Oh You Fancy Huh?
Everybody praise Tumblr founder David Karp, for he has managed to complete a bajillion dollar renovation on a stunning Williamsburg loft, all the while avoiding the tacky Star Trek vision that most people conjure when picturing the abode of a tech founder. That is the takeaway from a design story in the New York Times, which spotlights Mr. Karp’s recently completed spacious loft apartment in the heart of South Williamsburg.
When it comes to matters of the home, Sadie Stein, like a character in a Barbara Pym novel, takes pleasure in the small things. The nerdy-stylish deputy editor of The Paris Review once fell in love with an apartment for its wooden toilet paper spindle. Although Ms. Stein, 32, a former fashion and arts correspondent at Jezebel, admits that she’s “made some questionable apartment decisions,” they have always been in the service of suiting her old-fashioned tastes. Ms. Stein lives in a big, pre-war apartment building on the Upper West Side and recently gave us a peek inside.
Fresh from his well-documented break-up, Jonathan Mann aka the Song-A-Day Man, is looking for a roommate. And how else would he publicize his search than through song?
Mr. Mann, who has been writing and performing a song a day for the past 1,492 days, had a viral hit last December when he and his now-ex-girlfriend announced via song that they were breaking up (he wanted kids, she didn’t). And now, Mr. Mann is looking for a for someone to share his Williamsburg (of course) apartment.
When Michelle, a writer working on a first novel, tells people her husband, Daniel, is a hedge fund manager, they often remark, “Oh, honey, you did well.” And she did. The recently married pair live in a large dazzling loft in Dumbo. They currently rent, though they’ve started looking at places to buy and are Read More
The Mysteries of Brooklyn
Williamsburg daddies are having a hard time finding space for both their fedora collections and their toddlers. The market, that once blossomed as a studio, one- and two-bedroom artist haven, is struggling to adjust to new family-orientated demands, the Journal notes.
Only 13 percent of the apartments on the market in Williamsburg are above 1500 square feet. The rate is even worse in Fort Greene, at 7 percent. Across the river and through the forest of Central Park, a staggering 65% of apartments are larger than 1500 square feet on the Upper West Side.
If you’re considering moving into a white brick building, perhaps to compliment your Mad Men craze for skinny ties and dry martinis, don’t. The bleached blocks, heavily used in the postwar building boom, have fallen distinctly out of style, both aesthetically and materially, according to The New York Times. Once championed as an easy solution to the wear and tear weather wreaks on traditional building materials, as well as a symbol of clean city living, highrises with white brick facades are crumbling around the city.
Here Come the Stories of the Hurricane
Notifications of more cancellations for open houses on Sunday have trickled in as brokers seem to be facing the logistical reality that a city in total shut-down mode will not be able to utilize various mediums of conveyance—or cabs for that matter—to get to showings around the five boroughs.
Here Come the Stories of the Hurricane
Whether or not the storm hits NYC head-on this weekend, real estate brokers are watching the heavy rains and strong winds bearing down on us, and calling off open houses scheduled for Sunday.
It’s not just America’s debt the Chinese are willing to buy in to
In dramatic Contrast to the usual vapid monotony that permeates most Canadian films, Good Neighbors is a toxic thriller with unbearable intensity about an odd group of tenants in a small Montreal apartment house in the dead of a Quebec winter. Shades of Roman Polanski’s The Tenant and Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess come to mind Read More