Now you can know before you move if second-hand smoke might be a problem in the building

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

Hidden hazards: Hundreds of public schools are near a heavily polluting roads

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

Beyond the US Open: 12 things to know about what’s happening in Flushing

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

Street trees

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

NYC’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists

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

Float on this: Buying in a building with a pool may not be as elusive as you thought.

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.

Where the next generation of NYC soccer stars will learn to play the beautiful game

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