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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This two-family Chelsea carriage house has the feeling of an Italian palazzo. But despite its old-world feel, the home is full of modern perks such as a rare private garage, three outdoor spaces including a roof deck, and multiple skylights. The six-bedroom owner’s residence occupies four floors plus a finished basement, while the two-bedroom rental unit sits on the top floor. The new owner definitely has the option to transform the home into one 9,200-square-foot private townhouse. It’s asking $13,800,000.

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Chelsea, Events

Credit: Max Guliani for Hudson River Park

What better way to celebrate fall, relieve some 2020 related-stress, and benefit the environment than smashing old pumpkins into compost. Hudson River Park’s third-annual “smash it, don’t trash it” Pumpkin Smash event returns next month, which invites New Yorkers to take a bat to post-Halloween gourds to dispose of them in an eco-friendly way.

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Architecture, Chelsea, condos, New Developments

All photos by Colin Miller unless otherwise noted

While we’ve been following the progression of Thomas Heatherwick’s first residential project in the United States from its unique exterior, new photos are providing a first peek inside the bubbles. Located at 515 West 18th Street, Lantern House features two condo towers that straddle the High Line in Chelsea, one rising 10 stories and the other 22 stories, both with facades designed to resemble a lantern. Ahead, see the model home designed by staging experts ASH NYC, which was able to complement the building’s unique architecture with a mix of bold, contemporary furniture and vintage details.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photos by Evan Joseph

The Emerson is the latest boutique condo in Chelsea to abut the High Line. Located at 500 West 25th Street, the 10-story building has just eight full-floor units, including the duplex penthouse, which has just hit the market for $16 million. The incredible four-bedroom home has 5,100 square feet of interior space along with nearly 2,600 square feet of outdoor space spread over two terraces and a roof deck with views of the High Line, Hudson River, Empire State Building, and Hudson Yards.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

Photos: Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

Just three months after listing her massive Chelsea duplex for $7.9 million, Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon has sold her long-time home for its full asking price. Located at 147 West 15th Street, the 6,000-square-foot co-op is spread over two floors and has six bedrooms, four exposures including views of the World Trade Center and Empire State Building, and an outdoor terrace and balcony. Over the summer, Queens-native Sarandon told the Wall Street Journal that she isn’t leaving the city just downsizing to a smaller apartment in the area. “I’ve always been a New Yorker and I’ll continue to be a New Yorker,” she said.

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Chelsea, Restaurants

City Winery to open flagship venue at Pier 57 this week

By Devin Gannon, Tue, October 13, 2020

Photo of dining room by Adam Pass

The massive new flagship of entertainment venue and restaurant City Winery will open this week at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57. Starting October 15, the restaurant will accept reservations for limited capacity indoor and outdoor dining, with 200 seats available inside and 70 seats outside. City Winery was forced to move from its longtime Varick Street location last year after the Walt Disney Company purchased the property with plans to open new production space and offices there.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The Metal Shutter Houses is a contemporary condo designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban in 2008, at the beginning of West Chelsea‘s starchitect boom. Today, despite its many notable neighbors, the boutique building at 524 West 19th Street still offers some of the most covetable homes. The penthouse unit is now listed for a reduced $8.9 million. Not only does the home span two floors, but it has a 20-foot, upward-pivoting, glass wall that opens to a large terrace to create a massive indoor/outdoor living space. There’s also another private terrace off the master bedroom, two balconies, and a huge roof deck complete with a hot tub. Oh, and let’s not forget the direct views of Hudson Yards and the Empire State Building.

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Policy, Restaurants

Photo of Peter McManus Cafe © James and Karla Murray

Like thousands of small businesses, one of New York City’s oldest family-run establishments is struggling to survive because of the coronavirus pandemic. Irish bar Peter McManus Cafe, located at 152 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, has been serving pints of Guinness and their famous burgers since 1936. While the McManus family, who has continuously owned the bar for four generations, has seen their fair share of challenges in its 84 years, COVID-19 has made it increasingly difficult to stay in business.

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Chelsea, Recent Sales

Photo by Tim Fisher, Courtesy of Related Companies

The triplex penthouse at late architect Zaha Hadid’s High Line-hugging condo building has sold for just over $20.2 million, a significant price cut from its initial asking price of $50 million in 2016. Penthouse 37 at 520 West 28th Street measures 6,853 square feet and boasts a massive private rooftop terrace with a glass-walled lounge and enough space for 100 guests. As the Real Deal first reported, the buyer of the apartment is Wesley Edens, co-founder of private equity firm Fortress Investment Group and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Chelsea, Events

A previous view of Chelsea Flea. Map data © 2020 Google

After closing in December and being unable to reopen this spring due to the pandemic, the beloved Chelsea Flea is returning this weekend. The outdoor flea market will have more than 40 antique and vintage dealers (some old favorites, some new), as well as a new partnership with Smorgasburg that will bring some great food options.

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