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8 great New York City starter homes

8 great New York City starter homes Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group These NYC pads would be perfect for first-time home buyers What does a “starter home” look like in New York City? In other cities, that may mean spending a modest amount of money on a single-family home; here, that’s … not going to be the case. But there are still deals to be had for young (or not-so-young) first-time buyers who want to own a piece of NYC—if you…

What $2,600 rents in NYC right now

What $2,600 rents in NYC right now Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man’s studio another man’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, we’re looking at apartments renting around $2,600/month. Joseph Triano/Courtesy of Compass Astoria In Astoria, this two-bedroom apartment is renting for $2,575/month. It has one bathroom, a large living room, a separate…

Cozy Soho co-op with vintage charm wants $599K

Cozy Soho co-op with vintage charm wants $599K Photos: Courtesy of Anchor Associates The unit has original details including exposed brick walls 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. Soho apartments very rarely make it to the Six-Digit Club (in fact, the last time one made it was in 2017), which is why this one-bedroom…

The most expensive blocks for NYC rentals are in Soho and Tribeca

The most expensive blocks for NYC rentals are in Soho and Tribeca Max Touhey | A new StreetEasy report found that streets like Greenwich and Greene in Soho are among the most expensive for rentals New York City rents have reached record highs in recent years, but there are certain neighborhoods and streets in the city—well, Manhattan—where rents are ridiculously high. In a new report, StreetEasy looked at where, exactly, the most expensive blocks in the borough are located, using…

5 open houses in Downtown Brooklyn to check out this weekend

5 open houses in Downtown Brooklyn to check out this weekend Courtesy of Jessica White, Compass If you’re looking to buy in the neighborhood, here’s a few places worth considering Welcome to Curbed NY’s Open House Tour, because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking? This time around, we’re looking at what’s on the market in Downtown Brooklyn. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman This one-bedroom condo has one bathroom, a large living room, a dishwasher, seven closets, an in-unit washer/dryer,…

Contested Industry City rezoning splits community board vote

Contested Industry City rezoning splits community board vote Max Touhey The convoluted vote unfolded during a nearly five hour hearing After nearly five hours of deliberation, Brooklyn’s Community Board 7 failed to reach a consensus on parts of a hotly debated rezoning plan for Industry City. The developers of the waterfront complex requested four land use changes for a $1 billion redevelopment that would add new retail, hotels, and academic space to the 16-building campus. On two of the four…

Why are so many NYC subway entrances closed to riders?

Why are so many NYC subway entrances closed to riders? Elvis901/Shutterstock.com Plus, actress Awkwafina will be making announcements on the 7 train—and more intel in today’s New York Minute news roundup. Good morning, and welcome to New York Minute, a new roundup of the New York City news you need to know about today. Send stories you think should be included to tips@curbed.com. A call to reopen the hundreds of NYC subway entrances closed to riders In 2015, there were…

The most walkable neighborhood in each NYC borough

The most walkable neighborhood in each NYC borough Shutterstock Here’s how Walk Score ranks neighborhoods across New York City It’s no surprise that New York City tops Walk Score’s list of the most transit-friendly cities in the United States, thanks to our extensive (albeit battered) subway system, bus network, and the abundance of pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. The city’s biking infrastructure has also improved in recent years, with significantly more bike lanes being installed around the city, along with Citi Bike’s continued…

Rockefeller Center’s public plaza could get a major revamp

Rockefeller Center’s public plaza could get a major revamp Renderings: Gabellini Sheppard Associates/Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Under a new proposal, the complex’s center would get new stairs and elevators to improve visitor circulation Rockefeller Center, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, may get a major facelift. Tishman Speyer, the complex’s owner, has proposed several changes as part of a plan conceived by Gabellini Sheppard Associates, which was presented during a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing this week. The proposal…

For $2.1M, a detached Ditmas Park charmer with a front porch

For $2.1M, a detached Ditmas Park charmer with a front porch The circa-1900 home has a cozy front porch. | Anton Brooks for Carolyn Cedar, Compass The rambling Brooklyn home has tons of yard space Another day, another lovely detached Ditmas Park house has hit the market: This particular home, situated on Westminster Road between Beverley and Cortelyou roads, is a circa-1900 structure that’s asking $2.1 million. Though it could be used as a two-family home, it’s currently in a…