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

By Ondel Hylton, Today, June 23, 2018

Images (L to R): New York By Gehry, The Pointe, The Addition and Jackson Park

  • Renting in New York’s Tallest Apartment Building, New York by Gehry [link]
  • Live at The Maya from $1,795/Month; No Fee Rentals in Jamaica Estates [link]
  • The Pointe Debuts in Rego Park with 1 Month Free; New Rentals from $1,962/Month [link]
  • No Fee, Oversized Rentals at StuyTown Offer WiFi/Cable Free for 1 Year [link]
  • Long Island City Rental Building ‘The Addition’ Debuts with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Williamsburg Rental ‘House No. 94’ Now Leasing with 2 Months Free [link]
  • Amenities Galore at Jackson Park, Shimmering LIC Rentals from $2,372/Month [link]


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Cool Listings, South Street Seaport

What this newly built townhouse lacks in width, it makes up for in height (h/t CityRealty). Located on one of the historic area’s original cobblestoned streets, at 246 Front Street, the 12-foot-wide home has four stories, plus a basement and private roof terrace. In addition to its narrow frame, the house also stands out for its unique metal facade, made entirely of steel and zinc.

See it all right here

Cool Listings, East Village

224 East 7th Street, cool listings, east village, co-ops

Asking just a hair under $1 million, this bright, charming co-op at 224 East 7th Street--on one of the neighborhood‘s most charming corners–is a not-too-shabby 850 square feet, and pretty chic to boot.

More East Village charm, this way

Art, Greenwich Village, Landscape Architecture, Top Stories

LGBT, Pride NYC, nyc monuments

Rendering by Anthony Goicolea via Gov. Cuomo’s office

A monument to the LGBTQ community is taking shape in Hudson River Park along the Greenwich Village waterfront. Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo chose Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Goicolea to design the monument, aimed at honoring both the LGBT rights movement and the victims of the 2016 Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. Although the Hudson River Park Trust told 6sqft an opening date of the installation isn’t known yet, Urban Omnibus reported the monument is expected to be completed this month, coinciding with Pride Month.

More here

Architecture, Construction Update, Major Developments, Midtown West, More Top Stories

After starting construction last summerSkidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)‘s reimagined Moynihan Train Hall is now beginning to take shape. Part of Governor Cuomo’s Empire Station Complex revamp of Penn Station, the old James A. Farley Post Office will be transformed into a crystal palace-esque boarding concourse with a 92-foot high skylight atop the 1913 building’s original steel trusses. CityRealty recently got an exclusive aerial look at how construction is progressing on the glass skylights ahead of the Train Hall’s anticipated 2020 opening.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

201 East 80th Street , ramona singer, cool listings, celebrities, upper east side

“The Real Housewives of New York City” star Ramona Singer has put her renovated and refined five-bedroom apartment in The Richmond condo at 201 East 80th Street on the market for $4.99 million. According to the New York Post, the quintessential Upper East Side girl is pondering a move to parts south (but not too far south) for a change of pace. The corner apartment has panoramic city views and plenty of little luxuries.

Take a look

Greenwich Village, History

Stonewall Inn, LGBTQ, historic monuments

Via Wikimedia

Did you participate in the Stonewall Inn Riots of 1969 and the period of LGBTQ activism in New York City between 1968 and 1971? Do you know someone who did? If so, consider contributing pride memorabilia from that moment in history to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, which is compiling a collection to preserve the history of Stonewall. The project, Stonewall Forever, launched last year after Google granted the LGBT Center $1 million to preserve oral histories and experiences of those present during the riots.

Find out more

Featured Story

Features, History, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Midtown

grand central terminal, amtrak, intercity rail service

Grand Central Terminal Lobby via Wikipedia

On June 26th, 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a momentous decision that wouldn’t just save a cherished New York landmark, it would establish the NYC Landmarks Law for years to come. This drawn-out court battle was the result of a plan, introduced in the late 1960s, to demolish a significant portion of Grand Central Terminal and erect a 50-story office tower.

Though the proposal may seem unthinkable now, it wasn’t at the time. Pennsylvania Station had been demolished a few years earlier, with the owners citing rising costs to upkeep the building as train ridership sharply declined. The NYC Landmarks Law was only established in 1965, the idea of preservation still novel in a city practicing wide-scale urban renewal. Finally, Grand Central wasn’t in good shape itself, falling apart, covered in grime, and home to one of the highest homeless populations in New York City. But a dedicated group of preservationists–aided by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis–took the fight to the highest levels of the court. Keep reading to find out how, as well as learn about the celebrations planned by the MTA surrounding the anniversary.

Here’s how Grand Central was saved

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

Katie Couric sells her Park Avenue pad for $7.8M

By Annie Doge, Thu, June 21, 2018

Update 6/21/18: The Post now reports that Couric’s apartment closed for $7,780,000, according to property records. The buyers are Dana Wallach Jones, general counsel for the Guggenheim Museum, and Michael Jones, the CFO of Lambert Television. The couple is active on the board of the American Museum of Natural History, which is just across the park from their new digs. 

Twenty years ago, celebrated news anchor Katie Couric bought a classic, five-bedroom co-op at 1155 Park Avenue. But after remarrying in 2014 to financier John Molner in 2014, the couple upgraded to a $12 million, full-floor apartment at the Peter Pennover-designed 151 East 78th Street. Couric first listed her longtime Upper East Side home this past October for $8.25 million; she then dropped the price to $7,995,000 at the end of January, and now the Post reports that the home has gone into contract.

Take a look

Celebrities, Chelsea

520 West 28th Street, Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson

Photo of Ariana via celebrityabc on Flickr; 520 W 28th photo via Corcoran Group

The whirlwind romance between pop-singer Ariana Grande and SNL-star Pete Davidson reached new heights this week. The newly engaged duo reportedly moved into a $16 million condo at 520 West 28th Street, the High Line-strapping building designed by late starchitect Zaha Hadid. TMZ reported on Wednesday that the couple snagged a 4,000-square-foot five-bedroom in the futuristic West Chelsea apartment. While it’s not yet known whether they bought the multi-million dollar apartment or are just renting the unit, we know Pete likes Chelsea: Sources told 6sqft he’s been seen getting groceries at the Whole Foods in the neighborhood.

See inside the couple’s new condo

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