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Art, Events, More Top Stories, Museums, Upper East Side

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , April 15, 2021

Installation view, The Roof Garden Commission, Alex Da Corte “As Long as the Sun Lasts,” 2021. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by Anna Marie Kellen

A 26-foot-tall moving sculpture featuring the Sesame Street character Big Bird has been installed atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the museum’s annual Roof Garden Commission series. Created by Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts exhibition includes a blue-feathered Big Bird sitting on a floating crescent moon and holding a ladder, gazing out at Central Park and the massive towers that dot the skyline. The exhibition will open at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden on April 16 and be on view through October 31.

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Cool Listings, More Top Stories, West Village 

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , April 15, 2021

Listing photos by Jon Nissenbaum; @instaniss 

Rustic details like a tin ceiling and whitewashed brick fireplace make this petite West Village apartment feel like a cozy cabin, but modern upgrades such as a sleek kitchen and glossy built-ins lend a chic, urban feel. Located at 343 West 12th Street, the one-bedroom co-op is asking $750,000.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , April 15, 2021

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched this week for 28 apartments in the Bronx set aside for middle-income New Yorkers. The seven-story building, located at 2724 Heath Avenue in the University Heights neighborhood, provides residents with a shared laundry room, gym, and fitness center. New Yorkers earning 120 percent of the area median income (AMI), or between $56,572 and $154,680 annually, can apply for the available units, which include $1,650/month studios, $1,750/month one-bedrooms, and $2,000/month two-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , April 15, 2021

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

It’s been 12 years since the Williamsburg waterfront was forever changed when the two massive towers of The Edge were constructed. Located in the South Tower at 22 North 6th Street, this $3,999,999 penthouse shows that the condo hasn’t lost any of its prestige over the years. At nearly 2,000 square feet, the three-bedroom duplex has 21-foot floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Brooklyn, as well as a 714-square-foot private rooftop terrace.

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Celebrities, hudson yards, Recent Sales

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , April 14, 2021

Photo of 35 Hudson Yards by Timothy Schenck for Related-Oxford

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has scored a new home. As first reported by the New York Post, the Super Bowl champion bought a $7 million three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath luxury apartment at 35 Hudson Yards, the tallest building in the mega-development. Gronk’s friend/teammate Tom Brady also owns a home in New York City, a pied-a-terre at 70 Vestry Street in Tribeca.

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Green Design, Products, Shop

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , April 14, 2021

Dermatologists, fashion magazines, and wellness websites have all been raving about Canopy‘s humidifier. It’s mold-resistant, purifies the air, comes in four cute colors, and doubles as an aromatherapy diffuser. And now we’re even more intrigued by their new collaboration with local plant company The Sill on three home fragrance oils–Forest, Greenhouse, and Flower Market.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Jamaica, Queens

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , April 14, 2021

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are currently being accepted for 124 mixed-income units at the “T building,” a former hospital in Jamaica Hills, Queens that has been converted into apartments. Located at 82-41 Parsons Boulevard, the 10-story building features amenities like a library and computer room, outdoor sun terraces, a gym, and a shared laundry room. New Yorkers earning 60 and 100 percent of the area median income (AMI) can apply for the income-restricted units, which range from $885/month studios to $2,215/month three-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , April 14, 2021

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

When this Upper West Side co-op at 170 West 89th Street was recently gutted, the renovation exposed the original brick walls that had been sealed for years. Now, the 834-square-foot, two-bedroom home, on the market for $1,050,000, stands out for these old-world architectural details mixed with stylish, contemporary additions such as built-in shelving and modern appliances. Another perk is that it’s just two blocks from Central Park.

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Central Park South, Restaurants

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , April 14, 2021

Photo by Ralph Daily via Wikimedia Commons

Grabbing some to-go cupcakes to enjoy in Central Park is going to get a lot easier when Magnolia Bakery opens its new Columbus Circle location tomorrow. As was first reported by I Love the Upper West Side, the announcement comes as the famous sweet shop’s Upper West Side location has seen a surge in customer traffic. The new location will be at 1784 Broadway, between 58th and 59th Streets, and, unlike the other NYC locations, will offer self-serve refrigerators with pre-packaged favorites like banana pudding and cupcakes, as well as a partnership with Australian coffee cafe Bluestone Lane.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, Restaurants, South Street Seaport

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , April 14, 2021

Renderings by Mancini Duffy, courtesy of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

While the Howard Hughes Corporation has so far failed to get their South Street Seaport residential project approved, even with a scaled-down design, another plan from the developer in the same neighborhood was given the green light on Tuesday. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve plans for an open-air restaurant and bar that would sit in front of the Tin Building, which was home to the original Fulton Fish Market and is now being reconstructed. The accepted proposal differs quite significantly from the one first presented last July; it’s in a new location with a design by a different architecture firm.

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