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Financial District, Interiors, Recent Sales

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , May 7, 2014

If breathtaking views are the best muse then someone just landed the perfect pad. Noted photojournalist James Nachtwey has just sold his beautiful loft at 265 Water Street for $1.8 million dollars. Now the new owner can sit at her breakfast table and gaze placidly at the Brooklyn Bridge. Sounds like heaven, right?

The 1,650 square-foot loft, resting atop a historic 19th century landmark building, is situated on one of New York’s charming cobblestone streets in the Financial District. This full floor penthouse suite is the perfect artist’s hideaway, with Artisan woodwork throughout, a wood beamed ceiling and a private studio — or second bedroom if she prefers.

Take a glimpse into this charming penthouse loft here

Design, Products

Geek culture has steadily been on the rise, with television shows like The Big Bang Theory and high-profile remakes of Star Trek stealing the pop culture limelight. Now, sci-fi lovers can deck out their homes with the ROBOX, a cyborg-shaped shelf designed by Fabio Novembre.

Read more on the design here

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Recent Sales, Tribeca

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , May 6, 2014

According to public records, unit 2D at 137 Duane Street in Tribeca was recently sold by photographer Sebastiano Tomada for $1,995,000 via Douglas Elliman.

Located in the Tribeca South Historic District, the spacious apartment has a long, narrow floor plan, perfect for open-layout lovers or someone looking for a live/work space. 14-foot ceilings, natural oak floors, and entryways on both Duane and Thomas Streets are just a few of the other selling points. Is it worth its price tag? Find out more about the space ahead, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Architecture, Cool Listings

Whether a reference to the Latin word meaning “star” or the lesser-known rare gold coin of the late 19th century, Stella Tower is aptly named.

JDS Development Group, Property Markets Group, and Starwood Capital Group (the trio behind Chelsea’s Walker Tower) officially opened sales at Ralph Walker’s iconic Art Deco building, although a few sales have already moved forward quietly over the last few weeks.

See what all the fuss is about

Interiors, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

  • By Diane Pham
  • , May 6, 2014

Who knew bloggers could afford $14.9 million apartments? David Alan Stockman, of David Stockman’s Contra Corner (and other things discussed after the break), and his wife Jennifer, an art collector and the current president of the Guggenheim Foundation’s board of trustees, have just purchased a 5BR/6.5BA penthouse at 170 East End Avenue through brokers Andrea Wohl Lucas and Bruce Lucas of Corcoran.

Though the building itself isn’t much to look at, this 4,902-square-foot penthouse makes up for its stark, stacked exterior with a well-thought-out floor plan designed to make the most of the location’s natural light and sweeping views of the East River, neighboring Carl Schurz Park, and the cityscape.

Have a look inside

Manhattan, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

Gorgeous Pre-War Upper East Side Apartment Sold

By Aisha Carter, Tue, May 6, 2014

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , May 6, 2014

Apartment 7C, a palatial apartment at 911 Park Avenue has been sold. Marsh CEO Peter Zaffino purchased the astounding pre-war pad for $6.75 million.

This Upper East Side beauty, represented by brokers Debra LaChance and Denise LaChance, has 10 rooms, with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and marble floors and hardwoods throughout. The high-rise also features a private landing, a library and a great room with a wood-burning fireplace for those cozy nights by the fire.

It also contains an enviably large eat-in kitchen and the increasingly elusive formal dining room. The library features wall-to-wall built-ins and the entire apartment boasts coffered ceilings.

Take a look inside this astonishing apartment here

Architecture, East Village, Recent Sales

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , May 6, 2014

Oh, architects and their creativity. One such inventive architect Bill Peterson had a flash of “ahead of our time” genius when he decided to convert the front wall of his East Village apartment into a garage-style retractable facade after purchasing the pad in 2008. We suppose some people actually have too much privacy in New York City and would prefer to connect with the outside world (and terrify people with acrophobia simultaneously?).

Check out the inside of this unique beauty here

Cool Listings, Midtown West

  • By Stephanie Hoina
  • , May 6, 2014

What do comedian Jerry Seinfeld, singer Diana Ross, tennis player John McEnroe, actor Tony Randall and publisher Helen Gurley Brown have in common?  They have all called 211 Central Park West — better known as The Beresford — home.

But The Beresford’s claim to fame isn’t its host of famous residents but rather its three majestic towers, whose design limits the number of apartments on each floor to only two or three. Opened in 1929, architect Emery Roth’s spectacular residential fortress boasts spacious rooms, soaring ceilings, a charming interior courtyard containing a fountain and a garden, and incredible views of Central Park.

Take a sneak peek inside Apartment 2G, listed at $10 Million

Design, Products

An Italian designer may have invented the ultimate commuter bicycle. The Sada Bike — named after its creator Gianluca Sada — folds up to the size of an umbrella, making it easy to stow away in a backpack.

See the clever bike in action

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These stylish two-bedroom condos in Jersey City’s Heights neighborhood start at just $480K

  • By Dana Schulz

Listing photos of Unit 3R by First View Photo

For $480,000, you’d be hard-pressed to find a decent studio in Manhattan, but just on the other side of the Hudson River, you can get a stylish and modern two-bedroom starting at this price. In the up-and-coming Heights section of Jersey City, 43 Thorne is a new condo with six 800-square-foot units, all of which feature lovely bay windows, sleek kitchens, and access to a shared outdoor space and chic lounge (to name a few selling points). Plus, the location puts you in the heart of this charming neighborhood that’s becoming more and more sought after for its skyline views, abundance of parks, and great selection of restaurants.

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New condo 2505 Broadway adapts pre-war elegance for modern Upper West Side living

  • By Dana Schulz

All renderings by MOSO Studio

Long known as a family neighborhood rooted in its pre-war history, the Upper West Side has found a new life in recent years, attracting young professionals and a commercial boom that’s brought countless downtown restaurants uptown. And, of course, along with this transition comes a reimaging of the residential market. Take for example the 44-unit condo at 2505 Broadway. It was designed by Eran Chen and the architects at ODA in their signature modular style, but it retains the classic sophistication the neighborhood is known for. The residences are refined yet modern, and there is an array of forward-looking amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym with adjacent flexible space used as a sports court or movie theater, a pet spa, and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Hudson River.

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