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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Soho

 All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A 19th-century custom-designed Soho building once owned by William Waldorf Astor is on the market for $17 million. Located at 435 Broome Street, the Victorian Gothic building was built in 1873 by famed architect William Appleton Potter and features five tall loft stories framed by exterior cast-iron colonnettes and capitals. As the listing describes, the property, located between Broadway and Crosby Street, is the “perfect multi-functioning property for retail, office, or residential mixed-use.”

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All photos: Tim Waltman of Evan Joseph and Joel of DDreps / The Assouline Team

Sure, there are plenty of swanky penthouses with multiple outdoor spaces, but how many of them have an open-air lightwell? This incredible place at 94 Thompson Street in Soho uses the space as a zen garden, complete with a mature cherry tree, that serves as the heart of the home. In addition, there are two terraces on the second floor and a huge roof deck with an outdoor kitchen. Other unique features include the double-height living room and sunken, built-in-furniture like the dining table and beds. The three-bedroom co-op is asking $10,900,000.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Six-and-a-half years ago, Rhonda Sassoon, fourth wife and widow of famed hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, dropped $5.8 million on this stunning Soho loft at 133 Wooster Street. Not only is it notable for its sprawling 3,600-square-foot layout, but for the fact that she bought it from Dean & Deluca co-founder Jack Ceglic, who created his cookbook right in this very kitchen. Sassoon has now put the co-op back on the market for $5.8 million, hoping to break even.

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Restaurants, Soho

Manhattan’s only production brewery is now open in Soho

By Devin Gannon, Thu, October 29, 2020

All photos courtesy of Torch & Crown Brewing Company

A massive new brewery and restaurant opened in Soho last week, becoming the only production brewery in Manhattan. Located at 12 Vandam Street, Torch & Crown Brewing Company measures 9,000 square feet over three levels and boasts soaring ceilings, ivy-covered walls, and enough seating for 250 people inside and 180 people in their heated outdoor space. Although the brewery’s original May opening date was delayed because of the coronavirus, the team managed to stay afloat by launching a direct beer delivery service in the city.

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Noho, Policy, Soho

Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels

The plan to rezone two affluent Manhattan neighborhoods will enter the public land use review process, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday. The proposed rezoning of Soho and Noho includes replacing 1970s-era zoning rules and incentivizing the creation of about 800 permanently affordable homes, part of an effort to bring affordable housing to all New York City neighborhoods, even upscale ones.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

Hotelier Andre Balazs lists his flashy Soho condo for $12M

By Dana Schulz, Wed, September 30, 2020

Photo Credit: Douglas Elliman

Hotelier Andre Balazs, best known for LA’s Chateau Marmont, the Mercer Hotel in NYC, and the string of trendy Standard Hotels, unsurprisingly lives a life as lavish as the destination he creates. His personal condo in Soho, taking up the entire top floor at 158 Mercer Street, is no exception. Balazs added plenty of his own panache to the 4,200-square-foot loft, including massive stretches of built-in bookshelves, a custom “wall of light,” and a 13th-century Florentine fresco. He also added hotel-quality rooms like a nearly 275-square-foot closet, a personal gym, and a steam room. As the Wall Street Journal first reported, Balazs has decided to list the home for $12 million as he spends much of his time now in Europe.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

Even celebrities are facing a new real estate reality in New York City as inventory rises and demand falls. Singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton recently dropped the price of her Soho rental to $15,500 per month, from around $17,500 per month, the price she had been asking for the apartment since first putting it on the market in 2014.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Photo credit: DDReps. Styled by Jason Saft, Staged to Sell Home.

It’s not easy to find an affordable one-bedroom in Soho, but this apartment at 101 Thompson Street is priced just right at $645,000. Though the bedroom is more of an alcove, the place feels open and bright, and the location is ideal, right next to Vesuvio Playground, two blocks from the C and E trains at Spring Street, and in the middle of all the best shops and restaurants (like Dominique Ansel Bakery just around the corner!).

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

Photo credit: Nick Glimenakis for Yesim Ak, Compass

Norwegian model and entrepreneur Sophia Lie stayed true to her roots when outfitting her NYC residence. Located at the co-op 110 Thompson Street and recently listed for 625,000, the alcove studio is described as a “Scandinavian sanctuary in Soho,” and we can’t disagree. From the pale color scheme to the simple built-ins to the minimalist furniture, everything about the fifth-floor mini-loft screams hygge-chic, and if you’re feeling this vibe, it’s available fully furnished.

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Restaurants, Soho

Soho’s iconic Vesuvio Bakery comes back to life

By Dana Schulz, Mon, March 16, 2020

Vesuvio bakery, city bakery, birdbath, soho, mom and pops

Photo by Beyond My Ken via Wiki Commons

Keeping in mind that the city’s new restaurant policy will likely affect it, Gothamist has reported that a new bakery has opened in the former Vesuvio Bakery storefront at 160 Prince Street. They’ve called themselves Vesuvio Bakery and intend on preserving as much of the iconic, 100-year-old establishment’s physical look and simple community aesthetic.

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