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Market Snapshot: The Week of April 9, 2014

By Diane Pham, Wed, April 9, 2014

Pritzker Prize winning architects are selling on average 47.5% higher than the Manhattan market average? Leonardo DiCaprio the real estate investor?

For the coolest listings that have hit the market to neighborhoods sales to celebrity moves, we turn to CityRealty‘s Weekly Market Snapshot for the scoop.

Check out their report for the latest

Architecture, Manhattan

  • By Patty Lee
  • , April 9, 2014

If it seems like Starbucks and Duane Reade are colonizing the streets of New York City, there’s now photographic proof. A new series from shutterbugs James and Karla Murray looks at the rapidly changing face of Gotham’s storefronts and — no surprise — they’re getting more corporate.

Gone are the colorful mom-and-pop signage the Murrays shot just a decade ago for their book Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York. In their place? Fast food franchises, banks, and high-end boutiques.

A peek inside the book

Architecture, Brooklyn, Green Design

Barclays Center is Getting a Green Roof!

By Susan Cohen, Mon, April 7, 2014

  • By Susan Cohen
  • , April 7, 2014

There is one more thing to cheer about at Barclays Center. The sports and entertainment venue in Brooklyn is about to get a little greener thanks to a collaboration between Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and the Shanghai-based Greenland Group Co. Barclays will soon be topped off with small plants and a soil-like cover to create an expansive 130,000-square-foot green roof!

Going green

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Architecture, Celebrities, Features, Soho

  • By Annie Doge
  • , April 5, 2014

The Soho home where Beyonce shot the video ‘Halo‘ is still renting for $80K a month — putting it out of reach of just about all of us. Though broker photos are aplenty across the nets, 6sqft got to explore the private home last fall on Dwell magazine’s City Modern Tour.

The 5-story structure, renovated by Asfour Guzy, is touted as one of New York’s most unique properties, and it’s no wonder why: This former Con Ed station boasts everything from a huge verdant terrace to 19-foot ceilings, and even a 007-like indoor pool that we bet B took a dip in.

Take a look inside

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Architecture, Features, Interiors, Manhattan

  • By Diane Pham
  • , April 5, 2014

Manhattan is known for hosting more than a handful of the world’s most luxurious homes — many of which are perched hundreds if not thousands of feet above ground. Though few folks will ever get to see the interior of anything higher than their 5-story walk-up, we’re offering up a look into how New York’s loftiest live.

From the “smallest” to the tallest, take a peek into the penthouses of 10 of Manhattan’s supertall condos ahead. And just to give you a little more context, the Empire State Building soars 1,250 feet high.

It’s a tall, tall world

Architecture, Events, Green Design, Urban Design

How can we create sustainable and livable cities in the face of climate change? On April 8, 2014, the AIA New York Chapter is joining forces with the Consulate General of Denmark in New York to host a panel discussion on the water-related challenges faced by New York City and Copenhagen, and the wide array of approaches and solutions that have already been deployed or will be implemented.

attend the event

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Market Snapshot: The Week of April 2, 2014

By Diane Pham, Wed, April 2, 2014

What are the tallest condo buildings under construction right now? Is Taylor Swift buying of a pair of penthouses in Tribeca? And why are buyers flocking to Sutton Place and Beekman Place?

For the coolest listings that have hit the market to neighborhoods sales to celebrity moves, we turn to CityRealty‘s Weekly Market Snapshot for the scoop.

Check out their report for the latest

hudson yards, Manhattan

Downtown perfumery Bond No. 9 has just released their latest fragrance — a perfume created to embody the spirit of one of the biggest development projects currently underway: the Hudson Yards.

Though the name will most likely make you think of a sweaty construction site, apparently Hudson Yards the fragrance isn’t as stomach-churning as it sounds. See some video reactions after the break.

more on Bond No. 9’s Hudson yards

Brooklyn, Major Developments, Williamsburg

Two Trees Management’s sweet deal with the city for the former Dominos Sugar factory site could cause a toothache for the City Council and local residents. The historic complex, with its charming yellow sign, has been part of Brooklyn’s landscape since 1882, when it opened as the largest sugary refinery in the world. Now plans for the 2.2 million-square-foot multi-use project, designed by SHoP Architects, are causing concern that it could house more people than the Brooklyn neighborhood can handle.

Home Sweet Home?

Design, Interiors, Video

  • By Diane Pham
  • , March 29, 2014

Doors are pretty innocuous, but this incredible design by Austrian artist Klemens Torggler turns the humble fixture into a mind-blowing kinetic sculpture. Hit jump to find out more about the design, and to see a full video of the door in action!

it’s downright hypnotizing!

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