City Living, Transportation

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 12, 2018

Photo via Flickr cc

In the summer of 2017, the MTA implemented a new policy to get rid of stock recordings (“we are delayed because of train traffic ahead of us” or “we are being held momentarily by the train’s dispatcher”) and “give more detailed announcements” when trains are delayed. And it looks like they have now taken their honesty campaign to Twitter, correcting a rider that his train was not delayed by another disabled train but rather because “one train crew member had to make an emergency pitstop to the restroom.”

It happens to the best of us

Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 12, 2018

It’s hard to find a decent studio these days for under $2,000 a month, let alone one with 12-foot ceilings, original exposed brick, and plenty of natural light. But this Clinton Hill cutie at 126 Willoughby Avenue is asking $1,850. It is, however, less than 300-square-feet. But what it lacks in space it makes up for in location; it’s just six blocks from Fort Greene Park, three blocks from the G at Clinton-Washington, and in the heart of all the neighborhood hotspots along DeKalb and Myrtle Avenues.

Some different angles

History, maps

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , December 12, 2018

While most New Yorkers know the city has been full of historical events and figures since its founding, it’s sometimes hard to remember where all these significant milestones took place. An interactive map called “Read the Plaque” features 17,000 plaques found across the world, with over 100 in New York City alone. As part of the radio project 99% Invisible, Read the Plaque imports plaques from around the world, with each featuring locations, descriptions, and pictures.

Explore NYC’s plaques

Brooklyn Heights, New Developments, Rentals

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , December 12, 2018

The Landing at 15 Bridge Park Drive, the rental portion of the Pier 6 two-building development in Brooklyn Bridge Park, is preparing for a 2019 launch with a new website and new renderings of amenity spaces and exteriors, Curbed reports. 6sqft reported back in September that the lottery for 100 affordable housing units had officially opened. Rents for the tower’s 40 market-rate units will start at $3,100 per month and range from studios to three-bedrooms.

See more of what’s to come

Featured Story

East Village, Features, My SQFT House Tours

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , December 12, 2018

Our ongoing series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to restauranteur Adam Elzer’s East Village duplex. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

Adam Elzer likes being close to his work. So close in fact, that the fourth-generation New Yorker recently moved above Sauce Pizzeria, his new pizza parlor in the East Village, after previously living above Sauce Restaurant, his eatery on the Lower East Side. As the co-founder and CEO of Everyday Hospitality, Elzer, in addition to the two Sauce restaurants, also oversees LES Pizza and Coco & Cru, an Australian-inspired cafe.

When he’s not running his restaurants, Adam enjoys going to flea markets and mills, finding unique items and pieces of wood, upcycling them, and creating something totally new. His creativity can be seen throughout his East Village apartment, from the walls and ceilings Adam painted himself to the handmade wooden pieces, like his kitchen countertop. Ahead, tour Adam’s colorful duplex, decorated with what he describes as “bohemian and rustic” decor.

See Adam’s abode

Cool Listings, Interiors, Sunnyside

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 12, 2018

Buying a home in NYC is rarely easy for young people, especially when they’re looking for that coveted second bedroom. But this newly renovated co-op at 47-37 45th Street in Sunnyside might just be the diamond in the rough. Not only is the place a 15-minute subway ride from Midtown, but it has a small second bedroom/office (currently used as a nursery) and cool barn-style decor–all for the very reasonable price of $429,000.

Take a look around

Historic Homes, History

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , December 12, 2018

Preservationists, advocates, history buffs and anyone interested in finding out about the history of New York City’s neighborhoods and landmarks has an exciting new resource at their fingertips. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) has launched a new website that offers a complete list of every historic district, individual landmark, interior landmark and scenic landmark in New York City.

Get a closer look

Daily Link Fix

L train via Wiki Commons (L); TWA Terminal courtesy of MCR and Morse Development. Photo by Max Touhey. (R)

  • This Thursday night, Governor Cuomo will tour the Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tunnel and “personally” vet the L Train shutdown plans. [amNY]
  • Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will run a restaurant and a lounge inside the TWA Hotel, which will bring back some classic dishes from in-flight TWA menus from the 1950s and ’60s. [NYT]
  • Is Manhattan West trying to compete with Hudson Yards’ foodie options? Restauranteur Danny Meyer has teamed up with Brookfield Properties for an anchor restaurant, and the developer also announced a 20,000-square-foot food hall. [WSJ]
  • The Fearless Girl statue is unveiled at her new Stock Exchange home. [abcNY]
  • After a year-long debate, the LPC votes in favor of landmarking rules changes. [Brownstoner]
  • You can own the one-time Harlem home of Justice Thurgood Marshall for $500K. [CityRealty]


Historic Homes, Inwood, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Landmarks designates new Inwood historic district

By Michelle Cohen, Tue, December 11, 2018

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , December 11, 2018

Image courtesy of NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission via Flickr.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted today to designate the Park Terrace West-West 217th Street Historic District in the Inwood section of Manhattan. The historic district features an enclave of picturesque early 20th-century houses with landscaped topography that stand out among the neighborhood’s apartment buildings.

Find out more

Long Island City, Policy, Top Stories

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , December 11, 2018

A rendering of One Court Square, where Amazon will temporarily move in 2019; via NYCEDC

City and state officials lured Amazon to open its new office complex in New York with an extensive pitch, complete with four suggested neighborhoods and the promise of prime real estate, according to documents released by the city’s economic development corporation on Monday. In exchange for 25,000 new jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are offering Amazon nearly $3 billion in incentives and grants. And while last month Amazon selected the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City as its new home, officials had proposed bringing Amazon’s campus to the Farley Building, 3 World Trade Center, Brooklyn Height’s Watchtower building, Bjarke Ingels’ The Spiral, and even Governors Island.

See the full pitch


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