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Friday, April 15, 2016

Curbed NY


NYC Noir Photo Series Offers Evocative, Atmospheric Look at Contemporary New York

Architecture and design photographer Scott Frances gets paid to shoot new architecture and luxurious interiors from around the world, so he’s intimately familiar with incredible landscapes and eye-catching design. But the romance of his hometown,...

Financial District to Get Another Tall Tower, This Time by COOKFOX

Very little is known about the project so far except that its being undertaken by L+M Development partners and being designed by COOKFOX Architects. It's also located right next to the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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These 5 Great Bronx Dwellings Are Asking Less Than $400,000

Compared to its more southern boroughs, $400,000 still goes a long way in New York City. Here, we've rounded up five dwellings in the borough, from a penthouse to a townhouse with parking, that are asking less than $400,000.

House Calls: A Minimalist Family Home Provides an Urban Oasis in NYC

Can minimalism, kids toys, and two home offices live together happily in a 1,300-square-foot space? Good design makes it possible.

Four Seasons Restaurant Will Auction Off Its Iconic Interiors This Summer

The long, strange saga of the iconic Four Seasons Restaurant isn't over quite yet: Before its current owners pack up and leave this summer, they'll auction off items designed for the space by titans like Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe.

The Bronx's Historic Post Office Nears Its Future As a Revamped Community Hub

Youngwoo & Associates purchased the post office building in 2014 for $19 million. They are now transforming it into a community hub with restaurants, space for retails and offices. Construction work is expected to wrap up in November.

New Views of the Elusive 220 Central Park South, Midtown’s Next Elite Tower

The team behind 220 Central Park South is keeping mum on details, but some new renderings for the building just might show off its final design.

Ridiculous Megamansion May Overtake 20-Unit Brooklyn Heights Rental

Today in "WTF, New York real estate?!?" news: A five-story, 20-unit rental building on the corner of Orange and Hicks Streets in Brooklyn Heights is now for sale—as a $22 million single-family home. Yes, really.

Postmodern Mansion In the Bucolic Fieldston Historic District Seeks $2M

A postmodern mansion in the ritzy Fieldston enclave in The Bronx hit the market asking $1.95 million. It is a rare example of the distinct architectural style in New York City.

Rent Freeze May Grace New York For Second Year In a Row

The city's Rent Guidelines Board released a price index this week that alludes to falling operational costs for landlords. This is likely due to falling fuels costs, one example being a drop in heating costs by 41 percent.

OMA Will Design Toll Brothers’s 133-Unit Gramercy Tower

Rem Koolhaas's firm OMA has never done a ground-up building in New York City—until now. OMA will design the building that's soon to rise on the site of United Cerebral Palsy's Gramercy headquarters on East 23rd Street

St. Luke In the Field's West Village Co-op Project Nears Full Height

Developed by Toll Brothers City Living, the project will include 35 apartments of which 20 percent will be affordable. What's more, funds from the project will help the Church expand its school by adding as many as nine classrooms.

Work Begins On Ian Schrager's Wavy West Village Condo

Ian Schrager held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday at the site of his West Village building. The sales reps for the building announced that the development had sold about 60 percent of its units.

East New York Rezoning Gains Momentum in the City Council

The City Council's Land Use Committee almost unanimously voted to approve this initiative. The city has also ensured that the first 1,200 units built will be affordable. The proposal still needs to gain full City Council approval next week.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo List Their Spacious Soho Loft For $5.5M

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo have listed their Greene Street loft for $5.5M. The notoriously private couple purchased the apartment for $4.55 million in 2014.

Historic Hamilton Heights Townhouse With Modern Revamp Wants $3M

There is a lot to love about this Hamilton Heights townhouse, starting with its location: It sits at the corner of Hamilton Terrace and West 141st Street, positioned directly across from Hamilton Grange (for all you Hamilton nerds out there).

Kingsbridge Ice Center Developers Reject City's Compromise Offer

The city offered a 99-year lease, but with certain conditions

Vintage Photos Show a Century of Change in The Bronx

The Bronx has undergone a massive transformation in the past century, going from vast farmland to a symbol of urban blight (and renewal), all in little more than 120 years. These vintage photos show The Bronx through the past ten or so decades.

See How 11 Developments Have Transformed the Landscape of The Bronx

In the last decade, new development has revitalized long-empty pockets of The Bronx. See 11 before and after's of major projects ranging from low income and eco-friendly housing to other ambitious projects that are reshaping the borough's image.

Zoe Saldana Sells Modest Kew Gardens Co-op For $280,000

Though she's a Hollywood A-lister now, actress Zoe Saldana grew up in Queens, So it's no surprise that she had, until recently, owned a piece of NYC real estate. She sold the apartment, a modest Queens co-op, for $280,000.

Big Reveal: $995,000 For an Upper East Side Co-op With Closet Space

This is one of those rare weeks when not a single commenter guessed the correct ask for our Pricespotter apartment—in this case, a two-bedroom co-op on the Upper East Side with an asking price of $995,000.

Woolworth Developers Seek Outside Sales Help Amid Luxury Slowdown

Alchemy purchased the top 30 floors of the Woolworth Building in 2012 for $68 million and has been working to convert those floors into condos since. It is rumored that the penthouse will sell for $110 million.

Smart Homes Could Help Us Reach Previously Unheard of Levels of Laziness

In this week's episode of The Curbed Appeal, we're talking home tech.

Port Morris Waterfront Emerges From Years of Neglect

For many decades, the residents of the South Bronx have been cut off from the waters that surround them, their shoreline hidden away behind a tangled web of highways, bridges, truck depots and train lines. Along the coast of Port Morris, which...

Extell’s Downtown Brooklyn Tower Will Likely Have Condos

Extell purchased the City Point site last summer for $115 million and now plans to erect a 59-story building there with 450 apartments. These plans however are in the early stages and could change as the project gets closer to construction.

The Bronx's 10 Most Expensive Houses For Sale Right Now

From faux castles to inexpensive co-ops, The Bronx has it all. Here, we've rounded up the borough's priciest listings, most of which sit on sprawling estates and some of which come with turrets. That's right, folks: Brooklyn isn't the be-all,...

Ben Shaoul's 'Affordable Luxury' Condos Hit the Market From $1M

The hook for the 103 condos at Luminaire in Gramercy is "affordable luxury," with the threshold for affordability in the $1–$2 million range—maybe not affordable for your average New Yorker, but in the world of luxury condos, it's not so bad.

Will Non-Billionaires Ever Be Able to Afford NYC Housing?

As Manhattan real estate continues to break historic sales numbers, top brokers are anxious about a growing crisis in constructing housing for non-billionaires. There are plenty of "over-priced" luxury homes, but that’s not what is needed.

Midcentury Staten Island Abode With Planted Atrium Asks $2M

Built in the Midcentury modern style, this house features a stunning planted atrium with floor to ceiling windows that wrap all around it. The house is located in the swanky Todt Hill neighborhood of Staten Island, and comes with five bedrooms.

How Subsidized Transit Fare Can Help NYC’s Working Poor

When low income New Yorkers can't afford to use public transportation, it limits their access to resources like medical care and inhibits them from looking for or accepting jobs farther from where they live. All of this contributes to thwarting...

The Roosevelt Island Tram Station Is Getting a Makeover

The Roosevelt Island Tramway underwent a major renovation back in 2010, but this makeover focuses specifically on the Manhattan side and will look to add new elevators there and make more room for passengers on the platform.

Developer Tries to Boot Tenants from Chinatown Buildings

He had ordered them evicted, but now he’s suing to get them out.