How does an infamous pornographer’s $59 million mansion turn into a 1919-era townhouse for a Metropolitan Life kingpin?
The unsold 27-room, eight-fireplace expanse at 14-16 East 67th Street has long been known as the Guccione Mansion, titled for the recent tenant who lost his splendiferous house amid bankruptcy troubles.
But when townhouse demigod Read More
Frank Gehry is giving back.
The famed architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. (not to mention the would-be Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn) is donating designs for a play space in Battery Park.
The design will be Read More
In the coming months, Manhattan will get two new spots where patrons will be able to mount a mechanical bull. Incredibly, the Capital of the World is currently devoid of any places offering such amusement.
The first bull will be unveiled at Johnny Utah’s, a Southwestern-themed restaurant set to open on Read More
It was easy to get all misty-eyed last fall when Tishman Speyer purchased Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village for $5.4 billion. That sale was charged in so many ways. It was the most expensive residential sale in the city’s history and seemed like such an ominous symbol (the city’s swan song to middle-class ambition?). Read More
After getting around a few obstacles, Jacques Torres is finally set to bring his famously rich hot chocolate to the Upper West Side.
The reigning chocolate king of New York will open up his third chocolateria (that’s a “chocolate cafeteria” to the layman) in the city at 285 Amsterdam Avenue by Read More
On Monday, May 21, Brooklyn Borough President and Atlantic Yards super-fan Marty Markowitz replaced nine members of Community Board 6.
While on its face the move seemed fairly routine, Mr. Markowitz and his allies, including City Councilman Bill de Blasio, purged the board members apparently because of their steadfast opposition to the Atlantic Yards Read More
Ivan Rehder is flabbergasted.
On May 15, a judge ruled that his landlord must pay his former next-door neighbor at 666 Greenwich Street $285,300 because of his loud music. Music that he says wasn’t ever that loud.
Mr. Rehder’s former neighbor, Celine M. Armstrong, received a Read More
Tim Gunn’s new television show is currently being filmed in the center of New York’s dying club district. Tim Gunn’s new television show is currently being filmed in the center of New York’s dying club district.
Bravo TV recently signed a lease on a 2,500-square-foot space at 522 West 29th Street Read More
When well-tanned music mogul David Geffen paid $31.5 million in February 2006 for Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s old duplex penthouse at 810 Fifth Avenue, the deal was New York’s second-biggest co-op sale ever.
But fickle Mr. Geffen quickly shopped the 12-room apartment around, and, earlier this month, it was rumored to be selling for $34 Read More
The demolition has already started at Little Charlie’s Clam House. All that’s still standing of the restaurant at 19 Kenmare is the bar that served drinks for the past 80 years.
The new tenants will also be serving something, but it won’t be food. Last week, Las Vegas club owner Ivan Kane, along with Read More