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Events, Features, More Top Stories, Museums

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 17, 2020

When it comes to reopenings, we’re starting to see some plans surfacing. In some cases, it’s positive news–the Met will reopen on August 29th, the Yankees and the Mets have started training at their home fields. In other cases, reopening is further off–Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Met Opera have all cancelled their fall seasons. We’re also seeing events, like the U.S. Open, taking on a new life, while others, like the NYC Marathon, will have to wait until next year. But whatever the case, 6sqft has put together a list of reopenings, postponements, and cancellations for New York City’s many museums, performance venues, outdoor spaces, and events.

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CityRealty, Policy, Restaurants

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 17, 2020

Open streets dining outside the Beatrice Inn; Photo (cropped) by  on 

Since NYC entered phase 2 of reopening on June 22, more than 8,600 restaurants have begun participating in the Open Restaurants program, which allows restaurants to set up seating on sidewalks, curb cuts, in adjacent parking spots, and on certain designated open streets. Indoor dining in the city, however, has been postponed indefinitely. So to keep outdoor dining expanding and thriving, Mayor de Blasio announced today that he’s extending the program through October 31.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Flatbush, New Developments

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 17, 2020

ag九游会首页Another proposal has been chosen for a new affordable development in East Flatbush as part of the state’s effort to revitalize neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday plans for a 322-unit complex called “Utica Crescent” that will be constructed on a lot next to the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. The project is part of the $1.4 billion Vital Brooklyn initiative that will ultimately bring 4,000 units of affordable housing, improved health and wellness options, jobs, and additional open space to underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods.

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Restaurants

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 17, 2020

Open streets dining outside La Pecora Bianca on Broadway and West 26th Street; Photo by on 

After closing more than 20 streets to cars citywide for outdoor dining ahead of the July 4th weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the city will open an additional 40 blocks this weekend. The new group of open streets is predominantly in Downtown Manhattan, mainly the East Village Village and Greenwich Village, neighborhoods that have been problematic for not following social distancing protocols. Others include hard-hit Chinatown and Forest Hills, Queens. The pedestrianized streets can be used by restaurants on Friday nights and weekends only, but the mayor announced today that outdoor dining will be extended through October 31. The announcement comes a day after Governor Cuomo said the city would not resume indoor diningag九游会首页 even in phase four, citing the surge in coronavirus cases across the country and non-compliant large gatherings reported across the five boroughs.

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Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Policy, Restaurants

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 17, 2020

Gene’s Restaurant. Map data © 2020 Google

In an on Wednesday, longtime Greenwich Village resident Sarah Jessica Parker posted a heartfelt note to Citi Bike, hoping they can help save one of her favorite local restaurants. has been located on West 11th Street near 6th Avenue for 101 years. But because of a Citi Bike rack right outside their front doors, the Italian restaurant has been unable to set up outdoor dining and is struggling from the pandemic fallout. “I’m happy to help move the  rack just a bit east to make room for some outdoor seating. Whatever it takes,” wrote SJP, who is a Citi Bike rider herself.

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Brooklyn, History, maps

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 17, 2020

Created by the Olmsted and Vaux firm, this map shows the original plans for Prospect Park, as well as the historic reservoir at Grand Army Plaza (1871); Courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society

ag九游会首页The Brooklyn Historical Society on Thursday launched a user-friendly online portal that contains the institution’s of Brooklyn dating back to 1562. While researchers will no doubt appreciate the new accessibility to the unique maps, the tool is also a fun way for all residents of the borough to explore the evolution of their neighborhood over the last four centuries. From rare Revolutionary War maps and original plans for Prospect Park to a subway map detailing how to get to Ebbets Field, the maps span more than 450 years and include transit maps, cultural maps, survey charts, and more.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 17, 2020

Photo courtesy of Compass

ag九游会首页18 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, four-and-a-half acres of land, a private grotto, and tennis courts–this is just some of what you’ll find at the Greenwich, Connecticut mansion of the late shoe designer and Nine West founder Vince Camuto. The home was recently listed for $26.5 million, but it’ll now come to next month, selling online to the highest bidder with no reserve (who will also have the option to separately purchase all the furniture). Vince’s wife, Louise Camuto, said in a statement, “I’ve been here for a long time, and we have loved living here. It’s a year-round house that you enjoy both in the summer and in the winter… It’s a perfect place to raise a family.”

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Policy

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 16, 2020

Photo of Sheep Meadow in Central Park on May 4, 2020 © 6sqft

Parks and public green space proved to be a lifeline for New Yorkers during the peak of the pandemic, for both their physical and mental wellbeings. But not all parks are created equal, as reports from the city’s and the found. In many low-income and minority neighborhoods, where cases and rates of death from COVID-19 were experienced disproportionately, residents lacked access to quality green space, especially when space like playgrounds and basketball courtsag九游会首页, closed for nearly three months.

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Policy, Top Stories

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 16, 2020

Photo by on

In a press conference today, Governor Cuomo announced that NYC is, in fact, on track to enter the fourth and final phase of reopening on Monday, July 20. But just like with phase three, the city’s reopening will look a bit different than the rest of the state. No additional indoor venues like malls and cultural institutions can reopen yet, and there’s still no date for indoor diningag九游会首页. The governor also doubled down on bars and restaurants violating social distancing and face-covering rules in a new “Three Strikes and You’re Closed” initiative. Any establishment that receives three violations will be immediately shut down, and walk-up bar service is no longer permitted.

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apartment living 101, Features, NYC Guides, Shop

How to choose and install an air conditioner in NYC

By Devin Gannon, Thu, July 16, 2020

  • By Devin Gannon
  • , July 16, 2020

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ag九游会首页While a summer spent in the city is typically an exciting time for New Yorkers, it can also be quite miserable for those whose apartments don’t have central air conditioning. For renters, though, a window AC unit makes the most sense since it’s a much cheaper alternative to installing central air and can be taken to your next apartment. Although installing your own air conditioning unit can be intimidating, 6sqft has put together a comprehensive list of AC installation tips to help you chill out and enjoy the short and sweet summer months ahead.

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