MORE TOP STORIES

Architecture, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Williamsburg

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 28, 2022

All photos courtesy of Shannon Dupre of DDReps

Three curvy townhouse-style condos in Williamsburg hit the market this week. Designed by Murat Mutlu, the principal of the International Office of Architects (INOA) and former protégé of the late, legendary architect Zaha Hadid, 74-76 South Second Street is a trio of architecturally unique four-bedroom homes, measuring 3,800 square feet and situated behind a modern facade of concrete and steel. The unique homes, listed for $5,995,000 each, are topped with an entertaining-ready roof deck and an outdoor kitchen.

See inside

Featured Story

Events, Features, NYC Guides

10 best apple & pumpkin picking spots near NYC

By Rebecca Fishbein, Wed, September 28, 2022

  • By Rebecca Fishbein
  • , September 28, 2022

Photo by Marius Ciocirlan on Unsplash

With autumn in New York City officially here, you can take in the changing leaves and crisp air, and there are few places better to do that than a local farm. Some of the best spots near town offer apple and pumpkin picking, in addition to a slew of other fall-ready activities, making it easy to bring some of the season home with you. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite spots to check out.

Check ’em out!

Design, lincoln square, Upper West Side 

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 27, 2022

Photo courtesy of Chris Lee

David Geffen Hall, the new home of the New York Philharmonic, is set to open to the public on October 8. To celebrate the opening, the hall is hosting a series of events throughout October, beginning with the world premiere of San Juan Hill: A New York Story by composer Etienne Charles. After two celebratory galas, an open house weekend will take place on October 29 and 30, featuring hundreds of artists who will be “animating the hall with performances, participatory activities, and family events,” according to a press release.

Details this way

Manhattan, Midtown, Restaurants

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 27, 2022

Photo courtesy of City Winery

Picking up a bottle of wine for dinner on the way home from work will soon get easier. City Winery’s newest location in Grand Central Terminal, opening on November 1, will debut a reusable bottle program, allowing guests to take wine to go, return the bottle to be washed, and receive a $5 credit toward the next one. Located on the west end of Vanderbilt Hall, the new City Winery includes three dining concepts: a signature experience with tasting bars, a grab-and-go all-day menu at City Jams, and a high-end restaurant, Cornelius.

Find out more

Art, Brooklyn, DUMBO

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 27, 2022

Images of the immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit in Barcelona, courtesy of the Frida Kahlo Corporation

An immersive experience honoring one of modern art’s most influential figures is coming to Brooklyn. Located within the Immersive Pavilion at 261 Water Street in Dumbo, Frida Kahlo, The Immersive Biography will transport guests into the life and work of the inspiring Mexican artist through a series of virtual reality experiences and “transformational spaces,” according to a press release. Tickets can now be purchased for the experience, which officially debuts on October 27.

See more here

Cool Listings, Tribeca

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , September 27, 2022

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This crisp, contemporary condo at 7 Harrison Street may not immediately call to mind the building’s beginnings as a cold-storage warehouse, but AD100 architect Steven Harris has transformed this three-bedroom home, now asking $5,500,000, into a residence as striking as many of its neighbors on the classic Tribeca loft block. The architect kept the space elegantly functional as well as colorful by adding considered features like invisible light switches, integrated Sonos speakers, multi-zone central air, and electronic Lutron window shades.

Take the Tribeca condo tour

Manhattan, Restaurants, Upper West Side 

Popular UWS restaurant Mermaid Inn to close after 15 years

By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, September 26, 2022

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 26, 2022

Streetview of the Mermaid Inn on the UWS © 2022 Google

The Mermaid Inn, an Upper West Side gem known for its daily happy hour and affordable oyster deal, is closing its doors on October 16 after 15 years. But longtime patrons will be happy to hear that owners Danny Abrams and Cindy Smith are planning to open a new location on the Upper West Side next year, in addition to a new restaurant in Times Square. “We’re looking at two or three spots to move on the Upper West Side, and we hope to be in one by late spring or early summer,” Abrams told the New York Post.

Details here

Featured Story

Events, Features, holidays

The best ways to celebrate Halloween 2022 in NYC

By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, September 26, 2022

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 26, 2022

Photo of 2019 Village Halloween Parade by Steven Pisano on Flickr

It’s time to figure out your costume because Halloween is almost upon us. In New York City there is no shortage of fun events celebrating the spooky holiday, with plenty of opportunities to dress up, get candy, dine, and enjoy the season. Ahead, we found some of the city’s best Halloween offerings this year, from the legendary Village Halloween Parade to more low-key pumpkin picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm on Staten Island.

See the full list ahead

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

Mindy Kaling is selling her Soho condo for $2.75M

By Devin Gannon, Mon, September 26, 2022

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 26, 2022

Photo credit: MW Studio

Mindy Kaling is selling her stylish Soho pied à terre for $2,750,000. “The Office” actress paid $3,100,000 in 2017 for the apartment, which is located on the sixth floor of 210 Lafayette Street. The renovated home measures nearly 1,200 square feet and has two bedrooms, two baths, and unobstructed city views.

See inside

Celebrities, DUMBO, Recent Sales

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 26, 2022

All renderings courtesy of Marchmade

Brooklyn Nets point guard Ben Simmons is moving closer to the Barclays Center. The basketball star has entered contract for a combined two-unit apartment at Olympia Dumbo, a new 33-story residential development next to the Brooklyn Bridge. The apartment was listed for $13 million, as the New York Post reported, but the purchase price won’t be known until Simmons closes. While the Australian-born NBA star did not play in a single Nets game last season due to an injury, his new home in Dumbo is less than 15 minutes away from the team’s home court.

Learn more here

Archtober

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

463 affordable units available at luxury LIC rental with sweeping city views and a waterfront park

  • By Devin Gannon

All renderings courtesy of VUW Studio

At a time when finding an affordable apartment in New York City feels impossible, here’s an opportunity to live in a luxury Long Island City building for less. A housing lottery has launched at Gotham Point, a two-tower mixed-use development in Hunter’s Point South with 1,132 apartments, a majority of which are priced below the market rate. After welcoming its first residents to the South tower this spring, the taller North tower is now accepting applications for 463 rent-stabilized rentals at 1-15 57th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The 58-story building is open to New Yorkers earning between 30 percent and 165 percent of the area median income (AMI), or between $16,183 and $273,075 annually.*

Find out if you qualify