Bronx, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Looking around this property, you might think you’re viewing a vacation house at the Jersey Shore, but in fact, it’s right in the Bronx. Located in the little-known but super-charming Country Club enclave, the two-family home is on the market for $1,029,000. This neighborhood is on Eastchester Bay across from City Island and offers beach clubs, private docks, and a quiet, laid-back lifestyle. This home is made up of a four-bedroom triplex and a top-floor two-bedroom apartment. There’s also an enormous patio, a small garden, a customized deck with a pergola, and room for parking, as well as a private boat slip.

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Bronx, Policy

Photo by Dan DeLuca on Flickr

The Trump Organization on Monday sued New York City, claiming the cancelation of its Bronx golf course contract earlier this year was politically motivated. In January, just days after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to terminate several agreements with former President Donald Trump’s company, including the contract for Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. As first reported by ABC News, the lawsuit argues the mayor had a “pre-existing, politically-based predisposition to terminate Trump-related contracts, and the city used the events of January 6, 2021 as a pretext to do so.”

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affordable housing, Bronx, Major Developments, New Developments

Photo © Julienne Schaer

The first two rentals at the five-building South Bronx complex La Central officially opened on Wednesday. The mixed-use towers, located at 556 and 600 Bergen Street in the borough’s Melrose neighborhood, contain 500 units of housing, a new YMCA, studio space for BronxNet, and a rooftop farm operated by GrowNYC.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries, mott haven

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched this week for 78 units designated for seniors at a new South Bronx rental. Developed by affordable housing operator Breaking Ground and designed by COOKFOX Architects, the building at 445 East 142nd Street, dubbed the Betances Residence, is located within the Mott Haven neighborhood. Eligible applicants must qualify for Section 8 benefits, with rents for the studio and one-bedroom apartments set at 30 percent of household income.

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Bronx, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Known as the Alderbrook Mansion, this Gothic-Revival home in the Bronx is one of the two oldest villas in the historic Park-Riverdale neighborhood, and it can now be yours for $6,995,000. It was built in 1858 as a summer residence for Percy R. Pyne, president of the National City Bank of New York, and its architecture was inspired by the designs and writings of Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux. In the early 20th century, the mansion was home to famed sculptor Elie Nadelman. Designated a NYC landmark in 2010, the home today offers stunning landscaping and three floors of living space including eight bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, and a home gym.

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Bronx, Transportation

Slide from Governor Cuomo’s 5.13.21 press conference

In a press conference today, Governor Cuomo announced that the plan to build four new Metro-North stations in underserved areas of the Bronx is officially moving forward after the state, federal government, and MTA all agreed to a $1.58 billion budget. Today, the state is reissuing the RFP for track upgrades and construction of stations at Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park, and Co-op City. These trains will terminate at a reimagined Penn Station, reducing commute times for Bronx Residents by two-thirds.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Image courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

In the Mount Eden section of the Bronx, just a block from the 170th Street 4 train station and a short walk to Yankee Stadium, an affordable housing lottery has opened for the new apartment building at 1325 Jerome Avenue. The 101 units are available to those earning 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income and range from $724/month one-bedrooms to $1,546/month three-bedrooms.

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Architecture, Bronx, Design

View of the Upper and Lower Promenades, Cafeteria, and South Loggia, Looking South (1936); Images courtesy of Marvel/ NYC Parks/ NYCEDC

The landmarked bathhouse and pavilion at Orchard Beach in the Bronx will be restored to its original 1930s design and become more accessible to the public. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to approve plans from architecture firm Marvel, the Parks Department, and the city’s Economic Development Corporation to reconstruct the deteriorating architectural gem. The project includes reinstalling and restoring limestone cladding, repairing the upper-level loggias, adding an ADA accessible ramp, and building an enclosed restaurant or event space.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A new rental building in the South Bronx is now accepting applications for 41 affordable studio apartments. The 12-story project at 972 Washington Avenue is located in the Morrisania neighborhood, about a mile east of Yankee Stadium. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, between $31,406 and $50,160 annually for a one-person household and between $31,406 and $57,300 annually for a two-person household, can apply for the $843/month apartments.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched this week for 28 apartments in the Bronx set aside for middle-income New Yorkers. The seven-story building, located at 2724 Heath Avenue in the University Heights neighborhood, provides residents with a shared laundry room, gym, and fitness center. New Yorkers earning 120 percent of the area median income (AMI), or between $56,572 and $154,680 annually, can apply for the available units, which include $1,650/month studios, $1,750/month one-bedrooms, and $2,000/month two-bedrooms.

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