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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Nolita

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , October 9, 2019

Listing images by Joel Pitra, DDReps; courtesy of Compass

Musician Albert Hammond Jr. has put his Nolita loft up for rent, seeking a cool $6,750 a month. The Strokes guitarist bought the pad in 2012 for $1.25 million from Victoria’s Secret model Maryna Linchuk, according to the New York Post. The 1,033-square-foot studio loft at 354 Broome Street—also known as the Ice House Condominium—features exposed brick walls, original columns, freshly refinished oak floors, and beamed ceilings. It’s not the first time Hammond is taking on the role of landlord. The unit has been rented out a couple of times during his ownership, fetching as much as $7,500 a month in 2015.

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Events

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 8, 2019

J.D. Salinger on the deck of the M.S. Kungsholm, 1941; Courtesy of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations and the J.D. Salinger Literary Trust

The life of famously private author J.D. Salinger will be the focus of a new New York Public Library exhibit. To mark the centennial of The Catcher in the Rye writer’s birth, the library will display more than 200 items from Salinger’s life, most of which have never before been seen by the public. The exhibition, “J.D. Salinger,” includes family photographs from his time growing up in Manhattan, his own typewriter, and original typescript and proofs.

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Transportation

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , October 8, 2019

Photo courtesy of the MTA on Flickr

A group of transportation experts released a new report yesterday identifying a simple way to improve bus service: space bus stops farther apart. While frequent bus riders have likely already identified this as a frustrating problem, the advocates found that 32 pairs of bus stops throughout the five boroughs are within 260 feet of one another—even though the MTA’s own guidelines stipulate stops should be at least 750 feet apart and international standards suggest 1,000 feet or more. As part of their new report, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign decided to bestow the worst culprits with a cheeky “Cozy Award,” as Gothamist first reported.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 8, 2019

Image credit: VHT, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Steps from the Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, this one-bedroom co-op at 73 Columbia Heights, asking $765,000, doesn’t transcend the average New York City shoebox. But a magical 335-square-foot private garden just out back is an urban outdoor space with room to roam.

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Features, Interiors, My SQFT House Tours, Park Slope, Top Stories

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 8, 2019

Our series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to the Park Slope apartment of digital marketing strategist and sustainability advocate Natalie Skoblow. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

Many New Yorkers fill their apartments with second-hand goods for that vintage aesthetic or because it’s affordable. But Long Island-native Natalie Skoblow thrifts because it also benefits the environment. “From the clothes in my closet to the photos on the wall, almost everything in our apartment is either locally made, thrifted, or sustainably made,” Natalie told us on a recent tour of her Park Slope apartment. What began as a hobby in high school became a “full-fledged love affair” with supporting sustainable, ethical brands. From the books found on the sidewalks of her neighborhood to the antique maps of Brooklyn above the piano, Natalie and her boyfriend Jesse’s apartment brings new life into old pieces. Ahead, meet Natalie, along with the couple’s newly adopted puppy Ollie, and tour her apartment, which she describes as “playful, vibrant, and welcoming.”

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condos, Design, More Top Stories, New Developments

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 8, 2019

The pair of unique condo buildings with a bubbled facade rising on the High Line will officially be called Lantern House. Located at 515 West 18th Street, the two condo towers were designed by Thomas Heatherwick’s Heatherwick Studio, the firm behind the climbable “Vessel” at Hudson Yards and the under-construction floating park at Pier 55. Along with the rebranding, Related Companies announced on Tuesday that sales for the development’s 181 residences will launch next year, starting at $1.7 million for one-bedroom units.

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Architecture, Construction Update, Downtown Brooklyn

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 8, 2019

Rendering by DBOX

Brooklyn just keeps getting bigger. In April, the borough’s tallest tower, the condo tower Brooklyn Point, topped out at 720 feet. Now, Brooklyn’s tallest office tower has also reached its full 495-foot height. One Willoughby Square (or 1WSQ as it’s now being called) is expected to open at the end of 2020, at which time its architect, FXCollaborative, will also become the anchor tenant. The 34-story building will contain 500,000 square feet of office space; all of the floor plans are column-free and many floors have private outdoor terraces.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , October 8, 2019

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Ricky Paull Goldin, host of HGTV’s Spontaneous Construction, scooped up this 3,000-square-foot Sag Harbor home earlier this year for $685,000. In the months since, Goldin and his partner, style expert Gretta Monahan (known for her regular appearances on the Rachel Ray Show, Good Morning America, and The View), have completely reimagined the property in a stylish gut renovation. Sited on one acre in the private Northside Hills community and near Peconic Bay, the five-bedroom, five-bath home now comes with a pool, hot tub, and more for the asking price of $1.525 million.

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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 7, 2019

The building is near Central Park’s Conservatory Garden; Photo by Cultivar 413 / Flickr cc

399 affordable units are becoming available at a newly constructed building at 1465 Park Avenue and 128 East 108th Street in East Harlem in the rental building known as The Carolina (formerly Lexington Gardens II). The 15-floor building also contains 4,000 square feet of retail space and 38,000 square feet of community space. A solid collection of amenities includes an on-site superintendent, a fitness center, landscaped courtyards, roof terraces, on-site laundry, bicycle storage and Amazon hub lockers. Qualifying applicants earning 30, 60, and 165 percent of the area median income can apply for units that range from $680/month studios to $3,316/month three-bedrooms. There are also eight project-based Section 8 units for which eligible residents pay 30 percent of income.

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Midtown, New Developments

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 7, 2019

Photo via Wikimedia

Developers are planning to build a massive office project on top of a Billionaires’ Row church. The Real Deal reported on Monday that Alchemy and ABR Investment Partners have partnered to buy properties owned by Calvary Baptist Church at 123-141 West 57th Street. The proposed boutique office building would rise 26 stories atop church space and sit next to Extell Development’s supertall, One57.

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