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 protected 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
– 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 around Read More
Puttin on the Ritz
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 tour 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
One can assume that it would be exceedingly upsetting to be close with Carl Icahn, the 43rd wealthiest man in the world. Fellow billionaire Wilbur Ross once said that the activist investor is “especially good at terrorizing people.” And Mr. Ross is a friend.
The flip side is that you live very luxuriantly. According to Read More
We wonder if the staff of 15 Central Park West knows that New York City’s swankiest new building will eventually have retail tenants like Best Buy and West Elm. Based on their reaction to a Starbucks cardboard coffee cup, we presume they may be in for a surprise.
Vanity Fair penetrated 15 Central Park Read More