Cool Listings, Getting Away, Hamptons, Uncategorized

Live inside a windmill in Montauk for $1.9M

By Michelle Cohen, Thu, May 17, 2018

Property in Montauk–where billionaires live in trailer parks–just isn’t like other places. For example, this windmill house was built in 1928 by Arthur W. B. Wood, an architect who was enamored of–you guessed it–windmills. Though the windmill that’s part of the six-bedroom home at 162 Fairview Avenue isn’t a real, functional windmill, it is the only windmill house in Montauk. And it’s currently on the market for $1.9 million.

Get a closer look

Policy, Transportation, Uncategorized

L train, nyc subway, mta

The latest fear to raise its ugly head in what will admittedly be a major inconvenience–that is, the 15-month shutdown of the L line starting in April of 2019–is the very limited number of trains that will be able to pick up the slack heading across the Williamsburg bridge. The topic surfaced at last night’s Town Hall meeting, when, according to the Village Voice, a concerned citizen by the name of Sunny Ng voiced his concerns about how many more trains could fit on the bridge.

Can of worms: Open!

Daily Link Fix, Uncategorized

Billionaires Row via 6sqft (L): Mural by Tomokazu Matsuyama, courtesy of the Peanuts Global Artist Collective (R)

  • The city approved a plan to bring a 140-bed homeless shelter to Billionaires’ Row, right next to One57. [NYP]
  • Some of the 250,000 limited-edition David Bowie MetroCards released this week are selling for $200 on eBay. [amNY]
  • Jackie Robinson’s old Bed-Stuy block was renamed in his honor. [Bklkyner]
  • Neighbors of Green-Wood Cemetery are fighting against the relocation there of the statue of J. Marion Sims, the 19th-century doctor who experimented on slaves. [amNY]
  • “Peanuts” murals done by some of contemporary art’s greatest names are on view in the West Village. [TONY]
  • Check out the latest High Line-hugging condo, 550 West 29th Street, where “turn-of-the-century utilitarian and industrial architecture” meet. [CityRealty]


Central Park West living room by Decor Aid, courtesy of CityRealty (L); Urban Space Vanderbilt via Shinya Suzuki/Flickr (R)

  • Sean Juneja, co-founder of interior design firm Décor Aid, talks about his inspirations and predictions for 2018. [CityRealty]
  • The East Harlem statue of unethical gynecologist Marion Sims will be moved from public Central Park to private Green-Wood Cemetery. [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Check out the five finalists selected for the 2018 City of Dream Pavilion on Governors Island. [Archinect]
  • This weekend will still be freezing–here are 20 cheap things to do to get you through. [Brokelyn]
  • Inside a tiny broom closet at an undisclosed East Williamsburg location is NYC’s tiniest bar; it holds just two guests and a bartender. [Untapped Cities]
  • The best things to eat at the city’s food halls this year. [NYO]
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s final project, the Norman Lykes House in Phoenix, is for sale for $3.25M. [Inhabitat]


When most people think about America’s great musical cities, Newark likely isn’t on the list—but that’s about to change now that the Grammy Museum Experience has opened at the Prudential Center. Just eight months after announcing that the first East Coast outpost of Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum would open in Newark, the interactive, multimedia Experience held its ribbon-cutting today and officially opens to the public Friday.


Technology, Transportation, Uncategorized

Airbus passes testing milestone on CityAirbus flying taxi

By Michelle Cohen, Fri, October 6, 2017

Airbus, CityAirbus, Flying Taxi

City Airbus. Image: Airbus

If you’re stuck in city traffic, you’ll appreciate this news: Airbus helicopters has just announced that it has completed its first full-scale testing on the propulsion system of the company’s CityAirbus demonstrator, Designboom reports. The vehicle in question is a a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle made for urban air mobility–in essence, a flying taxi.

Should we cancel our Uber account?


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

By Ondel Hylton, Wed, August 23, 2017

Images (L to R): 325 Kent, Instrata Gramercy, 63 Wall Street and Watermark LIC

  • Instrata Gramercy: No Fee Rentals with Commanding Manhattan Views Offering Free Month’s Rent [link]
  • Court Square’s Watermark LIC Now Ready for Habitation; Studios from $2,307/Mo. [link]
  • New Listings at 63 Wall Street Offer 1 Month Free Rent [link]
  • Up to Two Months Free + $1000 Security Deposits at The Olivia on West 33rd Street [link]
  • One Month Free Rent and Reduced Security Deposit at The Fairfax in Lenox Hill [link]
  • Carter Reviews SHoP’s Nearly-Finished Domino Sugar Rental 325 Kent, No Fee Apartments from $2406/Mo. [link]



Brooklyn, CityRealty, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals, Uncategorized

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

By Emrys Fitzgerald, Fri, July 14, 2017

Images (L to R): The Ventura, 90 West, Jackson Park and The Parkside

  • One of New York’s First Skyscrapers is Now Rentals, and Leases Come with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Watermark LIC: More Long Island City Rentals to Begin Leasing this Summer, Register Now [link]
  • Brand New Bed-Stuy Rentals from $2,000/Month; Duplexes Available [link]
  • One Hudson Yards Readies for Summer Leasing; Rentals to Start from $5,095/Month [link]
  • New Rentals Debut on Transformed Box Street in Greenpoint; 1-Beds from $2,650/Month [link]
  • Teaser Site Launches for Jackson Park; Tishman Speyer Project To Bring Hundreds of Apartments to Booming LIC [link]
  • Two Months Free at The Ventura, Luxury Rentals Next to the Second Avenue Subway [link]
  • New Listings at Avalon Fort Greene from $2,565/Month; Two Year Rent-Lock Option Offered [link]
  • Low Deposit Requirement at Parc Cameron on the Upper West Side; Rentals from $2,335/Month [link]
  • Jersey City Waterfront Rentals with Skyline Views Are Leasing with $1,000 Deposits [link]



440 West 23rd Street, Cool listings, Chelsea, Fitzroy Townhouses, Clement Clark Moore, co-ops, outdoor space

This two-bedroom co-op occupies a full floor in West Chelsea‘s Fitzroy Townhouses at 440 West 23rd Street, a grand row of converted 19th century Italianate homes–once owned by Clement Clark Moore–in the neighborhood’s historic district. A loft-like open layout frames a balance of 21st century comfort and historic details like high ceilings, hardwood floors and a natural stone mantel above one of the apartment’s of two fireplaces. A south-facing private terrace adds the luxury of outdoor space to this urban refuge.

Take the tour


East Quogue, Barnes Coy Architects

Those of us New Yorkers lucky enough to be heading out to the Hamptons this weekend may not as lucky to shack up in a stunning abode like this, but we all can dream. This contemporary home from Barnes Coy Architects is located in picturesque East Quogue and was strategically designed to feature views of both the Atlantic Ocean to the south and Shinnecock Bay to the north, all highlighted by stark white interiors.

Tour the property


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