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First look inside the Waldorf Astoria’s condo conversion

First look inside the Waldorf Astoria’s condo conversion The residential lobby of the new Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. | Renderings by Noë & Associates/The Boundary The iconic hotel’s transformation is due to wrap up by 2021 It’s been more than two years since the famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel shut its doors in preparation for its transformation into a hotel/condo hybrid, and in that time, much has changed in New York’s luxury real estate market. A one-time mansion tax has high-rollers…

Lin-Manuel Miranda-backed Drama Book Shop has an opening date

Lin-Manuel Miranda-backed Drama Book Shop has an opening date Rendering of the new Drama Book Shop interiors. | Courtesy of David Korins Plus, a 220 Central Park South apartment sells for $64 million—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. The new Drama Book Shop has…

Flood protection plan for East River waterfront heads to full City Council vote

Flood protection plan for East River waterfront heads to full City Council vote Nathan Kensinger Lawmakers will cast a final vote on the controversial plan on Thursday A controversial plan to remake a stretch of Manhattan with flood protections has one last hurdle to clear before the $1.45 billion proposal can push forward. The East Side Costal Resiliency (ESCR) project passed the City Council’s land use committee on Tuesday, clearing the way for a full Council vote on Thursday. Amid…

NYC braces for Tuesday snow flurries, chilly weather

NYC braces for Tuesday snow flurries, chilly weather NYC is bracing for what could be the season’s first light snow. | Kena Betancur/Getty Images Plus, the 9/11 Tribute Museum may close its doors—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. NYC braces for snow flurries and…

The history of Brutalist architecture in NYC affordable housing

The history of Brutalist architecture in NYC affordable housing Stevenson Commons in the Bronx, circa 1976. | Via NYC Municipal Archive A new exhibit looks at a dozen Brutalist buildings created for the Mitchell-Lama housing program Brutalism is one of the more divisive architectural styles, and in New York City, examples of the form range from the sublime—Marcel Breuer’s Whitney building (now an outpost of the Metropolitan Museum of Art), lower Manhattan’s sculpted Chatham Towers—to the imposing but not very…

Tracking the redevelopment of Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory

Tracking the redevelopment of Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory The Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment site. | Max Touhey | The Williamsburg waterfront megaproject is making steady progress Megaprojects are going up all over New York City, and though many of them are in Manhattan (see: Hudson Yards, Manhattan West) the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment, located along the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, is also making steady progress. The 11-acre megaproject, developed by Two Trees, includes Domino Park, four new buildings, and a…

In the fabled San Remo, a co-op with Central Park views wants $25M

In the fabled San Remo, a co-op with Central Park views wants $25M The three-bedroom apartment was created by combining two smaller units An expansive apartment in one of the San Remo’s fabled towers has just hit the market, and while it’s not asking quite as much as the penthouse once owned by Demi Moore—which recently listed for a whopping $50 million—it’s still plenty pricey. The more than 5,500-square-foot pad is asking $25 million. This particular unit, 15FE, is a…

What $675,000 buys in NYC right now

What $675,000 buys in NYC right now Ben Fitchett, courtesy of Compass Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can buy 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 for sale for around $675,000. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Chelsea This Chelsea studio is up for grabs for $659,000. It has one bathroom, a walk-in closet,…

$61M condo is 220 Central Park South’s latest exorbitant closed sale

$61M condo is 220 Central Park South’s latest exorbitant closed sale Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Vornado’s Midtown condo has been racking up plenty of pricey sales in 2019 Once upon a time, 15 Central Park West, the Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower beloved by celebrities and other high-rollers, was considered the most expensive condo building in the city based on the average price per square foot of its ultra-luxury apartments. But it may have some…

What can NYC learn from Hoboken’s e-scooter program?

What can NYC learn from Hoboken’s e-scooter program? Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images Plus, is Essex Crossing the “anti-Hudson Yards?” 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 micromobility case study in New Jersey E-scooters appeared to be stymied in New York for now—legislation that…