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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , October 2, 2014

A walk down 13th Street between Broadway and University Place may seem a bit uneventful in the way of architectural standouts. However, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to encounter this hidden gem at 60 East 13th Street. The handsome condominium conversion has more to offer than just a pleasantly painted façade and strong lighting. Inside it houses a stunning architectural dream of a loft, now available for $4,395,000.

Let’s take a look inside

Daily Link Fix

  • You never step foot in a fast food joint (right? RIGHT?!), but for those times when it’s an emergency and you need that greasy, fried goodness I Quant NY reported on the cleanest fast food chain in the city, so you can at least eat some grub that wasn’t dropped on the floor first.
  • Continuing on our food journey, The Village Voice rounded up the 10 iconic New York foods and where to find them.
  • Why aren’t the souvenirs from NYC as great as this cartoon tourist map tablecloth Scouting NY‘s aunt got in the 50s?! Check out the old Madison Square Garden building (closed in ’68).
  • Ever wanted to see a brand, spankin’ new subway car before it becomes a hub of germs, dirt and mysterious stains? Business Insider gets an exclusive look at how and where they’re built. We wonder if it has that new (subway) car smell…

Images: Tourist tablecloth map by Nick Carr for Scouting NYC (L); Inside a new subway car by Christian Storm for Business Insider (R)

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

Historic Henderson Place Townhouse Asks $7.5 Million

By Aisha Carter, Thu, October 2, 2014

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , October 2, 2014

Oh, how the times change. In the late 19th century, developer John C. Henderson began constructing an enclave of townhouses, designed by architectural firm Lamb & Rich, and intended for “persons of moderate means”. Today, one of those Yorkville homes is available for rent, asking $25,900 per month… or if you’d like to purchase it outright, $7.495 million.

If you’re looking for remnants of 146 East End Avenue’s low-income housing past, you’re in for a disappointment. The result of a “painstaking” two-year gut renovation, this desirable dwelling only speaks the language of luxury. However, if there’s any city that knows how to preserve its history while providing modern amenities, it’s New York. The final result is a beautifully updated home that pays homage to its honorable past.

Take a look inside this historic home, here

Featured Story

City Living, Features, real estate trends, Upper East Side

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 1, 2014

The Upper East Side isn’t just for your grandparents anymore. Photo by Ed Yourdon cc

There’s been so much talk lately about how the Upper East Side is the next cool ‘hood–this guy even says it’s cooler than Brooklyn–and while that may be true (the neighborhood’s got a Meatball Shop; is there really any use denying it anymore?), we have our sights set slightly farther north.

The high 80’s and 90’s, clustered between Park and 1st Avenues, is a hot spot for young professionals who are looking for little more culture and a little less of the bro-tastic bar scene, as well as for just-starting-out families who want a community feel, but not the sky-high rents of Park Avenue and Museum Mile. A slew of new residential developments are popping up in the area, as are fun, independent restaurants and bars. And this piece of Manhattan offers almost just the same transportation convenience as the Upper East Side proper, but with lower rents and a calmer feel.

More on the new Upper East Side

Cool Listings, Flatiron, Interiors, Union Square

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , October 1, 2014

Apparently, even 1,500 square feet of mesmerizing outdoor space isn’t enough to get renters to pay the $40,000-per-month asking price for this Union Square penthouse at 17 East 17th Street. The unique home has had a pretty rocky history during its last few years on the rental market, and it appears to still be searching for a temporary dweller nearly a year after it last became available. As stunning as this 4,000-square-foot triplex is—and it’s a stunner—there’s one interesting choice that might make apartment hunters take pause. You’ll see what we’re talking about after the break.

See what’s inside, here

Real Estate Wire

  • The Durst Organization has paid more than $100 million to acquire 90% of the Hallets Point residential-retail development along the Astoria waterfront. [Daily News]
  • Landmarks OK’s residential addition for 121-year-old Upper West Side church. [Curbed]
  • 26-story, mixed-use tower proposed for Victoria Theater site in Harlem. [Yimby]
  • Handel Architects filed preliminary permits for a 26-story tower as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development that will have residential and commercial space and a 14-screen movie theater. [Bowery Boogie]
  • Average sale prices in north and northwest Brooklyn are up 24.6%. [Brownstoner]
  • Edwardian Georgian mansion on the Upper East Side hits the market for $150,000/month. [Daily News]

Images: Rendering of Hallets Point, via the Durst Organization (L); Rendering of Essex Street Crossing, via Bowery Boogie (R)

Technology, Transportation

Could Jet Taxis Make Waves in NYC?

By Dana Schulz, Wed, October 1, 2014

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , October 1, 2014

New York is often criticized for being a city that doesn’t take advantage of its waterfront location in the way that Chicago or Baltimore, for example, do. But with new developments like Brooklyn Bridge Park and ideas for floating pools, we are well on our way to becoming an aqua-fied metropolis.

But are we ready for the newest water transportation model, the jet taxi? Luca Solla and Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Italian-based company Jet Capsule are launching their 8-12-passenger vehicle in their home country in 2015, but expect other major cities around the world will want to get in on the action. They envision the jet functioning in hybrid, electric, private, personal, diving, and ambulance versions.

More on the sleek vehicle here

Architecture, Interiors

21st Street Loft: Past-Era Panache Gets a Modern Update

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, October 1, 2014

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , October 1, 2014

This townhouse duplex may have been built at the turn of the century, but you’d never guess that from its distinct bohemian vibe. A clean, contemporary makeover gave the 21st Street Loft space a new life back in the 1960s, when two early 1900s townhouses were turned into a mid-century masterpiece that spans two levels with a modern floor plan. The older renovation featured a number of unique handmade solutions geared towards the challenges of daily life, and much care was taken to preserve them. But Ensemble Architecture‘s most recent refresh has brought this home to a whole new level, drastically transforming the loft into a much brighter and more inviting space for modern family living.

See how the space gets a fresh new look while keeping its warmth and creative vibe

Cool Listings, Interiors, Manhattan, Midtown West

  • By Stephanie Hoina
  • , October 1, 2014

Often overshadowed by the Dakota, its more famous “cousin” further uptown, the Osborne was one of New York’s first major luxury apartment buildings. Located in the heart of Midtown West and completed in 1883, the Osborne’s somber appearance rising up from 205 West 57th Street belies the dazzling lobby within, “a luminous Byzantine dream of gilded tiles.” But the lobby isn’t the only treasure awaiting your entrance. This classically elegant, 12-room corner duplex exemplifies everything one would expect from a residence in such a legendary building. And it’s on the market for $6,950,000.

See what makes this home so impeccably classic

Architecture, Green Design, Upstate

Earth-Sheltered Home Uses Surroundings to Save on Energy

By Alyssa Alimurung, Wed, October 1, 2014

  • By Alyssa Alimurung
  • , October 1, 2014

We’ve featured plenty of beautiful sustainable homes here on 6sqft, many of which include some pretty hi-tech gadgets from geothermal wells to highly reflective roofing materials. But John Grzibowski decided to just use what’s available in nature. He built an Earth-sheltered home in Newburgh, New York that strategically uses the surrounding landscape to insulate itself. The adobe was even built using locally-sourced materials. Why go out and buy expensive technology when we can just use the gifts that Mother Nature gives us?

READ MORE HERE…

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