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Cool Listings, Interiors, Manhattan, Upper East Side

  • By Stephanie Hoina
  • , July 7, 2014

Park Avenue is synonymous with luxury living and this 3BR/4.5BA apartment at the corner of 71st Street does not disappoint.  The sprawling residence at 737 Park Avenue features over 4,300-square-feet of perfection starting the moment you step off the elevator onto your own private landing. We won’t blame you for doing a little fist-pump after taking possession of the keys. Expertly staged by Arthur Dunnam of renowned interior design firm Jed Johnson Associates (whose work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, and Interior Design), the home is beautifully divided into public and private spaces.

Take a closer look at Mr. Dunnam’s interior vision

Major Developments, Urban Design

The transformation of the Domino Sugar Refinery is moving full steam ahead with Two Trees Development filing their first permits for their 36-story SHoP-designed tower at 320 Kent Avenue. The 401-foot glass tower will be one of the tallest of the mega development, sited alongside the Williamsburg Bridge.

More on the tower here

Architecture, Bronx, Green Design

  • By Stephanie Hoina
  • , July 7, 2014

Waterfront views and innovative architecture: San Francisco? Manhattan? Miami? How about the Bronx?

Residents of many Throgs Neck neighborhoods have happily traded off expansive living spaces and large backyards for the spectacular views of the Eastchester Bay and the bridge whose name the community bears. Though spaces can be a bit compact along the water, a challenging lot size didn’t stop Resolution: 4 Architecture from creating a home whose beauty rivals that of its view.

Among the modest homes tucked neatly into small parcels along the waterfront, the Bronx Box stands out as a proud example of how infill housing is an innovative way to make the most of narrow lots in urban areas.

Learn more about this beautiful home

Brooklyn, Bushwick, Design, Interiors

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 5, 2014

Remember as a kid how much you loved hiding out in a fort made of couch cushions or creating a make-shift house in the backyard? The owners of A Cabin in a Loft recreated that fun feeling by building a cabin and treehouse within their Bushwick loft to serve as private sleeping quarters. Each wooden bedroom cabin has its own semi-private garden, set at both ends of the open loft.

The idea came about in 2009, when artists/designers Terri Chiao and Adam Frezzo wanted to create separate bedroom spaces within their open-plan guest house and artist space, located in a former textile factory building. Instead of cutting off light and making the unit feel half its size by building floor-to-ceiling walls, they decided to construct the simple, geometric volumes. What resulted is a space that feels like an outdoor environment and takes a new approach to loft living.

See more of the artistic loft

Cool Listings, Downtown Brooklyn, Interiors

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , July 4, 2014

Let’s just say you have $23,500 weighing you down and you’re looking for a way to ease your burden. Why don’t you try renting this spectacular apartment at the Belltel Lofts? 365 Bridge Street Apartment 26B is a 2,800-square-foot, 3BR/3BA stunner that just gets cooler as you go along. This two-story loft manages to give you modern amenities in a prewar building, with surprises around every turn, and views to spare, all while putting you right in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. Sound like something you want to see? Well then come closer…

A little closer… now click here

Getting Away, Hamptons, Starchitecture

  • By Jason Carpenter
  • , July 3, 2014

Shigeru Ban‘s star has risen, and his 2014 Pritzker Prize is attracting attention to all his designs, like the recently opened Cast Iron House. But did you know that one of his lesser known works lies just outside of New York City? If you’re looking for a reason to get out of town, and would like to see one of Ban’s homes up close, then all you have to do is take a drive to the Hamptons.

See our gallery of the building here

Real Estate Wire

  • ZIP Codes of the Super Rich. 10013 A.K.A. Tribeca comes in 9th with a median home value of $2,824,000, according to Zillow. [CityLab]
  • Stuy Town can’t seem to escape litigation. Stuy Town’s lenders say they are being cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars in the CWCaptial and Wells Fargo takeover of the 11,000-unit apartment complex. [Crain’s]
  • New Passive House condos at 255 Columbia Street look about ready for their new owners to move in. [Brownstoner]
  • Developers want to raze a landmarked 79th Street building in order to put a 16-story apartment in its place. [West Side Rag]
  • Brooklyn and Queens’ priciest listings. [The Real Deal]

Rendering on the new building planned for 79th Street (left); A pricey listing in Queens (right)

Design, Products

The sandy deserts of the southwest are a long way from New York, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add a little of that earthy style to our lives. And the Faceted Concrete Planters by Spacio Terreno are the perfect way to start — their distressed concrete bodies and dusty colors remind us of sandy deserts, while the geometric design maintains an urban aesthetic. Plus, they’re made in Brooklyn.

More on the lovely planters right this way

Featured Story

Features, Interviews, New Yorker Spotlight, People

  • By Susan Cohen
  • , July 3, 2014

As investment banking analysts at Credit Suisse, Alina Cheung and Yidi Xu spent their days surrounded by men in ties. Little did they know that these men, and their ties, would later inspire them to leave investment banking behind.

While crunching numbers and working on Excel spreadsheets, they found themselves thinking a lot about the prints on those ties. It was not long before Alina and Yidi realized they wanted the prints for themselves. And if they wanted them, they thought other women would too. With that thought, Terracotta New York, an accessories company, was born.

Read our interview with Alina here

Daily Link Fix

  • IKEA Lamp Changes Colors with Your Mood: It’s the mood ring of the 21st century. PSFK examines how designer Vittorio Cuculo hacked an IKEA lamp so that the world may know exactly how he’s feeling. Invasion of privacy? Possibly. Totally awesome? Definitely.
  • Architects Pushing Fashion Forward: Architizer shows us that architects love fashion, and demonstrates it by giving us a few examples of how architects are infiltrating the fashion industry.
  • A Skyscraper on Top of a Building: A Manhattan building has been eating its veggies and plans to grow 51 stories in the next three years. Or maybe Hudson Yards is building a skyscraper on top of it. Details. Gizmodo has more details on 55 Hudson Yards, the building that literally rests on the shoulders of another.
  • Run, Don’t Walk, to Shake Shack Right: Because we love you and want your tummy to get all the yummy goodness the city has to offer, we’re spreading the word for Brooklyn Mag: Shake Shack is serving corn dogs and blueberry pie milkshakes, all to honor our country’s birthday. Just make sure you brush up on your 6sqft news while you eat that patriotic meal.

Images: 55 Hudson Yards (left), Shake Shack patriotic meal (right)

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