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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Midtown

Photos by Erickson Jaquez, Empire Optix for Sotheby’s International Realty

With a library, built-in bookshelves, and views that could cure writer’s block, this Sutton Place home is perfect for any aspiring novelist. It worked for the apartment’s former owner, the late author E.L. Doctorow, who penned The March, Homer & Langley, and Andrew’s Brain here. Located at 333 East 57th Street, the 3,000-square-foot co-op is now on the market for $2,100,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

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Any Bravo fans looking for a summer rental? Luann de Lesseps, star of “The Real Housewives of New York,” is renting her waterfront Sag Harbor home for the months of July and August, as the New York Post first reported. “I want to travel after the pandemic,” de Lesseps, who also added she is also getting ready for her cabaret shows scheduled for this fall, told the newspaper. The Hamptons property sits on Sag Harbor Cove and boasts water views and a private dock. According to the listing, renters will pay $100,000 for the month of July, $110,000 for August, or $200,000 for both months.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

Listing photos by Rich Caplan 

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright used this artsy Gramercy studio to write several of his albums, as well as the opera Prima Donna, according to the Compass listing. He’s now looking to offload the pied-a-terre at 38 Gramercy Park North, listing it for $450,000. In addition to these celeb-worthy bragging rights, the new owner can get a coveted key to Gramercy Park.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

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Photo from a previous listing, courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Bette Midler has sold her massive Upper East Side penthouse, which was last listed for $50 million. The entertainer and her husband, Martin von Haselberg, first bought the 14-room triplex at 1125 Fifth Avenue in the late 1990s, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the sale. Taking up the top three levels of the Emery Roth-designed co-op, the residence measures 7,000 square feet with an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor terraces.

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Celebrities, hudson yards, Recent Sales

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Photo of 35 Hudson Yards by Timothy Schenck for Related-Oxford

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has scored a new home. As first reported by the New York Post, the Super Bowl champion bought a $7 million three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath luxury apartment at 35 Hudson Yards, the tallest building in the mega-development. Gronk’s friend/teammate Tom Brady also owns a home in New York City, a pied-a-terre at 70 Vestry Street in Tribeca.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

Though Mark Rothko is best known for having a studio down on the Bowery, at the end of his life, he lived in a prestigious townhouse on the Upper East Side, where he put a studio on the top floor. Located at 118 East 95th Street, the beautiful four-bedroom home just hit the market for $7,495,000. It has elegant details all throughout, as well as an extra-large, enchanted garden.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

Photos by Tim Lee, courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

An 85-acre estate with one of the best equestrian facilities in Dutchess County is on the market for $3.95 million. Not only is the property at 23 Altamont Road in Millbrook a haven for horse lovers, but part of it also once belonged to late actress Mary Tyler Moore. Now known as Grace Hill Farm, the estate includes a barn with an indoor heated arena, a 14-stall stable, a viewing lounge, an outdoor jumping area and field, as well as a four-bedroom farmhouse.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

Actor and comedian Hank Azaria–best known for voicing “The Simpsons” characters like Moe Szyslak and Chief Wiggum, as well as his guest-star roles in “Mad About You” and “Friends”–has put his antique Westchester farmhouse on the market for $3,250,000. Located in the hamlet of Bedford Corners, the main house was built in 1890 and sits on four acres. After purchasing the home, Azaria added a beautiful pool and a poolhouse meant to evoke an 18th-century barn.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Just listed for $15,995,000, this Chelsea townhouse at 328 West 23rd Street will have you drooling from the first look. In addition to the decadent decor and architecture, the home has three large balconies, a full-length roof terrace, and a large garden complete with a hot tub. It also has a very cool 1,000-bottle wine cellar that even has a dumbwaiter to move the wine to the level above. The bragging rights don’t stop here, though. The house was built in the 1850s and later served as a convent for the “Sisters of Saint Agnes,” a charitable order, and when visiting New York, Mother Teresa stayed here.

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Celebrities, Central Park South, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Rich Caplan

Considered “one of the most well-known homes in America and the finest in the world-renowned Plaza,” the fabled Astor Suite has come on the market for $19,950,000. The four-bedroom corner suite faces both Central Park and Fifth Avenue and was previously occupied by John Jacob Astor, John F. Kennedy, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In fact, the interior architects at S.R. Gambrel Inc. brought in master artisans that rebuilt Windsor Castle in England to help transform the space. From hand-drawn plaster to rich English oak paneling to hand-hammered leather walls from France, this home is certainly fit for royalty.

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