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Friday, July 15, 2016

Curbed NY

The Lowline moves forward after major boost from city

After a Request for Expressions of Interest issued by the city in November, the Lowline has been selected as the proposal most apt for the unused trolley terminal under Delancey Street. (It doesn’t hurt that it was also the only proposal the city...

City Hall’s inaction led to Rivington House sale, report finds

A report issued by the Department of Investigations unpacks the controversial sale of a Lower East Side nursing home for luxury condos. It found that a lapse in communication at City Hall can largely be blamed for the sale.

Equinox Fans, Rejoice — New Clubs Are Opening In Your Neighborhood

Five new clubs with premium amenities and class offerings — find the new locations now.

L Train shutdown may already be affecting Williamsburg condo prices

In its Q2 market report, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) found that while the number of condo sales increased from the same time frame last year, the average prices experienced a drop.

Ramones will be memorialized on a Forest Hills corner

After getting City Council approval, an intersection in front of the band’s alma mater, Forest Hills High School, will be called "The Ramones Way".

Pokemon Go mania causes NYPD to issue ‘stranger danger’ warning

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton may think Pokemon Go is stupid, but that hasn’t stopped the NYPD from issuing a series of safety tips for New Yorkers who are obsessed with the game.

Pokemon Go in NYC: Everything You Need to Know


Airy Crown Heights condo with Manhattan views asks $975,000

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in a (relatively) new construction building in Crown Heights just hit the market asking $975,000. Among its many amenities: a deeded parking spot, washer/dryer, and a 421-a tax abatement.

Central Park seeks $300M to refurbish its iconic structures

A large part of this effort will be preserving the designs of Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux particularly in the North Woods and The Ramble, where work is already underway. The Park’s many arches and bridges will also be restored.

NYC and Shanghai partner up to promote city-to-city tourism

A two-year partnership will encourage travel between New York and Shanghai. The alliance between New York and China are the first of its kind and serves to be mutually beneficial for tourism in both places.

Big reveal: $795,000 for an extremely colorful Midtown East co-op

Yesterday we wanted to know how much you thought colorful this one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op in Midtown East was asking. Today we reveal that number, and which commenter reigned supreme.

Pokémon Go player walks right into pond at Prospect Park

When catching ‘em all goes wrong...
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Brooklyn's 20 most expensive homes for sale

As real estate prices throughout New York City climb ever-higher, seeing homes in Brooklyn listed in the millions of dollars has become close to normal. While priced at far less than their Manhattan counterparts, these homes are still plenty pricey.

Keith Olbermann frees himself of his Trump Palace condo in just three months

Olbermann listed his three-bedroom apartment on the market in protest this past April for $3.9 million. He was tired "of of the degree to which the very name 'Trump' has degraded the public discourse and the nation itself," he wrote in an op-ed.

Jean Michel Basquiat's NoHo home memorialized with new plaque

To commemorate Basquiat and his contributions to Noho’s art scene, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and Two Boots Pizza have unveiled a plaque that marks the site of Baquiat’s former home.

Upper East Side will get a 33-story cantilevered condo

The project came about after a development partnership led by CW Realty purchased two buildings on First Avenue this year. The first is at 1361 First Avenue, where Finnegan’s Wake has been the ground floor retail tenant for 40 years.

Adorable Bed-Stuy condo with exposed brick asking $689,000

With so much to offer and in one of Brooklyn’s budding neighborhoods, it wouldn’t be surprising if this home was asking close to seven digits. But the good news is: it’s not.

Morris Adjmi’s wonky Noho office building fails to impress LPC

A strange triangular-shaped lot along Lafayette Street between Bond and Great Jones streets will remain vacant until Morris Adjmi’s design for the site is approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Near Central Park's northwest corner, another new condo launches sales

The seven-story building features eight condos

Pacific Park’s next batch of affordable rentals are almost here

Just five months after 535 Carlton, the COOKFOX-designed rental building in the Pacific Park megaproject, topped out, its 298 units are going to hit the market. The lottery for those apartments opens tomorrow on NYC Housing Connect.

Another Astoria megaproject stalls following the lapse of 421-a

the impact on such mixed-income projects following the expiration of 421-a has been feared by many real estate analysts for some time now. Yet another project in the neighborhood to be affected by it was the Hallets Point megaproject.

Hell’s Kitchen duplex comes with spiral staircase for $990,000

Hell’s Kitchen is full of hidden gems and this duplex is definitely one of them. Located in a prewar building, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex is a slice of city oasis.

Is Pokemon Go the future of real estate? (Spoiler: no)

A Citi Habitats broker wants to use the game’s technology as a way to "create more brand awareness around [a] building & help to foster more showings and in turn deals." Oh, brother.

The floating ‘food forest’ will travel NYC’s waterways beginning July 23rd

As it sails around the city, Swale will offer fresh free foods that include kale, cilantro, asparagus, artichoke, wild ginger, blueberries, and many more.

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Squibb Park Bridge is finally getting fixed

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s innovative Squibb Park Bridge has been plagued with problems since its 2013 debut, and closed in 2014. But now, the pedestrian pathway may finally be getting much-needed repairs.

Gas station-replacing condo in Hell’s Kitchen is moving forward

Xinyuan’s Hess Express gas station-replacing condo in Hell’s Kitchen is moving forward after the developer officially filed plans with the city’s Department of Buildings to bring over 86,000 square feet of residential development to the neighborhood.

Rentals in SOM's undulating 57th Street tower now up for grabs

The building features a mix of studios-three bedrooms. When we last reported on the project, we were only aware of the starting price, but now it appears that apartments will rent for $17,000 per month at the upper end of the spectrum.

Open House New York Weekend is back this October

This year’s event will take place October 15 and 16th

East Williamsburg rental will bring 20 apartments to the area

The project came about after developer Joel Kohn picked up two adjacent lots for $4.65 million last year. The structure’s steel frame is already in place, and facade work is currently taking place at the site.

Glamping hits Manhattan with outrageous $2,000/night hotel suite

The W New York Hotel has unveiled a new suite aimed at people who want to camp, but not really. The "Extreme Wow Glamping Suite" comes with a Laurel & Wolf-designed terrace complete with yurt.