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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

During her teenage years (h/t Wall Street Journal), actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow lived in this grand Upper East Side townhouse off Central Park at 9 East 92nd Street. According to city property records, her parents, late producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, owned the seven-bedroom home from 1984 to 1992. According to the Journal, Paltrow was 11 when her family moved from California to NYC, where she attended the prestigious Spence School, an all-girls private school just around the corner from her then-home.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo Credit: Warburg Realty

Just by appearance, this Upper East Side penthouse is brag-worthy. Located at the Art Deco co-op 895 Park Avenue, the 14-room apartment is spread across two floors and has multiple wood-burning fireplaces, wrap-around terraces with views in every direction, and a gorgeous solarium. But what really sets it apart is that it used to be home to famous composer and cultural icon Leonard Bernstein, and it’s even where he hosted his “radical chic” party as a fundraiser for the Black Panthers. And it can now be yours for $29,500,000.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

How’s this for a work-from-home setup? The top floor of this triplex penthouse at 1158 Fifth Avenue is a “jewel box” solarium with a glass-enclosed arched atrium and five picture windows overlooking Central Park. Listed for $15 million, the four-bedroom home is classic Upper East Side with oversized living spaces, two landscaped terraces, and even a separate one-bedroom guest residence within the building.

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City Living, Upper East Side

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“I don’t get no respect,” goes the famous line by Rodney Dangerfield that would often echo through the Upper East Side comedy club in his namesake. And after the larger NYC comedy world has claimed that the state is showing them no respect in the wake of the pandemic, Dangerfield’s will be closing after a 50-year run. First reported by Vulture, the club announced this week that the coronavirus “placed a severe financial burden” on them, “making operations in New York City untenable.”

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

All five stories of this Upper East Side townhouse are just as classic and formal as the stately exterior might suggest. But on the roof, an enchanting garden complete with a small pool, Central Park views, and an outdoor kitchen add a welcome dose of fun. Located at 11 East 93rd Street, just off the park, the home underwent a renovation and restoration by architect and designer Reza Nouranian and is now asking $16,500,000.

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Art, Events

Installation view of Héctor Zamora (b. 1974, Mexico), The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour, 2020. Courtesy of the Artist. Image credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Anna-Marie Kellen

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art reopens on August 29, this year’s eighth annual installation on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden will also be on view. Titled Lattice Detour, the work by Mexican artist Héctor Zamora tackles a prevalent symbol in today’s society–the wall. The 11-foot-tall work deliberately screens views of Central Park and the skyline to evoke the feeling of a barrier to viewers. But the bricks are stacked on their sides, thereby letting in light and air and referencing the latticed celosía walls that are used for shade and ventilation in the Middle East, Africa, Iberia, and Latin America.

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Art, Events, Museums

The Met reveals facade banners designed by Yoko Ono

By Dana Schulz, Fri, August 21, 2020

Yoko Ono (b. 1933, Japan), DREAM TOGETHER, 2020, installed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art © Yoko Ono. Image credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Anna-Marie Kellen.

For the first time, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is displaying artist-designed banners on its Fifth Avenue facade, and they’re from none other than Yoko Ono. Titled DREAM TOGETHER, the 24′ x 26′ banners read “DREAM” and “TOGETHER,” and were revealed in anticipation of the museum’s reopening on August 29th. Ono created the piece in response to the global COVID-19 crisis, offering “a powerful message of hope and unity to the world,” according to the Met.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

$645K Upper East Side studio got a glam makeover

By Dana Schulz, Wed, August 12, 2020

Listing images courtesy of Warburg Realty

This 530-square-foot Upper East Side studio may be petite, but it has everything you’d need–tons of closet space, a full kitchen, and space for both a bed area and a seating area. Listed for $645,000 at 165 East 72nd Street, the co-op is also a catch for the glam makeover it received.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The interior of this one-bedroom Upper East Side condo measures a not-too-shabby 719 square feet, but the amazing terrace is nearly twice that size at 1,100 square feet. It’s set up with four separate areas for meditating, lounging, dining, and even playing ping pong. Located at 400 East 90th Street, the apartment was recently listed for $695,000.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

All photos courtesy of Compass

In 2016, Jennifer Lawrence picked up a $15.6 million penthouse on the Upper East Side. She must have really wanted to offload it, because last summer, she listed it for $15,450,000 and dropped it to $12 million earlier this month. According to city property records, the Oscar-winning actress ultimately sold the home at 400 East 67th Street for $9,900,000, taking a nearly $6 million loss. Listing agent Pamela D’Arc of Compass declined to comment on the sale.

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