- Tony Winner to Sell Luxury Duplex: Tony-winning composer Adam Guettel threw one last party before putting his apartment at The Osborne on the market. Page Six has his reason for parting with such a beautiful place.
- Brooklyn’s Newest Foodie Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Magazine has the newest neighborhoods to check out if you want to make your stomach love you… and then maybe hate you later.
- Was J.Lo’s Free Bronx Concert A Flop?: First of all, we can’t believe J.Lo has never had a concert in her home, the Bronx, since her debut album. According the New York Observer, the rest of the Bronx agrees that she’s just Jenny from the block… and didn’t see a need to show up.
- Stella Tower is Selling Fast: The Stella Tower can’t identify with J.Lo’s plight. The development has only been on the market for a month, but the Real Deal has been told that they’re already 60% sold out. The sales and marketing team is exclusively Douglas Elliman agents.
- Morris Adjmi Apartments Coming to Williamsburg: The architecture firm is developing a 13-story, 82-unit rental apartment on South 5th Street and Curbed has the renderings.
- Mamie Gummer Buys $1.74M Chelsea Pad: Meryl Streeps daughter, an accomplished actress herself, has purchased a home not too far from her famous mother’s apartment, and the New York Post has the details.
Images: Stella Tower living room (left), J.Lo (right)
- A Ceiling Fan That Knows When You’re In the Room: Gizmodo examines a smart ceiling fan that only operates when someone is in the room, and automatically adjusts for an ideal temperature.
- What Your Emails Say About You: Are you a narcissist? Are you a fun extrovert? Your email knows. Text mining studies have found a link between the words we use in our emails and the type of person we are and FastCo. has a great article on it… You’re gonna read just to find out if you’re a narcissist, aren’t you?
- Microsoft Introduces Cortana: Remember that movie “Her”? Well, we’re guessing it wasn’t too far off the mark. Microsoft has just introduced their response to Siri and Google Now and she has a full on personality. Engadget has the scoop on this mesmerizing (or just plain eerie?) software.
- 8 Local Bands To Look For At Governors Ball: The music festival is a few weeks away and Bowery Boogie is already pre-gaming. In this article they spotlight some of the lesser-known bands you should keep an eye out for on the roster.
- Karen Chien’s Expert Advice on Interior Design: She designs gorgeous NYC apartments and now she’s opening up to the Brownstoner about her firm and her most memorable project.
- The Real Deal on “The Art of Real Estate”: The Real Deal attended the swanky Herrick Feinstein’s event, and they’ve got all the juicy details.
Images: Microsoft’s Cortana (left), Karen Chien (right)
- 8 Treehouses For Your Inner Child: We know you love beautiful things. Why else would you be reading this blog? Well, we have a little gift for you via Architizer. These treehouses will make you want to grab your peanut butter and jelly sandwich and your “No Boys/Girls Allowed” sign and camp out.
- Shake Shack’s Birthday Bash to Include a Music Festival: Shake Shack is about to celebrate 10 years in Madison Square Park and they’re throwing a giant bash with a music festival and limited edition burgers from celebrity chefs. Bedford and Bowery has the mouthwatering details on the weeklong birthday celebration.
- Permits Filed for Domino Sugar Refinery: Two Trees has filed the permits for the project and NY YIMBY has the inside scoop complete with renderings.
- Everything Apple Didn’t Announce at WWDC: Yesterday was Christmas for the people who wait patiently to get a glimpse of the new products Apple plans to release each year. Well, Gizmodo has the encore with more developments Apple hasn’t told you about yet.
- Rendering Posted for 20-Unit Building in Bushwick: The Brownstoner just found a rendering on the fence surrounding a vacant lot in Bushwick and they have details on the new development.
- Panic on the 7 Train: A rail fire on the 7 train had passengers fearing the worst. The New York Observer has more on this terrifying episode.
Images: Domino Refinery rendering (left), Treehouse (right)
- 7 Galleries Amping Up The Art World: Galleries are slowly moving from a blank canvas that showcases art to a work of art themselves. Architizer explores some galleries that are enhancing their art through intriguing architecture.
- Bed Stuy Says Goodbye to Lenny Kravitz’s Childhood Home: The Brownstoner mourns with Bed Stuy locals as the musician’s grandparents home is converted to a multi-family apartment building.
- A Web App Where Emojis Fly At Your Face: You’ll either be thoroughly entertained or just plain annoyed. FastCo. has the latest on a new app the takes emojis to another level.
- Digital Music Store for Theater Lovers: More proof that Glee has transformed a generation, the once under appreciated show tune art form is coming back with its own digital store, and Crain’s NY has the details.
- New York Public Library Unveils New Renovation Plans: The library’s new plan is expected to cost $300 million, significantly less than its predecessor. The Real Deal has the scoop on the rejected old plan as well as the new pitch.
- Rocket Joe’s Pizza Closed For Business: Even when you have time to prepare, the pain of loss is still piercing. Bowery Boogie gives a touching en memoriam to a Lower East Side fixture that will be missed.
- Popsicle Art: Have you ever seen that episode of the Twilight Zone where the sun is moving closer to the earth and the woman is painting a cool picture of a waterfall to distract herself from the heat? Well, this piece is kinda like that. Apartment Therapy has some adorable popsicle art that will keep you and the kids cool… and hungry… during those hot summer days.
Images: Lenny Kravitz (left), Rocket Joe’s (right)
Images: Starchitects in Hats (left), NASA (right)
Images: 2nd Ave. Construction (left), Beats by Dre headphones (right)
Images: Wheelchair Bicycle (left), Love Locks (right)
- A Catalog of Manhattan’s Subway Tile Mosaics: Last summer Adam Chang lived every New Yorker’s nightmare – he spent 20 hours on the MTA, stopping at every stop and photographing the mosaic signs. Citylab has more on the beautiful result of his sheer insanity.
- Man Seen Flying Kite from the Bowery: Let’s go fly a kite! Bowery Boogie has snapshots of a man who though the weekend weather was perfect for indulging in a childhood pastime. We’re just sad he didn’t have anyone to battle with.
- KWC’s Zoe, Your Kitchen’s Sexy New Addition: She has curves that are out of this world and she washes dishes like a pro but she’s no 1950s housewife. Architizer introduces the new high-end faucet that has become the talk of the kitchen.
- Elle Décor Adds New A-List Designers: 6 designers have made it to the big leagues as Elle Décor announces their annual A-List. Their Editor-in-Chief discusses it with Editor At Large.
- Lenox Hill Townhouse Asks $40mil: A five-story townhouse flaunting a décor that will make you dizzy is asking $40 million and Curbed has some strong opinions on the matter.
- Machine Turns Fruit Juice Into Fruit: Engadget has some exciting news for those who want to find more ways to pretend they’re eating healthily.
- How to Ask for Favors Online: We all get by with a little help from our friends, and Gizmodo tells us how with results from a Reddit study on successfully asking for favors online.
Images: Manhattan Subway Tiles (left), KWC’s Zoe (right)
- Butterfleye is the Nanny Cam of the Future: Butterfleye can watch your home and be your own personal photographer at the same time. Gizmodo has the write-up along with a video – starring the most adorable dog ever!!! Definitely take a look. But first… let me take a selfie.
- The Expandable Dress for New York Subway Riders: For New Yorkers, spending 30 minutes or more on a crowded subway where everyone collectively encroaches on each other’s personal space. Well, if you’re familiar with that experience you’ll love this WSJ article on the expanding dress.
- A Google Earth for the Body: If you just reached for the nearest giant parka you’ll be relieved to know it’s not what it sounds like. Nobody’s watching you. Crain’s NY has the story of a doctor who created a more in depth map of the body for doctor’s patients, and everyone in between.
- IBM’s Watson Makes Good BBQ Sauce: IBM’s famous computer has decided to take up cooking… and he’s apparently good at it. FastCo. explores yet another way this computer makes us mere mortals feel inferior.
- i29 Architects Design Invisible Kitchen: i29 Interior Architects have taken minimalism to the next level. Archinect has photos of their impressive disappearing kitchen.
- The Gadget That Will Make You Bid Farewell to Your Stylus: Could it be?! Architizer has the details on a kickstarter funded device that transforms your handwritten notes into digital images.
- 15 Central Park West Penthouse Sells for $48M: If you’re impressed with the price tag for this duplex condominium, wait ‘til you find out how far off that is from the asking price. The Real Deal has that info and more about the pricey pad purchased in Zeckendorf’s luxury building.
Images: 15 Central Park West (left), Invisible Kitchen (right)
Images: Bathroom accessories (left), Apple’s first smartphone attempt (right)