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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.

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NYC tourists, tourism

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.

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  • On Saturday, April 22, the city will open up the 30 blocks of Broadway from Union Square to Times Square. [Streetsblog]
  • The world’s most valuable coin, worth over $10 million, is held at the New-York Historical Society. [Untapped]
  • How the poppy came to symbolize WWI. [Smithsonian Mag]
  • Following up on his hypnotizing map of a day’s subway activity, Will Geary visualized all NYC cab and bus rides in one day. [Gothamist]

Images: Via Car Free NYC (L); Via Will Geary (R)

 

Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Developments, Queens, Rentals, Uncategorized

NYC Rental Concessions and Pecial Offers, NYC rentals
  • Brookfield Launches Leasing at The Eugene with One Month Free; Sole Residential Building in Manhattan West is Now Midtown’s Tallest Rental [link]
  • Leasing Launches at Hayden; Studios Starting from $2,281 with One Month Free [link]
  • Leasing Launches for Phase One of Journal Squared; Live in 53-Story Tower for $1,855/Month [link]
  • Avalon Brooklyn Bay Prepares for Leasing; Beach-, Bay- & Pool-Side Living in Sheepshead Bay [link]
  • Clinton Hill’s 180 Franklin Ave Offers Studios to Duplex Townhomes with One Month Free [link]
  • Spring 2017 Leasing Announced for New 12-Story Midtown Rental, The Lewis [link]
  • Flatiron District’s 7 West 21st Street Now Leasing with Two Months Free + Discounted Deposits [link]
  • Chelsea Tower on West 26th Street Leasing With One or Two Months Free [link]
  • Leasing Has Launched at Newly Constructed 19-Unit Rental in Red Hook, Brooklyn [link]
  • Reimagined Prewar Apartments at 25 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
  • Limited Time Free Rent Offer Jersey City’s The Beacon [link]
  • $1,000 DepositSpecial at Murray Hill’s Parc East Apartments on East 27th Street [link]
  • Lease at The Caledonia and Receive a $1,000 Gift Card [link]
  • Have Stunning City & Waterfront Views from 200 Water Street, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
  • Up to Two Months Free + $1000 Security Deposits at The Olivia on West 33rd Street [link]
  • Two Months Free at 416 West 23rd Street in Chelsea [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): Journal Squared, Avalon Brooklyn Bay, Hayden and The Eugene

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FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, February 24, 2017

  • FiDi’s 180 Water Street Announces March Opening; Now Leasing No Fee Rentals + One Month Free [link]
  • Renovated Apartments at Stonehenge Tower on Upper West Side Leasing with Two Months Free + $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • Renovated Apartments in Prospect Heights Offer One Month of Free Rent with 14-Month Leases [link]
  • Amenity-Packed QLIC Offering One Month Free On New Leases; One-Bedrooms from $2,577/Month [link]
  • Grand Opening of 10 Lexington Avenue in Clinton Hill; One Month Free on Select Listings [link]
  • $1,000 Security Deposits at Murray Hill Tower on East 40th Street; Studios from $2,995/month [link]
  • Williamsburg’s The Berkley Offers Two Months Free on 14-Month Leases; Studios from $2,567/Month [link]
  • Leasing Debut at New 8-Story East Harlem Rental, 2139 Third Avenue [link]
  • Newly Opened Boutique Rental on East 81st Street Offers Expansive Layouts with One Month Free [link]
  • Contemporary Amenities & Two Landscaped Roof Decks at Chelsea Centro, Now Leasing with $1,000 Deposits and 1 Month OP [link]
  • Leasing Launch at New Collection of Harlem Rentals with One Month Free; Studios from $2,308/Month [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): Chelsea Centro, 180 Water Street, The Berkley and 222 East 81st Street

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FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Mon, February 13, 2017

rental concessions
  • More Amenities Unveiled at Extell’s Midtown Rental 555Ten; Leasing Continues with Free Rent Offer [link]
  • Stonehenge Offering Two Months Free + $1,000 Security Deposits at 101W15 in Chelsea [link]
  • Long Island City’s 1QPS Tower Launches Leasing with Two Months Free; Studios from $1,989/Month [link]
  • 100 West 143rd Street Offering One Month of Free Rent on Newly Renovated Residences [link]
  • Lauded Rental High-Rise in Long Island City Offers Two Months of Free Rent + $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • One Month Free with One Year Leases at The Lucerne on the Upper East Side [link]
  • New Karl Fisher Rental Opens in Greenpoint; 544 on the Park Kicks Off Leasing with Half-Month’s Free Rent [link]
  • Williamsburg’s Bright & Cheery 34 Berry Street Offering One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Special Rental Offers at 140 Riverside Boulevard Apartments on the Upper West Side [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): 4545 Center Boulevard, 555Ten, 1 QPS Tower and 140 Riverside Boulevard

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Blaze Makoid Architecture's Daniels Lane, Long Island, Rustic Modernism, Norman Jaffe, afromosia wood, seaside home, quiet elegant design
  • The Hamptons’ Sagaponack community is the most expensive zip code in the country. Tribeca zip codes take spots 3, 6, and 12. [Business Insider]
  • From the Studio Museum’s “Black Cowboys” exhibit to a Green-Wood Cemetery trolley tour, here are 14 ways to celebrate Black History Month in NYC. [Untapped]
  • Donald Trump has transferred 71 NYC properties, mostly condo units, into his personal “Donald J Trump Revocable Trust” that he says will be run by his sons. [TRD]
  • The last of the Cuban-Chinese restaurants, a “uniquely New York hybrid.” [Lucky Peach]
  • Now that starchitect Jeanne Gang has an NYC office and is designing an expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, she talks about her work and the direction of architecture. [Architectural Record]

Sagaponack house via Blaze Makoid Architecture (L)

 

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Images: Ivanka Trump’s apartment at 502 Park Avenue (L); Milton Glaser’s Woodstock home at 148 Lewis Hollow (R)

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  • After a bodega got a bad Yelp review because of its in-house feline, a petition is asking the city to legalize bodega cats. [Metro]
  • And other New Yorkers are suing the state over a law that makes it a crime to photograph ballots in a polling booths (hence take selfies). [DNAinfo]
  • 130 years ago, the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated in a day-long celebration led by President Grover Cleveland. [Untapped]
  • MoMA acquired the original set of 176 emoji from 1999 for its permanent collection. [NYT]
  • City Councilman Corey Johnson requested that no more air rights be transferred within his neighborhood from Pier 40, the site of the massive St. John’s Terminal project, which could cost the pier $140 million. [Crain’s]

Original set of emoji via Shigetaka Kurita, gift of NTT DoCoMo

 

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Prisma Coffeemaker Makes Cold Brew in Just 10 Minutes

By Dana Schulz, Wed, August 17, 2016

Prisma cold brew coffeemaker

Walk down any busy street in New York during the summer, and it seems like every other person is sipping an iced coffee. Over the past few years, the trend has shifted from the traditional cup of joe with some ice cubes to the more sophisticated cold brew, which is made by steeping grounds in cold or room temperature water for 12 to 24 hours to yield a more full-bodied, less-acidic coffee.

Though tasty and a welcome caffeine boost, cold brew is often not the most economical (a regular-sized cup can easily set you back $5) and making your own can be an arduous task. This is where Prisma comes in (h/t Mental Floss). The cold brew coffeemaker from home appliance company FirstBuild can produce an entire carafe of the refreshing java in 10 minutes or less.

How do they do it?

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