Celebrities

Battery Park City, Celebrities, Cool Listings

Actor Ben McKenzie has come a long way since his teen-drama days on “The O.C.” After adding producer to his resume, starring in the hit television series “Gotham,” and moving from southern Cali to NYC, McKenzie is now looking to make another change and find a larger home for his growing family. The Post reports that he and his wife, fellow “Gotham” star Morena Baccarin, have put their Battery Park City condo on the market for $2,675,000. Clearly, the couple has good taste, as the sunny, stylish pad at 2 River Terrace is decorated with Scandi-chic furniture, boho accents, and contemporary light wood finishes.

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Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Cool Listings

Björk lists her Brooklyn Heights penthouse for $9M

By Annie Doge, Mon, September 24, 2018

bjork, cool listings, 160 Henry Street

Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk is putting her sprawling 3,000-square-foot penthouse in Brooklyn Heights up for sale, Variety reported. Asking $9 million, the four-bedroom apartment at 160 Henry Street spans the full top floor. The private wraparound terrace, with Manhattan and Statue of Liberty views, may be the highlight of the pre-war home. Or it could be the bedroom with the hot-pink walls and ceiling.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

40 East 94th Street, Anthony Bourdain, Carnegie Hill Tower

Photo of Bourdain via Wikimedia

The Upper East Side home of late chef Anthony Bourdain is for sale for $3.7 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Located at 40 East 94th Street in the Carnegie Hill Tower, the apartment features five bedrooms, a sleek high-end kitchen, and lots of custom built-in storage. Bourdain and his ex-wife Ottavia Busia purchased the condo in late 2014 for $3.35 million, according to city property records.

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Celebrities, Construction Update, Upper East Side

6sqft recently reported that construction had begun on Russia-born billionaire Roman Abramovich‘s Upper East Side megamansion combo of three existing  townhouses on East 75th Street. Plans for the megamansion with a pool, art room, backyard and a glass and bronze curtain wall connecting the three townhouses in the rear, designed by Stephen Wang + Associates, were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in November of 2017. The LPC approval came a few months after Abramovich announced a split from arts patron and businesswoman Dasha Zhukova, whom he married in 2008 and with whom he has a son and a daughter. Now, the New York Post reports, Abramovich has transferred ownership of the properties at 9, 11 and 13, along with at least one other Upper East Side address to his ex.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Steven Mnuchin lists swank Park Avenue co-op for $33M

By Michelle Cohen, Fri, September 14, 2018

Steve Mnuchin, 740 Park Avenue, Cool Listings, Celebrities

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has just listed the Park Avenue duplex that has been in his family since the 1960s for $32.5 million, the New York Post reports. Mnuchin bought the 12-room, 6,500 square-foot Upper East Side duplex from his aunt for $10.5 million in 2000, so even if the co-op in tony 740 Park Avenue doesn’t fetch the ask, he’ll pocket a tidy profit. The Rosario Candela-designed building is known for its wealthy residents who have included Rockefellers, Kochs and Bronfmans as well as being Mrs. Onassis’ childhood home. The former Goldman Sachs investment banker and Hollywood film producer was based in California before accepting a position with the Trump administration and has never claimed the Park Avenue home as his primary residence.

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Celebrities, Chelsea

sara eisen, celebrity homes, cool listings, chelsea.

The renovated two-bedroom Chelsea loft owned by CNBC co-anchor Sara Eisen (“Squawk on the Street,” “Power Lunch”) and her husband Matthew Levine, head of U.S. Programming at Bloomberg TV, just hit the market for $2.595 million. The 1,200-square-foot condominium is in the Spears Building at 525 West 22nd Street, a former factory built in 1880 and converted in 1996. Twelve-foot beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and polished concrete floors pay homage to the building’s historical roots, while recent updates assure modern comfort and design.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Sutton Place 

The brick Georgian townhouse in Sutton Place designed for Anne Vanderbilt, the wife of railroad heir William Vanderbilt, has hit the market for $21 million. Located at 1 Sutton Place, the 15-room home sits on the northeast corner of 57th Street, punctuated by a bright blue front door. Vanderbilt, along with a group of wealthy buyers, is credited with turning the remote, riverside Manhattan neighborhood into one of the city’s most influential areas.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, lincoln square, Upper West Side 

15 CPW courtyard by Flickr cc; A-Rod and J.Lo via Wiki Commons

Though they recently dropped $15 million on an apartment at 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hempishere, power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have reportedly been shacking up in a smaller rental at the equally impressive 15 Central Park West. The celebrity-filled building is NYC’s most expensive condo, but what really makes this juicy is that A-Rod was allegedly banned from the residence for hosting several hookers while renting there in 2014. Perhaps the board feels he’s matured over the years, as he and J-Lo have secretly been renting a one-bedroom there for the past year, and with the lease expiring on September 1st (and the pair likely getting ready to make the move into 432) it’s now up for rent asking $11,500 a month.

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Art, Celebrities, City Living

Images: Aretha Franklin, Franklin Avenue subway station via Wikimedia.

Upon hearing of the death of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin last week, music enthusiast and location manager LeRoy McCarthy corralled a street artist friend and got to work on a fitting sendoff–”Aretha,” stenciled in magenta sprayable chalk lettering above each sign that identified the Franklin Avenue subway station in Brooklyn. Curbed reports that McCarthy, who was responsible for efforts to name streets for Notorious B.I.G. in Clinton Hill, Phife Dawg in Queens and the Beastie Boys in the Lower East Side, among others, hopes to create a more permanent tribute. The plan is to create the word R-E-S-P-E-C-T in large black letters on a blank wall just south of Fulton Street on the west side of Franklin Avenue.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

Meryl Streep lists serene Tribeca penthouse for $25M

By Annie Doge, Mon, August 20, 2018

If we had to guess what Meryl Streep’s home looked like, our description would be pretty close to the serene interiors of her Tribeca penthouse, which she’s just listed for $24.6 million. According to Curbed, the three-time Academy Award-winner and her husband, Donald Gummer, bought the four-bedroom apartment in 2006 for $10 million, and they’ve now decided to sell it after buying a mid-century-modern home in Pasadena last December. Though Streep has designed the interiors impeccably, with a laid-back coastal vibe and contemporary art collection, what really sets this residence apart is the 10-foot-wide landscaped terrace that wraps around three sides of the penthouse.

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