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Design, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Restaurants, South Street Seaport

View from John Street Rendering courtesy of Woods Bagot/ NYC Parks

An open-air waterfront restaurant and bar could be coming to the South Street Seaport Historic District. The Howard Hughes Corporation and the city’s Parks Department on Tuesday presented a proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a new concession along the East River Esplanade under the FDR Drive overpass. Designed by Woods Bagot, the “Blockhouse Bar” would be a year-round establishment, with plans to add decking over the pavement, planters, and vinyl coverings during the winter months.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Evan Joseph 

There’s been a lot of talk about New Yorkers ditching the city for the suburbs, but when you’ve got four outdoor terraces, there’s probably less need to leave. This incredible duplex penthouse at 141 East 88th Street on the Upper East Side has just that, along with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and chic, loft-like interiors.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

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For the very palatable price of $540,000 this true one-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side is a cozy, country home. Located at 331 West 89th Street, just steps from Riverside Park, the apartment is full of charming pre-war details like exposed brick, moldings, and a decorative fireplace. The current owner has also outfitted it with on-style accessories like a Smeg refrigerator and romantic chandeliers.

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Architecture, condos, Features, Interviews, New Developments, Upper West Side 

Images courtesy of CetraRuddy

Designed by CetraRuddy and RKTB Architects, Dahlia at 212 West 95th Street celebrates the Upper West Side‘s classic residential blocks of pre-war architecture while adding innovative design elements. The condo’s 38 homes and common areas are designed to be more spacious than the average Manhattan apartment, and perks unheard of in New York City include a huge 5,100-square-foot private elevated park, a fitness center with a yoga room, and a private parking garage. Plus, each apartment is situated on a corner of the building, so there’s no shortage of views and natural light. 6sqft recently offered a peek at the 20-story building’s interiors, and we’ve now chatted with architect John Cetra about this new addition to the Upper West Side, the neighborhood, and how apartment building design must be sensitive to changing times and the idea of home in the city.

An interview with John Cetra of CetraRuddy, this way

Cool Listings, Lower East Side

Photos courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

Oftentimes when we gush about views, we’re talking about those overlooking the skyline or water. But there’s something to be said for these clear-as-day views of the Lower East Side street life. At this two-bedroom loft at 115 Allen Street, massive floor-to-ceiling windows look east along Delancey Street and south down Allen Street, capturing all the neighborhood’s vibrancy. In addition, the 1,800-square-foot home has huge swaths of exposed brick walls and a super charming outdoor terrace.

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Policy, Restaurants, West Village 

white horse tavern

Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr 

The state’s liquor authority this week suspended the liquor license of the White Horse Tavern, charging the 140-year-old West Village bar with more than 30 violations. The New York State Liquor Authority on Wednesday said the business repeatedly violated Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order mandating bars and restaurants to comply with social distancing guidelines. It’s the first establishment in New York City to temporarily get its liquor license revoked since the start of the city’s open restaurants program last month, Eater New York first reported.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photos courtesy of Compass

Marilyn Monroe may not have been very open at the time about her mental health struggles, but they’ve since been documented through diary entries and letters she’d written. As Vanity Fair noted, in the mid-1950s, Monroe saw a psychiatrist, Dr. Margaret Hohenberg, on the recommendation of her acting coach Lee Strasburg. Dr. Hohenberg, whom she visited up to five times a week, operated out of a first-floor office at 155 East 93rd Street. This exact Carnegie Hill apartment, now a residential co-op unit, has just hit the market for $1,125,000. It has lovely pre-war details, lots of closet space, and a nicely modernized kitchen.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, yorkville

Photo credit: David Paler for The Corcoran Group

How’s that for bragging rights? This incredible townhouse at 530 East 87th Street in Yorkville was built in the 1870s by the Astor family, and it later was owned by one of Theodore Roosevelt’s granddaughters. In more recent years, it underwent a designer renovation (it was even featured in Architectural Digest) that includes four wood-burning fireplaces with original mantles, lacquered walls, and a whimsical garden with climbing vines and lanterns.

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Midtown, More Top Stories, Policy

All photos by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

After announcing last month that he’d be painting “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower, Mayor de Blasio today helped paint the mural in bright yellow letters outside the building on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. “Let’s show Donald Trump what he does not understand, let’s paint it right in front of his building for him,” the mayor said today.

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Architecture, Chelsea, condos, Features, Major Developments, New Developments, Rentals, Starchitecture

The 14 best apartments near the High Line

By Emily Nonko, Thu, July 9, 2020

In the decade since the High Line opening, the surrounding area of West Chelsea has exploded into one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas for developers building luxury real estate. (It didn’t hurt that the opening of the now-famous elevated park coincided with a neighborhood rezoning.) These days, any walk along the park reveals a variety of development in different stages of construction right alongside buildings that have welcomed new, typically wealthy residents over the past several years. 6sqft has rounded up the 14 defining buildings now open around the High Line. There are the early trailblazers, like the energy-efficient condo HL23, as well as the starchitect standouts, like Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th, and of course, the new kids on the block, including Bjarke Ingels’ twisting towers The XI and Thomas Heatherwick’s bubbled Lantern House condo.

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