Despite its infelicitous name—the Schumacher sounds disconcertingly like something one buys at a medical supply store—the handsome condo conversion at 36 Bleecker Street has had a very successful debut since coming on the market last month. (It’s not quite as luxe, but the development’s strong performance right out of the gate reminds us of a certain condo conversion on Gramercy Park).
Almost immediately, four of the former printing factory’s 20 units went into contract and now a massive “mansion” combo clocking in at 8,719-square-feet has also been spoken for, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly luxury market report. Indeed, Streeteasy confirms that a “reservation agreement” has been signed on the two mansions—presumably overinflated downtown speak for maisonettes given that the listing boasts of a private entry and “prime frontage along charming Mott Street.” (Besides one undeniably fetching tree, the stretch of Mott still leaves something to be desired in the way of charm, but we’re sure that the flood of money washing over the block in the near future will change things.)
Here we thought 40 Bond Street was one of the greatest building of the past generation. (Maybe that’s not saying much, since this is New York.) But this riotous video from Curbed shows that opinions are far less uniform than the lofty windows on the Herzog & de Meuron-designed, Ian Schrager-built condo project in Noho. The highlight is clearly the angry neighbor who calls the place “a piece of shit” and “Frank Lloyd Wrong.”
Sometimes it feels like a more apt name for this publication is The New York Obsessive, because in some capacities, particularly who is buying and selling what outrageous apartments, that is precisely how we behave. To bring you all the moves fit to print, it takes a certain dedication to the city’s public records database, which we comb ruthlessly every day. Every hour. Every minute. Sometimes a gem crosses our compute screen, not necessarily noteworthy as much as notable/amusing. This is one of those cases.
Tails of Retail
Soho and Noho has become one of those places “real” New Yorkers loathe to visit, like Times Square and Canal Street.
It’s jam-packed with funny smells, honking cars and gawking tourists. As if there were any question lower Broadway was anything more than an awful suburban mall, the kind of place most New Yorkers move here to escape, the latest lease at 691 Broadway proves it: Spencer’s Gifts is moving in. And who’s to blame? None other than that downtown scourge, N.Y.U.
Once upon a time, the quaint cobblestone lane of Bond Street in Noho was the epicenter of the city’s condo boom. From 25 to 40 to 54 Bond, lofts new and old were built and sold out, a crush of cast iron and starchitecture. But when the market crashed, it left the street with a Read More
Another penthouse on boffo Bond Street is gone.
In 2007, Adam Gordon bought the old Bouwerie Lane Theatre, that beautiful white cast-iron building at the corner of Bond and the Bowery, and reinvented it as a condo. Then, last month, The Observer broke the news that three of its four homes had been sold, and only the Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
Dear Sarah Jessica Parker,
All of us at the real estate desk just wanted to write and apologize once again for breaking the news that you and Mr. Broderick were buying a luxurious eight-bedroom duplex at 88 Central Park West.
We are not so vain as to think that our little news item–and the Read More
Like most buildings in the neighborhood, this Romanesque Revival building in Noho was built in the 1890s for commercial purposes but has since been converted into a coop full of gorgeous lofts. In the fifth floor unit, listed for $2.8 million at Stribling, the charming details of post-industry — cast iron columns, exposed wood beams — Read More
You know a neighborhood’s no longer bohemian when a group of neighborhood business owners holds a conclave at a marketing company’s offices to consider how to better market the area’s “restaurants, architecture or Bohemian feel.”
Noho, the “neighborhood” in question, is doing just that, according to an article in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal: Read More
Noho landlord Franmar was on the lookout for a hip young fashion tenant to fill its storefront gap at 648 Broadway in a neighborhood stocked with Urban Outfitters, Atrium Men’s and upscale fashion retailers. But in September 2008, it was becoming clear that the stars were aligning for, at the very least, an unpredictable economic Read More