In the Nude
Earlier this month, the stars, titans of finance and assorted rich people who call Superior Ink home got some good news: the building, which was seriously damaged in Hurricane Sandy, was ready for re-habitation. Residents have been able to return since December 8, several sources told The Observer.
In mid-November, management informed residents—which include Mark Jacobs and Hilary Swank and Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill—that they might be not be able to return for months because seawater had entered the building’s pipes. Some residents were reportedly quite miffed that they would have to extend their stays at The Mark and The Pierre.
In a New York Times article on outdoor showers and the urban dwellers who love them, one of Corcoran’s top brokers confesses to his love of the luxury, modesty be damned.
“Who wouldn’t want to shower looking at Central Park?” Robby Browne asks The Times. Indeed! Who wouldn’t? Especially when one has just such a shower on the terrace right off one’s master bedroom on Central Park West, even if countless windows do look down into the shower through its lattice roof.
A sleek prewar loft in the middle of Greenwich Village seems like the perfect home for Chipotle founder Steven Ells—a wrap of modern comfort made from authentic, homey ingredients. Yet Mr. Ells bought his burrito-sized seventh-floor spread at 147 Waverly Place in March 2008, only to put it back on the market a month later. Read More
In early May, sometime around Mother’s Day, while the rest of New York City flocked to farmers’ markets for the season’s first peonies, real estate nerds and professionals were glued to their computer screens hung up on a certain Corcoran listing which mysteriously changed from “On the Market” to the nebulous “No Longer Available” on Read More
The saga of 26 West 76th Street is finally over! On Tuesday afternoon, the seven-story townhouse (including the basement playroom and rooftop glass-enclosed solarium) went to contract to a mystery buyer at the current listing price of $19.5 million.
Bigwig Bond Street developer Adam Gordon enlisted his trusted Sancho Panza architect ally, Steven Harris, to Read More
It was practically yesterday when listing a $32.5 million, 7,170-square foot Park Avenue duplex was something to boast about. It meant that you had an 11-room, four-bedroom Park Avenue apartment, which was a good thing, and neighbors could ogle your dual wet bars, one off the upstairs media room and the other off the downstairs Read More
Avenue’s June issue.
Last night, Avenue magazine threw a launch party for their newest–real estate-centric–issue. In a spread that stretches over 23 glossy pages, the kings and queens of Manhattan real estate strike their finest poses.
For Warburg Realty’s Richard Steinberg, the movie-star spread was fitting. “It’s the East Coast Hollywood,” he Read More
Next Stop, Sex Shop.
The Pleasure Chest may be best known for a Sex and the City episode involving the “Rabbit,” but the West Village sex shop has been around for decades.
Although it has remained in the same family’s hands since purchasing the building in 1981, the Read More