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Cool Listings, Roosevelt Island

Images courtesy of Development Marketing Team

Roosevelt Island may or may not be the city’s “best-kept secret,” as the listing says when it comes to getting more space for less. But it’s not often you find a three-bedroom, two-bath co-op on New York City’s waterfront, minutes from the Upper East Side, for $1.36 million. In the 19-story Westview at 625 Main Street, this recently-renovated home offers river views and luxury finishes.

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Architecture, Upper East Side

Rendering courtesy of Ennead Architects.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved plans for the revitalization of Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, the city’s first major post-pandemic outdoor theater investment. The new design’s main goals are to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, protect the building from the ravages of a changing climate, and improve efficiency and comfort.

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Cool Listings, lincoln square

Photo credit: Coldwell Banker Warburg

Measuring over 3,000 square feet, this four-bedroom Lincoln Square condo at the Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed One West End Avenue is currently owned by eight-time Grammy winner Philip Lawrence and his wife, Urbana Lawrence, a celebrity designer/stylist. Now on the market for $8,250,000,  the condo’s dazzling interior was created by L.A.-based designers Patrick Dragonette and Charles Tucker, with views courtesy of New York City.

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Architecture, Midtown East

Rendering of the updated Lever House. Image credit: Brookfield Properties

Park Avenue’s iconic Lever House tower is being redeveloped under the architectural guidance of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the building’s original architects, according to an announcement by the building’s owners, WatermanClark and Brookfield Properties. The Midtown architectural landmark was completed in 1952 as soap company Lever Brothers’ U.S. headquarters. SOM will be helming the restoration seven decades after they first designed the building at 390 Park Avenue.

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Flatiron, Green Design, New Developments

Rendering courtesy of Wordsearch

Sales launched this week at a new luxury condo building in the Flatiron District that utilizes biophilic design principles. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, Flatiron House, located at 39 West 23rd Street, incorporates nature into its appearance, including planted and irrigated Juliet balconies and a lush central garden. Developed by Anbau Development, Flatiron House contains 44 total residences, priced between $1.98 million and $13 million.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

Photo credit: REPN/Rachel Kuzma for The Corcoran Group

Asking $4,250,000, this duplex condo at 55 Vestry Street is a classic Tribeca loft with outdoor space on two floors and a flexible floor plan–if you’re willing to do a bit of work. Although it’s currently configured as a one-bedroom, the 2,029-square-foot loft was originally a spacious three-bedroom apartment; it can be easily returned to that layout using the already-existing floor plans.

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Central Park South, Recent Sales

220 Central Park SOuth, Vornado, Robert A.M., Stern

Via Vornado Realty Trust and Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Earlier this month it was reported billionaire Daniel Och sold his penthouse at 220 Central Park South for $190 million, roughly double what he paid for the home in 2019. While the identity of the buyer was unknown at the time, city records first reported last week by Bloomberg show Blue Pool Capital, the firm that manages some fortunes of Alibaba co-founders Joe Tsai and Jack Ma, paid $188 million for the property.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photo courtesy of Evan Joseph/Douglas Elliman

In addition to being Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld’s first New York commission, the pair of buildings known as Jardim, at 527 West 27th Street, make up an architecturally unique West Chelsea oasis. The development, which launched sales in 2016, features two 11-story buildings clad in cast-concrete interspersed with ribbons of glass. Its highlight–and name inspiration–is a verdant multi-level courtyard designed by Future Green Studio. Located in the building’s loftiest reaches, this 3,663-square-foot duplex penthouse, asking $10,800,000, offers seamless indoor/outdoor living in addition to three bedrooms and interiors designed by the building’s architect.

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Museums, Upper West Side 

Photo © Olivia Lemons

The statue of Theodore Roosevelt that has stood on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History for more than eight decades was removed this week. The city’s Public Design Commission voted last summer to take down and relocate the statue, seen as racist for its depiction of Roosevelt on horseback flanked by a Native American figure and an African figure. The bronze statue will soon be shipped to Medora, N.D., where it will be displayed at the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, set to open in 2026.

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Cool Listings, Hudson Heights

Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This two-bedroom co-op at 420 Bennett Avenue in Hudson Heights, asking $699,000, has 1930s Deco details like a sunken living room and arched doorways. A complete renovation has updated that pre-war perfection for 21st-century living. The building’s location at the edge of Fort Tryon Park, which sits at one of the highest points in Manhattan, feels a lot like some of the best stretches of the Upper West Side.

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