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.
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]
- 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.
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.
- 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]
- 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]
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.
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.
After Donald Trump put in place his strict and controversial travel restrictions, foreign travelers unsurprisingly became wary or coming to the U.S., notably student and youth groups and those from Mexico. In New York City, international visitors make up just 20 percent of tourists, but they account for more than 50 percent of spending, dropping an average of $2,000 each during their stays, which also include more stays in the outer boroughs. However, NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, expects the number of foreign tourists to drop by 300,000 fewer than 2016, when 12.7 million international visitors came to NYC, the first drop in seven years. According to the Daily News, this will result in $120 million less in tax revenue for the city and state and $600 million less spending in the city.