June 25, 2024

Macy’s July 4th fireworks: NYC to give out free tickets for front-row views of the show

The annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks is set to dazzle New York City once again, with the spectacle taking place over the Hudson River for the first time in a decade. The Independence Day show's 48th edition will feature 60,000 shells and more than 30 colors, fired from five barges between West 14th Street and West 34th Street on the river. While there are plenty of viewing spots open to the public, Mayor Eric Adams this week announced the city will give away 10,000 free tickets for a front-row fireworks experience to be distributed on Wednesday on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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June 25, 2024

Two blocks of brownstones in Bed-Stuy now an NYC historic district

New York City's newest historic district is a two-block stretch of homes in Bed-Stuy. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to designate the Willoughby-Hart Historic District, which includes two streets of intact 19th-century rowhouses between Marcy and Nostrand Avenues. Built primarily in the Neo-Grec style between the 1870s and 1890s, the 150-year-old homes are architecturally cohesive and reflect a period of Brooklyn's transformation from farmland to residential, according to the commission.
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June 24, 2024

Leasing launches at Roosevelt Island luxury rental, from $3,085/month

A brand new luxury rental building on Roosevelt Island launched leasing this week. Designed by Handel Architects, Riverwalk Heights is the ninth and final building in the planned community of Riverwalk. The tower, located at 430 Main Street, features interiors by Studio DB and waterfront landscape design by Future Green. Apartments range from $3,085/month for studios to just over $6,850/month for two bedrooms.
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June 24, 2024

Newark, NJ home featured in ‘The Sopranos’ can be yours for $580K

The New Jersey home of fictional mobster Tony Soprano's uncle is for sale. The center-hall Colonial at 380 Highland Avenue in Newark appeared in the HBO show "The Sopranos" as the home of Corrado John "Junior" Soprano, the boss of the DiMeo crime family. Asking $579,900, the four-bedroom property is located in the charming neighborhood of Forest Hill, a tree-lined suburban area north of downtown Newark.
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June 21, 2024

Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center opening, marking 55th anniversary of historic uprising

The first visitor center in the National Park Service dedicated to the gay rights movement officially opens in Greenwich Village next week. Overseen by the advocacy group Pride Live and the NPS, the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center will open its doors on June 28, marking the 55th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. Located next to the Stonewall Inn tavern on Christopher Street, the 2,100-square-foot center offers an immersive look into LGBTQIA+ history and the fight for equality for all, with engaging programs, art installations, lectures, and more.
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June 21, 2024

Amtrak and NJ Transit service in NYC disrupted again

It's been a rough week for Northeast Corridor commuters. New Jersey Transit and Amtrak service in and out of New York City was disrupted this morning for a third time this week. On Friday, a disabled train at Penn Station caused NJ Transit to suspend service and led to delays in Amtrak service. The delays came just hours after Amtrak suspended service on Thursday evening for over three hours due to power outages. Rail service on both lines was halted earlier in the week because of overhead wire issues and a disabled train on the tracks. As of this morning, Amtrak service is expected to resume by 1 p.m., with delays. Some NJ Transit trains were diverted to Hoboken.
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June 21, 2024

This $2.7M Red Hook home brings color and creativity to townhouse living

This 25-foot-wide townhouse at 100 King Street in the quirky waterfront community of Red Hook, Brooklyn, is currently owned by an artist; this fact is not surprising when we step inside the tame-on-the-outside wood-frame home. Asking $2,675,000, the home has a private backyard with a separate studio space, a covered deck, and three floors of colorful rooms and welcoming spaces that are anything but beige.
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June 20, 2024

NYC launches $3.2B ‘Vital Parks’ plan to improve green spaces

New York City is making moves to bolster its public green space for the future. The city's Parks Department on Thursday unveiled Vital Parks for All, a $3.2 billion initiative to preserve existing park facilities, expand accessibility in underserved communities, and help New Yorkers understand the health of their local park. To accompany the plan, NYC Parks has released an interactive map comparing park access among neighborhoods across the city.
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June 20, 2024

SHOP THE LISTING: Park Slope’s priciest townhouse is an $18M masterpiece of modern design

Not all big-ticket properties live up to their astronomical price tags, but the most expensive listing in Park Slope–a custom-engineered five-story townhouse at 535 1st Street on a prime landmarked block–is the very definition of no-expense-spared reconstruction. The five-bedroom residence, asking $18,000,000, was commissioned by the award-winning architecture and design firm Leroy Street Studio. Recently featured in Architectural Digest, this British Regency-style limestone mansion has been recreated with dramatic details like double-height entertaining levels and terraced, landscaped outdoor spaces, executed with flawless engineering skill and modern design expertise. The home would become Park Slope’s priciest townhouse on record if it sells for the asking price.  If you love the interior design of this home, we’ve sourced a few key pieces that are identical or similar to the items in the listing photos. So you can get the look–without having to move.
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June 20, 2024

This 1969 stone-and-glass modern house on 25 Connecticut acres is a ‘fire sale’ listing for $1.3M

Modernist architectural gems turn up everywhere, often priced to reflect an unflagging interest in the modern design and clean lines pioneered in the middle of the 20th century. This circa 1969 home at 35 Dibble Hill Road in Cornwall, Connecticut, was designed by Sherwood Smith, a Gordon Bunshaft protege with the well-known Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architecture firm. The house sits on 25 remote acres, where you'll also find an in-ground pool and an antique barn. The home, asking $1,300,000, is being sold, according to the listing, as a "diamond in the rough" stripped down to the studs, awaiting a complete restoration after an electrical fire.
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June 20, 2024

The Brooklyn Edison Building is designated a landmark

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to designate the Brooklyn Edison Building in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 345 Adams Street, the office building was designed by renowned architectural firm McKenzie, Voorhees & Gemlin and constructed between 1922 and 1926 for the Brooklyn Edison Company. The structure stands out for its important role in the borough's development and its striking Renaissance Revival architectural features, according to the commission.
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June 19, 2024

NYC is noisy: These are the best items to help drown out the noise

Living in the city that never sleeps can be exciting, but sometimes, it can be a bit much. Every now and then, you might want a slower, quieter pace. From rowdy neighbors, crying babies, and loud TVs to car horns and alarms from the street below, your home may be louder than you’d prefer. And this makes it hard for you to relax and unwind, and even harder to concentrate and sleep. We’ve rounded up some ideas to help you soundproof your home (or at least soften the noise) and also relax despite those unwanted sounds.
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June 19, 2024

Lincoln Center debuts first-ever night market

Lincoln Center is hosting its first-ever night market during the annual Summer for the City festival. Open from Wednesdays to Sundays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through August 10, the Lincoln Center Night Market offers visitors an exciting variety of cuisine from curated vendors, from Mexican desserts and soul food from Harlem to Lebanese street food and plant-based options. The market will also feature a tent with rotating food offerings to complement each week of the Summer for the City programming.
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June 19, 2024

MTA stops work on Second Avenue Subway extension after congestion pricing delay

Work to extend the Second Avenue subway has stopped following Gov. Kathy Hochul's delay of New York City's congestion pricing program. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday announced that work on the transformative transit project, which would extend the Q line from its current endpoint at 96th Street to East Harlem at 125th Street, is now paused. The extension was one of the projects that would have been funded in part from congestion pricing revenue.
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June 19, 2024

NYC’s Russ & Daughters and Morgenstern’s team up for deli-style ice cream treats

A cool New York City collaboration was released this week just in time for the first heat wave of the summer. Century-old appetizing store Russ & Daughters is teaming up with another city favorite, Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream, on a new collection of frozen treats sure to please New Yorkers. Available this Wednesday through the end of the summer, the ice cream treats are inspired by Russ & Daughters deli classics: bagels, halva, and babka.
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June 18, 2024

NYC opens 500 cooling centers during heat wave

New York City's first heat wave of the season is here. The city's Emergency Management Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday issued an official heat warning, with temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees and peak later this week. To give New Yorkers a place to cool off and rest amidst the scorching weather, the city has made it easy to locate hundreds of cooling centers across the five boroughs with an interactive map.
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June 18, 2024

For $65M, this limestone Beaux Arts mansion on the UES is a trophy townhouse for the ages

Only a few of Manhattan's opulent Gilded Age mansions remain standing and possessed of their original splendor. Many have been turned into art galleries and cultural destinations–the Frick Collection, the Cooper Hewitt design museum, and the Morgan Library and Museum–come to mind. This limestone Beaux Arts mansion at 15 East 63rd Street is a rare opportunity to own one of these stunning survivors. Located just off Fifth Avenue and Central Park on the Upper East Side, the palatial eight-level townhouse, asking a trophy-tier $65 million, offers 18,000 square feet of interior space, with an elevator to access every floor.
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June 18, 2024

Pre-Civil War Village row house with NYC theater and Black history ties may be landmarked

A nearly 180-year-old rowhouse in Greenwich Village that has been home to one of the city's first "Off-Off-Broadway" theaters and has significant ties to Black history may be saved from demolition. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to calendar the Jacob Day Residence at 50 West 13th Street, an 1845 rowhouse once home to one of NYC's most successful African American businessmen, a famous suffragist and Civil Rights leader, and most recently, to the 13th Street Repertory Company. Although preservationists were first told by the LPC the structure was not distinguished enough to warrant designation, further research proved the building's immense cultural and historical significance and now the rowhouse is one step closer to becoming a landmark.
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June 18, 2024

Rent to increase for NYC’s one million stabilized apartments for third year in a row

Rent is going up for about one million regulated apartments in New York City. The Rent Guidelines Board on Monday approved rent hikes of 2.75 percent for one-year leases and 5.25 percent on two-year leases. The increase will affect the leases of about two million New Yorkers and marks the third year in a row that rents on stabilized apartments will increase.
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June 17, 2024

Free live music coming to 11 plazas and open streets across NYC

Free live music is coming to public squares in all five boroughs starting this weekend. The city's Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez on Friday announced the return of Make Music New York Day on June 21, featuring performances at 11 different plazas and Open Streets locations across the city. Additionally, DOT is partnering with Mov!ng Culture Projects to host performances in Brooklyn and Manhattan and is activating public spaces for Juneteenth and Caribbean American Heritage Month throughout the month.
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June 17, 2024

Central Park Tower penthouse closes for $115M

A penthouse at Central Park Tower closed for $115 million, becoming New York City's fourth priciest apartment sale on record. Taking up the 107th and 108th floors of the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere, the duplex condo on Billionaires' Row was first listed for $175 million last March and entered contract early this year.
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June 17, 2024

Mosaics reflecting intimacy of NYC public life installed at Williamsburg subway station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled two new mosaics in a Williamsburg subway station that reflect on the human connections of language and touch experienced throughout New York City's diverse communities. Fabricated by Miotto Mosaic Art Studios, Jackie Chang's "Signs of Life" and Chloë Bass' "Personal Choice #5" were installed throughout the Metropolitan Avenue/ Lorimer Street station in conjunction with new accessibility upgrades, including new stairs and elevators.
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June 14, 2024

Live a life of country grandeur at this $12.25M French-inspired stone chateau in Garrison, N.Y.

Situated on a Hudson Valley hilltop in Garrison, New York, this 50-acre estate with a French-inspired stone chateaux at its heart is a dream of grand country living come to life. Asking $12,250,000, the 6,200-square foot manse is surrounded by gardens and woods, with porches and patios, a pool, a guest house, and a billiards cabin, all within 50 miles of New York City.
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June 14, 2024

Hochul weighing mask ban on the NYC subway system

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday said she is considering banning face masks on the city's subway system after a rise in anti-Semitic acts. Recently a video circulated on social media showing protestors on a crowded subway car asking any Zionists aboard "to raise their hands," followed by "this is your chance to get out." Specific policy details are still unclear, but any mask ban would include exemptions for health, cultural, or religious reasons. The governor said she is currently in talks with lawmakers on the matter.
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June 14, 2024

Bankside Park opens, giving Mott Haven residents waterfront access for the first time in a century

A new public waterfront park officially opened at the sprawling Bankside development in the South Bronx. Brookfield Properties on Thursday cut the ribbon on Bankside Park, a green space and esplanade designed by landscape architects MPFP that stretches over an acre along the Harlem River. Located on a former brownfield site, the new park provides Mott Haven residents direct access to the waterfront for the first time in over a century. Bankside Park is a key component of the 4.3-acre Bankside, a $950 million seven-tower, mixed-use development.
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June 14, 2024

NYC’s best rooftop hotel pools offering day passes

Coming soon: Full-time sun and swimsuit season. Some lucky apartment dwellers count a private pool among their building’s amenities. Otherwise, your local options include public pools or pricey pool clubs and gyms. One way to hack summer in NYC is to snag a day pass to a pool atop one of the city’s trendy hotels. Usually reserved for hotel guests, some hotels allow visitors to pay by the day–often with poolside restaurant and bar privileges. Some venues host events like pool parties with DJs, live music, and drink specials. Read on for cool pools with day rates. Many hotel pools open on Memorial Day weekend. Pools may be reserved for private events, or rates and access information may change; be sure to check in with the venue before finalizing your plans.
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June 14, 2024

Museum Mile Festival is back, offering free admission at NYC’s best museums

The Museum Mile Festival, aka "New York City's biggest block party," returns to Fifth Avenue for its 46th year. As part of the festival, guests can walk along Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 110th Street and visit eight world-class museums for free. Participating institutions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Galerie New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the Africa Center. The festival takes place on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the street closed off to vehicles to allow for live performances, art-making activities, and more.
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June 13, 2024

This $3.9M Park Slope townhouse is an unspoiled historic beauty

If you cringe at the sight of painted-over wood details and 19th-century homes with glass and drywall where intricate plaster once framed formal parlor spaces, this four-story home at 223 Garfield Place will make you smile. Asking $3,899,000, the 3,200-square-foot Neo-Grec townhouse on a pretty Park Slope block was built in 1890, and it has managed to retain its old-world charm. The single-family townhouse may not possess the most up-to-date flourishes, but it's four floors of gracious living–including the enviable Brooklyn bonus of a tranquil back garden.
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June 13, 2024

Jersey City reveals 4th of July fireworks celebration with concert headlined by Wyclef Jean

New Jersey's spectacular 4th of July celebration is returning to the Jersey City waterfront. Mayor Steven Fulop on Wednesday announced this year's Freedom and Fireworks, an all-day celebration on Independence Day featuring a free concert headlined by Garden State-raised Wyclef Jean with openers Fat Joe and Funk Flex, food vendors, family activities, and more. The event concludes with a breathtaking fireworks show by Grucci that will light up the sky above the Hudson River.
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June 13, 2024

NYC transit advocates, officials consider legal action to resume congestion pricing

A coalition of legal experts and transit advocates is considering legal action to resume congestion pricing. New York City Comptroller Brad Lander on Wednesday announced plans to explore "all legal avenues" to restart the program, which Gov. Kathy Hochul shut down last week less than a month before it was scheduled to start. The coalition is made up of legal professionals and potential plaintiffs, including residents and business owners within the central business district, MTA board members, and New Yorkers with disabilities.
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June 13, 2024

The High Line celebrates 15 years as a public park

Fifteen years have passed since the High Line opened to the public, transforming a crumbling rail line into an urban oasis. Since opening in June 2009, more than 75 million people have visited the elevated public park. Its construction has generated over $2 billion in private investment and economic activity, creating a booming neighborhood with new residential and cultural developments centered around the park. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the High Line will host new public art installations, 15 free special events through the summer and fall, and temporarily reopen the interim walkway at the Western Rail Yards for the first time since 2022. The Western Rail Yards segment, the last of the original High Line structure to be rehabilitated, offers stunning 360-degree views of the Hudson River and cityscape.
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June 12, 2024

What to know about the NYC broker fee bill

Broker fees are once again up for debate in the New York City Council. A seven-hour public hearing on Wednesday brought hundreds of tenant advocates and real estate professionals to City Hall over Intro 360, or the Fairness in Apartment Renal Expenses (FARE) Act. The legislation, sponsored by Council Member Chi A. Ossé, calls for shifting the payment of broker fees to the party who hired the broker, often the landlord or management company. Agents argue landlords would bake the fees into the monthly rent, threatening their livelihood and increasing the financial burden for renters.
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June 12, 2024

Pickleball is coming next to the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo

Closed to the public for 15 years, two parking lots underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo will transform into a pickleball hub. NYC Parks on Wednesday selected CityPickle to revitalize Anchorage Plaza, a space located on Old Fulton and Washington Streets and connected by a ramp known as "Ash Alley." CityPickle, which currently has courts in Central Park, Long Island City, and Industry City, is expected to operate at the plaza seasonally from March through November next year. Amenities like a dog run, food trucks, public art, and seating would be available year-round, under the proposal.
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June 12, 2024

Stylishly renovated $1.6M Ridgewood townhouse has room for living and rental income

Located within the Stockholm Street Historic District in artsy, laid-back Ridgewood, this charming light brick home at 1867 Stockholm Street seems almost like a steal at $1,595,000. Though it rises only two stories high, the two-unit property has a fully-finished lower level and a lovely landscaped backyard. Inside, the home has been updated by an artist owner with an eye for simple and chic design.
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June 12, 2024

Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade returns this month

New York City's colorful Mermaid Parade returns to the Coney Island boardwalk this month. Hosted by Coney Island USA, the spectacle is considered the nation's largest "art parade," attracting 3,000 participants wearing handmade sea-themed costumes and marching next to mythical floats. The 42nd annual Mermaid Parade takes place on Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m., rain or shine.
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June 11, 2024

15 ways to celebrate Juneteenth in NYC

Juneteenth commemorates the day President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, effectively ending slavery in the United States. Although it only became a nationally recognized holiday in 2021, Black Americans in New York City and across the country have long celebrated the holiday, an opportunity to uplift communities and share Black culture. Ahead, find Juneteenth events happening in NYC this year, from live gospel performances and celebrations of Black music to food festivals and 5K runs.
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June 11, 2024

Asking $7M, this unconventional Brooklyn property is a home, studio, and artist’s private gallery

Behind an eye-popping purple brick facade punctuated by candy-pink doors and glass-paned windows, two former warehouses have been combined to form what is now Number 47, a unique home, studio, and gallery at the bustling border between Carroll Gardens and Gowanus. The 50-foot-wide property at 47 Fourth Street is currently artist John Mosler's home and studio, designed by architect Jonathan Marvel and Maum Design. Asking $6,995,000, the 5,782-square-foot space, approved as a single-family residence, has the potential to expand to 12,500 square feet (plans included). Its basic infrastructure is a statement of modern architecture, built around a 30-foot-high glass atrium.
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June 11, 2024

Windsor Terrace rental overlooking Prospect Park launches leasing, from $3,637/month

A new luxury rental tower overlooking Prospect Park launched leasing this week. Located at 11 Ocean Parkway in Windsor Terrace, the 13-story One Park Point offers tenants spacious layouts, a large amenities suite, and a prime spot steps from Brooklyn's backyard. Available one-bedrooms start at $3,637/month and two-bedrooms at $4,754/month.
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June 11, 2024

MTA to ‘shrink’ capital budget after congestion pricing halted

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will "shrink" and "reprioritize" its capital budget after Gov. Kathy Hochul paused the congestion pricing program last week that would have brought in $1 billion annually for infrastructure projects. On Monday, MTA Chief Executive Janno Lieber said the agency will reorganize the 2020-2024 Capital Program to prioritize basic repair work to ensure the "system doesn't fall apart." The MTA will also work on preserving federal grants that helped fund projects like extending the Second Avenue subway into Harlem and examine how the gap in the capital program will impact the operating budget.
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June 10, 2024

Veselka opens first Brooklyn location

Brooklyn residents no longer need to trek to the East Village for their pierogi fix. Veselka, the beloved Ukrainian diner serving New Yorkers for seven decades, opened its highly-anticipated Williamsburg location last week. Veselka's first location in the borough, the 4,000-square-foot restaurant is located at 646 Lorimer Street. In addition to its famous Ukrainian soul food, the business will sell Veselka-branded merchandise.
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June 10, 2024

This $4.25M Village condo has a deck with city views–and a rooftop studio inside an old water tank

This breezy, modern two-bedroom condo at 12 East 12th Street has the pristine interiors, light-filled rooms, and dazzling views that command a $4,250,000 ask; a massive roof deck adds coveted outdoor space. But one detail that sets this Village aerie above its many competitors is revealed in an Architectural Digest feature: A sunlit studio space on the home's top level was created inside a decommissioned classic New York City water tank.
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June 10, 2024

40 best Father’s Day gifts

This Father’s Day, show appreciation to the unsung heroes in your life. When choosing a gift, it's safe to assume these guys have enough ties and socks. Instead, we compiled a list of fun and practical gifts that they’ll actually want to use. Whether you’re looking for gifts for fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, or other father figures, we’ve curated a list of Father’s Day gift ideas that are sure to please.
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June 7, 2024

New York City officially lifts dancing ban

New York City got its groove back. The City Council this week voted to end zoning regulations that ban dancing in nightlife establishments in many parts of the city. Although officials repealed the outdated Cabaret Law in 2017, zoning rules were not revised, leaving much of the Prohibition-era law in place at small bars and restaurants in 80 percent of the city. On Thursday, the Council passed Mayor Eric Adams' City of Yes for Economic Opportunity plan, which includes updates to zoning allowing dancing and live entertainment as of right in commercial establishments.
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June 6, 2024

Bring your whole squad and fleet to this newly-minted $8M Williamsburg townhouse

When looking for a home in New York City, a four-car garage isn't often at the top of buyers' "must-have" list. But if your vehicles need as much space as you do, this 5,000-square-foot new construction townhouse at 218 North Fifth Street has you–and your G-wagon–covered. On a corner lot in the high-profile environs of Williamsburg's Northside, this single-family residence was built in 2013 and is now asking $7,995,000. With terrace space on four levels, including a helipad-sized roof deck, you can entertain all summer long.
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June 6, 2024

Christopher Street subway station renamed in honor of Stonewall

The Christopher Street-Sheridan Square subway station in Greenwich Village was renamed in honor of the Stonewall National Monument. A bill sponsored by Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal and Assembly Member Deborah Glick passed the New York State Senate earlier this month, directing the MTA to rename the station to "Christopher Street-Stonewall National Monument Station" to memorialize the site's crucial role in launching the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement. The unveiling on Friday marks the 55th anniversary of the historic uprising.
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June 6, 2024

The NYC transit projects affected by congestion pricing delay

With Gov. Kathy Hochul's last-minute decision to "indefinitely" pause the congestion pricing program, the MTA will lose out on an anticipated $15 billion in revenue. The governor's decision puts a huge gap in the agency's capital program, which planned to use proceeds from congestion pricing to make critical repairs and improvements to New York City's public transportation network. From making subway stations accessible and updating antiquated signaling to extending the Second Avenue Subway to East Harlem, several projects promised to improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers will now be delayed without dedicated funding.
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June 6, 2024

125 affordable apartments available at massive Morris Heights complex, from $616/month

A housing lottery launched this week for 125 affordable apartments at a huge residential complex in the Bronx. Located at 1600 Grand Avenue in Morris Heights, the 14-story building is phase one of the Starhill development, an affordable housing complex with a total of 570 affordable apartments. New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 percent of the area median income, or between $24,446 for a single person and $134,160 for a household of five, can apply for the apartments, which range from $616/month for one-bedrooms to $2,066/month two-bedrooms.
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June 5, 2024

First major exhibit dedicated to Shirley Chisholm opening at Museum of the City of New York

A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York honors the life and legacy of pioneering politician and Brooklyn native Shirley Chisholm. Opening on June 14, "Changing the Face of Democracy: Shirley Chisholm at 100" is the first-ever major museum presentation dedicated to Chisholm; it coincides with the 100th anniversary of her birth. Located on the museum's second-floor North Gallery, the exhibition explores the life of the late trailblazer, the first Black woman elected to Congress, through historical artifacts, photographs, art, and archival footage.
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June 5, 2024

Derek Jeter finally finds a buyer for upstate New York ‘castle’

Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter has finally found a buyer for his unique compound in upstate New York. As first reported by Mansion Global, the 50,000-square-foot waterfront estate in Greenwood Lake, known as Tiedemann Castle, sold last week after several years on and off the market. Jeter purchased the property in 2003 and spent 15 years renovating the "castle" before listing it for $14.75 million in 2018. While the final price is not known since it hasn't closed yet, the home at 14 Lake Shore Road was most recently listed for $6.3 million.
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June 5, 2024

Hochul pauses congestion pricing plan ‘indefinitely’

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday officially paused New York City's congestion pricing program, just weeks before it was set to begin. According to Politico, the governor voiced concerns about how the program, which would have charged drivers $15 for entering Manhattan south of 60th Street starting June 30, might hurt Democrats in upcoming House races later this year. In a pre-taped video, Hochul said "circumstances have changed" since the program was approved in 2019 and cited the effects of the pandemic and high inflation on New Yorkers as reasoning behind halting congestion pricing "indefinitely."
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