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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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