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NYC’s plan to rezone Soho and Noho moves forward

By Devin Gannon, Tue, May 18, 2021

A rendering of West Broadway in Soho, looking downtown; courtesy of City Planning Commission

A proposal to bring more affordable housing in two of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods is moving forward. The City Planning Commission on Monday certified the application to rezone Soho and Noho, kicking off the public review process. The plan replaces existing 1970s-era zoning rules with medium- to high-density mixed-use districts that could create as many as 3,500 new homes, with 900 units of permanently affordable housing.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

With its whitewashed brick walls, distressed wood accents, collection of vintage mirrors, and shabby-chic furniture, this Soho loft has totally nailed the barnyard-chic look. Located at 80 Wooster Street, the sprawling residence is 2,400 square feet and is currently configured as a one-bedroom, two-bathroom home. It’s asking $2,999,000.

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Cool Listings, Soho

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A huge full-floor loft in Soho with both historic and modern details is now available for $4,795,000. Located at 351 West Broadway, the three-bedroom, two-bath condo measures an impressive 2,800 square feet and boasts a massive great room with loads of potential.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Listing photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Original brickwork, tin ceilings, cast-iron columns, exposed ductwork, massive windows–these details can be found at almost every cast-iron loft in Soho, but at this one, they are absolutely everywhere. And the views looking across at the historic district’s other cast-iron buildings is really remarkable. Located at the co-op 132 Greene Street, the artist’s loft has two bedrooms and is asking $2,495,000.

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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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Cool Listings, Soho

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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