Manhattan

Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Annie Doge, Sat, December 15, 2018

Images (L to R): ARO, Bridgeline, Paris New York, Paramount Tower and in center, Denizen Bushwick

  • Denizen Bushwick: The Best Rental of 2018 [LINK]
  • The Paris New York: Upper West Side Rentals Offer 2 Months Free on 18-Month Lease [LINK]
  • Paramount Tower: Murray Hill’s 51-Story Tower Leasing 1 to 3 Bedroom Layouts from $3,995/Month [LINK]
  • Bridgeline: Contemporary Rentals Debut in Mott Haven from $1,595/Month [LINK]
  • New York Tower: East 39th Street Luxury Rentals Offer 1 Month Free; Net Prices from $2,800/Month [LINK]
  • Alvista Towers: Luxury Rentals in Queens Near LIRR + Subway from $1,729/Month [LINK]
  • ARO: New Midtown Luxury Rental Tower at 242 W. 53rd Street Leasing from $2,900/Month [LINK]



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Cool Listings, Midtown

You can live on Billionaires’ Row for just $325K

By Michelle Cohen, Fri, December 14, 2018

It seems as if almost every day we hear of a new big-ticket sale on Manhattan’s “Billionaire’s Row,” the glittering corridor just south of Central Park in Midtown. Eight-figure sales at a growing collection of supertalls like One57432 Park Avenue and 111 West 57th Street seem almost ordinary. But it’s still possible to snag a home among the oligarchs and moguls: Two units on the market at the classic co-op building at 100 West 57th Street can be yours for $325K (for a studio) and $450K (for a spacious one-bedroom). If you’re looking for more than a pied-a-terre, you could even combine both contiguous units and still come in under a mil.

Take a look at your options

Chelsea, Meatpacking District, Restaurants

Photo by Matt Glac for Starbucks

Starbucks is opening a new cafe in Chelsea on Friday, but it won’t be anything like the stores that dot every block in Manhattan. Called the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, the store on 9th Avenue stretches across 23,00 square feet and three levels and promises to bring an “immersive coffee experience” for java lovers. In addition to having a working coffee roastery, the space features two coffee bars, cocktail bar, bakery, and a terrarium inspired by the Starbucks coffee farm in Costa Rica.

Take a look inside

Featured Story

East Village, Features, My SQFT House Tours

Adam Elzer, My Sqft, House Tours, East Village

Our ongoing series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to restauranteur Adam Elzer’s East Village duplex. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

Adam Elzer likes being close to his work. So close in fact, that the fourth-generation New Yorker recently moved above Sauce Pizzeria, his new pizza parlor in the East Village, after previously living above Sauce Restaurant, his eatery on the Lower East Side. As the co-founder and CEO of Everyday Hospitality, Elzer, in addition to the two Sauce restaurants, also oversees LES Pizza and Coco & Cru, an Australian-inspired cafe.

When he’s not running his restaurants, Adam enjoys going to flea markets and mills, finding unique items and pieces of wood, upcycling them, and creating something totally new. His creativity can be seen throughout his East Village apartment, from the walls and ceilings Adam painted himself to the handmade wooden pieces, like his kitchen countertop. Ahead, tour Adam’s colorful duplex, decorated with what he describes as “bohemian and rustic” decor.

See Adam’s abode

Historic Homes, Inwood, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Landmarks designates new Inwood historic district

By Michelle Cohen, Tue, December 11, 2018

lpc, historic districts, inwood

Image courtesy of NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission via Flickr.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted today to designate the Park Terrace West-West 217th Street Historic District in the Inwood section of Manhattan. The historic district features an enclave of picturesque early 20th-century houses with landscaped topography that stand out among the neighborhood’s apartment buildings.

Find out more

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper East Side

720 park avenue, upper east side, historic homes, co-ops, cool listings

A three-bedroom co-op in the Rosario Candela-designed 720 Park Avenue, the epitome of 1920s Gilded Age grandeur, is on the market for $20 million. It was once part of an even grander duplex that belonged to onetime Macy’s president and ambassador to France Jesse I. Straus. The lower unit is asking $23 million. The two owners are offering a $43M combo that could restore the home to its original impressive status with eight bedrooms and staff quarters that, according to the Wall Street Journal, include a flower room, a vegetable closet and a valet room where cuffs and collars were pressed.

See more of this impressive piece of old New York history

Museums, New Developments, Starchitecture, Upper West Side 

American Museum of Natural History, Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang, Richard Gilder Center for Science Education and Innovation

Rendering via Studio Gang

In October, plans by Studio Gang to expand the American Museum of Natural History and create the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation were stopped in their tracks after New York State Supreme Court Justice Lynn Kotler issued a temporary restraining order. A lawsuit had been filed by a community group opposed to the expansion on the grounds that it would destroy public parkland and threaten the surrounding environment. Judge Kotler on Monday ruled in favor of the museum in a decision confirming that all appropriate procedures in preparation for the project were followed. The decision will allow the museum to proceed with the $383 million expansion project.

Find out more

lincoln square, real estate trends

Time Warner Center will be renamed for Deutsche Bank

By Devin Gannon, Mon, December 10, 2018

time warner center, deutsche bank, twc

Via Joe Schulz on Flickr

Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center will be renamed the Deutsche Bank Center, Commercial Observer reported on Monday. The name change comes as the Deutsche Bank inked a deal for 1.1 million square feet at the complex. The 25-year lease gives the German bank all available office space at the building except on its 20th floor.

More here

Art, Landscape Architecture, Meatpacking District, More Top Stories

The Plinth, The Spur, High Line, james corner field operations, diller scofidio + renfro, simone leigh

Image by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, courtesy of the City of New York.

The Spur, the last section of the High Line, extending east along 30th Street and ending above 10th Avenue, is scheduled to open in 2019. Unlike other sections of the park which are more linear and perfect for strolling, this section will feature a large-scale plaza for public programming and art and areas for seating and gathering. Anchoring the new section will be the High Line Plinth. As Designboom reports, the Plinth will be one of the only sites in New York City with the purpose of featuring a rotating series of new contemporary public art commissions.

Renderings of the Plinth, this way

Construction Update, Design, Meatpacking District

Photo by CityRealty

Back in July 6sqft reported construction progress at the enthusiastically on-again Pier 55  public park project on the Hudson River funded by billionaire businessman Barry Diller. The park broke ground in April, and some snaps courtesy of CityRealty revealed new concrete pylons arranged in various heights that will act as the wave-shaped floating park’s support structure. Now, the New York Times details further and more fascinating progress on the $250 million park and performing arts venue, including the installation of its stylistic anchor in the form of a system of concrete supports called pots, the underpinnings of Diller’s unconventional architectural vision. And CityRealty once again reveals photos of what’s happening in the Hudson just west of the Meatpacking District.

Take a look at what’s rising from the Hudson

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