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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Curbed NY

3 Bronx Locals Share the Secrets of Their Neighborhoods

Depending on who's counting, there are more than 50 neighborhoods in The Bronx. Here are guides to three of them, created by community activists and longtime Bronxites.
 
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MoMA Closing Standalone Architecture Gallery (For Now) Due to Renovation

The museum says these changes are a temporary result of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) renovation, final plans of which haven't been released.
 
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Tiny Garden Islands Coming to Sixth Ave. Need Caretakers

The city wants to include micro-gardens with the plan to building protected bike lanes along Sixth Avenue. A few corners remain unclaimed and in need of a caretaker.
 

The Bronx's Concourse Village Will Get an 11-Story Hotel

The development boom in the Bronx isn't limited to commercial and residential projects—the borough is also getting a bevy of new hotels, including one in Concourse Village just off of the Grand Concourse.
 

One57 Pads Once Deemed Rentals Are Now Turnkey Condos from $3.5M

It's been quite the back and forth on these apartments. Fearing a slowdown in sales a group of 38 apartments at One57 were offered as high end rentals. Then that didn't work out so now they're back for sale, and they're fully furnished this time.
 

Historic 19th-Century City Island Home Is Now a NYC Landmark

The item was calendared by the LPC in 2009. Last October it was reviewed with dozens of other items as part of the agency's backlog initiative. In February this year, the LPC then shortlisted 30 items for landmarks prioritization.
 

An Inside Look at the Bronx County Archives

Housed in an unassuming duplex just beyond the last stop on the D train in Norwood is the Bronx County Historical Archives, a treasure trove of ephemera from the Bronx's centuries-old history. Get an inside look here.
 

How Two New York City Parks Helped Change America

After exploring 10 of the most important homes in American history, PBS's series 10 That Changed America continues with a survey of the 10 parks that changed America—and unsurprisingly, two New York City parks made the cut.
 

Mod One-Bedroom In an Art Deco Chelsea Co-op Wants $899,000

There are several ways in which this Chelsea one-bedroom feels like a bit of a throwback. It's located in a charming Art Deco building, for one; and for another, the apartment itself has a very vintage vibe, all for under $1 million.
 

Pepsi-Cola Sign, Parts of Green-Wood Cemetery Are NYC's Newest Landmarks

The Pepsi sign was calendared in 1988 to be designated at a later time. Earlier this year the Landmarks Commission decided to prioritize 30 items for landmarking by the year's end, that previously been calendared, in some cases, for decades.
 

The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Brooklyn Is…

Tony Brooklyn neighborhoods like Dumbo and Cobble Hill typically top the lists of the borough's most expensive neighborhoods, but a report tracking the first quarter of 2016 revealed two surprising areas at the top of the list.
 

Keith Olbermann Wants Out Of His $4M Trump Palace Condo, In Protest

In 2007, political commentator Keith Olbermann bought an apartment at Trump Palace, but nine years and one terrifying Donald Trump campaign later, Olbermann wants out. He's selling the apartment for $4 million because of Trump's presidential run.
 

L Train Shutdown Details May Finally Be Coming From MTA

There's still a lot that we don't know about the possible shutdown of the L train, but that could be changing: The MTA may offer details on the impending repairs, necessary to fix Sandy-damaged equipment, in a community meeting in Brooklyn.
 

Which NYC Borough Should You Live In?

It's the age-old question for New Yorkers (or those who are new to the city): where should I live? Even if you're a lifelong Manhattanite, there's a chance that one of the other boroughs may be a better fit—and our quiz will help you figure it out.
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Ice-T and Coco Would Be Selling This $1.1M New Jersey Penthouse

The new parents are looking to leave their )very characteristic) New Jersey penthouse behind. They listed the apartment for $1.1 million, which is $400,000 less than they purchased it for in 2005.
 

New Film Chronicles Streit's Matzo Factory's History Ahead of Its Demolition

The iconic factory building was purchased by Cogswell Realty for $31 million in January 2015. The developers plan to convert the space in a seven-story building with 30 condos and ground floor retail.
 

Manhattan West's 62-Story Residential Tower Tops Out

The 844-unit project was only about halfway up two months ago. A lot has happened since then.
 

Annabelle Selldorf's New Design for Steinway Piano's New Midtown HQ, Revealed

Once upon a time, the acclaimed piano-makers Steinway & Sons called 57th Street home. But after selling it to a developer, the company moved to a new flagship, designed by Annabelle Selldorf, on Manhattan's Sixth Avenue.
 

Windows Almost All In at Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77

The massive building should open in 2017
 

In Mott Haven, Two 'Failed Minimalists' Have a Home With Space to Create

Kim Phillips and Ryan Garvey knew one thing when they first started eyeing a move to New York City: they didn't want to live in Brooklyn. The creative couple settled in Mott Haven, where they now have space (and rent money) to spare.
 

Gas Station-Replacing ‘Boutique’ Condos Launch Sales in Cobble Hill

The design for this building that replaced a Shell Gas station was once disapproved by the Landmarks Preservation for being out of character with the Cobble Hill Historic District. The developers have since made amends.
 

120 Units of Affordable Housing Planned in Morrisania

Two buildings of Affordable Housing, dubbed Thessalonia Manor, are being developed in the South Bronx. They will be available to families making under 60 percent of the AMI.
 

Live Like a Giant at Eli Manning’s Hoboken Pad for $18,000 a Month

Trying to sell the place has not been successful
 

3 Bronx Advocates Sound Off On Its Present and Future

Read on for interviews with notable Bronx boosters, including borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., to get a sense of what's happening in the Bronx right now, and what the future holds for this rapidly changing borough.
 

Kingsbridge Ice Center Deal In Danger of Falling Apart

Squabbles between the state and the developers on one side, and the city on the other, has prevented the project from moving forward. The development firm has until April 25 to secure the requisite funds amounting to $158 million.
 

New Bill Seeks to Map At-Risk Subsidized Housing In NYC

Two council members have proposed a bill that would track subsidized housing that's in danger of becoming unaffordable as financing for the units is set to expire. The map seeks to raise awareness of NYC's affordability crisis for lawmakers and...
 

Woodsy Bronx Mansion Built by Famed Fieldston Architect Seeks $2M

The name Dwight James Baum may not mean as much to New Yorkers as those of Stanford White or Cass Gilbert; but Baum, whose Bronx mansion is on the market for $2 million, deserves at least a modicum of praise they've received.
 

Scale a Huge Climbing Wall Under the Manhattan Bridge This Weekend

Operated by the same folks that run a bouldering gym in Long Island City, the Brooklyn Bridge Park-located gym will open on April 16, and is a steal compared to the pricing in LIC. A full day pass goes for $9 compared to the $28 in LIC.
 

A Brief History of the Bronx

Though it's only been a part of Greater New Yorker since 1898, the Bronx has a much longer history than that—one that goes way further back than when Henry Hudson famously landed on New York's shores in the 17th century.
 

Third Developer Eyeing Bushwick’s Lucrative Rheingold Brewery Site

The former Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick comprises a 10-block radius in the neighborhood. Read Property Group owns a majority of parcels in this area, but of late has been divvying ownership among other developers as well.