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Central Park South, condos, Cool Listings, New Developments

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , February 18, 2020

Listing images courtesy of 111 West 57th Street

Two more listings inside Midtown’s historic Steinway Hall have just hit the market: a two-bedroom with a private terrace for $8,750,000 and a four-bedroom duplex seeking $17,995,000. The landmarked building at 111 West 57th Street was designed by renowned firm Warren & Wetmore and finished in 1925. The longtime home of the Steinway & Sons piano company was acquired by developers JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners in 2013 for $217.5 million and has since become incorporated into SHoP Architects’ super-slender supertall tower rising next to it. The Beaux-Arts structure serves as the project’s grand entryway and will hold the amenity spaces and a small handful of residences designed by Studio Sofield. We previously got a look inside the striking duplex penthouse that hit the market for $21 million last November—a price it still holds.

Get a look around

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Features, NYC Guides, Restaurants, Top Stories

14 cozy NYC bars to stay warm at all winter

By Lidia Ryan, Tue, February 18, 2020

  • By Lidia Ryan
  • , February 18, 2020

Winter in New York City can be tough — bitter winds, slushy sidewalks, walking to the subway in a massive winter parka. But these frigid temps and grey days (will February ever end?!) are the perfect excuse to escape to a cozy bar and warm up with a cocktail. To get you through the rest of winter, we’ve rounded up 14 of the coziest bars in the city for the coldest nights.

Check them all out

City Living, More Top Stories, Upper East Side

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , February 18, 2020

Photo by missvancamp on Flickr

Trader Joe’s footprint in New York City is growing again. The popular grocery chain will likely open a new store on the Upper East Side in a space beneath the Queensboro Bridge. Formerly occupied by Food Emporium, the space features a 5,000-square-foot Guastavino-tiled arcade and was landmarked by the city in 1974 as part of the bridge’s designation. Last month, Trader Joe’s opened a new location in the East Village, its 10th store in the city, with possible plans to move to a condo tower in Long Island City.

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Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , February 18, 2020

Photo by Lukas Schlagenhauf on Flickr

A historic vessel could soon permanently dock at Brooklyn Heights’ waterfront park. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation this month issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking operators for the long-term docking of a ship with historical significance to serve as an educational or cultural center at the park’s Pier 6. Historic boats have previously operated at the pier on a seasonal basis, but the group is looking for a more permanent amenity, as the Wall Street Journal first reported.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , February 18, 2020

The sunken living room at this Greenwich Village co-op is giving off “Mad Men” vibes, while the exposed brick and cast-iron columns are quintessentially downtown loft. Taking up the entire fourth floor at 43 West 13th Street, the three-bedroom apartment is a whopping 5,000 square feet, 1,000 of which is dedicated to the master suite. Other features include 14-foot ceilings, a kitchen with two of everything, and 10 oversized south-facing windows.

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More Top Stories, Policy, Upper West Side 

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , February 18, 2020

Rendering courtesy of Binyan Studios

The Upper West Side’s tallest tower north of 61st Street may soon be getting a major trim, the New York Times reports. In a dramatic ruling last week, State Supreme Court Judge W. Franc Perry ordered the city to revoke 200 Amsterdam Avenue‘s building permit and decided the developers will have to remove floors from the top of the building to fall in line with zoning limits. It’s not yet been decided how many floors will need to be removed from the nearly-complete 52-story tower, but it could be as many as 20. Co-developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America are expected to “vigorously” appeal the decision, according to their lawyer.

What’s the deal?

Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , February 14, 2020

Listing photos by Rich Caplan for The Michael Graves Team, Compass

After saying goodbye to the Knicks, NBA star Carmelo Anthony is also hoping to bid adieu to his massive, full-floor Chelsea condo. According to Compass, who holds the $12,850,000 listing, Melo is looking for another (we’d guess smaller) NYC-area home as he recently signed a new contract with the Portland Trailblazers. The apartment is in the boutique condominium 508 West 24th Street, and thanks to its fifth-floor location, it has beautiful views of the High Line below.

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Events, History, Museums

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , February 14, 2020

Photo by Glenn Castellano, New-York Historical Society

This Presidents’ Day, visit Washington, D.C. without leaving New York City. The New-York Historical Society on Friday opened a special permanent gallery that features a detailed replica of the White House Oval Office. The “Meet the Presidents” exhibit allows visitors to play POTUS for a day, with the classic Resolute Desk set up for photo ops.

See the exhibit

Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , February 14, 2020

Listing images by Evan Joseph; courtesy of Compass

Just around the corner from the bustle of Broadway at 49 East 12th Street, this one-bedroom duplex features dramatic 16-foot ceilings and a full-height lofted bedroom. Though it technically falls within Greenwich Village, it’s just two blocks south of Union Square and practically across the street from beloved bookstore The Strand. Best of all, its $695,000 price tag falls nicely within the “under $1 million” category, though maintenance fees will add $1,175 to your monthly expenses.

The full tour, this way

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Features, GVSHP, History

Civil Rights, the NAACP, and W.E.B. DuBois: The African American history tied to 70 Fifth Avenue

By Andrew Berman of Village Preservation, Fri, February 14, 2020

  • By Andrew Berman of Village Preservation
  • , February 14, 2020

Street View of 70 Fifth Avenue, Map data © 2020 Google; Photo of W.E.B. DuBois in 1918 from Library of Congress, via Wikimedia Commons

When we think of great African American historic sites in New York, we typically think of Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground, or Brooklyn’s Weeksville Houses. But one building that should perhaps join the list is 70 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, which housed the headquarters of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization; The Crisis, the first magazine published for an African American audience; and the first magazine dedicated to African American children, meant to combat the commonplace demeaning stereotypes of the time, headed by none other than civil rights icon W.E.B. DuBois.

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