Red Carpet Real Estate
Clearly, Christian Candy—one half of uber-posh London development duo Candy & Candy—was not deterred from flashy New York real estate investments by brother Nick’s recent scuffle over a pair of apartments at One57. Mr. Candy—that is, Christian—has closed on the 104-year-old Morris Mansion at 19 East 70th Street, The New York Times reports. At $35 million, the sale was (shocker!), the biggest deal of the week.
You’ll need something to remind you of your hometown the next time you’re on a plane. Read More
George Clooney. Gwyneth Paltrow. Justin Timberlake. Jay Z. Considering the number of celebrities that inhabit Tribeca today, you’d never know that, a century ago, the neighborhood was nothing more than a cotton and textile manufacturing district. Read More
Spitting on Spitzer
Congressman Jerry Nadler, a long-time ally of comptroller hopeful Scott Stringer, ripped into Mr. Stinger’s high-profile rival today after watching the two candidates slug it out on television last night.
“It’s not even primarily the fact that he patronized a prostitute,” Mr. Nadler told Politicker of ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is currently ahead in the polls. “It’s that he was prosecuting people for the same thing he was doing–that’s the hypocrisy.”
Of all the treatments New Yorkers spend money on for blemish-free skin, we never thought bird poop would make the list.
Clients of the Shizuka New York Day Spa drop $180 on the “Geisha Facial,” which includes powdered bird droppings as its main ingredient. The material reportedly helps enhance one’s complexion and rids skin of Read More
One resourceful Manhattan resident has bypassed state regulations and installed a pool on the second-floor terrace of his apartment.
DNAinfo reported that Justin Holt, 35, decided to upgrade the aqua amenities in his Murray Hill home during the recent heat wave.
Mr. Holt grew up in North Salem, N.Y., with Read More
The Fourth Estate
Manhattan City Councilman Robert Jackson has a message for the New York Post: Lay off Anthony Weiner’s wife.
Mr. Jackson, who is also running for Manhattan borough president, went on a brief solo rant this afternoon, condemning a recent Post editorial column on former Congressman Anthony Weiner that featured a fake byline from Mr. Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
“It crossed the line, in my opinion, of decency,” Mr. Jackson proclaimed on the steps of City Hall this afternoon, a huge foam board depicting the paper’s Sunday story behind him. “We need to stop all this sensationalism … I’m asking the New York Post, stop it!”
Last week, cloudy weather spoiled this year’s Manhattanhenge, the twice-annual phenomenon when the setting sun perfectly aligns with Manhattan’s east-west grid, affording a clear view of the sunset between skyscrapers.
Unsurprisingly, it’s the Instagram event of the year.
But now there’s reason to rejoice. Mapmakers CartoDB realized that as all neighborhoods have a Read More
Okay, renters, start your engines. Congratulations, you have entered one of the tightest rental markets in recent history. With vacancy rates hovering around one percent, and expected to go lower with the busy summer months, rents are climbing, and climbing sharply, with every lease renewal. Demand is spiraling up, and those who hesitate will not Read More
At the outset of the third week since Hurricane Sandy hit, it has become clear that normal in some corners of the city will be a long time coming. From the beginning, it was obvious that rebuilding the homes that burned in Breezy Point, or were washed away by surging sea water in Staten Island, would take many months. But now a number of other New Yorkers, who had expected power, heat and electricity to be restored in a matter of days, are still living without.
City, state and national officials are scrambling to find short- and long-term housing for the many New Yorkers displaced by the storm, begging landlords to help them identify vacant apartments, reports The New York Times.