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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Curbed NY

More People Are Taking the NYC Subway Than Ever Before

You probably don't need statistics to tell you that the New York City subway is being used by more people than ever—the crush during rush hour is probably proof enough of that fact. But the MTA's ridership stats offer proof positive of that fact.

Belnord Could Become One of NYC's Most Expensive Condo Buildings

Back in 2015, HFZ Capital bought the massive Belnord Residences on the Upper West Side with the intent of turning the rental building into condos. Now, new plans show the building is expected to be pretty pricey, with more than 200 units.

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DDG's Next Luxury Condo Will Rise On the Site of a Chelsea Gallery

Luxury developer DDG filed plans this week for their next New York City project: an 11-story, nine-unit condo that will rise on the site of Chelsea's Anton Kern Gallery. Couldn't say we didn't see this coming after they bought the site in 2014.

Brooklyn’s First Supertall Tower Will Proceed With Landmarks Approval

The project calls for the demolition of a one-story annex and part of a five-story annex to the bank. The plan was unanimously approved by the Landmarks Commission who praised its design sensibility for making the supertall more contextual.

Jessica Chastain Puts Her Cute Village Duplex On the Market For $1.8M

The last we heard from Jessica Chastain, the actress had put her two-bedroom duplex on Mercer Street on the rental market; but now, it looks like she's making her move to Midtown extremely permanent.

Quirky Prospect Heights Condo With Levitating Office Now Wants $2M

The unusual Brooklyn home first hit the market last March with a higher ask, but maybe there isn't much of a market for spaces with floating offices—the price has been chopped to a little less than $2 million.

What $1,600 Rents in New York City

In this week's edition of Curbed Comparisons, we're looking at apartments asking around $1,600 in New York Xity neighborhoods like Inwood, Harlem, and the Upper East Side. Which one would you choose? Cast your vote!

First Look at Rafael Viñoly's 55-Story Luxe Nomad Condo

The development site at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street has had a turbulent few years, but with the unveiling of a first official rendering, it seems that a Rafael Viñoly-designed condo is ready to rise at the site.

NYC Hotel Rates May Be Dropping Thanks to Airbnb

Traditional hotels are currently locked in something of a battle with home-stay start-up Airbnb for travelers' dollars—and in New York, at least, it looks like Airbnb could be doing some quantifiable damage.

Brooklyn Hospital Center Building Sale Could Net More Than $100M

The hospital wants to use proceeds from the sale to build a new urgent care center and renovate the floors in the existing hospital building. The hospital lease on the Maynard Building won't expire until 2019 however.

MTA Sets First Public Meeting on L Train Shutdown For Early May

Repair work on the Canarsie Tunnel is inevitable at this point, the question is more about how best to go about it. Will be a complete shutdown of service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for a shorter period or a prolonged repair cycle.

One-Bedroom In Famed UWS Artists' Co-op Seeks $790K

Just half a block from Central Park, the co-op at 27 West 67th Street was built for artists looking for light. Artistic types still live here, according to this charming (and very blue) one-bedroom.

'Psycho' House Has Been Re-created on the Met Museum's Roof

Public art season is almost upon us in New York City, and one of the creepiest (and most Instagrammable) pieces has arrived: British artist Cornelia Parker re-created the 'Psycho' house on the Met's roof.

See New Views of Brooklyn’s Possible Supertall Before Its LPC Hearing

Developers Chetrit Group and JDS Development want to demolish parts of the landmarked Dime Savings Bank to create a 1,066-foot tall building with 500 apartments, of which about 20 percent will be affordable.

M Train Repairs Will Displace Dozens of Local Residents

The MTA will ask residents and businesses surrounding the Bushwick Cut section of the M train to temporarily relocate as repairs to the line move forward. Affected residents could be displaced for between six and ten months, or more.

One57's Furnished, Slightly More Attainable Units Have Arrived

News broke last week that Extell's One57 would turn apartments that were initially earmarked as luxury rentals into fully-furnished condos. Now, listings for those apartments—all located on either the 34th or 38th floor of the building—have arrived.

Inside the Proposed Changes to the Landmarked Ford Foundation

On April 19, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to consider a proposed $190 million renovation to the Ford Foundation, the 1967 building by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. Here's what those changes may mean for the building.

Touring the Model Unit for David Chipperfield's Midtown Condo

The Bryant marks the first NYC residential project to be designed by noted British architect David Chipperfield. The 34-story building overlooks Bryant Park and features 57 condos located above a 15-story boutique hotel with 230 rooms.

Affordable West Village Studios Will Ask From Just $90,000

A $90,000 studio in a desirable New York City neighborhood sounds like it'd be too good to be true, but 100 Barrow, the co-op being built adjacent to the West Village's Church of St. Luke in the Fields, will have seven affordable units.

There Are Now Fewer Than 12 Gas Stations Below 96th Street

On Thursday, the BP at the corner of Houston and Lafayette shuttered to make way for a glassy office building. Across the city, gas stations are being closed to make way for new development. There are hardly any remaining.

Checking In On Ian Bruce Eichner's Top-Heavy Flatiron Condo

The completed building will rise nearly 800 feet above Madison Square Park

Former New York Stock Exchange Building Will Become Luxury Rentals

Development firm, Metro Loft Management signed on a lease for the property for $185 million last December. That gives the developers control over the building until 2081, when the NYSE will have a chance to take back the space.

Second Ave. Subway Could Be Delayed Again

The MTA has repeatedly said that the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway will be open by this December, but a new report suggests that work on the line's forthcoming stations isn't keeping pace with that schedule.

National Academy Museum's Fifth Ave. Home Hits the Market for $120M

Facing insurmountable financial woes, the National Academy Museum has listed its headquarters after over half a century on Fifth Avenue. The museum and school are being offered for $120 million.

Williamsburg Condo Amenities Will Include 'Jam Room' For Musicians

New details have emerged about the Morris Adjmi-designed conversion of a Williamsburg warehouse into condos, including the fact that its amenities will include a recording room for musicians.

'Vinyl''s Bill Groom on Re-Creating 1970s New York City

As the production designer for such TV series like Boardwalk Empire and movies like Milk and A League of Their Own, Bill Groom has some experience translating bygone eras for modern audiences.

L Train Shutdowns Could Begin in 2019

Corrosive salt water flooded the tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan and needs major repairs. That could mean a complete shutdown of service.

Best of the Curbed Photo Pool

These are the seven best photos from the past week of our Flickr pool.