Triplex Penthouse in Nomad Sets Price Records; Second Ave Subway Tunnels Need Shaving; NYC Marathon Quadruplets

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Second Ave. Subway Construction | MANHATTAN - MARCH 7, 2012: Sparks fly, a surveying laser beams down the tunnel and welding illuminates the walls as work continues on phase one of the Second Avenue subway construction project, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Jason DeCrow) amny

There is a lot of stuff going on the City, and we can’t write about it all. Here are some interesting things some of our friends have written up lately.

  • 6sqft This Nomad Triplex Penthouse With Two Kitchens and a Pool Asks a Neighborhood Record-Setting $68.5M
  • Brooklyn Based The McClure’s Story, Generations in the Making
  • Daytonian in Manhattan The S. C. Barnum House - No. 329 Lexington Avenue
  • DNAinfo New York Here’s What Nitehawk Prospect Park Will Look Like When it Opens
  • Ephemeral New York RIP New York’s Elevated West Side Highway
  • Gothamist MTA Had to Shave Down Second Avenue Line Walls That Were Too Narrow to Fit Some Trains
  • The Guardian Inside the Impossible Life of a New York Street Vendor
  • New York Daly News Food poisoning, ‘hopeless’ lack of regulation cited at NYC’s street carts
  • The New Yorker The New York City Marathon Quadruplets
  • This Way on Bay The Staten Island Ferry Will Always Be FREE
  • Thrillist Economy Candy New York Is NYC’s Go-to Candy Shop
  • Vanity Fair Welcome to Rao’s, New York’s Most Exclusive Restaurant

Popular Food Vlogger Mikey Chen Gives a Foodie Tour of 8th Ave in Brooklyn's Chinatown

Sunset Park home to some of the best food in Brooklyn, with small areas of dense Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Chinese, Indian and Norwegians populations catering to locals with delicious and authentic cuisine.

In this video from Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling, get a foodie tour of the unofficial Brooklyn Chinatown, along 8th Avenue in Sunset Park.

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Time Lapse Video Shows Subway Trip From Coney Island to Midtown From Front of Train

Local transit historian and railfan Dj Hammers makes tons of great videos showing how subway transit works and runs in the City.

Hammers recently got a chance to film almost the entire length of the Q subway line, as seen by the front car’s passenger window. It’s a fantastic look at the tunnels, and a side of the subway system that we rarely get to see.

The museum R1 cars have a front window that passengers can see out of. Quite the view!! This video was taken on a museum train excursion that visited Coney Island.

DEALS: 90 Minute New York City Haunted Mansion Ghost Tour for Only 17

Haunted Manhattan is a New York City tour company that gives historical, entertaining and scary tours of the haunted mansions in the East Village, West Village, or Greenwich Village.

On a Haunted Manhattan tour, a secret underworld of ghosts and ghouls reveals itself as you’re guided through the streets of Greenwich Village by creepy characters who are experts on New York City’s outrageously spooky after-life. From the ghost train at the Astor Place subway stop to dead poets at the White Horse Tavern, you’ll see the landmarks that make up the heart of this city and the spirits that call them home.

Living Social has a great deal right now, with tour tickets as low as $17 just in time for the Halloween season.