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Cool Listings, West Village 

Photo credit: Elizabeth Dooley, Courtesy of Compass

19 massive windows, three exposures, 11-foot ceilings, and one very stylish design–this $1.8 million West Village loft is bright, beautiful, and was designed by famed architect Aurelie Paradisio in collaboration with a bohemian fashion designer. Located at 99 Bank Street, it’s in the heart of the West Village, just off Abingdon Square and has one bedroom, as well as a bonus lofted bedroom.

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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

Photo of the Robeson © CityRealty

A housing lottery for 73 mixed-income units will launch on Thursday at a building in one of the most bustling sections of Central Harlem. The new 10-story building, called The Robeson, is located at 407 Malcolm X Boulevard between West 130th and 131st Streets. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 50, 100, and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which range from a $680/month studio to a $3,452/month three-bedroom apartment.

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real estate trends, Upper East Side

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A month after Barneys New York closed all of its stores, a food hall is reportedly in talks to occupy part of the luxury retailer’s former flagship. As first reported by the New York Post, Italian market Eataly is looking at leasing or buying some space at the now-shuttered store at 660 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Located just off Park Avenue at 114 East 90th Street, a classic pre-war co-op, this three-bedroom apartment has all the elegance of a 1920s classic-seven, but it’s received a modern renovation that has updated the layout for 21st-century living and added rich colors and patterns throughout. Plus it’s prime Carnegie Hill location puts it right near both the 86th and 96th Street subway stations, as well as Central Park and the Guggenheim.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Julia Gillard with MW Studio, Courtesy of Compass

When you’ve got beautiful brownstone features like a huge bay window, crown moldings, and a classical fireplace, you don’t want to compete with the architecture but you also want to find a design aesthetic that enhances these details. Which is exactly what’s on view at this one-bedroom Upper West Side co-op at 111 West 82nd Street. For $749,000, not only is it easy on the eyes but the apartment has a spacious and efficient layout that would make for a great starter home.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Cameron Blaylock, Courtesy of Compass

Located just off Park Avenue at 115 East 90th Street, this one-bedroom co-op has all the uptown elegance at a fraction of the price. Asking 625,000, the Upper East Side gem has tons of pre-war charm in the form of picture moldings, large windows, and an efficient layout. There’s also a surprising amount of closet space and a brand new kitchen and bathroom.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, yorkville

1775 york avenue, affordable housing, mitchell lama

Streetview of 1775 York Avenue; Map data © 2020 Google

Applications are currently being accepted to replenish the waitlist for affordable apartments in a luxury Yorkville building. Located at 1775 York Avenue, the building, known as The Brittany, is a high-rise located on the East River waterfront. Apartments–set aside for New Yorkers earning 40 percent of the area median income–include one- and two-bedroom apartments for $728/month and $868/month, respectively.

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Cool Listings, Harlem, Interiors

32 Mount Morris Park, Harlem, Townhouses

Two neighboring Harlem townhouses have seen a big price drop since hitting the market last year. First listed for a combined $27 million, the historic homes at 32 and 33 Mount Morris Park West are currently listed separately for $7.95 million and $3.95 million, respectively. The 7,000-square-foot, five-bedroom property at 32 Mount Morris Park has been respectfully gut-renovated, while the townhouse next door, which has the same footprint and unique architectural elements, needs restoration work.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Upper East Side, yorkville

Photo of Carl Schurz Park by CityRealty

In 2017, Sky Management filed plans to build a 22-story Passive House rental building at 515 East 86th Street, just off York Avenue near Carl Schurz Park and the East River. Designed by Arquitectonica with EP Engineering, the environmentally friendly building has tons of amenities, some of which include a pet spa, dog run, co-working space, fitness center, and yoga studio. In terms of outdoor space, there’s a grilling terrace, landscaped interior courtyard, and roof deck. The 35 affordable units in the building are available to those earning 40, 60, 80, and 130 percent of the area median income and range from $747/month studios to $3,123 two-bedrooms.

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Restaurants, Soho

Soho’s iconic Vesuvio Bakery comes back to life

By Dana Schulz, Mon, March 16, 2020

Vesuvio bakery, city bakery, birdbath, soho, mom and pops

Photo by Beyond My Ken via Wiki Commons

Keeping in mind that the city’s new restaurant policy will likely affect it, Gothamist has reported that a new bakery has opened in the former Vesuvio Bakery storefront at 160 Prince Street. They’ve called themselves Vesuvio Bakery and intend on preserving as much of the iconic, 100-year-old establishment’s physical look and simple community aesthetic.

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