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Policy, Transportation

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , March 25, 2020

Photo by Billie Grace Ward on Flickr 

In response to a “never-before-seen ridership low” during the coronavirus outbreak, three subway lines will not run during the week and some express trains will run local, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Tuesday. The reduced schedule is part of the agency’s “NY Essential Service Plan” to provide service to first responders and essential workers as it deals with the devastating financial consequences of a nearly 90 percent drop in ridership across subway and buses, the Long Island Railroad, and Metro-North.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , March 25, 2020

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

How’s this for views? From both the terrace and the rooftop cabana of a classic Williamsburg loft near the waterfront, you’ll gaze at all five East River bridges, the Manhattan skyline, and a cool birdseye view of Domino Park. The interior of the penthouse at 58 Metropolitan Avenue isn’t too shabby, either. Asking $2,595,000, the three-bedroom apartment has a huge living area with oversized windows on three sides, contemporary finishes, and a private indoor parking spot with an electric charger and storage space.

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City Living, Policy

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , March 24, 2020

Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash

With four sites already identified as temporary hospitals–and construction underway on the largest, the Javits Center–the city is now looking for additional spaces that can be used to support NYC Emergency Management. The call is for community spaces with a large interior room such as community centers, places of worship, or campus facilities that can be utilized for outreach, training, or gathering during an emergency or as a disaster recovery center. Though it’s not explicitly stated, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson noted on Twitter that some of these spaces could be “suitable for converting to temporary hospital rooms.”

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City Living, Features, Interviews, More Top Stories, People

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , March 24, 2020

Photos courtesy of Invisible Hands

If you needed more evidence that New Yorkers come together in a time of crisis, look no further than Invisible Hands. The premise of the volunteer group is that low-risk people can help to bring groceries and supplies to those in demographics at high risk for COVID-19. Simone, Liam, and Healy — “healthy 20-somethings in NYC” — started the group just nine days ago, and today have amassed 7,000 volunteers across New York City and parts of Jersey City. Yesterday, we spoke with Liam Elkind about what it’s been like starting this incredible group, how New Yorkers have been able to “pull together when it feels like the world is trying to pull us apart,” and what Invisible Hands hopes for the future.

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real estate trends, Upper East Side

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , March 24, 2020

Photo by Jim.henderson on Wikimedia

A month after Barneys New York closed all of its stores, a food hall is reportedly in talks to occupy part of the luxury retailer’s former flagship. As first reported by the New York Post, Italian market Eataly is looking at leasing or buying some space at the now-shuttered store at 660 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side.

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City Living, Restaurants

Bodegas in NYC now have their own delivery app

By Devin Gannon, Tue, March 24, 2020

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , March 24, 2020

Photo by Clément Falize on Unsplash

Deemed as essential by the state, bodegas in New York City are open during the coronavirus outbreak. For those craving a bacon, egg, and cheese from your local deli, but can’t leave your apartment, a new app is here to help. As first reported by Eater, My Bodega Online is looking to give New Yorkers another option when it comes to ordering take-out and groceries for delivery, while simultaneously supporting local businesses.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, More Top Stories, Upstate

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , March 24, 2020

Photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

It’s hard to know where to start with this incredible Westchester county mansion. Situated on the Manor Park and Beach in Larchmont, the Tudor-style home has a unique quadrangle shape with a huge interior courtyard. When it was built in 1901, it was the carriage house for the Crocker Estate, and from 1955 to 1996, it was home to New York Times drama critic Walter Kerr and “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” playwright Jean Kerr. During the 1920s, it’s owner salvaged 35 truckloads of architectural materials from the demolished Vanderbilt Mansion, and these pieces, like the two-story fireplace, are perfectly preserved. Recently listed for $5,850,000, this waterfront “castle” is truly a property that you need to see to believe.

Don’t miss this tour

affordable housing, housing lotteries

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , March 24, 2020

Streetview of 909 Beck Street; Map data © 2020 Google

Applications are now being accepted for 30 brand new one-bedroom units set aside for New York seniors. The St. Vincent de Paul Senior Apartments, located at 909 Beck Street in the Bronx neighborhood of Longwood, sit next to a nursing home operated by the Archcare, the developer behind the housing complex. To apply, New Yorkers must be–or have at least one household member who is– 62 years of age or older, qualify for Section 8 benefits, and earn $42, 700 or less annually.

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Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , March 23, 2020

The Wing’s Bryant Park location; Photo credit: Tory Williams for The Wing

Co-working women’s club The Wing has offered to donate its empty spaces for coronavirus relief efforts in New York. Audrey Gelman, the company’s co-founder, said on Monday that the Wing had been in contact with the administrations of both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding its 70,000-square-feet of available space in New York City.

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City Living, maps

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , March 23, 2020

Photo by amsw photography from Pexels

With school closed and playdates off-limits, New York City kids are staying connected with their friends in a creative and colorful way. Children in Brooklyn are drawing and painting pictures of rainbows and displaying them outside of their homes, creating a scavenger hunt perfect for one of the only quarantine-approved activities: a walk around the neighborhood.

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