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Policy

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 11, 2021

A state COVID vaccination form. Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office via Flickr

As of today, New York state expanded the eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to the initial groups of phase 1B, which includes education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers, public-facing grocery store workers, and New Yorkers 75+. This is in addition to the healthcare workers and nursing home residents and staff in group 1A. Now that roughly five million New Yorkers qualify, the state has launched a new website that will tell you if you’re eligible. If you are, you’ll be directed to a list of providers that you can call to make an appointment.

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Midtown, Midtown West, Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 11, 2021

Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office

The High Line will be extended from its current 10th Avenue terminus to the entrance of the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce during his 2021 State of the State address on Monday. As the New York Times first reported, a new L-shaped elevated walkway will link the existing public park at 30th Street to a pedestrian plaza at Manhattan West, a six-building mixed-use development from Brookfield Property Group that stretches from 9th and 10th Avenues and 31st to 33rd Streets.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 11, 2021

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The Madison Green condominium at 5 East 22nd Street is in a great location, just a block south of Madison Square Park and right in the heart of the booming Flatiron neighborhood. Some of its units, like this one, also enjoy incredible views of the iconic Flatiron Building. Renting for $3,650/month, the one-bedroom apartment has a lovely balcony and a spacious renovated interior.

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Brooklyn, Marine Park

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 8, 2021

Photo by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft

Covered with bottles, ceramics, and other 1950s household items and debris, Dead Horse Bay is a treasure trove in southern Brooklyn for collectors and historians. Last August, the National Park Service closed the southern part of the refuse-filled spot after finding radioactive contamination. Now, a petition has launched urging the NPS to collect and preserve as much as the debris as possible at Dead Horse Bay ahead of its planned cleanup of the site.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, East Village

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 8, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Fashion model and Lucchese designer Erin Wasson and her husband, restaurateur Bart Tassy, have put their East Village loft on the market for $2,650,000. Located at 175 East 2nd Street, between Avenues A and B, the 1,500-square-foot home has incredible beamed ceilings, exposed beams and brick, and two beautiful skylights. There’s also a 1,400-square-foot private roof deck with views as far as the Financial District and Chrysler Building. The couple bought the unit for $1,650,000 in 2006 and listed it as a $10,000/month rental in 2017.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 8, 2021

All photos by LPG courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A turn-of-the-century mansion in Southampton designed by celebrated architect Wilson Eyre, founder of House & Garden magazine, is asking $13 million. Located at 767 Montauk Highway in Quiogue, the Arts and Crafts-style home measures 9,000 square feet, contains eight bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths, and overlooks the serene Quantuck Bay. Dubbed Meadowcroft, the 7-acre estate is “an extraordinary example of the holistic approach to the joining of landscape and built form,” as the listing describes.

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Connecticut, real estate trends, Upstate

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 8, 2021

Downtown Rhinebeck, NY. Photo by Juliancolton via Wikimedia Commons

It’s not news at this point that throughout 2020 the suburbs of New York City were flooded with new home buyers, pushing up prices and leading to unbelievable bidding wars. But what is news is just how much certain upstate areas saw a rise. According to Houlihan Lawrence’s Q4 2020 Market Report, Putnam and Dutchess counties saw a 269-percent increase in home sales $1 million and over. And in Westchester county, sales $2M and higher grew by approximately 53 percent.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , January 8, 2021

Photo credit: VHT Studios

Normally, our eyes widen at an apartment that measures 3,455 square feet inside, but this Upper East Side penthouse offers that much space outside. It comes in the form of one massive wrap-around terrace on the main level plus a smaller terrace off the upper-level bedroom suite. If that wasn’t enough, the interior measures a whopping 4,020 square feet, including five bedrooms, a dining room that can seat 30, a massive skylight, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows wrapping around, and more. Located at 45 East 66th Street, it’s asking $12.5 million.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 7, 2021

All photos courtesy of Borgatta Photography

In Fairfield County, a 13-acre compound with a grand six-bedroom main residence, guest cottage, greenhouse, and a barn-style detached garage is now on the market for $5.195 million. Known as Byebrook, the sprawling property at 232 Newtown Turnpike was once home to late New York City real estate mogul Lawrence Wien, who used the property as a hunting lodge, as Westport News first reported. Surrounded by nature, the estate sits along the Saugatuck River and is near the Devil’s Den Nature Preserve, while still being just a 75-minute drive to Midtown Manhattan.

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Harlem, New Developments

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , January 7, 2021

All renderings courtesy of Janus Property Company

As the construction of New York City’s newest life science building nears completion, we’re getting a fresh look at the innovative structure. Developed by the Janus Property Company, the 11-story Taystee Lab Building is part of the Manhattanville Factory District, a West Harlem neighborhood once full of breweries and factories that is now being transformed into a modern commercial and office hub. The 350,000-square-foot Taystee Lab Building, named after the bread bakery that once occupied the site, will provide mixed-use space for life science, academic, and creative tenants.

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