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City Living, Hell's Kitchen, Upper West Side 

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 21, 2020

New Target store at 1863 Broadway on the UWS. Photo credit: AP Images for Target.

After construction and COVID-related delays, Target has officially opened three new small-format stores on the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and Staten Island. The store at 61st and Broadway at Columbus Circle was first announced two years ago and was planned to open in 2019. Likewise, the store on 10th Avenue and 45th Street was first announced four years ago and was also planned to open in 2019. The store in the North Shore section of Staten Island is only delayed by six months.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 21, 2020

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

If townhouses were students, this Cobble Hill home would definitely be the teacher’s pet. Unlike most townhouses anywhere in New York City, it has a 25-foot wide adjacent lot that’s used as gated parking, as well as 3,500 square feet of outdoor space that looks like it could be right out of a Napa Valley vineyard. The $12,750,000 house is currently configured as an owner’s triplex and an income-generating garden-level apartment, though it could easily be transformed into a grand, single-family residence.

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Architecture, Events

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 20, 2020

BIG Architects designing their masterpiece; Photo by Daniel Cole for Center for Architecture

Every year, New York City-based architecture firms face off in a spirited pumpkin carving competition in quest of the PritzkerPumpkin prize. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, Pumpkitecture will take place virtually. And the contest won’t be limited to just architects and designers, but anyone with an “eerie eye for design” can enter.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 20, 2020

All photos by Caryn B. Davis Photography

Legendary 60 Minutes news correspondent Morley Safer was on the show for more than four decades, and during most of that time, he split his time between NYC and this gorgeous, seven-acre estate in Chester, Connecticut. The property includes the main stone house built in 1908, a cozy writer’s studio, a heated pool and gazebo, and a 19th-century barn. Safer passed away in 2016, and his wife Jane Fearer is now selling the estate for the first time in 30 years. It’s asking $1,450,000.

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Features, History

10 offbeat haunted spots in New York City

By Lucie Levine, Tue, October 20, 2020

  • By Lucie Levine
  • , October 20, 2020

St. Paul’s Chapel via Flickr cc

Tis the season to voluntarily spook yourself! But if haunted houses and tourist-friendly ghost tours are not your thing, New York’s bustling burrows are home to a slew of the more naturally born spirits. You’ll find Dracula’s extended family on 23rd Street, a host of oracles on Orchard Street, and the site of the cruel crime that led to the nation’s first recorded murder trial on Spring Street. If you’re searching for a necropolis in the metropolis, here are ten of the best sites in New York to spot specters.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 20, 2020

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The estate of the late Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has just listed the novelist’s former home. The Tribeca loft at 66 Leonard Street is asking $4,750,000. Morrison bought the three-bedroom condo for $3,800,000 in 2014, before passing away last year. Unsurprisingly, the home has lots of built-in shelves, filled with books, moments, and art.

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maps, More Top Stories, Technology, Transportation

MTA launches first real-time digital subway map

By Devin Gannon, Tue, October 20, 2020

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 20, 2020

Courtesy of the MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday released a new digital map of the New York City subway system that provides service updates to riders in real-time. As first reported by Curbed, this map uses data from the MTA to update as service changes are happening, allowing users to click on stations and individual train lines to see the actual wait time for the next train. When zoomed in on the map, little gray blocks move along the colored lines, depicting the train’s actual movement from station to station. Created by design and technology firm Work & Co., the map modernizes both Massimo Vignelli’s iconic 1972 map and the current map designed by Michael Hertz, combining the geometric and graphic design-friendly Vignelli map with the geographical elements of Hertz. The new live map is the first major redesign of the NYC subway map in 40 years.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 20, 2020

Photo credit: Melanie Greene

This three-bedroom condo has much of what you’d expect from a home within a Park Slope brownstone, but it’s also got a couple of tricks up its sleeve. First, the lower level on the garden floor retains the home’s original brick arches, which run the entire length of the space. And then, the gorgeous rear garden was designed by Future Green Studio, who also worked on projects at The Met, Nowadays, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Located at 134 Berkeley Place, the home is asking $2,575,000.

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Art, Events, Inwood, Manhattan, Museums

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , October 19, 2020

Photo Credit: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance

The last remaining farmhouse in Manhattan will explore a new side of its over 200-year history with an art exhibit. Inwood’s landmarked Dyckman Farmhouse Museum on Tuesday will open the exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America, which will highlight the history of the enslaved and free Black residents that lived and worked at the farm. Unspoken Voices, which coincides with the museum’s reopening, includes work by five local artists who hope to bring these previously untold stories to light.

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Policy, Top Stories

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 19, 2020

Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels

Given the many unknowns surrounding a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as skepticism that certain vaccine trials could be politically motivated, Governor Cuomo announced last month that the state would put together a Clinical Advisory Task Force to advise New Yorkers on the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. In addition, over the weekend, the NYS Department of Health released a draft COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program “that serves as an initial framework for ensuring the safe and effective distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in New York.” According to the preliminary plan, the vaccine would be distributed in five phases, with high-risk populations and essential workers prioritized. 

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