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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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A quintessential Upper East Side townhouse with all the trimmings always makes a few waves when it hits the market–especially if it has a Hollywood connection. This 4,275-square-foot brownstone at 154 East 74th Street was once home to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. According to the NY Post, Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, recalls fond memories of growing up in the Manhattan townhouse–specifically the garden-level screening room, where the family spent many an evening–in his 2018 memoir. Asking $11.5 million, the four-story home has newly-renovated interiors that complement vintage craftsman details as well as luxurious additions like a wine cellar, fully-stocked gym, and landscaped rear patio.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Warburg

This 2,600-square-foot co-op at 45 East End Avenue has seemingly endless interior space, but 500 square feet of outdoor terrace with waterfront views steals the show along with three exposures and unobstructed East River views. Asking $2,500,000, this three-bedroom Yorkville residence is in an elegant Emery Roth-designed 1951 building.

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Architecture, Art, Upper East Side

Photo courtesy of Alex Stein

World-renowned plaster artist Jan Hooss has installed a custom stucco art installation in the lobby of 180 East 88th Street, a new condo tower designed by Joe McMillan’s DDG. Inspired by an architectural style widely used on the Upper East Side at the beginning of the 20th century, the art piece “fuses a rococo design with a whimsically modern aesthetic,” according to a press release. The stucco sculpture sits above the vaulted lobby’s fireplace, contrasting its flowing, water-like quality with the fire below.

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City Living, Events, Upper East Side

You can pick your own tulips on Park Avenue

By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, May 24, 2022

Photo courtesy of East Midtown Partnership on Flickr

Get your trowels ready! The Park Avenue Tulip Dig is back, giving New Yorkers the opportunity to dig up and take home tulip bulbs planted along the famed thoroughfare between the north side of East 54th Street and the south side of East 86th Street. Approximately 60,000 tulips are planted every year in a new color by the non-profit Fund for Park Avenue, as reported by Patch. This year’s flowers are a pink tulip known as “Darwin Hybrid Apricot Pride.”

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

All photos by Yoo Jean Han for Sotheby’s International Realty

Celebrated interior designer and decorator Muriel Brandolini is selling her four-story brownstone on the Upper East Side for $9,500,000. Brandolini, known for her “modernist-tropical” style reflective of her French-Vietnamese upbringing, decorated her home at 167 East 80th Street with art, patterns, and statement lighting, creating highly-livable spaces on every floor. Outside, a long private rear garden surrounded by bamboo gives the home a vacation vibe.

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Design, Museums, Upper East Side

All renderings courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP

A New York institution is getting a makeover—and a new name. The 92nd Street Y announced on Tuesday it has rebranded to 92nd Street Y, New York (with a nickname of 92NY), as part of a post-pandemic transformation that also involves a major revamp and new online programs. This month, a $200 million redevelopment of the organization’s Upper East Side home at 1395 Lexington Avenue led by Beyer Blinder Belle will begin, starting with a renovation of its public performance space, a new dance center, and improvements to the gym.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: David DuPuy for Sotheby’s International Realty

The five-story Italianate brownstone at 38 East 70th Street may only be 16 feet wide, but what it lacks in width, it makes up for with over 5,000 square feet of preserved original details and modern updates. Asking $13,000,000, the circa-1884 home, designed by architect Charles Graham, currently offers six bedrooms and an original formal layout of rooms for sitting, dining, and display. Just two blocks from Central Park within the Upper East Side Historic District, the home has been occupied by the same family since 1907.

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Manhattan, Restaurants, Upper East Side

All images courtesy of Melissa Hom

An inconspicuous locksmith and shoe repair storefront on the Upper East Side is actually home to a chic cocktail lounge. Located at 1488 Second Avenue, the speakeasy Keys & Heels comes from Massimo Lusardi, the restauranteur behind Uva and Uva Next Door. Hidden behind the facade of a locksmith and shoe repair store, Keys & Heels features a creative cocktail menu and a food menu that complements the bar’s “low-key” ambiance.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Realty

Asking $6,750,000, this duplex penthouse co-op atop 53 East 66th Street has been renovated where it counts, but it’s as classic an uptown Manhattan residence as it gets, a block from Central Park. Nearly 3,000 square feet of interior space on two floors is wrapped by 1,000 square feet of private terrace on the top floor.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

Streetview of 1107 Fifth Avenue © 2022 Google

Ralph Lauren and his wife Ricky have bought a second apartment in the same Upper East Side building where the couple has lived for the past four decades. As first reported by the New York Post and confirmed by property records, the fashion designer paid $4,000,000 for a co-op at 1107 Fifth Avenue, a 14-story building on the corner of East 92nd Street in the Carnegie Hill Historic District.

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