June is turning out to be a good month in New York City for rock ‘n’ roll. In the coming days, Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway, the Foo Fighters will perform at Madison Square Garden, and The Strokes are taking on Irving Plaza. All performances will be at 100 percent capacity and for fully vaccinated fans only.
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Photo from the 2019 fireworks display by Jennifer Brown/City of Jersey City
Viewable from the New York and New Jersey waterfronts, a July 4th fireworks display will return to the Hudson River this year. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop made the announcement yesterday that the Freedom and Fireworks event will take place after being canceled in 2020 due to Covid. “Since we revived Jersey City’s Fourth of July event in 2013, we’ve become a destination for the annual celebration, and I think it’s important to restore those traditions for residents and visitors to have something to look forward to,” said Mayor Fulop.
All photos courtesy of Heidi Solander for Sotheby’s International Realty
An apartment on one of Chelsea’s most historic blocks is now on the market. Located at 450 West 20th Street, the residence sits within the campus grounds of the General Theological Seminary, founded by the Episcopal Church in 1817. Asking $1,600,000, the available parlor floor one-bedroom features sophisticated touches throughout, from the 11-foot ceilings to the custom-made Parisian wall panels.
Photo credit: Breakthrough Media for L.E.A.F and Meatpacking District
Over a million flowers will blossom across Manhattan this weekend as part of the city’s first-ever festival of flowers. Hosted by L.E.A.F in collaboration with the Meatpacking Business Improvement District and TF Cornerstone, the annual festival kicks off on Saturday, June 12, and features a European-style flower market and a series of design installations from 100 different florists that will be displayed across the neighborhood.
As was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, an anonymous buyer shelled out $157,500,000 for two units at 220 Central Park South. The Billionaires’ Row tower is already home to the most expensive sale ever in the U.S. after billionaire Ken Griffith’s $238 million purchase in early 2019. And even amidst the pandemic, it was the best-selling condo in NYC by a long shot. The Journal first spotted property records that show the $82.5 million purchase of a 60th-floor unit and the $75 million purchase of a 61st-floor unit, both made using an LLC.
New Yorkers can expect almost all Covid restrictions to be lifted very soon. The state’s vaccination rate as of today is 68.6 percent; when it hits 70 percent, reopening guidance will be lifted across commercial and social settings. This includes capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screenings, and contact tracing information. Consistent with the CDC, current mask requirements will remain in place.
Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 23, 2017.Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr
The city will host a massive concert with multiple “all-star” performers this summer as a way to celebrate New York’s comeback following the pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. The mayor said he is working with music producer and Brooklyn native Clive Davis to put on the show, which could include performances from eight major musicians for an in-person crowd of 60,000 people, according to the New York Times.
Rendering of The Centre Pompidou X Jersey City, courtesy OMA
When The Centre Pompidou (Pompidou Center in English) opened in Paris in 1977, it was the first collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Famous as much for its inside-out building designed by Renzo Piano as for its artwork, the museum has in recent years opened satellite locations in Málaga, Spain, Brussels, and Shanghai. And come 2024, they’ll open their first North American outpost in Jersey City. According to a press release, the location “will launch a strong partnership aiming to reinvent, develop and activate Jersey City Journal Square’s iconic Pathside Building.”
All photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group
Located on one of Brooklyn’s best blocks, this Federal-style inspired townhouse in Park Slope is asking $8,000,000. The red brick home at 20 Prospect Park West was designed by early 20th-century architect Alfred Freeman. While the five-bedroom home maintains many of its century-old details, a recent renovation added contemporary elements, like a reconfigured finished basement and new outdoor terraces.
All photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group
A designer cottage in the village of Sag Harbor is now available for $6,995,000. Built in 2017 by New York interior designer Steven Gambrel, the property at 52 Glover Street “echoes the charm and vernacular of a seafarer’s home,” according to the listing. Decked out in blue and gray tones, marble accents, and pine paneling, the Hamptons residence has a historic, nautical feel, all while keeping things modern.
All listing photos by Melissa Cacioppo
McGinley Square is perhaps one of Jersey City’s most interesting neighborhoods. It’s full of 19th-century row houses, Victorian homes, and Art Deco retail spaces, and it’s close to the PATH and Light Rail at Journal Square, as well as to the incredible 270-acre Lincoln Park. The real estate opportunities are great, too. Take, for example, this two-unit Victorian home at 41 Bentley Avenue. The three-bedroom homes, listed for $879,000 and $919,000, are full of architectural details like stained glass windows and cozy rooms in the turrets, but they also have been completely updated for modern living. The house also features an idyllic wrap-around porch and garage parking.
All renderings by MOSO Studio
Long known as a family neighborhood rooted in its pre-war history, the Upper West Side has found a new life in recent years, attracting young professionals and a commercial boom that’s brought countless downtown restaurants uptown. And, of course, along with this transition comes a reimaging of the residential market. Take for example the 44-unit condo at 2505 Broadway. It was designed by Eran Chen and the architects at ODA in their signature modular style, but it retains the classic sophistication the neighborhood is known for. The residences are refined yet modern, and there is an array of forward-looking amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym with adjacent flexible space used as a sports court or movie theater, a pet spa, and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Hudson River.