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FLOWER POWER Bring the beauty of the garden into your house. Imprinted with lace, this ceramic vase adds the perfect dose of rustic elegance to any arrangement. Whether you have a lavish bouquet or a simple collection of roses, your flowers will look like a million bucks — even if they’re from the bodega around the corner. $1,750; www.abchome.com

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CHICK MAGNET Bring all the birds to your yard with this classic bottle bird feeder from CB2. The two-tone design blends in naturally with the rest of your garden, while the oval cutout will frame the birds as they feed in a very pretty picture. $14.95; www.cb2.com

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GARDEN STATE No outdoor space? No worries! Enter Garden on the Wall, which provides a super-lush landscape for your indoor garden needs, from foliage-filled walls to tropical ceilings. And if you have the opposite of a green thumb, fear not: The super-functional gardens are made of all-natural preserved plants — meaning they’re completely maintenance free (you don’t even need a watering can). Elvis had a jungle room; now you can too. From $150 a square foot; www.gardenonthewall.com

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VROOM, VROOM This isn’t your soccer mom’s SUV. Range Rover’s latest Sport SVR model not only provides the luxurious ride drivers expect from the company, but it also recently completed the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in eight minutes, 14 seconds, one of the fastest times ever recorded by an SUV. Starting at $110,475; www.landrover.com

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IN CHARGE Can you really be bothered to plug in when your phone or tablet runs out of juice when you’re chilling in the backyard or hanging at the beach? Thank goodness for the Puku S8, a sassy little portable charger — available in six colors — that’s compact enough to carry everywhere. When fully charged, the Puku typically provides three to five full charges for a smart phone. $99; www.gotpuku.com

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STONE AGE On a Paleo diet? Try cave man décor! The Van Dyke love seat from Zachary A. looks solid enough for Fred and Wilma Flintstone, but weighs only 75 pounds. Throw some pillows and a cashmere blanket on it for a snuggle on the terrace or bring it inside to give your living room more of an edge. Price available upon request; www.zacharyadesign.com

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WATCH YOUR SPEED We usually don’t want our watches to be superfast (on time is fine), but allow us to make an exception for Chopard’s latest Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition. Named for the legendary racecar driver, Jacky Ickx, the watch was designed like a racecar with grooved sides, a steering wheel motif, and even a white and blue inner bezel ring to match Jacky’s helmet. But make sure you hurry; only 100 pieces are available for purchase. $13,110; www.chopard.com

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GLAMPING Forget all the unpleasantness involved in camping, like bug spray, unwieldy back packs and sleeping on wet grass. At The Resort at Paws Up in Montana, you can sip champagne under the stars, eat haute cuisine and rely on your camping butler for your every need. This is the 10-year anniversary of the resort, which plans to celebrate with a weekend-long feast in September featuring Montana’s master chefs. From $1,155 per night; www.pawsup.com

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PLINK PLONK Practice keeping all your balls in the air with this lovely decorated beach tennis set from Fredericks and Mae. Enjoy friendly family matches on the shore with a set that’s light enough to throw in your beach bag when heading out for the day (or the week). $140; www.fredericksandmae.com

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MAGIC LAMP Light this hammered copper oil lamp for a warm glow on a summer night. Give it a rub and who knows, maybe a genie will come out to grant you three wishes. It comes with a durable fiberglass wick and a matching snuffer. The small size holds 8 ounces of fuel and burns for 12 hours, the large size holds 16 ounces of fuel and burns for 24 hours. $127 and $255; www.birchlane.com

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nterior designers … house flippers … TV personalities … a brand. It’s difficult to abridge precisely who the nine-member Novogratz family is or what they do. It’s a consequence, in part, of having donned so many hats over their roughly 25-year career. Labels don’t fit comfortably on their chaotic, jet-setting lifestyle. But the Novogratzes — who tend to refer to themselves in the singular, as “the Novogratz”— say that they are simply a family of “doers.” Paraphrasing Andy Warhol, family patriarch Robert Novogratz, 52, says his career-spanning philosophy is: “Make art. Keep making art. Some people will love it. Some people will hate it. You just have to keep making [art].” Over the last decade, Robert and his wife Cortney have built a reputation among Manhattan’s elite as an energetic and innovative high-end design duo. But in more recent years, the prolific family has reached a much wider audience and earned a certain degree of celebrity through their Bravo and HGTV reality shows “9 by Design” and “Home by Novogratz” — which ran from 2009 to 2013 — and their homegoods lines for CB2, Walmart, Macy’s, Shutterfly and Old Navy. Reemphasizing his belief in creative determination, Robert adds: “We’ve done two or three amazing buildings, two or three okay buildings, and a couple that sucked. We’ve had two books. One was really good. One sucked. And our third book is about to come out.” Robert hails from Virginia and began his career as stockbroker, working with his brother Michael Novogratz, who became a billionaire when his hedge fund went public in 2007. But unsatisfied with a life in finance, Robert changed course. Today he oozes Downtown cool. Never without a pair of shades, he rocks designer leather and is more likely to pucker his lips than smile at the camera. Cortney, 43, is a Georgia native with a do-it-yourself attitude and just enough of a Southern drawl to warm the room. The couple created a family of Biblical proportions. In descending order their children are: Wolfgang, 17; Bellamy, 16; Tallulah, 16; Breaker, 13; Five, 9; Holleder, 9 and Major, 6. Each of the kids enjoys a manicured web presence via the family’s thorough website. For example: “The fifth child, Five, is outgoing, driven, and very cool. A regular child renegade, Five channels this through art. Although he is only nine years old, he is already a very talented artist who also loves to skateboard and make others laugh.” It’s all a part of a strategy to brand not just the hyperactive family’s creations but also their lifestyle itself. With the help of their children, the Novogratz hope to one day build a diversified empire of creatives. And they look to iconic family businessmen for inspiration. “I love Francis Ford Coppola and what he did with his family,” Robert says. “The Coppolas are filmmakers, actors and writers. And Francis involved his daughters, nephews, cousins and sister. He took his show on the road a little and brought his family with him.” CONTINUED ON PG 16

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From far left: Robert solo; son Breaker at the keyboard and Cortney. Below: The space on West Street opens to a light-filled yard. One of Erwin Olaf’s Hope Portraits adorns the wall.

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“We look to art and fashion more than interior design for inspiration,” he adds. “And we both look up to Ralph Lauren, because he built this amazing family business and lifestyle brand. That is what we aspire to be. He’s our hero.” The painter and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” director Julian Schnabel is also a major influence. “He’s an artist, filmmaker, designer, real estate investor. I love what he did with the Gramercy Park Hotel,” says Robert. “That’s a pretty cool guy to me.” “Although he isn’t a real family man,” Cortney interjects. Family comes first for Robert and Cortney, who both come from large Southern families. Robert was one of seven children in an ever-moving military clan. Cortney is one of five born in a town so small that she claims nearby Columbus, Georgia for its ever-so-slightly better name recognition. “We always wanted lots of kids,” Cortney says, adding that she never viewed Manhattan’s typically cramped accommodations as an obstacle to that end. “Our last son was born in a twobedroom between renovation projects.”

The Novogratz come from large families: Robert was one of seven kids, while Cortney was one of five.

The Light Up Family Art Set, a limited-edition of six steel-framed light boxes, was designed by the Novogratz for CB2.

“When we had our first child 17 years ago, dear friends who we used to party all night with were like, ‘Alright, time to go to the suburbs,’” Cortney recalls. “I thought, ‘Why? To see our kids less, so our marriage will suffer?’ Yes, it’s expensive living in the city. But there are ways to raise a family here. People ask me how I do it, and I say, ‘because we make them part of who we are.’” “Who they are” is a self-confident and wildly ambitious family that managed to flip, salvage and paint their way to the top of the interior design world. “I’m not sure if our work found us, or if we found it. We were planning our wedding here in New York, and while we were at it, we bought a condemned building in Chelsea,” Cortney says. “We learned on the job, and turned it into a two-family home. During that process we fell in love with design.” After their wedding, the couple lived in the upstairs portion of the house at 343 West 19th Street and rented out the lower floors. “It was a big house we couldn’t really afford,” Cortney recalls. That is, until singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega of “Tom’s Diner” fame literally came knocking at their door.

“One day Suzanne Vega came by and offered to rent the larger space. So we moved back downstairs,” she says, adding that Vega helped them connect with other celebrity clients. “We were living in the same house and became friends. After she moved in we bought another property and another, and just kept flipping properties, juggling and hustling.” Nearly a decade later that Chelsea five-bedroom townhouse sold for $5.3 million. Eventually their knack for upcycled vintage furnishings and Downtown chic decor got them noticed as interior designers proper. “Someone hired us to decorate for them and we were like ‘Oh, okay … Sure we’ll do it!’” Cortney says. “We were already constantly doing design work, but that was when it started earning us a living, which was nice.” Soon after the celebrity commissions started rolling in. A-list movie stars and models tapped them for design work in New York and around the world. One celebrity project the Novogratz clan remembers fondly was giving skateboarding legend Tony Hawk’s Mammoth Lake, Calif., ski house a makeover. “Tony Hawk is amazing,” Cortney says. “He was showing

skateboard tricks to my kids in the garage and I remember his foot hugging the skateboard. It was like a hand. It was crazy.” But their latest project is taking them away from NYC for a somewhat longer stint. Last summer, the family moved to Los Angeles, where they purchased a 5,800-square-foot Greek Revival estate. Built in 1926 in the Hollywood Hills, the Novogratz playfully refer to the historic home as their “castle,” because of the bartizan turrets. “L.A. is bad about historic preservation. They knock everything down. So we wanted to keep the structure up,” Robert says, adding that they are gut renovating the interior. “There wasn’t a lot to save on the inside. But we kept the windows. It’s going to look like a castle and it is going to honor L.A., but the inside is going to be Novogratz.” “We aren’t going to be there forever, but we still wanted to leave our mark on L.A. and what better way than with a castle,” Robert says. “We’ve worked in all the great cities in America, from Austin to Nashville and Seattle to Chicago. Going back to Coppola, we wanted to take our show on the road.” CONTINUED ON PG 18

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The view from West Street is as striking as the townhouse’s painting and photography.

The basketball court doubles as a party space.

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The kitchen counter at the Novogratz townhouse has the orderliness of a still life.

Still, the family considers Manhattan “home base” — and Downtown remains the focal point of their work. In total, the Novogratz have built nine homes in the city — four of which they have called home. Two are at 22 and 24 Thompson Street in Soho (which sold to “Grand Theft Auto” co-creator Sam Houser for $3.8 million and NBA superstar Zydrunas Ilgauskas for $6.9 million, respectively). The Novogratz consider the townhouse at 400 West Street their greatest accomplishment. (As LLNYC went to press, news broke that Heidi Klum is renting it for the summer.) “We had been building a lot by the time we found this property,” Cortney says of the sprawling five-story townhouse. “We were right on the highway and wanted to make a big statement. Robert really wanted to bring art to the exterior of the house, so we collaborated with Richard Woods.” Woods created a brightly painted plank façade for the home, which started off as a one-story gun shop. Naturally, they also brought art to the interior of the home, where a favorite piece resides in a rather unusual location: over the bathtub in the master suite. The work is “Button Queen,” a large replica of a Queen Elizabeth postage stamp done in shimmering pearlwhite shirt buttons on black canvas by English artist Ann Carrington. “This was the first piece of art we ever bought. We got it at What Goes Around Comes Around in Soho for like $1,500,” Robert says. ”Over the last 10 years I bought about eight more of her pieces for myself and clients. We decided to film with

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her in London for our show and she blew up. She became an overnight sensation.” During LLNYC’s tour of the home, works by Andy Warhol, Vik Muniz, Jane and Louise Wilson, Olafur Eliasson, Enoc Perez, Paul Pfeiffer and Albert Watson were all on display. Most strikingly, a large photograph by Laurie Simmons depicting a Japanese sex doll clutching a mixture of prescription pills and candy dominates the stairwell. The 23-foot-wide home also features a massive indoor basketball court, which doubles as a theater and a party space, furnishings by Zaha Hadid, a garage, elevator, five bedrooms and a large roof deck complete with a full kitchen and a hot tub — not to mention stunning views of the Hudson. The space is now on the market for $17.9 million. Ultimately, the Novogratz family hopes to continually “up their game” through a seminomadic madcap existence, surrounding themselves with creative influences and immersing themselves in rich urban spaces. So, for the foreseeable future, they’ll likely be on the move — perhaps even moving overseas (Robert says Tokyo is on his bucket list). “Cities are great for a visual person, because you are going to see more stuff. And that makes your influences change and your taste better,” Robert says. For instance, he adds, “The day we finished the Soho house [22-24 Thompson Street], I walked outside and there were about five supermodels doing a shoot on our doorstep, and I thought, ‘This is going to be a nice place to live.’”

Extruded chair by designer Tom Dixon. Opposite: A 2003 self portait by Vik Muniz

Cortney adds that “even the greatest city in the world gets sterile after awhile.” “New York isn’t the same place it was 20 years ago and it isn’t going to be the same place 20 years from now,” she says. “Sometimes you have to break out of that and reopen your eyes.” Still, don’t expect the prolific family to stay away for long. “We are New Yorkers,” Robert says. “The weather is better in L.A., but the people are better in New York.”


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Fine dining loosens up Luxury Listings NYC ranks the cost of dinner at city’s 10 priciest restaurants BY CHRISTOPHER CAMERON

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ine dining in New York City is increasingly democratic and casual — but that doesn’t mean it’s getting any cheaper. As evidence, Luxury Listings NYC ranked the cost of dinner at the city’s 10 priciest restaurants. We found that the emphasis is increasingly on food, not fuss: reservations were generally available, (respectful) photography is often permitted and six out of the 10 had no jacket requirement for gentlemen. But perhaps most noticeably, Uptown is losing its grip on the world’s best chefs, with four of the city’s priciest establishments (Eleven Madison Park, atera, Ichimura at Brushstroke and Momofuku Ko) operating below 34th Street. And even those anchored Uptown aren’t occupying the precious ground-level spaces they might have a decade or two ago. Take, for example, Time Warner Center’s Masa and Per Se, outliers among outliers at nearly $100 more per person than many of the city’s other top restaurants. But despite the extraordinary cost of admittance into their famed dining rooms ($450 and $310 per person respectively), their location is extremely pedestrian: what basically amounts to a shopping mall, albeit an extremely pricey shopping mall. “Today, people enjoy casual dining,” Kenneth Himmel, the restaurateur and developer behind Time Warner Center’s dining, told LLNYC. “Even your most respected Michelin three-star chefs are focused on cafés, brasseries and informal dining done at a high level of quality.” The ranking also demonstrates that Manhattan is no longer the de facto center of NYC’s culinary scene. Two of the city’s priciest chef’s tables are now in Brooklyn and both boast Michelin stars. The threestar Michelin-rated Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare located in downtown Brooklyn commands a lofty $306 per seat. And Bushwick’s Blanca picked up two Michelin stars in this year’s guide for its $195 prix fixe. Another observation of note: Price doesn’t correspond to satisfaction (as if it ever did). Eric Ripert’s $140 diner at Le Bernardin was ranked the city’s best this year by Zagat, which relies on customer surveys and is therefore anecdotal. Meanwhile, Masa — by far the city’s costliest dinner — didn’t even make Zagat’s top 100 list, even if the New York Times did give it three stars.

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no. 1 BEST OF THE BEST Known as the most brutally expensive restaurant in the city, prompting the question: Is it worth it? Yes, apparently. “Masa is the city’s greatest sushi restaurant,” the New York Times concluded in its most recent threestar review.

Masa

Upper West side

Per Se

Upper West Side

$450 per dinner

Chef Masayoshi Takayama

Sushi is omakase, or chef’s choice, at Masa.

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PEARL IN THE OYSTER The NYT has called Per Se “the best restaurant in New York City.” Per Se’s signature starter is oysters and pearls. The Times called this dish “a poem about creaminess, a meditation on brine, a sculpture about the delicious.”

$310 per dinner Chef Thomas Keller

The Cobia Pastrami at Per Se: pumpernickel crisps, green tomatoes, mustard seeds, Sungold tomatoes, mustard cress and hard boiled Squire Hill hen egg.

no. 3 ADVENTUROUS CHEF This is Brooklyn’s only three-star Michelin rated restaurant. So what do you get? “A mash-up of a cooking class, an artist’s studio visit and a sports bar devoted to discussion of haute cuisine,” according to the New York Times.

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

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atera

no. 4

Tribeca

$235/dinner

NEW VISION Now is the time to revisit atera, which recently replaced chef Matthew Lightner with Ronny Emborg and abolished tipping.

Chef Ronny Emborg

Dried beet “ember” and red hibiscus at Atera

Blanca

Bushwick

$195/dinner Chef Carlo Mirarchi

The beef carpaccio, egg yolk, arugula, and arugula flower at Blanca

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Momofuku Ko

Chef David Chang

no. 5

East Village

$175/dinner

CHEEKY COMBOS Momofuku Ko offers a largely unadorned space. But expect playful surprises like a course of soft-shell crab paired with a glass of Budweiser.

Flatiron

$225/dinner

COMMITMENT At three and a half hours, Eleven Madison Park’s meal demands that you plan your day around its more than a dozen-course tasting menu.

Chef Daniel Humm

Poached lobster with carrots and vadouvan granola at Eleven Madison Park

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ENTER THE MAZE A labyrinth-like entrance through a pizzeria, past the shipping containers, radio station and tiki bar, should clue you in that Blanca is pure Bushwick theater.

Eleven Madison Park

Ichimura at Brushstroke

HIDDEN GEM One of NYC’s best-kept secrets, the restaurant serves what Pete Wells of the New York Times called the most remarkable sashimi and sushi he had ever tasted.

Tribeca

$195/dinner

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Chef Eiji Ichimura serves traditional edomae sushi in an intimate setting.

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Le Bernardin

Midtown

$140/dinner

TOP HONORS It’s the best restaurant in the city, according to Zagat. The NYT gave it four stars; Michelin, another three. Better still, it’s reasonably priced. &KHIb (ULF5LSHUWb

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Daniel

Chef Daniel Boulud

Upper East Side

$135/dinner VENERABLE FAVORITE Michelin downgraded Daniel to two stars, but the two-decade-old NYC institution is still worth the splurge. Be sure to flag down the cheese cart.

The tasting menu at Daniel features a five-course meal.

The New York Times said of Le Bernardin: “No other restaurant in the city makes the simple cooking of fish seem so ripe with opportunities for excitement.”

no. 10

Jean-Georges

Upper West Side

$128/dinner

THE FINAL WORD The New York Times review said it best: “Jean-Georges is still a four-star restaurant. That is all. Thank you for your time.” Chef JeanGeorges Vongerichten

The grilled pork chop, mustard greens, and cherry hot sauce at Jean-Georges.

Source: Priciest restaurants based on Zagat rankings; LLNYC then determined cost based on the self-reported price of the restaurant’s least expensive fixed dinner menu before drinks, tax or tip.

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and CPW. Superb single-family w/ approx. 8,500SF indoor & 2,000SF outdoor. Features include: elevator from cellar to roof, smart-home, garden, CAC/heat & hot tub. $17.995M. WEB# 12599290. David E. Kornmeier 212-588-5642 GORGEOUS GLASS PH ON RSD UWS. Brand new, UNIQUE"2 BATHFULLmR0(WHUGETERRACES$ESIGNER kit & baths, gas FP, stunning light & views. Parking spot included. FS prewar condo. $16.9M. WEB# 11626030. Lisa K. Lippman 212-588-5606 Gerard S. Moore 212-588-5608 SUPERBLY RENOVATED 7 ROOMS Riverside Drive. Facing Riverside Park. 3 BR, 2 new baths, DR, open Bulthaup kitchen, study, huge closets. Near Columbia and private schools. Maintenance $2,689.64. $2.85M. WEB# 12770503. Larry Sicular 212-396-5852 GRAND SCALED 1BR Columbus Circle. Prime W 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full service Co-op. Filled w/ light, 23â&#x20AC;&#x2122; LR & large BR overlook quiet & serene garden. Restore this 1BR to your special taste. $865K. WEB# 11363773. Karesse Grenier 212-588-5679 John Duclos 212-317-3635

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CELEB CRIBS

Mad man mocks Ad mogul, author Richard Kirshenbaum on skewering his own very naughty class BY CHRISTOPHER CAMERON

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dvertising mogul and satirist of the super rich, Richard Kirshenbaum, 54, now finds himself under the white-hot glare of the media spotlight, dodging barbs and scooping up accolades. With the publication of his latest book, “Isn’t That Rich? Life Among the 1%,” “Kirshenbaum,” a mouthful of a name, is seemingly on the tip of every blue-blooded tongue. The collection of stories lampoons real-life characters that haunt the co-ops of Park Avenue — when they aren’t poolside in the Hamptons or St. Barts. There are rumors of television and movie adaptations. He’s a “traitor to his own class,” gossip legend and frequent lunch companion Liz Smith wrote. He might be the “hottest thing since ‘Sex in the City,’” an editor at the New York Observer told Luxury Listings NYC at a June soiree in his honor at the famed Lotus Club. More than ever, Manhattan’s one percent is finding itself in the public eye, targeted by Wednesday Martin’s new book “Primates of Park Avenue,” Bravo’s new scripted series “Odd Mom Out” and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s seemingly Robin Hood-like efforts to transfer wealth. In a recent conversation with LLNYC that stretched from his Fifth Avenue duplex overlooking Central Park to a restaurant on Mott Street, where the rosé was flowing, Kirshenbaum said that he was inspired to write about the peculiarities of the moneyed class after witnessing a driver carry a drunken teenage boy out of a black SUV and into the lobby of “a venerable Park Avenue residential building.” “Never mind the nannies, drivers are the new dads,” he writes. “If I didn’t have a way to express my feelings about the craziness that goes on here, there’s no way I could just go on living Uptown,” Kirshenbaum says. For a bit of Upper East Side “guess who,” Kirshenbaum’s given his confidants noms de guerre: the “Impossibly Blond and Glamorous Socialite,” the “Silver Fox,” “L’actrice,” the “International Playboy Posse,” the “Southern Gentleman” and the “Park Avenue Princess.” His

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Richard Kirshenbaum in the living room of his Fifth Avenue duplex overlooking Central Park

subject matter — paid friends, bizarre diets, parents with drug habits and the finer points of donning a cashmere sweater — can sometimes be taboo. And it’s cost him socially. “I’ve gotten a lot of blowback,” he says, recalling mean-spirited letters. “I find it interesting that sometimes people don’t understand that it is satire. People take themselves so seriously. But something that I learned in the ad business is that unless it’s controversial, it can’t be good.”

Still, Kirshenbaum said that he doesn’t judge the opulent escapades of his characters — no matter how entitled their behavior, or how deep their pockets go. “Behaving badly and being a nice person aren’t mutually exclusive,” he says. “Some people are excess driven. That doesn’t mean they are bad people. People ask me, ‘what do you think about so-and-so spending all that money?’ I say, ‘I think it is great!’” But there are unforgivable sins.


“If I didn’t have a way to express my feelings about the craziness here, there’s no way I could just go on living Uptown.” —Richard Kirshenbaum

“The only thing that really upsets me is really bad manners. For example, let’s say you go to Cipriani and someone comes over to your table and won’t leave while you are eating dinner. That is table lingering and I hate it!” Of course, it’s easy to sympathize with your own class. Like his subjects, Kirshenbaum eats at the city’s most glamorous restaurants (Le Cirque, Sant Ambroeus, Nobu), parties in the Hamptons, dresses lavishly and is a victim of their tax bracket.

Brooke Astor once told him, “My dear boy, every gentleman needs a club. One day you’ll appreciate it.” That’s the day he decided to join the Lotus Club, where members like Mark Twain and Tom Wolfe feted. Amongst his set — the beautiful people who, with nonchalance, call $100 million a “hundy” — 1 percenter isn’t a bad word. It’s a membership card, an inside joke. But unlike many of his peers, Kirshenbaum didn’t come into his money the old

fashioned way – i.e. through a death in the family. Like a growing number of Upper East Side notables, he’s nouveau riche. Growing up in the Five Towns on Long Island, he fought to expunge his workingclass accent. “Long G’Island,” he used to say. Early in his career, he would eat his sack lunch on a bench along Central Park, across the street from the co-op building he now calls home.

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A whimisical piece of art by Charming Baker hangs in the hall. Right: A view of the living room, which gets flooded with light in the late afternoon.

At the J. Walter Thompson agency, he worked as a junior copywriter under bestselling author James Patterson. He was secretly taking freelance commissions on the side, against company policy. “One day my boss came into my office and showed me an ad. He said, ‘Why can’t we do work like this?’ It was my ad,” Kirshenbaum says. “I told him, ‘I quit’ and I started my agency the next day.” That breakthrough ad was for shoemaker Kenneth Cole. It was edgy and minimalist. Simple text on a white background, the copy read: “Imelda Marcos bought 2,700 pairs of shoes. She could’ve at least had the courtesy to buy a pair of ours — Kenneth Cole.” “It created a sensation, because no one had done political advertising before, especially without showing the product. It was counter-intuitive,” Kirshenbaum says. Kirshenbaum’s self-aware, postmodern copy made him the bad boy of the ad world. He helped pioneer guerilla adver-

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tising and attracted celebrities like Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli and Joan Rivers to star in his work. (Kirshenbaum later wrote jokes for Rivers — at $6 a pop.) When he finally sold Kirshenbaum & Bond, it was the largest independent agency in the United States, with 600 employees, three offices and close to a billion dollars in billing. He was in his early 40s, now with substantial means. It was time to reinvent himself. “I lived Downtown for many years, and I never ever, ever came Uptown! I felt like you needed a passport to venture past 14th Street. It was all very myopic. I didn’t really experience the city. Everyday it was apartment, work, Indochine. It felt claustrophobic,” he said. ”I thought it would be really interesting to have a different experience. So I started to look [for a home] Uptown.” Real estate brokers had him pegged: Downtown creative. They showed him

apartment after apartment on the Upper West Side. For a while, he considered moving to the Dakota. “In those days it was still very traditional,” he says. “People said, ‘Well, if you are going to live Uptown and you are a creative person, you should live on Central Park West.’” But light led him across the park. “I’m obsessed with light and the Upper West Side gets the morning sun,” he says. “But Fifth Avenue light is very unusual. You get the most beautiful light around 5 or 6 p.m.“ Reflecting on his reinvented life, he adds: “I’m more of a fish out of water having lived Downtown versus Uptown, than coming from Long Island to the city to be honest with you,” he says, adding, “It’s a privilege to live on the park. I don’t take it for granted.” Several weeks later, Kirshenbaum invited LLNYC to the launch party for his


book at the Lotus Club. “Isn’t this so … what is it that the kids say? Meta?” one of Kirshenbaum’s creatively named subjects asks over champagne and caviar. It is clear what she means. Waiters in blue coats hold silver trays of champagne in the grand oak-paneled library. Live jazz sets the mood, as does a torso-sized “1%” icon carved in ice. The net worth of the room’s familiar faces is well into the billions. Kirshenbaum managed to recreate a scene from his irreverent book in order to celebrate it. Kirshenbaum sums up the moment: “It’s so important to have a sense of humor and the security not to care. I’ve always liked to stir the pot a bit.”

Kirshenbaum strides through the foyer. Early in his career, he ate his lunch in the park across from this building, which later became his home.

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DESIGN TRENDS

No kidding around Experts make case for spending more on responsibly created kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s furnishings BY JENNIFER WHITE KARP

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t may seem counterintuitive to urge parents to seek out objects of quality and permanence, like upholstered furniture, even fine art, to go in â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of all places â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room. After all, children are the very opposite of permanence, capable of outgrowing sneakers before a season is over, to the eternal frustration of parents everywhere. But whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often available from manufacturers in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throwaway world can be shoddy and even harmful to the environment, and last about as long as a pair of sneakers. So choosing quality furnishings means, in many cases, choosing furnishings that are also ethically made and environmentally safe. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an imperative for Jennifer Morris of JMorris Design, who will often try to steer clients away from â&#x20AC;&#x153;disposableâ&#x20AC;? furniture and toward pieces that can be passed on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I think about luxury, I think about using your money as a means to represent your commitment to an ethical society,â&#x20AC;? said Morris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe strongly in purchasing responsibly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very important way to make an impact.â&#x20AC;? The designer said that in order to get to desirable price points, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s furniture manufacturers often create disposable products using what she calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;immoralâ&#x20AC;? methods for getting the products made and often cut corners in construction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A crib should not last for only one child. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really made well, it should be able to serve several, and when your family outgrows it, it should be able to be passed on to another family,â&#x20AC;? Morris said. She recommends that parents be diligent and seek out something creative that is made locally or, if buying furniture that is made internationally, â&#x20AC;&#x153;try to make sure that the person is being paid a living wage and is part of a system that supports them.â&#x20AC;? She favors brands like ducduc, a Connecticut manufacturer that has a showroom at the New York Design Center and makes cribs and dressers using finishes with low VOC, or volatile organic compounds, which are solvents that can be released into the air. The company uses solid wood and avoids MDF, medium-density fiberboard, an engineered wood product. Cribs run from $1,000 to $2,400 while kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dressers and armoires run $1,000 to $1,650. Another favorite source of Manhattan interior designers is kinder Modern, which seeks out childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design pieces from

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the 1920s to 1980s. According to kinder Modernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site, it offers furnishings â&#x20AC;&#x153;created by or in the style of prominent and iconic designers of the 20th century and are unique in their innovative use of materiality and design for the time.â&#x20AC;? Kinder Modern goods are available on the shopping site 1stdibs.com. A set of six Italian childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enameled metal and plywood chairs, circa 1960, are offered for $2,500. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downtown Chic,â&#x20AC;? a decorating book by

Robert and Cortney Novogratz, who are the subject of this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover story, extolls the thrill of a vintage find at a flea market or thrift shop. While the lesson is not explicitly one of sustainability, the takeaway is. Choosing sustainably made products avoids one of the pitfalls of mass-made furnishings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything highly chemical â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;off-gases,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Morris explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you wonder, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;how is this piece of furniture $99?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; it is because it is made with the least

Selecting quality furnishings for a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room means caring about how children are â&#x20AC;&#x153;sleeping and breathing and developing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Philip Gorrivan of Philip Gorrivan Design 1.

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expensive glue and the cheapest labor.â&#x20AC;? For some of interior designer Philip Gorrivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clients, concerns about allergies and respiratory issues guide their decision making. He seeks out organic and natural materials for textile products for those projects. Selecting furnishings for a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room is on the same continuum as other health issues, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caring about not only what children are eating, but how they are sleeping and breathing and developing,â&#x20AC;? he said. Another route to quality kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; furnishings is simply to shop where the grown-ups go. B&B Italia for example, offers child-sized versions of their iconic armchairs. Last year the company introduced the UP Junior. The pint-sized chair retails for $1,519, and like other upholstered products from B&B Italia, has a 10-year guarantee for the frame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cutting down industrial recycling and disposal activities actually saves materials, energy and emissions,â&#x20AC;? said a company spokesperson. Interior designer Sandra Nunnerley also endorses shopping for kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; furniture at the same places adults go.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always look to include the same wellmade furniture, custom-made window treatments and high-quality carpeting that we use in other rooms,â&#x20AC;? Nunnerley said. Focusing on the value of the furnishings one incorporates into a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room also results in a well-designed room that can grow with a child. Nunnerley advocates putting high-quality custom upholstered furniture and interesting artwork in a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room for just that reason. An initial investment in a classic bed, light fixture, window treatment and so on means the room doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require a complete redecoration for the transition to teenagedom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You want the room to continue to be used in the future, as the child matures and wants a more sophisticated space to relax with friends,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love to use color boldly in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room, creating happy, cheerful spaces. In a little girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room, we made it so pretty and feminine by using pinks and yellows in the window treatments, along with luxurious bed linens.â&#x20AC;? That same room, she explained, could be â&#x20AC;&#x153;strippedâ&#x20AC;? later of its â&#x20AC;&#x153;girlyâ&#x20AC;? elements. At a large Downtown apartment created by combining two homes, Nunnerley decorated

a 400-square-foot playroom that contains a kitchen where the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nanny can prepare small meals. The space features an artwork by American artist Raymond Parker, a red chair andottomandesignedbyMalidesignerCheick Diallo and a table by French designer Jacques Jarrige. There are also clever, shallow drawers under the television that hold the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artwork. A large blue chair swivels to catch the view. The room is airy and colorful. But as Morris explained, getting clients to put their money where their mouth is can be a challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most projects are a mix of high and low,â&#x20AC;? she said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partly a result of what it means to live in New York City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lead such a transient life in New York City. We get married and we move, we have a child and we move again. So I tell my clients I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t promise that every piece of furniture will fit their new space,â&#x20AC;? Morris added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But there are several ways to recoup your investment: You can resell items online or in consignment shops. But you can only do this if you invest in them.â&#x20AC;? That means you probably canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resell that $99 piece of furniture, she said. It likely didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even survive the three hours spent setting it up.

Playing with your space Creative solutions for Manhattan-size childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rooms BY JENNIFER WHITE KARP

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UPPER WEST SIDE, NEW YORK CITY TOWNHOUSE TREASURE 4 BR – 5 STORY THSE | $6,995,000 | Web#12737514 Louise Phillips Forbes 212.381.3329

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STUNNING EDGE PENTHOUSE

RIVERFRONT ESTATE ON 2.66 ACRES

3 BR+TERRACE, 3 BATH | $3,799,000 | Web#12474963

5 BR, 7 BATH | $2,749,000 | Web#99100882

The Harkov Lewis Team 212.381.2533

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UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK CITY

WEST VILLAGE, NEW YORK CITY

UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK CITY

PREWAR CONDO

CONDO - RARE & UNIQUE PLUS GARDEN

LOCATION, SPACE & VIEWS

3 BR, 3 BATH | $2,495,000 | Web#12341256

3+ BR, 4 BATH | $6,950,000 | Web#12512556

3 BR, 3 BATH | $4,995,000 | Web#12565110

Renée Fishman 212.381.2392

Laurie Silverman 212.381.4262

Lisa A. Rose 212.381.3262

UPPER WEST SIDE / NEW YORK CITY

CENTRAL PARK WEST, NEW YORK CITY SOHO, NEW YORK CITY

PRISTINE AND PARK VIEWS ON CPW

TRULY ONE OF A KIND

SPRAWLING FULL FLOOR DREAM LOFT

3 BR, 1 BATH | $3,395,000 | Web#12559979

1 BR/CONV 2 BR, 1 BATH | $1,580,000 | Web#12567147

2 BR+Office, 2 BATH | $4,250,000 | Web#12583475

John Caraccioli 212.381.2236

George DeMarco 212.381.2348

Nora Ariffin 212.381.2249

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Hamptons home hunt Hollywood stars, business execs and media elite look to trade pricey pads, including a $140M estate BY JUDITH MESSINA

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he Hamptons real estate market heated up over the past year with some of the most expensive property ever to come on the market in the wealthy enclave, including an 11-acre Georgica Pond estate asking a whopping $140 million. (The alltime East End record-setter remains a home that

earlier sold for $147 million.) Of course, there was also the usual crop of bold-faced names, including business executives, media moguls, actors, and a bevy of reality television celebrities, who were buying, selling and renovating their pricey Hamptons pads. Here is a look at some of the most notable transactions recorded during past year.

Bethenny Frankel

Buying

346 Lumber Lane Bridgehampton

$4.2M

Frankel purchased a new home with 2,280 square feet of space. BELOW: One of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five bedrooms. BELOW RIGHT: A view of the gunite pool.

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Chris Whittle 90 Briar Lane, Georgica Pond

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LuAnn de Lesseps 280 Highland Terrace Bridgehampton

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$8M â&#x20AC;&#x153;

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$9.9M

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$20M S

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Richard Gere

Actors Colony Road $47.5M 26 North Haven

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Sold 30 Egypt Lane East Hampton

RenĂŠe Zellweger

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8 Room 3BR, 2 Bath at Carlyle House

High Flr Beechhurst, Queens 3BR, 2 Bath w Terrace

Gallery, crnr LR w WBFP, DR, kit w pntry, 2 maid’s rms. FS co-op w hotel services, gym, spa. $5.85M. Web #12696524. Margaret Furniss 212-452-4390

Walls of glass, endless River & LI Sound views from every rm, corner LR. Full service co-op w parking space, pool, gym. $965K. Web #12731241. Diane Marie Rocca 212-585-4568

Brilliant Views! Investors Dream

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2579' 3BR, 3 Bth Condo Loft on W 22nd

Corner 1BR, 1 Bth Condo on West 17th

Tribeca 3BR condo on 21st flr, 3.5 bth, Bulthaup kit. FS w amens. $5.195M. Web #12690812. Susan Wires 646613-2653/Shannon Helms Wisniewski 646-613-2604

Top designer. New stoop, facade, systems. DR & LR w WBFPs, EIK, grdn. 5BRs, 5.5 bths, gym, office. $11.995M. Web #12049088. Alexa Lambert 212-452-4408

1035' terrace w grill, sound system, pergola & hot tub. Walls of glass, chef’s kit. $5.5M. Web #12581415. Jeffrey Stockwell 646-613-2615

Open lux kit, floor-to-ceil windows w views. W/D. Low CCs, tax abtmnt + amenity package. $1.875M. Web #12717729. Eric Zollinger 646-613-2679

Rare Chelsea Corner 3BR, 3 Bth w Views

Clinton Hill, Bklyn 4 Story Brownstone

Carnegie Hill Prewar 3BR, 3 Bth Co-op

Brooklyn Heights Duplex TH Co-op

Loft-like w hi ceils & oversized windows. MBR w walkin clst & lrg bth. FS prewar condo. Low CCs. $4.75M. Web #12538695. Marcy Grau 212-452-4361

Renov 4BR, 3.5 bth. Lndscpd terr, garden, cust kit, LR w decor fplc, Eng bsmt. HVAC, W/D. $1.99M. Web #12766417. Cornelia Van Amburg 646-613-2683

Hi ceils, LR w WBFP, DR w French drs, EIK w CAC, top applis, W/D, staff rm w bath. $4.995M. Web #12765786. Cheryl Bergenfeld 212-452-4395

3BR, 2 bth, pvt garden, dbl parlor w 11' ceils, orig dtls, DR, FR/den, office. $2.995M. Web #12805692. Millie Perry 646-613-2651/Brooke Joslyn 718-208-1906

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1 John Street

Dumbo

$1,983

90 Furman Street (Pierhouse)

Dumbo

$1,965

210 Pacific Street

Cobble Hill

$1,676

51 Jay Street

Dumbo

$1,546

388 Bridge Street

Downtown Brooklyn

$1,492

Source: The Real Deal

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URBAN JUNGLE

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ries” and the hugely popular “Gossip Girl” series (not n the 2004 classic film, “Mean Girls,” Lindsay to mention “Bonfire of the Vanities,” though that was Lohan’s character Cady enrolls at a new high school perhaps more a commentary on Park Avenue men). where she has no friends and doesn’t understand “Primates” offers nothing really new to this genre and the local culture. Her parents are anthropologists the fact that Martin expects us to be wowed by what so she uses what she’s learned from them to she is sharing makes her seem a bit naïve. watch those around her, masking her loneliness with Surprise, surprise, money does not make these observations about teens and their bizarre practices. women happy, and Martin spends a lot of time Until, of course, she becomes one of them. describing the various ways they handle their anxiety, Wednesday Martin, the author of the much-disincluding this extended list: “alcohol; prescription cussed memoir “Primates of Park Avenue¸” follows drugs; ‘flyaway parties’ with girlfriends to Vegas, St. almost the exact same pattern, chronicling with anBarths, and Paris on their private thropological language her move planes; compulsive exercise from the West Village to the Upand self-care (Flywheel, bone per East Side and the special "Dropping $10,000 at broth, and raw, organic, coldbreed of mommies she encounBergdorf Goodman is not pressed juice fasts are big); jawters there. In the beginning, she dropping clothing and accessory faces culture shock (which in itnecessarily a huge deal." purchases (‘presale' is a verb, and self is ridiculous; it’s not as if the —from "Primates of Park Avenue" dropping $10,000 at Bergdorf West Village, home of some of the Goodman or Barneys in a day is wealthiest people in the city, is a not necessarily a huge deal).” normal place) and then slowly but surely “goes native” For all the descriptions of what these women do, and starts adopting the behavior of her subjects. however, what is missing from “Primates” is in-depth Yet despite all the attention the book has received analysis of who these women actually are. Martin about its shocking details (wife bonuses!) and even does not introduce us in any meaningful way to her juicier inaccuracies (Martin wasn’t pregnant when subjects or, indeed, to anyone at all. Names crop up she was house-hunting), the most shocking aspect of PHUHO\ WR PRYH DFWLRQ DORQJ̭̱̭KHU IULHQG SRSV DQ “Primates of Park Avenue” is how un-shocking it is. Ativan at lunch, her husband buys her a Birkin bag, In Martin’s book, housewives on the Upper East her son cries when another mom says he has a “bad Side eat too little, drink too much, get Botox all the birthday.” The only character Martin gives us is hertime, depend on their husbands for money and are hyself, and while the incidents that happen to her are per-competitive about their children. As far as tell-alls sometimes amusing, they aren’t enough to hold a go, it’s pretty tame. All of this has been covered many VWRU\̭̱̭OHWDORQHDERRṊ̱̭WRJHWKHU̦—Isabel Schwab times before in books and shows like “The Nanny Dia-

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Median sale prices

Median rents

Studio EHG EHGV 3 beds > 3 beds

Studio EHG EHGV 3 beds > 3 beds

$412,500 $699,000 $1,575,000 $3,950,000 $8,872,500

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$2,050 $2,650 $3,800 $7,250 $25,000

Source: StreetEasy; most recent figures available

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The amount the 72nd Street mansion formerly inhabited by Gloria Vanderbilt dropped in price after two months on the market

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TREE HOUSE The dining room features park views over the treetops.

WHITE GLOVE This pre-war pad has been newly renovated with modern details.

The billionaire banking SAFRA FAMILY has listed three adjoining townhomes for sale at 12-16 EAST 62ND STREET between Fifth and Madison avenues for $120 MILLION. Totaling 30,000 square feet, the three properties are currently configured as 13 units, with 23 fireplaces, 11 terraces and two roof decks. If combined, that would make quite a massive home. And if thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough, the Safras are also marketing a separate townhome right next door for $35 million.

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Studio EHG EHGV 3 beds > 3 beds

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$469,000 $775,000 $1,590,000 $2,519,000 $5,795,400

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72nd Street

The new permanent northern boundary in Central Park that cars cannot cross Sources: West Side Rag, The Real Deal

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PRICE $3,800,000 ADDRESS 91 Central Park West #14C

PRICE $17,995,000 ADDRESS 60 Riverside Blvd. #1601 Source: StreetEasy

TYPE/SIZE Co-op; three bedrooms, three baths

TYPE/SIZE Condo; seven bedrooms, eight baths; 6,758 square feet

PRIVACY PLEASE The master bedroom has not one but two en-suite baths.

CLIMB UP The building features among its many amenities a 38-foot rock climbing wall.

Singer ROBERTA FLACK has listed her two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at the DAKOTA AT 1 WEST 72ND STREET FOR $9.5 MILLION. The building has been home to many other notable residents over the 40 years that Flack has lived there, including John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Leonard Bernstein and Lauren Bacall (whose threebedroom apartment in the building is also for sale for $23.5 million). Future buyers beware, though: The co-op board is super tough and once rejected Carly Simon.

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work, but it really is an art form. Every single diamond he office lobby is a generic space guarded is different when it comes out of the ground, especially by a single dispassionate doorman. Here when you are dealing with larger stones. It takes five to you would never suspect that raw and cut 10 years experience before a cutter can even work in a diamonds worth hundreds of millions of factory like this.” dollars are housed just a few flights up. Although diamond is the hardest known natural Located in the heart of the Diamond District, the material, a stone requires a delicate touch. Last year, a 33-story Art Deco tower blends into the jungle of MidRitani cutter accidently cracked a 30-carat pear shape town skyscrapers. “You walk down 47th Street and into pieces. “It happens once in a blue moon,” Klein see all the diamond retailers, but you don’t realize that said. (A bit of perspective: A 30-carat D flawless diathe largest diamond manufacturing facility in all of the PRQG̭̱̭WKHKLJKHVWTXDOLW\FRORUDQGFODULW\̭̱̭FDQUXQ Americas is right here,” said Brian Watkins, president upwards of $15 million.) of Ritani, the third-generation family-owned diamond On the factory floor, a few expert brand, which operates the factory. lapidaries inspect obscenely large That’s right: The largest diamond “You don’t realize the GLDPRQGV PRXQWHG WR GRSV̭̱̭ factory in the U.S. is in Midtown. It couldn’t be more anonymous, and largest diamond facility mechanical, arm-like tools used to Ritani likes it that way, requesting that in all of the Americas SRVLWLRQDQGFXWJHPVWRQHV̭̱̭WKURXJK what might be antique loupes. LLNYC not publish the address. “We is right here.” They cautiously press the stones to are managing about half a billion in spinning wheels every few seconds inventory on a daily basis, worldwide,” —Brian Watkins, Ritani to polish them, producing a high-RPM Watkins said. “That’s about 90,000 shrill. It’s an archaic-looking scene. diamonds.” Klein grabs a diamond from a cutter: “We’re talking Mark Klein, the director of operations for the Julius about $80,000 a carat on something like this,” he Klein Group, which owns a stake in Ritani and shares VD\V̸6RLWVDERXWDKDOIPLOOLRQGLDPRQG̭̱̭WKDWLVLI the factory space, added that most of their higher-end, everything works out.” meaning larger sizes, are manufactured in Midtown. Like setting an auction price for a famed work of Their other three factories are in Africa. art, pricing a rare diamond is complex, and dependent Upstairs within Ritani’s facilities, security tightens. on market conditions. And like art, larger diamonds Behind an impressive set of double doors, some 15 are often one of a kind, requiring handcrafted settings, Hasidic men meticulously handcut and polish some of one-off molds and craftsmen cutters. the most perfect stones money can buy. “I consider these manufacturers artists,” Watkins “There isn’t a school for cutting. It is all learned by VDLG̦—Chris Cameron apprenticeship,” Klein told LLNYC. “It’s very tedious

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Median rents

Studio EHG EHGV EHGV !EHGV

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$779,000 $1,312,500 $2,724,500 $8,325,000 $16,800,000

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Source: StreetEasy; most recent figures available

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Broadway bucks, a coffee high and living large at One57 $1.365 billion

The amount Broadway theaters made in ticket sales for the Broadway season which just ended, its highest-grossing year ever

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Record smasher

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PRICE $4,500,000 ADDRESS 23 Park Avenue #4S

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Median sale prices

Median rents

$530,000 $1,095,000 $2,222,500 $2,922,500 $9,385,000

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$85

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Japanese artist selling home PRICE $72 million ADDRESS 23 East 22nd Street, penthouse

PRICE $49.7 million ADDRESS 18 Gramercy Park South #PHR Source: StreetEasy

TYPE/SIZE Condo; 7,600 square feet, five beds, five and a half bathrooms

TYPE/SIZE Condo; 6,329 square feet, four bedrooms, five bathrooms

TOP OF THE WORLD Rupert Murdoch is flipping his prestigious penthouse boasting 360 degree views.

EPIC EXPOSURES This well-lit penthouse has 63 windows in total with four exposures.

Internationally renowned Japanese artist MARIKO MORI has put her penthouse at PEAR TREE PLACE AT 203 EAST 13TH STREET on the market for $4.44 MILLION, according to the New York Post. The 1,972-square foot duplex has three bedrooms, three baths, four fireplaces, oak floors, exposed brick and a chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen. Moriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work has been exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art.

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CUE THE RAVE REVIEWS The star power of Chef Thomas Keller will infuse new eatery at Hudson Yards

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to Hudson Yards, Himmel revealed that there will be an Chef Thomas Keller, the only Americanjust two restaurants anchoring the project, with a born chef to simultaneously hold multiple diverse mix of food courts filling in the culinary gaps. three-star Michelin ratings, surpass One of those anchors is, of course, Keller’s. The other himself again? location’s chef has yet to be announced, although Yes, according to his friend and longDanny Meyer is rumored to be the other. time business partner, Kenneth Himmel, who believes “You enter the restaurants on the fifth level, and that Keller’s greatest success is yet to come with a go up to the sixth floor. There you walk into these new collaboration at Hudson Yards. incredible 15,000-square-foot restaurants that open Himmel, the president and CEO of Related onto our terrace,” Himmel said. Urban, tapped Keller to run one of his “showstopper The development’s other restaurants and food locations” at Hudson Yards, the colossal West Side courts will serve up a cosmopolitan panoply of development being touted as “the largest private international cuisine and look real estate development in the out over a sculpture garden and history of the United States.” “We didn’t even consider the Hudson River. “We’ve made “We didn’t even consider four restaurant deals that are in other chefs” for Hudson Yards’ other chefs.” various stages, and when you premiere restaurant space,” —Kenneth Himmel, developer hear the names of the chefs, said Himmel, who worked you’ll get the picture pretty extensively with Keller to create quickly of how incredible this line-up of talent really Time Warner Center’s dining concepts. “I’ve spent is,” Himmel teased. the last 13 years in a partnership with Thomas here The dining offerings at Hudson Yards are in many in New York. We are together eight to 10 times a ways modeled on the success of Time Warner Center, year for significant discussions about the restaurant which boasts some of the world’s best restaurants business.” This project “is a natural for us,” he added. under one roof: A Voce, Per Se, Bouchon, Center Bar, Chef Keller became the talk of the town back in Porter House, Landmarc and Masa. 2005 when his new American and French restaurant, Together, Time Warner Center’s restaurants Per Se, received the Michelin Guide’s coveted three“generate pretty close to $100 million in revenue star rating, just one year after making its debut on the a year, which is a remarkable number by anyone’s fourth floor of the Time Warner Center. One year later, measure,” Himmel said. “If you measure that against Keller received the same honor for his nine-course standards across the restaurant industry, it puts tasting menus at The French Laundry in Napa Valley. Time Warner Center in the top 1 percent in restaurant Giving Luxury Listings NYC an advance look behind performance.” —Christopher Cameron the scenes at the high-end dining concepts coming

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CHELSEA

Housing costs

Strange happenings

Running down the numbers

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seinfeldâ&#x20AC;? reality tour

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$539,000 $1,224,500 $2,674,500 $5,972,500 $9,675,000

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Fast facts

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$15 million

The value of the artwork on display now at the Luhring Augustine gallery by the artist Christopher Wool

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Last call at 1Oak

Pricey digs

Swimming pools in Chelsea

PRICE $11,995,000 ADDRESS 232 West 15th Street

TYPE/SIZE Townhouse; five bedrooms, six baths; 5,650 square feet

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Running down the numbers

Set in stone

Median sale prices

Median rents

Studio 1 bed EHGV 3 beds > 3 beds

Studio 1 bed EHGV 3 beds > 3 beds

$549,000 $1,200,000 $2,725,000 $7,950,000 $15,500,000

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Source: StreetEasy; most recent figures available

Fast facts

A very pricey townhouse sells, chef to open a new eatery and big pads coming soon $38.5 million The sale price of the most expensive townhouse in Greenwich Village at 16 East 10th Street

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Tree-lined charm in Greenwich Village

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Banjoist scores $3.2M co-op

PRICE $2,595,000 ADDRESS 66 West 11th Street #1

TYPE/SIZE Co-op; one bedroom, one bath

HISTORIC GRANDEUR This home is a parlor-level floor through in a prime 1853 Italianate townhouse.

PRICE $2,875,000 ADDRESS 51 Fifth Avenue #2A TYPE/SIZE Co-op; two bedrooms, two baths BREAK A SWEAT Cool off with central air conditioning after exercising in the building’s gym. Source: StreetEasy

Mumford & Sons banjo player WINSTON MARSHALL is laying down roots in New York City with the purchase of a $3.2 MILLION CO-OP. The three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot pad at 237 LAFAYETTE STREET reflects the musician’s folksy charm with its hardwood floors, exposed brick, and creatively shaped apertures on the interior walls. It was last listed for $3.5 million. Actor Josh Hartnett once lived in the building, which has 21 units total.

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THE SCENT OF LUXURY Provocative perfume entrepreneur launches Byredo location in Soho

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and lotions. It is also supposed to double as a ow do your memories smell? That was studio for experiments, according to Gorham, a the question that Swedish perfume former professional basketball player in Europe entrepreneur Ben Gorham originally who quit the game to study fine art in Stockholm. sought to answer when he created Other initiatives, such as creating colors for Byredo, a brand of perfumes, body ceramics and cosmetics, are also planned at the care products and home fragrances that New location. And, true to the experimental ethos of Yorkers can now experience in a new Soho location. Byredo, there will be a perfume based on the scent The new store, which recently opened on the ground of leather. floor of 62 Wooster Street, is seven times the size The location of Gorham’s store has a provocaof Byredo’s only other location, its original spot in tive history as well. Stockholm. Jeff Greene, a billionaire investor from South Gorham’s first perfumes, created by perfumers Florida, bought the seven-story, cast-iron 62 Olivia Giacobetti and Jérôme Epinette, were based Wooster in 2011 for $26.27 milon what he told the New York lion. He then spent around $40 Times were memories of his Gorham initially wanted million upgrading it from rentals parents: a scent called Green WR OX[XU\ FRQGRV̭̱̭DQG VQDJ (sage, orange and musk) that to name his store after ging Byredo as the retail tenant. evoked his father, and one called the area’s old nickname: Green put the building on the Encens Chembur (temple incense market earlier this spring for a and lemon, ginger), named for the Hell’s Hundred Acres. cool $125 million. (It has yet to place in India where his mother sell.) was born. Roughly six decades before Green invested in Since these initial creations, Gorham has rethe area, this part of Manhattan, including presentsponded to inspirations both earthy and ethereal. day Soho, was nicknamed Hell’s Hundred Acres. It “I can tackle emotions and different notions was infinitely grittier then, probably the last place that are abstract, like love and darkness,” he told on earth that would host a high-end perfume shop. the Times. That explains one of Byredo’s biggest Gorham wanted to call his new store just that, sellers, Gypsy Water, which smells of juniper WKRXJK̭̱̭+HOO̵V+XQGUHG$FUHV berry, sandalwood, vanilla and pine needle, or, in In the end, he told the Times, the name didn’t Gorham’s words, “this glamorous idea of living in pass the smell test: “It has to capture the idea nature and being free.” DQG PDNH SHRSOH ZDQW WR SLFN LW XS DQG WU\ LW̹̦ In addition to perfume, the new Soho location —Tom Acitelli includes a leather-goods line as well as candles

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Shopping

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$1,200,000 $1,550,000 $3,187,500 $6,100,000 $17,200,000

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Fast facts

Fighting with the queen of brides, designer prices and a terrace bigger than your pad $272,000

Amount landlord alleges designer Vera Wang owes in back taxes on her store at 158 Mercer Street, which she disputes

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PRICE $2,950,000 ADDRESS 497 Greenwich Street #2 Source: StreetEasy

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TYPE/SIZE Condo; one bedroom, two baths; 1,662 square feet

CHILL OUT Home has a fully renovated windowed kitchen and a customized wine cellar.

AT YOUR SERVICE Building offers a wine cellar, as well as a 24-hour concierge, cinema and gym.

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NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs

Development update

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N/A $1,874,000 $3,462,500 $5,500,000 $11,250,000

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$4,060 $5,290 $8,500 $14,950 $27,500

Source: StreetEasy; most recent figures available

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J. Law on the hunt PRICE $3,700,000 ADDRESS 84 Thomas Street #2

PRICE $3,995,000 ADDRESS 16 Hudson Street #2E Source: StreetEasy

TYPE/SIZE Co-op, one bedroom, two baths; 2,800 square feet

TYPE/SIZE Co-op; three bedrooms, two bathrooms

ORIGINAL DETAILS Cast iron columns and a wall of exposed brick add character.

WOODEN FANTASY The home features Brazilian Ipe on the terrace and wideplank oak floors.

A-list movie star JENNIFER LAWRENCE appears to be putting her reported $20 million paycheck for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Passengersâ&#x20AC;? to good use. The actress was spotted touring the converted book-binding factory at 443 GREENWICH STREET, where the penthouse is CURRENTLY LISTED FOR $51 MILLION, as well as nearby 426 Greenwich Street. Page 6L[UHSRUWHGWKDWVKHLVVHDUFKLQJIRUDUHQWDOIRUDERXWSHUPRQWK̭̹̭VRVKHVKRXOGEH able to find a nice one-bedroom in the pricey hood.

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$617,000 $725,000 $1,407,500 $2,999,995 $3,995,000

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Picking up a gem PRICE $2.5 million ADDRESS 59 Fourth Avenue #7A

PRICE $2.2 million ADDRESS 119 East 10th Street #GRDN Source: StreetEasy

TYPE/SIZE Co-op; 1,700 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms

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SOAK IT IN The large en suite master bath features a deep soaking tub.

GARDNERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DELIGHT This full-floor apartment features a landscaped garden in front and back.

Australian supermodel GEMMA WARD sold her three-bedroom co-op in the East Village to a Goldman Sachs executive for a cool $2.3 MILLION. The home at 232 EAST SIXTH STREET, a 31-unit building constructed in 1920, sold for its asking price. It was listed in November. At age 16, Ward was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue, the New York Daily News reported. Ward bought the apartment for $1.5 million in 2007 and poured thousands into a renovation.

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A Rare Opportunity to Own a NYC Landmark

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Square footage of a new four-story restaurant at 70 Pine Street, from the owners of the Spotted Pig Sources: Curbed, the Wall Street Journal, The Real Deal

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New place to network PRICE $15,000 per month ADDRESS 20 Pine Street #1902

PRICE $4,999,000 ADDRESS 40 Broad Street #PH4C

TYPE/SIZE Rental; two bedrooms, two baths; 1,546 square feet

MOVE IN The apartment in a 1920s landmarked building comes furnished with Armani Casa pieces.

TYPE/SIZE Condo, three bedrooms, three baths; 2,440 square feet

IN THE CLUB Residents can enjoy the amenities of the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Setai Club.

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jumping on the barn bandwagon, Plum is taking legal ark Zeff spent six months negotiating action to protect exclusive use of the name. to buy a cottage near Gardiners Bay There’s no universally agreed-upon definition in East Hampton before the deal fell for a "modern barn." But it might have a pitched apart in 2013. roof, simple lines and large windows, with concrete So the design firm owner instead or wooden plank floors. Like their namesakes, the bought land near the bay and constructed his dream homes feature open interiors. home. It’s not a typical Hamptons getaway: The barnThe homes’ newfound popularlike exterior is painted black while ity reflects buyers’ frustration with the airy 6,200-square-foot interior the limited options available in the resembles a Tribeca loft with mod“People want something East End. The selection largely ern conveniences. that is updated but isn’t consists of shingled traditional “There are a lot of barns in the homes or enormous McMansions. Hamptons and that was my inspia modern glass box.” “My clients felt like if they’d seen ration,” said Zeff. “The house fits —Jason Schommer, Corcoran one house they had seen them all,” the landscape nicely." said Jason Schommer, a broker at Buyers apparently agree. A Corcoran’s Bridgehampton office who is working with flood of inquiries inspired Zeff to open Black Barn, a a builder to construct and sell a modern barn in Water design and construction firm. The company builds Mill. “People want something that is updated but isn’t speculative homes ranging from $3.8 to $4.5 million. a modern glass box.” Black Barn is one of several companies capitalizing Modern Green president Peter Sabbeth said such on buyers’ fascination with modern barns. homes appeal to both the nostalgic and practical sides ModernGreen Home, a long-time Hamptons builder of buyers. The homes may invoke happy memories of that typically builds modern dwellings, is constructing childhoods spent in the country while accommodating three modern barns and plans to start another three a desire for modern creature comforts. this summer. East Hampton-based Plum Builders Architect Chris Coy said the style is particularly built its first modern barn in 2006 and is currently appropriate in locations such as Sagaponack, known constructing two more for $4.4 million apiece. for its farms. He doesn’t expect the trend to overrun “We started seeing interest in 2006 but then the the Hamptons, noting that modern homes with glass market crashed,” said Mary Giaquinto, chairwoman. curtain walls are still favored by those with beachfront “Now we are really concentrating on modern barns.” property. “People want to look at those views,” said In fact, Plum is attempting to trademark the words &R\̦—Theresa Agovino “modern barn.” And with other builders and brokers

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Name news

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Slimming down McMansions

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1,000+

The number of emails received by town officials protesting Uber being banned from East Hampton

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Cost of a round-trip ride on the new high-speed Sea Jitney ferry service, which connects New York City to Southampton Sources: cnbc.com, New York Post

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PRICE $195,000 ADDRESS 52 Davids Lane, East Hampton Source: StreetEasy

TYPE/SIZE Five bedrooms, five+ baths; 5,400 square feet

DELUXE SPREAD Designer home boasts five en suite bathrooms, chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen and gunite pool.

TYPE/SIZE Seven bedrooms, seven+ baths; 4,800 square feet

PRIVATE RETREAT Newly renovated home is a short walk from the village and beach.

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Cultures clash in “Orient”

First quarter of 2015 Median sales price Number of sales Homes for sale Days on market

First quarter of 2014 $465,000 134 494 153

Avg. sales price Number of sales Homes for sale Days on market

$436,000 109 597 163

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Percentage of sales on the North Fork that are cash deals, compared to 75 percent in the Hamptons

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Getting away to the North Fork

ADDRESS 5250 Vanston Road, Cutchogue

TYPE/SIZE Eight bedrooms, five+ baths

ysterious events are underway in “Orient,” Christopher Bollen’s stylish new thriller set in the North Fork enclave where working class village life is being shaken up by wealthy, artistic newcomers, not to mention a string of murders and a strange animal corpse found on the beach. A stranger in town, who is quickly enveloped in a cloud of suspicion, teams up with an Orient native to clear his name and find the real killer.

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Cristina Fontanelli

PRICE $2,950,000 ADDRESS 2704 Long Creek Drive, Southold

TYPE/SIZE Four bedrooms, two+ baths; 3,500 square feet

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House (3,500 sf): 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Swimming Pool Panoramic walls of glass frame Mecox Bay and Atlantic Ocean views at this modern beach house. This home was conceived and created by a team that included architect Fred Stelle, world-renowned designer Jacques Grange and first-class builders Men at Work. /LVWHG DW &RUFRUDQ E\ 7LP 'DYLV WJGDYLV#FRUFRUDQFRP

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House (7,000 sf): 6 beds, 6.5 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Gunite Pool, South of Highway, Tennis, Swimming Pool This residence is one of the largest compounds in all of the Hamptons and is prominently situated on one of the most desirable streets in Bridgehampton. The compound boasts 17.5 acres and the home is nestled between the sunken tennis court, gardens, club house and pool pavilion. /LVWHGDW%HVSRNH5HDO(VWDWH E\=DFKDU\9LFKLQVN\]DFKDU\#EHVSRNHUHDOHVWDWHFRP

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This traditional home is located on 10 acres with top-of-the-line amenities, including an indoor pool and heated outdoor pool, grass tennis court, outdoor living space and a 4-car garage. The home boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen and a home gymnasium. The estate was originally built in 1915 and recently underwent a major renovation to restore its original grandeur. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\0LFKDHOD.HV]OHUPLFKDHODNHV]OHU#HOOLPDQFRP

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House (7,300 sf): 12 beds, 9 baths | Amenities: South of Highway This oceanfront estate parcel on 4 acres is available for the first time in over 55 years, and includes an exclusive offering of a modest guest house and carriage house on coveted Gin Lane. Featuring protected frontage and away from public access, this site is suited for development and affords room for a 15,000-square-foot main house, guest house, pool and tennis court. /LVWHGE\7LP'DYLVWJGDYLV#FRUFRUDQFRP

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Condo (1,175 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Spa Services, Fitness Room, Sauna | Common Charges: $1,729 | RE Taxes: $388

Condo (1,560 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 2 baths | Amenities: Fitness Room, Pool, Steam Room | Common Charges: $2,775 | RE Taxes: $668

The W residence is designed by Gwathmey Siegel Architects. Residents have access to Bliss Spa and the whatever/whenever 24-hour concierge service. /LVWHGDWWKH&RUFRUDQ*URXSE\7DUD.LQJ%URZQ WDUDNLQJEURZQ#FRUFRUDQFRP

Draw in breathtaking views of Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building from this rarely available residence at the renowned One Madison /LVWHG DW 7RZQ 5HVLGHQWLDO E\ *LQD *HH  JJHH#WRZQUHDOHVWDWHFRP

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$4,750,000

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$4,795,000

Condo (2,202 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Garage, Courtyard Common Charges: $1,429 | RE Taxes: $2,245

Co-op (1,405 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Laundry, Private Storage | Maintenance: $4,253

This lofty apartment is in one of the most sought-after lines in the Chelsea Mercantile, with a large entry foyer, high ceilings and oversized windows. /LVWHGDW6WULEOLQJE\0DUF\*UDXPJUDX#VWULEOLQJFRP

Sitting high atop Park Avenue, this classic 8 into 7-room apartment retains the original details and scale that make prewar construction so desirable /LVWHGDW&RUFRUDQE\,OHDQD/RSH]%DOERDLOE#FRUFRUDQFRP

$4,900,000

&HQWUDO3DUN6RXWKLQ0LGWRZQ Condo (1,212 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1.5 baths | Amenities: Courtyard, Spa Services, Fitness Room | Common Charges: $1,585 | RE Taxes: $1,628

Experience direct Central Park views in this New York City pied-a-terre at the historic Plaza Residences. This gracious home is flooded with natural sunlight and offers park views from every room. The entrance foyer leads to a great room with beautiful herringbone floors and inlaid borders. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\/DYLQD6KDPGDVDQLODYLQDVKDPGDVDQL#HOOLPDQFRP

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$4,995,000

&HQWUDO3DUN:HVW&RQWKH8SSHU:HVW6LGH

$5,145,000

Condo (2,006 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Fitness Room, Laundry Room, Nursery | Common Charges: $2,529 | RE Taxes: $2,232

Co-op (1,800 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Laundry Room, Private Storage For Fee | Maintenance: $4,480

This sun-filled prewar condominium is distinguished by a versatile and gracious layout. Original details compliment the mint condition renovation. /LVWHGDW 6RWKHE\ VE\6HUHQD%RDUGPDQ6HUHQD%RDUGPDQ#VRWKHE\VKRPHVFRP

This mint renovated home is in a building designed by Emory Roth and features a large foyer, gracious living room, top of the line kitchen and formal dining room. /LVWHGDW&RUFRUDQE\&DURO*DWFOJ#FRUFRUDQFRP

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$5,200,000

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$5,350,000

Condo (1,637 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Lounge, Garage, Roof Deck Common Charges: $1,750 | RE Taxes: $752

Co-op (1,400 sf): 5 rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Courtyard, Garden RE Taxes: $3,511

This home is located in the Caledonia, one of Chelseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most sought-after buildings. Residence 1909 is a large corner apartment on a high floor with stunning city and river views. /LVWHGDW7RZQ5HVLGHQWLDOE\/DQFH1JX\HQ OQJX\HQ#WRZQUHDOHVWDWHFRP

The apartment is in triple mint condition and offers 3 exposures including sweeping views of Central Park from the oversized master bedroom as well as the bathroom. /LVWHGDW6RWKHE\ VE\9DOHULH6KHUPDQ 9DOHULH6KHUPDQ#VRWKHE\VKRPHVFRP

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$6,250,000

&HQWUDO3DUN6RXWK%LQ0LGWRZQ Condop (2,391 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Health Club, Laundry Room, Valet | RE Taxes: $7,437

Spectacular direct Central Park views come with this mint-condition apartment. There are hardwood floors throughout, top-of-the-line appliances and fixtures. This prewar building was built in 1927 by architect J.E.R. Carpenter. In 2005 the building was converted and completely gut renovated by Costas Kondylis. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\-DVRQ6WRMNRYLFMVWRMNRYLF#HOOLPDQFRP

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$6,800,000

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$7,500,000

Condo (1,332 sf): 5.5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Garage, Courtyard, Gym Common Charges: $2,378 | RE Taxes: $1,281

Co-op (5,500 sf): 8 rooms, 2 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Fitness Center, Garage | Maintenance: $11,700

This is a bright apartment with western exposures in the Tower at 15 Central Park West. This spacious unit features an open chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen with topof-the-line appliances. /LVWHG DW 0HUFHGHV%HUN 3ULYDWH 5HDO (VWDWH E\1RHO%HUNQRHO#PHUFHGHVEHUNFRP

Formerly a 5-bedroom, this grand residence has been converted to a 2-bedroom boasting unobstructed views. The home, published in Architectural Digest, has custom burl walnut doors. /LVWHG DW &RUFRUDQ E\1REOH%ODFNQEODFN#FRUFRUDQFRP

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:HVWWK6WUHHW(LQ&KHOVHD

$7,600,000

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$8,000,000

Condo (1,735 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Fitness Room, Sauna | Common Charges: $1,631 | RE Taxes: $999

Co-op (3,200 sf): 9 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Concierge, Private Storage RE Taxes: $3,652

This ultra-cool loft is in Chelseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most notable deco building, Walker Tower, and offers soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Empire State Building. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\9LFNH\%DUURQYEDUURQ#HOOLPDQFRP

The home is located in one of Fifthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier prewar co-ops with stunning Central Park views. Enter through the gracious foyer to a regal living room /LVWHGDW&RUFRUDQE\7KRPDV'L'RPHQLFRWGG#FRUFRUDQFRP

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$8,350,000

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$9,950,000

Condo (2,505 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Private Storage | Common Charges: $3,582 | RE Taxes: $3,084

Condo (3,228 sf): 7 rooms, 4 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Fitness Room, Laundry Room, Private Storage | Common Charges: $6,500 | RE Taxes: $2,813

This impeccably designed full-floor residence, featured in NYC Cottages & Gardens, has been customized with a 1,500-square-foot private entertaining terrace. /LVWHGDW&RUFRUDQE\*UHJ6WHSKHQJUHJVWHSKHQ#FRUFRUDQFRP

Enter via direct elevator access and be greeted by dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Park Avenue from the spacious corner living room. /LVWHGDW5/7<1<&E\$OEHUW%HQDOORXODOEHUW#UOW\Q\FFRP

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$11,750,000

:HVWWK6WUHHW3++LQ&KHOVHD Condo (2,857 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Garden, Private Storage | Common Charges: $5,353 | RE Taxes: $1,333

Located in one of Downtown Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most sought-after residential locations, this West Chelsea penthouse occupies the northwest corner of the 8th and 9th floors in architect Cary Tamarkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 456 West 19th Street. With soaring casement windows inspired by the artist ateliers of the 1920s, this penthouse integrates modernity and warmth. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\6RSKLH35DYHWVRSKLHUDYHW#HOOLPDQFRP

$12,975,000

%HHNPDQ3ODFHLQ0LGWRZQ Condo (3,742 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Walk-in Closet, Courtyard, Fitness Room | Common Charges: $6,208 | RE Taxes: $5,129

This fully renovated property represents an opportunity to buy into one of Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most exclusive blocks and own a spacious house with private outdoor space that is rare in Manhattan. The propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main attraction, the private, sizable, triplex outdoor space, overlooks the East River. From the balcony, take in the Queens shoreline, the iconic Pepsi Cola sign, Roosevelt Island and 59th Street Bridge. /LVWHGDW7RZQ5HVLGHQWLDOE\=DFK%RUHQ ]ERUHQ#WRZQUHDOHVWDWHFRP

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3DUN$YHQXH3+*RQWKH8SSHU(DVW6LGH

$24,950,000

Co-op (5,100 sf): 11 rooms, 5 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Library, Courtyard, Fitness Room | RE Taxes: $7,689 This home in the sky offers elegant indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces and is situated atop one of Park Avenue's most prestigious white glove coops. A private elevator landing leads to an entrance gallery with a 24-foot domed ceiling above a sweeping marble staircase surrounded by windows. All major rooms flow off this gallery. The baronial, south-facing living room has open city views and a wood burning fireplace with a limestone mantel. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\'DQLHOD.XQHQGNXQHQ#HOOLPDQFRP

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$75,000,000

Condo (11,100 sf): 19 rooms, 8 beds, 10.5 baths | Amenities: Garage, Courtyard, Garden | Common Charges: $14,633 | RE Taxes: $18,248 This is an opportunity to create a masterpiece duplex penthouse with sweeping 360 degree views of New York's most important landmarks at The Residences at the Ritz Carlton. This offering includes an approximately 7,500-square-foot, 5-bedroom penthouse and an approximately 3,600-square-foot, 3-bedroom penthouse to create a trophy home. /LVWHGDW'ROO\/HQ]5HDO(VWDWHE\'ROO\/HQ]GOHQ]#GROO\OHQ]FRP

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Ralph Walker’s

425 W 50 ST, New York, NY

80% sold Immediate occupancy Exclusive Marketing and Sales by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Vickey Barron & Michael Graves: 212.265.4250

Stellatower.com

The complete offering terms are in an offering plan available from the sponsor. File No.CD13-0205. Sponsor: 435 West 50 Property Owner L.P. 5 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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