April 23, 2020

These Twitter accounts will tell you how long the lines are at Trader Joe’s

Getting groceries is no easy task in the current climate, from waiting in lines to scavenging for toilet paper. But a couple of new Twitter accounts are hoping to make it a bit less stressful, at least for those New Yorkers still heading to Trader Joe's. Trader Joes Line Alert was started by a Brooklyn Heights resident to let people know how long the line currently is at the Court Street store. Likewise, EV TJs and Target Line will let you know how long the lines are at both the Trader Joe's and Target on 14th Street and Avenue A. And then there's Trader Joes Line Murray Hill.
March 29, 2019

We’re hiring! Join the 6sqft team.

6sqft and its parent company CityRealty are hiring a Content and Digital Media Manager. Are you passionate about real estate, architecture, design, history, and general NYC lifestyle? Then this might be the position for you. Working for both websites, the manager will write stories, post on social media, and help with the overall editorial schedule. Interested? Find […]

March 16, 2017

Let us in on the good stuff: Send us tips!

We’re opening up the tipline. Send us everything from historic maps to useful websites to fun events and even newsworthy photos. We also love knowing about what’s happening in your neighborhood. Any new developments? A cool art installation?  Tip us off at tips [at] 6sqft [dot] com. Make sure to include any attachments, photos, and links. All tips […]

January 9, 2016

Like What You See? Like Us on Facebook!

If your company doesn’t block Facebook, we bet you’ve got a tab open to it right now. While you’re at it, why not “like” us so you can follow our top stories? You’ll then be able to like, share, comment and let us know what you love and what you loathe. Get to likin’!

October 20, 2015

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July 20, 2015

Follow 6sqft on Twitter!

Admit it: you’re already on Twitter perusing the feeds all day during work hours. Your secret is safe with us, but only if you follow 6sqft too! Click the button below to automatically follow 6sqft’s 140 characters of real estate, neighborhood news and architecture, or feel free to take a look first. Follow @6sqft //

July 10, 2015

On the Grid Is a Neighborhood Guide Curated by Local Designers

These days when we travel we look for recommendations from real people, whether it be through friends or poring over online reviews. Brooklyn design firm Hyperakt recognized this trend and created a new platform that calls itself the "designer’s neighborhood guide." Dubbed On the Grid, the site is a place "where local design firms contribute personalized descriptions for their favorite places," according to Gizmodo. Along with the picks and reviews, Hyperakt adds sharp photos, maps, and fun illustrations of local landmarks. They also categorize the picks with icons like a wine glass for bars, paint palette for cultural spots, and dumbbell for fitness outposts. Though On the Grid wasn't designed as an app, it works just as nicely on a mobile device as it does on a regular computer screen.
See more features of this fun new guide
June 15, 2015

Send In Your Questions and Get Them Turned Into Stories

Ever wondered how designers work around NYC’s tiny apartments? We’ll get in touch with the space-saving gurus at noroof Architects. Or maybe you want to know about the origins of the city’s street art? We know an artist who was part of the first generation of subway graffiti artists. Or it could be as simple as wanting […]

March 27, 2015

New App Pivot Shows Historic Images and Videos of Your Exact Location

We've taken a look at a couple of fascinating websites that let users tour their city's history through historic photos or overlaid maps from 1600 to present day, but a new app is trying to reach a similar goal on your mobile phone in real time. Pivot is an augmented reality app that alerts users when they're near a "pivot point," at which time they can raise their phones and see pictures and videos of what that exact location looked like in the past. The app's creators hope this will become a historical preservation platform.
March 16, 2015

Railfan Atlas Maps Train Porn Photos from All Over the World

Though many of us would rather not look at another train once we get done with our daily commutes, others of us revel in the images of railfandom, a subculture of train enthusiasts. One self-professed rail geek, Nick Benson, even went so far as to create the Railfan Atlas, a worldwide collection of Flickr train photos. The images are geotagged, and there's a heat map that shows the hottest spots for train porn.
Click here to see the most popular spots in NYC for railfandom
February 13, 2015

Single for Valentine’s Day? The Towers of Hudson Yards Are Looking for a Date

Single building lovers, have no fear. Hudson Yards is happy to be your Valentine. As a marketing tactic, the entire project, along with all five of its towers, got profiles on the fake dating site Building Mingle. 15 Hudson Yards, the residential tower designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has a celeb crush on the Guggenheim and its great curves and describes his type as "Anyone who works with concrete and steel. I'm looking for stability."; 10 Hudson Yards enjoys "When Harry Met Sally" (It's a classic romantic comedy!); and 30 Hudson Yards is a little shallow and is looking for someone tall and slender who isn't afraid of heights.
See all the profiles here
January 22, 2015

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December 24, 2014

Is It Possible to Keep an Octopus in a Private Home? And Other Questions Posed to the New York Public Library

Remember the old days of pay phones, encyclopedia collections, and writing letters on actual pieces of paper? Before the internet, life was a lot different, and the New York Public Library has a fun new project to remind us of that. Referring to themselves as "Google before Google existed," the NYPL will be posting old reference questions from the 1940s to 80s on their Instagram account every Monday. The staff recently found a box of these old gems, all of which were asked either via phone or in person.
Take a look at the first batch of questions from the NYPL
December 19, 2014

New Photo Kiosk Lets You Take a Selfie with One World Trade Center

It's hard to get the perfect selfie when you're worried about holding the phone at the right angle and pressing the button without dropping it. So a new Financial District photo kiosk will come as a welcome relief to architecture-loving selfie-takers. The bright red "selfie station," sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, a lower Manhattan business improvement district, lets users take photos of themselves with One World Trade Center soaring in the background. Located at Albany Plaza at the corner of Greenwich and Albany Streets, the high-tech kiosk also lets visitors choose photo filters and email, tweet, or Facebook their selfie.
More details on the One WTC Selfie Kiosk
December 18, 2014

6sqft Gift Guide: Polaroid’s Socialmatic Camera Posts Your Pictures on Instagram

The kids today posting their selfies and cat pictures to Instagram have no idea that they owe the square-shaped insta-photos to the good old Polaroid. So give them a little history lesson this holiday season with the Polaroid Socialmatic camera. It prints your photos on the spot like the original model, but also uploads them directly to social media outlets thanks to a WiFi connection that also lets users download apps and use the internet.
More details on the Polaroid Socialmatic camera
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November 27, 2014

What About NYC Are You Most Thankful For? We Ask 10 New Yorkers

That's the question that we've been asking 6sqft's friends and Twitter followers leading up to Thanksgiving. It's easy to get pulled into the NYC complaining vortex (The 6 train is delayed again?! You're raising my rent how much?!), but the reality is that we live in the greatest city in the entire world, and there's plenty here to be thankful for, whether it's something as small as seeing a cute dog on the street or as large as visiting famous museums.
Read the responses we got here
October 28, 2014

The Iconic Black Moleskine Notebook Is Turning Red to Raise Awareness for AIDS

The black Moleskine notebook is one of the most recognizable products in the stationary world, but the iconic pad is getting a brightly colored update for a good cause. The special edition #oneREDday collection is a partnership between Moleskine and (RED) to raise awareness and funds for the fight against AIDS. The collection includes a hard cover notebook, 2015 planner, red click pen, and luggage tag, all of which feature the iconic elastic Moleskine band in red. Five percent of every purchase goes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. Additionally, the #oneREDday campaign asks people to use their notebooks to answer the question: If you had just one day to raise awareness around the fight against AIDS, what would you do and how would you do it? Selected illustrations and photos tagged with the #oneREDday hashtag are featured on the official campaign site.
More details on #oneREDday
October 23, 2014

Pin Your Favorite Interiors with Us on Pinterest

Visit 6sqft’s profile on Pinterest. We know you love perusing our site to swoon over pretty photos of celebrity penthouses and historic landmarked brownstones. Keep them at a click’s reach by joining us on Pinterest! Here’s a quick sample of our pins so far, but we want to be inspired by you. Follow us on […]

September 23, 2014

Follow 6sqft on Twitter!

Admit it: you’re already on Twitter perusing the feeds all day during work hours. Your secret is safe with us, but only if you follow 6sqft too! Click the button below to automatically follow 6sqft’s 140 characters of real estate, neighborhood news and architecture, or feel free to take a look first. Follow @6sqft //

August 19, 2014

New App Wheely Will Make the NYC Subway More Accessibilty Friendly

If you ride the New York City subway you likely have some type of app installed on your smart phone that provides a map of the underground system or calculates the time to the next train. And it's just as likely that your app doesn't have a feature for accessibility. For those who cannot push through a crowd on the stairs or bolt up the left side of the escalator, the subway is extremely hard to navigate and oftentimes quite useless, as only 18% of stations have accessible elevators. To address this major flaw in our mass transit system, Anthony Driscoll developed a new app called Wheely, which helps those with accessibility needs (wheelchair users, the elderly, parents with strollers, injured people, etc.) better navigate the subway.
All the details on the smart new app here
August 18, 2014

Morpholio’s Innovative Mood Board App Lets You Design Your Entire Apartment on an iPad

The brilliant minds over at The Morpholio Project are at again, and this time they've introduced a real doozy to their already impressive suite of design apps. Devised for interior design professionals and design enthusiasts alike, this ground-breaking new application is pretty much like Pinterest on steroids, but made for the tech savvy who never stop creating. Featuring an incredible cloud library of over 1,000 top-notch curated design products and a highly refined suite of editing tools, this powerful app allows you to pull images of everything from furniture to materials to complete backdrops, onto a digital board that can be manipulated and transformed into a one of a kind vision: your own. The app was launched today and is now available at the Apple store for free!
More on this game-changing design app here

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