Midtown West

Cool Listings, Interiors, Midtown West

448 West 37th Street, The Glass Farmhouse, Midtown West

Steps away from Hudson Yards, this corner loft at 448 West 37th Street just hit the market for $1,750,000. The Midtown West building is also known as the Glass Farmhouse—a former school building that was converted to condos in 1982—and this sun-drenched unit definitely lives up to that name. Ten 12-foot windows wrap around the 1,500 square-foot open layout, which promises plenty of opportunities for customization. The unit is currently configured as a studio with a sleeping alcove above the bathroom, but the listing shows alternate plans for those who may want to build out walls and transform it into a one or two bedroom.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Midtown West

140 West 58th Street, Midtown West

Listing images by Rise Media

Located just one block away from Central Park, this one-bedroom penthouse at 140 West 58th Street offers modern living in a classic Midtown West pre-war building. Dark-framed casement windows, fresh white walls, and black accents set a graphic palette and contemporary tone. The best part? Each room has views of the enormous wrap-around terrace that circles the residence. Now on the market for $975,000, the residence last sold in 2015 for $873,777.  Get the tour

Architecture, hudson yards, Midtown West, Urban Design

The Midtown Viaduct, DXA Studio, moynihan train hall

Rendering: DXA Studio.

A curvy urban pathway designed by DXA Studio could allow commuters to pass between the new Moynihan Train Hall at West 31st Street to the High Line and Hudson Yards at 30th Street without having to deal with cars at all. The design is the grand prize-winning entry–for a $15,000 prize–in the 2019 Design Challenge by Metals in Construction magazine. The contest asked architects, engineers, and students to create a pedestrian bridge that could safely move the approximately 100,000 people daily that travel from the train hall to Hudson Yards while keeping the foot traffic from affecting the street below.

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condos, Midtown West, real estate trends, Starchitecture

jean nouvel nyc 53w53

Rendering by Hayes Davidson

The partners behind the Jean Nouvel-designed tower at 53 West 53rd Street (also known as the MoMA Tower) will be serving even more price chops to the ultra-luxury project in the midst of lackluster sales, though they disagree on how much that should be. As Crain’s reported, Hines, Goldman Sachs, and Singapore’s Pontiac Land Group recently underwent an arbitration process to settle the matter, with Hines seeking aggressive discounts. The 1,050-foot condo building has already received $167 million in price cuts since hitting the market almost four years ago with a projection of $2.14 billion in sales. About 15 percent of the 145 units at 53W53 are under contract currently, with closings set to begin in the spring, a spokeswoman for the project said.

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Architecture, hudson yards, Major Developments, Midtown West, New Developments, Starchitecture

66 Hudson Boulevard, the spiral, bjarke Ingels, BIG, Hudson Yards

Skyline rendering with The Spiral via Tishman Speyer

The Hudson Yards mega-development on Manhattan’s far west side is fast becoming a collection of notable new skyscrapers; construction is underway on what may be the most recognizable of the bunch, the office tower known as The Spiral that will occupy full-block site at 66 Hudson Boulevard between West 34th and 35th Streets. Bjarke Ingels Group’s design features setbacks that wind their way up the building’s exterior, hosting landscaped terraces for tower-level floors along the way.

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Architecture, Art, Construction Update, Midtown West, Museums

MoMA expansion, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Gensler, Midtown

Exterior view of The Museum of Modern Art on 53rd Street. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, courtesy of MoMA.

The Museum of Modern Art will be closed throughout the summer as it prepares to open its expanded campus on October 21st. The $400 million expansion, developed by MoMA with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, will add more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and allow the Museum to exhibit more art in new, interdisciplinary ways. The final phase of construction will expand into Jean Nouvel’s new residential tower 53W53 and into the site of the demolished American Folk Art Museum. It will add innovative performance and education spaces, expand the MoMA Design and Bookstore, and add free street-level galleries on the ground floor that will make art more accessible for all.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Midtown West

manhattan plaza, mitchell lama, mitchell-lama, affordable housing, lottery, midtown west

Manhattan Plaza (photo via LIHC Investment Group)

A lottery to snag a waiting list spot for Mitchell-Lama rental apartments in Manhattan Plaza at 400 West 43rd Street–where, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Alicia Keys was born and Samuel L. Jackson was the first security guard–has just opened (h/t CityRealty). Senior citizens and residents of all ages in Community Board 4 are eligible to apply for studio to one-bedroom apartments. Rents aren’t listed, but you can expect a significant discount from the neighborhood median of $3,000/month for studios and $3,600/month for one-bedrooms. There are four lists (community studio list, community studio elderly list, community one-bedroom list, community elderly one-bedroom list) with 500 spots available on each. The deadline to apply for all is January 31, 2019.

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Midtown West, Policy

Via Wikimedia 

The West 58th Street Coalition, a group of residents suing over the city’s controversial plan to open a homeless shelter on Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, has won a temporary injunction to halt construction at the former Park Savoy Hotel, the New York Post reported Thursday. The residents sued the city in July, claiming the proposed shelter posed a significant fire hazard and also fearing their new neighbors would usher in increased crime and loitering in the area as well as “un-quantifiable economic harm to the value of their property,” as court papers stated.

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Brooklyn, Lower East Side, Manhattan, Midtown West, Upper East Side, Williamsburg

Rental Offers: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sun, November 25, 2018

Images (L to R): The Lewis, The Rollins, 1510Lex, and 46 Cook Street

  • Newly-Built Rentals at The Lewis Leasing Serene Midtown West Rentals from $2,825/Month=[LINK]
  • The Rollins at Essex Crossing: New Lower East Side Rentals Leasing with Special Offers[LINK]
  • Carnegie Hill Luxury Rentals from $2,995/Month at 1510 Lexington Avenue[LINK]
  • Newly-Constructed, No Fee Rentals at 46 Cook Street in Williamsburg; 2-Beds for $2,999/Month[LINK]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

Events, holidays, maps, Midtown West, Upper West Side 

MAP: Where to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, November 21, 2018

There are 2.5 miles of public viewing along the parade route in NYC; this interactive map can help you find a great spot instead of getting lost in the crowd. The map, from the fine folks behind the parade, outlines when the parade will pass by, which streets have the best public views (6th Avenue from West 59th to West 38th Streets gets the thumbs-up) and which ones are restricted, such as Central Park South at Columbus Circle. Also marked are all-important things like coffee, food, and restrooms.

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