Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photos courtesy of DDReps

A historic New York City mansion that once hosted some of the biggest artists of the 20th century is available for $25,000,000. Owned by Maurice Kanbar, an inventor and philanthropist who founded Skyy Vodka, the five-story neo-Renaissance building at 4 East 77th Street on the Upper East Side served as the first location of Leo Castelli Gallery, which is credited with launching the careers of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, among others. Currently home to the Michael Werner Gallery on the first two floors, the mixed-use property could become a grand single-family home again, as it was when originally constructed over a century ago.

The sky’s the limit

Art, Manhattan, Museums, Upper East Side

Photo by Glenda Altarejos on Wikimedia

The Whitney Museum of Art has sold the Upper East Side’s iconic Breuer Building to the auction house Sotheby’s. Designed by renowned architect Marcel Breuer in 1966, the five-story building at 945 Madison Avenue is known for its striking Brutalist architecture. While the exact price of the transaction remains unknown, sources close to the deal suggest it was around $100 million, according to the New York Times. Sotheby’s will take over the building next September from the Frick Collection, which has operated there temporarily since 2021,  and relocate its headquarters from York Avenue to the Breuer in 2025.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of Eytan Stern Weber at Evan Joseph Images

This 1920 Federal-style brick townhouse at 82 Dean Street in Boerum Hill was, in a former life, a boarding house for World War II Navy veterans. After being left vacant for half a decade, the building was stripped bare and brought back to life by a couple in search of a blank slate, according to a Curbed account of the multi-year renovation that yielded a designer home courtesy of the design firm Ashe + Leandro and Mercer Street Restoration. Asking $7,999,000, the home’s interiors balance stunning design with comfort and ease of living; the renovation raised the ceilings and added an entire floor, a roof deck, a newly painted stucco facade, a custom bluestone stoop, and all-new windows.

Take the tour

affordable housing, Greenpoint, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of Handel Architects

A housing lottery opened this week for 316 mixed-income units at a new residential development on Brooklyn’s waterfront. Located at 35 Commercial Street, the building is part of the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development. New Yorkers earning 30, 50, 80, and 110 percent of the area median income, or between $17,006 annually for a single person and $158,510 for a household of five, are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $410/month studios to $2,572/month two bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

Brooklyn, Events, photography

Photo courtesy of Kisha Bari

Starting this weekend, enjoy more than 80 free photography exhibitions across New York City. Returning for its 12th year, Photoville NYC is a two-week festival with outdoor exhibitions displaying diverse photographic works across the five boroughs, as well as workshops, artist talks, and other events. The festival, which will run from June 3 to June 18, will include its signature Photoville Village in Brooklyn Bridge Park, in addition to open-air installations in other parts of the city.

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affordable housing, Bed Stuy, New Developments, Rentals

Rendering courtesy of Douglaston Development

Another high-rise residential tower is coming to Brooklyn’s once-industrial Atlantic Avenue corridor. Douglaston Development on Wednesday announced it secured financing for a 17-story, 474,000-square-foot mixed-use development at 1057 Atlantic Avenue in Bed-Stuy that will include 456 rental apartments and new neighborhood amenities. The tower joins several new and proposed developments on this strip of Atlantic Avenue that will bring hundreds of new homes to the area.

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Art, Manhattan, Union Square

All photos courtesy of Jane Kratochvil

A new street mural along the 14th Street Busway in Union Square celebrates the intricate connection between humans and nature. Designed by Brooklyn-based artist Vanesa Álvarez, “Union with the Universe” uses serene designs and shades of color, inviting observers to slow down and take a moment to connect with the world around them. Unveiled on Wednesday, the mural was installed over a period of five days with the help of Street Plans, a Brooklyn-based urban planning and design firm, and other community groups.

See the mural

adaptive reuse, Architecture, Chelsea

Rendering by COOKFOX

Terminal Warehouse, the newest reimagined workplace destination in the West Chelsea historic district, is nearing completion; a six-story addition atop the 130-year-old landmarked building recently topped out, as the New York Post first reported. The historic building, once home to the iconic 1980s and ’90s nightclub Tunnel, is slated to become 1.3 million square feet of wellness-focused office and retail space, with an investment of over $1 billion. The project’s developers, L&L Holding Company and Columbia Property Trust, along with architectural firm COOKFOX and New Line Structures, have made every effort to maintain the building’s character as New York City’s first major industrial facility with direct access to the Hudson River, streets, and rail lines.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Flatiron, Nomad

Photos by Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty unless otherwise noted

The duplex penthouse owned by actor Kunal Nayyar–you may know him as Raj on “The Big Bang Theory,” is now on the market asking $2,800,000. The one-bedroom condo in Nomad’s Grand Madison at 225 Fifth Avenue has 11-foot ceilings for plenty of light indoors, and the covetable existence of a large patio and roof deck, high above Manhattan.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

All photos courtesy of Al Siedman/VHT for The Corcoran Group

Taylor Swift’s former Greenwich Village home has hit the market for $17,995,000. The pop-star rented the 5,500-square-foot, five-story home at 23 Cornelia Street in 2016. The former carriage house served as an inspiration for her 2019 song “Cornelia Street,” which references the home’s windows and creaky floors. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house stands out for its drive-right-in garage, 30-foot indoor pool, rooftop terrace, and prime location in the heart of the Village. The townhouse is also available as a $45,000/month rental.

Any Swifties with $18M?


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