6SQFT’S TOP STORIES OF 2014!

Posted On Wed, December 31, 2014 By

Posted On Wed, December 31, 2014 By In Features, Most Read Stories

5, 4, 3, 2….. It’s hard to believe but 2014 has almost come to a close, so we thought what better time than now to reflect on the past year’s stories. We launched 6sqft back in May and since then, New York’s lively, dynamic, and ever-evolving urbanscape and inhabitants have kept us on our toes. From architecture and new developments to celebs and your fellow New Yorkers, here are the 6sqft stories that really caught our and—more importantly—your eyes this year.

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New Developments

1. Vote for 2014’s Building of the Year
2. Park Slope’s Iconic Pavillion Theater May Go Residential
3. First Look Inside Zaha Hadid’s Condos Planned for the High Line
4. Living in the Clouds: 50 New York Residential Towers Poised to Scrape the Sky Part I (Plus Part II Part III)
5. 45 Park Place: Tribeca’s Latest Condo Tower Could be an Architectural Stunner
6. Herzog & de Meuron’s Undulating Condo Design for the Hudson River Waterfront Revealed

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Celebrities

1. Michelle Williams Lists Her Boerum Hill Townhouse for $7.5M (And Sells it for $8.8M)
2. ESPN Guru Adam Caplan Swaps Almost Identical Tribeca Apartments
3. New York Knicks President Phil Jackson Buys $5 Million Apartment at the Osborne
4. Rihanna Caught Eyeing This Full-Floor Apartment at One York
5. Twilight Star Robert Pattinson Checks Out a $3.5M Vinegar Hill Townhouse
6. Jimmy Fallon Buys a Fifth Apartment in His Gramercy Park Building

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Interiors

1. Breathtaking Upper East Side Townhouse Boasts Four-Year Renovation Well Worth the Wait
2. Roman and Williams Designed Brooklyn Brownstone is an Eclectic Mix of Curiosities 
3. Andrew Franz Transforms an Old Soap Factory into a Tranquil Tribeca Oasis
4. Luxurious & Colorful Upper West Side Apartment Designed by Miles Redd Lists for $2.8M
5. This West Village Remodel by HS2 Architecture Wows with a Greenhouse Dining Room
6. Bookworms Rejoice: Upper East Side Mansion Boasts Palatial, Double-Height Library

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Architecture

1. Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Destined for NYC But Never Built
2. Section 3 of the High Line Opens Today — See New Photos
3. The Nearly Fatal Design Flaw Which Could Have Sent the Citigroup Center Crumbling
4. Sukkot Architecture: New York City’s Sukkahs Come in All Shapes, Sizes, and Locations
5. Thomassons: Those Peculiar Architectural Relics That Serve No Purpose
6. Was Louis Kahn’s Four Freedom’s Park Inspired by the Masonic Pyramid on the $1 Bill?

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NYC History

1. There’s a Cold War Bomb Shelter Hidden Under the Brooklyn Bridge
2. Flashback: See Five Famous New York City Buildings and Bridges Under Construction
3. A Guide to the Guilded Age Mansions of 5th Avenue’s Millionaire Row Part I (And Part II)
4. The Wild and Dark History of the Empire State Building
5. Mapping the Evolution of the Lower East Side Through a Jewish Lens, 1880-2014
6. Horn and Hardart Automats: Redefining Lunchtime, Dining on a Dime

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Features

1. Extraordinary Dwellings: These Homes are Hidden in Plain Sight 
2. City Kids: Why These Parents Pick City Living Over the Suburbs
3. Quooklyn: The Rise of Ridgewood and Why Your Friends Will Be Moving There
4. Before There was ‘Ruin Porn’ There was ‘Ruin Value’
5. Walk This Way: How Observant Jews Shop for Real Estate with the Torah in Mind
6. Coffee Culture: Are Neighborhood Cafes the First Sign of Gentrification?

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People

1. Drag Queen Coco Peru Reminisces About Her Hometown of City Island in the Bronx
2. Karim Rashid on His Move into Architecture and Designing Colorful NYC Condos
3. Behind the Magic of the Macy’s Day Parade with Creative Director Wesley Whatley
4. Sara Cedar Miller and Larry Boes of the Central Park Conservancy
5. Scott Liroff Sheds Light on His Century-Old Family-Run Business, City Knickerbocker
6. IKEA’s ‘Life at Home’ Project Offers a Crazy Detailed Look Into New Yorkers’ Mornings

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Technology / Products / Furniture Design

1. Rudolf Stefanich’s Sono Could Help Block Out City Noise and Keep Your Home Quiet 
2. The Bariseur: A Hybrid Coffee Brewer Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up with a Fresh Cup of Joe
3. Orwell Hybrid Bed-Sofa-Cabin Recaptures the Intimacy of Home 
4. Could We Construct a Skyscraper Out of Legos? Smart Bricks Provides an Interesting Building Alternative
5. Explore NYC in 3-D with Google Maps’ Latest Update
6. Could Jet Taxis Make Waves in NYC?

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Outta Town

1. Studio Allergutendige’s Soul Box is a Small Retreat for Glamping in Nature
2. Fashion Sylist Scott Newkirk Goes Unplugged in His 14×14 Rough Hewn Cabin
3. A Retro Upstate Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Hits the Market for $795K
4. 90 Years Later, Frank Lloyd Wright Fuel Station Finally Built in Buffalo NY
5. Luxury Glamper by Tiny Wood Homes is Perfect for Fall Excursions (Hot Tub Included)
6. Hudson Design’s Rustic Writer’s Studio Barn is a Converted Two-Story Garage

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Editors’ Choice

1. Juniors Isn’t Going Anywhere, Owner Turns Down a $45M Offer to the Dismay of a Hungry Developer 
2. New Rendering of What will Replace 5Pointz Emerge 
3. Bed-Stuy: From Harlem and Hip-Hop to Hipsters Hassids and High Rents
4. A History of New York in 101 Objects — The 6sqft Edition 
5. INTERVIEW: Mark Stumer of Mojo Stumer Takes Us Inside His Architectural World 
6. Roman and Williams Designed Brooklyn Brownstone is an Eclectic Mix of Curiosities 

Is there a story we missed? Chime in with your favorites in the comments section below!

 

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