Prepare your calendars—and cameras—for the yearly phenomenon It’s that time of the year again: prepare your cameras and mark your calendars for Manhattanhenge, the moment that happens every spring and summer when the sun strikingly aligns with Manhattan’s street grid. On Thursday, May 30, at 8:12 p.m. and Friday July 12, at 8:20 p.m., you’ll be able to catch the full sunset and on Wednesday, May 29, at 8:13 p.m
The top spots for families in the Big Apple Whether it’s because of honking taxis or the sheer size of the most populous city in the U.S., navigating New York City with kids can be a daunting task.
The program will dramatically expand the number of cameras, and the hours in which they are operable In just over a month, New York City’s speed camera program will get a dramatic expansion—not just in absolute numbers, but in how they track speeding drivers throughout the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the new speed camera program will go into effect on July 11, with about 40 cameras installed every month through the end of the year
The landmarked building’s penthouse at 240 Centre Street is back on the market Four years after it first hit the market for $39.9 million , the spectacular domed penthouse that once served as the New York City Police Department headquarters (and where Calvin Klein and Steffi Graf once lived) has just re-listed for $19.5 million. The 5,500-square-foot unit has four stories, four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a private elevator, and a majestic spiral staircase that leads to the second floor.
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
The green space was promised to Downtown Brooklyn 15 years ago The city has revived plans for a Downtown Brooklyn park promised 15 years ago—just without a subterranean parking lot and the private developer originally set to build it. A Willoughby Street green space built above a high-tech, underground parking lot was promised to the community as part of a neighborhood rezoning in 2004, but despite years of planning the NYC Economic Development Cooperation (EDC) scrapped the plan in January after it said the project’s builder, Long Island-based American Development Group, failed to finance the Willoughby Square Park development.
The house on Barrow Street is a lovely mix of old and new Transforming a historic home into a modern, livable space is no easy task; too often, homes that are a century (or more) old are either gutted to the point of banality, or have a little too much of that vintage character.
The plan would install at least 250 miles of protected bike lanes In five years, the way New Yorkers navigate the city will change. At least that’s what City Council speaker Corey Johnson’s new “roadmap to breaking the car culture” sets out to do.
Plan a day (or weekend) trip to one of these charming destinations, all of which are just a stone’s throw from New York City It is a truth universally acknowledged (by New Yorkers, anyway) that summer can be a particularly icky time to be in the city, what with the crowded subways, that smell that permeates the air, and the general sense of sweat-induced misery that blankets the city once temperatures start to rise. But instead of sweating in your apartment, why not get out of town for a day or two? Thanks to our fair city’s location—close to New England, New Jersey, the Hamptons , and the Hudson Valley and Catskills —there’s a bevy of charming towns you can visit the next time you need a break from NYC.
Developers in charge of the renovation seek to lower the required open roof space As the Waldorf Astoria conversion to both hotel and condo is underway, a local community board is pushing for more rooftop space, AM New York first reported. Manhattan Community Board 5 urged the City to deny an application by Anbang Insurance Group, the company in charge of transforming the landmarked building, to reduce the required rooftop open space because only 56 percent of the building will be converted into residences, documents show. The Board expressed concern about residents not having enough open rooftop space and contributing to increased use of other open spaces in the neighborhood, including Central Park, “which is already overused,” the document reads