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Cool Listings, Upstate

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , November 17, 2020

Photo credit: Digital Homes

The listing calls this home “one of the most unique, private and ‘feel good’ estates” in Westchester, which seems evident just by looking at the listing photos. Located in the affluent town of Harrison, the 12,150-square-foot residence sits on three acres and was designed in a mid-century-modern aesthetic that takes inspiration from both Prairie and Southwestern styles. Double-height rooms, built-ins everywhere, and an indoor pool are just some of what you’ll find here. For the first time since the owners built the home in 1994, it’s now for sale asking $3,295,000.

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Restaurants, Upper West Side 

Krispy Kreme opens on the Upper West Side

By Devin Gannon, Tue, November 17, 2020

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , November 17, 2020

Renderings courtesy of Krispy Kreme

Finally, some sweet news. Krispy Kreme on Tuesday opened its latest New York City shop at the corner of Broadway and 96th Street on the Upper West Side. The new doughnut shop comes after the company opened a new store in Harlem and a massive flagship in Times Square this summer, part of a Krispy Kreme expansion in the city.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , November 17, 2020

All renderings by SLCE Architects

In the Tremont section of the Bronx, just south of Little Italy and just west of the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden, a new affordable senior housing complex has launched a lottery for 122 units. Located at 600 East 179th Street, the 176-unit building was designed by SLCE Architects and features environmentally friendly features such as two large terraces and a rear garden, including both indoor and outdoor vegetable gardens, and a green wall. The available apartments include studios and one-bedrooms for those earning 30 or 50 percent of the area median income, who will pay 30 percent of their income on rent.

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Cool Listings, Noho

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , November 17, 2020

Photo credit: Shannon Dupre

The black walls at this Noho condo don’t make the space feel as dark as you’d expect, but they do succeed in adding a subtle gritty feel to the two-bedroom home. Located at 344 Bowery, the apartment was designed by Francisca Trujillo, who, according to the listing, took inspiration from “New York’s garage-rock scene,” even hiring street artists to cover the elevator door and foyer with graffiti installations. The floor-through, two-bedroom loft is asking $3 million.

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holidays, Manhattan, Midtown

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , November 16, 2020

Photo by Michael Vadon via Wikimedia 

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has taken its rightful place in Midtown. This year, a 75-foot tall, 11-ton Norway Spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. will serve as the centerpiece for the famous event. Donated by Daddy Al’s General Store, the approximately 80-year-old tree last week was cut down, hoisted by a crane, and delivered by flatbed truck to Manhattan on Saturday. The public cannot attend the tree lighting ceremony this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the live event will be broadcast nationally on December 2.

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Architecture, Brooklyn

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , November 16, 2020

Photos by Paul Martinka

An original architectural element of Prospect Park that dates back to the 1860s has returned to Brooklyn’s backyard. Following a five-year restoration, the Endale Arch reopened to the public last week, with parts of its stunning design envisioned by park creators Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vaux on display for the first time this century.

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affordable housing, Downtown Brooklyn, housing lotteries

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , November 16, 2020

Photo by LWYang on Flickr

A new housing lottery has launched for 86 middle-income apartments at a brand new residential building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by J Frankl Associates and Charles Mallea, 260 Gold Street rises 13 stories on a former parking at the corner of Tillary and Gold. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include $2,241/month studios, $2,362/month one-bedrooms, $2,848/month two-bedrooms, and $3,282/month three-bedrooms.

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Architecture, New Developments, Union Square

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , November 16, 2020

Photo by Christopher Payne | ESTO

If you’ve walked by Union Square over the past year, you might have spotted something different. Rising atop  Reading International’s landmarked Tammany Hall is a modern glass-and-steel dome. BKSK Architects designed the addition, which can house a variety of commercial uses, with the building’s history in mind. Though many associate Tammany Hall’s history with political corruption, BKSK wanted people to understand that its namesake is actually Lenape Chief Tammanend, who worked towards a peaceful relationship with 17th-century European settlers. Ahead, see amazing photos of the dome’s exterior and interior and hear from BKSK partner Todd Poisson about its construction and how it was conceived to resemble a turtle breaking out of water.

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Cool Listings, Crown Heights

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , November 16, 2020

Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group

There’s something about the sun porch and decked-out backyard at this Crown Heights house that feels like visiting grandma at her place in Florida. The backyard has a romantic gazebo complete with twinkly lights, BBQ grill and dining area, and two sheds. Then, there’s an airy sun porch, as well as a second-floor terrace. Located at 1954 Bergen Street, the home is currently set up as a two-family plus garage, and it’s asking $1,100,000.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , November 13, 2020

All photos courtesy of Sean Fowler, Planomatic

A five-acre estate in Connecticut that once belonged to a New York City heiress and patron of the arts is now asking $1.995 million. The property at 453-455 Newtown Turnpike was once owned by Alice DeLamar, the daughter of Joseph Raphael DeLamar, a mining mogul who made a fortune in the industry during the late 19th century. Throughout her life, Alice financially supported the careers of many artists and writers, even allowing many of them to stay at her multiple properties. The unique compound includes a four-bedroom main house, two guest cottages, an 1800’s blacksmith forge, and a three-room “dollhouse.”

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