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Art, Downtown Brooklyn

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 26, 2021

Renderings by Hargreaves Jones, courtesy of NYCEDC

After being in the works for nearly two decades, plans to build a public park in Downtown Brooklyn with a memorial to the neighborhood’s abolitionist history are delayed once again. The Public Design Commission last week tabled a conceptual proposal from artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed after preservationists and community members during an intense public hearing criticized both the design for missing details and the city’s lack of transparency.

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Architecture, Financial District

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 26, 2021

All renderings by Hayri Atak Architectural Design

Turkish firm Hayri Atak Architectural Design has proposed something extremely unique for the downtown skyline. Called the Sarcostyle Tower, the shining structure is a large rectangle with sinuous, carved-out sides. Conceptually placed amidst the historic landmarks and mid-century office towers of lower Manhattan, the 689-foot building was inspired by human anatomy and cells. An actual sarcostyle is a muscle fiber, so it makes sense that the firm decided upon this name for theior biologically inspired project.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 26, 2021

Photo Credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer

A Murphy bed, movable partitions, hidden storage–these clever additions make this $1.3 million Upper East Side co-op a true city gem. Located in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood at 1326 Madison Avenue, the 1,075-square-foot home was custom designed by the current owner, Bogotá-based artist Lorenza Panero. She bought the apartment in 2012 for $650,000 and then embarked on a colorful and convertible renovation.

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City Living, Transportation

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 25, 2021

Photos courtesy of Marc A. Hermann/ MTA unless otherwise noted

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday unveiled a memorial dedicated to the 136 employees who have died from the coronavirus since March. The tribute, named “Travels Far: A Memorial Honoring Our Colleagues Lost to COVID-19” after a poem by Tracy K. Smith commissioned for the project, includes an eight-minute video featuring photographs of the frontline MTA workers who lost their lives to the virus. The video will run on 138 three-panel digital screens at 107 subway stations across the city starting Monday.

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Cool Listings, More Top Stories, Upstate

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 25, 2021

All photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

A charming cottage on the edge of Cold Spring can be yours for $397,500. What the two-bedroom, one-bath home at 337 Main Street lacks in space it makes up in character. Constructed in 1890, the saltbox home features wide-planked floorboards, built-in shelves, and a reading nook. Plus, the property includes a large fenced-in backyard with a fire pit, outdoor deck, and a unique barrel sauna.

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Historic Homes, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Washington Heights

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 25, 2021

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1937). Riverside Drive, no. 857, at 159th Street, Manhattan, courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Preservationists and local politicians are pushing the city to reverse their decision to not landmark a historic home with abolitionist history in Washington Heights. The two-story wood-frame home at 857 Riverside Drive in Upper Manhattan was owned by anti-slavery activist Dennis Harris who may have also been an Underground Railroad conductor. Despite a demolition permit filed by the current owner, the Landmarks Preservation Commission last November still rejected landmark status for the home because of the architectural alterations made to the original structure.

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City Living, Top Stories

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 25, 2021

Image courtesy of Wellness 4 Humanity

When the pandemic hit, health startup Wellness 4 Humanity pivoted its mission to aid in providing COVID-19 tests to the public. Unlike many other tests, theirs were all created to be taken at home, including the more standard saliva test, as well as a rapid test that gets results in 15 minutes. The Houston-based company has now broadened its reach with its vending machines, which will be selling at-home tests starting at $119 across cities nationwide. Here in New York City, the first machine is expected to pop up at the office building 225 West 34th Street, but W4H co-founder Pavel Stuchlik told 6sqft that we can expect more machines in easily accessible spots throughout the city.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 25, 2021

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

There’s so much to love about this one-bedroom co-op at 425 East 78th Street, located in the Yorkville area of the Upper East Side. First, it’s got a classy, cozy feel that’ll make you think you stepped into a family home. Then there’s the duplex layout–it’s on the top floor, and the bedroom suite occupies the second floor and has high ceilings, a dressing room, and an en-suite bathroom. And, of course, there’s the price. At $610,000, it’s a perfect starter place.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 22, 2021

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

It’s not rare to find townhouses or apartments in Brooklyn with old-world details like exposed brick and ceiling beams, but we can’t remember the last time we found such a home that’s quite this cozy. Located at 80 Poplar Street in Brooklyn Heights, the duplex has three fireplaces–one wood-burning, one gas, and one decorative–two bathrooms, and a private terrace. It’s asking $1,750,000.

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Events, Restaurants

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 22, 2021

Photo by Samantha Box, courtesy of NYC & Company

New York City Restaurant Week returns next week with a new format that allows for delivery and takeout service from hundreds of local establishments. Running from January 25 to January 31, NYC Restaurant Week To Go gives diners the chance to buy one bargain meal for $20.21, which includes an entree and at least one side, from each restaurant. According to NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency behind the program, a record 570 restaurants in over 100 neighborhoods are participating this year.

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