Celebrities

Celebrities, Daily Link Fix, Gramercy Park

34 Gramercy Park East, Jimmy Fallon

Photo by Evan Joseph for Sotheby’s International Realty

The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen have put their incredibly unique six-bedroom Gramercy penthouse on the market for $15 million. The nearly 5,000-square-foot home at 34 Gramercy Park East is the result of combining four different apartments over three floors. There’s something funky to see everywhere you look (Fallon decorated the home with antique finds from around the world), but some of the highlights include a “saloon room” with a vintage barback, a sound-proof pantry, custom-built furniture and wall coverings, and a hidden playroom equipped with monkey bars and a “jailhouse intercom” to the upstairs playroom. And, of course, it comes with a key to the park.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

All photos by Gavin Zeigler for Sotheby’s International Realty

John Steinbeck’s waterfront cottage in Sag Harbor where he penned his final novel, The Winter of Discontent, is on the market for $17.9 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author bought the Hamptons home, tucked away on a bluff between two coves, in 1955, as the New York Times first reported. The property sits on nearly two acres and contains a two-bedroom main residence, a gazebo-like structure that Steinbeck used as a writing space, a guest cottage, and a 60-foot private dock.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

All photos by Andrea B. Swenson for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

An incredible home in the exclusive enclave of Snedens Landing that was once home to award-winning journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace has hit the market for $3,995,000. Situated on nearly a full acre, the 5,000-square-foot home is made up of a carriage house built in 1880 and a modern addition completed in 2020. As the listing states, it has the largest pool in Snedens Landing, “where Laurence Olivier, Ava Gardner, and Kirk Douglas entertained when Mike Wallace owned the property.”

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Nolita, Soho

 

Photo credit: Al Seidman/VHT for The Corcoran Group

Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward and her husband, entrepreneur Howard Sherman, have put their classy Soho loft on the market for $5,795,000. According to the New York Times, the couple used the three-bedroom co-op as a pied-a-terre, as their main residence is in Meridian, Mississippi. But now, they’re looking for a larger apartment closer to Central Park to accommodate visits from their two children. Ward and Sherman bought the loft at 16 Crosby Street in 2016 for $4,200,000 and then embarked on a year-long renovation that preserved its 19th-century details such as 14-foot tin ceilings, exposed brick walls, and cast-iron columns while adding their own contemporary, artistic touch.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

Candice Bergen buys $2M Upper East Side co-op

By 6sqft, Tue, February 16, 2021

Google Street View; Map data © 2020 Google

According to city property records, actress Candice Bergen spent $2,150,000 on an Upper East Side co-op at 825 Fifth Avenue. The apartment last sold in 2007 for $1,600,000; it had previously been owned by eccentric real estate developer and political figure Abraham Hirschfeld, who passed away in 2005. In December, Ms. Bergen put her Hamptons home on the market for $18 million.

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Celebrities, City Living, Transportation

Photo by Jenna Day on Unsplash

Jerry Seinfeld, Edie Falco, Cam’ron, Debbie Mazar, Whoopie Goldberg, Fran Lebowitz–these are just a few of the 25 New York celebrities whose voices were recorded by the MTA for a new set of subway PSAs. The announcements, which begin today, are meant to bring humor and some good old-fashioned NYC swagger to the subway as the city begins its recovery. The project was done in collaboration with Nicolas Heller, a talent scout who has gained notoriety for his popular Instagram account New York Nico. “This was such a dream project and I wanna give a huge thanks to my team who helped make this whole thing happen in less than 6 weeks with $0,” he wrote in a post today.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons, Historic Homes

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

In 1705, this home was built for Nehemiah Whitman, great-grandfather to Walt Whitman. It’s also where the poet’s grandfather, Jesse Whitman, was born. And in 1881, according to Douglas Elliman, Walt Whitman himself visited the property, stopping at its private cemetery where he “composed a lament on the graves of his ancestors.” Since its construction, the Colonial has had only four owners, and after last selling in 1995, it’s now on the market for $750,000. Known as the Whitman-Rome house, it retains tons of original details like pine-floorboards, ceiling beams, wooden doors, and four fireplaces.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Back in 1978, this space at Tribeca‘s American Thread Building at 260 West Broadway was a student gallery for the School of Visual Arts, according to Art Nerd New York. At the time, a 20-year-old Keith Haring had just started attending SVA and created a large mural here for an exhibit. Years later, when the triplex loft was being converted to residential use, the mural was unearthed, and it still remains in the apartment today. The massive, 8,000-square-foot home is now back on the market, asking $7,995,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Flatiron

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

As much as he racks up Super Bowl appearances, Tom Brady seems to buy and sell real estate. And one of his former NYC homes has just returned to the market, asking $13,700,000. The apartment is located at the glassy One Madison condo, located on the south side of Madison Square Park in Flatiron. The Buccaneers quarterback and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, bought the 48th-floor unit for $11.7 million in 2014. But after putting it on the market for $17.25 million in 2016, they were forced to drop the price for it to finally sell in 2018 for just about $13.9 million.

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Celebrities, Harlem

Remembering Cicely Tyson’s Harlem roots

By Dana Schulz, Fri, January 29, 2021

Cicely Tyson in 1973. Photo (cropped) from the Dutch National Archives via Wikimedia Commons

Groundbreaking actress Cicely Tyson passed away yesterday at the age of 96. As the New York Times writes in a beautiful obituary, her “vivid portrayals of strong African-American women shattered racial stereotypes in the dramatic arts of the 1970s, propelling her to stardom and fame as an exemplar for civil rights.” While we all look back at Ms. Tyson’s incredible life and legacy, we can also look back to her early life, which began in East Harlem. Raised in a fifth-floor railroad flat at 178 East 101st Street, Ms. Tyson helped found the Dance Theatre of Harlem and attended the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street for the past 20 years.

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