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Landmark Law Exhibit; Prices Increase in Brownstone Brooklyn

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UPPER EAST SIDE—The Museum of the City of New York will open a new exhibit that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law next April. The exhibit, titled "Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks," will explore the period before the Landmarks Law and the losses of iconic structures in the 1950 and '60s, including, most infamously, Pennsylvania Station, as well as delving into later development in the law, and the saving of Grand Central Terminal. [CurbedWire Inbox]

TIMES SQUARE—The Lightstone Group launched a competition today wherein designers will submit their ideas for the "ideal work environment" for 1407 Broadway, a "building and workspace" that the company is renovating. And if you're confused about what they mean exactly by ideas for the ideal work environment, don't worry, so are they. "Responses can take almost any form," the competition website reads, "a mood board, video, poem, diagram, or sketch." The winner gets $14,000, so you might as well just go ahead and submit ... something. [CurbedWire; related]

BROWNSTONE BROOKLYN—A new report from Ideal Properties Group reveals that — brace yourselves — residential sale prices in Brownstone Brooklyn have increased over the last year, 34 percent since the first quarter of last year. The average prices for townhouses rose 22 percent to $2.205 million from last quarter, up 69 percent from the same period in 2013. [CurbedWire Inbox]

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