With the Whitney really, truly, finally for sure moving downtown – into a Vader-like new building, no less — its old ominous digs will soon be forlorn and vacant. The Met has expressed interest in moving in in some capacity, but New York architecture critic Justin Davidson and design doyen Robert Read More
It has been a banner year for architect Bob Stern, the Yale dean and New York designer. His classic-meets-modern condo buildings have won the praises of the brokers and the buyers, setting records this year both uptown and down. Now, he is getting recognition from his fellow architects, as Stern was Read More
Steven Spinola, the all-powerful head of the Real Estate Board of New York, seems to think so.
He told the Post that “landmarking the entire city does not leave opportunity to grow,” and he has a point that there won’t be much of the Upper West Side left that is not Read More
Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A rocket man and a Rockets man walk into a building and come out with the biggest deal ever recorded downtown.
On Friday came the news that former Jersey stock broker and Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander sold his penthouse at Superior Ink for $31.5 million, a Read More
Puttin on the Ritz
– Jennifer Gould Keil has the story of Julia Robert‘s latest apartment purchase in the city, a penthouse co-op at 45 West 10th Street for which the famed actress paid $3.895 million. She will not be moving in, the Post reports, but is instead staying in her Gramercy Park home–when she’s not bouncing Read More
So what is the secret ingredient of artchitect Robert A.M. Stern’s special fairy dust? While it seems anybody can copycat old styles, there is something about the Yale architecture dean, editor and Brooklyn native that no one can top. A hint can be found in the The Times Magazine, which got a ritzy Read More
Doug Herzog, the head of MTV Networks Entertainment, credits Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless with that network’s duckling-to-swan transformation from repository for syndicated sitcoms and stand-up acts to a hallowed home for envelope-pushing original content. In the trade magazine Broadcasting & Cable, Mr. Herzog even calls her “one of the key architects of Read More
Just when we thought Superior Ink was taking a Seabiscuit stride ahead of it’s tonier Upper West Side step-sibling (the lush developments both bear Robert A.M. Stern’s signature and have experienced similarly resounding sales success), 15 Central Park West is making a comeback of sorts.
According to knowledgable sources, the merged unit 35AB—combined by current Read More
The elevator at the Superior Ink building was gently lit and cleanly coffered on all three sides. This past Sunday, Eric Zollinger, a senior sales associate for Related Companies, the condo tower’s developer, was crisply suited and freshly showered with gelled hair that stood at attention like fresh-mowed grass. He used the elevator ride to Read More
The Chatham, the charming East Side Cyclops designed by Robert A.M. Stern, is quite a commute for its newest resident.
Hong Kong-based Gaby Abdelnour, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Asia Pacific, recently bought in the building for $6.5 million. Mr. Abdelnour purchased the four-bedroom condo-five if you include the Read More