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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries, Manhattan

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 29, 2020

Photo of Victory Plaza courtesy of Camber Property Group

A lottery has opened for 94 affordable units for seniors at a new building in Harlem, with 41 of the units for formerly homeless seniors. Victory Plaza, located at 11 West 118th Street, is a 100 percent affordable building developed jointly by Camber Property Group, the Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, and New York City.  To apply, New Yorkers must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older, qualify for Section 8 benefits, and earn $51, 200 or less, annually. Eligible applicants will pay 30 percent of their income for the studio and one-bedroom apartments.

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City Living

Broadway will stay dark for the rest of the year

By Dana Schulz, Mon, June 29, 2020

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 29, 2020

Photo by Sudan Ouyang on Unsplash

In mid-May, the Broadway League continued the suspension of all performances at New York City’s 41 Broadway theaters through Labor Day. At the time, however, many industry insiders said they expected the Great White Way to actually remain dark for much longer. And as of today, that’s become a reality. The League provided an update on their website that all performances in New York City will be suspended through the remainder of 2020.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 29, 2020

Rendering courtesy of RKTB Architects

Applications are now being accepted for 96 income-restricted apartments in the South Bronx, with half of those units set aside for seniors. Located at 700 Manida Street, the Hunts Point rental contains eight stories and 108 total units. To apply for the senior housing, New Yorkers must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older and earns $40, 960 or less, annually. Eligible applicants will pay 20, 30, or 40 percent of the area median income (AMI) for units that range from a $211/month studio to a $667/month one-bedroom. For the remaining 48 units, New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 percent of the AMI can apply for apartments, ranging in price from an $810/month two-bedroom to $1,960/month three-bedroom.

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Cool Listings, East Village

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 29, 2020

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

It’s probably still shocking to old-time New Yorkers that getting a two-bedroom for under $1 million in the East Village is considered a deal, but that’s the case today. This duplex co-op at 103 East 10th Street comes in at $995,000, and in addition to its two floors and two bedrooms, it’s got a perfectly peaceful private patio.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 26, 2020

Listing photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

In the Westchester town of North Salem, this 1840s millhouse is a magical getaway, both indoors and out. Set on six acres, it boasts terraced gardens, stone walls, walking trails, a heated pool, guest house, and, most notably, a waterfall. Inside, the home has been renovated but retains its historic details such as elaborate moldings, barn beam framing, wide-plank floors, and brick fireplaces. And it’s just listed for $2,795,000.

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Design, Features, Interviews

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 26, 2020

A prototype of D-Tec 1 clinic courtesy of SG Blocks

As the country enters the fourth month of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, public health experts and officials say the best way to keep the virus under control is expansive diagnostic testing. Harvard research group Global Health Institute says states should greatly ramp up testing to contain the spread of COVID-19, to at least 900,000 tests per day; currently, the U.S. is testing about 500,000 people per day. Paul Galvin realized his company, SG Blocks, which repurposes shipping containers for a variety of uses, could meet this crisis head-on. The Brooklyn-based construction organization has designed a new product line of medical pop-up clinics and COVID-19 testing facilities that are affordable, eco-friendly, and can be constructed just about anywhere.

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maps, Restaurants

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 26, 2020

Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray celebrate the launch of Phase 2 reopening by eating dinner at Melba’s in Harlem; Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr

Restaurants and bars officially reopened for outdoor dining this week as part of New York City’s phase two of reopening. Since Monday, more than 5,650 restaurants have applied, self-certified, and opened their sidewalk, patios, and adjacent parking spots to diners. To make it easier to find which establishments are open for al fresco dining in your neighborhood, the Department of Transportation on Friday released a dashboard and an interactive map that let New Yorkers search for open restaurants by borough and ZIP code.

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City Living, Policy

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 26, 2020

Photo by Florian Wehde on Unsplash

In his press conference yesterday, Mayor de Blasio announced that New York City is on track to enter phase three of reopening on July 6. The city entered phase two on Monday, which allowed for outdoor dining, in-store retail, real estate, and office work. In phase three, indoor dining, outdoor recreation like basketball and tennis courts, dog runs, and personal-care services like nail salons and tattoo parlors will reopen with social-distancing measures in place.

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Policy, Transportation

NYC will legalize e-bikes and e-scooters

By Devin Gannon, Fri, June 26, 2020

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 26, 2020

Photo by Thomas Loizeau on Unsplash

The New York City Council voted on Thursday to legalize electric bikes and scooters citywide and create a pilot program that would bring a shared e-scooter program to neighborhoods underserved by public transit. State lawmakers approved the legalization of e-bikes and e-scooters statewide in April, leaving the decision to local officials on how to regulate the vehicles.

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Cool Listings, Fort Greene

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 26, 2020

Listing photos by Yale Wagner for The Corcoran Group

Some people might snub the idea of living in the garden unit of a townhouse, but what that often affords is a private backyard, such is the case at this Fort Greene co-op. Located at 154 Lafayette Avenue and just listed for $1.6 million, the two-bedroom home also has a large lower level that’s currently configured as a second living room but could be converted to a third bedroom suite.

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