All posts by Michelle Cohen

Michelle is a New York-based writer and content strategist who has worked extensively with lifestyle brands like Seventeen, Country Living, Harper’s Bazaar and iVillage. In addition to being a copywriter for a digital media agency she writes about culture, New York City neighborhoods, real estate, style, design and technology among other topics. She has lived in a number of major US cities on both coasts and in between and loves all things relating to urbanism and culture.

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Celebrities, Clinton Hill, Recent Sales

Chris Rock image via Wikimedia Commons.

Back in May 6sqft noted that Chris Rock had just listed his tricked-out Clinton Hill carriage house for $3.85 million. The comedian bought the historic property at 239 Waverly Avenue in 1994 for just $370,000. The 1901 home was also listed for rent in 2013 with an ask as high as $15,000/month at one point. Records now show that the renovated residence with room for two or three bedrooms, a 23-foot-wide master suite with skylights, and the elusive urban perk of being above a private two-car garage sold in September for $3.35 million. That’s well below the ask, but still a tidy profit for Rock, who was recently spotted, according to the New York Post, checking out a posh penthouse and a townhouse at the Element condo tower at 555 West 59th Street.

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City Living, Hamptons, Recent Sales

6sqft reported last year that the Amagansett home at 45 Whalers Lane, featured in Seinfeld’s unforgettable “ugly baby” episode—also known as “The Hamptons!”—was for sale, asking $8.75 million. Now, according to Curbed, the 4,000- square-foot Hamptons estate with sweeping oceanfront views that helped introduce the term “shrinkage” into modern day vernacular has just sold for a somehow-appropriate $5.725 million–about $3 million less than its original ask.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

497 12th street, cool listings, park slope,

Just a block from Prospect Park in laid-back south Park Slope, this cozy two-bedroom (officially) at 497 12th Street gives you two distinct living areas, several bedroom options, and a sweet private garden. The parlor-and-ground-level duplex is a condominium, which allows for even more options in a high-rent neighborhood. Asking $1.299 million, the apartment has been renovated, but it retains plenty of warmth and pre-war detail including tin ceilings, exposed brick, decorative moldings and original pine floors.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Stuy Town

stuyvesant town, affordable housing, lottery, rentals

Stuyvesant Town via StuyTown Property Services

A new housing lottery has just been launched at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village. Households earning $86,670-$170,115/year are eligible to apply for one-bedrooms for $2,889/month and two-bedrooms for $3,543/month. Those who applied last year don’t need to apply again; their names are already on a waiting list–though it’s likely a long one; 6sqft previously noted that a 2016 waitlist for the downtown apartment complex stretched to 15,000 people. The deadline to apply for the new lottery is February 21, 2018.

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Downtown Brooklyn, Major Developments, New Developments, Prospect Heights

Pacific Park, new developments, major develpments, downtown brooklyn, greenland forest city, L & L Mag

Rendering by VUW Studios via L&L MAG.

Though Brooklyn’s Pacific Park mega-development hasn’t been in the news much lately, the site of headline-stealing Barclays Center and the world’s tallest modular tower hasn’t slowed its advancing impact on the borough’s skyline. A new rendering courtesy of New York Yimby shows the full build-out of the project, including the addition of what could be one of Brooklyn’s tallest towers. According to the rendering, the site’s crowning skyscraper would be borough’s tallest tower–if only on paper, and temporarily.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

1125 fifth avenue, better midler, co-ops, cool listings, celebrities

A rarely-available Fifth Avenue co-op with 50 feet of Central Park frontage–and Bette Midler for an upstairs neighbor–has hit the market for $20 million, according to Curbed. This classic 11-room, five-bedroom Upper East Side home at 1125 Fifth Avenue gets those cinematic park and skyline views; the Divine Miss M has the penthouse–featured in Architectural Digest in 2014–upstairs.

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Bronx, New Developments, real estate trends

Union Crossing, 825 East 141st Street, Bronx, office space, woods bagot, new developments

We’ve been hearing so much about neighborhoods like Bushwick, Sunset Park, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Long Island City ushering in a new era of creative industry. But the city’s next creative office hub is blossoming in the South Bronx neighborhoods of Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Hunts Point. CityRealty offers an update on newest addition to the area, to arrive by mid-2018: Union Crossing at 825 East 141st Street will bring bring 275,000 square feet of office and studio space with retail on the ground floor.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

105 west 77th Street, cool listings, upper west side

If you’re dreaming of the Upper West Side, and outdoor space is at the top of your list, you’ll want to see this cozy walk-up condo at 105 West 77th Street. You might not even mind that it’s only 454 square feet inside. Of course, 11-foot ceilings help, and amazing city views don’t hurt either. You’re right around the corner from the Museum of Natural History and Central Park, but the best addition by far is a 730-square-foot private roof deck just up a spiral staircase.

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Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Cool Listings

154 Hicks Street Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgård image: Wikimedia Commons

6sqft reported back in August that actor Alexander Skarsgård of “Big Little Lies” and “True Blood” fame had scooped up It-girl Parker Posey’s East Village aerie for $2.3 million. It looks like the top-floor townhouse co-op gave the recent Golden Globe Award-winner a taste for townhouse living: The Post reports that Skarsgård may have his eye on a $5 million brick rowhouse in Brooklyn Heights in need of some TLC but with plenty of potential.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Ellen Pompeo image: Disney ABC via Flickr.

Ellen Pompeo recently listed her impossibly verdant Sag Harbor home at 1645 Millstone Road for $3.79 million, the New York Post reports. The actress, who plays the leading role of Dr. Meredith Grey in “Grey’s Anatomy,” bought the property for $925,000 in 2011. Overlooking over eight acres of rolling farmland, the newly-renovated 2,400 square-foot farmhouse, built in 2103, splits the difference between modern convenience and simple charm. The property came with a cottage that Pompeo tore down to build the current home.

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