Photos by Tina Gallo, courtesy The Corcoran Group The charming two-bedroom home was recently renovated It’s entirely possible that some people would be spooked by the thought of living less than a block from a cemetery, but when the spot in question is Brooklyn’s lush Green-Wood Cemetery—and the home in question is a two-bedroom charmer asking $1.295 million—exceptions could be made. The home, located at 291 23rd Street, is a two-story property with lots of curb appeal, thanks to bright blue siding, a spiffy wood door, and new windows.
The East River. | Getty Images Ever wanted to swim in a pool in a river?
One Vanderbilt, to the left of the Chrysler Building. | Photographs by Max Touhey One of Midtown East’s tallest skyscrapers is one step closer to completion Another supertall has reached its apex this week: Developer SL Green announced that One Vanderbilt , the enormous office tower rising next to Grand Central Terminal, has now topped out. At 1,401 feet, it’s not the tallest office tower in the city (that title still belongs to One World Trade Center), but it’s certainly one of the largest, and has already made a huge impact on the Midtown skyline
New York City’s infamous Rikers Island has operated since the 1932. | Max Touhey City officials will learn those lessons during a week-long European visit to tour jails The stories of Kalief Browder , Layleen Polanco , and others have come to solidify Rikers Island as a symbol of the failings in New York’s criminal justice system. The notorious prison island has earned a reputation for systemic violence and disfunction that continues to haunt detainees long after they’re released.
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Christopher Bride The years-long saga for the former nursing home continues The years-long Rivington House saga has taken an unexpected turn: The Real Deal reports that Slate Property Group and its partners have sold the former nursing home, located at 45 Rivington Street, to a mystery buyer. City records show that Slate, along with Adam America Group and China Vanke, sold the 150,000-square-foot building for $159.6 million
Renderings courtesy of Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture Design and the Central Park Conservancy. The newly-unveiled plans call for restoring the landscape surrounding the Harlem Meer and building a new recreational facility The northern end of Central Park that surrounds the Harlem Meer will soon get a major revamp
Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Look out for 85 new docking stations in north Brooklyn and Queens this month Prepare to see more Citi Bikes in Brooklyn and Queens: Starting next week, the bike-sharing service will start installing new docks throughout Bushwick and Ridgewood, with 85 new docks ultimately landing in those neighborhoods in the next few months. While Citi Bike did not provide an exact list of station locations, they’ll be placed in an area that’s bounded by Broadway to the south, Forest Avenue and the Newtown Creek to the north, and the Broadway Junction transit hub to the east. “As Citi Bike begins the exciting process of doubling its service area, we are thrilled to bring new stations to Bushwick and Ridgewood this year,” DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement
A rendering of the proposed 60 Norfolk Street development. | Dattner Architects/Gotham The project will incorporate the ruins of the 1850 synagogue The land use committee of Manhattan Community Board 3 green-lit plans Tuesday for the mixed-use development set to rise around a fire-gutted Lower East Side synagogue—one of the first steps in the city’s extensive review process. Developer Gotham Organization is partnering with the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) to erect a dual-tower complex at 60 Norfolk Street that will give rise to nearly 500 apartments, a new synagogue with the remnants of the landmark, and serve as a permanent home for the CPC, a social service nonprofit that has operated in the area for more than 50 years.
Photos by Will Ellis of Donna Dotan Photography, courtesy of Compass The two-bedroom co-op is located in a building with ties to Brooklyn’s history A charming loft in a Dumbo building with deep ties to Brooklyn’s history is on the market for $3.25 million. The co-op has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large living area, and space for an office.