When The Epoch Times reviewed celebrity chef Michael Symon‘s new Greek restaurant in the Flatiron District, Parea, in 2006, it wrote that it “might improve after Mr. Symon gets more experience in the New York restaurant world.” Parea shut down the next year and Mr. Symon has refocused his efforts on the Midwest and his hometown of Columbus, Ohio (he once described his cuisine as “meat-centric”), but he’s still taking The Epoch Times‘ advice to heart: he’s staying in New York.
Mr. Symon and his wife Elizabeth just picked up a full-floor unit at 316 East 22nd Street, a boutique loft building built by David Howell Design. The six-unit building went up around the time the market crashed, and the Symons’ sixth-floor unit (which is not actually the penthouse) is the first to be resold. The sellers, Neil Barve and Davray Aditi, picked up the pad in 2010 for around $2.24 million, and resold it to the Symons for $2.75 million—a tidy profit for not even three years of ownership.
Although we all know that models look better in everything than we ever could hope to, most of us still chose to indulge in the pleasant fantasy that buying the garments they wear will, at least, convey a measure of the glamor that they possess on camera.
Alas, it appears that such delusional optimism does not extend to supermodels’ apartments. At least, Coca Rocha had one hell of a time offloading her two-bedroom Gramercy condo at 121 East 23rd Street, which finally sold for $1.51 million, according to city records.
John Patrick Shanley must have been Moonstruck when he saw the eleventh-floor condo in Williamsburg’s brand new Finger Building.
At least, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright was taken enough with the three-bedroom pad at 144 North 8th Street to pay $1.85 million for the privilege of being its first inhabitant, according to city records. Mr. Shanley paid a little more than the $1.82 million ask set by developer Gabriel Realty.
The duplex penthouse at 57 Irving Place—the last of 9 condos in the building do so— has hit the market for a lofty $18 million.
All of the other units in the Gramercy Park development, including the $18 million triplex townhouse, have already been sold, Curbed reported in March. The duplex penthouse was poised Read More
While the Museum of Mathematics isn’t slated to open shop until next year, the museum’s president has procured a roost not far from his future office.
Glen Whitney, who set out to create the United States’ first math-based museum three years ago, has bought a condo at 340 East 23rd Street. His new home is precisely 0.7 miles (or 3696 feet) from the museum’s future site on the northern border of Madison Square Park.
This $3.7 million condo in Gramercy, listed over at Prudential Douglas Elliman, was recently Metro Residential’s Home of the Week. And, honestly who doesn’t want to live in the Home of the Week?
The property’s 2,500 square feet of space includes two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms wrapped up in a townhouse package. Read More
So you want to have an affair, but the goddamn paparazzi won’t leave you and your lover alone. What to do?
Step into the Gramercy Park Hotel, head for the private elevator, and jet up 16 floors to Ian Schrager’s new playground, the Private Roof Club and Garden. First, though, book a Read More
“This is not a building opening—it’s just a party,” said luxury-property propagandist Michael Shvo.
He was standing along a black carpet runway with black velvet ropes and a big white backdrop bearing logos for the new Gramercy, a 21-story high-end apartment tower on East 23rd Street outfitted by eccentric French designer Philippe Read More