Manhattan

Architecture, Major Developments, Midtown East

One Vanderbilt, Kohn Pedersen Fox, KPF, SL Green

We’ve been keeping a close eye on One Vanderbilt, SL Green‘s new 65-story office tower planned for the entire block west of Grand Central and north of East 42nd Street. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, it will be the second-tallest building in the city when completed. Now, Yimby has hot-off-the-press skyline views of One Vanderbilt from KPF, and the newest NYC supertall certainly stands out amongst the nearby Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

46 Carmine Street, Jackson Pollock, Luis D. Ortiz

You won’t find any paint-splattered masterpieces here, but you will get the exclusive bragging rights of saying you live in the former home of Jackson Pollock at 46 Carmine Street. And if that wasn’t enough of a conversation starter, the Greenwich Village building was once owned by Aaron Burr.

Million Dollar Listing New York star Luis D. Ortiz announced the $1.25 million listing via Instagram, which is not surprising considering how photogenic this one-bedroom, top-floor unit is. The 800-square-foot home boats 14-foot, Tudor-style beamed ceilings with skylights; exposed whitewashed brick walls; and a cozy fireplace.

Tour the former Pollock pad

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Soho

85 Mercer Street, Soho Cast Iron Historic District, original tin ceilings, lofted bedroom

A sprawling one-bedroom loft in the heart of Soho’s Cast Iron Historic District just popped up on the market, asking $3.25 million. This co-op at 85 Mercer Street is quite the looker with original pressed tin ceilings, cast iron columns, and plenty of light. But the most interesting feature of this modernized prewar loft is probably where you’ll be laying your head at night.

Take a look inside, here

condos, Midtown, New Developments, Starchitecture

jean nouvel, 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street

Hot off the purchase of $85 million in air rights, and with a new construction loan of $860 million in tow, Hines is back on track to bring the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMA residential tower to fruition. According to TRD, Hines just closed on two deals to buy more than 240,000 square feet of development rights from MoMA and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church for $85.3 million.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

252 Seventh Avenue, Chelsea Mercantile

Lots of changes are in store for hockey player Scott Gomez. Not only is he currently a free agent, but he’s put his 2,062-square-foot Chelsea penthouse on the market for $23,000 a month. The three-bedroom duplex condo at the Chelsea Mercantile, 252 Seventh Avenue, is available fully furnished, and Gomez has outfitted the pad with a mix of colorful contemporary pieces and bachelor pad-esque décor.

Whoever inks the lease for this apartment will follow in the footsteps of Nick Jonas and Marc Jonas, both former renters of the unit. The building also boasts Katie Holmes as a resident.

Take a look inside the hockey hottie’s home here

condos, East Village, New Developments, real estate trends

New Amsterdam School 62 Avenue B, New Amsterdam School, 62 Avenue B, waldorf school manhattan, Ben Shaoul, 62 bloom

Back in 2012, when Magnum Real Estate‘s Ben Shaoul announced plans to turn the Cabrini nursing home in the East Village into condos, more than a handful of “Sledgehammer Shaoul” flags went up in protest. Plans moved ahead despite public outcry, and now more than two years later, the former nursing home has transformed into a luxury residential building called Bloom 62. Although not much has been done to dress up the exterior, the 26-unit condo is no slouch and boasts a number of enviable luxuries, including a landscaped roof deck and gym. But Bloom 62’s most valuable amenity may be what sits on its ground floor: a school.

More on the benefits to be reaped here

Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

Is Jennifer Lopez Moving Into Chelsea’s Walker Tower?

By Annie Doge, Thu, September 18, 2014

jlo walker tower

Jenny from the Block could be looking to move to Chelsea’s Walker Tower. According to the NYP, Jennifer Lopez was spotted scoping out apartments alongside celebrity broker Fredrik Eklund. The pair reportedly checked out an unlisted apartment and eyed the floor plans of several other units over lunch. The Post notes that J Lo’s budget is around $20 million. With that in mind, might we suggest the building’s $25M duplex penthouse?

[Listings at CityRealty]

Cool Listings, Interiors, Manhattan, West Village 

23 Bank Street, West Village

“Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.”

We’re pretty sure poet Lord Tennyson wasn’t talking about West Village apartments when he wrote those immortal words, but we can’t help but feel they are more than appropriate in the case of this three-bedroom charmer at 23 Bank Street. While the home is only available as a rental, one look will tell you that loving it and then losing it upon lease end is definitely better than never having experienced its classic beauty at all.

Read on to see if you’d be able to love it and leave it

Chinatown, Quirky Homes, Recent Sales

18 Orchard Street, zach gage, penthouses, forbes 30 under 30, cool homes, futuristic nyc homes, incredible nyc home, cool nyc rooftops, nyc watchtowers

Forbes’ 30 under 30 in video games, Zach Gage, is cashing in on his success. The gamer and conceptual artist just picked up this sweet Chinatown penthouse at 18 Orchard Street for $3.9 million, according to city records filed today. The 28-year old, who has developed games such as SpellTower, Ridiculous Fishing, and Lose/Lose, and been exhibited at venues like the Venice Biennale, the MoMA, and in Apple stores worldwide, seems to not have strayed far from his edgy sensibilities. His new three-bedroom duplex features a rooftop catwalk, some killer lights, and a futuristic watchtower with “a transcendent view of the sunset and cityscape”.

Tour the home here

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Polls, Transportation, Urban Design

Yesterday, Dan Levy, the president and CEO of CityRealty, presented his proposal for the ‘East River Skyway,’ an aerial gondola system that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront and into Manhattan, bringing commuters over the river in just 3.5 minutes. Now, we want to know what you think about the idea.

Images: East River Skyway, courtesy of CityRealty (L); NYC subway, courtesy of Wiki Commons

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