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Cool Listings, Forest Hills, Historic Homes

  • By 6sqft
  • , June 1, 2021

Listing photos by Rich Caplan

Designed by architect Robert Tappan in 1925, this mansion in Forest Hills once served as the rectory for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a national landmark from the same designer. Located at 11 Cranford Street in the exclusive enclave of Forest Hills Gardens, the seven-bedroom English Gothic style home features vaulted ceilings, cast iron windows, and a triple-height chimney crown. It’s now on the market for $3,888,000.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 28, 2021

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

For those seeking a home that doubles as a serene oasis, look no further than this Southampton mansion now on the market for $6,750,000. The property at 26 Parrish Pond Lane in Shinnecock Hills features a custom-designed meditation room, infra-red cedar sauna, an outdoor yoga platform with a waterfall backdrop, and a Zen-inspired rock garden. Surrounded by over an acre of landscaped lawns, the home features seven bedrooms, eight and a half baths, and more amenities than found at a resort.

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affordable housing, Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 28, 2021

Photo via Flickr

Under legislation approved by the New York City Council on Thursday, the value of rental assistance vouchers provided to homeless New Yorkers will increase, a major step in moving people out of shelters into permanent housing. Sponsored by Council Member Stephen Levin, the bill raises the city’s rental subsidy, called CityFHEPS, from a maximum of $1,580/month to $2,217/month for a two-bedroom apartment for a family of three. Homeless advocates say this could help thousands more homeless families find permanent housing each year.

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City Living

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 28, 2021

Photo courtesy of Russ & Daughters

Jake Gyllenhaal is once again teaming up with New York City icon Russ & Daughters for a good cause. In collaboration with the 100-year-old smoked fish seller, the actor designed a hoodie with the word LOX displayed on the front. Proceeds from the sale of every hoodie, which is going for $150, will go to The Actors Fund, which supports local theater workers.

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Cool Listings, ridgewood

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , May 28, 2021

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Not only is Ridgewood, Queens desirable for its location on the Bushwick border, but it’s got a great housing stock that’s semi more suburban than surrounding neighborhoods. This little brick rowhouse has a cute front yard and a rear deck leading down to a private garden complete with a gas fire pit and pergola. It’s currently set up as an owner’s duplex and a second-floor apartment, and it’s asking $1,625,000.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 27, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

An equestrian estate in Connecticut found about 90 minutes from Manhattan is now on the market for $1.25 million. Located in the town of Sherman within the Housatonic Valley, the 10-acre Blue Bell Farm contains a nine-stall barn, riding ring, and a log cabin that serves as the cozy main residence. The quiet property is surrounded by 200 acres of protected land, adding to its peacefulness.

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Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 27, 2021

Photo by Daryan Shamkhali on Unsplash

The state of New York this week walked back the broker fee ban that was never really a ban. Last year, the Department of State issued guidance related to the sweeping rent reform laws from 2019 that said brokers hired by landlords would not be allowed to charge prospective tenants a fee. Following several legal challenges, a judge ruled last month that a ban on broker fees was an “error of law” and struck down the law. The state on Tuesday officially updated the guidance to fall in line with the court ruling.

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City Living, Features, NYC Guides

The 7 best beaches in NYC

By Rebecca Fishbein, Thu, May 27, 2021

  • By Rebecca Fishbein
  • , May 27, 2021

With Memorial Day just around the corner, most New Yorkers have two options–sit in endless hours of traffic trying to get to the beaches on the Hamptons or down the Jersey Shore, or have a staycation in the city. And while the latter may sound boring (and hot!) there are plenty of beaches to hit up within the boroughs. From the Rockaways to Fort Tilden, we’ve rounded up the seven best sandy spots in New York City.

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City Living, Manhattan, More Top Stories

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , May 27, 2021

All renderings courtesy of QC NY

A luxury European day spa will open on Governors Island this summer. From the same group behind Italy’s QC Terme Spa & Resorts, QC NY features outdoor thermal pools facing the Manhattan skyline, relaxation rooms, steam rooms and saunas, and a wellness-focused cafe. An official opening date has not been released but is expected to be announced soon.

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Cool Listings, East Village

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , May 27, 2021

Listing photos by Krisztina Crane from Evan Joseph

The secluded, bi-level roof terrace at this two-bedroom Greenwich Village co-op is truly magical. Located at 49 East 12th Street, between University and Broadway, the seventh-floor outdoor space overlooks the low-scale neighborhood while still providing views of the larger skyline. The split-level interior is just as cozy, with a wood-burning fireplace, exposed brick walls, and a solarium bedroom. It’s asking $2,095,000.

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For under $1M, these Jersey City condos add modern touches to a historic Victorian home

  • By Dana Schulz

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.

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New condo 2505 Broadway adapts pre-war elegance for modern Upper West Side living

  • By Dana Schulz

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.

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