How fitting that this apartment at 135 Hudson Street overlooks Beach Street. The $1.85 million Tribeca loft definitely has a beachy vibe with its distinct white cast-iron-and-wood-beamed ceilings and patch-worked hardwoods throughout. The only difference is this artist’s lair is flooded with light. Get it? We’re here all week. Well, we can thank a wall of windows, five skylights and a cupola in the center of the main room for creating this light, airy space.
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This week, we’ve got a well-rounded roster of events for you, spanning from sticker art to rare architecture to dance and film. Pay a visit to one of our fair city’s oft forgotten boroughs and sail the high seas on over to Staten Island for Saturday’s take over, which will transform Artist Alley into a festival of live art making, drinks, and music.
Next week, break out the picnic blanket and catch a free summer flick in Midtown’s best park, or wake yourself up with not only a coffee and fresh juice, but a raging (pre-work) dance party. Treat your architectural side to a private tour of very private sites—the newly renovated United Nations chambers or the closed-to-the-public lobby of the Woolworth building—and then finish the week off by satiating your inner modern art nerd with the contemporary abstractions of Carly Ivan Garcia.
Opening one restaurant is hard, but two in a month is a serious feat. But this is New York City, and restaurateurs Lisle Richards and Eric Marx were ready for a challenge. Between January and February of this year the duo opened up two of Manhattan’s hippest and most most talked about new haunts: The Monarch Room and The Wayfarer.
The opulent former estate of New York socialite Monica E. Hollander has sold for over $100K over asking, according to city records. The 980 Fifth Avenue co-op was on the market for roughly 6 months before a couple scooped up the gem. Warburg Realty’s Wendy Greenbaum held the listing and we’re guessing she used the apartment’s two most famous neighbors–Central Park and the New York City skyline—as a huge selling point.
While there is no shortage of stunning views in New York City, some are more expensive to own than others. But here’s one that won’t cost you a cent and belongs to everyone – well, at least for the two times a year the Neil deGrasse Tyson coined “Manhattanhenge” makes its spectacular appearance.
While we’re all still in the patriotic mood after the July 4th festivities, we thought it appropriate to put together a friendly little challenge between New York City and her cross-pond ally and sometimes rival, (what are the kids calling it these days, a frenemy?). In the left corner is NYC, global hub of finance and media, weighing in with a population of 8,405,837. And in the right corner we have London, the world’s most-visited city, population 8,416,535.
According to British real estate website Zoopla, the average price of a Central London home over the past year is £1.1 million or $2 million in U.S. dollars, topping the $1.6 million average selling price of residences in the core of Manhattan.
- Asian insurance funds are set to increase their spending on overseas real estate by $75 billion, and NYC could get a chunk of that. [TRD]
- 10 biggest NYC real estate projects filed in June. [TRD]
- A look inside the penthouses at 443 Greenwich, Tribeca’s priciest new conversion. [Curbed]
- Architect Enrique Norton of Ten Arquitectos is slated to design the three apartment towers that could top Harlem’s East River Plaza. [Curbed]
- The Fulton Metrotech building has been reduced to nothing more than a pile of rubble. Up next for the site? Apartments, of course. [Brownstoner]
- A former laundromat in Bed-Stuy has sold for $4.3M. [DNA Info]
- Up, up, and away! Like Brooklyn rents, Brooklyn sales are at a record high. So high, in fact, that people are heading to Queens in search of better deals. [Crain’s]
242 West 53rd Street (left); Bed-Stuy laundromat (right)
Formafantasma’s Delicately Engraved Glass and Copper ‘Still’ Vases Purify Water Using Activated Charcoal, Thu, July 10, 2014
Italian designer duo Formafantasma created a charming collection of objects that purifies “the most humble and fundamental of all drinks”. They called it “Still” and it consists of a series of carefully engraved crystal and copper vessels paired with activated charcoal designed to purify and improve the taste of tap water. Created for Viennese company J. & L. Lobmeyr, these unique handcrafted objects clean water in a simple yet very sophisticated way.
Newer isn’t necessarily better. Over 100 years ago architect Henry Pohlman built the elegant “apartment house” at 261 Garfield Place where you will find this refined yet cozy co-op on the market for $2.1 million. And while we doubt Mr. Pohlman could ever have imagined even the entire building selling for that price, much less a single apartment, it is clear he took great pride in his work.
Throughout the 3BR/2BA residence period details abound, with high ceilings, parquet flooring, ceiling medallions, and decorative moulding at every turn. And a wide gallery/hallway leads you from one end of the home to the other.
- Dubai Recreates NYC in Mall of the World: Dubai developers are creating a 48-million-square-foot, temp-controlled mall and it has a New York cultural district. ArchDaily takes us through the insane mini city.
- From Fashion and Finance to Dumplings: Bedford and Bowery spotlights two sisters who left lucrative careers to open a restaurant serving dumplings made from their mother’s secret recipe.
- Pier 2 Roller Rink Opening Tomorrow: Um…need we say more? Brooklyn Mag gets our inner ’70s child excited as they tell us about this cool new opening.
Images: Mall of the World rendering (left), Brooklyn (right)