Curbed Is Moving to New York Magazine

Curbed Is Moving to New York Magazine Photo-Illustration: Marcus Peabody/Getty We couldn’t imagine a better fit. Today, Curbed NY and the Curbed flagship join New York as the magazine’s home for coverage of cities and city life. We can’t imagine a better fit. When New York Magazine was founded in 1968, its absolute focus was New York City life: its politics, accents, art, social dynamics, and best lo mein. In 2020, the magazine still has New York City at its…

Landlords Lose Fight Against Rent Protections, Hotel Chelsea’s Latest Tenant Battle, and Other News

Landlords Lose Fight Against Rent Protections, Hotel Chelsea’s Latest Tenant Battle, and Other News A row of apartment buildings in Brooklyn. | fotog/Getty Images Here’s what’s going on around town this week. Landlords Strike Out in Lawsuit Against New York Rent Laws Last year, renters across New York rejoiced when the State Legislature passed a spate of robust tenant laws. The landlord lobby, unsurprisingly, was not too pleased after its failed campaign to curb the legislation. It wasn’t long before…

Governor Cuomo’s ‘Moratorium’ on Evictions Won’t Really Stop Evictions

Governor Cuomo’s ‘Moratorium’ on Evictions Won’t Really Stop Evictions A row of apartment buildings in Brooklyn. | Leslie Pankowski/Getty Images It’s “still full of loopholes,” as one lawyer put it. It was just a few brief sentences, but they sent reporters and housing lawyers into a frenzy: On a Monday call with journalists, three days before a state ban on evictions was set to expire, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to extend residential eviction protections through January 1. The measure,…

City Hall Park Is Still Under Lockdown, the MTA Has a Man Cave, and Other News

City Hall Park Is Still Under Lockdown, the MTA Has a Man Cave, and Other News Rob Kim/Getty Images Here’s what’s going on around town this week. Why is City Hall Park still barricaded? For nearly a month this summer, the 8.8-acre green space surrounding City Hall was home to the Occupy City Hall protesters as they called on the mayor and City Council to defund the NYPD. The cops cleared out the encampment on July 22, and since then,…

The Cheapest, Nicest Apartments for Sale in the West Village 

The Cheapest, Nicest Apartments for Sale in the West Village  This prewar one-bedroom on Horatio Street has two skylights. | Donna Dotan Photography Skylights, built-ins, and a 250-square-foot private terrace. Apparently, not even the reliably expensive West Village is immune to the COVID-induced housing price drops sweeping Manhattan. According to residential-real-estate analytics firm UrbanDigs, the median asking price for new listings in the area has decreased to the lowest figure in years, from $2.8 million in May to $1.765 million…

Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Close Rikers Is Crumbling

Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Close Rikers Is Crumbling A jail on Rikers Island. | Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock A judge’s ruling is the latest bad news for the mayor. A lawsuit has landed a decisive blow to Bill de Blasio’s plan to replace Rikers Island with a smaller network of borough-based jails. Under the vision the mayor put forward in 2018, four new towering jails would rise near courthouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx at a cost of $8.7…

NYC Delays In-Person Learning (Again) for Most Public-School Students, Sky-High Yoga, and Other News

NYC Delays In-Person Learning (Again) for Most Public-School Students, Sky-High Yoga, and Other News Andrew H Walker/Shutterstock Here’s some of what happened around town this week. In-Person Learning Delayed for Most New York City Public-School Students — Again It was an eventful week for New York students (and stressful for parents and teachers): Four days before kids were set to return to the classroom, the de Blasio administration decided once again to delay in-person instruction at most public schools. The…

Brooklyn Heights One-Bedroom With Sharp Kitchen Reno, Micro Claw-foot Tub, for $675K

Brooklyn Heights One-Bedroom With Sharp Kitchen Reno, Micro Claw-foot Tub, for $675K Photos by Michael Weinstein/Courtesy of Melissa Leifer, Keller Williams NYC So close to the water. Price: $675,000 Location: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn This one-bedroom apartment inside the five-story co-op at 87 Columbia Heights sits right in between an entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the newly reopened, now structurally sound Squibb Park Bridge, which leads to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1. The apartment is a five-minute walk from…

New Yorkers Step in to Keep City Parks From Turning Into ‘Junkyards’

New Yorkers Step in to Keep City Parks From Turning Into ‘Junkyards’ Roxanne Delgado collecting trash grabbers from volunteers in Pelham Parkway. | Caroline Spivack The city is neglecting its parks in the pandemic, just when we need them most. “Hi, do you have five minutes today to help clean the parkway?” asks Roxanne Delgado, armed with mint-colored garbage bags and a clawlike metal trash-grabber, of a couple and their three young children. They agreed and were soon plucking cigarette…

What You Need To Know Now About the Upper West Side Homeless Shelters Saga

What You Need To Know Now About the Upper West Side Homeless Shelters Saga mifl68/Flickr The latest: The de Blasio administration has paused moving people from the Lucerne Hotel as Legal Aid lawyers negotiate terms. A fierce neighborhood conflict has been playing out on the Upper West Side since early in the summer, when residents began complaining about homeless New Yorkers who were temporarily placed in area hotels — including the Lucerne, Belnord, and Belleclaire — to help curb the…