Upper West Side 

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Julia Gillard with MW Studio, Courtesy of Compass

When you’ve got beautiful brownstone features like a huge bay window, crown moldings, and a classical fireplace, you don’t want to compete with the architecture but you also want to find a design aesthetic that enhances these details. Which is exactly what’s on view at this one-bedroom Upper West Side co-op at 111 West 82nd Street. For $749,000, not only is it easy on the eyes but the apartment has a spacious and efficient layout that would make for a great starter home.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

El Dorado, 300 Central Park West

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

We’ve gotta hand it to Moby–he has had some killer taste in real estate over the years, from his “tiny but charming” Nolita penthouse to the incredible midcentury house in Westchester he sold for charity. But perhaps the most fabulous place of all was his four-story penthouse at the iconic El Dorado on Central Park West, where he lived from 2005 to 2008. Not only is the sprawling co-op located in the landmarked building’s south tower (it occupies the entire 31st, 32nd, 33rd, and 34th floors), but it boasts four landscaped terraces with sweeping skyline and Central Park views. First reported by the Post, it’s now back on the market for $5,750,000.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

31 west 70th Street, cool listings, upper west side

Photo credit: Evan Joseph and Alyssa Brody courtesy of Compass

This Upper West Side brownstone duplex co-op at 31 West 70th Street, asking $1,968,300, is a confluence of Manhattan apartment dream factors: It’s half a block from Central Park, has a wealth of private outdoor space, and is filled with rich architectural details that keep the cookie-cutter blues far away. The renovated pre-war duplex is currently set up as a two-bedroom home with two and a half baths, but it can easily be expanded to include three bedrooms with plenty of space left to spare.

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Art, Events, Upper West Side 

American natural history museum, the nature of color, nyc spring 2020 exhibitions

Photo credit: R. Mickens/© AMNH

For most of us, color is such a seamless part of how we experience the world that we don’t think to stop and question it. But color is more than just a visual phenomenon, it carries symbolic and cultural meanings, has the ability to impact our mood, and in the natural world, it plays a critical role in the survival of many species. The many dimensions of color will be explored in The Nature of Color, a new exhibition opening at the American Museum of Natural History on March 9th.

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Policy, Upper West Side 

Rendering courtesy of Binyan Studios

On Tuesday the city halted a judge’s order to stop construction–or, rather, deconstruction and demolition–on the 55-story condominium tower at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reports. Last month, 6sqft reported that State Supreme Court Judge W. Franc Perry ordered the city to revoke the building permit for the Upper West Side’s tallest tower north of 61st Street, ruling that developers  SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America would have to chop the building’s height by as many as 20 stories to conform to zoning limits. This week’s ruling means work can continue on construction of the skyscraper despite opposition from activists and critics.

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Design, Museums, Upper West Side 

AMNH, Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals

A conceptual rendering of the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, opening in fall 2020 at the American Museum of Natural History. Rendering courtesy American Museum of Natural History.

The American Museum of Natural History announced this week that the new Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will be opening in fall of 2020. Named for longtime museum supporters Roberto and Allison Mignone, the long-awaited redesign will be a dazzling showcase for one of the greatest collections of its kind. The new Halls will be connected to Studio Gang’s 235,000-square-foot Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

61 west 68th street, upper west side, brownstones

A one-bedroom in a beautiful Upper West Side brownstone has hit the market for $1.25 million. Located between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West less than one block from the park, the parlor-floor co-op at 61 West 68th Street is packed with charming pre-war details, including oversized arched windows, exposed brick, two rounded entryways, and two fireplaces. In addition to its lovely interiors, the apartment’s location, at the nexus of UWS, Lincoln Square, and Central Park West, is hard to beat.

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Policy, Upper West Side 

Rendering courtesy of Binyan Studios

The Upper West Side’s tallest tower north of 61st Street may soon be getting a major trim, the New York Times reports. In a dramatic ruling last week, State Supreme Court Judge W. Franc Perry ordered the city to revoke 200 Amsterdam Avenue‘s building permit and decided the developers will have to remove floors from the top of the building to fall in line with zoning limits. It’s not yet been decided how many floors will need to be removed from the nearly-complete 52-story tower, but it could be as many as 20. Co-developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America are expected to “vigorously” appeal the decision, according to their lawyer.

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City Living, Upper West Side 

Photo of the Strand via Wikimedia Commons

After a long and dramatic saga, the Upper West Side’s Book Culture closed for good last month, but come March, the storefront at 450 Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets will have a new beloved book store as a tenant. The Strand announced yesterday that third-generation owner Nancy Bass Wyden signed a lease for the space, which will be renamed The Strand at Columbus Avenue.

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Interiors, Major Developments, Rentals, Upper West Side 

Waterline Square, upper west side, nyc rentals, new developments, major developments, interiors, hill west architects, kohn pedersen fox, rafael vinoly, richard meier

Living area inside an apartment at One Waterline Square; photo by Evan Joseph

When rental units at the Waterline Square development on the Upper West Side hit the market last fall it was clear that the price tags reflected the starchitect lineup involved with its design: The trio of glassy towers was designed by Richard Meier & Partners (One Waterline Square), Kohn Pedersen Fox (Two Waterline Square), and Rafael Viñoly (Three Waterline Square),  with Hill West Architects serving as executive architect for the master plan. Located on Riverside Boulevard between 59th and 61st Streets, the complex holds 868 rental units (in addition to 263 condos), which start at $3,938/month for a studio and go up to $15,000/month for a four-bedroom. If you’re curious about what those pricey rentals look like inside, here’s a look at three model homes in each of the towers.

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