week, with condos starting at $1.75 million. Developed by Fortis Property Group and designed by Hill West Architects, Olympia Dumbo contains 76 residences ranging from one- to five-bedroom apartments. According to a spokesperson for the project, the building’s top-floor penthouses, which will list for $16 million and $15.5 million, could become the neighborhood’s most expensive condos ever sold if they sell at the asking prices.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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