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12 NYC homes for sale along the G line in Brooklyn and Queens - Curbed NY

The G train catches a lot of flack for being useless—it has 2.5 stars on Yelp, because apparently you can rate subway lines—but we’re here to assert that the G is underrated. Sure, maybe 10 years ago it was a less crucial line, but as businesses migrate out of Manhattan seeking cooler—or more …

Long Island

Untapped Staff Reads: An Ode to Acts of Kindness on the Subway, An Encyclopedia of NYC Transit Design

<b>An Ode to Acts of Kindness on the New York City Subway [New York Times]:</b> “The New York City subway is this great equalizer,” said the photographer …

New York City Subway

These Burgeoning Supermarkets Are a Mirror of Immigrant New York

In a time when traditional supermarkets are on the wane, massive so-called ethnic stores like the Asian-focused H Mart and the eclectic Food Bazaar …

Food

Queens strip club Aces closes down after losing liquor license

Dancers at Aces Gentlemen’s Club are hanging up their clear heels now that the troubled jiggle joint has closed down, authorities said.

Long Island

The Best Bars In NYC Where You Can Read In Peace

<i>Bars are fun with people, but they're also fun alone, especially when no one talks to you. To keep people from bothering you while you drink away</i> …

New York City

Queens light rail won't happen, but here's a better idea

Don't convert a LIRR line—reactivate it<p>To the editor:<p>It will take far more than the ongoing $500,000 feasibility study for introduction of light rail …

Long Island

Top exec leaves Innovo for JLL

Heading acquisitions at the up-and-coming investment firm, Beler found few deals to do at a time when sales transactions have dropped<p>Mo Beler has …

Real Estate

Out-of-Control Gentrification Is Helping Create NYC’s Subway Crush

Last year, my morning commute would take me on the J for a short intra-Brooklyn ride from either Gates Avenue or Halsey Street (equidistant walks …

New York City

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's proposal for Queens light rail

The LIRR's Lower Montauk branch would deliver communities from a transit desert<p>Queens is growing fast—really fast. The World's Borough has seen …

Long Island

Long Island City Building Boom Sparks Price Hikes

A forest of rental towers in this once gritty Queens neighborhood is helping stoke demand for buying condos<p>First the renters came. Now the buyers are showing up.<p>A building boom that created a forest of rental towers in Long Island City changed the neighborhood and is helping stoke demand for …

Real Estate

Long Island City Condo Sales Are Hot

Condominium development in Long Island City has seen its downs and ups.<p>Mark Gold is proud of the Industry LIC, a seven-story industrial-style apartment building with large windows that he and his partners built at 21-45 44th Drive in the Queens neighborhood in 2008.<p>Construction began just before …

Real Estate

New York rent comparison: What $3,750/month gets you right now

See what $3,750/month rents you in neighborhoods like Long Island City, Chelsea, and Park Slope<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, 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,</i> …

Long Island

How The Chief Architect Of New New York Envisions Future Of Cities

Former N.Y.C. deputy mayor and current Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff talks to Co.Design about the challenges facing every city today.<p>After September 11, 2001, Lower Manhattan was a shell of its former self. New York City, deeply rattled by the attacks and mourning the thousands that died, was …

Cities

A Prewar Apartment? How About a Post-2016 Apartment

A few years after Jill Testa married, she and her husband bought a townhouse in Westchester County. It was the first new construction real estate Ms. Testa had owned, and there would be no going back.<p>“I really liked that everything was clean and shiny and that nobody had lived there before me,” …

Real Estate

This Fall, Rent-Challenged Downtown Theaters Are Battling to Stay in Place

There’s nothing more New York than bemoaning the end of an era: the institution as it once was, the neighborhood before it became gentrified. But …

New York City

Adult talk for the next Council

Barring a string of unlikely upsets or some other cataclysm, we’ll know as soon as Wednesday morning who will

Urban Design

Korean BBQ Meets Classic Chophouse at Cote

Although New Yorkers can now choose to start their day eating “high vibration” vegetables from world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and end …

Restaurants

New York City is overdue for a major earthquake

For a city that seems to move at the speed of light, being late is never a good thing. That’s true for budget agreements, that’s true for commuter …

Long Island

The DEA is fighting America’s most dangerous opioid from the sky

The helicopter hovered 1,500 feet above a stately prewar building across the street from Central Park, well known to “Seinfeld” fans as Elaine’s …

Lifestyle

Lab Report: How Seattle Reacted to Amazon's 'HQ2'

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>Prime time:</b> The internet was abuzz with speculation about which city would win Amazon’s build-a-headquarters sweepstakes yesterday. In CityLab, Aaron Renn argued that Chicago was the best candidate, and it seems like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would agree. …

Cities

Looking Back at Long Island City’s Slow Sizzle

<i>New York</i> Magazine all but invented the new-hot-neighborhood feature. In 1969, a cover story by Pete Hamill declared Brooklyn — especially Park Slope …

Long Island

The New Season of Art: Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond

<i>More listings for the new season: Classical | Dance | Film | Pop | Television | Theater</i><p>In this encyclopedic (and personal) list of coming fall and winter shows, you’ll find festivals and centenaries — chief among them Pacific Standard Time, the Getty’s huge initiative to blanket Southern California …

Art

There’s a terrifying graffiti mural of clowns in NYC

A post shared by Kevin Daniels (@kd83) on Sep 7, 2017 at 3:31am PDT<p>Ah, fall, the season where there are terrifying Halloween stores, posters and …

New York City

Life in Long Island City, the Country’s Fastest-Growing Neighborhood

When I was first going to Long Island City, 20 years ago, people would ask, ‘Will you be back tonight?’ ” says Amanda Burden, who directed city …

Long Island

Four new NYC neighborhoods are finally getting Citi Bikes

Since launching in New York back in 2013, Citi Bike has seen a good deal of success. The bike-sharing program has become a go-to transportation …

New York City

11-year

Did we mention that Sabrina is an 11-year-old who is starting sixth grade Wednesday?<p>"To meet with so many people that took my ideas seriously and …

Wall Street Journal

7 ways cities are transforming urban rooftops

With street-level space at a premium, urban rooftops are underused spaces ripe with potential<p>As a sweeping construction boom renders U.S. cities ever denser, there’s one type of urban space that’s still an untapped resource: rooftops.<p>Sure, every city lover can name a handful of rooftop patios with …

Gardening

Patisserie Chanson’s Dessert Bar Opens in Flatiron District

<b>Headliner</b><p><b>THE DESSERT BAR AT PATISSERIE CHANSON</b> When the pastry chef Rory Macdonald opened his bakery and cafe last spring, he planned to develop the lower level of the spacious store as a tasting room for desserts and cocktails. It took longer than expected — what doesn’t in the restaurant world? …

Restaurants

Custom Motorcycle Builder Walt Siegl

Cell phones don’t work in rural New Hampshire, which is fine with Walt Siegl after 20 years of living and working in New York City. He’s nearly off …

Brace Yourselves, New Yorkers, You’re Due for a Major Quake

The Big Apple sits atop a latticework of geological faults that have produced big earthquakes every century or so. The last one hit in 1884, so the odds get grimmer by the day.<p>A couple of hundred thousand years ago, an M 7.2 earthquake shook what is now New Hampshire. Just a few thousand years ago, …

Earthquakes