Category: Real Estate

The Breakfast Club | Six Cozy Kitchen Nooks

Designed for sunlit lounging and effortless day-to-day dining, these delightful breakfast nooks feature convenient banquettes, bright view windows, and distinctive style that make them appealing any time of day. Classic Style in Russian Hill San Francisco, California | Gregg Lynn, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage Near the top of an iconic cooperative building in San Francisco’s Russian Hill, this residence boasts generously proportioned spaces, including formal living and dining rooms, an art gallery, and five tranquil bedrooms. The spacious kitchen features limestone countertops, top-tier appliances, bespoke cabinetry, and a breakfast nook with a comfortable built-in banquette that affords views of ... Read more

Local playwright is teaching her craft to kids

Like so many fun ideas for kids in the neighborhood, this one started organically, with a local parent — in this case BPC resident Laura Rohrman — offering her services to her child’s class at PS 89. Rohrman is a playwright who has an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School but in a way, she found her second calling among the kids. She’d show up once a week for an hour in teacher Michael Parish’s class and over several weeks, she and the kids would write something from scratch and carry it through to performance. “I realized I had ... Read more

Seen & Heard: Rolling out green on Pier 40

BASEBALL FEVER Yes, it’s plastic but it’s *is* green and it’s still the new fields local ballplayers have been hoping for over many a year now. As long as the weather stays clear (meaning, no snow storms) it looks like it can be done in time for little league season. CELEBRATING 20 YEARS IN CHELSEA Telly Hatzigeorgiou and his family — Anahid, Aris and Athan — celebrated 20 years of Slate, his restaurant, bar and pool hall in Chelsea. That’s actually 140 in NYC restaurant years. His restaurant group also owns Clinton Hall — named for Castle Clinton in Battery ... Read more

Anne Hathaway lists stunning Upper West Side penthouse for $3.5M

Photos: Emily Andrews for Sotheby’s International Realty The Academy Award-winning actress bought the apartment with her husband Adam Shulman back in 2016 Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway has just listed her lovely Upper West Side penthouse, which she bought with her husband Adam Shulman back in 2016. Asking $3.495 million, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op is located in the Upper West Side/Central Park West historic district. Some interior details include original moldings, French casements to its windows, and white oak floors, a lot of which were added following a renovation by Gramercy Design. One of the penthouse’s main perks: its large ... Read more

Thoroughly Modern | 4 Homes Inspired by Modernism Week

Every year tens of thousands of people, from all corners of the globe, flock to Palm Springs for Modernism Week, the annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This exciting festival takes place February 13-23, 2020 and features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. Explore four homes inside and out of Palm Springs that embody the ... Read more

Newsletter: Feb. 20

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST: LISA STEFANELLI The latest in photographer Claudine Williams’s series of Q&As with local people in the arts: the painter and sculptor Lisa Stefanelli. WHAT’S LEFT BEHIND AT ECCO AND WHAT WILL STAY The new owners of the Ecco! space — The Grey Dog — plan to keep as much as they can of the old details, as they have at their other locations. SEEN & HEARD Italian tailor for kitchens. Plus Duane Park is looking for new members; Holly Addi at Cheryl Hazan; creepy stuff on Chambers; [solidcore] comes to Fidi. IN THE NEWS 77 Greenwich ... Read more

See inside ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann’s $37.5M Gramercy Park apartment

Courtesy of Compass The triplex penthouse, which Neumann bought in 2017, comes with a private roof deck Back in December 2017, then-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann bought four units in a condo building on Gramercy Park for a combined $34.7 million. At the time, The Real Deal reported that the co-working company had recently been valued at $20 billion after an investment from Softbank. A little over two years later, a lot has changed: Neumann stepped down from the company last September following a failed IPO that exposed the company’s fiscal issues and leadership problems. He also recently listed those units ... Read more

Video of the Week: Captivating Waterfront Home in Post Falls, Idaho

Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this  week’s Video of the Week. [youtube] Post Falls, Idaho | Lea Williams, Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty  One of the most extraordinary and spectacular contemporary waterfront homes in all of North Idaho, this architectural marvel features abundant natural light, 28-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows and inspiring entertaining spaces from the open great room, pool house cabana with living space, infinity pool, and lush park-like grounds; this is the place to relax, unwind, and live life to the fullest. Boasting more than 8,100 square-feet of space over six Bedrooms, right ... Read more

Seen & Heard: Resiliency open house

OPEN HOUSE FOR DOWNTOWN RESILIENCY The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project, part of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, will host an interactive open house to help educate about the city’s plans for resiliency in Fidi and the Seaport, and also glean neighbor’s reactions. The event is from 4 to 8p — you can drop in any time in that window — on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Pace Downtown Conference Center, 157 William Street. Register here. TREES COMING TO HUDSON SQUARE The Hudson Square BID and NYC Parks planted an additional 28 street trees in the neighborhood as part of ... Read more

Nosy Neighbor: Could this be a piece of the Old Stone Bridge?

A longtime resident of Lispenard Street sent along a note, with the hope that he had found a piece of the Old Stone Bridge that once crossed Canal. I love that idea, and hey, why not? Here’s how he found it: “One day around Lispenard and Broadway, a DOT/ConEd worker emerged from a manhole with a non-conforming paver that had been made flat. He was cursing it for being in his way. I took a look at it and took it home. It’s noticeably bigger than a regular NYC paver.” Not that he is in the bubble-bursting business, but I ... Read more