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Cool Listings, Red Hook

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 13, 2021

All images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Located at 142 Dikeman Street, this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom new-construction single-family home, asking $3.75 million, occupies a quiet corner in Brooklyn’s colorful and charming Red Hook neighborhood. Designed by architect Gabriel Calatrava (son of world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava) and design firm Decada, this modern four-story townhouse features towering atrium ceilings, three outdoor spaces including a private green roof, bespoke finishes, and a drive-in garage.

Check out the soaring spaces and urban views

Cool Listings, Upstate

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 12, 2021

All photos by Dan Milstein

This 3.41-acre hilltop retreat in the village of Dobbs Ferry, NY, only 22 miles from NYC, offers a stunning contemporary home with panoramic views of the Hudson River and Ramapo Mountains as well as landscaped patios, a roof deck, a gunite pool and pool house. The six-bedroom home with a distinctive barreled metal roof, on the market for $3.8 million, sits on land that was once part of a 200-acre estate purchased in 1929 by Joseph Patterson, publisher of the New York Daily News.

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Policy, Transportation

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 12, 2021

Photo: Transportation Alternatives

In the summer of 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city would close 100 miles of streets to cars for use by pedestrians, a policy formed in response to the pandemic and the need for safe, socially distanced outdoor space. Over a year later, just over 24 miles of Open Streets are currently active, according to a report released this week by the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives (TA).

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Art, Events

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 12, 2021

Photo: John Moore, Circular Space Photography

As the New York City AIDS Memorial celebrates the 10th anniversary of its founding, Christie’s has announced “UNQUESTIONING LOVE: An Auction to Benefit the New York City AIDS Memorial.” The November auction will present a select group of 19 artworks by leading contemporary artists that will be sold across two live sales. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on November 12 will feature a selection of 16 artworks by contemporary art stars, with works by Elmgreen & Dragset, Sam Gilliam, the Haas Brothers, Jim Hodges, Shara Hughes, KAWS, Rashid Johnson, Trevor Paglen, Adam Pendleton, Ugo Rondinone, Sarah Sze, Salman Toor, Jonas Wood, and Lisa Yuskavage, many made for the event.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 12, 2021

All photos: Rich Caplan

While this Upper West Side co-op is just a few blocks from Central Park, the apartment at 136 West 70th Street comes with its own slice of green space. Asking $1,895,000, the two-bedroom home takes up three floors of a pre-war brownstone, with even more space found in the spacious landscaped backyard. The sunny south-facing garden measures 700 square feet and features lots of plantings and plenty of space to entertain.

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affordable housing, East New York

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 11, 2021

Photo: James Shanks Photography

An affordable housing building for seniors opened in East New York last week, one of the final pieces of a long-awaited development project. Located at 516 Schroeders Avenue, the building is the sixth phase of the Nehemiah Spring Creek development, which includes the transformation of 45-acres of undeveloped wetlands and landfills into mixed-use, mixed-income Brooklyn community.

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affordable housing, Far Rockaway, housing lotteries, Queens

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 11, 2021

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are now being accepted for 227 affordable apartments across two buildings in Downtown Far Rockaway in Queens. The new complex, dubbed RadRoc, consists of two 10-story mixed-use structures, a steel and plank building at 19-38 Cornaga Avenue and a modular construction building at 10-18 Beach 20th Street. Qualifying New Yorkers earning between 40 and 80 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from $535/month studios to $2,059/month three-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

Cool Listings, Park Slope

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 11, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

If you’re looking to get into the Park Slope real estate scene on a budget and don’t mind climbing a ladder to go to sleep, this is your place. The cute studio at 475 7th Avenue is asking just $345,000, and it has enough space for a full living room, full-size appliances, and hidden storage. Plus, it’s only two blocks from Prospect Park.

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Restaurants

  • By 6sqft
  • , October 8, 2021

Credit: Milk Bar

Apple TV+’s show “Ted Lasso,” about an American football coach who crosses the pond to coach a football team with absolutely no knowledge of the sport, has taken the country by storm. Fans point to its tongue-in-cheek humor and endearing characters as part of the appeal. One of the feel-good aspects of the comedy is the delicious-looking biscuits Ted is always buying for Rebecca. And today only, Milk Bar is offering their take on the treat via their stores in LA and NYC. Along with her team, Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi created a recipe for the “tender, buttery, and delightfully crumbly biscuits,” which will come in their signature pink boxes.

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City Living, Williamsburg

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 8, 2021

Photo credit: Tory Williams

Williamsburg residents will soon be able to fill their stylish pads with plants to match. The Sill, the popular direct-to-consumer houseplant company, opened its second location in Brooklyn this week. Located in the heart of the neighborhood at 190 Berry Street, the store is full of the company’s best-selling items, from potted succulents and cacti to tropical plants and ferns.

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