One Murray Park More than 50% Sold; Tour a Poison Cauldron

CurbedAugust 10, 2012
LONG ISLAND CITY—Sales for the 45-unit One Murray Park condo building launched at the start of the season, and CORE reports that the more than half of the building's units are already in contract. Located at 11-25 45th Avenue in LIC, the building has a doorman, gym, indoor parking, roof deck, and library lounge, and current available units range from a $385,000 studio to a $900,000 2BR/2BA. All of the listings can be found here. [CORE Blog; previously]

GREENPOINT—If heavy industry and urban pollution are your thing, then the latest Obscura Society tour is right up your alley. Called "The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek," the tour will explore the petroleum and waste transfer districts of the creek on August 25. The area is the heart of the 1978 Greenpoint Oil Spill, which is one of the largest oil spills ever recorded in the United States. You'll be traipsing through a "virtual urban desert" with broken pavement and industrial remnants, making your way toward the Kosciuszko Bridge. [Curbedwire Inbox; tickets]