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Flatiron, More Top Stories, Restaurants

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 22, 2021

All photos courtesy of Chapel Bar

New York City’s latest hot spot is in a church. Opening this week, Chapel Bar is a members-only bar located inside a stunning 19th-century chapel in the Flatiron District that has been transformed into a dreamy cocktail spot, decked out with jewel tones and velvet. Tucked away inside the lobby of the Swedish photography museum Fotografiska, the watering hole is only open to members of the museum or NeueHouse, a company that provides workspaces for creatives.

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Art, Midtown

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 22, 2021

Photos courtesy of Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance

Seven supersized origami-inspired sculptures are now on display in Midtown Manhattan as part of the neighborhood’s latest public art exhibit. Installed by the Garment District Alliance and the Department of Transportation, the exhibition, Hacer: Transformations, features brightly colored steel sculptures of animals that vary in size and resemble the paper-folding art. Created by California-based artist Hacer, the installation will be on display along Broadway between 36th and 39th Streets through November 23.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Washington Heights

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 22, 2021

Listing photos by Scott Wintrow/Gamut Photos

New York City has a few hidden mews sprinkled throughout, one of which is Sylvan Terrace in Washington Heights. The one-block cobblestone stretch was originally the carriage drive for the adjacent Morris Jumel Mansion, and in the 1880s, 20 wooden rowhouses were constructed along it to serve as housing for working-class locals. A rare opportunity, the home at number 8 has just hit the market for $1,795,000. The current owner, who bought the property back in 1998 for just $135,000, is designer Tom Givone, who modernized the two-bedroom house to have a rustic-contemporary style that’s even been featured in Dwell.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Jamaica

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 22, 2021

In Jamaica, Queens, an affordable housing lottery has launched for 27 studios set aside for those age 62+. Reserved for seniors earning 40 or 50 percent of the area median income, the units are renting for $522 or $683/month; there are also eight units for which applicants will pay 30 percent of their household income in rent. The building is located at 161-01 89th Avenue, just a few blocks from the E and F trains at Parson Avenue.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 22, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This 100-year-old house at 182 East 64th Street is extra in every sense of the word. At 25 feet, it’s extra wide; with 8,500 square feet, it’s extra spacious; with 14 rooms and six bathrooms, it’s extra roomy; and with a private three-car garage, it’s extra covetable. In addition to its sheer size, the private residence also has a noteworthy pedigree. It was once home to John Hay “Jock” Whitney and is currently owned by the estate of the late Jayne Wrightsman. It’s now for sale for only the second time in 100 years, asking $12 million.

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Chelsea, condos, New Developments, Starchitecture

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 21, 2021

All renderings courtesy of Related Companies

The renowned teams of Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and Olson Kundig have teamed up for a new condo project in Chelsea and ahead of its official launch later this fall, we’re getting a first look inside. Located across the street from Hudson River Park at 555 West 22nd Street, The Cortland is a 25-story building with 144 total units. RAMSA designed the exterior of the condo and Olson Kundig handled the interiors, combining their distinguished architecture styles in one impressive waterfront development.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 21, 2021

Listing photos by CT Plans

Located in Easton, Connecticut, just 60 miles from NYC, this incredible Tuscan-style villa was built in 1990 by the late Arnie D’Angelo, credited with inventing the idea of the “tea chest” for Bigelow Tea. He created a true entertainer’s paradise, complete with a 500-bottle wine grotto, “Jackson Hole”-themed game room, a “car club” garage complete with a bar and pit crew lounge, and a Mediterranean-style backyard and pool deck. The home, which is nearly 9,000 square feet and sits on three acres, is on the market for $1,725,000.

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Hudson Square, real estate trends, Top Stories

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 21, 2021

Renderings courtesy of COOKFOX Architects

Google will buy the Manhattan office building it currently leases for $2.1 billion next year. The tech giant announced on Tuesday plans to purchase St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington Street in Hudson Square during the first quarter of 2022. Google already leases the former freight terminal, which is currently undergoing a major renovation and addition as part of the company’s new 1.7 million-square-foot campus in the neighborhood. As the Wall Street Journal first reported, the deal marks the priciest sale of a single office building in the United States since the start of the pandemic, as well as one of the most expensive ever recorded.

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Design, Gramercy Park, Restaurants

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 21, 2021

All photos courtesy of Hawksmoor

“Our job was easy – restore the building to its former glory and use reclaimed building materials and antique lighting to create a restaurant and bar that feel like they really belong in the space,” says Huw Gott, co-owner of the NYC outpost of London’s popular steakhouse Hawksmoor, referring to its location in Gramercy’s historic United Charities Building. The restaurant is located in the landmarked building’s grand Assembly Hall, under the original 30-foot vaulted ceiling. It’s the perfect place to enjoy one of Hawksmoor’s famous dry-aged steaks that are cooked over live charcoal. Ahead, see more of the stunning space and hear about the project firsthand from Gott.

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Central Park South, Cool Listings, More Top Stories

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 21, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

One57 was the first supertall (and super pricey) tower to rise below Central Park on 57th Street, leading to an influx of similar developments and the creation of “Billionaires’ Row.” At the OG tower, only two of its nearly 100 units have private balconies, and one of these coveted condos just hit the market for $4,200,000 (a relative bargain for this location). The one-bedroom has a 30-foot-long, 400-square-foot terrace that sits behind One57’s signature curving glass and offers amazing southern city views.

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