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A small community of weather enthusiasts has plenty to document close to home.
  1. A $249K Forest Hills Alcove Studio and a Beekman Prewar One-Bedroom Plus a convertible two-bedroom with an updated kitchen and bathroom in Windsor Terrace.
  2. We Unearthed 13 Actually Excellent Rentals in NYC Right Now This week, we noticed a couple of apartments with rarely seen details, like a scalloped-arch doorway (framing a bathtub) in Ditmas Park.
  3. World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing Is Finally Under Way in Los Angeles A bridge for local mountain lions that’s nearly an acre in size has been in the works for over a decade.
  4. What We Know About the Owners of the Bronx Building That Burned It’s not a slumlord situation: They’re some of the better-regarded affordable housing developers in the city.
  5. Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial in D.C. Is a Huge Anticlimax It somehow tells us less about Ike than it intends to.
  6. What We Know About the Deadly Bronx Apartment-Building Fire Doors that did not self-close as they were supposed to appear to have played a primary role in allowing thick smoke to fill the building.
  7. Pave Forest Park and Put Up a Parking Lot? The “Forever Wild” woods in Queens will remain for now.
  8. Meet the Residents of a New Low-Income Building by Robert A.M. Stern Architects In Brownsville, Brooklyn, not on Billionaires’ Row.
  9. Every Governor Should Copy Kathy Hochul’s Interborough Express Putting underused rails back into action for transit is a no-brainer of a good idea.
  10. Two of Elon Musk’s Terrible Ideas Both Flopped in Las Vegas This Week This was not the future of transportation we were promised.
  11. A Newly Renovated Connecticut Castle on 275 Acres Gargoyles, a grotto garden, and “little goodies at every turn.”
  12. Kushner and Kloss Have Klosed on Puck Building Penthouse They bought it (at a nice discount) from Kushner’s own family business.
  13. It Wasn’t Just the Pandemic That Closed the Princeton Club Stodginess, not COVID, is the problem.
  14. Vax Daddy Is Totally Serious About Housing Huge Ma is challenging a 37-year incumbent to represent Queens in the Assembly.
  15. Lunar New Year Ceramics, ’80s Hip-Hop Flyers, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus reissued postmodern Bodum glassware from MoMA Design Store
  16. The City’s Teachers Confess They Want to Go Remote Battered by Omicron, many feel hung out to dry by the city and even their own union.
  17. Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue, Known ‘Canyon of Mediocrity,’ Now Has $5M Penthouses High-end developments begin to infiltrate among the gas stations and no-frills rentals.
  18. Richmond’s Robert E. Lee Statue Will Be Freed From the Wastewater Plant Lost Cause monument, all washed up.
  19. For the First Time, New York City Has a Majority-Women City Council “We’re going to do things that the city hasn’t seen before.”
  20. Oh, No: Adam Neumann Wants to Be a Landlord Again WeLive failed, but he’s quietly bought another $1 billion worth of apartments.
  21. A $520K East Village One-Bedroom and an Inwood Three-Bedroom Duplex Plus a Brooklyn Heights one-bedroom with original stained glass and a gut-renovated kitchen .
  22. Venice Bridge Will Be De-Calatrava’d to Stop Pedestrians From Face-planting The tempered-glass bridge that caused “almost daily” falls, breaking at least two people’s bones, will finally be replaced with stone.
  23. Henrietta Hudson’s Bartenders Can Serve You Drinks and Swab Your Nose You can sit outside with your cold one till you get your results.
  24. Maris Kreizman and Josh Gondelman’s Favorite Spots in Boerum Hill Cinematic skyline views, authentic regional coffee, and the best chairs in Brooklyn.
  25. Murray Moss Wants to Live in the Harvard Club The director of Moss Bureau answers Curbed’s 21 Questions.
  26. New York’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2021 The articles our readers were most deeply engaged with this year.
  27. How New York City’s Skyline Will Change in 2022 The skyline-, neighborhood-, and city-changing projects for this coming year.
  28. Eric Adams Is Returning His Well-worn Borough Hall Mattress to Aide You know, the one he’s had in his office for the past two years.
  29. Speaking With City Workers Who’ve Been Forced Back to the Office “As soon as I get an offer, I’m leaving.”
  30. Zoe Fisher Loves a Goofy Gallery Name The director of Salon 94 Design answers Curbed’s 21 Questions.
  31. One of the Most Popular Upstate Airbnbs Is Now on the Market The Barn at Tivoli has a woodburning stove that has been called “a real treat.”
  32. The New Department of Transportation Commissioner Is a Clear Improvement Ydanis Rodriguez has a long track record of pushing safer streets policies in New York City, unlike his predecessor.
  33. Curbed’s 10 Most-Read Great Rooms Stories in 2021 They include stories about a storefront church, a rock-star journalist, and a 300-square-foot East Village studio.
  34. The Era of Experimental Streeteries May Soon Be Over Brace yourself for blandmarks.
  35. Why Zaha Hadid Architects Switched to Employee Ownership While the news surprised many, the change was apparently a long time coming.
  36. What Will It Take to Design (Actually) Healthy Cities? The Topography of Wellness explores a century of how we’ve gotten it wrong and the resilient systems we need to get it right.
  37. Gift of the Day: A Sleek Stacking Decanter “Stacking decanters have been around for a while, but the updated lines of this one make it stand out from more traditional leaded-glass versions.”
  38. The Look Book Goes to the Rink at Rockefeller Center We chatted with tourists and season-pass holders on a Sunday afternoon.
  39. Navigating New York City’s Multitude of Ketamine Clinics A rash of psychedelic clinics — places where you can be administered ketamine in zero-gravity chairs — has opened around town.
  40. Richard Rogers Never Shied Away From Showing Us the Guts of Architecture Unlike his peers, the British architect never diluted the terror and thrill of modern technology and infrastructure.
  41. Are There More COVID Cases in the Richest NYC Neighborhoods? The answer is complex.
  42. Gift of the Day: Particularly Special Vintage Posters According to interior designer Liz Caan, they’re great gifts for young adults, teens, and even babies.
  43. Yeshiva University’s Basketball Team Can’t Stop Winning How the Maccabees became the hottest squad in the NCAA.
  44. Gift of the Day: A Smythson Planner That’ll Last Past the Year Once you’ve amassed a couple years’ worth, says interior designer Jennifer Hunter, “they look beautiful stacked on a bookshelf.”
  45. And Just Like That, Peloton CEO Buys Big East Hampton Estate It’s worth about a dozen times as much as the place he’s selling.
  46. The MTA’s Boat Got Wrecked — Wait, the MTA Had a Boat? The agency bought it 20 years ago, for reasons now lost in the harbor fog of bureaucracy.
  47. Gift of the Day: An Especially Versatile Wicker Tray It can be used as a “centerpiece, coffee-table tray, kitchen vessel, or entry catchall.”
  48. Wait, You Bought a Used Lighthouse on Long Island? Randy Polumbo won the 1899 Orient Point landmark in a government auction and turned it into an artists’ retreat.
  49. A Shady Realty Firm in Queens May Have Scammed $287,000 in COVID Relief Funds Allegedly the money did not go to payroll.
  50. One State Is Showing Us How to End America’s Addiction to Highway Expansion Colorado passed a first-in-the-nation rule requiring new transportation projects to prove they can reduce emissions.
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