Manhattan

Celebrities, Midtown, Transportation

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It appears the Secret Service and NYPD are indeed taking measures to minimize the disruption caused by Melania and Barron staying put in NYC. TMZ writes that instead of implementing full street closures any time the young Trump moves to and from school, streets will be blocked off in a rolling pattern to accommodate the boy’s armed motorcade.

more on the plan set out here

Cool Listings, Soho

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The most interesting thing about Soho lofts is often the people who inhabit them; all begin as hangar-sized white spaces with historic bones and impossibly high ceilings, but they end up as diverse and unique as their residents (who are likely to be artists of one kind or another). This 2,000-square-foot example of original loft loveliness at 62 Greene Street belongs to multiple-prize-winning photographer Neal Slavin, whose work is part of the two-bedroom apartment’s colorful mix of art, antiques and cozy furnishings. The home is now up for rent for $9,995 a month.

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Celebrities, Central Park South, Cool Listings

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Emmy-winning actress and animal-rights activist Doris Roberts (you probably know her best as Marie Barone from “Everybody Loves Raymond”) passed away in April at the age of 90, and her estate has now put her classic duplex co-op on the market for $3,295,000. The five-bedroom apartment at 200 Central Park South boasts a marble foyer, two terraces with partial park views, and oversized windows.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

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All the way back in August 2014, 6sqft featured the $5 million listing for this stylish co-op at 147 West 22nd Street in Chelsea, pointing out its trendy features such as a retractable garage-style glass door, massive open living space with wall-to-wall windows, and uber-contemporary kitchen. And as it turns out, the full-floor spread belonged to producer and director Steven Soderbergh, who’s best known for his work directing “Erin Brockovich,” “Traffic” (for which he won the Oscar), and “Ocean’s 11.” The Real Deal reports that he’s now finally found a buyer for the apartment, selling it for $4.8 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

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This grand Fifth Avenue co-op belongs to the socialite and political fundraiser Georgette Mosbacher, who has hosted everyone from King Juan Carlos I of Spain to Tom Hanks to Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump at her apartment. It occupies the entire fifth floor of 1020 Fifth Avenue, a prestigious limestone cooperative, and it’s now asking $29.5 million. Mosbacher, who has lived here since 1992, told the New York Times, “It’s come to a point where I want to make a change in my life, and it won’t happen unless I shake it up.” So now the palatial pad could be yours.

Take the grand tour

Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Rentals

FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, January 20, 2017

No Fee rentals, Rental Concessions, NYC apartments, NYC rental offers

See full list of rental concessions and special offers here >>

Images (L to R): The Lara, EOS, The Grand Tier and Prism

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

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Built in the 1830s when this quiet, tree-lined residential block was home to well-to-do families, the four-story, 3,600 square-foot Greek Revival townhouse at 240 West 21st Street has seen a lot of change through the years. From its beginnings as an impressive residence for a successful engraver (h/t Daytonian), the home has been a boarding house, apartments and, in more recent years, the well-designed and thoroughly updated home of screenwriter/directors Leora Barish and Henry Bean (Barish wrote the screenplay for the cult favorite Madonna film “Desperately Seeking Susan” and the more recent “Basic Instinct 2;” Bean wrote and directed the award-winning film “The Believer”). The Chelsea townhouse, on the market for $7.1 million, is once again a comfortable single-family home boasting several terraces and a big, bright garden-facing yoga studio.

Come on in, there’s plenty of room

Cool Listings, Midtown East

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On the ninth floor of Stewart Hall at 10 Mitchell Place, this sunny one-bedroom co-op definitely says “home” more than “investment property.” Maybe it’s pre-war details like an original mantlepiece, beamed ceilings and hardwood floors, or maybe it’s the wood-burning fireplace, many closets and open sky views, or the almost-secret storybook Manhattan enclave near the East River and elegant Beekman Place. Given the apartment’s size, layout and location, the ask is definitely welcoming at $495,000.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

129 East 69th Street, Cool Listings, Upper East Side, Co-ops

In New York City’s interior landscape of neutral hues and fifty shades of white, it’s rare to see bright colors, especially in a classic pre-war co-op on the Upper East Side. But the current residents of this apartment at 129 East 69th Street, who undertook a two-year renovation, clearly favored the brighter side of the crayon box. The best thing about it is that with eight spacious rooms, colors, patterns and fun decorating ideas never have to clash.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Soho

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When he’s not busy winning titles as the second-best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic is apparently quite the architecture aficionado. The Serbian athlete told the Wall Street Journal that he’s a big fan of Renzo Piano; earlier this year he bought a unit in Piano’s Miami beach project Eighty Seven Park, and he’s now gone into contract for two condos in the starchitect’s under-construction NYC venture 565 Broome SoHo, where sales launched this past September.

The full scoop

Midtown West, New Jersey, Polls, Transportation

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After stalling repeatedly over design disagreements, budget woes, and funding squabbles, NJ.com reports that The Port Authority said it hopes to have a new midtown Manhattan bus terminal built in New York by 2030, shovels in the ground by 2021 and be “well underway” by 2026. Though some lawmakers expressed doubt about the ambitious schedule, Steven P. Plate, Port Authority chief of major projects, said at a Legislative Oversight Committee joint hearing about the agency’s $32 billion revised capital plan, “We will have full environmental approval, permits in place and construction well underway” according to that timeline.

Think it will happen?

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

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In March 2015, Kathryn Bigelow (who in 2010 became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director for her work on “The Hurt Locker” and subsequently gained more acclaim for “Zero Dark Thirty”) bought a $3.03 million condo in Tribeca, but she’s now decided to part ways with it. The Observer reports that Bigelow just listed the full-floor spread at 449 Washington Street for $2,895,000, meaning she’ll likely take a slight loss on the property.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

Insane roof deck tops this $2.65M Tribeca penthouse

By Emily Nonko, Wed, January 18, 2017

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The next buyer of this Tribeca penthouse will not have a hard time impressing anyone with its sprawling private roof deck and three-story interior space. It’s located at the condo loft 356 Broadway, a prewar building constructed in 1864 and converted to 18 apartments in 1984. This top-floor residence is the only unit in the building now on the market, asking $2.65 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

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In this Upper West Side cooperative at 245 West 74th Street, you can rent an apartment that embodies all that prewar co-op charm. This one bedroom comes with a formal foyer and details like a fireplace, decorative mantle and high-beamed ceilings. A formal living room, dining room and kitchen also make for a classic floorplan that’s hard to beat. It’s just been listed for rent asking $3,950 a month.

Take a look

Celebrities, Harlem, Recent Sales

CNN’s Don Lemon sells Harlem condo for small profit

By Annie Doge, Tue, January 17, 2017

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Emmy Award-winning CNN news anchor Don Lemon picked up a somewhat modest condo a little over two years ago in Harlem‘s 2280FDB (2280 Frederick Douglas Blvd.). He paid $867,780 for unit 11A, right next door to 11B that he already owned. 6sqft speculated that he was planning to combine the condos, but according to city records released today, Lemon’s sold off 11A for $969,000.

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Features, History, Midtown East

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Grand Central Station in the early 1900s

Historic photos of the original Penn Station are almost as common as images of the current site, since its demolition in 1963 is often credited with spearheading the modern preservation movement (and because its grandeur is a startling reminder of how loathed the current station is). Conversely, Grand Central is typically celebrated as a preservation victory. In 1978, the courts ruled in favor of the Landmarks Preservation Commission when Penn Central Railroad sued them to build a huge tower atop the terminal and demolish one of its facades. But believe it or not, the 1913 Beaux-Arts building was not the first Grand Central, and photos of these grand earlier structures are rarely shared.

See them here and get the full history

Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

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This unique condo was designed by and for the renowned international designer Tui Pranich. As the listing says, his principle was that “good design takes into account not only the aesthetics, but how life within that space will actually be lived.” Pranich had a lot to work with: the two-bedroom apartment occupies the historic Bank Building at 300 West 14th Street in the West Village and is decorated by one of the building’s original arched windows that soars nearly 17 feet tall. It’s now hit the market for $3.45 million.

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Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Rentals, Uncategorized

FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, January 13, 2017

NYC rentals, No fee apartments, rental concessions
  • Renovated Apartments on West 30th Street Near Hudson Yards Offering One Month Free [link]
  • Free Rent & Special Offers at Spencer Street Apartments in Bed-Stuy [link]
  • Name Revealed for New Clinton Hill Rental, Leasing Site Launched for 5-Story ‘Myrtle & Steuben‘ [link]
  • Stonehenge 57, Midtown East High-Rise in Sutton Place, Offering One Month Free [link]
  • Soaring 507 West Chelsea Opens, Launches No-Fee Leasing with Two Months Free [link]
  • Grand Opening of Sleek Bushwick Rental at 1513 Gates Ave; Two-Bedrooms Priced from $2,530/Mo. [link]
  • One Month of Free Rent at the James Marquis on West 90th Street [link]
  • Two Months Free + $1000 Security Deposits at The Olivia on West 33rd Street [link]
  • Lincoln Center’s 48-Story Rental, The Encore, Offering Up to Three Months Free [link]
  • Timeless 365 West End Avenue with Massive 4+ Bedroom Apartments Leasing with One Month Free [link]

Images (L to R): The Olivia, The Encore, 507 West Chelsea, 1513 Gates Avenue

Art, Major Developments, Midtown West, Urban Design

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Back in September, Related Companies chairman Stephen Ross finally unveiled the large-scale artwork that would anchor the central public space within Hudson Yards. As Ross revealed, Thomas Heatherwick was chosen to design the piece, and it would cost an incredible $150 million to build. Dubbed “The Vessel,” the climbable sculpture would rise 16-stories—150 feet tall, 50 feet wide at its base and 150 feet wide at the top—and consist of a web of 154 concrete and steel staircases with 2,500 steps, 80 landings and an elevator; the piece, in fact, so massive that it could comfortably accommodate 1,000 visitors at a time. The sculpture was to be constructed in Monfalcone, Italy before being shipped to its home on the Hudson River. And now CityRealty reports that parts of what Ross once called “New York’s Eiffel Tower” have officially arrived at the site and await assembly.

More photos this way

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

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Located at 1 West 67th Street, the Upper West Side‘s landmarked Hotel des Artistes co-op, this apartment abounds in original details, most notably a Smithsonian conservator-restored ceiling mural above a carved staircase and a carved stone fireplace in the living room. Central Park is visible from the living room and one of the bedrooms, and the beamed ceilings soar to almost 20 feet, dwarfing even the 14-foot windows. And it can all be yours for $4.5 million.

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