Manhattan

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

All photos courtesy of Evan Joseph Photography

Ivana Trump’s five-story limestone townhouse on the Upper East Side has hit the market. Trump, who was found dead at her home in July, bought the property at 10 East 64th Street in the early 1990s for roughly $2,500,000 following her divorce from Donald Trump and decorated it in an over-the-top opulence. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the estate of the late businesswoman is selling the townhouse for $26,500,000, with the furniture up for grabs, if the buyer is interested.

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Features, NYC Guides, Upper East Side

Photo credit: CityRealty

Bounded by 86th and 96th streets, Third Avenue, and Central Park’s east side, the enclave of Carnegie Hill, well within the refined embrace of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is a neighborhood that transcends trends. A significant portion comprises the Carnegie Hill Historic District with its 19th-century townhouses of brick and brownstone and ornate mansions, converted hotels, and large apartment buildings from the early 20th century. Culturally rich on par with any neighborhood in the world, with a convenience that’s hard to beat anywhere in the city, this elegant residential New York City neighborhood appears untouched by time. But within its borders are some of the Upper East Side’s most exciting recent residential conversions and new developments.

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City Living, Events, holidays, Midtown

The 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has arrived in NYC

By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, November 14, 2022

All photos courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has arrived in Midtown, marking the start of the holiday season in New York City. Donated by a family in Glens Falls, New York, the 82-foot-tall Norway Spruce tree is 50 feet wide and weighs around 14 tons. After its arrival at Rockefeller Center this weekend, the hefty tree was hoisted into position by a crane and set in place, where it will stand throughout the holiday season. The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 30.

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Midtown, Museums

Museum of Broadway opens in Times Square this week

By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, November 14, 2022

All photos courtesy of Monique Carboni

The first-ever permanent museum dedicated to the rich history of Broadway theater is opening in Times Square on Tuesday. Located at 145 West 45th Street, the Museum of Broadway will guide guests through an immersive visual history of Broadway, delving into moments throughout The Great White Way’s history and displaying a variety of costumes, props, rare photos, videos, and more.

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Central Park South, condos, Construction Update, Major Developments

Exterior photo by David Sundberg; Interior by Adrian Gaut

The second-tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere is officially complete. Last week, JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group unveiled the interiors of 111 West 57th Street, a 1,428-foot-tall building on Billionaires’ Row designed by SHoP Architects. New photos show off the tower’s interior architecture, including the residences and amenity spaces, all designed by William Sofield’s Studio Sofield.

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immigration, Midtown, Policy

NYC to close Randall’s Island migrant shelter after a month

By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, November 11, 2022

Image courtesy of Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr

Only a month after opening, the migrant shelter on Randall’s Island will close, Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday. The 84,400-square-foot facility, which was designed for adult men and held 500 beds and a recreation center, will be replaced by a new center in Midtown Manhattan, as first reported by City Limits. The Randall’s Island facility is set to be shuttered next week, and current occupants of the facility will be provided with transportation to the Watson Hotel on West 57th Street, where 600 rooms will be used to house asylum seekers.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Photo courtesy of CORE

In the midst of Soho’s industrial-era lofts and their modern-era lookalikes, the landmarked brick townhouse at 83 Sullivan Street is a rare representation of 19th-century charm. Built on what was formerly Dutch colonial farmland and later part of a parcel of land owned by Aaron Burr, this 3,590-square-foot townhouse has retained its original moldings and doors. In addition to two interior units, this historic property features three separate private outdoor spaces.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Noho

Photo by Beyond My Ken on Wikimedia Commons

The Noho loft building where Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked at the time of his untimely death has hit the rental market. As first reported by EV Grieve, Meridian Capital Group is marketing 57 Great Jones Street as a “historic full building restaurant opportunity” with roughly 6,600 square feet, but added that “all uses” would be considered. The building was owned by Andy Warhol when Basquiat lived there for five years until his death at the age of 27 in 1988.

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Art, Events, Financial District

All images courtesy of Ashok Sinha

The annual competition that brings together architects, engineers, and contractors for a good cause is back for its 30th year. “Canstruction” asks teams to design and build intricate, large-scale sculptures made of unopened food cans, with all of the cans donated to City Harvest, the city’s largest food rescue organization, and distributed to food pantries following the contest. Held at Brookfield Place in the Financial District, the event is free and open to the public. The competition runs through November 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Vote for your favorite can sculpture here.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Photos by Kellen Houde for Sotheby’s International Realty

Thanks to the use of bold colors, prints, and patterns, this historic West Village co-op becomes a one-of-a-kind abode. On a quaint cobblestone block, the apartment at 288 West 12th Street successfully melds original details, like the wide-plank pine floors and three wood-burning fireplaces, with funky details, from its painted ceilings and doors to the duck-egg blue cabinets in the renovated kitchen. The home is now on the market for $2,375,000.

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