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Architecture, Events, Upper East Side

Image © Sebastian Kaempf, KARO Architects

From October 14 through October 17, cultural organization 1014 will introduce the public to prize-winning architect David Chipperfield’s plans for the renovation of an Upper East Side historic and cultural gem at 1014 Fifth Avenue. Built in 1907 and flanked by two 15-story apartment buildings, the Beaux-Arts townhouse faces the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The renowned British architect was chosen in 2020 to design the building’s future form after an international competition that included some of the field’s most noted names. This weekend “1014 Past and Future” and related programming are taking place as part of Archtober and Open House New York.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This 100-year-old house at 182 East 64th Street is extra in every sense of the word. At 25 feet, it’s extra wide; with 8,500 square feet, it’s extra spacious; with 14 rooms and six bathrooms, it’s extra roomy; and with a private three-car garage, it’s extra covetable. In addition to its sheer size, the private residence also has a noteworthy pedigree. It was once home to John Hay “Jock” Whitney and is currently owned by the estate of the late Jayne Wrightsman. It’s now for sale for only the second time in 100 years, asking $12 million.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Though it looks like it might be part of an elegant flat in Notting Hill, this garden is actually tucked behind a co-op in Carnegie Hill on the Upper East Side. The two-bedroom apartment at 11 East 92nd Street has stylish, modern interiors and a 660-square-foot garden that includes an outdoor fireplace (there’s one inside, too!), mature plantings surrounding the whole perimeter, and beautiful trees. It’s on the market for $3,150,000.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The Upper East Side co-op at 895 Park Avenue was built in 1930 to the designs of Sloan & Robertson, best known for the Art Deco Chanin Building in Midtown. The firm employed the same period style here, but this unit has undergone a more recent renovation that infused it with a glamorous Art Deco style that still feels fresh and modern. Asking $13,750,000, the home has four bedrooms, a moody library, formal and informal dining rooms, and, our favorite, a kitchen that resembles a French bistro.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

“Pretty” might not be the most exciting adjective, but it’s exactly what comes to mind when looking at this petite Upper East Side penthouse. Located at 151 East 83rd Street, the one-bedroom co-op is full of lovely pre-war details both inside and out on the 850-square-foot wraparound terrace. It’s on the market for $1,750,000. Read more

Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow

5 East 75th Street is a turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts mansion just three doors down from Central Park. Now an eight-unit co-op, it exudes that rare, old-world Upper East Side grandeur. But this one-bedroom unit that’s on the market for $2,985,000 feels more like a Parisian atelier, complete with 13-foot ceilings, original moldings, oversized windows, two wood-burning fireplaces, and detailed hardwood floors. Best of all, there’s a nearly 500-square-foot private terrace.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Investor and attorney Donald Schupak gained fame back in 1976 when he oversaw the merger of the ABA and the NBA and garnered a highly lucrative deal for the Spirits of St. Louis. In 2015, he tried to score another deal when he listed his huge Upper East Side co-op at 1050 Fifth Avenue for $30 million. This time, he wasn’t so successful, as it never sold. But he’s now put the seven-bedroom, 7,500-square-foot spread–complete with Central Park views–back on the market for the reduced price of $21 million.

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Restaurants, Upper East Side

Photo courtesy of Serendipity3

Iconic Upper East Side restaurant and general store Serendipity3 opened its doors in 1954, attracting the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and even Jackie O, who is said to have tried to get the recipe for the famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. It was also famously featured in the movie Serendipity, along with One Fine Day and Trust The Man. The decadent dessert spot at 225 East 60th Street has been closed for the past year, but this Friday, July 9, it will reopen to the public after a renovation that created a fantastical, pastel dreamscape, complete with hanging antique Tiffany lamps and a funky neon Pegasus.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This Upper East Side townhouse stands out in a neighborhood of brownstones and pre-war apartment buildings, as its facade is made of 17-inch-thick glass. But don’t be concerned you’ll be living in a fishbowl, as the interior has been designed with privacy in mind. The home has three terraces, a deck off the kitchen with a retractable ceiling for dining under the stars, a grand living room with 20-foot ceilings, and so much more. It also has a garden-floor commercial space if you’re looking for a live/work setup. Located at 368 East 69th Street, it’s available as a $23,000/month rental or to purchase for $12,750,000.

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Restaurants, Upper East Side

Photo of Bemelmans Bar by Don Riddle for The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

One of New York City’s most storied bars will reopen next month following a year-long shutdown. Located inside the historic Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side, Bemelmans Bar will welcome guests back to the iconic mural-covered watering hole on May 11, the first time since last March. And for the first time in its nearly 75-year history, Bemelmans is now accepting online reservations.

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