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affordable housing, Bed Stuy, condos, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Applications are now being accepted for 24 income-restricted condos available for purchase in Bed-Stuy. Located at 948 Myrtle Avenue, the apartments are open to New Yorkers earning 60 or 80 percent of the area median income, ranging from a single person with an income of between $37,500 and $50,160 and a five-person household with an income up to $103,120. Available as part of the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program, the units include a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom homes, listed for between $203,682 and $355,811.

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Long Island City, New Developments, Queens, Rentals

All photos: Durst Organization/ Giles Ashford

Leasing officially kicked off this week at the second tallest building in Queens, a 71-story rental in Long Island City. Located at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, the building, dubbed Sven, has 958 apartments, with a mix of studios to three-bedroom units priced from $2,950/month. Originally expected to become the borough’s tallest building when plans were announced, the tower was surpassed by the Skyline Tower in 2019. Not only do the rentals come with stunning skyline views, but the building is the first in New York City to offer “Spireworks,” an app that lets users change the colors of lights at iconic city skyscrapers.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Eitan Gamlieli for Sotheby’s International Realty

On the outside, the tidy black-shuttered single-family townhouse at 248 East 68th Street in Lenox Hill is one in a cheerful historic row, built in 1881 by a developer who sought charm instead of monotony. The home is being sold for $6.5 million by the estate of the late Broadway producer Isobel Robins Konecky and her husband, entertainment attorney Ronald Konecky. The couple lived in the house since the 1970s, renovated it in 2006, and created a home with every modern comfort. In doing so they added even more charm to the four-story, four-bedroom home, where they hosted family, friends, and clients, including Walter Cronkite, Roone Arledge, Barbara Walters, and Frank Gifford.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Andrew Frasz for Sotheby’s International Realty

This duplex penthouse in the historic Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street on the Upper West Side is architecturally unique and visually stunning. From the octagonal cupola on the main floor that conceals a media room to the glass staircase, window-walled upper-level sunroom, and 500-square-foot terrace, the $6,950,000 co-op is well beyond the ordinary. There’s even a private basement studio included, complete with a photo studio and darkroom.

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Cool Listings, Soho

All photos courtesy of Tim Waltman of Evan Joseph Studios for The Corcoran Group

With access to outdoor space and fresh air at residential spaces more desirable than ever, this penthouse on Soho hit the market at the right time. Located on the top of a landmarked condo building at 43 Wooster Street, the duplex loft features a massive set of lift and slide doors that allow the top floor to seamlessly connect to the expansive landscaped terrace. The stunning one-bedroom, two-bath home is now on the market for $6,000,000.

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Architecture, Design, Landmarks Preservation Commission, More Top Stories, Upper West Side 

All renderings designed by Foster+ Partners, courtesy of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

A plan funded by one of the world’s wealthiest people and designed by one of the world’s most famous architects still can’t get approved in New York City. Billionaire Bill Ackman on Tuesday presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission his plan to construct a new glass penthouse addition designed by Norman Foster on top of a 100-year-old Upper West Side co-op building where he owns an apartment. After hours-long public testimony, LPC Chair Sarah Carroll sent Ackman and his team back to the drawing board, calling for a scaled-down design.

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Art, Financial District

All photos: NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney

A 16-foot-tall steel and fiberglass sculpture of a superhero has been installed at The Battery in Lower Manhattan. Designed by artist Hebru Brantley, the artwork, called The Great Debate, is part of a series featuring the character Flyboy, an aviator goggle-wearing, crime-fighter. The sculpture will be on display through November 13, 2022.

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City Living, Manhattan, real estate trends

Photo by Jason Krieger on Unsplash

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office released a report this week revealing the impact the Covid-19 pandemic had on the city’s population. The numbers show that net residential migration out of NYC tripled during 2020–and residents of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods were the ones most likely to move out. But those numbers appear to be reversing to a pre-pandemic level: Since July 2021, the city has gained an estimated 6,332 residents, and outward-bound migration has actually been lower than it was in 2019.

Who left, and where did they go?

Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Just listed for $6,600,000, this top-floor duplex loft in Chelsea feels like a sanctuary in the sky. Located at 147 West 15th Street, the two-bedroom penthouse has a solarium that opens onto a sprawling landscaped rooftop terrace. Offering 360-degree views, the rooftop has a pergola, lounge area, a garden with a water feature, and an outdoor shower.

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Events, holidays, Midtown

Photo by Kohei Kanno on Flickr

After a virtual ball drop last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of thousands of revelers will once again gather in Times Square to ring in the new year. All attendees must show proof of vaccination and photo ID to attend the December 31 event, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

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