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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Curbed NY


Jane's Walk 2016: Walking Tours to Take in NYC This Weekend

Civic-minded folks will lead hundreds of walking tours this weekend; here are some of the best
 

Father and Son Architects Transform a Century-Old Park Slope Brownstone

Over a year ago, Zachary Lewis came across a townhouse on sale in the Park Slope Historic District Extension. His family was looking to purchase a townhouse to renovate, and so they jumped on the offer, and today it's a modern rental building.
 
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Brooklyn's Planned 21-Acre Greenway Gets New Renderings

The renderings come alongside a major community vision plan.
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Funky Lower East Side Co-op Wants $599,000

The bedroom of this LES co-op is small, but there's a large common space with an open-concept plan connecting the kitchen and living room. if you're cool with green paint—or not afraid of a renovation—this could be the place for you.
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NYC's First Micro-Unit Building Will Welcome Residents on June 1

It's been nearly four years since the city launched its adAPT NYC competition to create tiny, livable units in a new Kips Bay building, and now, the finished product is actually ready to welcome its first residents.
 

Revisiting 10 Celebrity Homes in NYC With Epic Renovations

Most everyone likes some good celebrity real estate gawking, so in that spirit and in honor of Curbed's first-ever Renovation Week, we've rounded up 10 of the best finished and on-going renovations in celeb-owned homes.
 

New York City Parks: Then and Now

From the city's largest park (no, it's not in Manhattan) to the game-changing High Line
 

Million Dollar Listing New York S5E3: Wanting What You Can't Have

This week's episode kicks off with Ryan Serhant and his faithful driver, Yuri, heading to Astor Place. Ryan's meeting with Elad, a client's money manager, to check out a ridiiiculous two-story penthouse. The listing measures 4,916-square-feet, all...
 

Construction Begins on WeWork's Fanciful Brooklyn Navy Yard Home

The developers on the project are looking for this 16-story building to be LEED certified. WeWork will take up about a third of the building, and the rest will be offices for tech and creative type companies.
 

Charming Gramercy Penthouse Once Owned By Painter Cecilia Beaux Asks $2.5M

The co-op, a penthouse apartment with 14-foot ceilings and clerestory windows, has only been on the market three times in the past century.
 
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10 NYC Cultural Institutions Undergoing Major Renovations

Some of the biggest cultural institutions in the city are set to undergo some dramatic transformations in the upcoming years including the Met, the MoMA, and even the New York Public Library's Fifth Avenue. Here's a map looking at 10 of them.
 

Developer Buys 71 Apartments At Famed UWS Building The Apthorp For $120M

Developer Joseph Sitt of Thor Equities dished out the major sum for 71 sponsor units in the building.
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How One NYC Design Firm Brings Our Best Historic Buildings Back to Life

Even if you don't know the name EverGreene Architectural Arts, there's a good chance that you know the firm's work. It would be difficult not to; the firm has been involved in the care and upkeep of some of the country's most recognizable landmarks.
 

MTA Reveals Details on L Train Shutdown at First Public Meeting

The MTA will either shut down the Canarsie Tunnel entirely for one and a half years or close the tubes in the tunnel one at a time over the course of three years. It's evident that the MTA prefers the former plan.
 

The Price For a Single-Family Home in Bed-Stuy Has Tripled Since 2004

A new study finds that home prices in Bed-Stuy have risen more than any other metropolitan area's since 2004. The price for a single-family home is up a whopping 194 percent.
 

HAP Unveils New Design For Anticipated Chelsea Development

Developer HAP has been planning on constructing a residential building on West 28th Street since at least 2014, when they first filed plans for the site. A new rendering for that building has emerged, along with word that it's actually (finally)...
 

19th-Century Bed-Stuy Townhouse Wants $3M After Gut Renovation

Furniture designer Christiaan Bunce purchased this townhouse last year and has since worked to transform the four level home by adding woodwork, moldings, floors, and of course furniture.
 

A Rooftop Farm Will Sprout From the Gowanus Arts Building

For 30 years, the Gowanus Arts Building has served its namesake community. Now it's prepping for a renovation that will bring a rooftop farm and more accessible performance space.
 

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Buys Landmark Brooklyn Brownstone

An astonishing landmarked brownstone in Brooklyn’s Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood has been sold to National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates. He acquired 207 Lincoln Road for its $2.1 million asking price.
 

What $3,000 Rents in NYC Right Now

This week, in a special edition of Curbed Comparisons, we're looked at renovated apartments across the city that are available for around $3,000. The listings featured include choices from one-to-three bedroom units and are in diverse neighborhoods.
 

Big Reveal: $845,000 For a Converted Clinton Hill One-Bedroom

Each week, we ask readers to guess how much they think a certain on-the-market-listing is asking. This week we wanted to know how much readers thought a one-bedroom Clinton Hill condo was asking. Here's the big reveal.
 

Hundreds of Affordable Units Coming to Brooklyn and The Bronx

In an effort to keep his commitment of building tens of thousands of units of affordable housing, Mayor de Blasio plans to announce the creation of nearly 500 affordable housing units for low-income tenants in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
 

Strolling Long Island City's Jackson Avenue, Where New Buildings Abound

New condos, rentals, hotels, and offices are popping up on Long Island City's Jackson Avenue at a breakneck pace. Here, we visit the short throughway to catch up on all that's going on.
 

Jonah Hill Buys a Luxe $9M Condo in Noho's The Schumacher

The Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street actor is leaving his Howard Street loft behind for a ritzy condo at Noho's printing factory-to-condo conversion The Schumacher.
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NYC's Most Expensive Apartment Will Be a $250M Condo at 220 Central Park South

Rumors have been swirling for months around this apartment and Vornado Realty Trust has finally unveiled plans for this quadruplex unit that will located on floors 50-53 of the Robert A.M. Stern-designed building.
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How Architecture and City Planning Can Combat Social Inequality

Architect/author/professor Vishaan Chakrabarti is, despite everything, optimistic.
 

The Hills in the Harbor

Take a sneak peak at Governors Island's newest attraction: three man-made hills that allow visitors to climb 70 feet above the New York Harbor for some of the most jaw-dropping views around.