For those who dream about their own “Sex and the City” apartment–and have enough money to snatch one up–here’s a $725,000 co-op from 77 Perry Street in the West Village. The building is located on the same block as the famed townhouse known as Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. And this one is equally as cute without being massive in size. Ten-foot ceilings and exposed brick painted white look charming, and the windows look out to the historic townhouses that line the street–not to mention the tourist traffic Carrie’s old apartment brings.
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- Spotlight: The Museum of Math’s Cindy Lawrence on making math a fun and interactive endeavor
Images: Adele/234 East 23rd Street (L); Port Authority Bus Terminal proposals (R)
The renovation of this row house, located in Greenpoint’s landmarked historic district, was an inspired project right from the get go. The owner’s original intention was to sell the home on account of its unstable structure, seasonal flooding, vinyl siding and asbestos laden facade. However, the team at Delson or Sherman Architects convinced them to give the property an architectural facelift instead. From the front facade to the backyard, the property has been majorly upgraded with some beautiful additions including a two-story kitchen and wine cellar.
A Philadelphia native is looking to streamline parking enforcement with a new device that kicks boots to the curb. The “Barnacle,” created by Kevin Dougherty, president of Ideas That Stick, is a device that attaches to a car’s windshield, obstructing a driver’s view and immobilizing the vehicle. It’s a replacement for a parking boot, which the company says is an “unpleasant situation for anyone who has experienced it, but it is also a drain on the administration’s resources.”
- CarsInBikeLanes is a new website that puts drivers who park in bike lane and their license plate number on an interactive map. [Gothamist]
- Here’s the first renderings of the over-the-top amenity spaces at 15 Hudson Yards. [NYP]
- The Port Authority has approved up to $150 million for the long-stalled Moynihan Station project. [TRD]
- Why free museums matter. [CityLab]
Images: CarsInBikeLanes (L); 15 Hudson Yards pool (R)
Intricate, carved woodwork is one of those details that you’ll never find in new developments. A relic of the past, it can also be one of the most stunning features of an apartment. That’s the case for this three-bedroom co-op, now on the market for $1.25 million, at 560 Dean Street in Prospect Heights. Separating the formal living and dining rooms is an impressive ornamental wood transom. It’s paired with other prewar details like a decorative fireplace, the original wood mantle and oak flooring laid in a unique diagonal pattern. It’s true what they say, they don’t make ’em like they used to…
Developer Ben Shaoul’s new Lower East Side condos adjacent to Katz’s famous deli at 196 Orchard Street have just hit the market. Definitely in line with the 21st century version of the storied neighborhood, the 96 newly-minted apartments have luxurious finishes, expansive views and enviable amenities, with units starting at $1.075 million for a studio.
Inside the penthouse (L); The former facade of the building still as Pearl Paint (R)
Tribeca artists’ mecca Pearl Paint–the 80-year-old art supply retailer at 308 Canal Street–closed just over two years ago, and in May, Trans World Equities filed permits to convert one of the buildings into four “bespoke full-floor lofts” and build a two-story addition above the 150-year-old cast-iron structure, now going by 42 Lispenard Street. Two are already in contract, but the newly-listed penthouse awaits, with a prospective winter 2016 occupancy date.
New York City currently maintains about 178,000 affordable housing units, a number that is getting a boost with Mayor de Blasio’s plans to preserve or build 200,000 more units over ten years. However, while de Blasio has put the preservation of affordable housing at the heart of his administration’s work, there’s still a lot of headway to be made, and the threat for displacement remains high for a considerable number of New Yorkers. But who is at most risk? A new map (h/t DNA Info) created by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) seeks to shed some light on what areas, and even more specifically, which buildings, will likely see rent hikes in the near future.
Despite hopes for a move to Washington D.C., the Clintons are expanding their Westchester property, as the couple has picked up a $1.16 million ranch-style residence right next door to their current home, a larger house that they bought back in 1999 for $1.7 million. As the Post first reported, the powerful pair now own an entire cul-de-sac at the end of a Chappaqua block. In addition to giving the Clintons more space to stretch out in, the buy will apparently also make life easier for the Secret Service.
In a city with a museum in an elevator shaft and another all about transit history, it should come as no surprise that there’s a museum dedicated to math. Located across from Madison Square Park, the National Museum of Mathematics is an institution devoted to the numerous possibilities that numbers hold. Since opening in 2012, MoMath has been a place for visitors of all ages to gets hands on with the subject through interactive exhibits that explore conundrums like how it’s possible for a square-wheeled tricycle to pedal on a circular, curved surface. And as of last week, the museum offers the chance to drive remote-controlled cars on either a Möbius strip or a trefoil track in the newly opened Twisted Thruway.
6sqft recently visited the museum to speak with Executive Director and CEO Cindy Lawrence about the importance of making math interactive and most importantly, fun.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Citywide Ferry operator Hornblower have announced that construction has officially begun on 19 vessels that will kick off New York City’s first citywide ferry system, with vessels sporting the latest in 21st century maritime technology. The mayor said in a statement, “We are moving full steam ahead and bringing modern ferry boats, outfitted with the latest technology and safety features, to our waterways. This new fleet will help us connect commuters and visitors alike to neighborhoods throughout the city.”
On Tuesday, an agreement was reached between West Side elected officials and the Port Authority that said the agency would expand the planning process for a new $10 billion bus terminal with more local input. And just today they’ve revealed the five proposals that were submitted to a design competition to replace the currently loathed site. Crain’s brings us videos of the ideas, which come from big-name firms Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Arcadis, AECOM in partnership with Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Perkins Eastman, and Archilier Architecture Consortium. Though this seems counter to the agreement, John Degnan, the Port Authority’s New Jersey-appointed chairman, said he doubts “any one of them will be the final design,” since they either further complicate existing planning issues or cost billions over budget.
Not everyone will want to live just a block from Times Square, but this Midtown West apartment at 347 West 44th Street may be cute enough to convince buyers otherwise. It’s located two flights up a brownstone building (yes, there are brownstones in Times Square!) and is asking $510,000. An open living room/kitchen fronts the railroad apartment, followed by a cozy bedroom and finally a bathroom.
For fireplace-starved apartment dwellers, here’s an alternative way to bring in some woodsy warmth as we approach the cooler months. Designer Paul Foeckler’s Split Grain lighting collection is made from firewood he forages himself in California and then slices uses a splitting technique that reveals the grain patterns of the cross sections. These intricacies are then highlighted when the light emanates from the sculptural piece.
Ten years ago, five or six new restaurants brought their food to a house in Brooklyn. Less than 100 people bought tickets for a tasting of the new businesses wares. More than $10,000 was raised for the Red Hook Initiative, a community nonprofit. It was a success. This year, tickets for the Taste of Red Hook are on sale for the Tuesday, September 27th event, only this time, it isn’t in a house and there will be at least 50 vendors offering samples of beer, wine, spirits and of course, food.
- The city plans to allocate $500 million in NYC taxpayer money for Sandy repairs, as 53 homes in low-lying Queens could cost up to $1 million each to repair. [WSJ]
- A second art gallery is opening on Roosevelt Island’s Main Street, and its owner thinks others will follow, creating a “mini-Chelsea.” [DNAinfo]
- The tenement building on the corner of Avenue B and East 4th Street can’t be missed with its flamboyant, colorful facade. Here’s the story behind it. [Village Voice]
- Ex-Yankee A-Rod shot an Ocean Drive magazine cover at a $45,000/month Noho penthouse. [NYP]
- A miniature Redwood Forest is growing in Downtown Brooklyn at a scale of 1:100. [CityLab]
NY1 has learned that the W train will make its triumphant return on Monday, November 7th. The line was taken out of service in 2010, along with the V train, due to MTA budget cuts, but the idea to revive the line came about last summer as a way to better connect Astoria when the Q train is rerouted once the Second Avenue Subway opens. As Curbed notes, at first it will operate between 57th Street and Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan, but will eventually extend to Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard.
The 4,400 square-foot penthouse at the River Lofts at 416 Washington Street in Tribeca that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin kept as a Manhattan landing spot before their conscious uncoupling has yet to find a buyer. The New York Post reminds us that Gwynnie’s loft is still available, along with the 1,900 square foot apartment downstairs owned by restaurateur Reika Yo Alexander (her EN Japanese Brasserie is a celebrity fave, and fashion luminaries like Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander Wang have hosted events at the chic Izakaya), and that the two units might be consciously coupled in a stellar package deal.
It’s been just 10 days since Alec and Hilaria Baldwin welcomed their third child together into the world, but they’re wasting no time continuing the hunt for a larger home to accommodate their growing brood. After touring a $16.5 million Chelsea penthouse at the beginning of the month, they’ve now set their sites on a similarly-sized, $16.6 million spread at Nomad’s 212 Fifth Avenue, reports the Post. The 1912 neo-Gothic buiding sits at the northwest corner of Madison Square Park, and the four-bedroom unit that caught the couple’s eyes boasts soaring ceilings, three exposures with views south to the Flatiron building and Freedom Tower, a marble-floored entry foyer, and a twelve-foot-long Calacatta gold marble kitchen island.