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Celebrities, Harlem

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 16, 2022

Photo of Cicely Tyson via Wikimedia; Google Street View of East 101st Street, Map data © Google

A stretch of street in East Harlem was renamed Cicely Tyson Way in honor of the late trailblazing actress. Tyson, who grew up in a fifth-floor railroad flat at 178 East 101st Street, died last January at the age of 96. Throughout her 70-year award-winning career, Tyson defied racial stereotypes and became famous for her depiction of strong Black women in theater and film.

Details this way

Events, Museums

10 NYC museums are offering free admission this Saturday

By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, September 16, 2022

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 16, 2022

© John Halpern Courtesy of the Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Smithsonian Magazine’s 18th annual Museum Day is taking place on Saturday, September 17, with 10 New York City museums participating in this year’s celebration. As part of the special day, hundreds of museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free admission to any guest with a Museum Day ticket.

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Central Park South, Cool Listings, Top Stories

Triplex penthouse at Central Park Tower asks record $250M

By Devin Gannon, Fri, September 16, 2022

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 16, 2022

Photo: Cody Boone for SERHANT.

Living atop the world’s tallest residential tower won’t come cheap. The triplex penthouse at Central Park Tower hit the market on Monday for an astonishing $250 million, set to become the country’s most expensive sale ever if the home fetches the asking price. The highest residence in the world sits 1,416 feet above New York City on Billionaires’ Row and takes up the building’s 129th, 130th, and 131st floors.

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Cool Listings, Getting Away

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , September 16, 2022

Photo credit: Genevieve Garruppo Photography

When the current owner of this distinctive home at 443 Sail Walk in the wild, windswept Fire Island Pines first saw it, the house reminded him of the I.M. Pei-designed pyramid at the Louvre, transported to the Atlantic shore. As the New York Times recently recounted, real estate agent Glenn Rice toured the house while visiting a friend, and subsequently purchased the mid-century wonder in 2018 for $1.6 million. After furnishing it with his personal collection of items from the 1960s and ’70s–he’s also a mid-mod furniture dealer–and adding $400k in upgrades, Rice is selling the house for $6.5 million.

Find out more about this glass-topped beach retreat

Art, Events

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 15, 2022

Little Amal in Jamaica with the Jamaica Centers for Arts and Learning. Photo courtesy of The Respective Collective / The Walk Productions / St. Ann’s Warehouse

Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, has come to New York City to bring attention to the needs of migrants and refugees. After landing at JFK Airport with her big green suitcase on Wednesday, Amal began her 17-day tour across all five boroughs in which she will take part in 55 unique events, considered one of the largest public art festivals in the city’s history.

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Midtown East, Restaurants

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 15, 2022

All photos courtesy of Eric Vitale Photography

Jōji, a new sushi restaurant housed underneath Midtown’s One Vanderbilt skyscraper, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday. Located within an alcove in Grand Central Terminal, the restaurant offers sushi lovers an “intimate omakase dining experience,” as 6sqft reported last month. Jōji is run by Chef George Ruan, the former sushi chef of Masa, and Chef Daniel Boulud.

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Events, Features, little italy, NYC Guides

A guide to Little Italy’s 96th annual Feast of San Gennaro

By Devin Gannon, Thu, September 15, 2022

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 15, 2022

Photo by Tom Marvel on Flickr

One of New York City’s most popular street fairs returns to Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood this week. The 11-day Feast of San Gennaro 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 the city’s best events of the year. Ahead, get a taste of all things Italian with our guide to one of the city’s largest street fairs, which takes place September 15 through September 25, from the history of the iconic event to cannoli-eating contests and live music.

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City Living, Events, maps, More Top Stories, Upstate

New York’s 2022 fall foliage map has arrived

By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, September 15, 2022

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , September 15, 2022

Image courtesy of I LOVE NY

New York State has begun its colorful transformation into fall. The first signs of autumn can already be seen in the Adirondacks, with the rest of the state to soon follow suit. To help New Yorkers follow the cycle of foliage, the state released this week its annual Fall Foliage Report. The interactive map is updated weekly using observations and reports from a state-wide group of volunteers known as “leaf peepers,” as 6sqft previously reported.

Get ready to leaf-peep

Cool Listings, Park Slope

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , September 15, 2022

Photo credit: Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

If you’re having trouble choosing between an upstate cabin and a Brooklyn brownstone–on a co-op budget–you’ll want to check out this one-bedroom co-op at 495 1st Street in Park Slope. The renovated parlor floor home is filled with townhouse glamor; there’s even a back deck for lounging. Instead of shelling out for the whole house, you can buy this just-right-sized apartment for $995,000. Comprised of the parlor level of a three-unit historic limestone townhouse, this cozy co-op has the elegant details you’d expect including high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a large back terrace.

Parlor floor living, this way

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Architecture, Events, Features

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 14, 2022

Photo of Waterline Square Park by Elizabeth Felicella, Photo of Chinatown by Mobilus In Mobili on Flickr, Photo of Museum at Eldridge Street © James and Karla Murray, Photo of Bryant Park by Jean-Christophe Benoist on Wikimedia

The festival that provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of New York City’s most iconic buildings, public spaces, and cultural institutions returns for its 12th year next month. Held from October 1 through October 31, the Center for Architecture’s Archtober is a celebration of architecture and design, with tours, talks, and events led by experts. While most of the events offered will be in-person, some will still be virtual or hybrid, which proved successful during the pandemic. Ahead, find just some of our favorite Archtober events happening this year, from exploring Art Deco gems of the Upper West Side to taking a tour of Brooklyn’s tallest tower.

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Archtober

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463 affordable units available at luxury LIC rental with sweeping city views and a waterfront park

  • By Devin Gannon

All renderings courtesy of VUW Studio

At a time when finding an affordable apartment in New York City feels impossible, here’s an opportunity to live in a luxury Long Island City building for less. A housing lottery has launched at Gotham Point, a two-tower mixed-use development in Hunter’s Point South with 1,132 apartments, a majority of which are priced below the market rate. After welcoming its first residents to the South tower this spring, the taller North tower is now accepting applications for 463 rent-stabilized rentals at 1-15 57th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The 58-story building is open to New Yorkers earning between 30 percent and 165 percent of the area median income (AMI), or between $16,183 and $273,075 annually.*

Find out if you qualify