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VOLUME No. 03 ISSUE No. 05

WESTCHESTER SPLENDOR P42

SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER 2015

A look at the top residential listings in New York City’s ritziest suburbs ABOVE: 17 Cowdray Park Drive in Armonk, on the market for $19.9 million

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NEIGHBORHOOD UPPER EAST SIDE

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Getting divorced in this part of town comes with its own unique set of hardships

UPPER WEST SIDE

P52

A soft-spoken young chef challenges the nabe’s rep as a culinary snoozefest

MIDTOWN

P56

LLNYC asked construction workers what they think of your fancy condo tower

GRAMERCY

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P26 Indiana Jen At home with Skylight Group’s Jennifer Blumin, whose venues are now the official home of New York Fashion Week.

The latest amenity is a building that keeps you physically healthy

CHELSEA

MILLER TIME

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The Moth alights and Mario Batali supports folks in need

GREENWICH VILLAGE

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A new book and exhibit retrace the neighborhood’s role as the heart of the folk music revival P70

Beth Ostrosky Stern

Remembering the area’s industrial past through evocative scents, à la Proust P72

Naming the must-have brands for the upscale mom look that’s getting a lot of buzz

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P30 Kitchens and baths Renovation experts on how to do an upscale revamp of the most crucial spaces in a home. P46 Manhattan Market Report When buyers bid on homes they’re not entirely sure they want, sellers gnash their teeth.

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P8 Luxe Life The latest from Baccarat, a simple way to keep time and the oldest winery in CA. P22 New math LLNYC tallies the cost of attending the city’s priciest private day schools.

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LISTINGS

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JUST A SIP MacKenzie-Childs is known for its funky dishware and furniture, and this lovely ceramic teacup is no exception. The brand’s iconic checkered pattern is hand-painted, which is complemented by a wavy saucer lined in gold. Like all the best things in life, this cup manages to be both cheerful and elegant. $125; from www.mackenzie-childs.com

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POP IT OFF! Leave it to Kate Spade to make accessories for wine that are not only functional, but cute. This nifty and adorable silver plate set will both pop your bottles open for you, and keep what you don’t finish fresh for next time. $50; from www.katespade.com

SMELL THE COFFEE Brew coffee in your home just the way your favorite barista does with the new Linea Mini machine. La Marzocco just launched this smaller version of their legendary professional espresso maker, and coffee aficionados are even more amped up than normal about the news. $4,495; from www.lamarzoccousa.com

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KEEP IT SIMPLE For those overwhelmed by the fancy features in many high-end watches today (and we’re not even talking about the Apple Watch), then take a look at the easy sophistication of the 01 series from the Scottish brand Instrmnt. The watch tells you nothing more than the date and the time, but with top-notch Swiss engineering you can rely on. $280; from www.instrmnt.watch

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TAKE IT WITH YOU A traveling bar set can class up even the most informal picnic, and this one from Swaine Adeney will turn a casual day in Central Park into an event. Crafted in England, the set features a green leather-lined cooler and two champagne flutes, perfect for you and your date. Approximately $2,900 (prices are in British pounds); from www.swaineadeneybrigg.com CONTINUED ON PG 10

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MAGIC VESSEL To call the Lismore Diamond Round Decanter from Waterford a conversation piece would be a total understatement. Diamond-cuts in the crystal elevate this decanter into a work of art and will make any liquid you pour into it sparkle. $295; from www.waterford.com

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SHAPE UP While an espresso coffeemaker inspired by a chicken may sound offbeat, the result — Alessi’s new Pulcina — is so funky that we can’t believe no one thought of it before. The shape resembles a chick, but more importantly, has been specially designed to enhance the flavors and aromas in your coffee to give you the rich and intense taste you crave first thing in the morning. $90, from www.alessi.com

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RETRO GLAM These art deco tumblers from Lalique are perfect for a vintage cocktail night and pretty much require that you sip from them while draped in a Paul Poiret gown, gazing at the Chrysler Building. The glasses are part of the 100 Points collection that was designed in collaboration with wine critic James Suckling. $570 for a set of six; from www.lalique.com

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ROYAL GLASS The Russian monarchy may no longer exist, but that doesn’t mean you can’t drink like one of them. Modeled after the glasses designed for Czar Nicholas II in the early 20th century, these jewel-colored crystal champagne coups from Baccarat twinkle with the same spectacular crystal as a Fabergé egg. $2,995 each, made to order; from www.baccarat.com

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TOUR TIME The oldest winery in California’s Mendocino County, Parducci is just two hours north of San Francisco. Take a 30-minute tour of the redwood barrel room and wine-aging cellar before buying yourself a bottle (or two), and sip from their delicious signature wines while enjoying the tremendous views of the surrounding Mayacamas Mountain Range. $55 to pre-order a bottle of the 2012 Parducci Isabella Cabernet Sauvignon; from www.parducci.com

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COVER STORY

Nicole Miller’s new pattern After three decades at the helm of her successful fashion label, the longtime designer still surprises BY CHRISTOPHER CAMERON PHOTOGRAPHED BY STUDIO SCRIVO

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“There are no trends anymore and nothing goes out of style.” —Nicole Miller

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ow does fashion designer Nicole Miller think she’ll celebrate after this month’s New York Fashion Week? She’s toying with the idea of taking her team surfing following the show. That’s right, surfing. And it wouldn’t be the first time — she’s tamed the waves with her staff in the past. Miller, the longtime consummate professional, is brimming with the unexpected. For example, with her upcoming collection, the designer who “always sells pretty” is turning her attention to the street. On the first Friday of Fashion Week, Miller will debut her new spring line at Skylight Clarkson Sq in Soho, inspired by the back streets of New York. The Downtownchic collection is the latest installment from the pattern-obsessed designer in a series of themes that have included fantasy (think Tolkien illustrations) and a “magic carpet ride” in recent seasons. “We wanted to capture the hardcore vibe of the street,” Miller says. Armed with cameras, Miller turned her team loose on Downtown Manhattan. “We were inspired by things like manhole covers, metal grates and cobblestone streets,” she says. “We turned those images into monochromatic patterns, and it looks really great.” “The funny thing is that we always sell pretty, and we wanted ‘street’ to be pretty, so we put flowers on everything. It’s like if you saw flowers on a manhole cover,” she added. If anyone can make a manhole cover flattering, it might well be Miller, who, after more than three decades of enviable success designing under her own label, is still at the creative helm of her firm. Together with her business partner Bud Konheim (who stirred controversy last year after suggesting on CNBC that America’s less fortunate should stop whining), Miller has built a brand that drives reportedly more than half a billion dollars in annual sales. And everyone from Angelina Jolie to Jennifer Aniston and from Beyoncé to Blake Lively have strutted the red carpet in her gowns. Her clothing and bedding collections are distributed to roughly 1,000 stores nationwide — from her two high-end boutiques, Nicole Miller Soho and Nicole Miller West Hollywood, to premium department stores Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, as well as mass and specialty stores like JCPenney and Anthropologie, to name a few. And while Miller is a designer thoroughly embraced by the mainstream consumer — she recently celebrated a decade-long partnership with JCPenney on the rooftop of the Refinery Hotel in Midtown — her own style is anything but. “I like more obscure designers,” Miller says, in the living room of her 10th-floor Tribeca co-op of 25 years, wearing a glimmering blue, black and gold dress of her own design (see cover photo). With her husband, financier Kim Taipale, she splits her time between Manhattan and her home of 19 years in Sag Harbor. “I don’t really like the mainstream people.” She loves the work of Michael van der Ham — a Dutch designer known for his bold CONTINUED ON PG 16

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Miller’s Rhodesian Ridgeback, Godzilla, in the art-filled living room, with paintings by Eric Fischl and Ross Bleckner, and blue chairs by Verner Panton.

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women’s wear and his costumes for Bjork and Tori Amos — and Philipp Plein — an irreverent German designer who was dubbed the “Neo-Fashion-Nazi” by Chinese protesters angered over his campaign against design plagiarism in China. “Likewise with art, I tend toward obscurity,” she adds. In her sprawling Manhattan home, Miller has more art than walls. But save for a pair of Ray Johnson prints in the guest bathroom, the majority of her collection is composed of lesser-known artists. A painting of a young girl in the backseat of a car dominates her living room. It’s by American artist Damien Loeb; “Not to be confused with Damien Hirst,” Miller says. A snarling punk rock composition by artist Micha Klein fills an entire wall in her bedroom. And a neo-expressionist work by Mexican artist Julio Galán is placed over a retro sideboard. It’s an eclectic and somewhat rotating collection. “I bought this at the artist’s senior thesis show. I thought he was going to be a star,” Miller says, pointing to a portrait of a redheaded woman by Gary Murphy, hung in a nook. “But I went back for his master’s show and I hated everything.” Miller does all her own decorating. “I don’t like ‘decorated apartments,’” she says. “They just feel so weird. They always fill them with weird knick-knacks and glass objects.” Her style is more organic. The apartment’s warm dark wood floors contrast with cool white walls. The scheme is accented with pops of bright color, like her almost-fluorescent blue mid-century dining chairs, green and blue throw pillows and lots of plants. And when it comes to food, Miller, a selfdescribed foodie, prefers to run with the younger crowd. Following this interview, Miller was jetting over to the Lower East Side for a dinner at Danny Bowien’s Mission Chinese. Often, she says, she’ll head to Brooklyn with her staff for a rowdy evening at Brooklyn Fare, the Reynard at the Wythe Hotel, or even to Bed-Stuy for a foie gras doughnut at Do or Dine. In fact, Miller’s reputation as an inthe-know diner has earned her the honor of hosting an upcoming event that will combine her love for avant-garde art and food. In October, along with Michelin-star chef Michael White, of Ai Fiori fame, Miller will host “The Art of Food” at Sotheby’s on the Upper East Side. The event will bring together 25 chefs with a presence on the Upper East Side (including Le Cirque’s Matteo Boglione) to create a dish modeled on a work of art in Sotheby’s next auction. “I’m not sure what I’ll be doing for the event quite yet,” Miller says. “Maybe I’ll make little dresses out of lettuce.” Miller also knows how to appreciate more salt-of-the-earth victuals — like a Chick-fil-A sandwich. She says she can’t wait to visit NYC’s first Chick-fil-A location, which will open at 37th Street and 6th Avenue in October. “There’s a Chick-fil-A at NYU, but you have to have a student ID,” she says. “A girl in the office recently flew us eight Chick-fil-A sandwiches from Atlanta.” But Miller also has a practical streak, and she says her mother — a forceful Parisian who raised her in the U.S.— is responsible for much of her sensibility today. “I grew up reading my mother’s French fashion magazines. Of course, they used to

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come by boat back then, so they’d be two months late,” Miller recalls. “She was a very stylish person. She always looked very chic with some big, cool hairstyle, shoulder pads and custom-made shoes.” Inspired by her mother’s tweeds and herringbones, Miller set off first to the Rhode Island School of Design, then to L’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (the French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear Couturiers and Fashion Designers). Those schools “gave me a great balance of art and technique,” Miller says. Her first job was with the almost forgotten dress-designer Clovis Ruffin. “I’ve actually been buying up his old clothes so I can give them to a museum at some point,” Miller says, adding that she often buys her own discontinued clothes on Etsy and Ebay. “Recently, I got a note in the package that said, ‘I bet you bought this because you have the same name as the designer!’” she laughs. She launched her own business in 1983, but didn’t have her first show until 1990. “We opened on $100,000, so we didn’t have the money for a show,” Miller says, her dog,

Godzilla, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, climbing over her. “We just wanted to stay in business. It was just really important that I made really cool clothes that sold well.” Somewhat ironically, a breakthrough came with one of her more daring designs. “I made this dress that seemed to be very avant-garde at the time, and I wasn’t 100 percent sure it was going to sell,” Miller says of the shoulder-padded smock with a Mandarin collar. “But it became the biggest thing in the United States. We sold thousands of them. It’s funny, in my whole career I’ve never seen a dress sell so much. Every single company out there copied that dress. But it got to a point where we got sick of it. It didn’t look avant-garde anymore, it looked commercial.” And that wouldn’t be the last time Miller would pull the plug on a lucrative design. “At the premiere of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ [in 2005], Angelina Jolie appeared on stage wearing my dress. It was a total surprise. My dress was on the cover of People and InStyle and every other magazine. It was CONTINUED ON PG 18


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In the living room are a mid-century chandelier and sconces by Serge Mouille and a painting by Eric Fischl. Opposite: A painting by the American artist Peter Saul hangs over a sideboard.

big,” Miller says of the silky, floor-length dress. “Obviously, everyone tried to buy the dress. But I just didn’t want to make so many of them. We did one reorder and then we stopped production.“ “It didn’t make any sense to me to milk the Angelina Jolie dress because it could get to the point where everybody hates you for it. What if you show up at a party and 600 people are wearing it? I think we were smart to do a limited production,” she adds. Looking back over her career, Miller says that today’s fashion industry is a very different métier than the one she first cut her teeth in. She has watched the rise of e-commerce. Fabrics have become cheaper and the workmanship more intricate in a global economy. But there’s also a dizzying glut of options. “There is just so much stuff. I think that the customer gets very confused,” she says. “It’s harder than ever to get dressed.“ “It’s not like everyone has to wear a miniskirt because miniskirts are in this year,” Miller adds. “Before when a trend died you wouldn’t be caught dead in it. You could never wear bell bottoms after they went out. It would be the kiss of death. But now you can wear bell bottoms, you can wear skinny pants, you can wear high-waisted pants.” She recommends that people simply wear what looks good on them, what makes them comfortable, according to what their personal style is. “There are no trends anymore, and nothing goes out of style,” she says.

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INCREDIBLE UPPER WEST SIDE CONDO 150 Columbus Avenue, 11AB | $7,395,000 | Impressive 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, boasting fantastic natural light and stunning open views from all 4 exposures through floor-to-ceiling windows. Over 2,600 sf. Web# 2057628. Ariel Tavivian, O: 212.319.4109 | Blake Merdinger C: 646.596.6301

EXPANSIVE MODERN SOHO LOFT 22 Mercer St, 4D | $4,750,000 | Prime SoHo on a historic cobblestone street, this uber chic doorman condo loft enjoys grand proportions, 11.5-ft ceilings and wood-burning fireplace. Brett Miles, O: 212.274.7915

CHARACTER AND CHARM 284 Lafayette St, 6A | $4,550,000 | Rarely available sunny top-floor loft with a huge skylight, original maple floors and wooden columns. Intelligently designed, this home offers 3/4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Web# 2089600. Abigail Agranat, O: 212.206.2802 Yuval Agranat-Getz, O: 212.206.2831

MAGNIFICENT MET TOWER 146 West 57th St, 41D | $3,875,000 | Sun-flooded, 2-bed, 2.5 bath, ~1,490 sf condo with Central Park views. Move-in ready with top-of-the-line appliances and finishes throughout. Price includes furniture. Owner pays 1st year CCs & restaurant fee. Amenities include pool, health club, dedicated restaurant and garage. Web# 2099247. Edward Seisdedos, O: 917.882.4320

FULL-FLOOR 4-BEDROOM RESIDENCE 52 East End Avenue | $3,850,000 | This luxury, duplex home is an unusual find with 4 balconies, impressive North, South, and East views, a dedicated elevator entrance, designer kitchen and much more. Web# 2002246. Toni Haber, O: 917.543.1999 Jared Brown, O: 310.990.2271

SOHO MASTERPIECE 311 West Broadway, 5H | $3,025,000 | White-glove sunny 2-bedroom, 2-bath loft perfectly located in the heart of SoHo’s best dining, shopping and art. Full dining room and exquisite top-of-the-line finishes throughout. Web# 1836015. Terri Stone, O: 212.650.4806

VIEWS, LIGHT AND SPACE GALORE 515 East 79th St, 23AD | $3,350,000 | This expansive 2,500+ sf 4-bedroom, 4-ensuite bath and 2-half bath home off East End Ave is drenched in sunlight and graced by beautiful river and city views. The Asten House is a F/S white-glove building. Pets ok. Web# 2153720. Maria Lopez, O: 212.350.8566, C: 917.841.0471 Christine Mulligan, O: 917.975.4241

THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND 60 Collister St | $65,000 per month | This 5-bedroom, triplex maisonette spans approx. 9,300 sf with a fullsize swimming pool and dedicated parking. Full-service building on a historic, cobblestone Tribeca lane. Web# 1985385. Andrew Anderson, O: 212.727.6153 Bruce Ehrmann, O: 212.965.6035

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EXQUISITE FIFTH AVENUE LOFT-STYLE RESIDENCE 927 Fifth Avenue, 1N | $22,000,000 | 3-bedoom, 3.5-bath located in one of Fifth Avenue’s prestigious white-glove cooperatives, fully furnished with 10-ft ceilings throughout. Enjoy West and North exposures providing direct Central park views. Web# 2114781. Kim Shepard-Fabrizi, O: 212.224.7325

TROPHY PENTHOUSE ON GRAMERCY PARK 18 Gramercy Park South, PH | $49,750,000 | Massive 10-room penthouse in a full-service pre-war condo with dedicated pool, 4 terraces and 360˚ views. Mint condition, designed by Robert A.M. Stern. A must see. Web# 2103335. Melanie Lazenby, O: 212.727.6131 Dina Lewis, O: 212.727.6129

SUPERBLY DESIGNED 8-ROOM RESIDENCE 17 East 73rd St, 2 | $9,500,000 | 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in intimate 22-ft wide limestone townhouse, enviably situated on quiet tree-lined block between Fifth and Madison Avenues. Web# 2173053. Lauren Muss, O: 212.350.8000

FULL-FLOOR C-LINE HOME 1 Sutton Place South | $12,500,000 | Magnificent 12-room apartment with sweeping garden and East River views is located in one of Rosario Candelas most prestigious masterpieces, 1 Sutton Place South. Web# 1898734. Diane Johnson, O: 212.418.2075 Scott R. Boyd, O: 212.891.7121

BEAUX ARTS BEAUTY 116 East 65th St $16,900,000 Turn-of-the-century 20-ft wide limestone and brick townhouse featuring 5 floors plus full cellar, 12 rooms with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 8 WBFs and elevator. Web# 2082809. Shari Scharfer Rollins O: 212.418.7426 Lauren Muss O: 212.350.8000

SLICK AND SUNNY 40 Mercer St, 26 | $7,650,000 | Luxury and prestige define this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath, gracious condo home. High ceilings, loft-like, designed by Jean Nouvel, full-service building, superb amenities. Web# 2034010. Abigail Agranat, O: 212.206.2802, C: 917.304.5076

VIEWS GALORE 151 East 58th St, 38B | $7,700,000 | Rare opportunity. 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath in mint move-in condition with amazing views of the city, park, river and bridges in premier midtown luxurious, white-glove condo, One Beacon Court. Web# 2104025. Eric Friedberg, O: 212.891.7064

EXQUISITE CORNER PENTHOUSE 105 Hudson St, PH11S | $9,000,000 | Approx 3,000 sf Tribeca penthouse offering 3 bedrooms (flexible 4), 3.5 baths, and one of the largest outdoor space (approx. 3,300 sf) in Downtown Manhattan. Web# 2173077. Ariel Tavivian O: 212.319.4109 Lenny Sporn O: 212.319.4109

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RANKING

Not so simple math

There’s less than $1,000 difference between the most expensive school on our list and the least.

Comparing the cost of NYC’s priciest private day schools BY ISABEL SCHWAB

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all in New York means crisp leaves, suede ankle boots from Barneys, and for many parents, writing exorbitant checks to private day schools that promise to nurture and educate their children, eventually delivering them to the feet of John Harvard himself. Parents take note: Harvard actually has a lower tuition, at $45,278, than some of New York City’s elite private schools. Luxury Listings NYC ranked private schools in the city by tuition price to find out which were the highest and that was one of several somewhat surprising findings. While no school tied for price, all of the schools were within a spitting distance of each other — there’s less than $1,000 difference between the most expensive school on our list (Riverdale Country School) and the least expensive (Marymount School of New York). Unsurprisingly, six out of the 10 schools are in Upper Manhattan, and all three of the big private schools in Riverdale — Fieldston, Riverdale Country School and Horace Mann — made the list, as did one school further Downtown, Avenues. It should be noted that though many students at these schools pay full tuition, the schools do have financial aid programs that can make them accessible to a larger demographic of students. And a few of the schools have taken steps in recent years to make their students confront the privileges that they enjoy; Fieldston’s new program, which segregated students by race for discussion groups, being the most extreme example. Most expensive does not necessarily mean best, though; of the top 10 New York City private schools on the school ranking website Niche, which looks at key student statistics as well as student and parent surveys, only three (Horace Mann, Fieldston and Columbia Prep) are also on our list. Who would have ever guessed that Trinity and Dalton, which ranked #2 and #3 on Niche’s list respectively, might actually be (relatively) good deals?

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“I’m interested in finding new and temporary identities for historic spaces— giving them different clothes.” —Jennifer Blumin, Skylight Group

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t’s like being an “urban Indiana Jones,” Jennifer Blumin recounts, barefoot and recumbent on the daybed in her Tribeca loft. “I go into these disgusting, forgotten, covered-in-dust spaces — places where no one has been in decades. But that’s where you find the coolest stuff.” Curious and unafraid to get her hands dirty, Blumin, 38, founded Skylight Group, a company that adapts neglected historic buildings for one-off, high-end events. While she doesn’t own the buildings she operates in, she also doesn’t pay rent on the spaces, dividing the proceeds with landlords who benefit from the buzz she creates. Days before this interview in late August, Blumin had just returned from an adventure trudging through the vaults of the old San Francisco mint, where she discovered an antique “gold-crushing machine” buried in pigeon droppings. Before that, she was pushing through pigeon nests to reach the rooftop of a forgotten, Rat Pack-era hotel in Las Vegas. “I went into these old motel rooms in Vegas that were closed for decades, and there is gross stuff in there. But some of it is so awesome. You have to walk through cobwebs, they get in your mouth, but that is part of it,” she says. “It’s gross, but all of my spaces have started in that condition.” But recently, Blumin’s taste for urban archeology has hoisted her into prominence: Two of Skylight’s venues — Skylight Clarkson Sq in Soho and Skylight Moynihan Station in Chelsea — are the official homes of this year’s New York Fashion Week, as the event bids adieu to the tents at Lincoln Center. Skylight Moynihan Station is located in the historic James A. Farley Post Office on West 33rd Street across from Penn Station. At one time, the post office processed nearly 90 percent of the mail in all of the United States. Inside, Blumin recently reopened the former Grand Suite of New York’s Postmaster General, which was originally built for entertaining, and had been locked for decades. Two miles south along the West Side Highway, the 60,000-square-foot Skylight Clarkson Sq once served as the final terminal on the old High Line. Today, it is a gleaming whitewashed chamber that seems designed from the outset for a catwalk. Explaining her vision for Fashion Week,

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Jennifer Blumin at home.

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Blumin says: “Fashion Week had been in the tents, which are inherently ephemeral, they’re fleeting. But so many of these events are future-looking, so why do it in a temporary, pop-up-like box? You need to be tethered to something real.” Blumin says she landed Fashion Week after the New York Times ran a profile on her in the Style section last September. Ari Emanuel, the powerhouse co-CEO behind talent agency William Morris Endeavor — IMG’s parent company — saw the article and called. “After that, my life went into many months of negotiations. I was swallowed from that point on, but in a good way,” Blumin says. “It ate my life. I mean, I have a one year old, where is he?” she adds, gesturing around her lounge for her sons, Phineas, 3, and Theodore, 1. But even before IMG signed the deal, Blumin’s rehabbed venues were the en vogue

spots for parties, galas and runway shows for the likes of Nike, Google, Facebook, the Whitney Museum, Rag & Bone, and Proenza Schouler. Skylight’s Soho space has been the exclusive Fashion Week home to Ralph Lauren for the last 17 seasons. Launching her business in 2004, she first transformed an 18,000-square-foot space at Hudson and Spring streets into a gallerylike, white-box venue. Over the next decade, she added Skylight One Hanson, better known as the former Williamsburg Savings Bank Clocktower in Brooklyn; and Skylight Modern on West 27th and 10th Avenue, a 15,000-square-foot blank canvas created for Fashion Week in 2013. A Skylight San Francisco will open soon. “We’ve always had a very robust fashion business with the biggest names because we were the alternative venue. But now, all of the sudden, we are the main act,” Blumin says between sips of Evian water with


powdered electrolytes (she met LLNYC in her home fresh from a yoga class). “Fashion Week is about the designers and the clothes on the runway,” but this year, “it’s also about the culture of the designers,” which is Downtown Manhattan, she adds. Although she clearly prefers her days spent parting spider webs in search of long-forgotten treasures, much of Blumin’s time is now consumed in “talks” with tight-

fisted landlords and lawyers with noses for liabilities. It’s the unwelcome consequence of grown-up success. She also sits on the board of the Lowline, an organization co-founded by her partner, architect James Ramsey. The group’s goal is to transform a massive, abandoned trolley station beneath Delancey Street on the Lower East Side into New York City’s first underground park.

But when she was starting out in NYC as a recent Cornell graduate, Blumin says she was blissfully ignorant of the risks associated with her emerging business. Her first job came when one of her friends, a reporter at the New York Observer, mentioned to an Israeli billionaire during an interview that she knew the perfect person to transform his Downtown penthouse CONTINUED ON PG 28

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The couple’s carved horse from India and other collections are on display. Below: The apartment, a former 1830s munitions store, features vintage touches. Below Right: A T-Rex stands guard.

Blumin and Ramsey kept the space’s original tin ceiling. A Beluga whale skeleton replica hangs over the dining table, in front of a (nearly depleted) 300-bottle wine rack made from terracotta drain pipes.

into an event space and photo studio. Her only experience at the time was occasional event planning for her entry-level corporate communications job. “I’d say, “Sure, I can do this. Why can’t I do this? I got good grades. I’m 23. I can do anything,” she recalls. “I just thought that if I worked hard I could figure it out, and I did.” Still, knowing what she does now, Blumin wonders if she could have ever gotten off the ground. “I was an English major in college. I’m from a super liberal academic family. I didn’t even understand what business was, which I actually think helped me. It’s unconscious incompetence,” she says. “I could be confident when I started out because I had never taken an economics class, or been to business school. I didn’t know what I should be afraid of. Now I do, and things are more stressful accordingly. But I think it sort of helped me push out on my own early.” That approach meant that Blumin had to learn from mistakes, often after it was too late. She remembers one early disaster

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that left her in trouble with the police, after she was approached by a client and handed cash for a birthday event. The representative for the “private individual” told her that the birthday party would have “about 90 people.” “I was like, ‘Okay! Sounds like a great idea but you should get security,’” Blumin says. “It turned out that individual was Mike Tyson and it wasn’t 90 people, it was 900 people.” When she asked security to close the doors and turn people away, they kicked her out. “I called the police from outside on Broadway and 4th and was like, ‘You need to help me. This is out of control!’ Instead they gave me four summonses. I said, ‘Wait, I called you for help, not to get in trouble.’ But that is not how it works.” From then on Skylight would hire its own security — at the renter’s expense, naturally. A similar learn-as-you go approach is on display in her 2,000-square-foot Tribeca loft, which was designed by Ramsey. “My overall approach to the whole thing was to salvage as much of the historical stuff

as possible,” Ramsey says, pointing out the original tin ceilings and windows in the loft. Together, Ramsey and Blumin gut renovated the 1830s commercial space, which was originally a munitions store, and in poor condition when they found it. Today, a replica of a Beluga whale skeleton hangs above the dining room table. “I wanted a place that was full of warm natural materials, but also somewhere I could put all the clutter and awesome little objects I’ve collected over the years,” Ramsey says. Fittingly, the couple’s collections are every bit as unconventional as Skylight’s venues. They include Mesoamerican ceramic artifacts “that are like a thousand years old” from Teotihuacan outside Mexico City; arrowheads from Ramsey’s family’s farm in Central Tennessee; trilobite fossils; vintage guitars; a calf-sized 16th-century, carved wooden horse from South India; and scrimshaw. “Scrimshaw is almost like outsider art. Basically, a bunch of bored sailors back in the whaling days would cover sperm whale


teeth with these weird etchings. Most of them were semi-pornographic, although I have not yet found any of those,” Ramsey beams. Like Blumin’s event spaces, her home is curated, carefully planned and a bit eccentric. And perhaps, like her event spaces, it’s not really about the white-oak floors or the frequent dinner parties that have exhausted her 300-bottle wine rack (made from old terracotta drain pipes). Maybe, taken as a microcosm, it’s about the dialectic between new and old Tribeca that has produced something entirely new. “I’m not interested in events for events’ sake,” Blumin says. “I’m interested in reconceiving spaces, and finding new and temporary identities for historic spaces — giving them different clothes. I don’t want to overly fetishize history and keep it in amber, but to adaptively reuse it. I think the interplay of those things is interesting, and that’s why I think we’ve driven the company bigger and bigger and toward more landmark and historic spaces.”

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or Manhattan residents looking to sell their homes, an outdated kitchen or bath that had been merely functional before can suddenly become an unwanted focal point. In some cases, particularly with townhouses, a broker would typically advise owners not to spruce up a kitchen or bath, under the assumption that the new owners will do their own renovation to suit their taste. But in other situations, putting homes on the market with unloved kitchens and bathrooms can be an invitation to low offers. And dated spaces can be a deal killer for sales in buildings with summer-only renovation rules or when potential buyers can’t stomach the idea of tackling a renovation themselves,. Interior designers, renovation experts and luxury kitchen and bath manufacturers offered Luxury Listings NYC a host of recommendations for creating stunning kitchens and baths, the rooms that all agreed were the most critically inspected by potential buyers. The experts estimated the cost of a gut renovation for a high-end kitchen to range from $100,000 to $150,000, while baths could cost from $30,000 all the way to $50,000, and much higher for a master.

Condo competition While those costs could seem steep, consider the big picture: According to Lee Stahl, president of The Renovated Home, many Manhattan homes in the $7 million-to-$20 million range are sitting on the market now because of competition from brand new, move-in-ready condos. “If you’ve got an estate sale, you must do a renovation in order to avoid leaving money on the table. And no one wants to renovate,” Stahl said, referring to buyers. Doing a renovation for a home going on the market is a unique proposition. One is faced with creating rooms that are impressive yet not intimidating or turn-offs to buyers because of design choices. In other words, the rooms must be both striking yet nonspecific at the same time. Fortunately, there is a blueprint for that look. “What people have wanted since 2005 are white kitchen cabinets, Calacatta marble counters and dark wood floors,” Stahl said. Countertops with a 2-inch thick edge “turn people on — they’re an aphrodisiac.” “When do I see this trend ending? I’ll let you know,” he said with a laugh.

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A kitchen renovation in a West Village home by MADE featuring a backsplash of Calacatta Borghini marble.

“In an estate sale, this is a money-in-thebank design,” he said. “You don’t need to do insane customization, you don’t need to fly to Italy to pick your own marble.” But with this look, he said, which many buyers consider the ultimate in design, thanks to its appearance in numerous shelter magazine spreads, “you will hit your number.” Stahl speaks from experience. Take the home at 740 Park Avenue that sat on the market for about a year until Stahl stepped

in and made a $100,000 bet with the owner that he would get the project done in a mere 16 weeks. “We dropped over $1 million on the [home’s] renovation and it sold to a wellknown person,” he said. Still on the fence about whether to renovate? Manhattan interior designer Marcia Butler offered this rule of thumb: “If the kitchen and bath are in good shape — meaning there has been a renovation within the last 10 years and there’s

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Interior designers say choose a seamless island to create a streamlined kitchen.

A “floating” kitchen counter from allmilmö. Right: The monoblock from Bulthaup, which has the appearance of a solid block of metal.

nothing outlandish about the spaces — most real estate professionals will say ‘leave it.’ The buyer will move in and eventually renovate. But if it is in bad shape, it is worth it to gut it out. You will get your money back.”

an oversized lighting fixture. Also appreciated are gadgets that lift up televisions, unique faucets and decorative range hoods.

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A favorite trick of Butler’s is to add a custom kitchen island with drawers on both sides. “A nice thing to do is use the same surface on the top and remaining two sides,” she said. The result is a streamlined effect. A high-end version of a seamless island is the monoblock from Bulthaup. This is a stainless steel workstation that looks like a solid block of metal, with no visible seams between the back, side and top surfaces. And one of Bulthaup’s newest products also offers another neat trick: the shutter island, which features pull-down shutters to hide appliances. It is currently available in laminate, aluminum and stainless steel. Lainey Guidry, designer for Bulthaup New York, commented on a stylish kitchen trend: “Kitchens are often one material on one element and a completely different one on another element. For example, a kitchen could have one element along a wall in all natural aluminum or white fronts and an island made of wood. It gives a feeling of the kitchen as furniture and brings a bit of warmth to the space.” While white is still an “incredibly popular choice for many high-end clients,” said Claudia Febres, architectural designer at kitchen manufacturer allmilmö USA Corp., textures add extra allure to cabinet fronts,

Butler and others named what owners must put in their kitchens to make buyers’ hearts pound. “Select a fridge that is counter-depth at 24 inches, so it is not jutting out,” Butler said. If one has good money to put into a renovation, buyers want to see a Sub-Zero.” Other top brands are Miele, Thermador, Liebherr and Fisher & Paykel. And freestanding fridges are a no-go. In today’s kitchens, fridges practically disappear. Buyers like to see them covered in the same material as the cabinets to blend in with the space, Butler said, a concept that works especially well in open layouts, where the kitchen bleeds into the rest of the living space. Buyers also want to see a five-burner stove with a grill in the middle and a wine fridge or dedicated wine storage, if there’s space, Butler said. “In New York City, it is all about space.” Other fancy appliances making pulses quicken? Microwave drawers, and steam and speed ovens. Statement appliances are prized, but certain small luxe details are also valued, such as interior lighting for drawers, task lighting over counters, accent lighting at toe kicks and

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counter tops, backsplashes and niches or openings for shelving. If the surfaces “reflect the imperfections of nature, even better,” she said. Look for exotic wood veneers, rippled doors, distressed concrete counter tops and tri-dimensional tiles to get this look. For tile, Butler also suggested Ann Sacks, which she said has a “luxe feel” thanks to its muted tones. For jazzing up kitchens, she recommended Artistic Tile, which has multiple locations in Manhattan. Butler also likes a variety of materials, including cement counters. “They’re very durable and have a sophisticated yet easy and industrial look too. I also love walnut wood because it is natural and has an interesting grain. I love ash because the grain is huge and with cerusing [a technique that lightens the grain], you can really bring that grain out.”

Tuck it away Kitchens from Bazzèo perform a disappearing act. That’s because Ana Sternberg, cofounder and CEO, said homeowners want to “create a clean look with lots of working counter space.” But to get a clean look, one needs excellent storage. Her company often gives kitchens tall pullout pantries or doors with drawers that offer easy access to items. Small appliances can be hidden inside countertop garage-style doors with internal electrical outlets, and appliances can be used inside their storage spaces. CONTINUED ON PG 34

A counter wraps around a support column, creating dining space in a New York City home renovated by Bazzèo.

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Bazzèo transformed a tiny kitchen into a comfortable space. Right: The company’s Marron Glacé luxury storage line featuring reclaimed wood and glass.

But for the ultimate in smart storage, check out the company’s Pandora line. With James Bond-like wizardry, the line features a motorized kitchen island that opens up to reveal shelves, counters, seating, shelves and cooktops. Another piece in the line features a cabinet that rises up from the island at the push of a button and disappears when not in use. Talk about a clean look! Sternberg explained that this line works particularly well in homes with “open spaces that do not have walls, as there’s nothing hanging from the ceiling to obscure the view.” James Bond fantasies aside, putting in a gourmet kitchen in an older New York City building can be tricky. Ben Bischoff, one of the founding partners of MADE, a NYC design-build practice, reminds home owners that they need to think about ventilation when installing ranges like Viking and Blue Star that are all the rage. “High-end ranges are modeled on restaurant-quality appliances,” he said. “Good ventilation is extremely important.” There are alternatives for older buildings that can’t be configured for restaurantquality ventilation, he pointed out. Convection ovens and induction cooking surfaces are both attractive options.

Fancy baths Bischoff said his goal in creating great bathroom spaces is to “make them feel like rooms.” He likes to create a space for furnishings, such as a chair or storage, because those elements can tie the bathroom into the home and add more comfort, he said. “We think a lot about sinks,” he said. Washstand-style fixtures allow residents to see the floor — this makes the space seem bigger. Other recommendations are to consider whether having a bathtub makes sense; if there are other tubs in the house, consider taking it out.

A West Village renovation project by MADE preserved a fireplace and added a Calacatta marble vanity.

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“A bathroom is a space we spend a lot of time in,” Bischoff said. “Sure, a large bedroom is nice, but we’re asleep most of the time in it. Consider shifting square footage to the bathroom. A good linen closet in an accessible location” is a great attribute, he said. Luxe touches that homeowners want in their bathrooms, Butler said, include Dornbracht rain showerheads, Duravit toilets and Bendheim glass shower enclosures. “Get rid of the shower curtain,” Butler advised. According to Peter Sallick, CEO and creative director of Waterworks, “There has been strong interest in an industrial-inspired bathroom space,” which he said is defined by “powerful shapes and unique aesthetic details” and open space. “We see this influence as uniquely urban and uniquely American,” Sallick said. Waterworks customers frequently request brass, which Sallick called “a living finish that changes with time and attains a patina.” This is particularly popular in the Henry and Highgate collections, he said. The latest bath collection from Waterworks is Formwork. The modern collection offers slim profiles and a patented water flow technology with more than 60 components, including bath fittings, textiles and surfaces. Febres of allmilmö favors “floating” cabinetry off the floor, even if that means sacrificing storage, but only if the floor finishes can be shown. Go for less adornment, sculptural fixtures that can stand alone, rain showers of “colossal proportions” and extra-large mirrors instead of the good old medicine cabinet, she advised. Stahl of The Renovated Home also offered his take on bathroom styling: “In bathrooms, it’s more Calacatta marble, polished nickel hardware and subway tiles. If you do that in a renovation, you’ll sell, if you do something different, you won’t sell it.”

Top: the new Formwork tub fitting from Waterworks has a joystick-style handle. Bottom: Formwork faucet and handles.


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ith the dawn of the school year, a new crop of children is enrolling in public schools in Westchester County, many of them likely transplants from New York. Unhappy with their choices in Manhattan, parents often relocate to this tony, leafy suburb to educate their kids for the price of a property tax-bill, rather than fork over private-school tuition in the city (See Luxury Listings NYC’s story on private school tuition on page 22). But other reasons compel buyers to pack their bags. Indeed, as LLNYC found in its round-up of the top five most expensive Westchester properties currently being marketed for sale, these homes rival their co-op and condo equivalents in the city in terms of elegance and over-the-top finishes — and with many more rooms, and lawns, to boot. Mostly located along the I-684 belt, where zoning tends to allow for roomier spreads than in other areas, these trophy properties often pack in docks, ponds and tennis

courts, and maybe even a green on which to practice a putt. Urban dwellers usually associate these types of features with their summer retreats in the Hamptons, brokers say, but in Westchester County, which fans out from the Long Island Sound and the Hudson River, they can be enjoyed at home for many more months. Still, Westchester isn’t exactly a bargainhunter’s paradise. In fact, it’s the priciest New York suburb. The median value of an owner-occupied house is $518,000, according to 2009-to-2013 census figures. In contrast, Nassau County, on Long Island, has a median of $455,000, the data show, and Bergen County, on the Hudson in New Jersey, is $451,000. Meanwhile, the median in Fairfield County, in southwestern Connecticut, is $432,000. Then again, considering Westchester’s high-income levels, the steep home values may make sense: The median household income as of 2013 was $82,000, according to census figures. In the same vein, socializing can seem to revolve around elite members-

only institutions, from the Larchmont Yacht Club, in Larchmont, to the Willow Ridge Country Club, in Harrison, among many others. Naturally, well-heeled celebrities have also gravitated to the area, particularly to Bedford, where secluded estates tucked into winding, woodsy roads shelter Michael Douglas, Richard Gere and Bruce Willis. Notable restaurants include Blue Hill at Stone Barns, among the pioneers of the farm-to-table trend, which is found at Tarrytown’s Rockefeller family compound. And the Westchester mall in White Plains offers a Manhattan-style bevy of stores, such as Burberry, Swarovski and Apple, as well as some that haven’t even made it to New York yet, like Neiman Marcus. Though public schools in places like Scarsdale, Pelham and Chappaqua are top notch, those with deep-enough pockets may choose private alternatives, like the Hackley School, a kindergarten-to-12thgrade prep school in Tarrytown. Property taxes, though, can be significant at those big-ticket homes, featured below:

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$23M ating to 1930, this ninebedroom Georgian called Glencliff, which is listed at $23 million and is the county’s priciest property, boasts a traditional red-brick exterior. But its rooms are unequivocally modern. A sinuous white staircase, for instance, twists up along a wall; the kitchen’s fireplace is sheathed in ridged metal. Appliances are stainless steel, and a deep soaking tub under a flat-screen TV makes up the master bath. The mansion sits on 25 acres off a stone wall-lined street near Bedford Corners, a retail area. Extras include an outdoor pool, tennis court and garage with enough space for seven cars. Try finding that perk in the city.

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6 bedrooms; 8 full and 4 half-baths; 21,000 square feet

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Suburban splendor Weighing Westchester against its rivals BY C.J. HUGHES

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Fairfield County, CT 1143 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield

10 bedrooms; 10 full, 5 half-baths; 17,000 square feet

$62M

12 bedrooms; 15 full, 4 half-baths; 30,000 square feet

$48.9M

In Fairfield, near the exclusive Southport enclave, is this fivebuilding, 20-acre estate on Long Island Sound, dating to 1923. It was initially listed in 2013 after its owner, Bradley Jacks of Lehman Brothers, faced a tax auction after owing $272,000 on the property, though that debt appears to have been settled. Property taxes, usually considered to be lower in the Constitution State than in Westchester, run $570,000 a year.

Bergen County, NJ 18 Frick Drive, Alpine This new-construction stone mansion, a sort of Garden State take on Versailles, does not seem to be lacking for much, featuring coffered ceilings, a 4,000-bottlewine cellar and a full-size indoor basketball court, in a town celebs like Stevie Wonder and Diddy call home. The house couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find any takers when it came on the market in 2010 at $68 million, and it still couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t after being reduced to $56 million in 2012.

Nassau County, NY 88 Old House Lane, Port Washington

8 bedrooms; 9 full, 4 half-baths; 16,000 square feet

$38M

A rare contemporary home in the trophy category, this newconstruction property on Nassau Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold Coast, on Long Island Sound, was completed last year. Unlike the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gatsbyera mansions, it has flat roofs, cantilevered floors and tall banks of windows. Dazzling interiors include a pool. The seller will throw in a complimentary housekeeper, driver and personal chef for a year.

Source: LLNYC review of Zillow and Trulia listings.

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The Penthouse at 350 West Broadway

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Terraces & Views in Prime Village!

3BR, 3.5 Bath on 5th Avenue in the 60s

Washington Square Prewar 6 Rooms

City & river views, floor-to-ceil windows. LR, DR, renov open kit, libr/den, W/D. FS condo near Columbus Circle. $3.899M. Web #13023951. Marcy Grau 212-452-4361

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LR, library & MBR w CP views. 9' ceilings. FS co-op. 50% fin. $6.9M. Web #12295574. Alexa Lambert 212-452-4408/James White 212-452-4445

Rare park view 2BRin co-op building. French doors, formal DR, WBFP. Very low maint. $2.75M. Web #13029524. Dennis DiLorenzo 646-942-7327

Elegant, Expansive 5.5 Off 5th Avenue

Mint Renovated 2BR Across from the Frick

Stunning Fulton Street 3BR, 2 Bath Loft

UN Plaza Arch Gem w River/City Views

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Garden views. New windows. LR, DR, fully renov kit, 2 marble bths, lrg MBR w 2 WICs. 24-hr drmn co-op. $2.15M. Web #13144369. C.B.Whyte 212-452-4446

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Appx 2700 sf. LR, FDR, EIK, double MBR w 2 baths, 2nd MBR w bth. Co-op w doorman, concierge. $3.5M. Web #12582897. Cyrilla Layland 212-452-4410

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BID NOW, DECIDE LATER More buyers win homes they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want, robbing sellers of a crucial debut period BY E.B. SOLOMONT

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all it a buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s security blanket. Frustrated by a lack of homes on the market in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, and, perhaps, burned by one-toomany losses, some buyers are bidding on apartments that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not entirely sure they even want. The idea: Win now, decide later. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not until an offer is actually accepted that these buyers are taking a good hard look at the fought-over property. At that point, some are deciding that the home is not a good fit for them, while others are getting scared off by the very fact that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won a bidding war and therefore might be overpaying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Essentially, would-be purchasers are buying time instead of the apartment,â&#x20AC;? said Warburg Realtyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lisa Larson. :KLOHWKLVLVQRWDQHZSKHQRPHQRQ̭̹̭1HZ<RUNKDVHVSHFLDOO\ OD[ UXOHV VXUURXQGLQJ PDNLQJ RIIHUV RQ SURSHUWLHV̭̹̭EURNHUV say they have seen an increase in the last few months because inventory is so tight and so much of the new condos hitting the market are highend luxury with hefty price tags. Larson recently represented the seller of an Upper East Side three-bedroom in the $2 million range. Sixty prospective buyers saw it within the first week, and eight submitted bids. But the winning couple backed out when the two could not agree on whether they wanted the apartment. While this may seem like an innocent strategy to buyers who are simply trying to find a home in a tight marketplace, it can be seriously detrimental to a seller. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because, as Larson explained, a failed deal can cast a shadow on the property. ̸<RXĚľUHORVLQJWKDWLPSRUWDQWILUVWZHHNRUWZRRQWKHPDUNHW when you have momentum building,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to get it back.â&#x20AC;? Karla Saladino, managing partner of Mirador Real Estate, a boutique firm that works closely with developers and building owners, said the strategy has become so commonplace among buyers that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come up with her own system to protect her sellers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been sending out more than one contract for my sellers, as it damages them to have it on market too long,â&#x20AC;? she said. Compassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Julia Hoagland said the stakes are especially high in the $2 million-and-under category, where the inventory is tighter than ever and demand is especially strong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buyers end up bidding on properties they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily even like, and thus are not committed to the property after they win,â&#x20AC;? she said. Hoagland said buyers do it because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tired of losing bidding wars. Timing is often a factor as well because many buyers have their own properties to sell or apartments they need to vacate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking in parallel at multiple apartments because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no financial FRPPLWPHQW̭̹̭LW GRHVQĚľW FRVW DQ\WKLQJ WRSXWLQDQRIIHṶ̹̭DQGWKH\ĚľUHSXWWLQJLQ more offers than they have in the past,â&#x20AC;?

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A failed deal can cast a shadow on the property.

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1 and 2) For married women living an opulent Upper East Side lifestyle, divorce can cause a painful loss of status and support. 3) Liza Caldwell and Kimberly Mishkin of Solution and Support for Women

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actually be spoiled in this picture?” t’s divorce season, again. But not all divorces are Three years ago, Caldwell founded SAS, along created equal. Here on the Upper East Side, where with her business partner Kimberly Mishkin, another many have risen so high, a fall from that grace divorcée, to offer women a holistic resource for seems especially painful. divorce, including access to vetted legal and financial For women in this insular and opulent world, experts. They also provide counseling and help the loss of social status, the absence of a support women re-entering the workforce. network and cloud of shame surrounding the end of a “I was leaving an abusive situation and no one marriage can be stunning. knew it. It was very well hidden. We were highly “There is a lack of sorority on the Upper East Side. educated. We were well employed, living a middle-toWe don’t talk about divorce, because we are ashamed. high-income life in New York. And when I was ready There is a cultural stigma,” said Liza Caldwell, coto get out, there was nowhere for me to go,” Mishkin, founder of SAS [Solution and Support] for Women, a a former administrator at the Manhattan divorce coaching firm. Spence School, said. She said “Women [on the Upper East “There is a lack of sorority many resources are geared toward Side] are apt to see divorce as a low-income women. “I went to on the Upper East Side. weakness. They say, ‘This doesn’t happen to us, it happens to peoWe don’t talk about divorce.” the police station, and they didn’t quite know what to do with me. ple down the economic scale.’” —Liza Caldwell, Solution and They had never seen someone Caldwell said, “There is shame. Support for Women walk in wearing a suit and heels,” You don’t talk about stuff happenshe said. Mishkin sought help ing behind your domestic door.” from another organization but they offered her food Caldwell was a stay-at-home mother on the Upper vouchers and access to a shelter. East Side, and despite having it all in the eyes of many, “Those weren’t the things I needed. I had income, discovered that her marriage wasn’t working. Trudging places to go and a circle of friends, but what I didn’t through the divorce process made her realize how have was guidance from the law,” Mishkin said. “It hard it can be to find resources that are specifically was a puzzle that I had to figure out myself.” tailored for women exiting a marriage in a high-income Some women just need help moving forward. lifestyle that are trying to make it on their own. “Particularly stay-at-home moms who decorated their It makes a woman second-guess herself through houses, entertained in their house, raised children in the whole process, Caldwell said. For example: “I’m their house ... the thought of losing it is paralyzing,” living on Park Avenue and have this beautiful spread, Caldwell said. “It can also be incredibly liberating our children are in the best schools and I’m going to ZKHQ\RXILQDOO\RIIORDGLW̹̦—Christopher Cameron the Hamptons every summer. How could something

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All that glitters PRICE $8,000,000 ADDRESS 655 Park Avenue #PH9

PRICE $8,000,000 ADDRESS 124 E. 79th Street #PHA Source: StreetEasy

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64 BANK STREET 3.5 BR 2 BATH $29,000/MONTH WEB ID: 401904 MARK DAVID FROMM (646) 998-7487 • CLAUDIA M. SAEZ (646) 790-7954

341 WEST 84TH STREET – TH 7 BR 5 BATH 8.795 M WEB ID: 141445 VLADIMIR LUZADER (646) 998-7452 • ROBERTO A. CABRERA (646) 998-7445

CHELSEA 233 WEST 26TH STREET

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WEB ID: 265399

DANA POWER (646) 998-7437 • SUSAN J. GREEN (646) 998-7428


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1) The dining room of the Leopard de Artistes 2) Chef Michele Brogioni 3) An antipasti of fresh mozzarella and tomato 4) Lamb Ossobuco 5) The restaurant’s cannoli

STIRRING THE POT

A soft-spoken young chef challenges neighborhood’s rep as culinary bore

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culinary hotshots), but surprisingly Brogioni is softbastion of the strollers-and-earlyspoken, precise and tends towards modesty. “I’m no bedtimes set, the Upper West Side has rockstar,” he said. long been accused of suffering from a But that doesn’t mean he is afraid to take leaps less-than-spicy dining scene. of faith, in life and in the kitchen. After earning his While the restaurants at Time Warner Michelin star, Brogioni walked away from everything, Center, like Per Se, Landmarc and Masa, are some of and took a job in Moscow. He stayed in Russia with his the best in the world, the neighborhood has developed wife and children for nine years. a reputation for attracting rather dull bistros. “I don’t know why I moved. Maybe I wanted to run But now, a young chef is reinvigorating one of away from everything and start from scratch,” he said. the neighborhood’s most iconic dining rooms: The Soon established as one of the leading Italian chefs Leopard at des Artistes, formerly known as the Café in Russia, Brogioni garnered formal attention. He was des Artistes, where nude flappers by artist Howard appointed head chef of Maison Chandler Christy famously adorn Dellos Catering, were he cooked the walls. Brogioni is steering the state dinners and prepared &KHI 0LFKHOH %URJLRQḼ̱̭ZKR Vladimir Putin’s meals more than earned his first Michelin star as landmarked restaurant 30 times. During that time he also head chef at Il Falconiere at the back towards his origins in cooked for statesmen including Relais & Chateaux in Cortona, President Obama, President ,WDO\̭̱̭LV QRZ DW WKH KHOP RI WKLV small-town Italy. George W. Bush and former French Lincoln Center restaurant. And he President Nicolas Sarkozy. has introduced an exciting menu Now as The Leopard at des Artistes celebrates of rustic pastas, fresh vegetables and seafood, all with its fourth anniversary, Brogioni is steering the nods to Southern Italy’s home-style kitchens. landmarked restaurant back towards his origins in “The first influence in my cooking are my parents,” small-town Italy with dishes like a Busiate Trapanesi Brogioni said in his thick Italian accent at a corner with shellfish ragout, pepperoncini and fresh table. “In my house someone was always cooking and tomatoes; bucatini with sardines, onions, and wild cooking well,” he added. fennel; and slow braised lamb ossobuco. As a teenager, Brogioni worked in his father’s However, don’t confuse Brogioni’s meticulously restaurant: “It was nothing special, just nice food,” he crafted menu for nostalgia for the old country. “It is said. After culinary school he landed a job cooking for absolutely not a nostalgic menu!” Brogioni insisted, Formula One, traveling the world with the auto race. highly animated for the first time in the interview. “It’s Intricate Japanese-influenced tattoos cover his authentic!” ̱&KULVWRSKHU&DPHURQ arms (tattoos being almost a prerequisite for today’s

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Housing costs

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Median sale prices

Median rents

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$525,000 $764,000 $1,500,000 $2,850,000 $6,150,000

$2,293 $2,950 $4,170 $7,500 $14,000

Source: StreetEasy; sale prices are for listings, not closed sales

Fast facts

Lost cheap rents, farewell to Off Broadway and a school move 25% The amount of rent-stabilized apartments on the Upper West Side that have disappeared since 2007

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ou never again have an excuse for not serving lox at brunch. Zabar’s, everyone’s favorite purveyor of cheese, bagels and a schmear, announced that it is now offering an online delivery system for residents in Manhattan between 42nd and 135th streets. Items will be delivered to your door within two hours. Good news for those who like their brunch on the spontaneous side. Nabe news

Wined and dimed

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Years the famed Off Broadway women’s clothing store on 72nd Street was in business before the recent death of its owner, prompting its closure

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The number of blocks Collegiate, the historic boys school, is moving south after selling its original building Sources: The Real Deal, DNAinfo

Pricey digs

Historic townhouses on the Upper West Side

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obert Siegel, the developer currently suing the Dakota’s co-op board for a whopping $55 million, is claiming that the board tried to bribe him with fancy food and drinks so that he wouldn’t sue. Siegel bought a ground-floor duplex, the Dakota’s former ballroom, in 1999 for $2.2 million and claims in his suit that the board has prevented him from converting the space into a four-bedroom apartment as he was promised, and is instead using it for storage.

PRICE $14,000,000

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ADDRESS 320 West 80th Street TYPE/SIZE Five bedrooms, five baths FIRED UP The home has stunning original details including seven fireplaces and wood paneling.

PRICE $12,995,000 ADDRESS 337 West 87th Street

TYPE/SIZE Seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms; 8,000 square feet

Source: StreetEasy

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OUTDOOR HAVEN Take your pick for al fresco living with a garden, four terraces and a roof deck.

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ocals who live near the Museum of Natural History may enjoy its wonderful exhibits, but quite a few of them aren’t happy about the idea of the museum expanding beyond its existing building. An online petition (which at press time had 1,607 signatures) was created to “Save Roosevelt Park,” or the stretch of greenery around the Museum that would be cut down drastically if the expansion plans were approved.


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1) Nordstrom Tower at 217 West 57th Street 2) A view of 432 Park Avenue when it topped out last year 3) Construction workers taking a break high above Manhattan 4) Residents at 432 Park will have access to a 75-foot indoor swimming pool. 5) A rendering depicting the view from 432 Park Avenue

TALL EXPECTATIONS

LLNYC asks workers building Midtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new luxury towers what they think of them

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One57 just down the block sold for $100.5 million promotional video for 432 Park Avenue back in January. from 2014 has a sped up time-lapse Many of the workers I spoke to, though, are video of the construction progress. From just happy for the steady income, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem a hole in the ground, the building grows, particularly concerned about the glaring inequality. higher and higher as if by magic. And â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rich are building whatever they damn well befitting a fantasy tower, when finished, it will have please. I just put them up,â&#x20AC;? said one worker on 220 the highest roof in New York City at 1,396 feet and Central Park South. Another expressed a similar will be the tallest residential tower in the world. That sentiment: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re building stuff and I is, until 217 West 57th Street (aka the Central Park have a job.â&#x20AC;? Tower), right down the block, finishes construction in Some of the workers had no 2018 at 1,522 feet. idea how much the apartments Magic, of course, is not how â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign of progress. cost or who is moving into them.  3DUṊ̹̭RU DQ\ RI WKH PHJD â&#x20AC;&#x153;My daughter told me what this expensive, supertall towers on I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give a ratâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assâ&#x20AC;? was,â&#x20AC;? said a worker at a project the stretch of Midtown from Park â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Construction worker at at 217 West 57th. When I told a to Eighth Avenue around 57th 220 Central Park South worker at 220 Central Park South 6WUHHW̭̹̭DUHEHLQJEXLOW+RUGHVRI that the penthouse was asking construction workers have been between $150-$175 million (there were rumors in toiling diligently for long hours in the summer heat to June that a combined apartment in the building erect them on time and on budget. But what do they might sell for $250 million), his mouth formed a really think about them? I went to find out. SHUIHFW̸2Ěš+HZDVVLOHQWIRUDIHZVHFRQGVDQGWKHQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign of progress, I guess,â&#x20AC;? said a worker at shook his head, muttering, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rich want everyone 220 Central Park South. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give a ratâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ass.â&#x20AC;? out of here. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing.â&#x20AC;? Another worker on 432 Park was a bit more â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York,â&#x20AC;? said another at 432 Park Avenue, appreciative, saying about his building, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Constructionshrugging his shoulders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to tell you wise, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing. There are great features, the everything I feel about this.â&#x20AC;? design is not standard,â&#x20AC;? and, no surprise, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the view is Many of the workers do not live in Manhattan, HYHU\WKLQJ̭̹̭WKHUHĚľVQRWKLQJ\RXFDQĚľWVHHĚš EXWLQWKHERURXJKVRUVXEXUEV̭̹̭DQGVDLGWKH\KDG The average salary for a construction worker in no interest in living in these apartments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like my New York City is $54,120, according to U.S. News and backyard,â&#x20AC;? said one worker on 432 Park Avenue. World Report, a tiny fraction of the cost of homes ̸, JXHVV LWĚľV D QLFH EXLOGLQJ LI WKDWĚľV ZKDW \RX OLNȞ̚ they are building. The penthouse at 432 Park Avenue â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Isabel Schwab sold for $95 million in 2013 and the penthouse at

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$4.5M | Web#12962451 | Elaine Tross 212.381.3322

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$2.285M | Web#12230521 | Fern Hammond 212.381.3270

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Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$699,000 $1,349,000 $3,395,000 $7,999,000 $19,725,000

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Source: StreetEasy; sale prices are for listings, not closed sales

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Face broth, a fancy rental and a presidential-sized discount $350

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ne of the most expensive (and supposedly best) restaurants in New York, Per Se, was forced to cough up $500,000 for not paying out tips to its employees from January 2011 through September 2012. Though diners paid a 20 percent service charge included in their bill, the money was not passed along to the staff. This is not the only scandal the restaurant has endured. Back in 2014, it received a C rating on its facilities from the Department of Health. Legal update

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The discount presidential hopeful Donald Trump offered on his penthouse on Park Avenue, which he sold for $28 million Source: LLNYC, The New York Post

Pricey digs

River views in Midtown

Topless in Times Square

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ayor Bill de Blasio, in his battle against naked (but typically painted) ladies in Times Square, threatened to remove the popular pedestrian plaza in order to stop “the proliferation of topless individuals and costumed characters who too often harass people and expose families to inappropriate acts.” But it is legal for women to go topless in New York City, and to protest the mayor’s proposed move, women went bare-chested in the GoTopless Pride Parade. Celeb watch

Tennis pays off PRICE $10,895,000 ADDRESS 845 United Nations Plaza #44BC

PRICE $3,695,000 ADDRESS 454 West 46th Street #PHAS

TYPE/SIZE Condo; five bedrooms, six baths; 5,000 square feet

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

Source: StreetEasy

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TAKE ME TO THE RIVER The apartment looks out over the East River.

GLASS WALLS An atrium ceiling distinguishes this apartment with Hudson River views.

Just in time for the U.S. Open, tennis champion sisters SERENA AND VENUS WILLIAMS sold their Midtown apartment at 28 WEST 38TH STREET to none other than Ted Wells, the criminal attorney who is investigating Tom Brady and the Patriots for the Deflategate scandal. Wells is reportedly making $2.5 MILLION for his work on the case, and he isn’t letting that money sit for long; he paid $2.1 million for the pad, which the sisters bought together for $1.36 million in 2005.


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1) 21W20, a Wellcertified condo building on West 20th Street 2) and 3) Outdoor living space at 21W20 4) Paul Scialla 5) The bathroom in one of the penthouses at 21W20

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BRILLIANTLY RENOVATED MANSIONST3TREET#073UPERBSINGLE FAMILYWAPPROX 3&INDOOR 3& 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

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Source: StreetEasy; sale prices are for listings, not closed sales

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Airbnb CFO seeks $9 million markup, posh parking and fashionistas pick for tacos $26.5 million

The price Laurence Tosi of Airbnb is asking for his Soho apartment at 350 West Broadway, which he bought for $17.6 million in 2012

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Living the charmed life 10 Sullivan Street

$1 million

The amount that parking spaces are going for at 42 Crosby Street, a 10-unit luxury condo being constructed on the site of a former parking lot

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PRICE $29,500 per month ADDRESS 145 Spring Street #PH TYPE/SIZE Rental; three bedrooms, three baths

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GIRAFFES WELCOME With ceiling heights reaching 22 feet and a large private roof deck, the sky’s (nearly) the limit.

PRICE $25,000 per month ADDRESS 71-73 Greene Street #2 Source: StreetEasy

TYPE/SIZE Rental; three bedroom, three baths, one half bath; 2,900 square feet

OLD AND NEW The cast iron loft boasts classic details with stateof-the-art conveniences.

Where better to house your designer duds than in the custom-designed closet of the Soho loft that appeared in the film “THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA”? The stylish 3,700-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-anda-half-bath is available as a $23,000 A MONTH RENTAL after being on and off the market for several years, 6sqft reported. The apartment, located at 56 Crosby Street, listed for $5.2 million in 2009.

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Source: StreetEasy; sale prices are for listings, not closed sales

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Hitting new heights, expensive storage and where’s the beef 821 feet

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Price for a dish of Beef Bourguignon at Maison Kayser, a new French eatery at 355 Greenwich Street Sources: Curbed, Bloomberg, DNAinfo

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Coveted corner homes in Tribeca

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f you’ve passed by the image of the giant ballerina recently plastered on the wall of 100 Franklin Street and wondered what the story is behind the tutu, here’s the scoop. It is the work of French street artist JR, who collaborated with the New York City Ballet for his art film “Les Bosquet,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The paper ballerina, shown mid-leap, will remain on view until the elements take her down, according to Artnet.

Big deal

Fashion in spades PRICE $7,250,000 ADDRESS 7 Harrison Street #7N

PRICE $6,850,000 ADDRESS 30 Park Place #73C Source: StreetEasy

TYPE/SIZE Condo; three bedroom, three baths; 2,205 square feet

TYPE/SIZE Condo; three bedrooms, three baths; 1,815 square feet

REVITALIZED Loft dimensions with prewar details meets contemporary aesthetic.

HOTEL-STYLE LIVING This home on the edge of Tribeca has access to Four Seasons Hotel amenities.

CRAIG LEAVITT, CEO OF KATE SPADE & CO., and Lam Nguyen bought a home at 71 LAIGHT STREET for $5.2 MILLION, according to the New York Post. Architect Morris Adjmi revitalized the building, a former warehouse built in 1905. There’s plenty of room for the owners’ stylish duds, thanks to the apartment’s 2,409 square feet, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

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A rendering of Essex Crossing, a massive project transforming the Lower East Side. Above right: Director Clayton Smith with Diane Ciesla, who plays the lead, Betty. Bottom Right: A scene from “Off Track Betty.”

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magine a filmmaker making a movie in New York City against a backdrop of local shops, only to find the locations have disappeared the next day. This is not sci-fi, nor is it a disaster movie. This was the real-life experience of first-time director Clayton Smith, who made a short film, “Off Track Betty,” on location on the Lower East Side. According to an article on thelodownny.com, as Smith filmed, vacant stores he used for filming were being dismantled, part of the sweeping development transforming the neighborhood. For example, the old Jade Fountain Liquors, which is used in the film, came down when the former Essex Street Market was demolished; the same fate awaited a former shoe store at 402 Grand Street, where Smith also filmed, as well as

a fabric store. And so the film will serve as a reminder of what one corner of the Lower East Side looked like before Essex Crossing, a 1.9 million-square-foot mixeduse project, goes up. Regal Cinemas will be an anchor tenant with a 14-screen movie theater. In May, Splitsville Luxury Lanes signed a deal to operate a 10-lane bowling alley at the development. This is a movie about a transformation happening so fast that it sweeps up even the production of the film itself. Talk about meta. On the movie’s Kickstarter fundraising page, Smith explained that even the film lab he used was caught up in the wheels of change. “The last remaining film lab in NYC discontinued film development services shortly after we dropped off our 16mm Kodak reels,” Smith wrote. “As a result, ‘Off

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Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

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Spending for a rainy day, prepare to shop and decadent bar snacks $100 million Amount the city will spend to build a new flood protection system to shield lower Manhattan from big storms

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A trippy spin PRICE $3,000,000 ADDRESS 130 Fulton Street #12B

PRICE $4,350,000 ADDRESS 5 Beekman Street #48B

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TYPE/SIZE Condo; two bedrooms, two baths; 2,280 square feet

SOAK IT IN The master bath features loads of Carrera marble and a deep soaking tub.

TYPE/SIZE Condo; two bedrooms, two baths; 1,572 square feet

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Regal stone manor home features fine craftsmanship with quality materials, resort-living amenities, state-of-the-art automation and privacy. It is located in one of Bedfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s distinguished gated compounds near the village and train. Built for elegance, comfort and entertaining, this residence features high ceilings, artisan millwork, graceful archways, stately fireplaces, tall windows and radiant-heated floors throughout. /LVWHGDW:LOOLDP5DYHLVE\6WDFHH0DVVRQL VWDFHHPDVVRQL#UDYHLVFRP

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$2,000,000

  3DUN$YHQXH'RQWKH8SSHU(DVW6LGH

$2,000,000

Condo: 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Garage, Garden | Common Charges: $1,534 | RE Taxes: $1,629

Condo (835 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 2 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Driveway, Garage Common Charges: $1,393 | RE Taxes: $1,084

This elegant home offers views of Carnegie Hill. Interiors include wide plank oak flooring, Viking and SubZero appliances./LVWHGDWWKH&RUFRUDQ*URXS   (DVWWK6  DOHV&HQWHULQIR#FDUQHJLHSDUNFRP

This south-facing unit overlooks Park Avenue and 79th Street from the 11th floor. /LVWHG DW ' RXJODV (OOLPDQ E\ $ ULHO 7 LURVK  D  WLURVK#HOOLPDQFRP

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$2,000,000

Co-op (1,200 sf): 4 rooms, 1 bed, 1.5 baths | Amenities: Fitness Room, Hotel Style Service, Maid Service | Maintenance: $5,229 Originally a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in the legendary white-glove, full-service Ritz Tower, apartment 9E has been converted into a spacious one-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath apartment. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\+DUULHW1  RUULVKQRUULV#HOOLPDQFRP

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$2,250,000

Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Elevator, Doorman | Maintenance: $2,673 One of a kind, gut renovated, multi-level home. The apartment offers a townhouse lifestyle with all of the conveniences of a full-service doorman building. Enter on the main level with soaring double height ceilings. Features an open chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen outfitted with top of the line finishes and appliances. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\$QGUHZ$QGHUVRQDDQGHUVRQ#HOOLPDQFRP

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$2,250,000

Co-op: 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Concierge, Prewar, Doorman | Maintenance: $3,937 This beautifully-configured apartment features a gracious foyer that leads to a dining area and adjacent home office overlooking a well-proportioned sunken living room. The warmth of classic detail is seen throughout with 9-foot high beamed ceilings, moldings, and hardwood floors. The windowed eat-in kitchen includes the ultimate convenience of a washer and dryer. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\%UHQGD6WHZDUGEUHQGDVWHZDUG#HOOLPDQFRP

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$2,275,000

Condo (1,563 sf): 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Private Outdoor Space, Roof Deck | Maintenance: $1,196 Occupancy Sept/Oct 2015. The fifth-floor unit is a lovely floor-through apartment with two modest balconies (approximately 50 square feet in total). The home is tastefully and thoughtfully designed to create the perfect balance of providing contemporary luxuries, while maintaining a natural warmth. Whitewashed red oak floors are blanketed throughout the main living areas. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\+DJD\$]RXOD\KD]RXOD\#HOOLPDQFRP

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$2,295,000

Co-op (1,500 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 1 bath | Amenities: Loft, Garden, Courtyard | Maintenance: $1,812 This architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own renovated Chelsea loft in a boutique 1908 building on one of Chelseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best blocks is a quiet, elegant oasis. The expansive apartment seamlessly combines original and modern elements, and faces a peaceful inner courtyard overlooking tranquil gardens for a unique NYC living experience. Upon entering, you are welcomed into open living space graced by high 10-foot beamed ceilings and corner north/east exposures providing generous light by day. Gallery lighting stylishly illuminates the home at night. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\&KULVWRSKHU$YHVLDQFDYHVLDQ#HOOLPDQFRP

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$2,000,000

5LYHUVLGH%RXOHYDUG.RQWKH8SSHU:HVW6LGH Condo (1,044 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Garage, Courtyard | Common Charges: $1,065 | RE Taxes: $900

This Trump Place unit with 11-foot ceilings has river views from every window. There is a spacious living room and a formal dining room that opens up to a chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eat-in kitchen. The kitchen features granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. It is a full service building with 24-hour doorman and concierge, health club with indoor pool and spa, common garden, party room and on-site garage with attendant. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQ E\*LODG$ ]DULDJD]DULD#HOOLPDQFRP

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$2,095,000

Condo (1,373 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Garage, Garden, Fitness Room Common Charges: $1,434 | RE Taxes: $908

Co-op (1,500 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Driveway, Laundry Room | Maintenance: $2,834

The living area of this unit is large enough for a formal dining or a home office. The open chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen offers custom-designed white lacquer and stainless steel cabinetry. /LVWHG DW 'RXJODV (OOLPDQ  LQIR#ZLOOLDPQ\FRP

The chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen boasts cherry cabinetry and an imported tile backsplash, Sub-Zero refrigerator, six-burner Thermador range, bespoke copper range hood and Fisher & Paykel drawer dishwashers. /LVWHGDW&RUFRUDQ*URXS E\&KDUOLH0  LOOHUFKDUOLHPLOOHU#FRUFRUDQFRP

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$3,895,000

Condo (2,186 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Alarm System, Bike Room, Courtyard | Common Charges: $3,280 | RE Taxes: $1,713 The Viking kitchen in this unit is open to a large corner living room and dining area. There is a separate den with a wet bar with built-ins. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQ E\-DFTXHV&RKHQMDFTXHVFRKHQ#HOOLPDQFRP

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$4,500,000

Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Private Storage | Maintenance: $6,091 This light-filled home is fully renovated and features a private elevator, marble entry gallery, automated shades and soaring ceilings. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQ E\0DWWKHZ6ORVDUPVORVDU#HOOLPDQFRP

$4,000,000

/LVSHQDUG6WUHHW(LQ7ULEHFD Condo (1,920 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Loft, Fireplace | Common Charges: $723 | Monthly Taxes: $642

Discerning buyers and architectural magazines alike are vying for entry into this stunning apartment that was completely renovated and exquisitely glamourized by renowned architect/designer Sergio Mercado. Modern luxuriousness and meticulous attention to detail are perfectly exemplified within a stunning circa 1866 prewar cast-iron loft building in downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest locale. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\3DWULFLD9DQFHSYDQFH#HOOLPDQFRP

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$5,000,000

46 Mercer Street, 7FLR in Soho Condo (4,100 sf): 10 rooms, 5 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Garage, Garden | Common Charges: $2,926 | RE Taxes: $1,650

Situated on a prized block in Soho, this residence located in the Hohner Building Condominium offers the style and proportions of an oversized loft. Entered via a private elevator landing, the apartment offers open and unobstructed views to the east and west and the charming architecture of Soho. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Ariel Tavivian , 212-319-4109, atavivian@elliman.com.

MALMO | MONTE CARLO | RYE | PHUKET | GAUTENG 6 Continents • 61 Countries • 800 Offices

RYE, NY $10,800,000 MLS: 4525998 “Watersmeet” 2.3 elevated waterfront acres with heated shore-line pool, tennis court, beach with cascading waterfall, greenhouse and stunning open water views from every vantage point. For complete details go to www.1shoreroad.com

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$2,100,000

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$3,495,000

Condo (1,339 sf): 4.5 rooms, 1 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Attended Lobby, Prewar, Pet Friendly | Common Charges: $1,587 | RE Taxes: $1,264

Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Attended Lobby, Prewar, Pet Friendly Common Charges: $3,162

This is a prewar corner loft with 12 foot-ceilings, north and east-facing windows, city views and fantastic entertaining space. /LVWHGDW6WULEOLQJ E\6KDQQRQ+HOPV:LVQLHZVNLVKHOPV#VWULEOLQJFRP

This top-floor property in a white glove building is newly renovated and offers pre-war details, high ceilings, herringbone oak floors and large windows. /LVWHG DW6WULEOLQJE\.LUN+HQFNHOVNKHQFNHOV#VWULEOLQJFRP

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$4,650,000

Co-op (6,000 sf): 5.5 rooms, 3 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Pet Friendly, Attended Lobby | Maintenance: $4,698 Centrally located in the Village, this sun-drenched co-op is in move-in renovated condition with two terraces, the larger of which is beautifully landscaped, irrigated and has custom lighting with city views south, north and east and has three access points: through the living room, master bedroom and kitchen. There is a wall of south-facing windows with city views straight Downtown to the Freedom Tower. /LVWHGDW6WULEOLQJE\&DWK\7DXE FWDXE#VWULEOLQJFRP

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$9,850,000

Townhouse (8,000 sf): 15 rooms, 6 beds, 7 baths | RE Taxes: $28,256 This magnificent Beaux Arts mansion was built in 1900 by Louis Bonert and designed by architect Thomas Bennet. /LVWHGDW6WULEOLQJE\*LQD&DVWHOODQR JFDVWHOODQR#VWULEOLQJFRP

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$3,600,000

Condo: 6 rooms, 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Prewar, Attended Lobby, Fitness Room | Common Charges: $3,944 | RE Taxes: $774 This light-filled residence boasts an enormous great room, bamboo flooring and soaring ceilings topped off by original barrel vaults. /LVWHGDW6WULEOLQJ E\$P\%HUJPDQ%RQRPLDERQRPL#VWULEOLQJFRP

$26,500,000

:HVW%URDGZD\3+LQ6RKR Condo: (5,912 sf): 9 rooms, 4 beds, 5.5 baths | Amenities: Attended Lobby, Pet Friendly, Fitness Room | Maintenance: $12,400 | RE Taxes: $3,722

It is hard to find something that compares to this grand condominium duplex penthouse that floats above Soho with 360 degree views from every level. The fact that it is intelligently designed and landscaped with 1,400 square feet of private terraces make this penthouse, with study and library, a premier residence at 350 West Broadway, a discreet building with only seven homes. /LVWHGDW6WULEOLQJE\0LFKDHO&KDSPDQPFKDSPDQ#VWULEOLQJFRP

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$5,195,000

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$  5,495,000

Condo (2,431 sf): 7.5 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Health Club, Pool | Common Charges: $2,521 | RE Taxes: $2,586

Condo (2,035 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Courtyard, Garden, Fitness Room | Common Charges: $2,467 | RE Taxes: $1,225

This home is a combination of two large apartments and offers a grand entry gallery, formal dining room and a windowed kitchen. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQ E\$QQ&XWELOO/HQDQHDOHQDQH#HOOLPDQFRP

This penthouse residence offers great views, light and expansive outdoor space. /LVWHG DW W KH 0RGOLQ *URXS E\ $  GDP ' 0  RGOLQ    DGDP#PRGOLQJURXSFRP

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$  5,950,000

Condo (2,154 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Garage, Courtyard, Health Club | Common Charges: $2,390 | RE Taxes: $1,674 This home offers 420 square feet of exterior outdoor space and interiors with glass walls, wide open views of the city and premium interior finishes including: floor-to-ceiling windows, 10-foot ceilings, richly crafted walnut floors, an open European state-of-the-art kitchen with Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, baths finished in Imperial Danby marble and Bianco Lucido tile, Dornbracht fittings, recessed cabinets and frameless glass shower enclosures. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\-DQLFH&  KDQJMFKDQJ#HOOLPDQFRP

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$6,125,000

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$6,150,000

Condo (2,507 sf): 9 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Garage, Courtyard Common Charges: $2,519 | RE Taxes: $1,573

Condo (3,525 sf): 8.5 rooms, 4 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Health Club, Laundry Room, Nursery | Common Charges: $3,672 | RE Taxes: $2,281

An elegant apartment with wraparound oversized windows, facing south, west, north and east, is being offered for sale for the first time. /LVWHGDW&RUFRUDQE\+DLGHH*UDQJHUKVJ#FRUFRUDQFRP

Here a separate master wing offers an enormous windowed dressing gallery, large sleeping quarters and a magnificent master bath. /LVWHGDW&RUFRUDQ E\6FRWW6  WHZDUWVEV#FRUFRUDQFRP

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$6,500,000

Condo (3,240 sf): 7 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Garden, Attended Lobby, Loft | Common Charges: $3,642 | RE Taxes: $3,807 Located where the West Village meets Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, this modernist home sits atop the landmark beaux arts Bank Building. One of only 11 unique residences, this jewel box duplex penthouse offers terrific light and private outdoor space. Occupying the northwest corner of the fifth floor, the lower living level is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass with multiple exposures and doors leading from living, dining, kitchen and laundry areas to contiguous private outdoor spaces. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\6RSKLH35DYHWVRSKLHUDYHW#HOOLPDQFRP

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$7,250,000

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$  8,000,000

Condo (2,520 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Fitness Room, Laundry Room, Common Storage | Common Charges: $4,868 | RE Taxes: $1,928

Co-op (2,241 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Spa Services, Fitness Room | Maintenance: $4,911

An oversized entry gallery leads into a gracious living room and a paneled library overlooking Park Avenue. /LVWHGDW6RWKHE\ VE\(OL]DEHWK6  DPSOH HOL]DEHWKVDPSOH#VRWKHE\VKRPHVFRP

The northwest corner living room offers an opportunity to see all of Central Park in one look through its oversized recessed windows. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV (OOLPDQE\5REHUW' YRULQUGYRULQ#HOOLPDQFRP

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$9,680,000

Mansion: (13,800 sf): 27 rooms, 8 beds, 12 baths | Amenities: Courtyard, Exposed Brick, Patio, Terrace, Spa | Annual Taxes: $67,635 Within a 30-minute car or train ride from Manhattan is this newly constructed English estate. Plans allow for this residence to be fully customized and finished with the purchaserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s input. Set on one-and-a-half level acres of beautifully landscaped grounds incorporating formal gardens and a pool, this residence combines a historic past and a high level of modern day sophistication. /LVWHG DW 1HVWVHHNHUV E\ 3DXO $QGUHZ 1ROOHWWL SDXOQ#QHVWVHHNHUVFRP

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$10,000,000

)LIWK$YHQXH$%RQWKH8SSHU(DVW6LGH Co-op: 11 rooms, 3 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Courtyard, Laundry Room | Maintenance: $8,427

Presenting the Fifth Avenue personal residence of interior designer Howard Slatkin. Renowned for his work for the most important collectors in the world, he spared no expense in this residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-year redesign and full renovation. Slatkin's home combines luxury and workmanship with practical knowhow. /LVWHGDW6RWKHE\ V,QWHUQDWLRQDO5HDOW\E\1LNNL)LHOGQLNNLILHOG#VRWKHE\VKRPHVFRP

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$10,950,000

Condo (2,713 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Laundry Room, Private Storage | Common Charges: $1,057 | RE Taxes: $1,110

Condo (4,326 sf): 9 rooms, 4 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Garage, Garden Common Charges: $6,576 | RE Taxes: $6,141

In the heart of Sohoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Cast Iron District is this quintessential duplex penthouse loft with an outdoor resistance swimming pool. Built in 1882, this handsome cast iron boutique condominium has only five unique homes with low monthly common charges and real estate taxes. /LVWHGDW7RZQ5HVLGHQWLDO E\*UHJ*DUZRRGJJDUZRRG#WRZQUHDOHVWDWHFRP

This building is a boutique, LEED-certified, luxury condominium in the heart of Greenwich Village offering a collection of four residences. It sits on the former location of the storied Lone Star Cafe, where the Rolling Stones and Willie Nelson once took the stage. /LVWHGDWWKH&RUFRUDQ*URXSE\&DUULH&KLDQJ FFF#FRUFRUDQFRP

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$11,500,000

%DUFOD\6WUHHW%LQWKH)LQDQFLDO'LVWULFW Condo (3,656 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Spa Services, Fitness Room | Common Charges: $4,552 | RE Taxes: $4,465

This corner residence located in the historic Ralph Walker building features a grand interior space that offers north and west exposures with water views, high ceilings, oversized double-hung windows and white oak herringbone floors. The kitchen features custom cabinetry and marble countertops and is equipped with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine storage, 36-inch Wolf gas range with a vented hood, and Miele speed oven and dishwasher. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQ E\9LFNH\%DUURQYEDUURQ#HOOLPDQFRP

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$  12,200,000

Condo: 8 rooms, 4 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Garden, Rooftop Deck, Private Storage | Common Charges: $4,023 | RE Taxes: $3,262 Renovated to museum standards, this penthouse condominium features southern exposures, a private master floor, and five terraces. Perched high atop Soho, it offers open views of Downtown and beyond. A dramatic double height great room has double stacked windows and a grand centerpiece staircase. The open kitchen features Miele appliances including a 30-inch wine cooler, a convection and speed oven, water filtration and chiller system, stainless cabinets and Corian counter tops. /LVWHGDWWKH&RUFRUDQ*URXSE\1DVWDVVMD%  DOLFN&RSSHUVQEDOLFN#FRUFRUDQFRP

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$12,750,000

Condop (5,308 sf): 10 rooms, 5 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Fitness Room, Laundry Room | Maintenance: $15,691 This penthouse offers its owner an opportunity to collaborate with the sponsors to combine penthouse A and B to create a customized, full-floor residence. Stunning 11-foot floor-to-ceiling windows display vistas of the East River, Central Park, George Washington Bridge and New York City's iconic skyline. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\(OHRQRUD6UXJRHVUXJR#HOOLPDQFRP

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$13,000,000

Condo (4,582 sf): 9 rooms, 3 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Driveway, Garage, Courtyard | Common Charges: $5,224 | RE Taxes: $4,528 This buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic, landmarked facade has been meticulously restored and its interiors transformed by CetraRuddy Architects. Residents here enjoy a 71-foot indoor swimming pool, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playroom, 5,000-square-foot landscaped roof terrace, fitness center, private fitness studios, as well as both menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locker rooms with an adjacent Hamam (Turkish Bath). /LVWHGDW&DQWRU3HFRUHOODE\*UHHQZLFK6DOHV&HQWHU LQIR#JUHHQZLFKFRP

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$  14,800,000

(OL]DEHWK6WUHHWLQ/LWWOH,WDO\ Condo (4,203 sf): 6 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Rooftop Deck | Common Charges: $7,244 | RE Taxes: $5,263

Wallpaper Magazine took note of Tadao Andosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first residential building in Manhattan for setting a new standard in luxury living. The acclaimed architect designed a building that blends a poured-in-place concrete structure with a burnished metal framework . /LVWHGDW& RPSDVV E\' HEUD / D&KDQFH G HEUDODFKDQFH#FRPSDVVFRP

$15,000,000

  :HVW6WUHHW3+LQ7ULEHFD Condo (3,060 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Private Roof Deck, Fitness Room, Private Storage | Common Charges: $4,385 | RE Taxes: $4,739

This duplex penthouse residence with 1,631 square feet of private outdoor space and a separate service entrance crowns 290 West, the sleek Adjmi & Andreoli-designed boutique condominium on a prime corner site in coveted Tribeca. Grand proportions, emphasized by soaring ceilings, doubleheight spaces, and massive windows that flood the home with light, compliment finishes that include 5-inch-wide rift-sawn white oak flooring. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\)UHGULN( NOXQGIHNOXQG#HOOLPDQFRP

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$15,950,000

:HVW%URDGZD\3+(LQ6RKR Condo (3,468 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Garage, Courtyard, Garden | Common Charges: $4,460 | RE Taxes: $2,067

With 1,591 exterior square feet, this penthouse with a set-back private wrap-around terrace offers captivating views of historic Soho and Downtown and is flooded with natural light. /LVWHGDW6RWKHE\ V,QWHUQDWLRQDO5HDOW\E\0HJ6  LHJHOPHJVLHJHO#VRWKHE\VKRPHVFRP

$  16,900,000

0HUFHU6WUHHW%LQ6RKR Condo (4,700 sf): 10 rooms, 4 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Laundry Room, Rooftop Deck, Common Storage Room | Common Charges: $3,624 | RE Taxes: $3,673

A grand floor-through loft located in the New Museum Building, a landmarked, full-service condominium, this home is flooded with sunlight from four exposures and 17 oversized windows. The expansive open living and dining areas offer great entertaining spaces surrounding a large eat-in-kitchen with custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. /LVWHGDW'ROO\/HQ]5HDO(VWDWHE\%UHWW)  RUPDQIRUPDQJOREDO#JPDLOFRP

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$  18,000,000

Co-op: 17 rooms, 6 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Garden, Fitness Room, Private Storage | Maintenance: $9,467 This magnificent two-story full-service co-operative offers an elegant living experience rarely available in Manhattan. The property features both a private entrance on East End Avenue and on East 85st Street with a full 100 feet of frontage and direct views of Carl Schurz Park. This mansion-like home opens to a spacious foyer leading to the gallery, drawing room, and formal dining room all with 11-foot-plus ceilings. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\(GZDUG6HLVGHGRV HVHLVGHGRV#HOOLPDQFRP

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$22,000,000

Condo (4,895 sf): 8 rooms, 3 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Garage, Garden | Common Charges: $7,617 | RE Taxes: $4,695 The Puck Penthouses are a collection of six iconic penthouses atop the fabled Puck Building in Soho. Custom designed, the sprawling residences have been crafted to retain their authentic loft character with soaring barrel vaulted ceilings, cast-iron columns, and oversize windows. /LVWHGDW6RWKHE\ V,QWHUQDWLRQDO5HDOW\ E\1LNNL)LHOGQLNNLILHOG#VRWKHE\VKRPHVFRP

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$  24,000,000

  :HVWWK6WUHHW3+LQ&KHOVHD Condo (3,396 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Fitness Room, Sauna | Common Charges: $3,264 | RE Taxes: $2,178

This turnkey, furnished duplex penthouse has a 190-square-foot terrace with unobstructed Downtown views. The residence opens onto a gracious gallery that leads into an expansive living room and dining room with access to the terrace. /LVWHGDWWKH&RUFRUDQ*URXS E\/HLJKWRQ &DQGOHU OFF#FRUFRUDQFRP

$33,500,000

1RUWK0RRUH6WUHHW3+LQ7ULEHFD Condo (7,200 sf): 10 rooms, 6 beds, 6.5 baths | Amenities: Garage, Rooftop Deck, Private Storage | Common Charges: $3,400 | RE Taxes: $7,800

This penthouse atop the Merchant House loft condominium building is located on one of Tribeca's most coveted streets and has been meticulously renovated. It boasts 3,000 square feet of split outdoor space with incomparable views. /LVWHGDW'RXJODV(OOLPDQE\$QGUHZ$  ]RXOD\DD]RXOD\#HOOLPDQFRP

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$  50,000,000

&HQWUDO3DUN6RXWKLQ0LGWRZQ Condo (4,536 sf): 8 rooms, 2 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Health Club, Spa Services, Laundry Room | Common Charges: $7,650 | RE Taxes: $5,383

Enjoy panoramic views of Central Park and the New York skyline from an elegant, full-floor aerie that directly overlooks the park. The luxurious and modern interior was designed by Michael S. Smith. /LVWHGDW6RWKHE\ V,QWHUQDWLRQDO5HDOW\E\5REHUWD*ROXERFN5REHUWD*ROXERFN#VRWKHE\VKRPHVFRP

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$  70,000,000

Condo (9,704 sf): 11 rooms, 4 beds, 6.5 baths | Amenities: Garage, Fitness Room, Pool | Common Charges: $3,372 | RE Taxes: $15,506 This duplex penthouse at 50 United Nations Plaza is the ultimate global address. Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects Foster + Partners, it comes with two outdoor spaces; one a large terrace situated off the main 73-foot living area, the other a 30-foot outdoor swimming pool and ipe wood pool deck which link the master bedroom sitting room to a large entertainment lounge equipped with a catering kitchen and featuring a gas fireplace. /LVWHGDW=HFNHQGRUI0DUNHWLQJ E\-LOO0  DQJRQHLQIR#XQSFRP

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