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Summer is here! Whether you’re soaking up the sun at a local beach, taking a dip in the city’s pools, or staying inside with air conditioning on full blast, you deserve ice cream. With so many great places in the city, it’s almost impossible to actually pick one. But we’re here to help. Ahead, find some of our favorite scoop shops in New York City, from the iconic (The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, Big Gay Ice Cream) to the inventive (Malai, La Newyorkina).

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After three years on the market, the grand Queen Anne townhouse at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill has closed for $9,050,000, setting a sales record for the neighborhood. The previous record-holder was 315 Vanderbilt Avenue, which sold for $7,200,000 in 2015. The 10,000-square-foot mansion is known as the Pfizer mansion as it was built in 1887 for Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company and brother-in-law to Charles Pfizer. The opulent home features historic details like an original Otis elevator, moldings and woodwork galore, eight fireplaces, and stained glass. There’s also a sunken “speakeasy” party room, seven bedrooms, a wine cellar, and a beautifully landscaped backyard.

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France’s Independence Day is coming up on Wednesday, July 14, and you don’t have to be in Paris to join the festivities. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 11 ways to celebrate Bastille Day in New York City, from a special Central Park SummerStage event to a block party in the newly dubbed “Little Paris” to several restaurant specials.

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Looking around this property, you might think you’re viewing a vacation house at the Jersey Shore, but in fact, it’s right in the Bronx. Located in the little-known but super-charming Country Club enclave, the two-family home is on the market for $1,029,000. This neighborhood is on Eastchester Bay across from City Island and offers beach clubs, private docks, and a quiet, laid-back lifestyle. This home is made up of a four-bedroom triplex and a top-floor two-bedroom apartment. There’s also an enormous patio, a small garden, a customized deck with a pergola, and room for parking, as well as a private boat slip.

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Listing photos by Allyson Lubow, courtesy of The Lesley Semmelhack Team at The Corcoran Group

Over in Manhattan, $1,250,000 would probably get you a standard one-bedroom apartment. But in Bay Ridge, that listing price is for an entire corner-lot townhouse, with three bedrooms, a detached two-car garage, a sunroom, and a backyard patio and garden–not to mention the beautiful interiors and cheerful decor.

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19 ways to celebrate Juneteenth in New York City

By Dana Schulz, Fri, June 11, 2021

Gregg Richards: Crowd carrying a “Say their names” banner gather at Grand Army Plaza for Black Lives Matter rally. Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History.

Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States in 1865, and it has been marked by African Americans across the country for more than 150 years. Last year, Governor Cuomo made Juneteenth an official state holiday, and Mayor de Blasio made it a city and school holiday. On this occasion of the holiday’s first official year being observed, we’ve put together a list of events throughout New York City that celebrate and honor this sacred day, from film screenings and musical performances to panel discussions to walking tours.

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Dyker Heights is best known for its lavish Christmas light displays, not surprising since the Brooklyn neighborhood is a wonderful, family-friendly enclave full of large detached homes. This brick and limestone house at 1151 83rd Street has six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a two-car garage with an additional apartment, and a large patio complete with a heated gunite swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. Plus, it’s raised above the street level, providing privacy and views. The home is on the market for $6,188,000.

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It’s hard to believe this waterfront villa is in New York City, however, it is not in the Mediterranean but rather in Queens. Located in a gated community in Beechhurst, a waterfront neighborhood in the northeastern section of the borough, the seven-bedroom home has a Florida room, wine cellar, 20-foot mahogany foyer, and a 3-4 car garage. Out back, there’s a huge covered outdoor kitchen, a large pool with a hot tub, a dock for a 60-foot boat, and amazing views of the Throgs Neck Bridge. It’s on the market for $5,950,000.

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13 places to go hiking in New York City

By Devin Gannon, Wed, May 19, 2021

Photo by TheTurducken on Flickr

Forget the rental car or Metro-North trip, all you need to go hiking is a MetroCard. Home to over 30,000 acres of parkland, New York City offers hundreds of nature trails to explore in parks across the five boroughs. New Yorkers do not have to travel very far to connect with the great outdoors, from the Staten Island Greenbelt, which is three times the size of Central Park, to ecologically diverse forests in Van Cortlandt Park, to the salt marshes of Marine Park Preserve. Ahead, discover some of the best trails to take a hike in every borough.

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20 amazing rooftop bars in New York City

By Devin Gannon, Thu, April 29, 2021

With New York City starting to fully reopen, rooftop season could not come at a better time. Fall back in love with the city that never sleeps by sipping an iced cold beverage and taking in some magical views. Plus, with COVID restrictions still in place, most of these bars require a reservation, an upside at those notoriously hard-to-book places. Ahead, find a rooftop watering hole that checks all of the boxes, whether you’re looking for a swanky terrace to impress out-of-towners or a more relaxed seaside bar with views of the Atlantic.

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