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Over the past seven days, 646 new condos, co-ops, condops, and townhouses were listed throughout New York City. We take a look at the most beautiful new listings to come on the market, and there's no question that some are priced to reflect that. But no matter how much one paid for their apartment, one is never above community service. Grass-roots efforts are needed more than ever given the city's austerity budget measures mostly caused from the fallout of the pandemic, plus it allows for getting involved in your community safely outdoors. To that end, we present a selection of the organizations that keep New York's green space flourishing and as well as ways to get involved.

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241 Fifth Avenue
241 Fifth Avenue Flatiron/Union Square
175 East 2nd Street
175 East 2nd Street East Village
160 East 72nd Street
160 East 72nd Street Lenox Hill
323 West 74th Street
323 West 74th Street Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
121 West 20th Street
121 West 20th Street Chelsea
650-Bergen-Street-01 All images of 650 Bergen Street via The Corcoran Group
From the Listing: This is the exquisitely designed and truly distinctive Brooklyn home you’ve been waiting for. Situated in the heart of Prospect Heights, this massive 2,400-square-foot duplex oasis features two gorgeous outdoor spaces, expansive living spaces, and a variety of bedroom/office configurations to meet your every need. It’s currently situated as a 2 bedroom with 2 offices and 3 full baths; the home can easily be converted to a 3 or even 4 bedroom. As you enter this residence, you will be instantly swept away by its bright and airy feel. The sprawling first floor – with 10’ ceilings throughout – hosts the kitchen, dining, and living areas, along with the main bedroom, and en-suite bath. The green backdrop of the garden creates a calming and peaceful vibe and floor-to-ceiling South-facing windows allow light to drench the space all day long. See floor plan and full details here.
Prospect Park Alliance is responsible for keeping Brooklyn's backyard green, vibrant, and welcoming. The 2021 volunteer season begins in April, but you can sign up here now. In the meantime, keep up with the park on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

37-Bridge-Street-01 All images of Kirkman Lofts via Compass
From the Listing: Boasting envious views and thoughtful upgrades, this corner three bedroom penthouse is a perfect blend of industrial style and modern comfort. Oversized windows surround the spacious living/dining/kitchen open floor plan. Enjoy beautiful sunsets daily and the ever changing landscape of boats on the water. The kitchen has been updated with a custom tiled wall, Bertazzoni range, and large island with Caesarstone quartz countertop; perfect for durability and design. Adjacent the kitchen is a large dining area with plenty of space for showcasing those gourmet meals. See floor plan and full details here.
Million-Trees-NYC-01 Image via MillionTrees NYC Facebook
As the name would imply, MillionTrees NYC's goal is plant and care for one million new trees in the five boroughs over the next decade. Click here to get involved, and follow their efforts on Instagram, Facebook, and Facebook.

201-North-11th-Street-01 All images of 201 North 11th Street via Compass
From the listing: Arrive by private keyed elevator to this awe-inspiring loft-like home, which occupies the entire 5th & 6th floors of the area's most coveted modern building. This masterfully designed space includes amazing outdoor areas, a private garage with tons of extra storage, and incredible views of the city, McCarren Park, and beyond. Every detail of the 2,105-square-foot jewel-box has been thoughtfully conceived, with interiors boasting the finest craftsmanship, custom millwork, fit and finish. Enhancing the allure are soaring double-height ceilings, walls of light-filled windows, gorgeous wide-plank walnut floors, a custom gas fireplace, a private garage with electric car charging station, 3 outdoor terraces, plus a huge private roof deck with outdoor kitchen and amazing city views! See floor plan and full details here.
Bushwick-Inlet-Park-01 Image via Bushwick Inlet Park Instagram
Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park is a volunteer organization working alongside the NYC Parks Department and Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn in the development, protection, and maintenance of Bushwick Inlet Park. They are currently seeking gardeners, and those interested may sign up here.

121-West-20th-Street-01 All images of Chelsea 121 via The Corcoran Group
From the listing: A grand space for living, entertaining and working at home, the gracious living room features 14' foot ceilings and is centered around a gas fireplace. Light comes through two sets of french doors leading to Juliette balconies. A newly renovated kitchen boasts top of the line appliances, abundant cabinet and pantry space and flows seamlessly into a large dining area. The downstairs master bedroom (currently opened to living room) is generously proportioned with large closets and an en suite bath. A washer/dryer completes this floor. Upstairs on the second level find another sleeping area with a spa-like bath, and room for a den and home office. There are two more large outfitted closets in this space, and a storage unit transfers with the apartment. See floor plan and full details here.
High-Line-01 The High Line via CityRealty
The High Line transformed from a decrepit railway to a model of urban reinvention through the efforts of New Yorkers of all stripes, including volunteers. Its current volunteer program seeks docents, greeters, photographers, and gardeners; click here to learn more and sign up.

323-West-74th-Street-01 All images of 323 West 74th Street via Compass
From the Listing: Ground breaking offering of a 'Tenancy In Common' interest with exclusive occupancy rights to the penthouse at 323 West 74th Street. Enter this grand 30' brick Georgian mansion and ascend by a large keyed elevator to your private triplex penthouse residence. This unique and distinctive 4,400 square foot home has three luscious private outdoor terraces that boast breathing views of the city, Riverside Park and the Hudson River. The sun-flooded 30' wide side-by-side living and dining room with its soaring 12' ceilings and a commanding fieldstone fireplace immediately steals your heart! A fully equipped chef's eat-in-kitchen, beautiful wood-paneled music room (or library) with its own landscaped terrace plus separate home office (or guest bedroom) with full bath complete this magnificent floor. See floor plan and full details here.
From the Upper West Side to Washington Heights, the Broadway Mall Association has worked to beautify the streets for over 30 years. The pandemic has brought a surge of visitors to this outdoor space, and volunteers may sign up here to help keep the space beautiful.

160-East-72nd-Street-01 All images of 160 East 72nd Street via Sotheby's International Realty
From the Listing: One of the most strikingly beautiful rooms in the city, the 33' magnificent drawing room has a soaring 20' ceiling and proportions that will challenge the senses to grasp its voluminous presence in one artful glance. Believed to be the double height music room of the original four-story apartment of Kingdon Gould, the grandson of financier, Jay Gould, the drawing room has been completely restored to bring back its original grandeur, along with the rest of this spectacular full floor apartment, which has a private elevator landing and is located on the entire 11th floor of this coveted prewar cooperative.

Magnificent light fills the room from two floor to ceiling casement windows with Juliet balconies, illuminating the room's honey color parquet de Versailles floor, and the massive fireplace of Bottocino Classico marble in the Louis XIV style, based on a fireplace at Versailles. The barrel-vaulted molding at the edge of the ceiling responds to the room's volume, while a second tier of acanthus leaves with berried ribbon decoration adds grace and charm.
See floor plan and full details here.
The health and history of "New York's backyard" depends on the Central Park Conservancy volunteers who tend to the lawns and paths, take care of the gardens, greet visitors, and so much more. From school groups to corporate days of service to volunteers of all ages, there is an opportunity for everyone. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and click here to sign up.

45-East-9th-Street-01 All images of 45 East 9th Street via Douglas Elliman
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From the Listing: Enter this distinguished home through a formal entry foyer and immediately be wowed by the grand, south-facing living room with 16' ceilings, a wall of windows, a Juliet balcony and fireplace. The formal dining room is an entertainer's dream, large enough to host a sumptuous sit-down meal and features coffered ceilings and French doors that open onto a balcony. The eat-in chef's kitchen features multiple windows, stainless appliances, beautiful cabinetry and tons of countertop prep space making entertaining a joy. The first floor master bedroom is dramatic with 18' ceilings, a fireplace and large dressing room leading to a beautiful primary bathroom with double vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. The second and third bedrooms both feature corner exposures, en suite bathrooms and generous closet space. See floor plan and full details here.
The Washington Square Park Conservancy is committed to keeping the park clean, safe, and beautiful, but they can't do it alone. Click here to volunteer as an individual gardener, photographer, or greeter.

175-East-2nd-Street-01 All images of 175 East 2nd Street via Halstead
From the Listing: On the top of 175 East 2nd Street, built in 1920 and formerly a factory but now a boutique, prewar elevator condominium, this stunning loft spans the entire width of the building. The interior space of over 1,500 square feet welcomes lucky visitors with a full wall of South-facing windows, including 8 windows in the living room alone! Double exposures assure constant light, plus 2 gorgeous skylights add to the gallery-like feel. The 11' ceilings have exposed beams and columns, a decorative fire place that could be made to work again, and exposed brick walls add to the authenticity and charm of the space, giving it all a warm vibe. An open kitchen with high end appliances and ample counter and cabinet space is perfect for preparing intimate or grand meals. See floor plan and full details here.
Keep-NYC-Clean-01 Image via Keep NYC Clean Instagram
New York City's fiscal year 2021 budget cut millions of dollars from the sanitation department, but New Yorkers aren't taking that lying down. Rather, they are organizing community clean-ups to keep New York beautiful. Follow them on Instagram, and sign their petition here.

241-Fifth-Avenue-01 All images of 241 Fifth Avenue via Core Group NYC
From the Listing: Penthouse 15 is a modern designed three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with an open flow living/dining room and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Panoramic south, west, and east exposures flood the home in natural light. Anchoring the home is the chef's kitchen with an oversized island containing a suite of Miele appliances. The setback terrace provides views up and down Fifth Avenue to some of Manhattans most iconic buildings including the Empire State Building, Flatiron Building and all the way down to World Trade Center. See floor plan and full details here.
Madison Square Park Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the management of the crown jewel of NoMad. Interested volunteers may sign up here to plant flower beds, rake leaves, paint benches, or keep the park clean and green in other ways.
299-West-12th-Street-01 View downtown over Abingdon Square Park. All images of 299 West 12th Street via Corcoran
From the Listing: Located in the heart of the West Village, this quintessential New York Bing & Bing prewar condo corner 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom home oozes charm. An elegant foyer leads to a step down living room, which commands an expansive south view over the tree tops of Abingdon Square Park all the way to the Freedom Tower.This gracious, sun drenched room features beamed ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and built in bar with handsome cabinetry, wine cooler and refrigerated drawers for effortless entertaining. The west facing renovated windowed kitchen with marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances includes a separate dining banquette, which seats 6 comfortably. See floor plan and full details here.
Jefferson-Market-Garden-01 Image via Jefferson Market Garden
Jefferson Market Garden is a serene space in the heart of Greenwich Village, and is always welcoming volunteer greeters and gardeners. Get involved here.

40-Mercer-Street-01 All images of 40 Mercer Street via The Corcoran Group
From the Listing: Just bring your suitcase - this newly renovated home has just been furnished by a top British designer, and the price includes all furnishing. The spacious layout of this three bedroom, three and a half bathroom home plus an additional home office is extenuated by the soaring 12' ceilings and floor to ceiling windows bringing abundant light throughout with Southern and Western exposures. The expansive living and dining area is the perfect place to entertain for any occasion with enough space for multiple seating areas and a large dining table. The open kitchen features top of the line appliances and is complete with abundant cabinet storage. The primary bedroom suite has a full hallway of custom closets and five fixture bathroom with a deep soaking tub, walk-in shower, radiant heated floors, and plenty of storage. See floor plan and full details here.
From the 1800's to the present day, the Elizabeth Street Garden has been an outdoor recreational and educational place for the people of the community. But to the chagrin of local residents, the garden's site was slipped into a plan for a downtown development. Members of the community banded together to sue the city and save the garden, and you can get involved here.

495-West-Street-01 All images of Hudson River Dioramas via Halstead
From the Listing: Enjoy brilliant light and uninterrupted Hudson River views from 64-feet of continuous steel ribbon windows in this rare and sophisticated full-floor loft located in Carey Tamarkin's highly coveted 495 West Street - the ultimate private West Village waterfront address! Designed by Robert Marino and inspired by the French mid-century industrial aesthetic, this singular residence features an open flexible floor plan and is a study in the creative expression of architectural materials and the interplay of form and light. A keyed-elevator entrance leads to a dramatic sun-drenched entertaining space with heated bluestone floors, a wood-burning fireplace, a custom wet bar and mesmerizing water views as far as the eye can see. Concentric circles on the ceiling, underscored by concrete columns, pay homage to the great French designer Jean Prouve and define the flexible living areas below including a large library with custom bookshelves and a sun-filled lounge, both of which can easily be reconfigured into second and third bedrooms. See floor plan and full details here.
From West 59th Street to Battery Park City, Hudson River Park is transforming four miles of decaying industrial waterfront into a beloved, urban recreational paradise. Hudson River Park Friends is a non-profit dedicated to the completion, care and enhancement of the Park, and interested volunteers can sign up here.

347-Bowery-01 All images of 347 Bowery via Compass
From the Listing: A private elevator opens directly into this duplex apartment, servicing both floors. The entry gallery leads to the impressive living/great room with a dramatic dining area featuring double-height ceilings, soaring over 20 feet in height. This southwest corner reveals surprisingly open views and light all day long with dreamy sunsets best viewed from the corner balcony. A discrete custom-designed oak kitchen is tucked into the north-west corner and features the finest fixtures and appliances. On this floor is a powder room and a third bedroom suite that opens easily to double as a study if desired. A handcrafted sculptural staircase made of plaster and white oak pivots upwards to ascend to the second level divided into two zones connected by a dramatic catwalk bridge, separating the primary suite and the second bedroom suite. See floor plan and full details here.
Not only do trees on the streets of New York beautify the community, but they also improve the environment and add value to commercial and residential properties alike. Love Your Street Tree Day events have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but keep up with them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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