By Michelle Cohen, Tue, February 28, 2023
Photo credit: DDreps for Sotheby’s International Realty
Published in House Beautiful, and looking every bit the part, this four-bedroom pre-war co-op, owned by interior designer Eliza Dyson, is about as turn-key as it gets. Asking $7,200,000, this Upper East Side refuge at 1160 Park Avenue added a smaller unit, resulting in an impeccably-designed, sophisticated eight-room home with plenty of space to spare.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, February 28, 2023
The Hampshire House is known for its steeply-pitched copper roof with two tall chimneys; Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Media giant Rupert Murdoch is in contract to purchase a full-floor co-op on Billionaires’ Row. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the News Corp founder bought a 6,500-square-foot apartment on the 27th floor of the Hampshire House that was last listed for $30,000,000; the final sales price has not been made public. The seven-bedroom, five-bathroom residence was the longtime home of late hedge-fund magnate Julian H. Robertson Jr. and famed philanthropist Alice Tully.
By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, February 27, 2023
Image courtesy of Marc A. Hermnan / MTA on Flickr
Grand Central Madison finally opened with full Long Island Rail Road service on Monday, with a totally new schedule for commuters and a 41 percent increase in service levels. Starting February 27, an additional 271 LIRR trains per day have been added to the system for a total of up to 936 trains per day; 296 of these trains will be traveling to and from Grand Central Madison, with the remaining to Penn Station. According to officials, the new terminal will make commutes for LIRR riders up to 40 minutes shorter.
By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, February 23, 2023
Photo by Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash
Believe it or not, new apartments in Manhattan are getting bigger. Despite being notorious for its small, compact apartments, Manhattan rentals actually gained an average of 19 square feet since 2013, an increase of 3 percent, according to new data released this week by RentCafe. The borough is an outlier when looking at the rest of the country, where newly constructed units continue to shrink in size, and even compared to other parts of New York City. The average space of new rentals in Brooklyn and Queens decreased by seven percent over the last decade, costing renters roughly 45 square feet.
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By Michelle Cohen, Thu, February 23, 2023
Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group
This classic one-bedroom-plus-loft co-op at 71 East 77th Street, asking $1,295,000, has definitely seen the benefits of a designer and architect. Rooms retain their gracious pre-war proportions and high beamed ceilings, plus extras like closets and an entry foyer. The living room offers a wood-burning fireplace and there are one-and-a-half baths–including a secret powder room tucked behind a library bookshelf wall. The comfort factor is up-to-date, with central A/C and a renovated kitchen and bathrooms.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, February 22, 2023
Rendering courtesy of Tishman Speyer
A starchitect-designed office tower in Hudson Yards will offer cuisine curated by a Michelin-starred chef. The Spiral, the 66-story building designed by Bjarke Ingels, will be home to two new dining concepts created by Gabriel Kreuther, known for his eponymous restaurant near Bryant Park, developer Tishman Speyer announced Wednesday. Kreuther will operate a full-service restaurant and an all-day cafe serving breakfast and lunch; both are expected to open next year.
By Devin Gannon, Wed, February 22, 2023
All photos courtesy of Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
A 19th-century Italianate-style house on the Upper East Side with New York political and literary ties hit the market this week. Constructed in 1867, the red brick townhouse at 255 East 78th Street was once home to State Sen. John Gilmore Boyd and most recently, cultural critic John Leonard, who died in 2008. While the narrow property is just 14 feet wide, the home measures nearly 2,700 square feet across four levels, plus there’s a basement, rear deck, garden, and air rights to add two more floors. The townhouse is currently available for $3,995,000.
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By Michelle Cohen, Wed, February 22, 2023
Photo by Jeffrey Zeldman on Flickr
No matter how old or established they may be, New York City neighborhoods are in a constant state of change. With each new chapter, boundaries shift and new architecture and commerce arrive. The Manhattan neighborhood known as Nomad (for its location north of Madison Square Park) is a fine example. Nomad became a top residential choice, as well as an international dining destination and an all-around rising star, at the beginning of the 21st century. The neighborhood stretches from approximately 25th Street to 30th Street between Sixth and Lexington Avenues, but the bounty that surrounds it in the neighborhoods of Chelsea, Midtown, Union Square, and Gramercy knows no bounds.
What to do and see, and where to live in Nomad
By Michelle Cohen, Tue, February 21, 2023
Photo credit: Douglas Elliman Realty
This stunningly-designed high-floor one-bedroom home in a pre-war building is surrounded by beauty, inside and out. The Art Deco building at 235 East 22nd Street, known as Gramercy House, is just two blocks from Gramercy Park, near Union Square, Nomad, the East Village, Midtown, and more. Southern light, stunning city views–and a wood-burning fireplace–make this jewel-box co-op, asking $1,250,000, a tempting choice for anyone seeking visual inspiration and creature comforts in a renovated and move-in-ready package.
Explore this classic Gramercy co-op
By Devin Gannon, Fri, February 17, 2023
Photo credit: Tim Waltman for Sotheby’s International Realty
On a stretch of West 67th Street just off Central Park, there are eight buildings that were constructed over a century ago by artists looking for live-work spaces. Located within what is now known as the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District, the studio buildings have apartments with soaring windows that stream in natural light and double-height living rooms that also function as studio space. A two-bedroom co-op is now available at 27 West 67th Street, one of the first artist studio buildings to be constructed on this block. Asking $4,400,000, the duplex boasts original stained glass windows, a wood-burning fireplace, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and the unique New York City prestige that comes with the address.
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