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Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Annie Doge, Sat, December 15, 2018

Images (L to R): ARO, Bridgeline, Paris New York, Paramount Tower and in center, Denizen Bushwick

  • Denizen Bushwick: The Best Rental of 2018 [LINK]
  • The Paris New York: Upper West Side Rentals Offer 2 Months Free on 18-Month Lease [LINK]
  • Paramount Tower: Murray Hill’s 51-Story Tower Leasing 1 to 3 Bedroom Layouts from $3,995/Month [LINK]
  • Bridgeline: Contemporary Rentals Debut in Mott Haven from $1,595/Month [LINK]
  • New York Tower: East 39th Street Luxury Rentals Offer 1 Month Free; Net Prices from $2,800/Month [LINK]
  • Alvista Towers: Luxury Rentals in Queens Near LIRR + Subway from $1,729/Month [LINK]
  • ARO: New Midtown Luxury Rental Tower at 242 W. 53rd Street Leasing from $2,900/Month [LINK]



SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

Images (L to R): Renting Downtown: Top 10 Rental Buildings in Financial District + Battery Park City

  • Renting Downtown: Top 10 Rental Buildings in Financial District + Battery Park City [LINK]
  • Cobalt Lofts in Harrison Launches Luxury Rentals from $1,915/Month; 20 Minutes from NYC [LINK]
  • Contemporary Rentals at Historic 71 Broadway: No-Fee Listings from $3,035/Month [LINK]
  • Bed-Stuy Rentals Launch at 1247 Atlantic Avenue with 1 Month Free; Net Prices from $1,825/Month [LINK]
  • New Midtown Luxury Rental Tower ARO at 242 West 53rd Street Leasing from $2,920/Month [LINK]
  • New Rentals Launch at ML House Across from Bryant Park; Priced from $3,225/Month [LINK]
  • Downtown Brooklyn’s The Amberly Leasing Luxury Rentals from $2,550/Month, See New Photos [LINK]
  • Live in South Brooklyn at The Hamilton; Contemporary Rentals from $1,950/Month [LINK]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

Celebrities, Hamptons, Recent Sales

Edward Albee, celebrities, hamptons, montauk, 320 old montauk highway, cool listings

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is in contract to buy playwright Edward Albee’s former estate in Montauk, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The property had last been listed for $20 million, the first time on the market in 50 years, but the final sale price has not been confirmed. Located on 2.8 acres with 200 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage, the four-bedroom home was first purchased in the 1960s by the “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf” writer, who died in 2016. With this purchase, Lauren, who owns homes on either side of the property at 320 Old Montauk Highway, adds to his continuous strip of oceanfront real estate.

See inside Ralph Lauren’s new digs

Celebrities, Upper West Side 

madonna, 1 west 64th street, upper west side

1 West 64th Street via CityRealty (l); Madonna via Wikimedia Commons (r)

Madonna lost an almost three-year legal battle with her Upper West Side co-op board after a judge this week tossed her complaints, Page Six reported. The pop star had first sued her building, Harperley Hall, in April of 2016 after the board attempted to enforce a rule that prohibited her family or staff to be in the home without her being physically present.

More here

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Williamsburg

The celebrity many New Yorkers love to hate really wants you to know she is so over Brooklyn. In a recent interview with The Cut, Lena Dunham talks (or shall we say rants?) about relocating from Williamsburg to the West Village in the wake of her recent hysterectomy: “My whole identity was, like, Brooklyn, and now I’m like, Thank you, Lord. I’m back amongst my tribe, which is like old people puttering around the health-food store… … I just wanna live around old people who are not reminding me every day of my infertility and loneliness.” And to drive the point home, Variety has now gotten the scoop on the official listing for her former pad at 60 Broadway, which is on the market for $3 million, just a hair over the $2.9 million she paid for it back in April.

Get a look around

Brooklyn, Flatbush, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, Manhattan, Midtown East, Park Slope

Images (L to R): 136 West Houston Street, 223 Fourth Avenue, 10 Rutgers Street, and Halo LIC

  • High-End Greenwich Village Rentals Available at Newly Constructed 136 West Houston Street=[LINK]
  • 223 Fourth Avenue Offers Luxury Park Slope Rentals from $2,452/Month [LINK]
  • Newly-Renovated Lower East Side Rentals at 10 Rutgers Street; No Fee + 1 Month Free[LINK]
  • Halo LIC: Industrial-Inspired No-Fee Rentals with 1 Month Free in the Heart of Long Island City [LINK]
  • Context? Fuggedaboutit! Luxury Rentals Debut in Flatbush at 8 Fairview Place [LINK]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Samuel L. Jackson lists Upper East Side condo for $13M

By Annie Doge, Wed, November 14, 2018

He may be the highest-earning box office star ever, but Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t seem to have dropped much of his billions on designing his Upper East Side apartment. The rather sparse condo, located on the eighth floor of 26 East 63rd Street, takes up a sizable 3,000 square feet and has four bedrooms, a contemporary eat-in kitchen, and an entertaining area with a wet bar. As the Post reports, Jackson and his wife, actress LaTanya Richardson, have put the place on the market for $13 million, perhaps to spend more time at their gorgeously designed Tudor home in LA. They bought the apartment for $4.8 million from N.B.A. basketball player Greg Anthony back in 2005.

Check it out

Cool Listings, ridgewood

As if Quooklyn wasn’t bad enough. A recent tipoff about townhouse at 16-35 Hancock Street in prime Ridgewood near the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway stop informed us that: “SoMA (South of Myrtle Avenue) is the new SOHO, with a blossoming creative community of artists and restauranteurs. Former Soho/Tribeca residents have moved to Ridgewood for a more authentic experience and stimulating lifestyle.” It’s true that Soho/Tribeca residents have long ago fled those neighborhoods on account of billionaire rents and not wanting to live in a sneaker mall, and also true that Ridgewood is ablaze with creative newcomers and packed to the gills with authentic experience. But after SoBro (South Bronx), Dobro (Downtown Brooklyn) SoHa (South Harlem), Soho West (New Jersey) and NoLo (uh…we’re really not sure), and, apparently, NoBat, NoCal, BoHo, and GoCaGa, enough may just be enough. Plus, Ridgewood requires no rebranding–it’s cool enough on its own.

So let’s see the house

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

Rental Offers: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Annie Doge, Sat, November 10, 2018

Images (L to R): The Max, Quinn, and 2222 Jackson Avenue

  • Hello Albemarle in Flatbush: Loft-inspired rentals with direct elevator access from $2,475/month [LINK]
  • 2222 Jackson Avenue in LIC: Stylish rentals with balconies from $2,262/month [LINK]
  • Quinn at Paulus Hook in Jersey City: Grand layouts and big city views from $2,750/month [LINK]
  • The Max at 606 West 57th Street: Brand new rentals with heavenly amenities from $3,160/month [LINK]
  • The Buchanan in Midtown East: Renovated no-fee prewar rentals from $2,756/month [LINK]
  • 1068 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill: Sleek one-bedrooms from $2,800/month [LINK]
  • 14-01 Broadway in Astoria; New family-sized rentals from $2,538/month [LINK]


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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Soho

565 Broome Street, Travis Kalanick, SoHo

Travis Kalanick, the co-founder of Uber who was forced to resign last year after failing to report sexual harassment allegations at the company, has purchased a Soho penthouse for $36.4 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, Kalanick now owns a full-floor duplex penthouse at 565 Broome Street, a 30-story tower, still under construction, designed by Renzo Piano. The sprawling 6,655-square-foot home features four bedrooms, three terraces, and a private rooftop with a heated pool. It was first listed in April for $40.5 million.

Take a peek at the penthouse

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