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204 years ago today, the Manhattan Street Grid became official

Deemed by historians as the “single most important document in New York City’s development,” the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811, which planned Manhattan’s famous grid system, turns 204 years old this month. As the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation tells us, the chief surveyor of the...

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 2:40 AM

$5.5M for renovated Hamilton Heights mansion is Harlem record

If this home is, as the listing calls it, “the jewel of this historic neighborhood,” the three-block historic Harlem enclave of Hamilton Terrace is a treasure trove, anchored by the Hamilton Grange home of Alexander Hamilton. Listed at $5,495,000, the limestone and terra cotta mansion at 72...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 10:56 PM

Senior musicians may lose affordable housing at Bronx Commons

The $160 million Bronx Commons mixed-use development, located in the borough’s Melrose neighborhood, broke ground in January. When complete, it will combine affordable housing, retail, landscaped public space, and a 300-seat music and arts venue known as Bronx Music Hall. As 6sqft previously...

Monday, March 20, 2017, 3:35 PM

Huge Whole Foods coming to Brookfield’s Manhattan West

Along with its glassy towers on the rise and big-name corporations leasing office space, the Hudson Yards district is now displaying another show of how the mega-development is pushing the once-desolate Midtown West area forward–the announcement of a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods. The green grocer...

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 4:01 PM

After 10 years on the market, Donald Trump’s trust looks to make $35M on lavish penthouse

The penthouse at Trump Park Avenue has been on and off the market for an entire decade, first listing for $45 million in 2007, and now returning for $35 million. As LL NYC reports, the President transferred ownership of the 6,278-square-foot apartment in January to the Donald J. Trump Revocable...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:06 PM

How to live in East Williamsburg for $1,020/month

​Starting Wednesday, New Yorkers earning between 50 and 60 percent of the area media income can apply for eight units in the heart of East Williamsburg. The apartments — six one-bedrooms for $1,020/month and two two-bedrooms for $1,224/month — are located at 845 Grand Street, a new contemporary...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:30 PM

NYC’s oldest bar, McSorley’s Old Ale House, ready to welcome St. Patrick's Day crowds

​With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, McSorley’s Old Ale House — located in the East Village on East 7th Street by Cooper Square — is readying to welcome a crowd of beer-loving New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike. What sets this watering hole apart, aside from its limited “dark or...

Monday, March 13, 2017, 9:28 AM

Map shows America’s affordable housing shortage

Extremely low-income renters face a shortage of affordable housing in every single state and major metropolitan area in the United States, a deficiency of 3.9 million units, according to a report (h/tCityLab) by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). Nationwide, only about 35 affordable...

Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:28 AM

After $10M lawsuit, Sean Lennon removes tree that damaged Marisa Tomei’s parents’ house

​Back in September, after a 19-month legal battle,John andYokoOno‘s sonSeanwasordered by a Manhattan judge to remove a treeon hisGreenwich Villageproperty at 153 West 13th Street after neighbors Gary and Addie Tomei (parents of actress Marisa Tomei) claimed it spread roots on their property, “...

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 AM

Lottery opens for historic brownstone-replacing apartments in Harlem, from $659/month

​The block of East 126th Street between Madison and Park Avenues was once a rare, uninterrupted row of century-and-a-half-old brownstones. But many of them sat vacant in recent years, their windows boarded up and adorned with graffiti. One of these was number 58 in the middle of the block. In 2012...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:02 PM

Airbnb listing at Trump Tower seeks 'politically neutral' renters for $450 a night

​Not even a$500,000 a day security billor threat offrequent evacuationscould stop Airbnb from infiltratingTrump Tower. TheTimesfound a listing on the rental site for an apartment in the Midtown fortress that had been available since at least September untilthey last week contacted Airbnb, at which...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:17 AM

Manhattan's most expensive apartment is still 10 times more than this Brooklyn record-setter

​It may pale in comparison to Manhattan’s$100 million record-setterat One57, but a unit at Brooklyn Bridge Park’sPierhousejust closed for $10,669,579, setting the record for most expensive condo ever sold in the borough.Curbedfirst spotted the sale, which took the top spot from the$8.8 million...

Monday, March 6, 2017, 11:00 AM

Live in DUMBO for $895/month

​Back in 2012,Megalith Capital ManagementandUrban Realty Partnersbought two neighboringDUMBOsites from theJehovah’s Witnesses for more than $30 million. They then tappedAufgang Architectsto design both warehouse conversions: a landmarked former Brillo factory at200 Water Streetwas transformed into...

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:05 AM

Neil Patrick Harris buys East Hampton ‘orgy estate’

​As far as we know, family-manNeil Patrick Harrisdoesn’t partake in the swinger lifestyle, so he’ll likely have to do a bit of updating (and perhaps, cleaning) at his new East Hampton home–the notorious “orgy estate” where an elite sex club hosted an over-the-top event this past summer. Harris and...

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:45 AM

Waldorf Astoria items placed on eBay as famed hotel closes

​On Wednesday, March 1, the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel closes its doors for three years as its new owners,Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group, kicks off a conversion that will turn 1,413 hotel rooms into 840 renovated hotel rooms and 321 luxury condos. While most New Yorkers have been...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:52 AM

'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, 7:04 AM

Real estate brokers may have finally crossed the line with 'SoHa'

​Harlem’sgentrificationand increasing real estate prices aren’t news at this point, but a local community board thinks certain real estate brokers have crossed a line. Keller Williams has reportedlycreated a separate office for “SoHa,” their new branding for South Harlem. Following in the footsteps...

Monday, February 27, 2017, 11:52 AM

No one wants Ivanka Trump's Park Avenue apartment

​As 6sqft previouslyreported, Ms. Trump and husbandJared Kushner, now senior adviser to PresidentDonald Trump, first listed theirapartment at502 Park Avenuefor $4.1 million in December; Ivankapurchased the home for $1.52 million in 2004. The classic and somewhat girly Park Avenue pad with Tiffany-...

Friday, February 24, 2017, 11:07 AM

Buy the oldest home in Brooklyn Heights for $6.65M

​Built in 1824,24 Middagh Streetis a charming, wood-frame, Federal house in Brooklyn Heights that has the distinction of being the oldest home in the neighborhood. And it’s just gotten a price chop to $6,650,000 (it first listed this past September for the first time in nearly 60 years, asking $7...

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 11:24 AM

12 websites and resources for no-fee apartments

​More than halfof New Yorkers spend 30 percent or more of their income on rent. Tack on a broker’s fee that could be as high as 15 percent of an apartment’s annual rent, and that burden becomes even worse. Thankfully, there are more and more resources popping up to find no-fee rentals. Aside from...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 11:34 AM