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Policy, Restaurants

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 17, 2020

Photo by 6sqft

Restaurants in New York City can charge diners a fee of up to 10 percent of the total bill for in-person dining under new legislation passed by the City Council on Wednesday. The “COVID-19 Recovery Charge” aims to offset losses businesses have suffered since the start of the health crisis in March. The surcharge will be permitted until 90 days after full indoor dining resumes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month said indoor dining can reopen on September 30 at 25 percent capacity.

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Midtown East, Restaurants

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 17, 2020

All photos via Isay Weinfeld

On Monday, SL Green’s office tower One Vanderbilt officially opened. The 1,401-foot building is the fourth-tallest in NYC and the tallest in Midtown. In keeping with its grand accolades, the tower will have a restaurant from Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud. Located directly across from Grand Central and with views of the Chrysler Building, Le Pavillon has soaring, 57-foot ceilings and a nature-inspired design by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, all setting the scene for the locally sourced menu.

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Art, City Living

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 16, 2020

New York Forever poster designed by Giona Maiarelli; Pizza poster designed by Dr. Crol Bentel

A new citywide poster campaign will launch next month as a tribute to New York City in response to one of the most challenging times in its history. NYCxDesign this week announced the “An Ode to NYC” campaign, a collection of posters designed by local artists that reflect their love for New York. The original artwork will be on display in design showrooms, restaurants, retail stores, and iconic spots across the five boroughs, including the Oculus at the World Trade Center.

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City Living, Midtown

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 16, 2020

Photo courtesy of CV-19 ESSENTIAL

It was bound to happen–a store selling solely coronavirus-related products. CV-19 ESSENTIAL opened today in Herald Square, selling everything from masks and cell phone sanitizers to plexiglass dividers and UV lights. There’s even a “Safe Zone” Interactive Experience Center where shoppers can try out the gadgets (we’re assuming they’ll be sanitized between uses).

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apartment living 101, City Living, Features, Shop

7 ways to soundproof a noisy apartment

By 6sqft, Wed, September 16, 2020

  • By 6sqft
  • , September 16, 2020

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

No matter how long we live in New York City, it’s hard to get used to the sounds of jackhammers, children screaming, or our neighbors getting a little too, um, frisky on the other side of our apartment wall. And with noise complaints up a whopping 300 percent during the pandemic, many of us are actively seeking solutions to help muffle (or hopefully mute) these urban intrusions. From sound-proofing wall panels and curtains to white noise machines, we’ve rounded up some simple soundproofing home upgrades, as well as a couple more robust improvements, that will help you achieve a quieter household.

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New Jersey, Policy, Restaurants

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 16, 2020

Expanded outdoor dining on 14th Street through Hoboken’s Summer Streets, courtesy of Mayor Bhalla’s office

Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla seems to always be one step ahead of his counterpart in NYC when it comes to social COVID preparations. And this time, he’s planning to extend outdoor dining straight through to 2021. Yesterday, Mayor Bhalla and the Hoboken City Council released guidelines on safe, outdoor heating options, application information for businesses to continue participating, and procedures on snow removal.

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Architecture, condos, DUMBO, New Developments, Rentals

Morris Adjmi’s mixed-use towers top out in Dumbo

By Devin Gannon, Wed, September 16, 2020

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 16, 2020

Rendering by Williams New York

Architect Morris Adjmi’s latest residential project officially topped out in Dumbo last month. A former parking lot, 85 Jay Street is now home to two sleek 21-story towers comprised of residential units and space for retail. Dubbed Front & York, the complex will bring a mix of 728 condo and rental units to a full block in the neighborhood when it opens next year, making it one of the largest developments in Dumbo. Current availability for the condos ranges from a one-bedroom for $965,000 to a four-bedroom penthouse for $7.85 million.

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Cool Listings, Fort Greene

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 16, 2020

Photos by Alyson Lubow, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Most New Yorkers have had to get creative with their remote work situations, but if you’re on the #WFH train for the long haul, you may need to consider an upgrade. And if you’ve got $2,750,000 to shell out, consider this incredible Fort Greene carriage house. Built in 1925, the super unique residence was fully renovated in 2014 and now includes a conference room, three offices, and even a recording studio. It’s not technically set up as a private home, but with a full kitchen, rear terrace, and tons of space, it easily could be.

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CityRealty, hudson yards, Top Stories

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 15, 2020

Photo of Edge at Hudson Yards courtesy of Related-Oxford

Looking to take your yoga practice to new heights? Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere located in Hudson Yards, will launch a “sky-high” yoga experience this week. Run by Equinox, the classes take place on the 100th-floor observation deck of 30 Hudson Yards. The first event will take place on September 18, with tickets released on a week-by-week basis.

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condos, Long Island City, New Developments

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 15, 2020

Image credit: Binyan Studios, courtesy of Modern Spaces

New York City’s tallest building outside Manhattan topped out a year ago and is set to commence closings and move-ins this December. Located in Long Island City‘s Court Square section, Skyline Tower is a 778-foot luxury condo tower with 800 units, with current availabilities ranging from a $739,000 studio to a $2.5 million three-bedroom. And when the new tenants move in this winter, they’ll be able to enjoy amazing amenities, including a 75-foot indoor pool, a pet spa, and a fully equipped gym.

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