Governor Andrew Cuomo has reached a tentative deal with developers that could save Pier 40, according to the New York Times. In the new deal, Governor Cuomo would transfer unused development rights to another site on West Side Highway in exchange for $100 million to repair Pier 40. Restoration would involve gradually demolishing St. John’s Terminal Building and replacing it with residential buildings and shops over a period of 10 years.
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New York socialites Danielle and Jonathan Segal have decided to upgrade from their 2BR/2.5 co-op on 65th Street, to a gorgeous 3BR/3BA apartment… one block away. The daughter of Ilan Cohen, owner of real estate company Elite Management, and her hedge fund husband have just put down $4.77 million on apartment 2B at 133 East 64th Street, with the help of Fox Residential‘s listing agents Barbara Fox and Brad Loe.
- Flatiron and Midtown West have seen dramatic neighborhood price increases over the last 90 days. And surprise, surprise, sales in One Madison and the uber pricey, uber tall One57 are the two forces driving the change.
- Azad Ali talks about two decades spent preserving and restoring old homes in Prospect Park South, Ditmas Park and Midwood in Brooklyn.
- Fans of Breakfast at Tiffany’s will want to check out the $10 million listing for that little townhouse where fictional Holly Golightly entertained her many suitors.
- Learn about Mexico-born Ismael Leyva, the workhorse architect who has risen to prominence designing interiors for Related Companies projects like One Carnegie Hill, the TriBeCa Royale and The Brompton.
Located at the gateway to the Village and Soho, 200 West Houston Street was built in 1869 and today has 29 apartments on four floors. The stunning 2 BR/2 BA modern apartment sits on the top floor and boasts 1,800 square feet of space filled with natural light that pours in from its expansive windows and skylights.
Maybe money can’t buy you love but it can buy you this beautifully renovated and carefully restored apartment at 1 West 72nd Street in the legendary Dakota listed at $14.5 million.
Designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh and completed in 1884, the Dakota is one of the world’s most renowned residential buildings. Designated as both a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, its residences boast many of the building’s original 19th-century details including 13-foot ceilings, soaring doorways, plaster moldings, exquisite hand-carved woodwork, hardwood flooring, pocket doors, shutters framing the windows, and wood-burning fireplaces – and at least one interesting 21st century detail: Yoko Ono calls it home.
After an impossibly long and cold winter, it’s fitting that one of the pieces on display at the upcoming Reclaim 3 exhibit is an ode to spring and renewal. But the Maypole created by whimsical furniture designer UM Project is no ordinary ribbon around a stick.
Inspired by the charitable spirit that drives Reclaim NYC — which started out in 2012 as a way for the design community to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims — UM Project founder Francois Chambard teamed up with the High School of Art & Design to create an interactive installation that combines folk custom with modern-day technology.
It’s amazing when you think about it, the number of people personally touched by the tragedy of 9/11. It seems in the days after the attacks, especially as a New Yorker, you found you had a connection to someone who had perished, either directly or indirectly. It was almost uncanny.
And the phrase “Never Forget” became ubiquitous. As if you ever could.
To ensure we never do, and that those too young to remember will continue to honor the day that changed the world, the 9/11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero was dedicated today, in advance of its May 21st opening to the general public. Attendees included President Obama and Governor Chris Christie.
Your Daily Link Fix: 1st Renderings Are Up for Cornell Tech’s Residential Tower; Is Jake Gyllenhaal Looking in Tribeca?, Thu, May 15, 2014
- Jake Gyllenhaal Spotted Checking Out $3.8 Mil Tribeca Townhouse: Is Jake Gyllenhaal looking for a new home in Tribeca? The Real Deal gives us the inside scoop.
- The City That Never Stops: The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, and since New Yorkers don’t consider “workaholism” to be a real issue, that’s never going to happen. However, Fast Co. shows us a new app that puts our addiction on display. And this is a problem because…
- St. Mark’s Bookshop is Moving: The famous bookstore is heading to a new location and Crain’s NY has the details of the move.
- NYU Gave Harvard Professor a Cheap Apt: The New York Post gives us the reason NYU decided to give a Harvard professor a bargain on a New York apartment.
- First Renderings Are Up For Cornell Tech’s Residential Tower: This mysterious tower is a mystery no longer as Curbed brings us the new renderings.
- Brain-scanning Devices to Revolutionize Advertising: Are visions of iRobot and Minority Report floating through your head. Well, prepare to be even more mind-boggled as Dezeen takes you further into the world of wearable technology.
- Eight Guys You’ll Probably Run Into in Brooklyn: From the Manhattan Transplant to the Bushwick Bobo, the Observer takes us on a fun tour through Brooklyn’s stereotypical men.
Images: Cornell Tech Residential Tower Rendering (left), Jake Gyllenhaal (right)
High above the East River, atop the Hospital for Special Surgery, sits this elegantly renovated 3-bedroom, 4-bath Lenox Hill residence in the The Belaire. Designed by Frank William and Partners, and completed in 1988, The Belaire is true to its name, offering sweeping “airy” views of the river below, the bridges that span it, and the skyline of the city it calls home.
Life in Soho should be a perfect blend of comfortable living and lively entertainment. Well, this beautiful 3,167 square foot loft at 104 Wooster Street understands that perfectly. That’s why it’s fully equipped with a spacious great room, currently sectioned off into smaller seating areas. Now, you can have a conversation with a few friends while the kids play safely in another corner of the room. Or maybe you prefer to float freely through a sea of guests at the awesome parties you’ll throw. Either way, apartment #2S is ready to accommodate you.