What you need to know about NYC’s unprecedented weeklong curfew

What you need to know about NYC’s unprecedented weeklong curfew Protests at Barclays Center decried police violence in one of several peaceful protests across New York in recent days. | Erik McGregor/Getty Images After 8 p.m. New York will be under curfew. Here’s what that means. New York City, like cities across the U.S., has been roiled by widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Mostly peaceful protests have swept…

‘I have no power’: The New York renters who aren’t protected from eviction

‘I have no power’: The New York renters who aren’t protected from eviction Angela Weiss/Getty Images The governor mandated an eviction moratorium in March. But major changes will put tenants at risk come June 20. It began one evening in April with a knock on Margarita Lopez’s door. She opened it to a man who handed her a piece of paper and flatly stated “Good luck.” That letter declared that Lopez would no longer be a tenant of the studio…

Summer Begins with 45 Miles of Open Streets New York

13 more miles of open streets, bringing the total across the boroughs to 45 miles and exceeding his goal of opening 40 miles by the end of May. After stating that this is the largest amount of protected streets in the nation, he assured New Yorkers that “it won’t stop there.” When the mayor first announced the program, he committed to opening 100 miles of streets throughout the pandemic. The latest batch will open tomorrow and includes tons of park-adjacent streets across Queens…

The three best deals on a two-bedroom right now—all under $2,500

The three best deals on a two-bedroom right now—all under $2,500 Pounce on a rental in Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, or on the Lower East Side It’s not just speculation: New York City rents are indeed starting to take a dip. More apartments are staying on the market, and more landlords are offering incentives—no fees or a month of free rent are the big ones—to get their spaces filled. We know you’re wondering if you could get more for your money, and…

NYC parks foresee financial losses at a time when we need them the most

NYC parks foresee financial losses at a time when we need them the most Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images Several New York City parks expect to lose millions of dollars in funding for upkeep and maintenance Prospect Park, known as Brooklyn’s backyard, welcomes over 10 million visitors every year. Now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more crowded than ever. New Yorkers have seen the photos of—and even become outraged by—the crowds and the lack of social distancing…

Two-story Midwood home with a backyard pergola asks $925K

Two-story Midwood home with a backyard pergola asks $925K Photos: Allyson Lubow/Courtesy of Compass The four-bedroom house features hardwood floors and base moldings Welcome back to The Six-Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline. Houses rarely make it to this column because, well, they are expensive in New York City, and usually over $1 million. That is one…

Did New York City just give up on public transit?

Did New York City just give up on public transit? The subway has been unfairly demonized in the city’s COVID-19 crisis. | Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images The city’s battered subway system deserves a more equitable vision for its future In the three months since Andy Byford resigned as New York City Transit chief, the U.S.’s largest transportation system has undergone an unimaginable transformation due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Ridership has plummeted. Budgets have been decimated. And, in that…

NYC immigrants fear losing their homes during the pandemic

NYC immigrants fear losing their homes during the pandemic A woman with a food donation returns home to the Queens neighborhood of Elmhurst, one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by coronavirus in New York City. | Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Immigrants live in some of NYC’s worst-hit neighborhoods. Now they’re struggling to pay rent. Lourdes Escobar, a street vendor who lives in Elmhurst, Queens, has already packed her bags. She hasn’t been able to work since March because of…

Gramercy Park one-bedroom with walk-in closet wants $499K

Gramercy Park one-bedroom with walk-in closet wants $499K Photos: Mike Miller/Courtesy of Compass The 550-square-foot prewar apartment also comes with a decorative fireplace Welcome back to The Six-Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline. Though there are plenty of pricey and posh properties in Gramercy Park, the neighborhood often surprises with relatively affordable units. This one-bedroom co-op, on…

Restored Renaissance Revival townhouse in Prospect-Lefferts Garden asks $2.95M

Restored Renaissance Revival townhouse in Prospect-Lefferts Garden asks $2.95M Courtesy of Douglas Elliman The ornate house has a ton of period details In its 1979 designation report, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) described a row of houses on Prospect Lefferts Gardens’ Maple Street as the city’s “finest examples to display the influence of the White City Movement” (or City Beautiful Movement). The movement was inspired by the uniform, white, and classically-inspired buildings from the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.…