Manhattan

affordable housing, Major Developments, New Developments, South Street Seaport

All renderings courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation/SOM

The Howard Hughes Corporation on Thursday unveiled its latest effort to redevelop the South Street Seaport neighborhood. The $1.4 billion proposal includes the construction of two 470-foot towers which would contain rentals, condos, and office space on a parking lot at 250 Water Street. Initial plans from the developer called for a single tower that would rise nearly 1,000 feet, but local residents and Community Board 1 opposed it. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the two towers would include 360 units, with at least 100 apartments set aside for families earning 40 percent of the area median income. It would be the first affordable housing built in the community under the city’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program.

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Celebrities, Central Park South, Cool Listings, Midtown West

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Tony Award-winning actress Carole Shelley, who is best known for her roles as Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple and Madame Morrible in the original Broadway cast of Wicked, passed away in 2018 at the age of 79, leaving behind her NYC pied-à-terre at 340 West 57th Street. The Midtown West condo is located in the elegant, pre-war Parc Vendome, which is just a few blocks from Central Park South. The spacious one-bedroom home is listed for $1,350,000.

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Events, Financial District

Photo courtesy of @meetresident

When outdoor dining launched this past summer, New Yorkers had a number of unique spots to dine al fresco, from the most photographed block in Brooklyn to one of the city’s oldest streets. A special outdoor dining experience has launched in New York, created by Resident, a startup that hosts dinners on balconies and rooftops of luxury apartments. Next month, the company is hosting a socially-distant supper club at the Broad Exchange Building, a landmarked skyscraper in the Financial District.

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GVSHP, History, maps, Union Square

Non-profit Village Preservation has launched a new online platform called Virtual Village, which is part of their larger efforts seeking landmarks protections for the “South of Union Square” area, where Greenwich Village meets the East Village. The interactive online tool offers 36 free, guided walking tours of the neighborhood, ranging from architectural topics like the Cast Iron Tour to cultural topics like the German History Tour to social topics like the Women’s History and LGBTQ Tours.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, More Top Stories, Recent Sales

Photos: Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

Just three months after listing her massive Chelsea duplex for $7.9 million, Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon has sold her long-time home for its full asking price. Located at 147 West 15th Street, the 6,000-square-foot co-op is spread over two floors and has six bedrooms, four exposures including views of the World Trade Center and Empire State Building, and an outdoor terrace and balcony. Over the summer, Queens-native Sarandon told the Wall Street Journal that she isn’t leaving the city just downsizing to a smaller apartment in the area. “I’ve always been a New Yorker and I’ll continue to be a New Yorker,” she said.

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City Living, Hell's Kitchen, Upper West Side 

New Target store at 1863 Broadway on the UWS. Photo credit: AP Images for Target.

After construction and COVID-related delays, Target has officially opened three new small-format stores on the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and Staten Island. The store at 61st and Broadway at Columbus Circle was first announced two years ago and was planned to open in 2019. Likewise, the store on 10th Avenue and 45th Street was first announced four years ago and was also planned to open in 2019. The store in the North Shore section of Staten Island is only delayed by six months.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The estate of the late Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has just listed the novelist’s former home. The Tribeca loft at 66 Leonard Street is asking $4,750,000. Morrison bought the three-bedroom condo for $3,800,000 in 2014, before passing away last year. Unsurprisingly, the home has lots of built-in shelves, filled with books, moments, and art.

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Art, Events, Inwood, Manhattan, Museums

Photo Credit: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance

The last remaining farmhouse in Manhattan will explore a new side of its over 200-year history with an art exhibit. Inwood’s landmarked Dyckman Farmhouse Museum on Tuesday will open the exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America, which will highlight the history of the enslaved and free Black residents that lived and worked at the farm. Unspoken Voices, which coincides with the museum’s reopening, includes work by five local artists who hope to bring these previously untold stories to light.

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Events, Midtown

Photo by Colin Miller

When the ice skating rink and holiday market opens at Bryant Park this month, things will look a little different than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, the Bank of America Winter Village will require face coverings, reservations for the rink, and will debut a new layout of shops for optimal distancing. Now in its 19th year, the winter village will open on October 30 and run through March 7, 2021.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

How’s this for a work-from-home setup? The top floor of this triplex penthouse at 1158 Fifth Avenue is a “jewel box” solarium with a glass-enclosed arched atrium and five picture windows overlooking Central Park. Listed for $15 million, the four-bedroom home is classic Upper East Side with oversized living spaces, two landscaped terraces, and even a separate one-bedroom guest residence within the building.

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