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Cool Listings, Fort Greene, Interiors

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 25, 2014

This apartment might not come with that funky piece of western decor, but don’t let that deter you just yet. This cheery one bedroom apartment has plenty more to offer. If the bright, light-filled rooms don’t sell you, maybe the private terrace will. Still want more? How about the unit’s location in the Meltzer Mandl Architects-designed Clermont Greene? The sleek, curving residential is an ultra modern super abode, and best of all, comes with a large, beautifully landscaped courtyard.

See what else this Brooklyn apartment hides

Design, Green Design

  • By Ana Lisa Alperovich
  • , July 25, 2014

Architect and designer Matthew Strong pays homage to the Eames by re-inventing their classic Molded Fiberglass Chairs. Called the Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa, this light and elegant design is produced by weaving carbon fiber tow into a streamlined new piece that can accommodate more than one person.

Learn more about this elegant re-design

Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Interiors, Recent Sales

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , July 24, 2014

Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter has just sold her Greenwich Village apartment, according to city records. The thespian put her Fifth Avenue apartment on the market in February, asking $8.7 million. The final sale price was $7.6 million.

The adorable home is situated high up in the 11-floor building at 43 Fifth Avenue, a 1905 Beaux Arts “masterpiece”. The apartment features restored original wood moldings and window trim. Additional touches include stained glass and a fireplace. There’s also a large kitchen with an abbey table capable of seating six. Three bedrooms and baths, along with two windowed offices and a parlor complete the beautiful place.

Find out more about the celebrity abode here

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Images: Tesla Tech Light bulb (left), Liam Walsh (right)

Cool Listings, Financial District, Interiors, Tribeca

  • By Stephanie Hoina
  • , July 24, 2014

Wooden floors, exposed brick, high ceilings AND a private outdoor space. Hooked yet? After seeing the photos of Penthouse 5 at 150 Chambers Street you’ll want to move right in. This impeccable floor-through penthouse is $1,714 per square foot — extraordinary for its Tribeca neighborhood. Check out the photos of your soon-to-be new home.

Check out why we can already see ourselves living here

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors

Live in Billy Joel’s Hamptons Home for Just $250K?

By Aisha Carter, Thu, July 24, 2014

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , July 24, 2014

How would you like to live in the Piano Man’s Hamptons home? Well, for all you Billy Joel fans, your moment in the sun has come, because for just $250,000 you can have his Hamptons home for all of… the month of August. It appears that after experiencing a somewhat turbulent journey with this home—the house has been on and off the market several times since 2009—Joel and his pad are parting ways yet again, and this time he’s spiced up his offer a bit. Not only has the price dropped from an astronomical $23.5 million to a slightly less astronomical $19.95 million, but the singer/songwriter has apparently opened his eyes to the possibility of renting… however pricey. Baby steps.

We’ve all seen this phenomenon when a seller has such a personal attachment to a home that they can’t seem to price it reasonably? Is this one of those instances? Or is the Sagaponack home worth the cost? You be the judge.

Find out more about the home and take a look inside, here

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Features, Hotels

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 24, 2014

Who wouldn’t want to be able to order a juicy burger in the middle of the night and have it delivered in mere minutes? Or never have to worry about making the bed or folding sheets ever again (does anyone know how to fold the fitted sheet properly)? How about having an on-call masseuse? This is the life of living in a condo hotel.

Today, the city is teeming with these luxurious hybrids. The Residences at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City are home to the city’s most expensive listing at $118 million. The landmark Plaza Hotel was partially converted to 181 residences in 2008. And let’s not forget One57, the 90-story, 52-condo tower that will be the first five-star luxury hotel to rise in New York City in the last ten years. But do the vacation-worthy amenities at these buildings make them dominant in the real estate market?

We take a closer look

Architecture, Queens

  • By Diane Pham
  • , July 24, 2014

Image © Matthew Silva

After coming into nearly $6 million for the restoration of Philip Johnson’s ‘Tent of Tomorrow’, preservationists have been hit with heartbreaking news that vandals recently broke into the icon, setting fire to a van and inflicting considerable damage on the already deteriorating terrazzo map.

More on the incident here

Policy

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 24, 2014

It’s not always as easy as one might think to successfully advocate for the landmark designation of an historic building in New York, especially when that building’s owner is not on board with preservation efforts.

According to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP), more than 20 historically significant buildings (including those designed by renowned architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Morris Lapidus) have been heavily altered or altogether demolished over the past 12 years after city officials gave word to owners that their buildings were under consideration for landmarking. This comes from a new report that GVSHP commissioned, which examines the Bloomberg administration’s actions regarding the notification given to developers and owners that the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) was looking at their properties, allowing alteration and demolition permits to slip through before any historic protections were granted.

We take a closer look at this preservation predicament

History, Social Media

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , July 23, 2014

Ever wish you could step back in time and spend a day in old New York? Drink some bathtub gin at a speakeasy or ride the original, elevated train? Well, now you can–at least through pictures. The website WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing users to tour familiar streets and neighborhoods. People from all over the world can upload their old photos and tag them with the location and year taken. Pretty simple, huh? The site hopes that if “enough people upload enough photographs in enough places” it will weave together a photographic history of the world.

We take a look at some of our favorite New York locations

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