Booze Vs. Food
It may become harder to get inebriated while enjoying the warm weather outside in Murray Hill.
At least Manhattan’s Community Board Six is hoping so, with a new plan to make local businesses around the liquor engulfed areas on Third Avenue in the East 30’s have their customers order food first, before they Read More
There comes a time in every magazine subscriber’s life when she looks at the stacks of unread glossies piling up around the house, or finds herself sighing with relief when an ad-fattened double-issue lands in her mailbox, and concludes, sadly, that this must stop.
We assume that it was with a similar mix of regret and liberation that Entertainment Weekly editor Jess Cagle cancelled his residence at 10 Park Avenue. Mr. Cagle must have looked forward to getting the Murray Hill two-bedroom, eagerly anticipated poring over detail and then, slowly, before he knew it, the place had transformed from a delight into a burden. Or maybe Mr. Cagle and his partner, interior decorator Shawn Henderson, simply found a bigger, fancier spread somewhere else.
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 Eight-Day Week
It looks like Stone Phillips may have finally found a place to settle down. The former Dateline anchor displayed some undeniable signs of real estate restlessness, especially after NBC declined to renew his contract. In 2007, he sold both his triplex penthouse on Central Park West and then in 2010, he also offloaded his sprawling loft on West 19th Street.
Next the former anchor bought a two-bedroom spread at 45 Gramercy Park North for $4.9 million, apparently with every intention of staying—he hired architect Michael Haverland to do a full renovation. But Mr. Phillips offloaded the downtown spread just a year later, along with Mr. Haverland’s blueprints, for $5.7 million, seemingly retreating to the family’s country house in Dobbs Ferry, which he listed on the deed.
The fashion world’s favorite stripping star, Marilyn Manson ex-wife Dita Von Teese (née Heather Renée Sweet, which sounds very porn star to us), brings her 90-minute revue “Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!” to the Gramercy Theatre for a four-night run. A Cointreau Brand Ambassador, Ms. Von Teese will be serving up not only some R-rated sashays, Read More
We are as fond of baby animals and those brightly-colored mini food erasers as much as the next person. But our affections are decidedly more muted when it comes to small hotel rooms. Certainly there’s something cute about the teensy spaces, but it’s one of those you-won’t-know-until-you-try-it kind of things. And we’re not sure that we want to try it.
That said, tourists will have more opportunities than ever before. BD Hotels, the developer responsible for opening the first tiny hotel (or pod—if you want to put a positive spin on it) in Manhattan in 2007, is opening up a new location in Murray Hill, reports The New York Times. The 366-room hotel, Pod 39, will be slightly larger than its Midtown East sibling, Pod Hotel, and it will have more amenities.
Philip Durocher has stepped behind Rachel Uchitel‘s velvet rope!
As The Observer reported earlier this month, cleared city records today, and the deed shows that Mr. Durocher, of Warren, N.J., is the proud owner of her redecorated home at The Griffon.
For the modest sum of $3 million you can live in the sort of luxury J.P. Morgan originally intended for his kin in Murray Hill.
The Prudential Douglas Elliman listing at 108 East 37th Street was originally intdended for Morgan’s granddaughter, and features 2,000 square feet of living space and three outdoor levels totaling Read More
How do you quadruple your money on a Manhattan brownstone? Make it the prettiest around.
Not only was 133 East 38th Street awarded the Murray Hill Architectural Award for best historic restoration–at least that’s what its Corcoran listing declares–but rehabbers extraordinaire Nikola Webb and Paul J. Andersson just sold the place for $4.55 Read More
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a thousand commuters throwing their heads on their horns in exasperation at the mouth of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.
Not only will they spend precious minutes of family time waiting for the slightest signs of motion, but it turns out this vital piece of infrastructure belongs in a Read More