New York City enacted a new law about a year ago requiring apartment buildings with more than three units to create smoking policies, explicitly posting whether they’re smoke-free or not. Despite this law passing, and the near ubiquity of nicotine vapes across the city, many new Yorkers are still complaining about neighbors smoking in buildings. … Continue reading Now you can know before you move if second-hand smoke might be a problem in the building
Heat and hot water problems are the most common complaints to the city’s 311 hotline. In fact, about a quarter of all rentals on the market as of Sept. 22, 2019, had at least one heat or hot water complaint in the building in the last 12 months, according to an analysis from home search … Continue reading Cold Showers and Broken Radiators
When the U.S. Open comes to town, tennis seems to take over the city, and for a few weeks it’s cool to wear a visor. If you’re not in the stands at Flushing’s USTA Bille Jean King National Tennis Center or glued to a TV catching the matches, and instead want to get in a … Continue reading Where are NYC’s public tennis courts?
As residential development has boomed in many corners of the city and several school districts are bursting at the seams, the city is opening several new schools this year and in the coming years. But finding space for these buildings is rarely easy. Many end up being built on less-than-desirable parcels, often near heavily trafficked … Continue reading Hidden hazards: Hundreds of public schools are near a heavily polluting roads
Thousands of tennis fans will flock to Flushing for the US Open, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 8. Most will take the No. 7 train or the Long Island Rail Road or drive, and while few might venture beyond the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, many might catch glimpses … Continue reading Beyond the US Open: 12 things to know about what’s happening in Flushing
In New York City, curb appeal is not just about a property’s facade or front yard. The entire block plays into your impression of a particular home on the market, and most house hunters would agree that the most pleasant blocks have lots of street trees. The presence of street trees may seem somewhat trivial, … Continue reading Street trees
The Upper West Side is so cool. Seriously. With experts predicting that this past July will go down in the books as the planet’s hottest month ever recorded, more New Yorkers might be thinking more about moving to neighborhoods where they can catch a bit of a break from the heat. Neighborhoods with great access … Continue reading New York City’s “Coolest” Neighborhoods
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recently announced “Green Wave” bicycle plan seeks to address a recent spate of cycling fatalities. This $58 million initiative will ramp up NYPD enforcement at the 100-most crash prone intersections, renovate 50 intersections with turn-calming treatments and re-design areas where fatalities occur. The DOT has not yet disclosed which intersections will … Continue reading NYC’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists
Who wouldn’t love to jump in a pool right now, skipping the long lines at city public pools? Home search platform Localize.city dove into the data for properties for sale (as July 16, 2019) with private pool access. “In weather like this, it is certainly nice to live in a building with a pool, and … Continue reading Float on this: Buying in a building with a pool may not be as elusive as you thought.
As thousands gathered in Lower Manhattan to cheer on the U.S. women’s soccer team on Wednesday morning, some local soccer upstarts shared the spotlight during the festivities. The girls varsity team from Hell’s Kitchen’s Beacon High School, recent Public School Athletic League champs, stood on the steps of City Hall with the world champions. None … Continue reading Where the next generation of NYC soccer stars will learn to play the beautiful game