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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Marilyn Monroe may not have been very open at the time about her mental health struggles, but they’ve since been documented through diary entries and letters she’d written. As Vanity Fair noted, in the mid-1950s, Monroe saw a psychiatrist, Dr. Margaret Hohenberg, on the recommendation of her acting coach Lee Strasburg. Dr. Hohenberg, whom she visited up to five times a week, operated out of a first-floor office at 155 East 93rd Street. This exact Carnegie Hill apartment, now a residential co-op unit, has just hit the market for $1,125,000. It has lovely pre-war details, lots of closet space, and a nicely modernized kitchen.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, yorkville

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How’s that for bragging rights? This incredible townhouse at 530 East 87th Street in Yorkville was built in the 1870s by the Astor family, and it later was owned by one of Theodore Roosevelt’s granddaughters. In more recent years, it underwent a designer renovation (it was even featured in Architectural Digest) that includes four wood-burning fireplaces with original mantles, lacquered walls, and a whimsical garden with climbing vines and lanterns.

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Cool Listings, Soho

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It’s not easy to find an affordable one-bedroom in Soho, but this apartment at 101 Thompson Street is priced just right at $645,000. Though the bedroom is more of an alcove, the place feels open and bright, and the location is ideal, right next to Vesuvio Playground, two blocks from the C and E trains at Spring Street, and in the middle of all the best shops and restaurants (like Dominique Ansel Bakery just around the corner!).

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Carroll Gardens, Cool Listings

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The Mill at 376 President Street in Carroll Gardens is a Civil War-era jute warehouse that’s been transformed into a 55-unit condo building, and many of the loft-like units feature architectural details from this time. This two-bedroom apartment, listed for $1,450,000, features many of these elements, including original red oak beams, wood hewn ceilings, and exposed brick. On top of all that charm, it has a sunny outdoor patio.

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condos, Cool Listings, New Developments, Upper West Side 

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Not only is this apartment three floors, but it has a two-floor terrace, too. It’s the Terrace Penthouse at 555 West End Avenue, a former Beaux-Arts school building transformed into a 13-unit boutique condo. The Upper West Side home is currently listed for $22.5 million and has four bedrooms, a two-story living area connected by a floating staircase, and a full-floor roof terrace that’s accessed via an outdoor staircase leading from the wraparound terrace.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of Tim Waltman

The El Dorado is iconic for so many reasons–its Art Deco architecture, its design by Emery Roth, its two-part tower silhouette–but nothing can beat those Central Park views. And this 15th- and 16th-floor duplex at the classic Upper West Side co-op has 36 windows through which to see these views, along with a 50-foot private balcony. Just listed for $19,999,000, the home has four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and tons of classic pre-war details.

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Cool Listings, Fort Greene

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From the just-under-a-million pricetag to the lovely historic features to the outdoor space, this Fort Greene co-op has a lot going for it. Located at 143 Lafayette Avenue, the apartment is currently configured as a one-bedroom plus home office, but that bonus space would also make a great nursery or sitting room. An added bonus–the private deck overlooks the pre-war building’s English garden, which is complete with whimsical landscaping and seating areas.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Built in 1893, this Romanesque brownstone is quintessential Park Slope. It’s been renovated over the years, but since most of the historic details have been restored, these modernizations have only made it better. Most notably, the whole cellar has been converted into a home gym, which is clad in the original stone walls, and the garden level is one giant family room with a second kitchen that leads out to a backyard garden. Plus, the entire third floor is devoted to the master suite, which opens to a top-floor terrace. Located at 178 8th Avenue, it’s just hit the market for $6,450,000.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

Listing photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Known as the Manor House, this 18th-century Federal-style Colonial in Westchester county has just hit the market for $4,699,000. Set on 1.44 acres, it’s one of the largest parcels of land in Larchmont, and at nearly 7,000 square feet, the home is just as spacious as its perfectly manicured grounds. It has a romantic double front porch and a large rear porch, as well as eight fireplaces, six bedrooms, and tons of historic details.

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Cool Listings, East Village

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

It’s probably still shocking to old-time New Yorkers that getting a two-bedroom for under $1 million in the East Village is considered a deal, but that’s the case today. This duplex co-op at 103 East 10th Street comes in at $995,000, and in addition to its two floors and two bedrooms, it’s got a perfectly peaceful private patio.

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