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Visions of a medieval castle or Bavarian lodge come to mind when looking at the incredible woodwork throughout this Yorkville maisonette. But all of the hand-carved wood finishes and ceilings were designed by former Columbia University campus architect and architectural history professor Dean Telfer. Located at the pre-war co-op 520 East 86th Street, the three-bedroom duplex is on the market for $2,995,000.
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It’s not rare for an Upper East Side studio to be priced in the low six-digits, but an ask of $320,000 definitely made us do a doubletake. Located at 331 East 92nd Street, the petite pad is modern, cheerful, and perfectly laid out so you don’t feel closed off in one room. Plus, the Yorkville neighborhood is one of the best for convenience and a young-but-not-too-young scene.
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There’s so much to love about this one-bedroom co-op at 425 East 78th Street, located in the Yorkville area of the Upper East Side. First, it’s got a classy, cozy feel that’ll make you think you stepped into a family home. Then there’s the duplex layout–it’s on the top floor, and the bedroom suite occupies the second floor and has high ceilings, a dressing room, and an en-suite bathroom. And, of course, there’s the price. At $610,000, it’s a perfect starter place.
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For well under $1 million, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck here. Not only is the one-bedroom spacious and elegant, but it has a 450-square-foot, wrap-around terrace. Located at 515 East 85th Street in Yorkville, the co-op building is just steps from Carl Schurz Park and a quick walk to the Second Avenue Subway at 86th Street.
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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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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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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All photos by Michael Appleton/NYC Mayor’s Office
A new art exhibition is open at Gracie Mansion, the fourth and final installation of Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray’s tenure. Catalyst: Art and Social Justice, which will also be the largest ever hosted at the historic home in Yorkville, features more than 75 works created by over 50 artists since the 1960s. With a focus on inclusion, the exhibit explores the connection between art, justice, and the social change movements behind it all.
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Asking $325,000, this cozy co-op’s Yorkville location at 321 East 89th Street between Central Park and Carl Schurz park means you’ve got a choice between the two green spaces–and the new Q line stops three blocks away. The tucked-away top-floor studio is served by an elevator, so getting home doesn’t have to be a workout.
Jacob Ruppert’s Knickerbocker Beer, 1912, via Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
If you spent the first weekend of October hoisting lager and Oomph-ing it up for Oktoberfest, then you joined a long and proud tradition of German beer production and consumption in New York City. In fact, New York’s German-owned breweries were once the largest beer-making operations in the country, and the brewers themselves grew into regional and national power-players, transforming Major League Baseball, holding elected office, and, perhaps most importantly, sponsoring goat beauty pageants in Central Park. While brewing flourished in both Manhattan and Brooklyn throughout the 19th century, the city’s largest breweries were clustered in Yorkville. In fact, much of the neighborhood’s storied German cultural history can be traced to the rise of brewing in the area, and the German-language shops, cultural institutions and social halls that sprang up to cater to the brewery workers.
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