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Celebrities, Midtown, Transportation

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It appears the Secret Service and NYPD are indeed taking measures to minimize the disruption caused by Melania and Barron staying put in NYC. TMZ writes that instead of implementing full street closures any time the young Trump moves to and from school, streets will be blocked off in a rolling pattern to accommodate the boy’s armed motorcade.

more on the plan set out here

Celebrities, Central Park South, Cool Listings

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Emmy-winning actress and animal-rights activist Doris Roberts (you probably know her best as Marie Barone from “Everybody Loves Raymond”) passed away in April at the age of 90, and her estate has now put her classic duplex co-op on the market for $3,295,000. The five-bedroom apartment at 200 Central Park South boasts a marble foyer, two terraces with partial park views, and oversized windows.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

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All the way back in August 2014, 6sqft featured the $5 million listing for this stylish co-op at 147 West 22nd Street in Chelsea, pointing out its trendy features such as a retractable garage-style glass door, massive open living space with wall-to-wall windows, and uber-contemporary kitchen. And as it turns out, the full-floor spread belonged to producer and director Steven Soderbergh, who’s best known for his work directing “Erin Brockovich,” “Traffic” (for which he won the Oscar), and “Ocean’s 11.” The Real Deal reports that he’s now finally found a buyer for the apartment, selling it for $4.8 million.

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Bed Stuy, Celebrities, Cool Listings

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Singer and songwriter Santi “Santigold” White—best known for her singles “Creator” and “LES Artistes,” and more recently her video “Can’t Get Enough of Myself” which featured cameos by Jay Z, Pharrell, Olivia Wilde, amongst other A-listers—has just listed her stunning Bed-Stuy brownstone for $1,950,000. White originally purchased the property back in 2010 for just $775,000, meaning if she can make a sale, she’ll walk away with quite a tidy profit. With that said, the home at 786 Putnam Avenue should have no issues drawing in buyers. In addition to offering generous quarters as a “one-of-a-kind 2-family brownstone, currently used as an extra-large one-family residence,” plenty of lavish details make this home a standout.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Soho

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When he’s not busy winning titles as the second-best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic is apparently quite the architecture aficionado. The Serbian athlete told the Wall Street Journal that he’s a big fan of Renzo Piano; earlier this year he bought a unit in Piano’s Miami beach project Eighty Seven Park, and he’s now gone into contract for two condos in the starchitect’s under-construction NYC venture 565 Broome SoHo, where sales launched this past September.

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7 tips for soundproofing a noisy apartment

By Annie Doge, Wed, January 18, 2017

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6sqft’s series Apartment Living 101 is aimed at helping New Yorkers navigate the challenges of creating a happy home in the big city. This week we go over how to bring peace and quiet to a noisy apartment.

Most of us will never get used to the sounds of jackhammers, children screaming, or our neighbors getting a little too, um, frisky on the other side of our apartment wall. But luckily there are several solutions that can help you muffle (or hopefully mute) these urban intrusions—and they’re far easier to implement than you may think. We’ve rounded up some simple soundproofing home upgrades, as well as a couple more robust improvements, that will help you achieve a quieter household.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

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In March 2015, Kathryn Bigelow (who in 2010 became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director for her work on “The Hurt Locker” and subsequently gained more acclaim for “Zero Dark Thirty”) bought a $3.03 million condo in Tribeca, but she’s now decided to part ways with it. The Observer reports that Bigelow just listed the full-floor spread at 449 Washington Street for $2,895,000, meaning she’ll likely take a slight loss on the property.

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Celebrities, Harlem, Recent Sales

CNN’s Don Lemon sells Harlem condo for small profit

By Annie Doge, Tue, January 17, 2017

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Emmy Award-winning CNN news anchor Don Lemon picked up a somewhat modest condo a little over two years ago in Harlem‘s 2280FDB (2280 Frederick Douglas Blvd.). He paid $867,780 for unit 11A, right next door to 11B that he already owned. 6sqft speculated that he was planning to combine the condos, but according to city records released today, Lemon’s sold off 11A for $969,000.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Tribeca

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This massive, duplex loft at 16 Jay Street in Tribeca has been trying to sell since April 2011. Its owner, textile designer, painter, and sculptor Gianluca Berardi, bought the pad in 2002 for $2.2 million, then undertook a lengthy overhaul that included adding the “sweeping cast-iron and mahogany staircase that was welded together inside the home in the shape of a double ellipsis,” as 6sqft previously reported. She first listed it in 2009 for $8.4 million, then reduced it to $8 million in 2012, and in 2014, re-listed it as a $45,000/month rental. The following year, actress Keira Knightly rented the apartment, as did Rangers player Eric Staal. It then came back on the market for $6.6 million this past March, and now, after seven long years, it’s finally found a buyer for the reduced price of $6 million, reports the Post.

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Celebrities, Hell's Kitchen, Recent Sales

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Christian Slater made headlines Sunday night with his obviously baffled reaction to Tom Hiddleston’s Golden Globes acceptance speech, but now that we’ve seen Slater’s rather mundane Midtown condo, we’re the ones a bit confused. LL NYC reports that the “Mr. Robot” actor has sold his two-bedroom Hell’s Kitchen apartment for $1.1 million; he bought it for $882,500 in 2005. But as LL notes, the sparse listing photos seem to imply that he didn’t spend much time there.

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Celebrities, Hamptons, Recent Sales

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His dreams of winning a third Super Bowl may have been squashed yesterday, but at least Eli Manning‘s got a nice new beachfront mansion in the Hamptons to go home to. The Post reports that the Giants Quarterback dropped $8.5 million on a three-story house in Quogue, a secluded village that isn’t a surprising choice for the rather low-key NFL player. The modern home was built in 2004 and has five bedrooms, a fireplace, pool, massive backyard deck, and private beach access.

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Celebrities, Jamaica, Recent Sales

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At the end of last month, 6sqft revealed that an anonymous New York investor had bought Donald Trump‘s childhood home in Jamaica Estates, Queens with plans to flip it at auction this month and turn a hefty profit. The Post has now learned that the mystery buyer–and democrat-turned Marco Rubio supporter–is Manhattan real estate mogul Michael Davis. Without ever having driven past the Tudor-style home at 85-15 Wareham Place, Davis dropped $1,390,500 on the piece of Trump ephemera, which he still plans to bring to auction next week.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Tribeca

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The red-brick, former warehouse building at 443 Greenwich Street in Tribeca was converted to boutique condos by CetraRuddy Architects and developer Metro Loft Management in 2014, and since then it’s been attracting quite a bit of high-profile interest thanks to its low-profile location, luxurious lofts, and wealth of amenities. The latest celeb to cash in here is Mike Myers; the Observer reports that he and wife Kelly Tisdale have dropped $14.65 million on a four-bedroom spread (more than the $14.25 million list price). The funnyman has been trying to sell his Soho penthouse since April 2015, and though there’s no word that it’s found a buyer, that could very well be the reason for the move.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

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Disgraced “Today” show anchor Billy Bush had bought the townhouse at 224 West 22nd Street in Chelsea in December 2015 in preparation for his new gig with NBC, but after video hit of his “locker room” chat with Donald Trump, the network gave him the boot. He had listed the residence seven months earlier, but when he lost his job he chopped the price from $8,995,000 to $8,250,000 this past October. His quick getaway plan proved mostly successful, as the Wall Street Journal reports that it’s now in contract.

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Celebrities, New Jersey, Recent Sales

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Defensive tackle Damon Harrison (aka Snacks) signed a $9.25 million/year contract with the New York Giants in March 2016, and it looks like he’s decided to put some of that cash into the real estate game. The Post reports that the 28-year-old player just dropped $1.55 million on a ritzy, custom-built manor in northern New Jersey. Located in the Washington Township, about 20 miles from MetLife Stadium, the palatial, 7,080-square-foot home was custom built in 2013 and boasts glamorous (though at times a bit gaudy) details like an oversized heated driveway to melt snow, a two-story marble foyer complete with a bridal staircase and gigantic chandelier, and a double-height great room overlooked by three upstairs balconies.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

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After a tough stretch of protesting at Standing Rock, Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian Mark Ruffalo may be treating himself to some pricey NYC real estate. The Post reports that he and wife Sunrise Coigney toured a large, renovated brownstone on the Upper West Side. Listed for $9.99 million, the five-story home at 161 West 91st Street boasts high-end offerings like a six-stop elevator, a roof deck, and a glassy rear extension that on the ground floor opens completely to a private garden.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Glenn Close, Courtney Love, Olivier Sarkozy–all of these celebs have called the landmarked townhouse at 436 West 20th Street home. But as Curbed notes, this A-list roster isn’t helping the 1835 Greek Revival beauty find a buyer, which may have to do with the fact that it’s currently chopped up into five units. “It first hit the market in 2010 for $21 million, returned in 2012 for $19 million, and returned yet again in 2015 for $22.5 million,” they explain, and it’s now hoping 2017 will be its lucky year, as it’s just returned for $19.75 million.

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Celebrities, Greenwich Village

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It’s more common to see NYC’s rich and famous buy to combine, but Craig Newmark—better known as the brains behind Craigslist—appears to want to cozy up in smaller quarters. Back in May, Newmark dropped nearly $6 million on a massive 6,075-square-foot, three-bedroom duplex at 52 West 9th Street, and now according to The Real Deal, he’s making plans to transform the generous spread into a two-family home.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper West Side 

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Amy Schumer will have a little extra to celebrate over this week. According to the Post, the comedienne has finally found a buyer for her Upper West Side co-op. Schumer originally put the adorable pad up for sale in November 2015 for $2.075 million and it’s been on and off the market since then seeing several price chops. The home was last listed for $1.625 million and is said to be in contract with an unknown buyer for an unknown amount.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, East Village

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Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, of “True Blood” and “Tarzan” fame, may be sinking his teeth into a swanky new East Village pad. The Post reports that he was seen checking out the duplex penthouse at 415 East 6th Street, the Meseritz Synagogue condo conversion. The apartment isn’t publicly on the market, but it’s still vacant and was last listed for $4.39 million.

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