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Cool Listings, Windsor Terrace

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 16, 2022

Photos by Oleg Davidoff of Allyson Lubow Photography

This compact single-family home at 636 17th Street in Windsor Terrace just a few blocks from Prospect Park may only have 1,600 square feet of interior space, but it offers so much more than an “equivalent” condo of similar size. With a fresh and stylish renovation, the two-story home, now asking $1,995,000, has three bedrooms, two living spaces, 1,100 square feet of landscaped outdoor space, and that rare urban bonus: a driveway and a garage.

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City Living, Policy

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , June 15, 2022

 Photo by Danny Avila for NYC Parks

The New York City Parks Department on Tuesday announced that a number of the city’s outdoor swim programs would not be returning for the summer season due to a “national shortage of lifeguards.” Lap swim, senior swim, water aerobics, swim team and day camp, and Learn to Swim are among the programs that will not be returning for a third consecutive year.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upstate

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 15, 2022

All photos courtesy of Compass

Mariano Rivera, a Hall of Fame pitcher not accustomed to losing, sold his Westchester home at a significant loss this month. The former New York Yankee bought the mansion for $5.7 million in 2006 and listed it for $3.995 million in 2020. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the nine-bedroom home in Rye closed last week for $3.783 million, a loss of roughly $1.9 million.

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Construction Update, Downtown Brooklyn, New Developments, Rentals

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , June 15, 2022

The construction site in June 2022 © Ondel Hylton

Construction has officially begun on yet another new residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 589 Fulton Street, The Brook is a 600-foot-tall luxury rental with 591 apartments and 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. Developed by Witkoff and Apollo and designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, the building broke ground just days before the 421-a tax abatement program expired, allowing developers to still cash in on the 35-year tax break.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 15, 2022

Image courtesy of Douglas Elliman Realty

The two-bedroom condo at the top of 134 West 10th Street in the West Village is a perfect pad for the 21st-century bachelor/bachelorette. It’s already in a prime spot, with the benefit of the kind of luxury finishes discerning penthouse buyers love. But the best part of this unique duplex may be its three private outdoor spaces, including a landscaped roof deck with an outdoor kitchen. Asking $6,500,000, the renovated sweet spot in the sky spans 3,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space.

Penthouse tour, this way

Cool Listings, Upstate

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 14, 2022

All photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Situated on 12 acres in Bedford, New York this contemporary Westchester County estate at 270 Cantitoe Street is a unique forest retreat surrounded by nature and architecture inspired by it. Asking $4.5 million, the property is comprised of the main house, two guest houses, and a heated three-car garage. On the private grounds are a heated gunite pool and a spa/jacuzzi, and several ponds.

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City Living, Events, Transportation

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 14, 2022

Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Happy Pride Month, New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been showing off its Pride logo decal on select subway cars since they rolled out the design in 2019. The heart-shaped decal was created as part of “50 cars for 50 years after Stonewall,” marking the historic event’s 50th anniversary.

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Midtown, Museums

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 14, 2022

Ain’t Misbehavin; Designed by Derek McLane. Rendering courtesy of the Museum of Broadway

The first permanent museum dedicated to Broadway has an official opening date. The Museum of Broadway will open its doors at 145 West 45th Street in Times Square on November 15. Along with an opening date, new renderings of the space were released on Tuesday, showing off the museum’s immersive experiences and “behind-the-curtain” look at the history of Broadway.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Midtown East, Sutton Place 

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , June 14, 2022

Photo credit: Rob Bregman/Flashframe Productions; DDreps

This elegant fifth-floor co-op at 450 East 52nd Street has a rare level of star cachet; Swedish-born Hollywood screen legend Greta Garbo called the pre-war apartment home for 40 years, from 1954 until her death in 1990. The three-bedroom Sutton Place co-op last changed hands in 2017, when it was purchased by John and Marjorie McGraw. John is the former chairman of the publishing house McGraw-Hill. The couple is a fan of Garbo, which may be the reason they purchased the apartment for $8.5 million–$2.5 million over its $5.95 million ask. The east side aerie is now back on the market for $7.25 million.

Step into the Hollywood legend’s former home

City Living, Events

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , June 13, 2022

Photo credit: Jonathan Blanc / NYPL

The New York Public Library will give away half a million brand new books to families, part of a series of programs aimed at keeping kids and teens engaged while school is out for the summer. The free books are available at all branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, as well as during select outdoor programs. In addition to distributing 500,000 free books, NYPL’s “Summer at the Library” program includes outdoor pop-up storytime, writing and reading challenges, and hundreds of free programs for readers of all ages.

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