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'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah trades rental for $10 million penthouse

​It looks like Trevor Noah’s$15,000 rentalatStella Towerwas just a space for him to kill time while waiting to move upstairs into a $10 million penthouse. Noah reportedly closed Monday on the top-floor duplex apartment that spans the 17th and 18th floors of the Ralph Walker-designed skyscraper. In...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:04am

NYC eyes Gowanus Canal as the next ‘Little Venice’

Rezoning and the promise of public right-of-way on the west Brooklyn Superfund canal could bring an esplanade like Williamsburg’s, a recreation area and lots of new development. The light-industrial zone wedged between pricey Park Slope and Carroll Gardens hasn’t accurately been a polluted flyover...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

What did New Yorkers do before indoor toilets?

If you’ve ever bemoaned the fact that you share a bathroom with several family members or housemates, you’re not alone. Most New Yorkers live in apartments and most units have just a single bathroom. A hundred and fifty years ago, however, the situation was much worse. At the time, New Yorkers had...

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 1:42am

$12.8M Flatiron pad is like having your own massive, private design showroom

Even with a dizzying ask of $12.8 million, you know you’re headed for off-the-charts territory when a 4,200-square-foot, three+ bedroom apartment starts with a sunken foyer that opens into an 800-square-foot sunken living room. And if you’re thinkingthat’s bigger than lots ofpeople’s entire...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 2:08am

Melania Trump's plans to stay in New York won't shut down Fifth Avenue

Betweenswarms of protestorsoutside the building andDonald Trump‘s claims thathe’ll spend weekends at his penthouse, the NYPD has spent the last weekmulling a shutdown of Fifth Avenuein and aroundTrump Tower.And even though Melania and ten-year-old Barron will remain in the 24-karat gold-covered...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 5:10am

Is this windowless building in Tribeca an NSA surveillance site?

Tribeca’sAT&T Long Lines Buildingis a prime example of Brutalist architecture, with its hulking slab form and imposing concrete facade. But what really draws curious gazes is its lack of windows.Pair this with the fact that the 550-foot telephone exchange tower was built to withstand anuclear...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:40am

QUIZ: What NYC suburb should you move to?

When 6sqftrecently looked at a studypertaining to whymillennialsare leaving cities, we learned that to this generation, factors such assafety, education and health are more important thanfashion, food and nightlife. Though it may sound surprising, it points to a shift in urbanites deciding to...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 2:20am

How New Yorkers survived before air conditioning

Last week, temperatures in New York City peaked in the mid 90s but with the humidity index, afternoon to early evening temperatures felt more like 105 to 113 degrees. The combined temperature and humidity index prompted an “excessive heat warning” for the city and sent most residents indoors to...

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:30pm

Rezoning plan could add 16 new towers to Midtown Manhattan

The city has released its long-awaiting Midtown East Rezoning plan, a controversial upzoning of the area bound by Madisonand Third Avenues and 39th and 50th Streets, which would encourage taller, more modern office towers in an area that many feel is no longer attracting commercial tenants....

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:54pm