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Our ongoing series “My sqft” checks out the homes of 6sqft’s friends, family and fellow New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to Ridgewood, Queens. Want your home to be featured here? Get in touch

Few neighborhoods have gotten as much buzz in the past year as Ridgewood. Considered the next frontier for cool kids getting priced out of hip areas like Williamsburg and Bushwick, Ridgewood sits at the top of NYC’s list of ones to watch. But even with all the hoopla, how many of you actually know someone who lives off this stretch of the L?

In our latest installment of My sqft, we meet Sean and Liz, a couple of Greenpoint expats who’ve made their way into a beautiful, historic brick construction along a peaceful block in the heart of this up-and-comer. Living large in a very bright and airy 800-square-foot railroad apartment, these two really don’t face the same space challenges that plague the rest of us New Yorkers, and as such they’ve found the freedom to infuse their space with lots of personality (toy bunnies, illustrations of “nerd weapons” and quirky art from across the globe) and all the furniture they’ve collected over the last decade (lots of covetable mid-century modern pieces and antiques). Jump ahead to meet this perky pair and see how they’ve created that perfect old-meets-new-meets-endearing balance that we all strive for but pretty much have no clue how to make happen in our own homes.

Go inside their adorable home here

Real Estate Wire

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  • Visits to Governors Island may be up, but few businesses are interested in setting up shop there. [WSJ]
  • A beautiful Beaux Arts bank on Gates in Bed-Stuy will be turned into apartments. [Curbed]
  • With Manhattan prices climbing sky high, investors are turning to Northern New Jersey for new opportunities. [TRD]
  • The City Council has approved a plan to construct a mixed-use building in Ridgewood, Queens, where artists would be charged $10 per year to rent part of a 3,000-square-foot community space. [DNA Info]

Governor’s Island (left); Slate Property Group’s Ridgewood development (right)


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