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Cool Listings, Hamptons, More Top Stories

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 13, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

In East Quogue, right across from the ocean, this set of beach cottages was built in 1920 and then completely renovated by the current owners in 2018. Today, the compact cottages have contemporary seaside interiors, patios that overlook both the ocean and Quantuck Bay, an outdoor shower, sandy sitting area, and a private walkway to the beach. Plus, the property recently received a permit for a pool in between the homes, which would create the ultimate getaway residence. The entire place is on the market for $5,750,000.

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Events, Features, little italy, NYC Guides, Top Stories

A guide to Little Italy’s 95th annual Feast of San Gennaro

By Devin Gannon, Mon, September 13, 2021

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 13, 2021

Photo by Tom Marvel on Flickr

The Feast of San Gennaro returns to Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood this week after last year’s event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Kicking off on Thursday, the 11-day celebration began in 1926 as a way for immigrants in New York to maintain the Italian tradition of honoring the patron saint of Naples, Saint Januarius, with a feast every September. While the makeup of Little Italy has evolved over the last century, shrinking in size from 30 blocks to about nine, the Feast of San Gennaro remains one of New York City’s most popular events. Ahead, get a taste for all things Italian with our guide to one of the city’s largest street fairs, from the history of the iconic event to cannoli-eating contests and religious processions.

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Cool Listings, Marine Park

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 13, 2021

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow

Asking $999,999, this detached single-family house in Marine Park feels like a true slice of American suburbia. It has a charming front yard and lots of curb appeal, a driveway that leads to a garage, and a rear patio and garden. Inside, there are four bedrooms, a sunroom, and a finished basement complete with a rec room and bar.

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Art, Features, Midtown, Transportation

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 10, 2021

All photos © Dana Schulz for 6sqft

Artist Nick Cave is best known for his Soundsuits, wearable sculptures made of natural materials like dyed human hair and feathers that make noise when worn. For his latest endeavor, creating a public art piece for the passageway that connects the B, D, F, and M trains to the 42nd Street shuttle, Cave translated his Soundsuits into colorful, energetic mosaics of dancers in Soundsuits made of raffia and fur. According to the New York Times, the $1.8M project was commissioned by MTA Arts & Design as part of the larger $250 million undertaking to revamp the shuttle. In addition to more than 24 intricate mosaics, Cave’s piece, titled “Every One,” includes a series of 11 digital screens that play videos of people in actual Soundsuits dancing.

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Events, New Jersey

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 10, 2021

Photo courtesy of Wine Fest

Next Friday, September 17, Jersey City Wine Fest is taking place at Harborside’s waterfront property. A ticket will get you samples of both local and international wine, and there will be live entertainment, food, and interactive games (oh yeah, and NYC skyline views!).

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Events, holidays

NYC’s Village Halloween Parade is set to return this year

By Devin Gannon, Fri, September 10, 2021

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 10, 2021

Photo of 2019 Village Halloween Parade by Steven Pisano on Flickr

The Village Halloween Parade is expected to return this year after the 2020 event was canceled because of the pandemic, organizers announced Thursday. The 48th annual parade, which began as a small neighborhood gathering in 1973 and has grown to include over 50,000 participants, is set to take place on Sunday, October 31. But the beloved spectacle could still be canceled because of a lack of funds, according to the organizers, who say they need to raise $150,000 by October 5 to be able to put on the event.

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Cool Listings, Flatbush

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 10, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

For a lot of young New York City families, $570,000 falls into the doable category. And at this 850-square-foot Flatbush condo, that’ll get you a beautiful, sunny home with modern, rustic vibes that has good closet space, two spacious bedrooms, and a third smaller bedroom that’d make a perfect home office, gym, or nursery. Bonus: it’s in a nice, family-friendly neighborhood and the building at 2116 Dorchester Road offers a shared courtyard.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, Midtown

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 10, 2021

All renderings courtesy of Tishman Speyer

One of the city’s most popular observation decks could be getting a facelift. Tishman Speyer Properties has proposed several enhancements to the Top of the Rock deck at landmarked 30 Rockefeller Plaza, including a rotating attraction that lets visitors recreate the iconic “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photo, a kinetic globe, and a new viewing platform on the 70th floor. The proposal was recommended for approval by Manhattan Community Board 5 last week and will be heard by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday.

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Financial District, Major Developments, More Top Stories, Starchitecture

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 9, 2021

Photo by Phil Dolby on Flickr

Twenty years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center complex is nearly complete. But one tower still hasn’t got off the ground. After architecture firm changes and financing problems, developer Silverstein Properties said construction is set to begin in the coming months on 2 World Trade Center with a new design from Norman Foster’s Foster + Partners. As first reported by Commercial Observer, the developer is close to securing an anchor tenant, which would lead to a construction loan and the start of work within “the next six to 12 months.”

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City Living, Events, maps

New York’s official fall foliage map is here!

By Dana Schulz, Thu, September 9, 2021

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 9, 2021

Image courtesy of I LOVE NY

Have you been dreaming of pumpkin spice and chunky sweaters all summer long? Well, autumnal bliss is upon us, with the first signs of colorful fall foliage already appearing in upstate New York. To help you keep tabs on peak foliage in your area, the state has released its annual Fall Foliage Report, an interactive map that is updated weekly using on-the-ground observations and reports from a state-wide network of volunteers.

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