Design, Furniture, Products

There are plenty of reasons for kids to fear monsters under the bed, but a whimsical collection of dressers may change their minds about the imaginary creatures. While most designers of children’s furniture look to animal kingdom for inspiration, Oscar Nunez went in a far more playful route, creating a line of shelves modeled after monsters.

See the entire collection

Celebrities, Cool Listings, DUMBO, Interiors

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , June 10, 2014

It looks like Anne Hathaway is ready to try selling her DUMBO loft again. We’re not sure why the star would want to part with her gorgeous 2BR/3.5BA unit at 1 Main Street, the site of DUMBO’s Clocktower building. She just purchased the building in February of 2013 and after apparently not even moving in, she was ready to unload the loft by September. According to records, she took the loft off the market in December. But if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. 6 months after removing the listing from the market, Ms. Hathaway has put 1 Main Street #9B back on the market, this time with Town Residential listing agents Steven Gold and Chris Whelan.

More details about the stunning pad here

Brooklyn Heights, Interiors, Recent Sales

  • By Diane Pham
  • , June 10, 2014

Brooklyn Heights is one of the city’s most coveted neighborhoods, and it’s no wonder why. With its beautiful tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and that certain light which seems to bring a calm and peace to the streets, it’s managed to draw everyone from best-selling authors to bankers to even Hollywood starlets.

The latest and most notable sale for BK nabe is 19 Monroe, which just sold for $6.8 million through a listing held by Yolanda Johnson at Corcoran. The property hit the market back in March for $7.3 million, and while the interiors were admired by many, the ask made more than a few jaw drops. But let’s not forget that this is NYC, and it never hurts to be overly ambitious…

Take a peek inside this unique townhouse

Interiors, Noho, Recent Sales, Soho

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , June 10, 2014

After more than half a year on the market, the Broome Street co-op with an interesting honey-comb skylight has finally sold for $2.155 million.

There’s no doubt 428 Broome Street #1R is an interesting unit, even for a building constructed in 1879. The Soho loft has all the tell-tale signs of an older reconstruction with exposed brick walls, 16’ ceilings and an open floor plan – one that features 1,765 square feet of open floor space. However, the cast iron Corinthian columns and the honey-comb skylight give the loft an almost medieval vibe. The result is an interesting contrast to Soho’s typical industrial architecture.

More inside this interesting loft this way

Midtown East, New Developments, Starchitecture

The Philip Johnson-designed Sony Tower at 550 Madison Avenue, one of the most notable postmodern office towers in New York City, is set to be partially converted to high-end condos, as states planes filed by developer Chetrit Group.  It’s not known which of the building’s 37 floors the residential units will occupy, but Chetrit, led by Joseph Chetrit, has said in the past that it will convert the upper floors and either keep the lower floors as offices or turn them into a luxury hotel.

Construction likely won’t begin for at least one to two years since Sony still leases office space.  When the developer purchased the building from Sony in 2013 for $1.1 billion at auction, Sony committed to remaining in the offices for around three years until moving to a new space near Madison Square.  Chetrit outbid 21 rivals and paid $685 million more for the building than Sony did in 2002.

Find out more about the development here

Architecture, Interiors, Recent Sales

  • By Diane Pham
  • , June 10, 2014

And it’s official: After going into contract December of last year, Penthouse IV in the illustrious Puck Penthouses at 295 Lafayette has closed for $28 million, according to city records filed yesterday afternoon. The penthouse is the second largest in the penthouse-only building (there are six overall), with more than 5,900 square feet of space, 3BR/5.5BA, and a whopping 2,000 square feet of terraces overlooking a garden.

Four of the Puck’s five other penthouses have yet to be listed, but they are anticipated to sell for between $21 million and $60 million. The Puck is one of burgeoning real estate tycoon Jared Kushner‘s many luxury residential undertakings, and this particular project transforms the interior of a landmarked building into what the Puck official site has dubbed as “limited edition” properties.

Images of the puck penthouses this way

Architecture, Greenwich Village

At a glance, the quirky notched and jutting façade of the townhouse at 18 West 11th Street in Greenwich Village seems to be the only remarkable thing about the building. But dig a little deeper and the address’s rich history tells the tale of a city brimming with wealth and culture – and once even something a bit sinister.

Justin Korsant of Long Light Capital recently purchased the home for $9.25 million and has plans to reconstruct it. But will the renovation of this building wipe out its incredible past?

Learn about this townhouse’s unique history and new future

Celebrities, Interiors, Nolita, Recent Sales

  • By Annie Doge
  • , June 9, 2014

Electronic music maker Moby has just sold off his “tiny” penthouse at 262 Mott Street in Nolita. Moby bought the home for a mere $215,750 back in 1996 and managed to make quite a bit of money with the recent sale, turning a profit of about $1.5 million after taxes (we guess the artist is now eating crow). The 950-square-foot, 1BR/1BA home is covered with large vaulted skylights and also boasts exposed brick walls, a sleeper mezzanine loft and a private 875-square-foot garden terrace. The listing was held by Corcoran’s Julie Pham.

Check out the interiors here

Design, Products

Grilling is one of summer’s greatest pleasures, but not all New Yorkers have room for a hulking barbecue behemoth. Eva Solo’s compact To Go Grill solves that problem — measuring 15-inches tall by 13-inches wide, it’s the perfect size for charcoal cooking in small outdoor spaces and to take on the road.

More on the grill right this way

Daily Link Fix

  • Attack of the New Development: Is One57 taking over? Curbed asks the question as Residences at the Mandarin Oriental becomes the first casualty, losing two residents to the new development.
  • World’s Oldest Man Dies: The Observer just wished him a happy 111th birthday a month ago, and now, the Wall Street journal is announcing that holocaust survivor Dr. Alexander Imich died over the weekend.
  • 261 Hudson Revealed: Related Companies has released the first renderings of a rental building at 261 Hudson Street between Spring and Canal, and The Real Deal has it for you.
  • Toilets That Would Make the Charmin Bears Happy: Developers for the Sterling Mason in Tribeca are adding “smart toilets” that play music and relaxing sounds, according to the New York Post. We say that’s one expensive potty training mechanism.
  • Increased G Train Service Starting Today: If you find yourself preparing to challenge Usain Bolt every morning on the way to work you’ll be happy to know that the MTA plans to increase service starting today. However, for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Brooklyn Magazine has more on the good news, and the not so great accompanying news.
  • A Site That Tells You If Your Favorite Bar Patio is Sunny or Shady: Anyone who’s found themselves shielding their eyes from the blinding sun over drinks will appreciate this site featured on Gizmodo.

Images: Dr. Alexander Imich (left), G Train (right)


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