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.…

What $3,100 rents in NYC right now

What $3,100 rents in NYC right now Alice Corporan for 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 $3,100/month. Courtesy of Zumper Prospect Heights In Prospect Heights, this compact two-bedroom unit is renting for $3,100/month. It has hardwood floors and a…

Here’s how NYC plans to keep New Yorkers cool this summer

Here’s how NYC plans to keep New Yorkers cool this summer Mario Tama/Getty Images Spacious cooling centers, misting oases, open hydrants, and more The days of a refreshing plunge in a public pool or a cold beer at a baseball game won’t be happening anytime soon in New York. And while many of the summer pastimes New Yorkers use to cool down are suddenly dangerous amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, that won’t stop the sweltering summer heat. Last July was…

What NYC renters need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

What NYC renters need to know during the coronavirus pandemic Ryan DeBerardinis/Shutterstock.com Should I move? What if I’m diagnosed with COVID-19? And more questions about renting right now, answered As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in New York City, there’s a looming worry among renters throughout the five boroughs: What happens on June 1? That’s the next date that rent is due, but if people are out of work or have lost other sources of income as a…

What $700,000 buys in NYC right now

What $700,000 buys 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 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 $700,000. VHT, courtesy of the Corcoran Group East New York For $725,000, you could buy a 2,205-square-foot house in East…

NYC is opening 12 more miles of open streets—from Fort Greene to Flushing

NYC is opening 12 more miles of open streets—from Fort Greene to Flushing LightRocket via Getty Images The city is halfway to its goal of 40 miles of streets for May New York City will more than double its open streets footprint this week, banning traffic from a dozen more miles of streets to help New Yorkers spread out in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting May 14, the city will open 7.6 miles of streets in the Bronx,…