Manhattan

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Andrew Frasz for Sotheby’s International Realty

This duplex penthouse in the historic Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street on the Upper West Side is architecturally unique and visually stunning. From the octagonal cupola on the main floor that conceals a media room to the glass staircase, window-walled upper-level sunroom, and 500-square-foot terrace, the $6,950,000 co-op is well beyond the ordinary. There’s even a private basement studio included, complete with a photo studio and darkroom.

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Cool Listings, Soho

All photos courtesy of Tim Waltman of Evan Joseph Studios for The Corcoran Group

With access to outdoor space and fresh air at residential spaces more desirable than ever, this penthouse on Soho hit the market at the right time. Located on the top of a landmarked condo building at 43 Wooster Street, the duplex loft features a massive set of lift and slide doors that allow the top floor to seamlessly connect to the expansive landscaped terrace. The stunning one-bedroom, two-bath home is now on the market for $6,000,000.

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Architecture, Design, Landmarks Preservation Commission, More Top Stories, Upper West Side 

All renderings designed by Foster+ Partners, courtesy of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

A plan funded by one of the world’s wealthiest people and designed by one of the world’s most famous architects still can’t get approved in New York City. Billionaire Bill Ackman on Tuesday presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission his plan to construct a new glass penthouse addition designed by Norman Foster on top of a 100-year-old Upper West Side co-op building where he owns an apartment. After hours-long public testimony, LPC Chair Sarah Carroll sent Ackman and his team back to the drawing board, calling for a scaled-down design.

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Art, Financial District

All photos: NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney

A 16-foot-tall steel and fiberglass sculpture of a superhero has been installed at The Battery in Lower Manhattan. Designed by artist Hebru Brantley, the artwork, called The Great Debate, is part of a series featuring the character Flyboy, an aviator goggle-wearing, crime-fighter. The sculpture will be on display through November 13, 2022.

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City Living, Manhattan, real estate trends

Photo by Jason Krieger on Unsplash

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office released a report this week revealing the impact the Covid-19 pandemic had on the city’s population. The numbers show that net residential migration out of NYC tripled during 2020–and residents of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods were the ones most likely to move out. But those numbers appear to be reversing to a pre-pandemic level: Since July 2021, the city has gained an estimated 6,332 residents, and outward-bound migration has actually been lower than it was in 2019.

Who left, and where did they go?

Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Just listed for $6,600,000, this top-floor duplex loft in Chelsea feels like a sanctuary in the sky. Located at 147 West 15th Street, the two-bedroom penthouse has a solarium that opens onto a sprawling landscaped rooftop terrace. Offering 360-degree views, the rooftop has a pergola, lounge area, a garden with a water feature, and an outdoor shower.

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Events, holidays, Midtown

Photo by Kohei Kanno on Flickr

After a virtual ball drop last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of thousands of revelers will once again gather in Times Square to ring in the new year. All attendees must show proof of vaccination and photo ID to attend the December 31 event, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

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City Living, Events, Midtown, Top Stories

All photos by Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer

With the arrival of this year’s Rockefeller Christmas Tree in Midtown, the holiday season in New York City has officially begun. Donated by a family in Elkton, Maryland, the 79-foot-tall Norway spruce was cut down last week, hoisted by a crane, and arrived in Manhattan this weekend following a roughly 140-mile journey via flatbed truck. Considered one of the world’s most famous holiday trees, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be decorated with thousands of multi-colored lights and a sparkling star topper. The official lighting ceremony is planned for Wednesday, December 1.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

All photos courtesy of SERHANT.

Asking $9,888,000, this mint-condition 4,200-square foot-duplex in the Apthorp at 390 West End Avenue is a classic luxury Upper West Side condominium with the size and layout of a house. With four upstairs bedrooms and three and a half baths, the layout is perfect for families, guests, and entertaining. The landmarked 1908 building is a Manhattan icon, with Riverside Park a block away.

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Manhattan, Policy

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In March, 6sqft reported that only 10 percent of Manhattan’s office employees had returned to the workplace full-time. Since then, a recent survey shows, only 28 percent are back in the office on an average weekday. According to a survey of major employers between October 19 and October 29 by The Partnership for New York City, only 8 percent of employees are in the office five days a week and 54 percent are only working remotely. A third of employers surveyed said their need for office space will go down over the next five years, and 13 percent expect a reduction of jobs physically located in NYC, especially in the financial services industry.

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