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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

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TV host Andy Cohen has bought a palatial West Village penthouse that boasts two floors of outdoor space. As first reported by the New York Post, the home sits atop 299 West 12th Street, a 17-story pre-war condominium built by iconic developer Bing & Bing and designed by Emery Roth. The home has nearly 3,000 square feet of interior space, along with roughly 2,000 square feet of terrace space that offers unique unobstructed city and Hudson River views. While it’s not yet known what Cohen, who lives on nearby Horatio Street, paid for the three-bedroom apartment, it was last listed for $18.3 million.

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Construction Update, Midtown East, Policy, Transportation

Photo courtesy of Marc A. Hermann / MTA on Flickr

Let there be light! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday unveiled the first section of new 18-foot ceilings at Penn Station’s Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) concourse. Installed by Skanska/AECOM, the new soaring ceilings consist of lighted panels supported by an inventive structural framing system that allowed work crews to remove “head knockers,” aging structural beams that limited the height of passageways within Penn Station, earlier this year.

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Celebrities, Gramercy Park, Manhattan, Recent Sales

Photo by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Supermodel Cara Delevingne purchased Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon’s Gramercy Park penthouse for $10,800,000 in an off-market deal, according to CityRealty and confirmed by property records. Located at 34 Gramercy Park East, the four-unit triplex combo penthouse was last listed for $15,000,000. The colorfully-decorated home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and office space, in addition to a number of unique features. Measuring 5,000 square feet across three floors, the residence has a custom staircase that connects all three levels, and even secret passageways, as 6sqft previously reported.

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CityRealty, Manhattan, real estate trends

The second quarter of 2022 is expected to be Manhattan’s strongest on record due to a surge in the borough’s ultraluxury market, according to a market report from CityRealty. While transaction volume decreased 11 percent year-over-year, an increased demand, low inventory, and a small number of new residential developments have caused prices to rise. Between April and June, the average sales price for a residential unit in Manhattan was $2.19 million, up 9 percent from its $2 million average in Q2 of 2021. Ahead, find a round-up of the top 10 residential buildings by aggregate sales in Manhattan during the second quarter of 2022.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Compass

This two-bedroom condominium in the Chelsea Club at 44 West 19th Street has all the trimmings of a shiny new-construction Manhattan condo, plus a few perks you don’t find too often. Asking $3,500,000, the apartment gets dibs on a private two-car garage, and a 530-square-foot private outdoor space lies just outside the door.

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Cool Listings, Noho, Nolita, Soho

Photo credit: MW Studios for Sotheby’s International Realty

If you’re in the market for a penthouse, it doesn’t get much more penthouse-y than the AD100-architect-designed, 6,000-square-foot Penthouse IV condominium atop Nolita’s iconic Puck Building at 293 Lafayette Street. At $35,000,000, the princely property is priced accordingly for a mansion-sized four-bedroom sky-palace that includes a gym, bar, home theater, hot tub, and 2,000 square feet of terrace space with an outdoor TV and pergola. Neighbors include Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss, who reportedly purchased the building’s largest penthouse, listed at $42.5M, in 2021 (The family’s real estate company, led by Jared Kushner, developed the penthouse collection).

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo Credit: Guillaume Gaudet for The Corcoran Group

A duplex in one of New York City’s most famous buildings is now available. Located at 1 West 67th Street on the Upper West Side, the neo-Gothic style Hotel des Artistes was built in 1915 as an artist’s co-op building and has been home to notable residents over the last century, including the dancer Isadora Duncan, former NYC mayor John Lindsay, and artist Norman Rockwell. On the market for $3,495,000 is a one-bedroom with soaring 20-foot ceilings, colossal south-facing windows, and a balcony overlooking the great room.

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affordable housing, Chelsea, Policy

Photo courtesy of HPD

A new affordable homeownership project, decades in the making, is underway at 201-207 7th Avenue in Chelsea. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Council Member Erik Bottcher, and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) on Tuesday joined community leaders and residents in a groundbreaking celebration for a project that will turn a neglected corner site located in one of Manhattan’s most expensive neighborhoods into co-ops for low and moderate-income households.

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Hudson Square, Museums

Photo credit: Robert Deitchler, courtesy of ©️Gensler

A museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson opened in New York City on Tuesday. Located at 75 Varick Street in Hudson Square, the 19,380-square-foot Jackie Robinson Museum celebrates both Robinson’s baseball achievements, as well as his role in the civil rights movement, and encourages a conversation about race and social issues. Designed by Gensler, the museum features immersive exhibits and artifacts, from an interactive model of Ebbets Field to his Dodgers home uniform.

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Hotels, Nomad, Restaurants

Photo credit: Jason Varney

José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup on Tuesday opened Zaytinya, a new restaurant and hotel in-room dining option at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Nomad. The restaurant features a mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines in a 140-seat street-level restaurant with a mod-meets Mediterranean interior design courtesy of David Rockwell’s Rockwell Group. The Nomad location will be the second for Zaytinya, which first opened in 2002 in Washington, DC.

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