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Isa Genzken’s “Rose III.” Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy Galerie Buchholz (L); The XI via Bjarke Ingels Group (R)

  • Acclaimed German artist Isa Genzken created a 26-foot-tall rose sculpture for Zuccotti Park. [6sqft inbox]
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park’s long-plagued Squibb Bridge won’t be reopening any time soon. [BK Paper]
  • Bjarke Ingels’ twisting condo The XI launched sales, ranging from a $2.85 million one-bedroom to a $28 million penthouse. [CityRealty]
  • Sales also launched at 111 West 57th Street, SHoP’s super-skinny Billionaires’ Row tower. [Curbed]
  • After 123 years on Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel will close in January. [Business Insider]
  • Roosevelt Island has three local news outlets… but no working water fountains. [CJR]
  • Five NYC parks that are larger than Central Park. [Untapped Cities]

Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , September 17, 2018

This corner artists’ loft at 6 Varick Street is about as classic as a downtown Manhattan loft can get, with original steel beam columns, massive oak beams and arched windows, original wooden plank floors, exposed brick walls, and 10-foot-tall tin ceilings. In addition to being on a high floor, the loft’s corner configuration gives it an unusual layout that sets it apart from the standard “white box.” Unobstructed views to the south and east look out over the neighborhood. The condop loft’s current interiors–a cozy and bright combo of shabby-chic and Scandinavian-inspired–show just how pretty even the most industrial loft can be.

Tour the loft

affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 17, 2018

Kingsbridge Armory via Flickr cc

It’s no wonder the city has spent the better part of the past decade trying to redevelop the former Kingsbridge Armory into the country’s largest ice skating complex–it’s less than a block from the 4 train and three blocks from the D and B trains and a quick walk to the Fordham University campus. And for residents moving into the area, it’s just a few blocks from the large Jerome Park, St. James Park, and Poe Park. With all this in mind, a new development has sprung up across from the Armory at 2700 Jerome Avenue. The 13-story, 134-unit building is a mix of affordable and supportive housing and retail, and as of today, New Yorkers who earn 60 or 90 percent of the median income can apply for 95 units that fall into the first category. The available apartments range from $860/month studios to $1,940/month three-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

Bronx, real estate trends

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 17, 2018

Via Nelson Mejia Jr. on Flickr

Out of the 20 New York City neighborhoods with the most residential units approved within the past year, seven of them are in the Bronx, more than any other borough. According to a new report from Localize.city, a group that analyzes data related to housing, 13 percent of all approved apartments between 2010 and 2015 were in the Bronx. In the first half of 2018, the Bronx had 27 percent of the city’s share of approved new units. While a majority of new buildings in the borough are affordable, increasing land prices could mean more market-rate projects are on the horizon, the New York Times reported.

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Celebrities, Construction Update, Upper East Side

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , September 17, 2018

6sqft recently reported that construction had begun on Russia-born billionaire Roman Abramovich‘s Upper East Side megamansion combo of three existing  townhouses on East 75th Street. Plans for the megamansion with a pool, art room, backyard and a glass and bronze curtain wall connecting the three townhouses in the rear, designed by Stephen Wang + Associates, were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in November of 2017. The LPC approval came a few months after Abramovich announced a split from arts patron and businesswoman Dasha Zhukova, whom he married in 2008 and with whom he has a son and a daughter. Now, the New York Post reports, Abramovich has transferred ownership of the properties at 9, 11 and 13, along with at least one other Upper East Side address to his ex.

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affordable housing, Crown Heights, housing lotteries

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 17, 2018

Weeksville’s historic Hunterfly Road Houses via Wiki Commons

After the state of New York State abolished slavery in 1827, the country’s second-largest free black community was established in Brooklyn. Known as Weeksville, today the neighborhood falls a bit under the radar, surrounded by more sought-after neighborhoods like Crown Heights and Bed Stuy. But it’s a charming little enclave, lined with many two-family homes and small brick rowhouses, that has done well to preserve its history. And just down the street from the Weeksville Heritage Center is a new 10-unit rental building at 1520 Prospect Place that just opened an affordable housing lottery for three $2,098/month one-bedrooms.

See the qualifications

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Features, real estate trends, Top Stories, Transportation, Upper East Side, yorkville

  • By Cait Etherington
  • , September 17, 2018

Photo via Flickr cc

For over a decade, a large swath of the Upper East Side was under construction, but for many residents, it felt more like being under attack. As the Q Line was being built—after a century-long wait—the neighborhood not only had to tolerate restricted traffic along Second Avenue above ground but also more dramatic interruptions. Indeed, at one point in the subway line’s construction, underground explosions even shattered the windows of several local businesses. But with the noise, traffic, and disarray of the Second Avenue Subway in the past, the surrounding neighborhood has already quickly bounced back. As per predictions, since the completion of the line, real estate values, volume of sales, and rental prices in Yorkville have experienced an upswing.

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Transportation

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , September 17, 2018

Via Dan Phiffer on Flickr

Signal problems caused subway train delays during morning rush hour every weekday during the month of August except one day, according to a report released last week by the Riders Alliance. Between 6 am and 10 am each weekday morning, except on Thursday, Aug. 23, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued a delayed train alert. Every line except the L train experienced signal and/or mechanical problems during one or more of the 23 morning rush hours last month, WNYC reported.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

$3M Greenwich Village co-op does urban farmhouse right

By Michelle Cohen, Mon, September 17, 2018

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , September 17, 2018

The visual impact of the interiors at this 1838 Greenwich Village townhouse co-op at 7 East 9th Street is one of sophistication, considered design and a high-end rustic aesthetic. In addition to an exquisite renovation, this top-floor penthouse, asking $2.895 million, comes with private roof ownership. From your private landing (we assume this means stair landing, since no elevator is mentioned), enter the two-bedroom home through a casement-windowed atrium, keeping in mind that the included architectural plans can help you envision the possibilities of an upper level with a third bedroom, third bathroom and rooftop terrace.

Take a look, imagine the possibilities

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals, Williamsburg

  • By Ondel Hylton
  • , September 15, 2018

Images (L to R): LEVEL BK, BKLYN AIR, Synergy Chelsea and Denizen Bshwk

  • Williamsburg Waterfront Rental LEVEL BK Offers 3 Months Free on 2-Year Leases + Free Car Share [link]
  • BKLYN AIR Offering Half-Month Free for Leases Starting Before Sept. 30th [link]
  • New High-Tech Corporate Residences Coming Soon to Synergy Chelsea at 232 7th Avenue [link]
  • The Making of Denizen Bshwk’s Monumental Art Murals [link]
  • Climber Scales Jersey’s Tallest Apartment Building, Now See What’s Available Inside [link]
  • Get $1,500 Off on Select Rental Units at 170 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side [link]
  • Leasing Launches at 916 Bergen Street; Crown Heights 3-Bedrooms Start at $3,390/month [link]


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