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TALKING SHOP What to buy & where to go in 2015

THE WRITER’S ROOM A best-selling novelist returns to Manhattan NEW YEAR, FRESH START Organizing tips from A to Z

LAST OF THE LOFTS

INSIDE NYC’S ORIGINAL LIVE/WORK SPACES PLUS Celebrated artist Edwina Sandys shows off her spectacular Soho spread

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VOLUME No. 03 ISSUE No. 01

JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2015

LOFTY GOALS P28

cover photo: studio scrivo

It’s the rag-to-riches tale of the century: A look at how downtown lofts evolved from makeshift artists’ camps to the most coveted real estate in Manhattan today.

This loft at 429 Greenwich Street asks $10.49 million.

NEWS CORNER MANHATTAN MARKET ROUNDUP P32 From possible interest rate increases to the foreign buyer bonanza, what to expect in the year ahead.

NYC’s

Premier

Properties

THE BACK PAGE

LISTINGS P61–81

COVER PARTY P82 LLNYC feted NY1 society reporter George Whipple, our September cover star.

A round-up of some of the most exclusive homes in the city.

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UPPER EAST SIDE

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Will new condos transform the area around Bloomie’s into the new gateway to the UES?

SUPER SANDYS

At home with artist Edwina Sandys, who lives and works in an expansive, 6,500-square-foot loft in Soho.

UPPER WEST SIDE P36

TRIBECA

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LES/EAST VILLAGE

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How the brunch party at Bagatelle exemplifies Manhattan’s Sunday afternoon scene

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60 White Street — a new condo where everything is supersustainable

Another new restaurant will open in trendy NoMad — and this time, it’s kosher

CHELSEA

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Upscale, high-tech clothing boutiques bring an interactive element to Soho shopping

The Rockefellers close their longtime family office at 30 Rockefeller Center

GRAMERCY

Billionaire Barry Diller invests $130 million into a park that will float on the Hudson River

SOHO

2,000 rental units are coming to Lincoln Square, many with high-end amenities

MIDTOWN

GREENWICH VILLAGE P48

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There are more than 100 art galleries in the LES, as more big names (and money) arrive P12 Luxe life From glamorous getaways to luxury timepieces, LLNYC’s list of winter must-haves.

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P16 A writer returns After 30 years abroad, novelist Douglas Kennedy reclaims his Manhattan roots.

P20 Stuff and nonsense Organizers’ top tips on how to declutter your apartment and start 2015 fresh.

FIDI

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A wave of hotels are set to open, from posh condo-hotels to tried-and-true chains


EDITOR’S NOTE

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In this issue, we show you how to channel your inner yuppie, indulge in some “frou-frou DIY par excellence” and become ruthless in avoiding clutter.

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n with the new, toss out the old. Living in New York City, you need to be merciless about how you use your precious space and ruthless about avoiding clutter. It helps to be a little OCD (like Lena Dunham and me) when organizing your apartment. Welcome to our first issue of 2015, where we help readers get a fresh start to the new year with our A to Z guide on “decluttering” on page 20. Yes, it includes buying a label maker. And one golden rule: “If you acquire something new, get rid of something old.” Of course, big, open, clutter-free space is the whole idea behind the loft apartment, arguably the most desirable type of Manhattan home these days. As the popularity of downtown living continues to gain on the oldguard Upper East Side, the prestige of lofts climbs higher. In a story on page 28, we take a look at the handful of original live/work lofts remaining in Manhattan, just over 40 years since they were legalized for residential occupancy. Ironically, of course, many have been snapped up by wealthy investors, eager to tap into the cultural cachet of owning an “authentic artist’s loft,” and given high-end finishes, chef’s kitchens and roof decks — not to mention bedroom walls. As Christopher Cameron, our new staff writer (who knows how to coin a phrase), says, it’s “frou-frou DIY par excellence.” Check out our exploration of the cultural phenomenon in which (luxe) life imitates art. There are still working artists in some Manhattan lofts, though, and we go inside

the home of a particularly celebrated one —  Edwina Sandys — with a story on page 24. The accomplished Brit, whose works are on display at the Tate, has an interesting lineage as the granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, which is reflected in her expansive, 6,500-square foot space in Soho. We also take a peek at the home of another artist, best-selling author Douglas Kennedy, who grew up in Manhattan but spent more than three decades in Europe before recently returning home. The author of “The Big Picture” (which was turned into a movie starring Catherine Deneuve), assures us, thankfully, that “New York is a happier place than London,” his previous home base. Finally, check out our guide to all things posh — the best home furnishings, watches, cars, fashion and more — in our new department, Luxe Life, on page 12. I’m particularly partial to the cheeky “Yuppie” slippers, a nice throwback to the 1980s, an era when people flaunted their wealth with abandon. The whole world of “luxury” today is more refined, I’d argue. Except, maybe, the brunch scene downtown in the Meatpacking District — more on that on page 44. Enjoy the issue and enjoy the New Year.

STUART W. ELLIOTT, Editor-in-Chief

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SUPERB 8 ROOM PENTHOUSE WITH WRAP TERRACE

OPPORTUNITY TO CRAFT A FABULOUS 4-5 BEDROOM

47 East 88th Street, PH | $6,575,000 | This penthouse, entered through a personal elevator landing, is wrapped by a terrace flooding it with light and has spectacular reservoir views. Features include a foyer, large living room with woodburning fireplace, formal dining room, corner master bedroom with an en-suite bath, second bedroom with en-suite bath, library with a powder room, chef’s kitchen, pantry, laundry room, staff room and full bath. Web#1660058.

120 East 81st Street | $5,495,000 | Bring your designer and create the 4 or 5-bedroom home of your dreams. A balcony, flexible floor plan, generous room sizes, nice light and views provide the excellent bones for this opportunity. The apartments are already combined. All that is needed now is for you to bring your designer. Located in a full service coop. Web# 1930592. Daniela Kunen, O: 212.891.7611 O: Jordan Hoch, O: 212.769.9857 | Wesley Stanton, O: 212.362.9600

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1111 Park Avenue | $2,950,000 | A dedicated elevator landing opens into the gallery leading to the living room with a woodburning fireplace and soaring ceilings. The dining room adjoins the windowed kitchen, butler’s pantry, staff room and full bath. There are 2 large bedrooms both with ensuite baths. 1111 Park Avenue is a highly sought after prewar coop. Web# 1732263.

15 West 53rd Street | $2,250,000 | This fabulous 1-bedroom apartment located in the iconic Museum Tower Condominium offers a spacious living/ dining room, an oversized bedroom, a large kitchen, generous closets, 1.5 baths and excellent light and views to the north and west. Web# 1994367. Listed with Abigail Boucher, O: 212.303.5313.

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1185 Park Avenue, Penthouse | $24,950,000 | This elegant home features a dramatic gallery with a 24 ft domed ceiling and personal elevator landing. First floor – Grand living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, corner master suite, 3-4 additional bedrooms, library, chef’s kitchen and breakfast room. Up the staircase is a skyroom with a working fireplace, powder room, palatial terrace and many more fine features. Web# 1644469. Co-exclusive.

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200 East 65th Street | $6,750,000 | Triple exposures await you from this home with soaring ceilings. Enter through the central gallery into the enormous living room with open city and Central Park views. Adjacent is the formal dining room with spectacular city views. The corner master suite has an office/sitting room and large master bath. Enjoy 2 additional bedrooms both with en-suite baths, an eat-in kitchen and powder room. Bristol Plaza is a white glove condo. Web# 1969961. Co-exclusive.

15 West 53rd Street | $12,500,000 | Bring your architect to create a spectacular residence. This 9-room home, comprised of an A & B unit, totals over 4100 square feet (approx.). Situated on a high floor with open exposures to the North, East and South there are exceptional views of Central Park and the city skylines. There are 4 full baths and 2 half baths. Located in Museum Tower, a full-service, white-glove condominium. Web# 1994370. Listed with Abigail Boucher, O: 212.303.5313.

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Luxe Life

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HANG ON

The foliage in the park may be dormant—but if you had this playful, sculptural coat tree from Fritz Hansen, you’re guaranteed to have a colorful “bloom” in your life. Designed by Danish designer Sidse Werner, this highly functional object—consisting of eight bent steel tubes with rounded knobs—is made to hold the maximum amount of winter gear, without sacrificing a stitch of style. $1,163; www.fritzhansen.com

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VILLA WITH A VIEW

Does the whole family love to ski? Hope to get the old college crew together for a winter vacation? Check out the Teton View Villa at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo., newly available to vacationers. Kick back in style après-ski in this super-modern home—no logs and horseshoes here—that’s been featured in Architectural Digest. The five-bedroom retreat—made of concrete, glass and wood—accommodates 10 guests. $6,000 per night (seven night minimum stay); www.springcreekranch.com

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SUNSHINE DAYDREAM

Need a healthy does of vitamin D right about now? Head down to the Caribbean and check into the stylish Gansevoort Playa Imbert, located on the Dominican Republic’s lush north coast. The just-opened resort boasts 48 suites—one- and two-bedroom lofts, three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom penthouses. Amenities include “a dramatic, three-tiered cascading infinity pool,” a spa with a “Hammamstyle” sauna and a crescentshaped beach. From $595 per night; www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com

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WATCH OUT

This limited-edition timepiece, with its insides exposed, more resembles a futuristic jet engine than a wristwatch. But it’s inspired by something far more delicate: Art Deco stained glass. Designed by luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot, the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail consists of 251 components—19 of which are jewels—perfect for the engineer or the aesthete in your life. The black alligator strap is just gravy. Available at Hublot at 695 Madison Avenue. From $103,000; www.hublot.com

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CUDDLE BUDDY

Baby, it’s cold outside. Stay home and get cozy with Restoration Hardware’s super-soft 555-Gram Cashmere Throw. Available in 12 colors, it’s like your favorite cashmere sweater but better: You don’t have to get dressed. $249; www.rh.com

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COZY KICKS

Say it loud, say it proud. These cheeky “Yuppie” slippers from Stubbs and Wootton are comfy enough to wear around the house but are designed to be worn wherever your busy life takes you: “Day into evening, from jeans to dinner clothes,” according to the company’s web site. Handmade with velvet (with a grosgrain trim), these sophisticated yet cozy slippers are available for both women and men. From $450; www.stubbsandwootton.com

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HOME PLATE

You may not drive a Bentley— or maybe you do—but you can certainly dine on one. Victory, a tabletop collection from Bentley Home—which “is inspired by the renowned craftsmanship and exquisite materials that characterize the interiors of all Bentley models,” according to the company—features bone china plates and cups emblazoned with the iconic Bentley logo in platinum. Available at Luxury Living at 153 Madison Avenue. Price upon request; www.luxurylivinggroup.com

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TEA TIME

There’s nothing like a cuppa to warm the body and soul. Inspired by the flat, oval shape of river rocks, this Pebble Tea Pot Set consists of a 34-ounce teapot (with a micromesh stainless steel infuser basket) and four tea cups. The texture of the stoneware set is reminiscent of river sand and silt, too—it’s like a mini-vacation in the palm of your hands. $59.95; www.teavana.com

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ONE FOR THE ROAD

Lexus’ brand-new NX compact crossover is an ideal car for city slickers in search of the perfect combo of size and style. Featuring Lexus’ trademark sleek interior design and in-vehicle technology (including a new remote touchpad), “the NX was designed to complement daily life while also being capable of supporting an active lifestyle on the weekend,” according to chief engineer Takeaki Kato. From $34,480; www.lexusofmanhattan.com

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SNAKE CHARMER

This chic, three-candle Cobra Candelabra from Georg Jensen provides a touch of warm elegance during the bleakest of winter nights. Designed by Constantin Wortmann, the candle holder’s dramatic shape resembles the twists of a sinuous snake (hence its name); the mirror-polished stainless steel just ups its brilliance. $200; www.georgjensen.com 


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Vertical ambition

After more than 30 years abroad, author Douglas Kennedy now has a home in Manhattan, where he grew up.

Bestselling novelist Douglas Kennedy returns to his native Manhattan BY CHRISTOPHER CAMERON PHOTOGRAPHED BY STUDIO SCRIVO

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eet propped and laptop in its eponymous position, bestselling author Douglas Kennedy grinds out his daily 500 words from a low-sitting Eames chair in the center of his Fifth Avenue apartment. For notes, he is armed with a vintage Italian fountain pen by Omas and a black Moleskine notebook. When it comes to water, it’s sparkling. Kennedy, 59, has sold some 13 million books worldwide, been translated into 22 languages and honored with the French equivalent of a knighthood, the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He’s published 14 books in all, one every two years. And after spending more than three decades abroad, Kennedy is once again calling his native Manhattan his HQ. The hard, heroin addicted, often impecunious New York City Kennedy left as a young man in the late 1970s bares little resemblance to the gated community of global wealth to which he has returned. “I grew up in the East Village, when there was still a middle class in the city,” Kennedy said. “But when I got into Collegiate School [on the Upper West Side], my parents moved us to West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus. Back then, in the mid1960s, it was a very different neighborhood. Columbus Avenue was a no-go area at night. We had a welfare hotel on the corner next to a Stanford White apartment building. It was an area of immigrants and intellectuals.” But despite all of its recent gestures towards plutocracy, Kennedy stills sees New York as a culturally diverse, artistically ebullient and utterly personal city, compared to his previous home base, London. “My New York is a place of friends and of theaters, from the cinematheque at MoMA and Carnegie Hall to the Public Theater and the Bushwick Star,” Kennedy said. “And frankly,” he adds, “what I appreciated coming back was the fact that the dynamic here is happier. New York is a happier place than London.” Today, Kennedy calls the unlikely corner of Fifth Avenue and 35th Street home, just steps away from the Empire State Building. However, he continues to spend

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“My New York is a place of friends and of theaters.” —Douglas Kennedy

the equivalent of several months a year elsewhere, keeping pieds-à-terre in London, Paris, Berlin, Maine and Montreal, where his wife resides. “When I returned to New York, I told my realtor that I was more interested in space than location,” he said. “She showed me this place, and, in her very New York City way, said, ‘The apartment’s a dump, but it’s got great bones!’” Kennedy agreed. “It was in an absolutely catastrophic state,” he recalls. “There was popcorn on the [dropped] ceiling and it had an old dismal bathroom and kitchen. But the space, the ceiling height and the Edward Hopper-esque view from the terrace spoke to me immediately.” He picked up the one-bedroom in the 1920s-department-store-turned-doormanco-op-building in 2013. Straightaway, he got to work giving the apartment a makeover. “I love renovating,” Kennedy said. “It is a lot of work, but it’s interesting to create something beautiful out of something tired.” To suit his clean, modern but “not minimalist,” aesthetic, Kennedy orchestrated a ruthless renovation, ordering the walls, ceiling and fixtures stripped and rebuilt to max-

imize his space. To act as advisors on the complex project, he enlisted the aid of his close friend Kingdon Knowles, the founder of Contemporary Design, a Manhattanbased home remodeling firm, and architect and designer Ellen Martin. The team added square footage by knocking out a wall that jutted into what is now the dining area. In the kitchen, a carefully chosen shade of matte, dark gray cabinetry was selected to compliment the sheen of the stainless steel appliances. In the bathroom, they installed a glass-box shower that leaves nothing to the imagination. In the bedroom, every personal effect was given a home — no overflowing closets here. “The devil is in the details,” he said. “You have to think in a micro as well as a macro way.” Indeed, a spin through his apartment reveals few, meticulously selected objects: a framed mid-century advertisement for a nuclear submarine, a 1920s camera, a signed Leroy Neiman poster, Swedish architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman’s iconic Grasshopper Floor Lamp and a first edition copy of Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms.” And despite his years of extensive globe trekking, Kennedy’s Manhattan home


Treasures include a vintage camera. ABOVE: The open living/dining area. LEFT: Kennedy typically writes in his Eames chair, in the foreground.

is conspicuously trinket-free. His space, like his disposition, is warm but highly controlled. As a young man, Kennedy decamped from his parents’ Upper West Side apartment for a then-turbulent Dublin — he had already grown attached to the city after spending a semester there at Trinity College. With the prose of Graham Greene under his sails, he longed to escape the mundane, uppermiddle-class life of a lawyer that his parents hoped he would pursue. In Dublin, he led a hand-to-mouth existence as a playwright-cum-freelance journalist. His first stage play bombed, showing to “a handful of agoraphobics.” But after selling a radio play to the BBC at age 25, Kennedy was able to take on writing full time, moving between London, Berlin and Paris. Nevertheless, success for Kennedy came later, in his early 40s, with his novel “The Big Picture,” a New York Times best seller that went on to become the French film

“L’Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie,” starring Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve. Then in 2011, his novel “The Woman in the Fifth” premiered as a film starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas. His twelfth novel, “The Blue Hour” will hit bookstores next year. Yet his identity as a cosmopolitan literary figure still appears somewhat new to him, something with which he must come to terms — not very unlike the newfound affluence of the world capitals he has spent so many years schizophrenically bouncing between. To suit his peripatetic lifestyle, Kennedy prefers to own many modest homes, as opposed to one expensive estate. Even before his more grown-up buys, as a young man Kennedy picked up miniscule homes on his meager spoils, preferring to live as a humble but authentic Londoner or Parisian, rather than renting like a perpetual American

tourist. Back in 2000, for example, Kennedy bought a tiny, 280-square-foot fifth-floor walkup in the posh Saint-Germain-desPrés neighborhood of Paris “for the price of a car — a nice car, but a car,” he said. The staircase’s handrail in the 17th-century building was a rope. “The wonderful thing about moving around is that you have a life here and you have a life there,” Kennedy said. “It allows you to live separate lives.” In 2010, Kennedy bought a home in Paris’ 10th Arrondissement near the Canal Saint-Martin, a fringe locale; in London he was drawn to the then-ramshackle East End neighborhood of Shoreditch; in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, another arts borough turned bourgeois bohemia (“the Notting Hill of Berlin,” Kennedy calls it).

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There are books, of course, but Kennedy’s 5,000tome library is in Maine. RIGHT: A Cold War-era submarine advertisement hangs in the living room.

“When I bought my place in Paris, my French lawyer said, ‘Mon Dieu! The 10th is the end of the world.’ But that has since become a very interesting area. In London, I bought an apartment in what was a nowhere zone in the 1990s. I’ve always gone for interesting locations, rather than areas that have already been developed.” As for why he has now decided to reside in a rather less-cool corner of Midtown, Kennedy recommends taking a wider perspective. “Nobody lives in Koreatown except for the people in this building,” he said. “It’s a very transient area. But look up! There is such amazing architecture in

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places here. Will it change? I have no idea. It doesn’t really matter to me.” Kennedy returned to the U.S. in 2011 to Maine, the state of his alma mater, Bowdoin College. There he keeps a home with his personal library of 5,000 books. But the remote state was never intended to be his final destination. “At heart I’m a New Yorker. I always knew that one day I would come back,” he said. “But it’s a different town now. The price of residential admission is so high and the demimonde of my East Village adolescence has been pushed out.” Yet Kennedy doesn’t see the near extinction of the middle class in Manhattan as a death knell for the arts. It simply represents a less Manhattan-centric city, where the creative classes have found new ways to breathe life into the outer boroughs. “New York remains the playpen of vertical ambition and to live here is to engage in that ethos,” he said. “But

now all my younger friends live in Brooklyn.” (Kennedy doesn’t mind the commute — he said he enjoys writing on the subway when he travels to Bushwick.) But Manhattan remains the borough of choice for those who can afford it. Back home in his apartment, where even the look of the wall sockets has been considered, Kennedy values simplicity above all else. “The world out there is nuts,” he said. “You are worried about how your book is doing. Projects are piling up. What I look for when I come home is a stylish sense of order. A place where you can come home and décontracter [relax].” “I’ve owned 12 places over the years, and every time I tour a home, I tell the realtor that I want to sit for five minutes in silence,” he adds. “I don’t mind external noise; I’m an old New York boy. But I need to hear what the building sounds like. That is essential for a writer.” 

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COVER STORY 9 ROOMS UWS. This full 4BR, 4 bath is one of the most stunning apartments on Riverside Drive in a long time. It is sun- flooded all day and enjoys river views. $6.2M. WEB# 11104996. James Perez 212-588-5656

32’ LIMESTONE MANSION OFF 5TH UES. Co-Excl. Grand historic Neo-renaissance home, magnificent arch details & palatial proportions. Approx 17,850SF interior/2,300SF exterior. Flex layout. $63M. WEB# 11710437. Daniela Rivoir 212-906-9276 PARK AVE PH DUPLEX W/ TERRACE UES. Co-Excl. Prewar palatial PH w/ 5BR, 5 full baths, 2 pwdr rms, LR, lib, FDR, WEIK, breakfast rm, sky rm, 2 wbfp, city & river views, huge terr, brand-new renovation. $24.95M. WEB# 9161453. Cathy F. Franklin 212-906-9236 Alexis D. Bodenheimer 212-906-9230 EXQUISITE CANDELA DUPLEX SPS. Elegant 9 room home with sweeping views of East River. Private landings, grand LR perfect for entertaining, 3 gracious BRs and huge sunny windows throughout. $10.5M. WEB# 10259634. Ann Folliss Jeffery 212-906-9232 Melinda W. Mettler CENTRAL PARK VIEWS Fifth Avenue. Eight room sun-filled corner apartment with all outside rooms facing extraordinary views into Central Park. Top-tier amenities: garage for $375/mo and gym. $6.7M. WEB# 10236684. S. Jean Meisel 212-906-9209 GRAND PARK AVENUE HOME Carnegie Hill. Rarely available sprawling & bright 11 into 10 room apt. 5BR, 4 baths, EIK, FDR w/ tree-lined view, brkfst rm, staff rm. FS Co-op in prime location. $6.495M. WEB# 11144860. Leslie J.W. Singer 212-588-5675 John Venekamp 212-588-5619

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ORGANIZING

Out with the old

From A to Z, simple steps to declutter your NYC pad and start the new year fresh

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BY LUCIA DE STEFANI

o matter how tidy and luxurious your Manhattan apartment may be, chances are your bedroom closet harbors a tangle of sweaters, and then there’s that mushrooming collection of old phones hidden in a cupboard. It’s a new year now — it’s time for a fresh start. From corralling beauty products on a lavish silver tray to storing cocktail party attire in a “virtual closet,” here’s an A to Z list of good practices to sweep away the superfluous and transform your home into a genuine retreat from the busyness of the Big Apple. It’s 2015: Happy neat year!

ACCESSIBILITY. Keep what you need close and leave the rest out of sight — and out of mind. “As a rule of thumb, have the things that you use everyday very accessible,” said Lucy Harris, founder of Lucy Harris Studio, a high-end interior design firm based in New York City. “Things that you don’t use — the fondue pot that someone gave you for your wedding, the rice cooker that you always forget to use — store those in a harder-to-reach place.”

BEDROOM.

Chances are, even if your bedroom is neat, your closet is a pileup of clothes, shoes and bags. The solution? Build a wardrobe tailored to your needs. Harris suggests California Closets, a custom storage company with two locations in Manhattan. As a first step, a professional designer overviews the space and illustrates storage options – walk-in closets, reach-in closets, customized wardrobes. Installations are mostly done in one day.

CLEAR CONTAINERS. are essential, according to professional organizer Barbara Reich, founder of Resourceful Consultants. “If I think of the dry goods at home, I like to see the flour, the white sugar, the brown sugar,” she said. “It looks good and it’s functional.” Even the areas that are not on display should look like they could be on display, she adds.

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DIGITIZE.

Technology to the rescue! “Vital documents like birth certificates must be kept, but consider online billing and account management [to reduce paper clutter],” said professional organizer Korinne Kubena Belock, founder of Urban Simplicity. All you need is a scanner — paid bills, insurance forms, phone contracts and the like can all be digitalized. You can keep the documents in folders on your computer desktop or store them in Dropbox or Google Drive for extra backup. In case you need to retrieve them, you can always print them again.

ELECTRONICS.

How to get rid of that growing stash of outdated devices that contain sensitive information? “There are events that happen in the city every few months and you can drop-off and recycle all electronics,” said professional organizer Gail Furgal, founder of OuttaSight Organizing. Starting this year, it’s illegal to throw electronics in the trash in the city; check out nyc.gov/nycrecycles for options and more info. Dedicated companies also provide solutions: 4th Bin picks up e-waste, recycles it and issues a certificate of data destruction, said professional organizer Collette Shine, founder of Organize and Shine.

FUNCTIONALITY.

Multi-purpose furniture is crucial for organized apartment living. Stackable, space-saving pieces from Resource Furniture are made with this idea in mind. “They literally specialize in small spaces,” said interior designer Melanie Morris, co-founder of Morris & Woodhouse Interiors. Resource Furniture’s movable, extendable pieces completely transform themselves: Goliath, a narrow console for the entryway, becomes a spacious dining table for 10; Giralot is a playful, wall-mounted storage unit that swivels on a column, making it easy to hide and display items as needed.

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Goliath, a space-saving table from Resource Furniture


USM’s Haller credenza; see usm.com

GRAB & GO.

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That stuff you need every time you walk out of your apartment, like keys, wallet, maximum-strength lip balm? Round them up in a decadent, stylish bowl in your entryway and you’ll always be ready to go.

HOME.

Meaning: Everything has a place. “Things need to have their own ‘home,’” advises Belock, stressing that all items should have a designated spot, and that all members of a household should be aware of them. “If you can’t find a home for an item, you don’t have space for it,” concludes writer Leo Babauta on his blog Zen Habits.

INBOX.

“A simple inbox for items you need to act on will ensure you never lose track of important paperwork,” said Belock. “To prevent your inbox from becoming a black hole, spend five minutes in the morning reviewing the contents. Trash any papers that are no longer relevant and take action on timely ones. After a while, checking your inbox will become a habit.”

JUNK.

It’s gotta go. In addition to paper, don’t forget that tattered or unloved clothes can be discarded, too. “As an easy rule, if you haven’t worn it all season, consider donating it,” Shine said. Furgal suggests sorting garments in categories: “Place all the white blouses together, then you can see how many you have,” and easily pick the ones to discard or donate. Mementos and knickknacks can be tossed or donated with this rule, too.

KITCHEN.

If your budget permits a limited amount of customization, the kitchen is the place to splurge. “Each client has a specific way of how they use their kitchen,” said Morris. Based upon your kitchenware stock and cooking habits, cabinetry can be designed to maximize your space and accommodate your needs: Easyto-reach spice storage for avid chefs; deep cupboards to stash rarely used oversized pots.

LABELS

are the core of an organized house. A simple label maker is all you need, according to Reich. This way, “everybody is accountable for putting things back in the right place.”

MODULARITY.

When custom or built-in furniture is not an option, think modular. USM Modular Furniture, which has a Soho showroom, has lavish solutions for organizing spaces. “USM is like the Mercedes of modular storage,” said Morris. From a minimalist bookcase that reaches the ceiling to a colorful coffee table, USM units can be assembled in a variety of ways, incorporating style and functionality.

NEW.

Try not to buy things you don’t need, but if you do, there’s one golden rule: If you acquire something new, get rid of something old.

OUTBOX.

The counterpoint to your inbox. Once you’ve acted on important items — like that lingering RSVP to your niece’s wedding — move them to the outbox so they can be mailed in a timely fashion.

PAPER.

“Whether you live in a five-floor penthouse on Fifth Avenue or a studio apartment in Brooklyn, the big problem is always going to be paper,” said Nancy Heller, president and founder of Goodbye Clutter. Don’t let magazines and newspapers take over your space; keep only the latest issues and recycle old ones as new copies arrive. For events and appointments, mark the details down on a calendar then toss the cards.

QUILTED BAG SHAPERS. “One of the biggest mistakes I see in closets is purse storage,” said Belock. “Properly stuffing purses with quilted handbag shapers prevents purses from losing their shape when empty, and they keep purses lined up neatly on open shelving.” The Container Store has silver shapers designed by professional organizers in varying sizes for bags (as well as boots).

Quilted Bag Shapers from containerstore.com

ROLLER SHADES.

What’s stashed in our living room shelves is not always worthy of being displayed. To cover up unsightly items, a roller shade does the trick nicely, especially if it complements the room’s décor. Install the brackets on the underside of top shelf to cover or reveal objects.

Brother P-touch labeler; brother-usa.com

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TRAYS.

Très chic. Trays are an exquisite solution for keeping beauty products tidy. This is especially true if the trays are silver: The effect is as if cosmetics are being Queen Anne “served.” Oblong Tray, from

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VIRTUAL CLOSET. The perfect solution for a clothes horse: An outsourced closet. Manhattan-based Garde Robe is a luxury wardrobe storage and valet service that provides “endless closet space.” Garments are professionally photographed; each garment is cataloged by item type, designer, size and season. The items are then carefully stored in a wardrobe, while images and descriptions are merged onto a password-protected website that can be accessed anytime. “A client [can] call and say, ‘I’d like the red coat with the leopard trim’ and they will bring it over,” said Heller.

WASTED TIME. UBER.

Sometimes it’s not identifying what to get rid of, it’s actually getting the stuff out the door that’s the challenge. Take it easy and call Uber. “I call Uber up, I get a car, I go downstairs with bags and I take them right over to Housing Works where everything is donated,” said Shine, revealing a practice shared by other organizers. Cars’ availability can be easily checked with an app, making a trip easy to schedule — especially important when there are many bags to deliver. “They will wait for you, they will help you with loading and unloading your bags,” adds Furgal. Additionally, since the whole transaction is paid automatically by a credit card on file, there’s no fumbling for cash while juggling packages, Shine said.

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CELEB CRIBS

The artist’s way

Edwina Sandys on Soho, sculptures and her famous lineage as Churchill’s granddaughter BY CHRISTOPHER CAMERON | PHOTOGRAPHED BY STUDIO SCRIVO

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his is Margaret Thatcher in the bathtub,” said the artist Edwina Sandys, pointing to one of her early paintings while seated in her sprawling Soho loft. The acrylic, titled “Ich Lerne Deutsch,” depicts the Iron Lady as a white figure soaking in a multicolored bubble bath with a book called “Teach Yourself German.” It wasn’t done from life, she reassures. “I made this at the time Britain was going into Europe,” Sandys said of Britain’s “plunge” into the European Union. She enjoys taking a satirical look at Westminster’s top brass — a world with which she is very familiar. For one, Edwina knew Thatcher, as well as former Prime Minister John Major. Her sculptures have been commissioned by the United Nations and she has presented works to both Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. But unlike many other artists, it wasn’t cutting social commentary that first connected Sandys with the upper echelons of politics. Instead, Sandys was born into this: Her parents were Duncan Sandys, a conservative Member of Parliament and Diana Churchill, the eldest daughter of Sir Winston and Clementine Churchill. Growing up in London, she spent her school holidays at Chartwell, the Churchill family estate in Kent — a place she’s immortalized in a cheeky lithograph called simply “Chartwell.” The print juxtaposes a colorless Winston Churchill seated with a brush and a blank easel in front of his lushly landscaped retreat, looking as if he is going to take a stab at painting the massive old house. The country home, depicted as a swirl of earthy greens, yellows, reds and browns, looks like it might swallow him. Sandys is reluctant to speak of her grandfather, whom she clearly holds in the highest esteem. However, in the definitive book on her work, “Edwina Sandys Art,” she recalls evenings at Chartwell, “when the mood had mellowed, with the brandy and cigars, Grandpapa would frequently hold the table spellbound as he recited poetry until tears came to his eyes.” Sandys is lithe, and a ginger like her grandfather. She’s just as theatrical, too. When, after 15 minutes or so, she came out of her bedroom for this interview, she headed straight for the kitchen brandishing a bottle of red Louboutin nail polish. She began carefully painting her nails as a reporter and photo crew looked on. “Red is my favorite color,” she added. “You can’t beat red for drama.” That “drama” is evident the minute you enter the loft from the elevator. The entire

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“Red is my favorite color. You can’t beat red for drama.” —Edwina Sandys The artist, seated in front of “Angel of Hope,” an aluminum piece made in 1998 in response to the Oklahoma City bombing.


The exterior of the cast iron building. RIGHT: “Mascara,” bronze resin, 1975. BELOW: The oversized great room has Carrara marble floors.

foyer is painted a bold lipstick red, and the effect is akin to a matador inviting visitors to charge full-steam inside. The foyer leads to a small gallery where the walls are jam-packed with her framed red and white prints. From there, a low-ceilinged hallway opens into the great room — a massive, open space filled with Sandys’ mixed-media work and confetti-colored paintings. Of the hundreds of works of art on display throughout the home, only one stands out as not being a Sandys original: a large Renaissance landscape with gentle chiaroscuro that Sandys’ husband, architect Richard Kaplan, inherited. Sandys met Kaplan in 1984 on a trip to the Hamptons and they married not long after. For years, they lived at his apartment CONTINUED ON PG 26

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RIGHT: A half bath, painted in Sandys’ favorite shade. BELOW: Sandys and her husband Richard Kaplan. FAR RIGHT: “Target of Abuse,” painted aluminum, 1994.

on East 66th Street, but as the art piled up, the couple set out to find an authentic artist’s live/work space. In 1995, they purchased a bewitching 19th-century jewelry showroom with marble floors and Corinthian columns — it was also the location of the first season of MTV’s “The Real World” in 1992. Kaplan set to work transforming the space into a 6,500-square foot, five-bedroom duplex, which became Sandys’ workspace and showroom. (The prime Soho address, at the corner of Broadway and Prince Street, was briefly on the market last year asking $10.9 million.) “I’ve been here [in Soho] for about 20 years, and it has changed,” Sandys said. “I think that a lot of the side streets have become really wonderful. I like the high-end stores and I like the little start-up fashion shops. But I think the trouble is that some of the big stores are not so interesting because you find them everywhere. It makes the neighborhood less interesting.” Life in New York City has helped catapult Sandys to a covetable height in the ultracompetitive, increasingly political art world. Today, Sandys’ work is in the permanent collections of the Tate and the Brooklyn Museum, and has been shown at galleries across the globe. But success as an artist wasn’t by any means written into her cards. As a young woman, growing up at a time when

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Oxbridge colleges and parliament largely shunned women, Sandys struggled to find a shoe that fit in her larger-than-life lineage. “All my family had pretty well been in politics: my father, uncle and grandfather. And I thought, ‘What can I do? What can I do that’s not just being a nice lady, a nice friend and everything?’” Sandys said. “I had written a novel [“Truth Lies Somewhere in Between”]. I thought at first that I would like to be a TV anchor, but that was far too scary. And then I thought I might try going into parliament. I did try.” “But my husband at the time [former conservative MP Piers Dixon] was also going to go into parliament, and they wanted me to be the nice lady and help him with all the events,” Sandys shrugs. She seems to feel that it was just as well. After all, it wasn’t until she gave up on achieving political office that she really began to paint and sculpt seriously. “I was about 30 when I actually started making art,” Sandys said. “I did some paintings and a friend of mine had a restaurant in Chelsea in London. All his paintings had been stolen the week before and he said he would love to have mine. All of them sold. It was very exciting and I thought, ‘That went well, why not continue with that?’” It was “continuing with that,” — producing art, showing it and building her reputation in Europe — that brought Sandys to

New York City in the mid-1970s, where her first solo exhibition at the Hammer Galleries attracted the likes of Salvador Dali. During that time, Sandys developed a high-contrast style; her prints and paintings typically feature white, almost cartoonish, figures against a colorful backdrop. Similarly, her sculptures play with positive and negative space. Her art often has something to say about sex or about human relations — but if there’s an overarching theme to Sandys’ oeuvre, it’s liberation and femininity. Nearly all of her works feature a rather straightforward message, best summarized by the title of her sculpture, “Woman Free.” The 15-foot marble work contrasts a smooth female figure against the rough rectangular marble block from which she was carved. She stands free, and polished, as if she can go anywhere. “It’s one of my iconic, classic pieces,” Sandys said. Above all, Sandys’ work is humorous and perceptive, as only someone looking from the inside out can be. In the introduction to “Edwina Sandys Art,” English artist, historian and poet Sir Roland Penrose writes, “When you meet Edwina Sandys, she looks straight through you as easily as if you were a slice of Gruyere.” More aptly, her coat of arms has given her the privilege to poke fun at power, along with the shrewdness to make it stick. 


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CITY LIVING

The raw and the cooked

City’s dwindling stock of “true” lofts get tricked out as super-luxe abodes

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BY CHRISTOPHER CAMERON

one are the days when a limestone mansion on the Upper East Side was the ultimate New York City status symbol. Today, it’s an expansive downtown loft that has become the quintessential Manhattan home. Romanticized by Hollywood and television producers (think late-1980s/early-1990s blockbusters like “Big,” “Ghost” and “Three Men and a Baby”), the ad-hoc livework spaces of Soho, Tribeca and beyond are now the fixation of wealthy homebuyers the world over. Yet today, just over 40 years since they were legalized for residential occupancy, only a handful of truly raw lofts exist in all of Manhattan, industry insiders told Luxury Listings. Each passing year, a few more members of New York City’s 1960s and ‘70s avant-garde die, allowing their highly-coveted loft spaces to hit the real estate market for the first time in decades. Then, snapped up by wealthy investors eager to tap into the cultural cachet of owning an “authentic artist’s loft,” these homes are given highend finishes, chef’s kitchens and roof decks — not to

mention bedroom walls. Thus, another raw loft is moved up the housing hierarchy, from a makeshift artist squat to penthouse playground. “Generally speaking, people are renovating lofts with the ‘new-condo aesthetic,’” said Jeremy Stein, a senior global real estate advisor at Sotheby’s International Realty, who is currently listing a mostly-raw Soho loft space, already prepped for a big-ticket renovation, for $10.75 million. “They are really tricking these things out, and renovating in a manner that removes the original bones. You then have one less loft in the world.” Stein estimates that there are only perhaps two or three raw loft spaces left in Soho, and another two or three in Tribeca — although there are more lofts to be found throughout Manhattan in the former commercial buildings of Chinatown, Hell’s Kitchen and beyond. But with more and more lofts vanishing from the market each year, prices for unfinished loft spaces — which already list anywhere from about $3 to $12 million — are expected to continue their climb, brokers said. It’s a rags-to-riches story if there ever was one.

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ronically, the once-illegal loft, anti-establishment to its core, was the bedfellow of capitalist interests nearly from the beginning. It started in 1962 when Chester Rapkin, the influential theorist of urban planning, took a page out of London’s playbook and rebranded downtown’s derelict cast-iron industrial buildings south of Houston Street as Soho. The success of the new appellation crystallized what was already a nascent, artist-fueled transformation of Lower Manhattan’s former red-light district into the luxury retail and celebrity-housing corridor familiar to New Yorkers (and, of course, tourists) today. At the time of Soho’s branding, artists were living in illegal gypsy camps above largely defunct commercial spaces. The threat of Robert Moses’ Lower Manhattan Expressway — the infamous 10-lane elevated highway would have paved over swaths of Soho and Little Italy — had pushed most manufacturing out of the area. Landlords were happy to collect whatever meager rent they could, according to longtime loft resident Shael Shapiro, co-author of “Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of Soho.” “The artists paid very little and the landlords made very few repairs,” he said. By 1967, the first successful artist co-op was housing a few dozen now-eminent fig-

ures of the avant-garde at 80 Wooster Street, including George Maciunas, Yoko Ono and Nam June Paik. The warehouse soon became the headquarters of Fluxus, an international network of neo-Dadaists, which Maciunas described “as a fusion of Spike Jones, vaudeville, gags, children’s games and Duchamp.” The co-op’s success as a live-work art space almost immediately made the building the prototype for hundreds of loft conversions

to say, ‘Hey! Maybe I can make some money converting warehouses into lofts.’ So some of the earliest developers in Soho ended up being artists,” said Shapiro, who drafted an early version of the law that eventually legalized loft living. Around that time, Shapiro recalls co-op owners meeting to discuss strategies for keeping lofts affordable for artists. But after witnessing the relatively large sums being made by other loft owners who cashed out, the group decided not to keep prices artificially low. “We would have just been subsidizing the buyer at our own expense,” Shapiro said. Lofts were now subject to the same economic forces affecting real estate throughout the city. By the 1980s, Soho residents were bemoaning the loss of galleries as the neighborhood evolved into a tourist attraction. By the 1990s, uptown boutiques were replacing art spaces at a revolutionary pace, according to Shapiro. Today, after nearly four decades of snowball gentrification, Soho is one the most expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan — the median sale price of new development condominiums reached $4.7 million in the second quarter of 2014, the highest in Manhattan, according to the brokerage MNS — largely thanks to the loft.

Renovating a raw loft space will cost anywhere from $250 to $1,000 per square foot — although, of course, the sky’s the limit.

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downtown. Within a few years, loft values were skyrocketing. “I bought a loft at 80 Wooster Street in 1967 for $5,000 and sold it for $36,000 [in the early 1970s],” Shapiro said. “I thought it was incredible that you could sell a loft for $36,000; that you could actually make money at it.” Thus, it became the artists themselves who initially gentrified their close-knit bohemian communities. “As time went on people started


429 GREENWICH STREET #9B

A liberal amount of stainless steel distinguishes this unique 3,954-square-foot double corner residence in Tribeca’s Dietz Lantern Building — a former lantern factory. And for the $10.49 million price tag, the buyer receives four bedrooms, four baths and a private terrace. And fans of industrial design will love the twelve-foot barrel ceilings, arched brick doorways with original stamped metal fire doors, stainless steel kitchen and concrete baths. Stribling’s Mary Ellen Cashman and Jane Gardner have the listing.

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he second generation of loft owners — mostly artists and families — didn’t tend to over-renovate. Downtown lofts remained makeshift flats; vast wall-less spaces with as many bedrooms and bathrooms as the resident could afford tucked into nooks and closets. But the loft of today — synonymous with high-end finishes and over-the-top amenities — is only as recent as the monsoons of externally sourced money that have washed over Manhattan the past 15 years or so. The competition for housing in Manhattan is so cutthroat that any large space naturally commands a premium. “Where else can you get 5,000 square feet on one floor?” said Douglas Elliman’s Gabrielle Frank, who regularly markets loft spaces in downtown Manhattan. “It’s something buyers couldn’t possibly get on Park Avenue. In fact, now [uptown] developers are trying to copy what we have down in Soho and Tribeca.” Moreover, the trend amongst today’s multimillionaires is to emulate the creative classes. They prefer blank canvases to finished products — and lofts offer the ideal opportunity to create a truly bespoke home. “People are even converting churches and banks, spaces that weren’t formerly habitable,” Frank said. “I think wealthy buyers like the idea of history. They like to know what these spaces used to be.” Full of history — but

without the aesthetic thumbprint of a previous generation. Every square inch of a loft, from the building materials to the layout, can be tailored to an individual’s exacting needs. Still, some say it’s absurd to drop millions on what is essentially an empty shell that requires additional millions to renovate. Brokers estimate renovating a raw loft space will cost anywhere from $250 to $1,000 per square foot  — although, of course, the sky’s the limit. Nevertheless, compared with the price of new condos, buying and renovating loft space can still present a deal. “It is rare to find a raw loft space, because there are fewer and fewer of them,” Stein said. “But when one crops up, people see the opportunity to renovate it and add value.” “Lofts are selling mostly to investors,” he adds. But these investors aren’t necessarily flipping their properties, he said. Instead, they’re residing in these spaces with the intention of someday selling for a significantly marked-up price. Today’s “raw” lofts are almost universally delivered in a hybrid state, partially renovated but with many of the original bones still exposed. Take Penthouse B of 481 Greenwich Street in Soho, a 4,500-square-foot loft space currently listed with Stein for $10.75 million. At first glance it appears to be an archetypal loft: crude, spacious and guts exposed. But another look reveals a pre-installed high-end

kitchen and floors, ceilings and walls that have all been finished and painted. This is frou-frou DIY par excellence: a space readied for a team of interior designers, rather than the owner, to get down and dirty in. Unit 2B at 473 Broome Street in Soho, a loft on the market with Core’s Michael Rubin and Shaun Osher for $4.89 million, comes more or less ready for a design team, rather than a contractor. The apartment is delivered as a white box, but according to Rubin, “everything in it has been upgraded by the previous owner, an artist who lived there for about 15 years.” For those who really covet the authentic DIY loft renovation experience, Brooklyn, as it so often is these days, is now the “it” locale. And the Manhattan-esque prices commanded by Brooklyn’s loft-filled neighborhoods, like Williamsburg and Bushwick, serve as a testament to just how powerful a status symbol lofts remain. “I tried to buy my daughter a loft in Brooklyn,” Shapiro said. “I was absolutely shocked by how difficult [and expensive] it had become.” Still, for those with big dreams and hefty bank accounts to match, there’s no shortage of lofts on the Manhattan market. From mostly-raw spaces to fully “gourmet” spreads, read on for a look at some of the hottest downtown lofts up for grabs today. CONTINUED ON PG 30

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481 GREENWICH STREET #PHB This hybrid raw/renovated Soho condo is design-team ready, with exposed but polished bones. Asking $10.75 million, the 4,500-square-foot loft boasts nearly 3,000 square feet of outdoor space and a private elevator. The pad includes two open floors, original columns, exposed brick walls and multiple skylights. Jeremy V. Stein, Robin Stein and Jennifer Lanza of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.

473 BROOME STREET #2B

For those who really want to create a bespoke living space, this mostly raw 2,400-square-foot loft in Soho is on the market for $4.89 million. A high-end kitchen has been installed, but the rest of the renovation is up to the buyer’s tastes. The co-op features Corinthian columns and a rooftop terrace. Michael Rubin and Shaun Osher of Core are listing the property. Photography provided by CORE

420 WEST BROADWAY #PHB

A testament to how far the loft has come, this jaw-dropping former raw loft space is asking $19.75 million — $5,496 per square foot. Once a raw loft space, architects Edward Siegel and Ernest de la Torre transformed the place into a stunning 3,593-square-foot co-op. Beyond the high-end kitchen and private terrace, this home comes with artistic provenance: “This was where one came to see the shows of artists like Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein in the early years [of Soho],” according to the listing. Douglas Elliman’s Raphael De Niro and Adam Modlin of the Modlin Group are co-listing the apartment.

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30 CROSBY STREET #4B

With both factory elements and high-end finishes, this 4,123-square-foot Soho loft asks $8.25 million. Besides columns, expansive wood floors and a heavy helping of exposed brick, the condo also boasts a chef’s kitchen by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, climatecontrolled wine storage, a woodburning fireplace and three custom marble baths. Daren Herzberg, Julie Pham and Brian Babst of Corcoran are marketing the property. Photo credit: Lauren Coleman Photography

76 CROSBY STREET #4

In the heart of cobblestone Soho, this high-end renovation job is on the market for $9.99 million. Weighing in at a sizable 5,262 square feet, this fourbedroom, three-bathroom loft has swapped the raw aesthetic for the “new condo” feel, complete with a “state-of-the-art” Lutron system. The full-floor condo features a classic rectangular shape, 22 windows and a chef’s kitchen. Edward Hickey and Susan Meisel of Meisel Real Estate have the listing. 


MANHATTAN MARKET ROUNDUP

WHAT TO EXPECT

Foreign buyers paying cash, super-luxe condos and other trends to watch in 2015 BY E.B. SOLOMONT

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New condo prices up

Price pop? The average sale price in Manhattan jumped to $1.68 million in the third quarter of 2014, an 18 percent increase from the third quarter of 2013. Price appreciation in the luxury market during the same period was even steeper: The average sale price increased 34 percent to $7.25 million, according to data from real estate appraisal firm Miller Samuel. Whether price appreciation willcontinue Year of the premiere at the same clip is a source of debate. “New Some 6,200 new condo apartments are development condo prices have risen 60 set to hit the market this year — compared percent in the last two years,” said Diane with 3,100 in 2014, according to data obtained Ramirez, president of Halstead Property, from Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. said at a recent real estate industry Because of the high cost of land and rising luncheon. “You can’t sustain those kind of construction prices, developers have been price increases without leveling off.” mostly focused on building pricey luxury Still, Maitland said she expects prices in apartments to make the projects pencil out. the luxury market to continue their upward In recent months, concerns about a trajectory, because “there’s a larger potential glut of homes for sale at the top demographic of buyers who are looking of the market has be en causing concern. in that range and spending in that range But not everyone agrees. “I still feel very than ever before.” (The luxury market is bullish on the market,” said Susan De generally defined as the top 10 percent of França, president and CEO of Douglas the market in terms of price.) Elliman New Development Marketing. “We —SUSAN DE FRANÇA, Kathy Braddock, managing director of still see a real, real strong, deep-rooted Douglas Elliman brokerage William Raveis NYC, noted that demand internationally to purchase in New Development Marketing buyers from Russia, China and Brazil are New York City.” still looking to move their money out of those countries. Among those buyers, Boutique boom there’s a continued appetite for trophy apartments. “There’s an Condo developers are bringing a crop of boutique buildings to underlying reason why these trophy apartments will sell,” she the market, each crafted with a level of attention aimed at drawing said. Investors “are trying to diversify their assets because of the discerning buyers. The trend has already started to take hold: global picture.” According to Corcoran Sunshine, 91 properties were set to hit the Manhattan market in 2014, with an average of 37 units each. That Interest rate increase compares with 18 properties launched in 2010, with an average of Interest rates are still at record lows, but it’s widely believed 84 units per property. an increase is coming. And while Federal Reserve Chairwoman The boutique projects inJanet Yellen hasn’t indicated when, economists point to someclude the 12-unit 515 West 29th time in mid-June. Street and an eight-unit buildThat prediction means the next ing at 559 West 23rd Street. six months are likely to be busy. “I think the new luxury is bou“People are doing deals now as tique buildings,” said Douglas opposed to six months from now, Elliman’s Frances Katzen, the because there’s more certainty,” exclusive broker for 60 White said Jay Neveloff, a partner at the Street, a boutique building that law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis launched late last year (see & Frankel. “No one has a crystal page 54 for more). ball,” he said, but everyone realizes And then there are bespoke rates are at record lows. residences. At 45 East 22nd De França said an interest rate Street, for instance, would-be change would mainly impact firstbuyers of the 83 condo units time buyers, rather than the luxury market. That’s because in can choose from three wood finishes for the kitchen flooring and New York City, many luxury sales are all-cash, or a significant cabinetry. “Choice in the past has been a complete no-no,” said amount of cash. Many of these sales involve foreign investors, Leonard Steinberg, president of Urban Compass. “People like the who are expected to continue parking their money in New York idea of having their own personal choices.” real estate. “I see a more competitive market in the $10 million and “The financial-crisis hangover is still with us,” said Miller up” category, said Wendy Maitland, director of sales at Town Samuel’s Jonathan Miller. “Investors are wary of financial market Residential. “There’s going to be a lot of attention paid to the investing. They’ve shifted to hard assets.”  architecture and design and the quality.” ew York City’s real estate market didn’t miss a beat last year. Even if its pace showed signs of stabilizing, prices reached new, record-breaking heights — notably, last fall, when billionaire Leonard Blavatnik dropped $80 million for a unit at 834 Fifth Avenue owned by New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, the most ever paid for a co-op apartment in the city. So it’s no surprise that there’s more luxury housing coming as developers race to complete towers on 57th Street, which has come to be known as “Billionaire’s Row.” Meanwhile, other developments across the city are reaching for the sky, in both price and height. Read on for more of what to expect in 2015.

60%

the past two years

“We still see a real, real strong, deep-rooted demand internationally to purchase in New York City.”

6,200 con-

do units are set to launch this year, up from 3,100 in 2014

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Average sale price jumped to

$1.68M

in Q3 2014


Terraced Duplex Condo on East 67th Stylish Candela prwr condo. Renov 2BR, 2.5 bth. LR w WBFP, MBR w Juliet balcony. $4.75M. Web #9690931. Anna Hargraves Hall 212-452-4421

Corner 1BR with Terrace on Lower Fifth

Sophisticated Art-Filled Flatiron Condop Loft

Sweeping W.Village views, crnr din area, Valcucine kit, MBR w dress area. W/D. FS co-op. $1.75M. Web #11699482. Cornelia Van Amburg 646-613-2683

Dining room, living room, media/bedroom, master bedroom, guest suite, library, 3 baths, chef’s kitchen. $6.995M. Web #11189669. Susan Shafton 646-613-2729/Melissa Ann Shafton 646-613-2733

Carnegie Hill 3BR, 2.5 Bath Duplex

Midtown West Investor’s Dream

4-5 Bedroom on Prime West Side Block

Preserved Prospect Place Townhouse

LR with 9'+ beamed ceilings & city views, custom winding staircase, W/D. FS prewar co-op. $2.85M. Web #11388330. Bahar Tavakolian 212-434-7062

806 sf loft-like 1BR/1 bath w direct Rockefeller Plaza views, 10' ceilings. FS condo w drmn. $1.395M. Web #11423623. Charlotte Van Doren 212-585-4521

Huge EIK, double LR, DR, MBR suite & adjacent studio, open city views. FS co-op. 75% fin. $5.495M. Web #9690205. Cathy Taub 212-452-4387

Romanesque revival w 6 fplcs, orig dtls, skylights, gas sconces. 3BRs, LR, FDR, EIK, sun rm, grdn. $2.499M. Web #11815338. Erica Sullivan 718-208-1907

2BR, 2 Bth PH in East Village TH Condo

5100 sf Tribeca Triplex Penthouse Loft

Penthouse on SPS with 2 Large Terraces

3BR, 2 Bth PH Dplx High Above Chelsea

2 WBFPs, chef’s kit w skylight, planted roofdeck. W/D, CAC. Condo. $2.595M. Web #11325507. Mary Ellen Cashman 917-710-2655/Jane Gardner 646-526-7656

Spectacular skylight, 6BRs, 3 living areas, 2 kits, 5.5 bths, gym & 3 terraces. Boutique condo. $12.995M. Web #9992101. Sean Turner 646-613-2619

Newly renovated, WBFP, 3BRs, 4 baths, EIK, FDR, sunny with 4 exposures, partial river views. $4.5M. Web #10228845. Sharon Flynn 917-209-8771

2251 sf + 1000 sf terr. LR/DR, open chef’s kit, MBR suite. W/D. 24-hr drmn. Brokr/ownr. $5.495M. Web #10244165. Steven Sumser 646-613-2741

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1) 252 East 57th Street 2) A rendering of 520 Park Avenue 3) Bloomingdale’s flagship at East 59th Street 4) The sales gallery at 252 East 57th Street

CONDO COMEUPPANCE

New developments blurring the line between Upper East Side and Midtown

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East Side,” Pamela D’Arc, a Stribling broker marketing loomingdale’s is a great place to shop — but 252 East 57th Street, told the Times. (The lower half would you want to live around there? Inof the building, designed by Skidmore, Owings and creasingly, developers and buyers are anMerrill, will have 173 luxury rental apartments.) swering “yes” to that question. A big part of this perception-shifting has to do with Buoyed by the success of 432 Park the numbers: Simply put, people will pay more to say Avenue, the tallest residential tower in the western they live on the Upper East Side rather than in Midtown hemisphere, dozens of luxury condos are going up or East. In the third quarter of 2014, the average sales have gone up recently along the borders of the Upper price for a home in Midtown East was $1.16 million, East Side and Midtown, an area bounded roughly by according to CityRealty data cited by the Times; on the Park Avenue to the west, Second Avenue to the east, Upper East Side, $2.24 million. 60th Street to the north and 57th Street to the south. Businesses in the area, particSome of these condos, too, ularly at ground level, reflect the are already among the priciest “It’s an area that has kind changing demographic. A Whole in Manhattan. Take 520 Park Foods has opened, as have two Avenue: The 54-story limestone of been forgotten and public schools. Other businesses tower, designed by Robert A.M. not developed as much are opening as well, many aimed Stern Architects and currently at catering to the new condo under construction, is capped by in recent years.” owners. Spa Castle Premier 57, a a triplex penthouse asking $130 —Gabby Warshawer, CityRealty three-level sauna and spa commillion. At 252 East 57th Street, plex, opened in November at 57th a 65-story tower underway from Street and Park Avenue. The World Wide Group plans the World Wide Group and Rose Associates, the to include three levels of retail in 252 East 57th Street. penthouse is $37.5 million, according to the New York The developer is also planning a new residential Times. Two-bedrooms start at $4.5 million and a fivehigh-rise on 60th Street, between Lexington and bedroom is going for $21.25 million. Want to add a Third avenues, across from Bloomingdale’s. It will parking space? That’s an additional $250,000. reportedly be similar to 252 East 57th Street, further “It is an area that has kind of been forgotten and blurring the lines between Midtown and the Upper not developed as much in recent years,” Gabby WarEast Side by bringing in more luxury condos. shawer, CityRealty’s director of research and commu“It’s like Tokyo and Yokohama,” Tamir Shemesh, a nications, told the Times. “It’s finally having its day.” Corcoran Group broker who works in the area, told the Brokers and marketers are positioning the area as Times. “They used to be far from each other and now a gateway to the tonier neighborhood to the north — if they’re one big city.” —Tom Acitelli not a part of it altogether. “It’s the new start of the Upper

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NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$380,850 $881,377 $1,656,800 N/A $18,052,656

UPPER EAST SIDE

Big deal

Record rental

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,208 $3,620 $5,661 $12,574 $27,023

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

A record-breaking offer, haute handbags and a seriously large spread $80 million

Offer New York Jets owner Woody Johnson accepted for 834 Fifth Avenue, an all-time record for co-ops

$4,500

Price of a “Meneghina” bag at Valextra’s new Madison Avenue shop

9,799

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he city’s priciest rental listing found a taker last month, when the full 39th floor of the Pierre rented for $500,000 per month. The sixbedroom, 6.5-bathroom apartment spans just under 4,800 square feet and overlooks Central Park. The city’s previous rental record was held by the penthouses of the New York Palace Hotel, which rented for $25,000 a night, or $250,000 a month.

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ew York City’s newest priciest townhouse — a six-story mansion at 24 East 81st Street — has hit the market asking $63 million. The 17,850-square-foot townhouse was originally built as a single-family home for early-20th century developer Jeremiah C. Lyons. The home is split up into six separate units at the moment, according to Curbed. There are 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and eight fireplaces.

Size, in square feet, of the penthouse at The Mark at 25 East 77th Street, the largest cond-op on the market Sources: The Real Deal, New York Post, StreetEasy

Pricey digs

Costly condos on the Upper East Side PRICE $34.9 million ADDRESS 3 East 95th Street TYPE/SIZE Seven bedrooms, six baths; 10,350 square feet WOW FACTOR This French neoclassical-style home is sure to impress.

Celebrity watch

Messing around

PRICE $22.5 million ADDRESS 3 East 80th Street, #2/3/4 TYPE/SIZE Four bedrooms, four baths, one half bath; 5,523 square feet HISTORIC STYLE This 10-room Art Nouveau-inspired residence has a private elevator.

Source: StreetEasy

“Will & Grace” star DEBRA MESSING has picked up a new Upper East Side apartment. The actress, now starring in NBC’s new “The Mysteries of Laura,” paid $5.45 MILLION for a four-bedroom, four-bathroom co-op at 3 EAST 84TH STREET. The apartment is just half a block from Central Park and features 10-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, a library and a Juliette balcony.

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1) Lincoln Center 2) Hawthorn Park, overlooking Lincoln Center 3) Amenities at Hawthorn Park include a pool 4) The building at 625 West 57th Street will have 709 rental units.

LINCOLN LEASES

Upscale, amenity-rich rental towers coming soon to Lincoln Square

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Hawthorn Park was more than half leased by the ould-be residents of Lincoln Square end of October last year, according to the Times. have long been drawn to the area’s Tenants have included families as well as retirees convenient, central location — stradlooking for pieds-à-terre in the city, Albertson said. dling Midtown and the Upper West “They’ll have other residences and then pop around Side — as well as the cultural behehere now and then,” she said. moth that shares the nabe’s namesake: The 16-acre The building’s amenities include a landscaped Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. terrace, a playroom and a 50-foot lap pool. Units But housing in this area — delineated roughly as feature marble bathrooms, kitchens with granite north of West 59th Street and south of West 72nd countertops and floors, floor-toStreet and between the Hudson Rivceiling windows and washer/dryers. er and Central Park — has, in recent Several new towers will The other Glenwood tower, the years, been defined by exceedingly 256-unit 175 West 60th Street, upscale condos and co-ops (think bring more than 2,000 is scheduled to open in 2016. By glittering, big-name buildings like rental apartments to then, two other buildings should the Time Warner Center and 15 Centhe Lincoln Square area be finished in the area’s western tral Park West), with limited options reaches. The Durst Organization is for those wishing to rent in a merely by next year. building a pyramid-shaped tower upscale building. Until now. at 625 West 57th Street, which will Several new towers will bring have 709 rental units. The Dermot Company and the more than 2,000 rental units to the Lincoln Square AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust are constructing area by next year, many of them with high-end, condothe massive 616-unit 21 West End Avenue nearby. like amenities, such as pools and full-time doormen. The apartment development is coming at an ausGlenwood Management, one of Manhattan’s picious time for Lincoln Square. Traditionally, the area biggest luxury landlords, has built one of the new was more popular for condo development because towers and is planning a second. The 54-story the cost of land was so high. A temporary drop in land Hawthorn Park, at 160 West 62nd Street, started prices, though, seeded the ground for rentals. leasing its 339 apartments last May, Glenwood’s “We happened to buy our two parcels when land director of leasing, Nancy Albertson, told the New York prices were a little lower a few years ago,” Glenwood Times; construction is slated for completion this year. executive vice president Gary Jacob told the Times, Glenwood opted for a tax abatement, which means “but for somebody to buy a property with today’s the apartments are rent-stabilized. Still, studios start land prices, it probably wouldn’t be feasible to do a at a hefty $3,690; one-bedrooms at $4,500; tworental.” — Tom Acitelli bedrooms at $8,630; and three-bedrooms at $19,015.

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NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$522,180 $800,407 $1,623,944 $3,582,857 $10,550,000

UPPER WEST SIDE

On the market

To have and have not

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,266 $2,983 $4,626 $8,012 $12,900

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

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Number of still-life photos in Annie Leibovitz’s exhibit at the New York Historical Society at 170 Central Park West, on view through February 22

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egendary actress Lauren Bacall’s apartment at the Dakota hit the market in November, asking $26 million. The spread at 1 West 72nd Street boasts nine rooms — five of which face Central Park — with fireplaces and original details. Bacall purchased the home for $48,000 in 1961; among her neighbors were Boris Karloff and Roberta Flack.

Strange happenings

$99

Price for a jar of mustard infused with black truffles at Maille’s new Columbus Avenue mustard boutique

$325 million

Cost of the planned six-story addition — the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation —  at the Museum of Natural History Sources: DNAInfo, The Real Deal

Pricey digs

Tony townhouses on the Upper West Side PRICE $30 million ADDRESS 3 Riverside Drive

Brokering and entering

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avid Kim, a former broker at the Corcoran Group, received a nineyear prison sentence for burglarizing a fivestory Upper West Side townhouse that he helped sell. Kim was accused of entering the home of art dealer Tina Kim and her husband, Jae Chung, at 141 West 81st Street, and stealing about $500,000 in luxury items, such as a Gucci wallet, Louis Vuitton accessories and a Hermès passport holder.

Celebrity watch

Sell hard

TYPE/SIZE Six bedrooms, eight baths, one half bath; 10,867 square feet MASTERPIECE This mansion has mahogany moldings and marble staircases.

PRICE $17.9 million ADDRESS 41 West 70th Street TYPE/SIZE Seven bedrooms, six baths, one half bath; 6,920 square feet LIFT OFF An elevator connects all five floors of this rebuilt Renaissance Revival style home.

Source: StreetEasy

BRUCE WILLIS can outwit movie terrorists and Upper West Side luxury-apartment hunters alike. His $12.99 MILLION three-bedroom pad was in contract less than two weeks after hitting market in December, according to the New York Post. Not a bad deal considering that Willis bought the apartment at the Emory Roth-designed El Dorado at 300 CENTRAL PARK WEST just two years ago for $8.9 million. Willis bought the place from U2’s Adam Clayton.

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1) Rockefeller Center 2) A 1933 photo of Rockefeller Center 3) The iconic entrance at 30 Rock 4) John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s five sons

ROCK OUT

After finding “a deal,” the Rockefellers depart iconic 30 Rockefeller Center

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new Gilded Age is upon us. Wealth masterpiece — even after selling Rockefeller Center in inequality in the U.S. has reached levels 2000 — isn’t exactly running out of cash. “What’s differnot seen since the 1920s and “patrimonial ent is there are nearly 300 of us now,” David Jr., a memcapitalism” — where wealth is not earned ber of the fourth generation, briefly told the Times. Many in the clan no longer feel a connection to but passed down — is back, at least if rock star economist Thomas Piketty is to be believed. So the family office. “The family office used to mean it’s an interesting moment for the Rockefellers to once everything, the whole shebang,” he added. Almost immediately after the 1929 stock market again be making headlines. First, the scions of the Rockefeller family — who enjoy collapse, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. began developing the remnants of a fortune made in oil — provocatively Rockefeller Center as its sole financier. The initial cost of property acquisition and announced that they are divesting construction was $250 million, a 1930 its philanthropic organization, the “I would be surprised if issue of Popular Science estimated. $860 million Rockefeller Brothers And according to Vanity Fair, John Fund, from fossil fuels. And now the they weren’t worried Jr.’s personal expenditures on the Rockefellers are saying sayonara to about rent.” project totaled $125 million between their Manhattan office namesake: —Jerry Speyer, chairman, 1929 and 1939 — that’s roughly $2.1 30 Rockefeller Center — known to Tishman Speyer billion in today’s dollars, according to TV lovers simply as “30 Rock” — a the Bureau of Labor Statistics. building they no longer own. The But that was just a drop in the bucket of the vast family, with only a modicum of explanation, will be relocating their offices to another Rockefeller building, Rockefeller fortune. John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s net worth 1 Rockefeller Center, where the digs are less prime, in 1937 has been estimated at around $340 billion in today’s dollars, which makes him the richest American according to the New York Times. When asked about the sudden move, David Rock- of all time. To put that in perspective, his fortune was efeller Jr. responded with the tight-lipped business equivalent to about 1.5 percent of the entire nation’s acumen of his great-great-grandfather, simply saying: economic output at the time. And in 1917, he gave John Jr. $460 million (about $5 billion in today’s dollars). “We got a deal we are not at liberty to speak about.” Now, a relatively humbler family — their precise And Jerry Speyer, chairman of Tishman Speyer, which co-owns Rockefeller Center, offered only specu- worth is unknown — doesn’t seem overly nostalgic. lation, adding, “I would be surprised if they weren’t wor- “We decided to start again at 1 Rock,” David Jr. said. ried about rent. I think sensible people respect money.” “This is the first time this generation has gotten to say Still, the iconic New York family, which has al- what their needs are.” —Christopher Cameron ways kept offices in “Room 5600” of the Art Deco

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NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices $379,000 $1,149,444 $2,750,000 N/A N/A

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$3,261 $4,838 $7,666 $39,919 N/A

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Bright lights, Chinese cuisine and a musical museum 24 million Number of pixels on the Marriott Marquis’s massive new LED screen in Times Square

MIDTOWN

Nabe news

Stables selling out?

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head of Mayor de Blasio’s vow to abolish the carriage horse industry, stable owners are reluctantly considering selling their properties. So far, owners of the four remaining stables, located on the far West Side in Midtown, have seen and declined lucrative offers from developers. But experts say they would be wise to sell sooner than later. “Any competent lawyer is going to say to these guys, ‘Look, you’re out of options. You’re either going to sell now or you’re going to be leaving money on the table,’” one real estate attorney told the Daily News.

Dining

Designer dishes

$115

Price per person for the tasting menu at Red Stixs, an upscale Chinese eatery at 216 East 49th Street

2017

Year in which organizers hope Midtown’s Hip Hop Hall of Fame will open Source: The Real Deal, Red Stixs, The Daily News

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Spreads for sale at Midtown’s super towers PRICE $38.9 million ADDRESS 157 West 57th Street, #62A

alph Lauren’s first New York restaurant is set to debut at 1 East 55th Street and Fifth Avenue, just a few steps away from the new Midtown flagship store, which opened last September. With roughly 180 seats, Polo Bar’s décor will resemble Lauren’s laid-back style, featuring equestrian paintings and trophies on its walls. “The food you’re going to come here for is really the best I can do,” Lauren told the New York Times. “It’s not about a fancy chef.”

Business

A day at the spa

TYPE/SIZE Condo; three bedrooms, four baths, one half bath; 4,483 square feet FLIPPING OUT Less than a year ago, this unit sold for $31.6 million. PRICE $44.2 million ADDRESS 432 Park Avenue, #80B TYPE/SIZE Condo; four bedrooms, five baths, two half baths; 5,421 square feet TOP OF THE WORLD Enjoy the views from the city’s tallest apartment building.

Source: StreetEasy

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remier 57, Spa Castle’s much buzzed-about first Manhattan location, opened at 115 East 57th Street last month. The three-story spa features several sauna rooms — including a chromotherapy sauna and an igloo room where the temperature falls to 43 degrees — as well as hydrotherapy pools and a salad and juice bar. An outdoor pool is scheduled to open in the spring. Admission is $65 per person. But not everyone was pleased with the opening: In court filings, the board at nearby condo Ritz Tower had complained that the spa would ruin residents’ views — however, a judge denied their request to halt construction.

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1) A rendering of 31 East 28th Street 2) NoMad’s Birch Coffee 3) Healthy, tasty eats at Sweetgreen 4) Reserve Cut owner Albert Allaham with Mayor Bill de Blasio

IT’S “PRIME” TIME

A forthcoming steakhouse in NoMad joins downtown’s upscale kosher dining scene

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“Kosher has become synonymous with quality behanks to the influx of tech firms, rich kids cause kosher laws require a very high level of cleanliand celebrities, the enclave of NoMad is ness,” he adds. discovering its roots as an upscale stompAllaham said “kosher-abiding citizens” have eming ground for Manhattan’s chic insiders. braced foodie culture, demanding the same gourmetNow arguably Manhattan’s trendiest quality food found in non-kosher restaurants. “This nabe, NoMad is where a visit to Birch Coffee means is a place where a kosher person can bring their nona chance to rub shoulders with Chelsea Clinton and kosher friend or client without being embarrassed,” picking up a salad at Sweetgreen means enduring Allaham said of Reserve Cut, where meals average formidable lines. And now, another trendy new resaround $150 a person. Mayor Bill de Blasio recently taurant is set to enter the fray. But it’s not a farm-tomade an appearance, he said. table brasserie from a Michelin-starred TV chef — it’s Last spring, the iconic Jewish an upscale kosher joint. Yes, kosher. deli Russ & Daughters opened a hip, Prime & Wine Kosher Steakpricey new café on Orchard Street house recently inked a deal to lease “For a long time  — where caviar service can reach a 6,000-square-foot space at 31 Midtown dominated $1,125. While Russ & Daughters East 28th Street, between Park and isn’t kosher, the owners recently Madison avenues, according to the kosher dining.” announced the opening of a new Commercial Observer. —Albert Allaham, owner kosher café at the Jewish Museum. “After an extensive search and of Reserve Cut “For a long time Midtown domimany inquiries from prospective nated kosher dining,” Allaham said. high-end restaurants, we decided “But downtown makes sense because of the affluto go with Prime & Wine because of their experience ence of the residents.” (Allaham’s cousin is Joey Allaand the need for a high-end kosher steakhouse in ham, owner of The Prime Grill, a posh Midtown kosher this emerging NoMad neighborhood,” Ephraim Setsteakhouse. The establishment has no affiliation with ton, the broker who represented the landlord, JTRE NoMad’s Prime & Wine.) Holdings, said in a press release. And not only does downtown have buzz, it has The eatery will be the latest in a spate of upscale opportunity. A Google search shows exactly zero kosher (and kosher-style) restaurants opening south high-end kosher restaurants between La Brochette of 34th Street. Last year, kosher steakhouse Reserve at Lexington Avenue and 38th Street and Reserve Cut Cut opened in the The Setai Club & Spa Wall Street. in FiDi. That’s nearly four miles without a ritzy kosher “There has always been high-end kosher restaurants, spot — that is until Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse but over the last couple of years it has really taken off,” begins drawing crowds. — Christopher Cameron said owner Albert Allaham.

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NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$720,000 $765,833 $2,054,708 $3,417,498 N/A

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,666 $3,520 $4,757 $7,468 $14,837

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Ritzy ribs, priceless art and an education in whiskies $59

GRAMERCY/FLATIRON

Strange happenings

Digital intervention

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ramercy Park may be the most exclusive park in Manhattan — but now anyone can take a stroll behind its iron gates, thanks to an Airbnb user who uploaded a virtual tour of the park to Google Maps. And although such behavior is expressly forbidden by the Gramercy Park Block Association, Arlene Harrison, the organization’s president, told the New York Times that she had no intention of removing the image from Google Maps. (However, Harrison added that if Google had asked to photograph the park, she would have said no.)

Business

Wheel of fortune?

Price for an order of short ribs (for two) at Stephen Starr’s new Upland restaurant at 345 Park Avenue South

1799

Year in which Goya’s “Los Caprichos” was published. Prints will be on view at the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South through Jan. 31

$375

Price of the Pappy Van Winkle tasting class on Jan. 21 at The Flatiron Room’s Whiskey School at 37 West 26th Street Sources: New York Post, National Arts Club, Flatiron Room

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Pricey digs

High-end homes in Gramercy PRICE $37.65 million ADDRESS 18 Gramercy Park South, #1516

ancy yourself a ramblin’, gamblin’ man but lack the skills to play well? The first and only gaming school in the state is set to open its doors this month at 1 East 28th Street. Big Deal Casino Academy promises to teach anyone how to keep their cool at the baccarat table. The school offers courses on blackjack, craps and poker; it’s also a dealer school, should you want to beat the odds (so to speak) and seek a new career at one of the four new casinos opening upstate.

Celebrity watch

The big buy

TYPE/SIZE Condo; eight bedrooms, 10 baths, one half bath; 8,414 square feet SUPER SIZE Floors 15 and 16 are joined to offer a massive living space, four exposures, 64 windows and 80 feet of park frontage.

PRICE $5.975 million ADDRESS 234 East 23rd Street, #PH TYPE/SIZE Condo; four bedrooms, three baths, one half bath; 2,302 square feet OUTTA SIGHT This unit has a loggia, balcony and roof deck. Source: StreetEasy

Actor JIM PARSONS — better known as Sheldon Cooper from “The Big Bang Theory” — recently bought a $2.8 MILLION penthouse at 36 GRAMERCY PARK EAST. Parsons, along with his boyfriend Todd Spiewak, also closed on an additional unit for $815,000. This brings the total number of units the couple own in the building up to four: In 2011, they bought a heavily discounted two-bedroom unit on the 12th floor for $1.8 million; a year later, they bought another apartment on same floor for $2.8 million.

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of ordering Eggs Benedict made with jamón ibérico ith headphones pressed to a single and duck eggs, something so fundamentally conear, the DJ at Bagatelle, a “French formist can seem like the height of urban sophisticabistro” on West 13th Street in the tion,” the writer, David Shaftel, argues. “It’s the mealMeatpacking District, spins a contime equivalent of a Jeff Koons sculpture.” versation-drowning house mix. It’s Shaftel makes a fair point against the “brunch 2 p.m., and one of Manhattan’s most ostentatious industrial-complex.” But the disgruntled author brunch scenes is in full swing. misses the crux of the thing. It’s not that brunch was More a dance club than a restaurant, three commandeered by snotty kids who “fritter away” doormen (essentially bouncers) escort guests afternoons — it’s that something once into the white- and peach-colored pleasurable has become a chore. dining room. Although dozens There’s a sense that As Tom Hodgkinson, author of of tables are free, those without “How to be Idle” writes: “For a rereservations are sent to the bar, behind the French ally relaxing time, you want to go to where the majority of the patrons toast and champagne, a place where the work ethic hasn’t are celebrating. Magnum bottles everyone is just going taken hold, where the culture hasn’t of Veuve Clicquot ($280 each) are arranged like an altar on the counter, through the motions. been taken over by the Western values of constant striving.” but for the real exhibitionist, a 15-liter Hence the problem with brunch: bottle of Armand de Brignac “Ace Between waking up, commuting and the nagging of Spades” Blanc de Blancs is available for $2,650. feeling that conspicuous consumption has beSpend enough and expect sparklers, maybe a shoutcome mandatory, brunch has acquired a work ethic. out from the DJ. Curiously, almost no one is eating. Whichever way you look in the Meatpacking District, The crowd is blonde, early 30s and consciously there’s a sense that behind the French toast and conformist. Everyone’s wearing the same sky-high champagne, everyone is just going through the moheels, the same precisely primped hair, the same tions — and that a lot of them might rather be in bed depthless smile. It’s life imitating TV shows that were with Grisham’s latest. The ennui is palpable. cancelled a decade ago. Back at Bagatelle, a man dressed like Neo from The velvet-roped brunch of the Meatpacking District “The Matrix” stands beneath a crystal chandelier near is just a distilled version of what plays out across Manthe bar, holding a mimosa. His female companion is hattan every Sunday. And there’s a rebellion brewing. fist-pumping her glass. He looks around listlessly, Back in October, the New York Times published a muchsets down his drink and goes outside to smoke.  ridiculed op-ed, which declared: “Brunch is for jerks.” — Christopher Cameron “Seasoned with the self-satisfaction of knowing the latest and hippest brunch boîte and the pleasure

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NEIGHBORHOODS

Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

$452,428 $1,143,612 $2,197,305 $4,856,250 N/A

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$3,087 $3,875 $6,655 $8,317 $12,705

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

A chef’s snazzy pad, extreme sports and two big gifts $1.5 million

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oon there will be one less gallery in the nabe. The one-story Anton Kern Gallery at 532-534 West 20th Street, between 10th and 11th avenues, has sold to condo developer Joe McMillan’s DDG for $24.3 million. The site boasts 27,500 buildable square feet for residential or mixed-use development, so expect ritzy condos to come.

Business

It’s a good thing

Price chef Eric Ripert paid for his apartment at Chelsea Green at 151 West 21st Street

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Size, in square feet, of the new laser tag arena at Bowlmor’s Chelsea Piers location

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Amount “Million Dollar Listings” star Fredrik Eklund donated to charity after a $17 million Chelsea townhouse sale. He also bought himself a Lamborghini. Sources: New York Post, Time Out New York, The Real Deal

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Pricey digs

Tony two bedrooms in Chelsea PRICE $10.52 million ADDRESS 212 West 18th Street, #18C TYPE/SIZE Condo; two bedrooms, two baths, one half bath; 2,104 square feet

artha Stewart is launching her very first café in the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea — the same address (601 West 26th Street) where the home-goods tycoon’s company headquarters is located. Dubbed simply Martha Stewart Café, the eponymous eatery has released very few details, though the New York Observer reports that the café is more of a kiosk, sans seating.

Celebrity watch

Pattinson’s penthouse peek

NOW AND LATER The unit features a wood-burning fireplace as well as 285 square feet of outdoor space.

PRICE $7.95 million ADDRESS 551 West 21st Street, #5C

TYPE/SIZE Condo; two bedrooms, three baths; 2,773 square feet

Source: StreetEasy

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READING ROOM This unit features a 600-square-foot terrace just off the library.

Sink your teeth into this: “Twilight” star ROBERT PATTINSON was spotted checking out a $20 MILLION, three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,598-square-foot penthouse at 200 11TH AVENUE, otherwise referred to as the Sky Garage building, according to the New York Post. The building — which celebrities like Nicole Kidman call home — is known for being “paparazzi-proof” because residents can drive directly into a special car elevator, which whisks them directly to their floor.


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SWEEPING EAST RIVER VIEWS Sutton Place South | $12,500,000 | One of Candela’s most prestigious masterpieces, this 12-room apartment is entered through a dedicated elevator, has soaring ceilings, woodburning fireplaces and tremendous light. Web# 1898734. Diane Johnson, O: 212.418.2075 | Scott Boyd O: 212.891.7121

GILDED AGE ELEGANCE 17 Prospect Park West | $14,000,000 This outstanding home is not only one of the most equisite mansions in Brooklyn, it is also fully modernized and utterly livable. It simply doesn’t get better than this. Web# 1954350. Pamela Huson, O: 212.350.2257

INCOMPARABLE PANORAMIC VIEWS 200 East 69th St, PHC $14,950,000 Spectacular and awe-inspiring. Live in the heart of Manhattan on top of it all in this amazing full-floor penthouse at the premier Trump Palace condominimum. Web# 1987320. Brett Miles O: 212.274.7915, C: 917.363.6756

STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS 400 Fifth Avenue | $6,795,000 | This high-floor home is beautifully appointed with 3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and windowed den and dining room area. Enjoy two split master suites in a luxury, full-service building. Web# 1982305. Kathy Tsao O: 212.891.7788

PRIME UES LOCATION 30 East 76th St, 8/9ABC | $7,495,000 | Create your dream home at one of NYC’s most desirable locations. This 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath duplex condominium is in a pre-war building overlooking Madison Avenue. Web# 1939299. Katherine Gauthier, O: 212.769.9832

PRIME UES PENTHOUSE CONDO 30 East 76th St, PHC | $10,000,000 | One-of-akind 2,442 sf 3-bed, 3.5-bath duplex penthouse with N, S, E and W exposures and 2 dedicated terraces in a full-service condominium on one of NYC’s most coveted blocks. Web# 1917533. Andrew Anderson, O: 212.727.6153 Lida Drummond O: 212.965.6039

THE PENTHOUSE COLLECTION 20 Pine Street, PH3201 | $2,495,000 Sun-blasted triple-corner 1,600 sf 3-bedroom penthouse in one the finest full-service buildings downtown. Web# 1796550. Brett Miles O: 212.274.7915, C: 917.363.6756

TRIPLE MINT AT SUPERIOR INK 400 West 12th St, 6E | $3,150,000 | Hollywood glamour comes to one of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods. Beyond turn-key perfect, this gorgeous 1-bedroom suite is offered furnished down to the last detail. Web# 1947380. Brett Miles, O: 212.274.7915, C: 917.363.6756

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HOPE FLOATS

Billionaire Barry Diller unveils plan for a park on the Hudson River

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Diller and von Fürstenberg’s family foundation set arks must be in style this season. up a non-profit, Pier55 Inc., to maintain the park and Billionaire Barry Diller, who is married to commission programming, according to Capital New fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg, York. Diller has also promised to run the 2.4-acre park is investing $130 million in a new park that and cover its expenses for the next 20 years. will jut out into the Hudson River. The proposal has some worried about the inThe futuristic park — which will cost $170 million fluence of private dollars in public parks and how in total, with $39.5 million coming from the city, the wealthy individuals are influencing the city. Some state and the Hudson River Park Trust — will sit on top critics also charge that the trust of an undulating platform, located has been too secretive during the more than 180 feet off the shoreplanning stages of this project. “It line near 14th Street. “It’s entirely my fault is deeply disturbing that the trust The park will be known as Pier that this has become failed until now to disclose what it 55. It will replace Pier 54, one of is doing,” Assemblywoman Deboa few decrepit piers remaining so ambitious.” rah Glick told the Times. along the renovated waterfront. —Barry Diller Other park activists and ofMuch like the High Line — which ficials welcomed the plans with spurred the rise of luxury buildings open arms. Tupper Thomas, executive director of on the Far West Side — Hudson River Park, since its the advocacy group New Yorkers for Parks, praised development began in 1999, has spurred $3 billion in Diller’s plans. “It’s very exciting that there are people construction at 94 buildings in the area, according to like that in New York willing to make that kind of comthe park’s website. mitment to the city,” she told the Times. “The design Plans for Pier 55 include three performance is very 21st century, a cool statement.” venues, one of which is a 700-seat amphitheater, as “New York has always reminded me of Venice,” von well as wooded nooks. The park, on a parallelogramFürstenberg said in a press release cited by Capital. shaped platform, will rest on 300 concrete columns “So I am happy the time has come to properly honor that rise a range of 15 to 70 feet above the water. its waterways.” To manage the performance venues on the pier, While Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo Diller has partnered with some big names in the support the plan, approval is still needed from the entertainment industry, including producer Scott trust’s board, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Rudin, playwright George Wolfe and producer Stephen state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, Daldry. “I’ve always loved public spaces,” Diller told the Times reported. As plans stand, construction is the New York Times. “It’s entirely my fault that this expected to begin next year. —Claire Moses has become so ambitious.”

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GREENWICH VILLAGE

NEIGHBORHOODS

Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

$563,875 $1,030,000 $2,548,750 $3,257,500 N/A

Big deal

“The View” from here

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,912 $4,035 $6,601 $12,533 $18,833

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

“Ciao” to a bakery, an expensive omedian and actress Rosie O’Donnell sold her suit and costly digs for co-eds Cpenthouse duplex at 130 West 12th Street for $9 million. The host of “The View” had been trying to sell her apartment, which she had bought for $8 1973 million in 2012, for more than a year before finding Year Pasticceria Bruno bakery and cafe at 506 LaGuardia Place opened. It is now closed due to a rent increase.

$10 million

Amount of a lawsuit filed against celebrity chef Mario Batali and his restaurant, Babbo, at 110 Waverly Place, by a neighbor complaining of noise and odor

$18,190

Cost of room and board at The New School — the most expensive in the country Sources: NY1, The Daily News, U.S. News and World Report

Pricey digs

Sprawling spreads in Greenwich Village PRICE $34 million ADDRESS 116 Waverly Place TYPE/SIZE Townhouse; seven bedrooms, seven baths, four half baths; 11,000 square feet

a buyer. The three-bedroom spread includes a 435-square-foot private outdoor terrace and an entertaining area, as well as views of both the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center.

Business

Hot Dog!

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he Village may have lost late-night snack favorite Gray’s Papaya, but now a new sausage monger is promising to bring back the dogs. Park Slope’s Bark Hot Dogs is setting up an outpost at 155 Bleecker Street. The Bark team is taking over the former Back Fence venue, which shuttered last year. Expect “environmentally mindful” eats like a “Bark-B-Cue” burger, kale salad and shakes made with Blue Marble Ice Cream.

Celebrity watch

The Goodfather

MAKE A SPLASH The house has a rooftop pool and hot tub that overlooks the city.

PRICE $45 million ADDRESS 66 East 11th Street

TYPE/SIZE Condo; five bedrooms, six baths, two half baths; 10,701 square feet

Source: StreetEasy

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CLEAN LIVING Known as the Mansion, this four-level property comes with luxe services like a “wellness concierge.”

ROBERT DE NIRO has picked up some new digs at 32 MORTON STREET. The actor, along with his stepdaughter Drena, paid $2.8 MILLION for a two-bedroom penthouse loft. Last September, news broke that the Academy Award winner had moved into one of the priciest rental apartments in the city — a 6,000-square-foot condo at 15 Central Park West asking $125,000 a month — so it’s likely that his daughter will occupy the new, more modest West Village property.


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1) Rebecca Minkoff’s new flagship in Soho 2) Minkoff demonstrates the store’s technology. 3) The designer and CEO Uri Minkoff 4) Fitting rooms at C. Wonder allow shoppers to customize lighting and music.

THE FUTURE IS NOW

Technology meets fashion at designer Rebecca Minkoff’s new interactive boutique

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customers to scan clothes, check availability and n November, American fashion designer Rebecca create a virtual closet. While this system is no longer Minkoff opened her flagship store at 96 Greene in place, the boutique still has see-through liquidStreet. As expected, the boutique was filled crystal doors, which darken for privacy as shoppers with contemporary, flirty dresses and colorful step into the dressing room. leather bags. But, notably, the store also offers At Rebecca Minkoff, technology is integrated a unique shopping experience that’s enriched by a throughout the store. The high-tech experience futuristic twist. begins at the entrance, where a giant mirror Instead of rifling through garment racks and chattransforms into a touch screen. Customers can view ting with clerks, Minkoff’s boutique, in partnership the latest runway shows, virtually with eBay, digitizes the experience. browse the collection and select In the fitting rooms, for example, computerized dimmers simulate The high-tech experience clothes to try on. To liven up the wait, a complimentary drink can be four different lighting scenarios, begins at the entrance, ordered by tapping the screen. including “Brooklyn Morning” and Once a fitting room is ready, “Afternoon on the High Line.” “It’s where a giant shoppers are alerted via text like having filters,” said an enthusimirror transforms into message. Each dressing room is astic sales associate. equipped with a large interactive It’s not the only high-tech a touch screen. mirror, which recognizes every dressing room in Soho. At C. Wongarment through an identification der at 72 Spring Street, the fitting tag. Besides providing information on other available rooms feature adjustable lights in four different nucolors and sizes, the screen suggests combinations ances, as well as eight “soundtracks” to spice up such as booties to pair with a jacquard dress or a the try-on experience, from a playful melody to a refunky fur cardigan to step up a loose jumper. flective tune. Over at Kiki de Montparnasse, a luxury The touch-mirror also enables customers to lingerie and intimate accessories store at 79 Greene request more items, call a stylist and even complete Street, the fitting rooms also feature interactive lightthe purchase using PayPal. ing. The chandeliers, wrapped in peacock feathers, More traditional customers have nothing to fear. can be adjusted to three playful settings: “before,” Helpful, real-life sales associates cheerfully guide “during” and “after.” clients through the digital shopping experience, Prada, as it often is, was at the forefront of the trend. and shoppers can still see (and touch!) clothes and When its flagship opened in 2001 on Broadway at the accessories all around the floor. — Lucia De Stefani corner of Prince Street, it pioneered an experimental radio frequency identification system that enabled

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NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices N/A $835,000 $3,975,000 N/A N/A

Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

Average November rents N/A $3,991 $8,876 $17,651 $19,917

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Chinese lofts, sharing walls with Yeezy and a seasonal salad 390

Number of “SoHo lofts” being built in a massive new development in Shenyang, China

$11,000

Cost of renting the apartment next door to Kanye West at 25 West Hudson Street

SOHO

Nabe news

School’s out forever!

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t. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Nolita is set to go condo following a $30.7 million deal. The former school building sold just days after the Archdiocese of New York unveiled a major restructuring of its parishes. Built in 1835 and located on Prince Street, between Mott and Mulberry streets, the building originally served as an orphanage before it was converted to a school – a school attended by Oscarwinning filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

Developments

NYC debut for famed architect

$14

Price of the salad of the month, roasted lemon broccoli with tahini-yogurt sauce, at Food & Wine’s Chefs Club at 275 Mulberry Street Sources: The Real Deal, Chefs Club

Pricey digs

Costly cribs in Soho

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apanese architect Tadao Ando has designed some of the world’s most celebrated buildings. He’s won every major architecture award, including the Pritzker Prize in 1995. The only thing that’s seemed to elude him? Designing a New York City apartment building — until now. A sevenunit condo development at 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita, designed by Ando, is set to launch sales soon. Half-floor residences will start at $5.9 million; full-floor condos will start at $15 million.

Business

Urban legend

PRICE $6.99 million ADDRESS 125 Greene Street, #2FL

TYPE/SIZE Co-op; two bedrooms, two baths; 2,500 square feet

TURNKEY This loft has been entirely renovated with top-tier finishes.

PRICE $11.5 million ADDRESS 40 Mercer Street, #36 TYPE/SIZE Condo; three bedrooms, three baths, one half bath; 2,706 square feet OPEN UP The pad has a 17-foot retractable window, perfect for warmer weather.

Source: StreetEasy

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ine jewelry and timepiece designer David Yurman has opened a long-awaited outpost at 114 Prince Street. The 2,000-square-foot store — located within the SohoCast Iron Historic District — is inspired by its surroundings: “I cut my teeth as a sculptor and an artist in this neighborhood,” Yurman said. “What was the epicenter of gallery culture in New York has since evolved into a vibrant, international David Yurman’s Cable bracelet in destination.” All of Yurman’s oxidized copper gold and sterling silver designs for women and men are available here, as well as pieces created exclusively for the Soho boutique — including the iconic Cable bracelet, offered in an oxidized copper inspired by the Statue of Liberty.

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1) A rendering of a terrace off a penthouse 2) Veronica Mainetti, president of the Sorgente Group of America 3) New York slate, used in the master bathroom 4) An interior rendering 5) A rendering of the exterior

LOCAL CHARM

There’s a whole lot of green at 60 White, where everything is sustainably sourced

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are luxe touches, like wooden panels hiding the stove t’s all about the green — in more ways than one —  hoods in the kitchens. at Tribeca’s newest luxury condo, 60 White Street. Such decisions were not made lightly: Mainetti First, the building is exactingly environmentally told Curbed that she and the condos’ design team, friendly. Second, homes are priced dearly: which included architect Bostudio and builder R&S The selection of available units start around Construction, changed the shower drain selection five $4.6 million and run to more than $9 million. times. “It was a conversation piece for many meetThe condo, with eight units, was carved out of two ings,” she said. “We wanted something different.” adjoining cast-iron commercial buildings dating to (They settled on a barely noticeable white.) 1869. Impressively, some 80 percent of the material A party just before Thanksgiving kicked off sales was salvaged from the original buildings. The new and guests included “Million Dollar Listing” reality finishes and floors are also locally and sustainably TV-star Luis D. Ortiz. Appropriately, sourced, made from reclaimed the food came from farm-to-table wood, Vermont marble and New juggernaut Blue Hill. York slate. High-efficiency appliFinishes and floors are Three units are currently for ances and passive house (meaning made from reclaimed sale, according to 60 White’s web extremely well insulated) windows wood, Vermont marble site; they should be move-in ready come standard in units. by the fall. Prices range from a The developer, the Sorgente and New York slate. 1,962-square-foot spread with Group, plans to turn a third buildtwo bedrooms and two bathrooms ing at 66 White Street into offices asking $4.59 million to a three-bedroom, three(all three buildings, including the condos redevelbathroom duplex penthouse totaling 3,078 square oped from Nos. 60 and 62, will have ground-floor refeet for $9.27 million. Douglas Elliman’s Frances tail). The Italian firm bought the trio in early 2010 for Katzen is the exclusive listing agent. The remaining $23 million, and maneuvered through the city’s labyunits are slated to hit the market this year. rinthine landmarks process to do the renovations. This is not Sorgente’s first project downtown. The The redo put a premium on environmental friendlicompany, which also owns a majority stake in the Flatness, as well as on what Veronica Mainetti, president iron building, created luxury condos out of another set of the Sorgente Group of America, described to Curbed of cast-iron buildings at 32-34 Greene Street in Soho. New York as “a very natural look.” To that end, the only The eight-unit 34 Greene sold out in April 2012, when stained wood you’ll find in 60 White’s homes is on the a penthouse and two fourth-floor spreads went in a kitchen cabinets. All of the finishes and paints have single deal for more than $19.2 million. —Tom Acitelli zero volatile organic compounds — read: stuff that’s bad for you — or at least very low levels. And there

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NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$718,000 $1,707,238 $2,172,708 $3,817,644 N/A

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$4,289 $4,933 $9,042 $13,287 $22,473

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

A historic landmark, a brazen theft and a super-pricey pad 116 Age of the landmark clock that tops 346 Broadway. An electric winding mechanism will eliminate the need for hand winding.

TRIBECA

Nabe news

All you need is luxe

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luxury men’s store will move into a historic fourstory townhouse and former “diplomatic headquarters” at 1 White Street. The building once served as John Lennon’s Nutopian Embassy — a cheeky attempt to try and stop the U.S. government from kicking him out of the country. The building was purchased by Alan Maleh, the chief executive officer of men’s lifestyle magazine and online retailer Man of the World, which sells high-end men’s clothing and accessories.

Big deal

Funny business

$3,500

Cost of a rare 1982 Pétrus, a wine from the Bordeaux region, that was stolen from Tribeca Wine Merchants last month

$51 million

The potentially record-setting asking price for downtown, for the triplex condo at 443 Greenwich Street Sources: DNAInfo, The Real Deal

“D Pricey digs

Five-figure rentals in Tribeca

aily Show” host Jon Stewart recently sold two units at 161 Hudson Street for $17.5 million. Stewart, who moved to Tribeca with his wife and first child in 2005, bought the roughly 6,000-square-foot penthouse with a 600-square-foot terrace and a 1,200-square-foot private roof deck for $5.8 million. In 2010, the funnyman — who recently directed the feature film “Rosewater” — bought a nearly 5,000-square-foot home in Red Bank, N.J. for $3.8 million.

Celebrity watch

Slam dunk?

PRICE $80,000/month ADDRESS 60 Collister Street, #1C

TYPE/SIZE Five bedrooms, six baths; 9,300 square feet across three floors

DIVE IN The lower level has a swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

PRICE $29,000/month ADDRESS 50 Warren Street #PHN TYPE/SIZE Three bedrooms, three baths; 4,400 square feet across two floors FRESH AIR This loft has 15-foot ceilings, two skylights and a private roof deck. Source: StreetEasy

New York Knicks star CARMELO ANTHONY may have just found his dream locker room in the form of a $48 MILLION duplex at 145 HUDSON STREET, according to the New York Post. The penthouse has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a 4,500-square-foot terrace. It hit the market in July. Although Anthony has been spotted in the unit, he has yet to sign on the dotted line, as the home is still on the market.

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1) A view of the Lower East Side 2) The New Museum on the Bowery 3) Steven Pippin’s work at Gavin Brown’s new space on Grand Street 4) The Urs Fischer show at a Gagosian Gallery pop-up on Delancey Street

LOWER ART SIDE

With bigger names and more locations, the LES is going gaga for new galleries

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its Soho spot to new digs at 235 Bowery. Today, more or years, gallery owners have seen the Lower than 100 galleries dot the neighborhood. A 2014 map East Side as an affordable and hip alternapublished on the website Les Galleries NYC showing tive to pricey, art-centric neighborhoods like upcoming art exhibition hotspots in the neighborhood Soho and Chelsea. But now a new wave of art speaks for itself: Dozens of venues are now clustered tenants are flocking to the Lower East Side, around Orchard, Ludlow, Hester, Grand and Broome speeding up the ongoing transformation of the neighstreets, pushing the boundaries of Manhattan’s art borhood, known for its nightlife and smoked pastrami, world southward. into one of Manhattan’s hottest gallery hubs. Joining the fray is Toronto’s And not only is the gallery scene Tomorrow Gallery, which opened expanding into less established at 106 Eldridge Street in September parts of the neighborhood, the “The space was right, last year. “Moving to New York was names are getting bigger, too. In the price was right.” always the vision we had for the November, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise —Gallerist Gavin Brown gallery,” said one of the three young launched its new effort at 291 Grand founders in an interview published Street — a backwater even by Lower in Art News. East Side standards, located on the And Castor Gallery at 254 Broome Street had a quiet border of Chinatown — with an exhibition by artist debut in the nabe with a soft launch last November. Steven Pippin. It’s a far cry from the gallery’s posher The gallery will show works by Banksy, Lala Abaddon digs at 620 Greenwich Street in the West Village. and Mario Testino in rotating exhibitions. “The space was right, the price was right,” Brown Still, it’s not all about big names (and big money). said of the new location between Delancey and Canal The Lower East Side continues to supports numerous streets in an interview with the New York Observer. up-and-coming artists, Rafael Risemberg, founder “Yes, everything about it seemed to be just right. Not and director of New York Gallery Tours, which orgatoo hot, not too cold.” nizes tours of 300 (and counting) art spots in neighAnd Brown is in good company. Art-world giant borhoods across Manhattan, including the Lower Larry Gagosian caused a stir last spring when he East Side, told Luxury Listings. opened a pop-up shop in a former bank on Delancey Street — on the same day the 14th Gagosian Gallery “The Lower East Side has smaller galleries. Owners location opened, on Park Avenue and 75th Street. are younger, starting for the first time. They feature Both shows featured sculptures by Urs Fischer. more experimental artists, they are willing to take The Lower East Side first stepped into the arts big risks,” Risemberg said. — Lucia De Stefani time in 2007, when the New Museum relocated from

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NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

$630,000 N/A $1,367,642 $1,850,000 N/A

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,478 $2,969 $4,071 $4,782 $7,701

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

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Number of screens at the forthcoming Regal Cinemas at Essex Crossing. Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.

LES/EAST VILLAGE

Nabe news

Animal house

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he data experts at Yelp have put together a map that shows the frattiest neighborhoods in NYC. Yelp documented how often its users mentioned the word “frat” in reviews, and then plotted those locations on a heat map. And perhaps no surprise, the East Village and Lower East Side are high on the list. According to the report, innumerable bar and nightlife options, along with with slightly cheaper living costs than on the West Side, has great appeal for recent college graduates.

Business

Cat’s cradle

1917

Year the Educational Alliance’s art school opened. It’s reopening this month at 197 East Broadway.

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Address on Rivington Street where Maison Kitsuné is set to open in February. It will be the fashion/record label’s second location in Manhattan. Sources: The Real Deal, DNAinfo, Racked

Pricey digs

Living large on the Lower East Side

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eed some quality time with a furry pal? The city’s first permanent cat café opened last month at 46 Hester Street. The shop, dubbed Meow Parlour, serves up a purrrfect portion of kitty love: Customers can make reservations to spend one-on-one time with a feline friend; prices range from $4 per half hour to $30 for the maximum five-hour period. If a special kitty captures your heart, good news: All the cats are up for adoption.

Celebrity watch

East Village vogue

PRICE $7.25 million ADDRESS 215 Chrystie Street, #27WEST

TYPE/SIZE Condo; two bedrooms, two baths, two half baths; 1,977 square feet

SEE FOR MILES Enjoy unobstructed north, south and west views through 131 linear feet of glass. PRICE $3.85 million ADDRESS 345 Grand Street #2 TYPE/SIZE Condo; two bedrooms, two baths; 2,349 square feet OLD SCHOOL The full-floor unit is in a historic cast-iron building.

Source: StreetEasy

Australian supermodel GEMMA WARD — the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of American Vogue at age 16 — has listed her East Village apartment for $2.25 MILLION. Ward, now 27, bought the three-bedroom home, located at 232 EAST 6TH STREET, for $1.5 million in 2007 and gut renovated it. It’s possible she’s looking for larger digs: Ward’s daughter, Naia, just turned one last month.

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1) The Living Room, Tom Colicchio’s lounge at the Beekman Hotel 2) Exterior of the Beekman 3) Rendering of a penthouse at 30 Park Place, Four Seasons Private Residences 4) Aloft Hotel

LOTSA LODGING

From luxury to budget, thousands of hotel rooms coming to FiDi

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is expected to be completed in mid-2016. Hotel Indigo, n the mood for a staycation? Hotels are popping a 25-story hotel by architect Gene Kaufman at 10-12 up in FiDi at an impressive rate: more than a dozen Maiden Lane, will also open next year. The hotel’s have opened recently or are slated to do so in the design pays homage to the concept of time — FiDi was next few months. historically a neighborhood of watchmakers — and the A report from the Alliance for Downtown New building’s architecture, as well as the hotel’s décor and York said the area will gain 3,504 new rooms in 17 menus, will reflect the theme. hotels over the next two years. “The rapid expansion Adjacent to an upcoming glassy residential tower of the hotel stock in Lower Manhattan is a huge vote is a 33-floor, 271-room hotel at of confidence in the area,” said the 151 Maiden Lane. Slated to open organization’s president, Jessica “The rapid expansion of this year, the hotel is conceived Lappin. “Between what’s under conby architect Peter Poon, who also struction and the planned pipeline, the hotel stock in Lower designed the forthcoming hotel at the number of new rooms will alManhattan is a huge vote 50 Trinity Place. Also, a 25-story, most double what has been here.” 192-room boutique hotel will open Perhaps the most anticipated of confidence.” at 100 Greenwich Street, while the newcomer is the Beekman Hotel, —Jessica Lappin, president, luxury Jade Hotel will replace the which is slated to open early this Alliance for Downtown New York Best Western Seaport Inn at 33 year, alongside a 51-story luxury Peck Slip by mid-year. condo tower. The 287-room hotel, Chain hotels have also arrived on the scene, operated by the Thompson Hotels group, will also including the 81-room Hampton Inn at 32 Pearl Street, include restaurants from Keith McNally and Tom which was converted from an Art Deco apartment Colicchio. building and has three suites with private terraces. The Beekman Hotel is just one of several forthComing soon: Hilton at 6 Water Street; Aloft Hotel coming luxury hotels: A glassy $150 million 61-room at 49-53 Ann Street; Courtyard and Residence Inn boutique hotel will sit atop of the landmarked Battery by Marriott at 215 Pearl Street and Four Points by Maritime Building, located at the corner of South and Sheraton at 6 Platt Street. Whitehall streets. The Beaux Arts terminal, which shelThese join the world’s tallest Holiday Inn, which ters the Governors Island ferry, will undergo a restoraopened last October at 99 Washington Street. Despite tion that will preserve the building’s history as well as being a budget hotel, the entrance of this 50-story incorporate new elements, including an event space. hotel has little reason to envy its luxurious neighbors: There’s also the Four Seasons at 30 Park Place, a The modern lobby boasts golden chandeliers and 926-foot building from starchitect Robert A.M. Stern. bright décor. —Lucia De Stefani The five-star hotel, which will also boast 157 residences,

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT

NEIGHBORHOODS

Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average November sale prices $717,459 $1,047,379 $1,732,728 $2,850,000 N/A

Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

Average November rents $3,012 $3,857 $5,541 $6,627 $6,712

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

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Age in years of the Pier A Harbor House, which has opened its doors following an extensive renovation

73,690 square feet

Developments

Banking on new housing

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ore residences are coming to the nabe. In one of the biggest Lower Manhattan conversions in years, developer Harry Macklowe is transforming the iconic Art Deco former home of Bank of New York Mellon at 1 Wall Street into a residential building. The project will house 800,000 square feet of both rental and condominium units, as well as 350,000 square feet of retail space on the lower floors.

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Shop ’til you drop

Size of Hugo Boss’ new North American headquarters at 55 Water Street

$100 million

Amount developer Ben Shaoul is rumored to be asking for the penthouse at the former Verizon headquarters at 140 West Street Sources: The Real Deal, Downtown Express

Pricey digs

Living large on “The Street”

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penders get ready: The 350,000-square-foot shopping mall at the World Trade Center — to be known as Westfield World Trade Center — will likely open in the second half of this year. The lineup of stores at the space is nearly complete: Tenants include high-end brands such as Breitling, Kate Spade and Zadig & Voltaire; footwear brands like Camper and Stuart Weitzman and foodie offerings such as Japanese sweet shop Minamoto Kitchoan.

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A city home companion PRICE $2.82 million ADDRESS 75 Wall Street, #PHL3

TYPE/SIZE Condo; two bedrooms, two baths; 1,413 square feet

UNWIND Amenities at this penthouse include in-residence dining and spa treatments. PRICE $4.99 million ADDRESS 40 Broad Street, #PH4C TYPE/SIZE Condo; three bedrooms, three baths; 2,440 square feet SETTLE IN This unit in the Setai Wall Street comes fully furnished.

Source: StreetEasy

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LINDSAY LOHAN is back in New York. After finishing up a theater run in London’s West End, the notorious actress — known for movies such as “The Parent Trap,” “Mean Girls” and, more recently, “Liz & Dick” — reportedly made a recent move to Manhattan’s Financial District. LiLo, together with her sister, Ali, is renting at the W Downtown Hotel & Residences at 123 WASHINGTON STREET. The apartment is about 700 square feet and overlooks the Statue of Liberty.


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5 Beekman Street, 20C in the Financial District

$1,550,000

Condo (703 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Fitness Room, Nursery, Lounge | Common Charges: $975 | RE Taxes: $941 A light-filled spacious residence with floor-to-ceiling windows, luxuriously appointed with mahogany entry door, solid oak flooring and marble/limestone bathroom. Beautifully configured, with an open living and dining concept. The kitchen is elegantly designed with custom cabinetry, Madreperola countertops, and the most modern appliances by Miele. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Fredrik Eklund, 212-727-6158, feklund@elliman.com.

212 Warren Street, 9R in Battery Park City

$1,605,000

Condo (1,153 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Marble Bath, Park View, Gallery | Common Charges: $1,243 | RE Taxes: $1,512 A two-bedroom, two-bath residence with beautiful eastern views of Teardrop Park, a two-acre green space considered one of the most beautiful newlylandscaped parks in New York City. With interior design by acclaimed designer architect CetraRuddy this residence features 5-inch-wide plank oak flooring throughout with a custom inlaid oversized parquet pattern in the entry gallery. The kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator, and Miele gas cooktop, speed oven and dishwasher. Listed at Corcoran by the 212 Warren Street Sales Center, 212-888-0076, info@corcoran.com.

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$2,395,000

432 West 52nd Street, Garden/A in Midtown Condo (1,454 sf): 4 rooms, 1 bed, 1.5 baths | Amenities: Attended Lobby, Fitness Room | Common Charges: $1,869 | RE Taxes: $1,957

This garden duplex combines an open layout and abundance of natural light to create a clean modern space, featuring stained white oak flooring, individual climate control, smart wiring, in-residence washer/dryer, new energy-efficient windows, two private outdoor spaces and a dramatic recreation room with 10-foot ceilings, powder room and windowed library. Listed at Stribling by Jaclyn Boulan, 212.585.4576, jboulan@stribling.com.

15 West 53rd Street, 37E in Midtown

$2,500,000

255 Hudson Street, 5B in Soho

$2,500,000

Condo (1,187 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1.5 baths | Amenities: Garage, Elevator Maintenance: $1,414 | RE Taxes: $1,625

Condo (1,407 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Attended Lobby, Outdoor Space | Common Charges: $1,841 | RE Taxes: $1,108

This chic and oversized one-bedroom apartment in one of Manhattan’s most iconic and award-winning luxury condominium buildings, Museum Tower, is located on the 37th floor, offering magic city and partial park views. Listed at Stribling by Alexa Lambert, 212-452-4408, alambert@stribling.com.

Situated at the crossroads of Manhattan’s hottest neighborhoods, the West Village, Soho and Tribeca, Hudson Square is the most vibrant new neighborhood to emerge downtown in the last decade. Listed at Stribling by Jason Lanyard, 212-434-7091, jlanyard@stribling.com.

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388 Bridge Street, PH51F in Downtown Brooklyn

$3,333,000

146 West 57th Street, 44D in Midtown

$3,500,000

Condo (1,380 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Attended Lobby, Gym Common Charges: $2,070 | RE Taxes: $96

Condo (1,490 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Maintenance: $2,006 | RE Taxes: $1,841

Brooklyn’s tallest tower offers panoramic vistas of nearly all of NYC’s landmarks. A grand fully-attended lobby, sky lounge, and rooftop terrace. Listed at Halstead by Vanessa Connelly, 718-797-9409, vconnelly@halstead.com.

Perched on the 44th floor of Metropolitan Tower, the living room is remarkably large, with floor-to-ceiling windows showing three exposures. Listed at Engel & Völkers by Howard Morrel, 917-843-3210, howard.morrel@evusa.com.

8 East 83rd Street, 5CD/6D on the Upper East Side

$3,950,000

770 Park Avenue, 2C on the Upper East Side

$4,300,000

Co-op: 7.5 rooms, 3 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Attended Lobby, Garage Common Charges: $5,315

Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Attended Lobby, Outdoor Space Common Charges: $5,295

Gorgeously located on tree-lined East 83rd Street just off Fifth Avenue, this spacious duplex has three bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. Listed at Stribling by Cathy Taub, 212-452-4387, ctaub@stribling.com.

Intelligent renovation of a rare two-bedroom in one of New York’s grandest buildings, this home has lovely southern views over townhouse gardens. Listed at Stribling by James White, 212-452-4445, jwhite@stribling.com.

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$3,950,000

35 West 15th Street, 8D in the Flatiron District Condo (1,868 sf): 4.5 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Fitness Room, Nursery, Lounge | Common Charges: $1,860 | RE Taxes: $2,554

Situated on one of the best tree lined streets downtown, Alchemy Properties’ latest development at 35 West 15th Street offers 54 state of the art residences of the finest construction. This mid-block new building with an architecturally unique curtainwall affords incomparable unobstructed awe-inspiring panoramic view. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Frances Katzen, 212-350-8575, fkatzen@elliman.com.

301 East 50th Street, 12B in Turtle Bay

$3,950,000

Condo (2,021 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Fitness Room, Sauna, Steam Room | Common Charges: $3,608 Stately corner residence with gracious interiors featuring five-inch wide plank solid oak wood floors, high ceilings, high performance multi-zone heat and cooling system, motorized shades, side-by-side Bosch washer/dryers and city-quiet low-e glass windows. The CookFox designed kitchen is equipped with professional-grade Gaggenau appliances, a Dornbracht faucet with filtered instant hot/cold water spout and U-line wine refrigerator, and is complemented by Caesarstone countertops and a Bianco Dolemiti marble backsplash. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Joan Swift, 212-702-4039, jswift@elliman.com.

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400 Park Avenue South, 23F in Flatiron

$5,699,990

Condo (2,376 sf): 5 rooms, 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Courtyard, Garden, Health Club | Common Charges: $2,597 | RE Taxes: $2,712

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Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, 400 Park Avenue South is a striking work of art. The condominium consists of 81 thoughtfully designed homes and an impressive array of amenities. Residents will enjoy a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness center, virtual golf, spinning studio, yoga room, screening room, private storage, lounge and landscaped 27th floor terrace. Listed at Toll Brothers by Florence Clutch, 212-981-8542, fclutch@400pas.com.

1 Bond Street, 5BD in Noho

$6,500,000

Condo (4,583 sf): 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Excellent light, Pet friendly, Elevator | Common Charges: $3,337 | RE Taxes: $1,469 An enormous loft with 11-foot ceilings, no less than 23 oversized windows (none of which are lot line), and plumbing risers for multiple baths and laundry room. North, south and western exposures offer terrific light and beautiful open Noho views. The loft is currently divided into live/work space but has the potential to be transformed into a stunning home with 4-plus bedrooms, 4-plus baths, spacious and dramatic entrance gallery, chef’s kitchen, huge living room, library, media room, laundry room, and enormous closet space. Listed at Corcoran by Tamir Shemesh, 212-323-3245, tshemesh@corcoran.com.

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136 West 22nd Street, 5FLR in Chelsea

$17,500/mo

Condo (3,272 sf): 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Hardwood floors, Elevator, Office Mint and beautifully renovated condo loft. Original pre-war details of exposed brick, hardwood floors, wood columns and beautiful beamed ceilings. A keylocked elevator opens directly into this traditional full-floor loft and offers an enormous living room for entertainment, dining area, three large bedrooms, an office/TV room/den and chef’s kitchen with Sub Zero fridge. The extra-large master suite with master bath has a huge tub, double sinks, shower and a separated toilet. The laundry room comes with a vented dryer. Listed at Corcoran by Tamir Shemesh, 212-323-3245, tshemesh@corcoran.com.

101 West 67th Street, 53-CDE on the Upper West Side

$39,500/mo

Condo (3,850 sf): 9 rooms, 5 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Library, Elevator, Office, Doorman Unparalleled, breathtaking views abound from this luxury home at Millennium Tower, a luxury condominium located in the heart of Lincoln Square. This sprawling home in the sky boasts floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed panoramic views of Central Park, the Hudson and East rivers, GW Bridge, the Midtown skyline and even the Statue of Liberty. The apartment features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms in a functional split layout that offers a grand living and dining room with plenty of space for seating and entertaining. The chef’s eat-in kitchen is complete with top-of-the-line Viking and Sub Zero appliances. Listed at Corcoran by Tamir Shemesh, 212-323-3245, tshemesh@corcoran.com.

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160 East 72nd Street, PH on the Upper East Side

$7,250,000

Co-op: 7 rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Concierge, Skyline View | Maintenance: $7,284 This one-of-a-kind penthouse was the squash-tennis court of the Kingdon Gould penthouse which originally consisted of 20 rooms and 8 baths. In need of renovation, it offers a buyer the opportunity to create a remarkable residence. The penthouse occupies the entire 16th floor, plus two rooms on adjacent floors in one of Manhattan’s most prestigious pre-war co-ops. It features terraces on the front, rear and side of the apartment, 14-foot ceilings in the living room, two wood-burning fireplaces (plus one decorative), and an enclosed solarium room. Listed at Sotheby’s by J. Roger Erickson, 917-558-4477, roger.erickson@sothebyshomes.com.

44 East 67th Street, 9BC on the Upper East Side

$7,900,000

Condo: 7.5 rooms, 4 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Pre-War, Doorman, Pets Allowed | Maintenance: $3,315 Presenting a rare opportunity for the discerning buyer to own a 7.5 room duplex in a 1939 art deco building by famed architect Rosario Candela located between Madison and Park Avenue. A unique townhouse feel with open views in a full service established doorman condominium building. Listed at RP Miller Realty by Reba Miller, 212-988-4091, rpmiller@rpmillergroup.com.

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142 East End Avenue on the Upper East Side

$8,000,000

Townhouse (3,813 sf): 11 rooms, 5 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Historic Home, Gardens, Wine Cellar, Water View | RE Taxes: $42,942 Built in 1881 as one of 32 houses for “persons of moderate means” by John Henderson, an aspiring fur-importer and real estate developer, this house is one of only 24 Henderson houses that remain. Designed by Lamb and Rich Architects in the Queen Anne style, these houses make up one of the most picturesque townhouse blocks in all of Manhattan, comprising the Henderson Place Historic District. Once enlarged by fourth and fifth floor additions, this is one of the largest residences on the block. Listed at Sotheby’s by Fred Williams, 212-606-7737, fred.williams@sothebyshomes.com.

8 West 19th Street, PH11 in Flatiron

$8,995,000

Condo (4,100 sf): 7 rooms, 4 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Loft, Pet Friendly, Rooftop Deck | Common Charges: $2,100 | RE Taxes: $4,612 This full floor penthouse lacks for nothing, featuring no less than four bright exposures, and a luxurious, massive private roof deck. The expansive outdoor space is a veritable entertainment oasis with mature plantings and full irrigation, South American Mahogany decking, pergolas, outdoor shower, Viking refrigerators and ice maker, audio wiring for music, and a viewing back-drop with wiring for projector for your own outdoor theater. Listed at Warburg by Rebecca Edwardson, 212-300-1826, redwardson@warburgrealty.com.

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252 East 57th Street, 42A in Midtown

$5,750,000

252 East 57th Street, 51A in Midtown

$8,350,000

Condo (2,198 sf): 5 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Common Charges: $4,289 RE Taxes: $1,946

Condo (2,626 sf): 5 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Common Charges: $5,146 RE Taxes: $2,335

Features oversized windows offering expansive city views, including of Central Park. The 27-foot living/dining room has 10-foot ceilings and a balcony. Listed at Stribling by Pamela D’Arc, 212-452-4377, pdarc@stribling.com.

Expansive views and a 30-foot living/dining room. The westfacing windowed eat-in kitchen is designed by Daniel Romualdez and Eggersmann. Listed at Stribling by Pamela D’Arc, 212-452-4377, pdarc@stribling.com.

252 East 57th Street, 60B in Midtown

$13,150,000

Condo (3,338 sf): 7 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Common Charges: $6,567 | RE Taxes: $2,979 Breathtaking views as well as a 30-foot living/dining room. The kitchen has deluxe finishes which include HanStone glass quartz countertops and backsplash, horizontal-grain walnut cabinetry, Miele applicances: five-burner gas cooktop, wine refrigerator, dishwasher, and three ovens (standard, convection/ microwave, and steam). Listed at Stribling by Pamela D’Arc, 212-452-4377, pdarc@stribling.com.

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$9,075,000

498 West End Avenue, 9A on the Upper West Side Condo (3,784 sf): 8 rooms, 5 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Fitness Room, Nursery | Common Charges: $3,248 | RE Taxes: $2,334

This residence possesses a grandeur — both in scale and workmanship — of an earlier time. Through a recent redesign directed by CetraRuddy Architecture, the best aspects of prewar craft and detail have been advanced with a contemporary sensibility that builds upon the beauty that was originally there. Listed at Halstead Property by Louise Phillips Forbes, 212-381-3329, lphillips@halstead.com.

155 East 79th Street, DUPLEX3 on the Upper East Side

$10,600,000

Condo (4,311 sf): 7 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Elevator, Doorman | Common Charges: $7,047 | RE Taxes: $3,621 Designed by tastemaker Andrew Sheinman of Pembrooke and Ives, this duplex is comprised of two full-floors offering north and south exposures, private elevator entry and a private balcony. The main level features all of the public spaces in an elegant enfilade: the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Media Room/ Balcony as well as a Guest/Fifth Bedroom. The light-filled, south-facing Living Room features exquisite moldings and casings, a wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors opening to a Juliet balcony. Listed at Corcoran by Shelley O’Keefe, 212-634-6515, sfo@corcoran.com.

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157 West 57th Street, 44B in Midtown

$10,750,000

Condo (2,009 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Garage, Health Club | Common Charges: $2,739 | RE Taxes: $193 Centering the famed New York skyline, the iconic One57 condominium offers the utmost in luxury living. Rise above it all in this 2,009-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home showcasing mesmerizing open city, Hudson River and Central Park views. Listed at CORE by Emily Beare, 212-726-0786, ebeare@corenyc.com.

25 East 77th Street, 1402 on the Upper East Side

$12,000,000

Condop (3,789 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Doorman, Gym, Terrace | Maintenance: $17,055 Immediate Occupancy, no board approval! Features a 730 square-foot east-facing terrace overlooking Madison Avenue. One of only two units on the 14th floor, 1402 affords residents a high level of privacy with access to the finest five-star hotel services and amenities 24-hours a day. Interiors designed by Jacques Grange featuring coffered ceilings and solid white oak floors. Listed at Corcoran by The Mark Sales Office, 212-772-1600, lyd.sussek@corcoran.com.

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$11,750,000

305 East 51st Street, PHB in Turtle Bay Condo (3,563 sf): 8.5 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Garage, Courtyard, Fitness Room | Common Charges: $4,498 | RE Taxes: $3,548

Exquisitely designed by S. Russell Groves, this palatial triple-mint duplex is located on the 32nd and 33rd floor of Halcyon. Boasting dramatic East River and open city views from every room, this home features three private terraces totaling 1,365 square feet, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and is complete with the finest selection of custom designed finishes throughout. Listed at Corcoran by the 305 East 51st Sales Center, 212-369-5100, info@corcoran.com.

$12,995,000

40 Broad Street, PH5A in the Financial District Condo (3,500 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Loft, Elevator, Fitness Room, Doorman | Common Charges: $4,878 | RE Taxes: $2,812

Spanning 50 feet with a continuous wall of windows, this trophy penthouse faces south and offers an abundance of light with open views of the Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center. Features a custom window bench, a 1,000 pound steel and brass safe bought from the Bank of France in Vichy from the 1880s, and motorized blinds which activate with the touch of a button. Listed at Platinum Properties by Daniel Hedaya, 212-825-0050, dhedaya@pp-nyc.com.

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$14,000,000

21 East 61st Street, 6B on the Upper East Side Co-op (3,751 sf): 11 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Fitness Room, Pool

The Carlton House is being transformed into 68 exceptional residences, perfectly set along Madison Avenue and East 61st Street, one of the most coveted neighborhoods on the Upper East Side. Envisioned by the internationally recognized team at Katherine Newman Design, one of Architectural Digest’s “Top 100” interior design firms, these fine homes will offer a level of quality, craftsmanship, and aesthetic integrity found only in the finest residences. The brick and limestone exterior of The Carlton House is being meticulously preserved and restored to its original gracious appearance.

$14,950,000

200 East 69th Street, PHC on the Upper East Side Condo (3,158 sf): 7 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Concierge, Balcony, Garden, Doorman | Common Charges: $5,025 | RE Taxes: $8,574

Spectacular and awe-inspiring: Live in the heart of Manhattan on top of it all in this amazing full-floor penthouse at the premier Trump Palace Condominium. Sensational 360-degree panoramic unobstructed protected views are yours at every turn. Now available is the only penthouse in the building offering two oversized entertaining terraces along with six more balconies (750 square feet in total) where you can enjoy incredible city sights from north, south, east and west vantage points. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Brett Miles, 212-274-7915, brett.miles@elliman.com.

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281 Grand Street on the Lower East Side

$14,995,000

Townhouse (15,600 sf): 18 beds, 8 baths | Amenities: Loft | Common Charges: $5,033 | RE Taxes: $10,735 A fantastic investment opportunity in New York’s next hot neighborhood: this five-story, 25-foot-wide, multi-family brownstone houses eight stunning and spacious lofts, six of which have been gut-renovated. Each loft is equipped with high ceilings and oversized windows that let in tons of natural light. The renovation added new hardwood floors, stainless steel open kitchens, and washer/dryers in each apartment, while carefully preserving historic details like exposed brick accent walls, pressed tin ceilings, exposed piping, and skylights on the top floor. Listed at Urban Compass by Sung Yun Cho, 917-538-0228, sung@urbancompass.com.

445 Lafayette Street, 17PH in Noho

$16,000,000

Condop (4,156 sf): 10 rooms, 3 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Bridge View, Concierge, Loft | Common Charges: $16,479 The trophy full-floor penthouse in Gwathmey Siegel’s “Sculpture for Living” is a carpe diem opportunity to own the extraordinary. This one-of-a-kind penthouse is located in one of the most notable pieces of architecture of its time; defining its Noho neighborhood and setting the stage for others to follow. Penthouse 17 offers captivating 360-degree vistas of New York City from sunrise to sunset. Every window provides a new perspective of the Manhattan skyline. The “wow factor” begins when the elevator doors open directly into the breathtaking gallery foyer. Listed at Sotheby’s by Mara Flash Blum, 212-431-2447, maraflash.blum@sothebyshomes.com.

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$16,900,000

158 Mercer Street, 7B in Soho Condo (4,700 sf): 10 rooms, 4 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Concierge, Fireplace, Doorman, Deck | Common Charges: $3,624 | RE Taxes: $3,673

Exceptionally grand floor-through loft located in The New Museum Building, Soho’s premiere, landmarked, full service condominium. This stunning home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and is flooded with sunlight from four exposures and seventeen oversized windows. The expansive and open living and dining areas offer the perfect entertaining spaces surrounding a large eat-in-kitchen with custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. Listed at Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLC, (212) 262-2201, idollylenz@gmail.com.

$17,500,000

180 Sixth Avenue, PHC in Soho Condo (4,759 sf): 8 rooms, 5 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Courtyard, Fitness Room, Laundry Room | Common Charges: $6,594 | RE Taxes: $6,269

Rising above Soho, One Vandam is home to 25 exceptional residences on 14 floors, each individually tailored to reflect the contours of the building, the surrounding cityscape and the nuanced character of the neighborhood. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning panoramic vistas of the iconic Manhattan skyline. Warm, understated modern interiors by Studio DB present livable, elegant and serene spaces suffused with natural light. Listed at Stribling & Associates by Sean Murphy Turner, 646-613-2619, sturner@stribling.com.

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$17,750,000

135 East 79th Street, PH17E on the Upper East Side Condo (4,476 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 5.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Courtyard, Garden | Common Charges: $8,081 | RE Taxes: $4,926

A spacious duplex offering direct elevator entry, furnishable private foyer and formal reception area. The elegant floor plan includes a large living room with southern light, dining room with fireplace, bar, and family room. The spacious master suite includes two en-suite baths each with private dressing rooms with custom millwork closets. Listed at Corcoran by Leighton Candler, 212-937-6677, lcc@corcoran.com.

$18,750,000

215 Chrystie Street, PH3 on the Lower East Side Condo (4,236 sf): 6 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Hotel Style Service, Maid Service, Valet | Common Charges: $7,304 | RE Taxes: $7,665

Features 360 degree panoramic north, south, east and west rare unobstructed views through 266 linear feet of glass, 10-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling operable windows, 12-inch wide-plank cerused White Oak floors imported from Austria throughout, and John Pawson custom-designed features. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Dennis Mangone , 212-418-2060, dmangone@elliman.com.

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$20,000,000

610 Park Avenue, 2BC on the Upper East Side Condo (4,115 sf): 8 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Gym, Concierge, Fireplace | Common Charges: $5,585 | RE Taxes: $4,209

Enjoy townhouse privacy, elegance and outdoor access in this extraordinary triple-mint home. Entering the gracious marble gallery, you proceed left into the beautiful living room with wood-burning fireplace, an adjacent library and the elegant formal dining room, all overlooking Park Avenue. A discreet powder room is tucked away to the right of the gallery. Perfectly situated between the dining and breakfast rooms is the chef’s kitchen outfitted with top-ofthe-line appliances. Listed at Keller Williams NYC by Rana Williams, (917) 751-5888, rwilliams@kwnyc.com.

$20,000,000

20 East 65th Street, RESIDENCE A on the Upper East Side Townhouse: 11 rooms, 4 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Pre-War, Gardens, Concierge, Library | Common Charges: $3,100 | RE Taxes: $5,583

Residence A is one of two homes in this full-service, 25-foot wide mansion condominium. Beautifully renovated in 2010, the finest materials were used to restore original period details, including all new electrical, mechanicals, security systems and private elevator. Through ornate iron doors is a concierge hall leading to a private marble gallery featuring a sweeping serpentine staircase. Step down to a sitting room, cloak room, state of the art eat-in kitchen, powder room and outdoor garden. Listed at Sotheby’s by E. Helen Marcos, 212-606-7747, helen.marcos@sothebyshomes.com.

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$19,750,000

400 East 67th Street, PH31 on the Upper East Side Condo (4,073 sf): 8 rooms, 3 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Green Building, Concierge, Elevator | Common Charges: $4,906 | RE Taxes: $3,261

Privacy and luxury await you in this stunning masterpiece thoughtfully executed by architect Edward Siegel (partner at AD100 firm Cooper, Robertson & Partners) and Ernest de la Torre (Elle Decor Top 25 designer). This full floor penthouse is enhanced by the finest combination of indoor/outdoor living and entertaining which totals 7,200 square feet! Upon entering through a private elevator landing you are greeted by a personal vestibule with a large commissioned mural by renowned artist Richard Woods. Listed at the Modlin Group by Adam Modlin, 212-974-0740, adam@modlingroup.com.

$22,645,000

50 West Street, PH59B in the Financial District Condo (3,594 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Fitness Club, Observatory, Doorman, Elevator | Common Charges: $4,890 | RE Taxes: $5,453

This penthouse home features a wall of windows and three exposures providing unrivaled panoramic views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. The L Series, a collection of 50 West Street’s most remarkable penthouses, also offers an impressive array of additional features. The kitchens, furnished with stone slab countertops and backsplashes, are equipped with extra-spacious refrigerators and freezers, a six-burner stove, and a full-height wine refrigerator. A freestanding soaking tub, a benched steam shower and sauna enhance the master bathroom. Listed by 50 West Sales Gallery, 212-766-5050, www.50westnyc.com.

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$34,000,000

3 East 95th Street, PH on the Upper East Side Condo (7,140 sf): 10 rooms, 5 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Fireplace, Terrace | Common Charges: $16,774 | RE Taxes: $18,313

Designed in 1913 by architect Horace Trumbauer as a Louis XVI Parisian townhouse, the Grand Carhart Mansion is situated on one of Carnegie Hills prettiest streets. The Carhart mansion was designated a New York City landmark in 1974, with the Commission calling it one of the finest examples in New York City of 18th century French Classicism. It was recently converted, in 2005, into four exclusive, full service and grand scale residences that combine the finest modern finishes with rich historical elegance. Listed at Corcoran by Jeff Lorenz, 646-621-4824, jeff.lorenz@corcoran.com.

17 East 65th Street on the Upper East Side

$40,000,000

Townhouse: 5 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Gym, Garden, Fireplace The Sherman M. Fairchild Mansion is an iconic property rich with history, and its sophisticated architecture is one of the finest examples of postmodern excellence. A striking cement and steel masonry structure, it features a nearly 30 foot high glass and steel ceiling illuminating the main room, which provides an unparalleled opportunity to properly showcase one of the most discerning and expansive art collections in the world. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Jared Seligman, 212-891-7104, jseligman@elliman.com.

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740 Park Avenue, #6/7A on the Upper East Side

$44,000,000

Co-op: 12 rooms, 4 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Concierge, Elevator, Fireplace, Gym | Maintenance: $13,278 740 Park Avenue is one of Manhattan’s most celebrated residential landmarks, designed by architect Rosario Candela. Recently and impeccably renovated, this immense 14 into 12 room duplex seamlessly incorporates custom modern finishes within a traditional architectural vernacular. Anchored by a vast marble gallery with a sweeping staircase, the entertaining floor includes a baronial living room facing Park Avenue, handsome library with original paneling, and tremendous dining room, all of which enjoy fireplaces. Listed at Sotheby’s by Serena Boardman, 212-606-7611, serena.boardman@sothebyshomes.com.

2 North Moore Street in Tribeca

$48,000,000

Townhouse (11,300 sf): 6 beds, 7 baths | Amenities: Courtyard, Garden, Fireplace, Elevator, Swimming Pool | Monthly Taxes: $6,318 This collector-quality mansion is a rare and unique find, perfect for the most discerning buyer. With 65 feet of frontage, on the most desirable Tribeca corner, this Wayne Turret-designed townhouse boasts a combination of superb light and views, amenities, and craftsman-quality finishes and fixtures the likes of which are simply impossible to replicate in New York. The property has every imaginable amenity with 11,300 interior and 1,500 exterior square feet. The understated entrance vestibule opens up via a reclaimed wood door to reveal a gracious entry gallery, flooded with natural light from skylights above. Listed at Urban Compass by Leonard Steinberg, 646-375-1932, ls@urbancompass.com.

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795 Fifth Avenue, Apt 30/31 on the Upper East Side

$70,000,000

Co-op: 14 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Concierge, Skyline View, Library, Pre-War | Maintenance: $31,163 This spectacular 16-room duplex apartment is situated high atop the prestigious Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue. Featuring a meticulous triple mint renovation and boasting extraordinary 360 degree views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, this elegant trophy residence is absolute perfection. The stunning duplex is distinguished by a sweeping suite of entertaining rooms including an immensely grand corner living room, a large formal dining room, and an impressive library spanning 42 feet along Fifth Avenue. Listed at Sotheby’s by Serena Boardman, 212-606-7611, serena.boardman@sothebyshomes.com.

151 East 58th Street, PH51/52W in Midtown

$82,000,000

Condo (9,000 sf): 16 rooms, 4 beds, 6.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Concierge, Skyline View, Library, Elevator | Common Charges: $14,547 | RE Taxes: $14,547 Perched atop iconic One Beacon Court, this glamorous duplex features phenomenal views and abundant sunlight from every room. Boasting coveted western outlooks towards Central Park and a spectacular Gwathmey Siegel-designed interior, the residence is truly an architectural tour de force and a marvelous example of a trophy NYC apartment. Designed as a four-bedroom apartment with massive entertaining rooms and tremendous back of house space, the state-of-the-art renovation defines ultimate luxury. Listed at Sotheby’s by Serena Boardman, 212-606-7611, serena.boardman@sothebyshomes.com.

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BY CHRISTOPHER CAMERON pirits flowed in November at a soiree celebrating Luxury Listings NYC ’s cover story profile of NY1 society reporter George Whipple and his Columbus Circle penthouse. In his characteristically foppish style, Whipple arrived dressed in a homburg hat and brightly patterned silk scarf tied like a cravat into his overcoat. Whipple posed for photos with guests from the media, real estate and financial industries as a camera crew from NY1 captured the gathering. The evening went down in a full-floor model unit at Tribeca’s 88 Franklin Street. Brokers and potential buyers had the run of the 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom loft apartment, which is on the market for $8 million with Platinum Properties’ Daniel Hedaya, Cash Bernard and Teresa Stephenson. Hovering near the crowded bar, Vanity Fair celebrity interviewer George Wayne — armed with a vodka and a conspicuously retro CD Walkman — chatted with Luxury Listings’ Editor-in-Chief Stuart Elliott. As the evening waned, spirited guests continued to mingle long after the music was silenced and the lights dimmed.

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497 GREENWICH STREET APT 2C | $3,150,000 This airy and open 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is located in the modern Greenwich Street Project building in West SoHo, designed by renowned architect Winka Dubbeldam. The second-floor unit’s architecturally distinctive layout uses an open loft plan enhancing the spacious appeal of its 1,661 square feet. Located just one block from Hudson River Park, Greenwich Street Project is one of the most prestigious buildings in Lower Manhattan web# 375580

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