There comes a moment in our lives when it’s time to trade in our beat-up college furniture for more grown-up goods — a bean bag should only double as the couch for so long. When that point comes, consider the exquisite pieces from Chadhaus, a Seattle-based company creating sustainable furniture that will truly stand the test of time.
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- Despite sky-high sales at several marquis buildings, condo pricing in Manhattan is down 1.8 percent in the current three month period as compared to the last 90 days.
- Hotelier Ian Schrager has released renderings for his long-awaited mixed-use condo hotel – Public – at 215 Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side.
- Is Jake Gyllenhall apartment hunting in Tribeca?
- New York City versus…. San Francisco?! How two of the priciest cities in the US compare in a head-to-head real estate challenge evaluating the “grittiest” and most glamorous neighborhoods of the two.
Your Daily Link Fix: Uptown Duplex Touts ‘Downtown Feel’; Rendering Posted for Apartment Building on Myrtle Ave., Wed, May 21, 2014
- New Yorkers Don’t Punish Their Babies By Naming Them ‘Kale’: It’s been the “Year of the Kale” since 2012 and America is taking it to another level, naming their babies after the superfood. Well, New Yorkers won’t cave into the pressure and the Observer has the report.
- The Workaholic’s Guide to Taking a Break: We know New Yorkers are workaholics, and their new ploy to get us to stop is by telling us that rest increases productivity. Well-played. Well, FastCo. has some pointers on how to do that “slowing down” thing.
- Rendering Posted for Apartment Building on Myrtle: The Brownstoner has been quietly stalking a five-story building that is coming up in Clinton Hill. Well, a rendering has been posted and they’ve got it for us.
- The WTC Retail Leasing Posse: Westfield Group is scurrying to lease out the rest of the retail spaces at the World Trade Center. The Real Deal has more on it.
- Uptown Duplex Touts its ‘Downtown Feel’: Curbed has some gorgeous pics of an uptown apartment that dares to be different.
- Motorola Contest Pegs Price of Moto 360 at $249: Engadget is less than impressed with the assumed evaluation of Motorola’s new smartwatch.
Images: Uptown Duplex (left), Myrtle Ave. Rendering (right)
Well, if you were getting your finances together to buy the $13 million apartment at 15 Central Park West, you can get off the phone with your accountant because it’s sold. Unfortunately for you, Noel Berk of Mercedes/Berk has sold the Upper West Side stunner to someone else for $13.075 million. But that’s not going to stop us from writing about it, so sit back and take in the splendor that is the apartment you just barely missed out on.
Unit 15K is an absolutely astounding 3BR/3.5BA beauty, with giant windows that bathe the entire apartment with light. Upon entry to this 2,500 square-foot haven, you’re greeted with a gorgeous foyer with Venetian plaster walls. This leads to a spacious living room with huge windows so as not to obstruct your view of the Lincoln Center. There’s a dining room situated right off the living room, a perfect place to seat your guests as they spend too much time oohing and ahhing over your apartment to remember to eat. And speaking of food, let’s take a trip into this kitchen.
City dwellers are no strangers to folding furniture — they’re true lifesavers when living in tiny, cramped apartments. But while most are functional, few are as beautiful as the fold-up tables and chairs designed by architect Alexander Gendell. His Folditure line (get it?) is not only ingeniously-designed, but each piece — like the Cricket Folding Table — resembles a work of origami art.
One of the saddest things I heard in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 was told to me by the wife of an acquaintance. She said, with a smug sense of pride, that her family — in an act of patriotic protest to the recent attacks on America — would be ending their long-standing Thanksgiving tradition of serving assorted meat and vegetable pies from Damascus Bakery on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. It was a heartbreaking statement of staggering stupidity, offensive on so many levels, not the least of which was personal.
I lived next door to Damascus Bakery in my first Brooklyn apartment. This was before Barney’s, Urban Outfitters and Trader Joe’s arrived. It was when that section of Atlantic Avenue was overwhelmingly Arabic, and I frequented the eateries as often as I could, feasting on delicacies from the Middle East, learning some geography and culture and a little Arabic along the way. And, of course, I met many wonderful people, including the family who owned and operated Damascus Bakery.
It looks like Town Residential’s Danny Davis has done it again. He has made someone fall in love with another apartment, this time at 125 Watts Street. Unit #4 is the quintessential loft experience with high ceilings, white brick walls and tons of light.
This historic, pre-war building is perfectly situated in Northwest Tribeca, right on the edge of Soho. This area has those desirable cobblestone streets, not to mention having plenty of dining and shopping to appeal to your chic side, while still being situated right near Hudson River Park and Pier 25 to appeal to your athletic side. You know what they call that? Nirvana.
Brookfield Office Properties filed its first plans yesterday for their SOM-designed residential tower located at 401 West 31st Street, adjacent to all the Hudson Yards hoopla. The 756,674-square-foot, 702-foot-tall tower will host 790 apartments with 3,438 square feet of retail on its ground level.
The design sits within a grouping of glass towers and a low slung, tapering structure. The newly filed iteration is quite different than the structure revealed earlier this year, which was much taller and featured a darker material palette that gave the building a more monolithic appearance. The updated design certainly melds better with its surroundings.
The entire project is expected to be completed by 2020.
[Via New York YIMBY]
Anyone who’s gone apartment hunting in Manhattan knows it can get a little monotonous — the bone-white walls, standard hardwood floors, and typical layouts. Sometimes the blank canvas just isn’t enough; sometimes you need a little oomph. For those of you who enjoy ogling beautiful homes that have been carefully designed and expertly decorated, we’ve rounded up five opulent and ornate spaces currently looking for an occupant.
And the glamping trend continues…
Designer Kent Johnson has just launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to bring a “luxurious” tent campsite to the Rockaways. From fully furnished tents with crisp white linens, to private fire pits and hot tubs overlooking Jamaica Bay, this is not your everyday man’s campsite. And if you think the idea sounds crazy, think again. It’s actually an initiative inspired by the area’s past, which once found incredible success!