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Cool Listings, Hudson Square

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 17, 2020

All listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Located at 104 Charlton Street in the burgeoning Hudson Square area, this two-bedroom condo is located in a former printing factory and retains old-world details like wood-beamed ceilings, brick walls, and rustic wood floors. Though there are oversized windows, the 2,000-square-foot home has a cozy, cavernous feel. It also has a charming outdoor terrace, and it’s asking $2,325,000.

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Policy

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 16, 2020

Photo of a Pfizer vaccine vial by Scott Heins/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

On Monday, the first COVID vaccine in the nation was administered to Sandra Lindsay, an ICU nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens. New York’s initial allotment of Pfizer vaccines includes 170,000 doses earmarked for those included in the first phase of distribution. Once these groups have received vaccinations, the state moves to phase two, which includes essential workers and priority general public (those with underlying health conditions, etc.). In a press conference today, Governor Cuomo said he expects phase two to begin in late January if the vaccine supply continues. He also outlined more details about this phase, including the establishment of Regional Vaccination Hubs and the launch of a new vaccine-focused website.

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Events, holidays, Midtown

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 16, 2020

Photo credit: Countdown Entertainment, LLC, courtesy of Times Square Alliance

In September, the Times Square Alliance announced that its annual New Year’s Eve celebration will take place virtually this year, including the famous ball drop. This will be the first time in 114 years that the December 31 event will not have a crowd. But thanks to a new app developed by Jamestown, Times Square will come to the living rooms of revelers around the world. Turning the New Year’s Eve experience into a video game, the app lets users create a personalized avatar, explore a virtual Times Square, play games, and live stream the countdown to midnight.  Real-life musical performances, interviews, and countdowns are still happening this year but will be live-streamed instead.

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holidays

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 16, 2020

Image courtesy of IKEA

IKEA’s new gingerbread house brings the famous brand’s flat-pack furniture to a whole new scale. The Gingerbread Höme kit comes with downloadable, furniture-shaped cookie-cutter templates and simple instructions (no Allen wrench needed!) so that you can build edible versions of well-known pieces like the Billy Bookcase, Malm Bedframe, and Strandmon Armchair.

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City Living, Transportation

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , December 16, 2020

A jet snow thrower in action via MTA’s Flickr

With a forecast of up to 18 inches of snow, Winter Storm Gail is expected to bring more snow to New York City this week than the five boroughs saw all of last year. In response to the nor’easter, expected to hit Wednesday afternoon, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has activated its 24/7 command center to monitor the storm. The agency is prepared to clear subways, buses, and commuter railways of snow thanks to its fleet of super-powered snow throwers, jet-powered snow blowers, and specially designed de-icing cars to tackle the icy mess.

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Carroll Gardens, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 16, 2020

Credit: Brown Harris Stevens

“From the moment you walk through the door, your mood will be elevated by the natural sunlight streaming in through the grand 16-foot wall of windows,” starts the listing for this three-bedroom duplex in Carroll Gardens. Its abundance of windows is made more striking by their location within several architectural nooks and by the apartment’s double-height configuration. Another perk? it comes with a private roof deck. Located at the ultra-modern Satori condominium, the home is asking $1,398,000.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons, Historic Homes

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , December 15, 2020

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

An East Hampton Village home with roots dating back to the 17th-century is on the market for $4.495 million. The property at 177 Main Street was originally a Colonial saltbox built in 1680 and owned by John Mulford, one of the founders of the village. The home was named Congress Hall in the mid-19th-century as then-owner David Mulford used the space for local men to gather and talk about politics. After the site sold in 2012, owners transformed the property into a 5,500-square-foot compound with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths.

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Events, holidays

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , December 15, 2020

Photo by Charley Lhasa on Flickr

Dozens of New York City parks will glow with holiday displays this year, bringing some much-needed cheer to all five boroughs. The city’s Parks Department last week released an interactive map that marks all of the menorah and Christmas tree lightings at parks and administrative buildings in the city by borough. The agency is encouraging New Yorkers to stay local and enjoy the illuminated green spaces in their neighborhoods.

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Policy, Restaurants

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , December 15, 2020

Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr

Outdoor dining on New York City streets will be suspended Wednesday afternoon ahead of an impending snowstorm, the city’s Department of Sanitation announced. The “Snow Alert” issued by the DSNY says “roadway dining” must end by 2 p.m. and be shut down for the duration of the alert. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts between 8 and 14 inches of snow in the city starting late afternoon on Wednesday.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , December 15, 2020

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Try as we might, it’s really impossible to classify the style of this Upper East Side townhouse, currently on the market for $22 million. The five-story home is filled with contemporary decor like neon light art and leather flooring, but also has classic architectural elements running throughout. Then there are all the outliers–an all-teak media room, a prairie-style solarium, and an Ipe garden. Located at 48 East 81st Street, it’s just a block from Central Park and the Met.

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