Manhattan

affordable housing, housing lotteries, hudson yards, Midtown West

555Ten, 555 Tenth Avenue, Extell Development

Applications are currently being accepted for the second phase of affordable apartments at 555 Tenth Avenue and 41st Street in booming Hudson Yards on Manhttan’s West Side. Extell Development’s luxurious 610-foot-tall, the mixed-use tower includes 56 stories and spans 725,000 square feet. The amenities seem endless, with residential access to the building’s 24-hour fitness center with a yoga studio, indoor pool, outdoor rooftop pool, outdoor landscaped space, a bowling alley and a putting green. New Yorkers earning 40 and 120 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $613 per month studios to $2,875 three-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

Harlem

Statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims in Central Park. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

As protest and debate sweep the nation over the toppling of statues, centered around well-known Confederate names like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, here in New York City a lesser-known monument to medicine is in the spotlight for its offensive nature. The New York Times reports that Manhattan Community Board 11 is calling upon the city to remove an East Harlem statue of a white, southern doctor, Dr. James Marion Sims. Regarded as the father of modern gynecology, Sims achieved his success by performing experiments on slaves without consent and without anesthesia.

Definitely no hero here

hudson yards, Midtown West, New Developments, Starchitecture, Top Stories

50 Hudson Yards, Related Companies, Norman Foster, Hudson Yards architecture

A decade after first embarking on Hudson Yards–the largest private development in the nation’s history–developer Related Companies is in the thick of things, with listings live at 15 and One Hudson Yards and construction underway at 30, 35, and 55, as well as The Shed cultural center and the Vessel public art piece. Keeping the momentum moving, Yimby has now uncovered a new rendering of Norman Foster‘s 985-foot 50 Hudson Yards, which at $3.94 billion will be the city’s most expensive office tower, and the first view of the food and beverage pavilion that will sit in the Eastern Railyard.

All the details ahead

Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

34 west 9th street, greenwich village, douglas elliman

Just imagine enjoying the dwindling days of summer from this spacious wood patio lined with greenery. The outdoor space is tacked onto a 25-foot-wide Greenwich Village townhouse, at 34 West 9th Street, and your view is of the peaceful backyard gardens. Walk out the front door, though, and you’re in the bustle of the Village. As for the apartment, it’s still got some of the townhome’s original architectural details, including two decorative fireplaces. For the one-bedroom pad, with a bonus, window-less second bedroom, it’ll cost $6,750 a month.

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, August 19, 2017

Images (L to R): Chelsea29, One Hudson Yards, City Tower and 555Ten

  • Thor’s Newly-Restored 98 Morningside Offering One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Field Condition Captures the Completed Amenities at 555Ten [link]
  • Om Sweet Om: Downtown Brooklyn Rental, City Tower, Introduces Meditation Classes as Newest Amenity [link]
  • Canal-Side 363 Bond Street Unveils Model Apartments; Offers 1 Month Free Rent [link]
  • Chelsea29 Launches Leasing; Offers Two Months Free Rent [link]
  • Checking in on Long Island City’s Boldest Rental, 2222 Jackson Avenue; Now Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Former Hotel Makes Its Debut as the Murray Hill Marquis; New Rentals from $2,575/Month [link]
  • This New Bushwick Rental was Definitely Designed by an Architect, Two-Beds from $2,355/mo. [link]
  • Free Rent & Reduced Security Deposits at Upper East Side High Rise [link]
  • Leasing Special at Jersey City’s Madox Rentals; Apartments From $2,379/Month [link]
  • Related Promises the Highest Quality Rental Interiors Ever at One Hudson Yards [link]
  • 800 Union: Luxury Park Slope Rentals Release New Renderings & Teaser Site [link]
  • Grand Opening of Rental Building at 246 Johnson Ave in East Williamsburg [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Cool Listings, Design, Interiors, Soho

11 charlton street, soho, co-op, corcoran, outdoor spaces

Yes, that’s a magic carpet hanging from the ceiling of this SoHo co-op… or at least we’re pretty sure it is. This apartment, located at 11 Charlton Street, is actually full of quirks. Besides the ceiling decor, a sliding partition separates the living room from the bedroom transforming this from a studio to a one-bedroom apartment. Outside, a koi pond sits in the spacious, 700-square-foot private garden. This unit has been on and off the market for about a year now, asking as high as $1.795 million. Now it’s back on with a new listing price of $1.55 million.

Take a look

Architecture, Design, hudson yards, Technology, Top Stories

The Shed courtesy of Diller Scofidio +Renfro, via The New York Times

Construction of The Shed, a six-level flexible structure that can adapt to different art forms and technologies, continues to progress inHudson Yards. While the building, an independent non-profit cultural organization, has an expected opening date of 2019, the massive eight-million-pound structure can now slide along the High Line for five minutes on a half-dozen exposed steel wheels that measure six-feet in diameter (h/t NY Times). The Shed, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Rockwell Group, features a movable shell on rails that sits over the fixed base of the building, allowing for it to change size depending on the type of event.

See the Shed slide

Midtown, Policy, Transportation

Image via Wiki Commons

The day after Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo announced plans to review and remove controversial public Confederate structures and markers throughout the city, the MTA says it will do the same. Well, sort of. Over 90 years ago, station architect Squire J. Vickers installed mosaics resembling the Confederate flag at the 40th Street entrance for the 1, 2, 3 trains to honor early New York Times owner and publisher Adolph S. Ochs, who had “strong ties to the Confederacy” and was buried with a Confederate flag when he died in 1935. But yesterday, MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz told Gothamist, “These are not confederate flags, it is a design based on geometric forms that represent the ‘Crossroads of the World’ and to avoid absolutely any confusion we will modify them to make that absolutely crystal clear.”

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Featured Story

Features, Greenwich Village, History

A 15-year-old Greenwich Village student inspired the hit song ‘Summer in the City’

By Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Thu, August 17, 2017

Image via Wiki Commons

Everyone knows the folk-rock classic “Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful, which topped the charts 51 years ago this August in 1966. But fewer know the song’s roots in Greenwich Village–lead singer John Sebastian actually grew up in the neighborhood and the act got their start in the local clubs–and fewer still know a 15-year-old Village student was responsible for a significant part of its composition.

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Major Developments, Midtown West, Top Stories, Transportation

Penn-Farley Complex, Moynihan Station, Farley Post Office, Moynihan Train Hall

Iage via the office of the Governor

At a press conference this morning in the under-construction space, Governor Cuomo announced that major work has begun on transforming the James A. Farley Building into the state-of-the-art, 225,000-square-foot Moynihan Train Hall. Along with the news that the $1.6 billion project will create 12,000+ construction jobs and 2,500 permanent jobs, come new renderings of the station, showing more exterior views and looks at the 700,000-square-foot shopping and dining concourse.

All the renderings and more details this way

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