For every micro apartment that steals headlines, it seems that New York City responds with a massive mega-mansion or sprawling sky palace to reassure anyone who craves a city apartment the size of a small city. This combination of four apartments in the historic Ansonia condominium residence at 2109 Broadway on the Upper West Side is the latest example (h/t Curbed). Four individual apartments await the possibilities, asking $16.185 million. This is also a rare opportunity to a create a duplex, which would be one of only five in the building.
- Edible Schoolyard NYC’s new garden at P.S./M.S. 7 in East Harlem includes colorful planters in a variety of shapes, as well as a teaching space and indoor kitchen. See all the photos and plans on Field Condition.
- And the architects of P.S./M.S. 7’s garden, WORKac, are interviewed today on designboom.
- Untapped Cities has 12 crazy facts about the Upper West Side’s iconic Ansonia. Did you know this is where the 1919 World Series was rigged?
- Stephen Von Worley’s new data visualization project colors urban streets based on their cardinal direction. Check it out on Co.Design.
- Haunted hipsters…the Bowery Boys share four ghost stories of Brooklyn.
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?