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Cool Listings, Interiors, Lower East Side

Lower East Side Rental Oozes Rustic Charm

By Stephanie Hoina, Sat, May 31, 2014

141 Attorney St, Apt. 2A

One look at this delightful apartment at 141 Attorney Street and you will be hooked. The bright sunshine flowing in from the north, south and west exposures perfectly showcases distinctive details like the exposed brick walls, gorgeous hardwood floors, custom built-ins, a wide-plank wooden wall, and even a fun over-sized “barn door” (yes, it’s red!).

See more charm!

Interiors, Union Square

Robert Luntz, Joseph Tanney, Resolution: 4 Architecture, RE4A, Union Square Apartment, NYC Design, NYC Loft

Closet space isn’t easy to come by in New York City, so when the owners of this stunning Union Square loft remodeled their apartment a few years back, storage was on the top of their to-do list. With help from Robert Luntz and Joseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture, the family transformed their newly-expanded apartment into a sleek, modern home with plenty of cabinets and shelves.

See more of the impressive, storage-friendly apartment

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

28 East 70th Street DUPLX910

Bigger is better so the saying goes, and you’ll get no argument from this nearly 8,000-square-foot duplex at 28 East 70th Street. Luckily, you have us to navigate the way through the 20+ rooms that make this home a truly remarkable residence.

The most difficult part of our journey? Where to start! So grab your key (for the elevator) and step right into this stunning condo’s marble-floored reception foyer and spacious entry gallery, ensuring complete privacy for the rest of the home’s wings. Yes, wing is a totally appropriate description to use with a residence of this size.

Enter your destination and away we go

Major Developments, Midtown East

Midtown East, Grand Central, KPF, SL Green, Skyscraper, New Development, Tower, Zoning

It looks like the Chrysler Building is about to get a new neighbor. According to the New York Times, SL Green has reportedly proposed the development of a 1,200-foot, 65-story tower that would occupy the block between 42nd and 43rd Streets, and Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues. This proposal will have to undergo a review process as part of a new de Blasio administration plan to rezone an area of Vanderbilt Avenue for larger buildings.

De Blasio’s proposal is a 2.0 version of a failed bid by Michael Bloomberg that would rezone an area around Grand Central Terminal. Bloomberg’s proposal – which would affect a 73-block area around the terminal – concerned officials and preservationists, who were concerned that the plan would add to the congestion in the area. Fulfilling one of his campaign promises, de Blasio has devised a plan to mitigate those issues as well as keep the city competitive for decades to come, by creating more office space in the prime business location.

Learn more about the iconic tower’s new neighbor

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Art, Features, Financial District, People

Photographer Barry Rosenthal

Photographer and artist Barry Rosenthal is inspired by nature. His latest series, Found in Nature, is a response to what he was seeing and feeling while out on beaches. Barry, whose pieces can be found in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York City and the Springfield Museum of Fine Art in Springfield, Massachusetts, is himself being found through Found in Nature. The series was recently featured in Brazil’s National Geographic Magazine.

Although Barry works in nature, he has lived in the caverns of the Financial District since 1987. Long before the neighborhood would become popular with young professionals and families, Barry and his wife, Elyn, found that the area — then made up primarily of office buildings — had just what they were looking for: space. Over the last 25 years, they and their daughter Macie, now 18, made the Financial District their home. The family was certainly ahead of the curve.

As a New Yorker, I was curious to learn more about Barry. What was it like living in this neighborhood back in the ’80s, especially from the perspective of a photographer and artist with a keen eye for observing the world? Why did he decide to head out of his studio and work in nature?

READ THE INTERVIEW WITH BARRY ROSENTHAL HERE

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Architecture, Bronx, Features, Green Design, Major Developments, Manhattan, Queens

Green City: Eight of the Biggest Eco-Friendly Developments Happening Right Now in NYC

While going green has more or less become the norm in most modern day construction in New York, some projects have really outdone themselves from the ingenuity of design to the sheer scale of size. This is a city where the new police academy will harness the power of re-usable rainwater, and where the Barclays Center‘s arena roof is being covered with 130,000 square feet of new garden space. New York is placing itself at the forefront of green design and green construction, and here are just eight of the biggest green projects happening right now.

The top green developments in the city this way

Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

466 Washington Street interior

On the road again… I can’t wait to get on the road again… Yes, one glance at 466 Washington Street #3W is going to have you feeling like you just got off a bumpy bus ride in Tijuana and stopped in for a beer at a local tavern. That’s part of the charm of this 3,500-square-foot, one-of-a-kind loft. It’s perfectly suited for the artist who was “born to run” or just born to work, embracing a live/work atmosphere. The apartment’s trendy personality, combined with its original hand sewn beams and exposed brick walls produces a blend of old and new, making it a perfect haven for creative inspiration.

Check out more photos of this unique loft here

Cool Listings, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side 

272 West 107th St balcony

One of the most sought after units in the exclusive Straus Park condominium is back on the market. The Opus’#18B has changed hands a lot over the past few years but like many others, she has learned that you have to kiss a few frogs to meet your prince. Well, she’s ready to meet her prince – or princess – and she’s enlisted Corcoran agent Greg Kammerer to help.

The 2,241-square-foot condo may sit at the top of a 22-story building but her giant windows bring the city to her fingertips. And that might be all you need of the Big Apple, because with all that this 4BR/3BA condo has to offer you could find yourself vacationing in your own home.

Take a look inside this pretty penthouse here

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

520 West 19th Street, 2C

No matter how you say it there’s no denying the bright and airy appeal of this sun-filled home at 520 West 19th Street courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows in just about every room and its very own 48-foot long landscaped terrace.

But if you’re looking to soak up your Vitamin D another way, you’re in luck because this Annabelle Selldorf-designed building is perfectly situated between the High Line and the 550 acre Hudson River Park. So whether you’re in the mood to stretch your legs, picnic, sail, kayak, or paddle-board, you’re covered.

See how sunny living here can be!

Interiors, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

980 5th avenue 19a, new york

When you’ve got billions what’s $11.3 million spent on some prime NYC real estate? According to city records filed this morning, Italian billionaire (the 1,067th in the world, and the 22nd in Italy) Pier Luigi Loro Piana just purchased a stunning Carnegie Hill co-op at 980 Fifth Avenue through a listing held by Sotheby’s.

The Italian fashion magnate crossed the billionaire’s mark just last July when he and his brother sold an 80% stake in the Loro Piana fashion line to French billionaire Bernard Arnault’s LVMH for $2.6 billion. With plenty of closets in this 3BR/3.5BA, including a 100-square-foot dressing room, the Pianas will have lots of room to store some of the luxurious cashmere and wool suits and sweaters that brought their family such great wealth today. The beautiful home also boasts stunning views of Central Park, and the building itself sparked quite a bit of controversy back in 1966 when it was constructed.

More details this way

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