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The Majestic, an Art Deco-style apartment building, is one of many impressive towers that dot Central Park West. A three-bedroom apartment on the 11th floor of the two-tower development just hit the market for $6,500,000. The oversized pre-war home has seven rooms, including a sunken living room that offers a throwback entertainment space with amazing views of the park.
This year, 6sqft readers learned about the latest developments and infrastructure projects, discovered exciting public art exhibits, enjoyed new rooftop bars and restaurants, toured cool apartments, stayed up-to-date on real estate news, and uncovered something unique about New York City. Ahead, see a list of our most-read stories of 2022, from a proposed rail line between Brooklyn and Queens to a history of NYC water towers.
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A condo in one of the first supertalls to rise on Billionaires’ Row is available. Asking $12,200,000, the three-bedroom on the 41st floor of One57 seemingly hovers over Central Park, with the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows in the 39-foot-long living room providing a near-perfect view of the iconic greenspace. In addition to sweeping panoramas, the building also offers residents five-star services from the Park Hyatt Hotel, including daily housekeeping, laundry, and in-residence dining.
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On a tree-lined Central Park-adjacent block on the Upper East Side, this pre-war co-op has the distinction of being the late singer and actress Lena Horne’s “private refuge,” according to the New York Times. The celebrated diva moved into the Volney hotel-turned-co-op at 23 East 74th Street in the 1980s, eventually owning five units on the building’s fifth floor. Asking $2,195,000, this 2,100-square-foot, two-bedroom home–currently owned by Horne’s daughter–is the last of those units to be listed. A combo of two units, the space is currently configured as a huge one-bedroom, but can easily accommodate two bedrooms with space to spare.
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Winter is (almost) here, and New Yorkers are preparing both physically and mentally to hunker down for the cold and dark months that are soon to come. But regardless of how terrible the winter weather can be, New Yorkers still want to go out and do things. Ahead, here are some of the city’s coziest places to spend the cold months ahead, from rustic bars with fireplaces to the Koneko cat cafe.
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While we wouldn’t think it would be easy to find a cute, well-appointed apartment anywhere near Central Park West for under $1 million, it’s even harder to imagine finding one with private outdoor space. Asking $845,000, this bright garden co-op at 71 West 83rd Street in a classic Upper West Side pre-war building is just that rare find.
Check out both floors, the loft and the yard
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Known for some of the most impressive (and expensive) apartments in New York City, the historic Apthorp condominium building at 390 West End Avenue in the heart of the Upper West Side was built for William Waldorf Astor in 1908. Located just minutes from Central Park, the unique building surrounds an interior courtyard. Asking $6,499,999, this five-bedroom residence is one of the building’s largest; distinguished by decorator-enhanced interiors accented with subtle painterly hues, the 4,200-square-foot home possesses the size and grandeur of a townhouse with condo convenience and amenities.
Feast your eyes on this regal residence
, Mon, September 26, 2022
Photo of 2019 Village Halloween Parade by Steven Pisano on Flickr
It’s time to figure out your costume because Halloween is almost upon us. In New York City there is no shortage of fun events celebrating the spooky holiday, with plenty of opportunities to dress up, get candy, dine, and enjoy the season. Ahead, we found some of the city’s best Halloween offerings this year, from the legendary Village Halloween Parade to more low-key pumpkin picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm on Staten Island.
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, Fri, September 16, 2022
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Living atop the world’s tallest residential tower won’t come cheap. The triplex penthouse at Central Park Tower hit the market on Monday for an astonishing $250 million, set to become the country’s most expensive sale ever if the home fetches the asking price. The highest residence in the world sits 1,416 feet above New York City on Billionaires’ Row and takes up the building’s 129th, 130th, and 131st floors.
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The Upper West Side townhouse where legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday lived until her untimely death in 1959 is for sale. Located a block from Central Park at 26 West 87th Street, the historic Renaissance Revival-style brownstone measures over 6,300 square feet and has seven bedrooms and a rear garden. The home, which sold for $9,475,000 in 2017, is now on the market for $13,995,000 following a renovation by architect Amie Sachs, previously of Annabelle Selldorf Architects.
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