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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , April 15, 2019

Photo by Rise Media courtesy of Corcoran.

This one-bedroom top-floor loft at 12 East 14th Street at Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village near Union Square has plenty merits for loft lovers. But the best bonus might be the co-op’s private 1,000-square-foot landing strip-sized roof terrace.

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Construction Update, Midtown East, New Developments

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , April 15, 2019

Rendering courtesy of Gensler

Just one month after closing on 5 East 51st Street, a six-floor rental across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, developer Harry Macklowe has filed demolition permits with the city, as CityRealty reported. This move brings Macklowe one step closer to realizing his vision for Tower Fifth, a 1,556-foot office tower that, if approved, will become the second-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, surpassing Macklowe’s own 432 Park Avenue and coming in just short of One World Trade Center. (Tower Fifth’s roofline would actually be 216 feet above One World Trade Center’s but since its mast brings the building’s official height to 1,776 feet it would retain the title of the city’s tallest building.)

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Nomad

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , April 15, 2019

Photo via Jeffery Zeldman on Flickr

One of the first luxury residential towers built in Nomad has reopened its affordable housing waitlist. Instrata Nomad, located a few blocks north of Madison Square Park at 10 East 29th Street, was constructed in 1999 during the neighborhood’s resurgence. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 80 percent of the area median income can apply to be placed on the waitlist for the units, which include $1,404/month studios and $1,485/month one-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Getting Away, Hamptons

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , April 15, 2019

Aerial photo by Dead On Design, courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

Situated in Cutchogue on Long Island’s picturesque North Fork, the historic estate vineyard owned by the late film executive Michael Lynne (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy) who was a key figure at New Line Cinema as well as a wine connoisseur is seeking a new owner. Asking $17.9 million, the 95-acre property includes a cottage and five parcels of land. The property is home to Bedell Cellars, a pioneering family-owned winery. Also included in the sale is the Corey Creek Vineyards winery.

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Features, History

10 sites in New York City connected to the Titanic

By Lucie Levine, Mon, April 15, 2019

  • By Lucie Levine
  • , April 15, 2019

The Titanic’s lifeboats at the White Star Lines Pier 54 in NYC after sinking, via Wiki Commons

When you hear “Titanic” you may think of icebergs, tragedy, Jack, Rose, and a two-hour fight between life and death in the North Atlantic some 375 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. You may not necessarily think of New York City. But the ship, which left Southampton, England on April 10, 1912, was bound for New York and due at Pier 59 on April 17th. After sinking during the early hours of April 15th, the Titanic would never dock in New York, but survivors of the tragedy sailed into the city aboard the Carpathia on April 20th and disembarked at Pier 54. Ultimately, New York’s connection to that fateful voyage goes well beyond its waterfront. In fact, you’ll find sites associated with the Titanic and its passengers throughout the city.

10 NYC sites associated with the Titanic

Hotels, Midtown

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , April 12, 2019

Photo by Allan Warren

A hotel near Bryant Park wants to up your “Game of Thrones” viewing party game. The Refinery Hotel, located on West 38th Street, has created “Lannister’s Lair,” a suite designed for the biggest GOT fans. Starting at $569 per night, the room comes equipped with fur throws, “Dragon egg” candles, and a themed room service menu that would make even George R.R. Martin proud.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Midtown West

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , April 12, 2019

Steps away from Hudson Yards, this corner loft at 448 West 37th Street just hit the market for $1,750,000. The Midtown West building is also known as the Glass Farmhouse—a former school building that was converted to condos in 1982—and this sun-drenched unit definitely lives up to that name. Ten 12-foot windows wrap around the 1,500 square-foot open layout, which promises plenty of opportunities for customization. The unit is currently configured as a studio with a sleeping alcove above the bathroom, but the listing shows alternate plans for those who may want to build out walls and transform it into a one or two bedroom.

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affordable housing, real estate trends

  • By Alexandra Alexa
  • , April 12, 2019

Image via Flickr cc

Renting remains an increasingly popular choice in cities throughout the country, where on-the-go millennials with mobile jobs and lifestyles prefer to remain untethered to a specific location. But often, making rent doesn’t equate with staying on budget or having the amount of space you really need. A new study by RENTCafe looks into the issue of rent burden, asking how much space a typical income would get you if you limited your rent to no more than 30% of your income. Their findings show that in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Boston spending 30% of your income on rent means you’d have to live in less than 300 square feet of space.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , April 12, 2019

Photo by Allyson Lubow for the Corcoran Group

If you’re dreaming of a Park Slope brownstone but don’t have the required millions to spend, this one-bedroom co-op at 420 4th Street just a few blocks from Prospect Park asking $749,000 might be the answer. The parlor-floor home has 11-foot ceilings, pocket doors, stained-glass transom windows, a working wood-burning fireplace and even a private deck set in the neighborhood’s verdant collection of back gardens.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , April 12, 2019

Bronx Commons via Danois

A lottery has officially opened for 288 newly-constructed units at the Bronx Commons development at 443 East 162 Street in the Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx. In addition to the affordable apartments, the mixed-use development offers retail, a landscaped public plaza–and the 14,000 square foot, 250-seat Bronx Music Hall, a concert hall with rehearsal spaces and an outdoor performance and recreational space among other amenities.

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