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Sinatra’s Old Pad Still Won’t Sell

Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 11:41 AM Comments
530 East 72nd Street living area

Frank Sinatra’s former penthouse is still on the market after being listed for over a year—despite dropping the price tag to $5.59 million and throwing in the furniture.

South Street Seaport Project Plans Gourmet Market

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 05:28 PM Comments
Renderings for South Street Seaport

The Howard Hughes Corporation has just released plans to add a rather large specialty grocery store to the soon-to-be-revamped South Street Seaport Pier 17, one that is designed to be reminiscent of Mario Batali’s Eataly.

SoHo “Ghost” Building Selling Loft—Again!

Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 04:28 PM Comments
102 Prince Street loft living room

The building where the famous motion picture “Ghost” was filmed just listed its lower-floor loft apartment for the second time in less than two years—this time for a cool $13 million!  

102 Prince Street, whose top unit was the set for the 1990 romantic thriller starring Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze, has placed its 4,500-square-foot condo loft back on the market after it was successfully sold for $8.9 million just last October—although it was trying to get $9.5 million for it at the time.  

Lindsay Lohan Movin’ On Up With SOHO Pad

Monday, 25 Nov 2013 02:51 PM Comments
92 Greene Street Lindsay Lohan's living room

Lindsay Lohan’s recently revealed posh new $16,800-a-month SoHo digs are quite the improvement from her modest Village abode this past summer—that ran only about $3,000 a month, celebdigs reports.

Colin Cowie Sells Flatiron Penthouse

Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 05:01 PM Comments
The penthouse at The Emory living room

Celebrity event planner Colin Cowie has found a buyer for his gorgeous Flatiron penthouse on 27 West 19th Street, the NYPost reports.

The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom luxury condo at The Emory enjoys 3,000 square feet of hardwood, dark oak floors that echo the modern, rich and clean, brown and golden design throughout.

Carly Simon Sells Her Village Townhouse for $2.32M

Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 05:16 PM Comments
46 Commerce Street Carly Simon living room

Singer/songwriter Carly Simon has finally sold her Manhattan apartment at 46 Commerce Street after desperately trying to rid herself of this charming abode for quite some time.

The folksy singer's West Village pad, which was built in 1817, was going for $3.8 million back in 2008. The price was chopped to $2.75 million a while back, but it ultimately sold for just $2.32 million. With a listing period of just over five years, it was obviously having trouble garnering potential buyers.

Karim Rashid Designs New Purple Building

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 05:22 PM Comments
HAP 4 at 653-667 West 187th Street

Avant-garde architect and designer Karim Rashid, who designed a “diamond” inspired building for Harlem last month is, well, at it again.

Rashid is well known for creating highly unusual buildings, which a lot of times involve whimsical themes and plenty of pastels. This time he will be adding yet another bold design to his portfolio with his new 100-unit project in the Washington Heights section of the city for HAP Investments. 

New Pics of the $130M River House Released

Monday, 18 Nov 2013 05:19 PM Comments
Renderings for River House

The Residence at the River House, which is not just the most expensive home in New York City at $130 million but upon completion will also be the city's largest single-family home, has released new renderings illustrating its jaw-dropping plans. 

In its breathtaking renderings, the astonishing 62,000-square-foot, five-level property has the potential essentially to surpass all other pre-existing luxury homes around the city and become the epitome of luxury. 

Spike Lee Lists His Storied $32M Manse

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 06:01 PM Comments
153 East 63rd Street

Filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis Lee have listed their rather historical Upper East Side mansion for a jaw-dropping $32 million.

The sprawling modern Spanish Revival-style, two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 8,292-square-foot 153 East 63rd Street townhouse was purchased by the couple in 1998 from artist Jasper Johns. The 32-foot-wide home enjoys a gorgeous courtyard with a fountain that actually divides it in two. 

Yoko Ono Tries Again To Sell Her “Stable” Home

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 05:49 PM Comments
49 Downing Street living room

Pop icon, Yoko Ono, has decided to finally try again to sell her son's old "horse-stable turned posh condo" home in the West Village--now for a rather modest $6.5 million.

The ruggedly chic co-op apartment is at 49 Downing Street and still features plenty of wooden beams, exposed brick, and working fireplaces that would make it quite the ideal abode for any "urban country" dwellers looking for a Village home.