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affordable housing, Coney Island, housing lotteries

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 16, 2021

Rendering courtesy of Handel Architects

As part of the Coney Island Phase I development, an affordable housing lottery launched today for 400 units, available to those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, 100, and 130 percent of the area median income. Located at 2926 West 19th Street, the new development is across the street from the Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park and just steps away from the Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Q train station and the historic Coney Island boardwalk and beach. Available apartments range from $367/month studios to $2,250/month three-bedrooms.

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Architecture, Downtown Brooklyn

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 16, 2021

Photos by Joe Thomas

The tallest office tower in Downtown Brooklyn officially opened its doors this week. Developed by JEMB Realty and designed by FXCollaborative, One Willoughby Square rises 34 stories and contains 500,000 square feet of office space. Abbreviated as 1WSQ, the tower is also the first new Class-A office building built in the area since the rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn in 2004.

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Events, Features, holidays, More Top Stories

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 16, 2021

Photo by Josh Wilburne on Unsplash

Though it still won’t be entirely back to normal, the NYC Pride March is back for a mostly virtual event on Sunday, June 27th. “The Fight Continues” is the 2021 theme, and there will be many advocates from the LGBTQIA+ community participating in the March and other events. In addition, there will be celebratory performances and fun activities. Ahead, we’ve condensed all the info you need to know about NYC Pride and highlighted a few other great events.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Long Island City

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 16, 2021

Rendering of 5203 Center Boulevard & 5241 Center Boulevard courtesy of TF Cornerstone

A housing lottery opened on Wednesday for 534 mixed-income apartments at a massive rental in Long Island City. As part of the latest phase of TF Cornerstone’s redevelopment of Hunter’s Point South, 5203 Center Boulevard is one of two buildings at the site designed by ODA, with SLCE as the architect of record. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 130, and 165 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $537/month studios to $3,065/month two-bedrooms. About 100 of the units will be set aside for senior New Yorkers aged 62 and older.

How to apply

Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 16, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This one-bedroom Boerum Hill co-op is full of custom additions that stand out. There’s the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that line the living room, the large built-in bar made from reclaimed pinewood, and the lofted mezzanine, to name a few. Located at 423 Atlantic Avenue, the loft is on the market for $995,000.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, Museums, Upper West Side 

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 15, 2021

Renderings courtesy of NYC Parks/ AMNH

A plan to remove and relocate the statue of Theodore Roosevelt from the steps of the American Museum of Natural History was unveiled by the city on Tuesday a year after officials called for the controversial statue to be taken down. The proposal presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission by the New York City Parks Department and AMNH involves removing the statue at the eastern entrance to the museum, reconfiguring the staircase, and adding informational plaques inlaid into the plaza.

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City Living, Policy, Top Stories

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 15, 2021

Photo by Florian Wehde on Unsplash

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced that when New York hit a 70-percent vaccination rate among those 18+, he would lift reopening guidance across commercial and social settings. And as of today, the state has hit that milestone. In a celebratory press conference from the World Trade Center, the governor said, “We can now return to life as we know it.” To mark the occasion, there will be 10 fireworks displays across the state tonight, including one in New York Harbor.

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Harlem, Landmarks Preservation Commission

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 15, 2021

Courtesy of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to designate the Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District, an architecturally intact area of Harlem associated with notable Black Americans. The district is anchored by Dorrance Brooks Square, a small park named for a member of the Harlem Hellfighters who died in active combat during World War I. When it was dedicated by the city in 1925, the square became the first in New York City to honor a Black serviceman. The historic district designated on Tuesday is the first in the city to be named after an African American, according to the LPC.

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Green Design, Upper West Side , Urban Design

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 15, 2021

Photo by Jim Henderson on Wikimedia

The city is moving forward on restoring the Upper West Side’s 79th Street Boat Basin as a waterfront resource for the community. In December 2019, the Parks Department unveiled a $90 million proposal to reconstruct docks damaged by previous storms, add additional boating berths to increase capacity, make the area more resilient to climate change, and expand ecological research and education. To make this possible, the entire marina will be dredged to enable vessels to navigate it at all tidal cycles. With support from the local Community Board and many residents, the plan is now moving ahead, with construction expected to commence in 2023.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 15, 2021

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow

This unique Park Slope property sits on a large 25-foot-wide lot, and its industrial-style garage doors open to a private driveway that leads to a heated two-car garage that’s currently configured as an art studio/woodshop. On the market for $3,495,000, the two-family townhouse consists of a three-bedroom owner’s duplex plus basement that has direct access to the big backyard, as well as a two-bedroom income-generating apartment on the top floor.

See the lovely interiors here

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