Upper East Side

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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The “cursed” Upper East Side mansion of late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has hit the market for $88 million. Located at 9 East 71st Street on one of the city’s wealthiest blocks, the townhouse is considered the largest single-family home in New York City, rising seven stories and measuring more than 28,000 square feet. Epstein was charged federally last year for abusing dozens of underage girls and women at many of his properties, including his Manhattan mansion.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

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After purchasing his Upper East Side co-op for $12.3 million in 2007, CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker first put the five-bedroom apartment on the market in February for $17.5 million. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that Zucker and his wife Caryn have found a buyer for the large, glitzy pad, though the buyer’s identity and final sale price have not yet been made public. Located at The Verona at 32 East 64th Street, the home is full of elegant touches like Venetian plaster walls, three working fireplaces, and a private elevator landing.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Evan Joseph 

There’s been a lot of talk about New Yorkers ditching the city for the suburbs, but when you’ve got four outdoor terraces, there’s probably less need to leave. This incredible duplex penthouse at 141 East 88th Street on the Upper East Side has just that, along with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and chic, loft-like interiors.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Marilyn Monroe may not have been very open at the time about her mental health struggles, but they’ve since been documented through diary entries and letters she’d written. As Vanity Fair noted, in the mid-1950s, Monroe saw a psychiatrist, Dr. Margaret Hohenberg, on the recommendation of her acting coach Lee Strasburg. Dr. Hohenberg, whom she visited up to five times a week, operated out of a first-floor office at 155 East 93rd Street. This exact Carnegie Hill apartment, now a residential co-op unit, has just hit the market for $1,125,000. It has lovely pre-war details, lots of closet space, and a nicely modernized kitchen.

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real estate trends, Upper East Side, Upper West Side 

Target columbus circle

Rendering of the Columbus Circle store planned courtesy of Target

Manhattan will get two new Target stores, adding to the retail giant’s growing New York City footprint. As first reported by PincusCo, the company has signed a 20-year lease for a store at Vornado Realty Trust’s 150 East 86th Street on the Upper East Side and a 15-year lease for space at 795 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, overseen by the Chetrit Group. The two new locations, totaling nearly 80,000 square feet, will be small-format stores, which offer easy pick-up service and grab-and-go products.

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Design, Features, My SQFT House Tours, Upper East Side

All apartment photos by Ashok Sinha

Wid Chapman‘s parents were profound modernists, his father an architect who worked for Marcel Breuer, and his mother an artist who studied with Josef Albers. The career that Wid has built for himself as an architect and interior designer who specializes in hospitality design is uniquely his own but showcases the influences of his parents. When it came time to design his personal apartment on the Upper East Side, it was his own family who influenced the renovation. “Providing space intimate enough for our small immediate family but room for an extended one, the project reconfigures and reshapes extant spaces to defer to the apartment’s sweeping Central Park views,” said Wid, adding that “color and materiality” were also central to the project. Ahead, take a full tour of this one-of-a-kind apartment and hear from Wid about his background and career and the specifics of the renovation.

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Recent Sales, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The townhouse might’ve sold for $14 million under its asking price, but it’s still one of the biggest sales to come through since the coronavirus crisis hit NYC. Owner and big-time real estate developer Joseph Chetrit first listed the double-wide home at 118 East 76th back in 2017 for $39 million. The Wall Street Journal, who learned of the sale from a source close to the deal, notes that the Upper East Side home went into contract “for a significantly larger amount” but “was renegotiated due to the market tumult caused by the pandemic.” The lavish home boasts a top-floor indoor pool with a glass-enclosed gym that overlooks it, an elevator that stops at all six floors, a cigar bar, and a patio with an outdoor kitchen and living area.  Read more

Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Anton Brooks, H5 Property for Fiona Dumas, Compass

Feeling good at home is more important now than ever, which is why we’re so smitten’ over this two-bedroom Upper East Side rental. The interior is warm and cozy for those chillier days, while the outdoor garden is a magical summertime oasis. Located at 14 East 64th Street and listed for $12,950 a month, the home is even more enticing for the fact that it can come fully furnished. In addition to the super stylish decor and custom-designed furniture, you’ll get three bathrooms, a sky-lit kitchen, and a large lower-level bonus room.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group

Perhaps the pandemic lifestyle has inspired you to go more minimalist. If so, this alcove studio on the Upper East Side may be pretty appealing. Located at 205 East 63rd Street, just east of Third Avenue, the legal one-bedroom has a futuristic vibe with stark white walls, porcelain floors, and furniture, save for the strategically placed pops of lime green. For just $350,000, there’s a foyer, full kitchen, large living room (currently outfitted with a modern Murphy bed to free up even more space), and a whopping six closets.

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condos, Hotels, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Upper East Side

Rendering of the proposed cornice at Hotel Wales by Form4Design Studio and Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, LLC; via LPC

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved plans to retrofit Carnegie Hill’s historic Hotel Wales, which is set to be converted into luxury condominiums. The proposal from Form4 Design Studio and Higgins Quasebarth & Partners retains the hotel’s Beaux-Arts facade, terra cotta elements, and scroll-bracketed balconies, as CityRealty reported. But the biggest alteration planned for the Carnegie Hill Historic District building is the new cornice and rooftop addition, the design of which the LPC on Tuesday said needs to be modified.

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