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NYC to ‘pedestrianize’ streets around Rockefeller Center during holidays

NYC to ‘pedestrianize’ streets around Rockefeller Center during holidays Getty Images The pilot program will kick off on November 29 Streets around Rockefeller Center will be closed to cars for part of the day during the tourist-packed holiday season, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. After initially backtracking when an earlier vision of the plan leaked in October, de Blasio said on The Brian Lehrer Show Friday that beginning November 29 into early January, 49th and 50th streets between Fifth and…

What $975,000 buys in NYC right now

What $975,000 buys in NYC right now Scott Wintrow/Gamut Photos/courtesy of the Corcoran Group 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 $975,000. Al Seidman, VHT, courtesy of the Corcoran Group Chelsea This one-bedroom co-op in Chelsea is asking $975,000. It has…

Historic West Village townhouse with literary past wants $9.75M

Historic West Village townhouse with literary past wants $9.75M Photos: Dean DeCarlo, courtesy of the Corcoran Group Author Donald E. Westlake and his wife called the place home for decades Charming (and expensive) historic townhouses abound in the West Village. This Bleecker Street home that just listed for $9.75 million not only has the old-world details of similarly aged townhouses, but also has a literary past. Author Donald E. Westlake and his wife, Abigail, called the Bleecker Street building home…

NYC buildings will soon display letter grades tracking energy efficiency

NYC buildings will soon display letter grades tracking energy efficiency Max Touhey | The new requirement is part of the city’s “Green New Deal” package of laws As part of the city’s landmark “Green New Deal” that passed in April, midsize and large building owners will soon be required to display an energy efficiency score and corresponding letter grade near the public entrances of their properties, similar to the grades posted outside of restaurants, the New York Times first reported.…

Refined Boerum Hill townhouse with landscaped garden asks $5M

Refined Boerum Hill townhouse with landscaped garden asks $5M Photos: DDreps, courtesy of Compass The historic brownstone was recently renovated There is no shortage of beautiful townhouses in Brooklyn, especially in its more than 30 city-designated historic districts, and this renovated brownstone in Boerum Hill, which just listed for just under $5 million, is a perfect example. The Italianate-style, three-story townhouse has four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a deck, and a charming landscaped garden with mood lighting and…

OMA’s Tetris-like towers break ground at Greenpoint Landing

OMA’s Tetris-like towers break ground at Greenpoint Landing Courtesy of OMA The project also includes a 2.5-acre waterfront park Courtesy of OMA Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Landing megaproject, covering 22 acres on the East River waterfront, has been making steady progress since it was first announced in 2011, following the 2005 Williamsburg and Greenpoint rezoning. The site’s first market-rate rental building opened in 2018, and this week, developers Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group announced the groundbreaking of two new residential towers…

The best ice skating rinks in New York City

The best ice skating rinks in New York City Ice skating in Bryant Park | Shutterstock.com The time to bust out your best Blades of Glory moves is upon us The first harbinger of the holiday season in New York City is ice skating. The city’s many outdoor rinks open to the public earlier and earlier every year, with the first few welcoming skaters at the beginning of October—yes, really. (Damn you, seasonal creep!) And now that there’s truly a…

What $5,000 rents in NYC right now

What $5,000 rents in NYC right now RISE Media, courtesy of the Corcoran Group 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 $5,000/month. RISE Media, courtesy of the Corcoran Group Upper East Side This two-bedroom co-op on the Upper East Side is renting for…

NYC is home to 10 of the country’s priciest zip codes

NYC is home to 10 of the country’s priciest zip codes Parts of Tribeca still hold the title of the city’s most expensive neighborhood. | Max Touhey One Brooklyn zip code even broke into the country’s 100 most expensive In a surprise to no one, New York state remains the east coast’s crown jewel of real estate with 18 of the country’s most exclusive zip codes, according to a new PropertyShark report. But this year marked the abrupt rise and…

The state of Long Island City real estate, one year after Amazon

The state of Long Island City real estate, one year after Amazon Max Touhey Plus, the MTA’s $249M spend on police officers—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. Did Amazon change Long Island City real estate? Short answer: not really. When Amazon announced its plans…