Mapping The Tech Takeover of New York City

Mapping The Tech Takeover of New York City John Nacion/AP Photo Where five tech behemoths are majorly expanding their New York footprint. When Amazon abruptly canceled its plans to bring part of its second North American headquarters to New York City, naysayers predicted that the abrupt dissolution of the deal — and the fierce pushback from those who decried the incentives used to woo Amazon — would scare tech companies off from expanding in the city. But those fears turned…

Carriage House One-Bedroom Hidden Behind Chelsea’s “Muffin House” Asks $875K

Carriage House One-Bedroom Hidden Behind Chelsea’s “Muffin House” Asks $875K Photos: Joel Pitra, DDReps/Courtesy of Compass The apartment has four windows overlooking the common courtyard. Price: $875,000 Location: Chelsea, Manhattan To access this one-bedroom, located on the second floor of a four-story 1850 carriage house, one first has to navigate through the foyer of a brick townhouse and a stone-paved courtyard garden. That front townhouse, a co-op building that shares the same address, was originally constructed as a foundry and…

Gut-Renovated House on Staten Island’s North Shore (With a Huge Backyard) Asks $819K

Gut-Renovated House on Staten Island’s North Shore (With a Huge Backyard) Asks $819K Tina Gallo for The Lonuzzi Team/Courtesy of Compass The open-plan living area also includes an oversize kitchen island. Price: $819,000 Location: Randall Manor, Staten Island This 1950 single-family brick home at 300 Henderson Avenue sits between two large green spaces on Staten Island’s North Shore: the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden — inside of which is New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, one of just two…

As Rezoning Process Relaunches, New York Seeks to “Dismantle” Inequity

As Rezoning Process Relaunches, New York Seeks to “Dismantle” Inequity The Gowanus Canal | Nathan Kensinger That approach would prioritize ULURP projects in areas hardest hit by COVID-19. Under a city-proposed rezoning, residential towers would dot the banks of the Gowanus Canal and transform a swath of the low-rise Brooklyn neighborhood into a hotbed of new development. That effort will almost certainly be the last major rezoning of the de Blasio administration, but it would be the first to reshape…

A Stucco Mansion in Prospect Park South With Two Balconies and a Cutting Garden

A Stucco Mansion in Prospect Park South With Two Balconies and a Cutting Garden Melanie Greene/Courtesy of Compass The historic residence is one-third neo-Tudor, one-third Colonial Revival, and one-third Spanish mission. Location: Prospect Park South, BrooklynYear built: 1908Architect: George E. ShowersSpecs: 8 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,812 square feet, 0.11 acresPrice: $2,750,000 The streets in Prospect Park South’s Historic District are lined with trees and large single-family homes, making them feel practically suburban. But those single-family homes also represent an impressive…

New York’s Emergency Rent Relief Program Is a Mess

New York’s Emergency Rent Relief Program Is a Mess Erik McGregor/Getty Images Technology and linguistic barriers are emerging that may make the rental aid inaccessible to those who need it most. Lately, when Ren Ping Chen conducts outreach calls to members of the Chinatown Tenants Union, the conversation quickly pivots to one question: How do I apply for New York’s emergency rent relief program? The 62-year-old, who doesn’t own a computer and doesn’t speak English, has few answers to offer…

Park Slope Three-Bedroom a Few Blocks From Prospect Park (and Food Coop) Asks $1.5M

Park Slope Three-Bedroom a Few Blocks From Prospect Park (and Food Coop) Asks $1.5M Will Ellis/DDreps The south-facing living room comes with a gas fireplace. Price: $1,500,000 Specs: 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,100 square feet Street view: A one-way school-zone road lined with trees and stoopsClosest train: R at Union5-minute walking radius: P.S. 321, J.J. Byrne Playground, Calexico, Al Di La Trattoria, Bareburger, Kos Caffe, Buttermilk Bakeshop Arguably the most winning area in this Park Slope condo is the south-facing…

See How New York Became a City in This New Digital Collection of Maps

See How New York Became a City in This New Digital Collection of Maps This 1864 copy of a 1766 map shows a “plan of the village of Brooklyn and part of Long Island.” | Courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society What did your neighborhood look like in the 17th century? Now you can find out. Back when Brooklyn was bucolic, marshes and farmland connected the scatter of 17th-century villages that today’s 2.6 million–person borough has grown from over the…

The Three Best Deals on Two-Bedrooms Right Now — All Under $2,500

The Three Best Deals on Two-Bedrooms Right Now — All Under $2,500 Courtesy of MNS Spacious living in Hudson Heights, Astoria, and Sunnyside. As New York City enters its final phase of reopening amid what is typically the busiest moving season, the rental market is seeing record vacancies with plenty of landlord concessions in return. That’s good news for bargain hunters. This week, we’re back on the hunt for the best two-bedroom rental deals and have sniffed out three units…

Windsor Terrace Townhouse With Inground Saltwater Pool Wants $4M

Windsor Terrace Townhouse With Inground Saltwater Pool Wants $4M Photos: DDreps/Courtesy of Compass There’s also a garage and pool house. Price: $4,000,000 Location: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn Completed in 1910, this freestanding townhouse was built on a double lot on Vanderbilt Street, a quiet, tree-lined block. The house is a ten-minute walk from both Prospect Park (via the Seeley Street Bridge) and Green-Wood Cemetery (a pedestrian-friendly green space that has become particularly popular during these socially distant times). The closest trains…