It appears the soon-to-be opened World Trade Center has ruffled the feathers of one particular out-of-town visitor. Yesterday, the famously elusive and anonymous “Banksy” posted an op-ed in which he hit out at the new World Trade Center, describing it as a “non-event” and “something they would build in Canada.”
As the New York City real estate market continues to maintain an astounding six-year $11.6 billion high, it comes as no surprise that rising real estate company Keller Williams New York City would do some revamping to stay ahead of not just the real estate industry curve, but the technology curve as well.
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington’s former Harlem townhouse has just been listed by Halstead for $2.9 million, which isn’t completely shocking considering the recently wedded Washington once shared the place with her former fiancé.
Fashion designer Tory Burch will be bringing her uber successful line to another location soon. She is expanding her business even further by building a brand spanking new flagship store in SOHO—and it will even include a roof deck.
151 Mercer Street was home to the recently closed MercBar, a neighborhood watering hole dive that was, let’s just say, becoming borderline dilapidated. Well, now it’s become the perfect spot for Burch’s new store.
The sprawling Plaza Hotel home of world-famous fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is hitting the market for a whopping $80 million, which might not be that outrageous considering that he created this duplex by combining it with two other dashing units along with some additional perks.
After enduring a long period of anticipated renovations and failed attempts on the market as a rental, the Central Park West castle has finally been sold for $17.5 million—a major price cut!—which actually makes more sense than its hoped-for sale at well over $25 million.
The Brooklyn Nets forward and NBA All-Star Paul Pierce has just moved into a sprawling condo in Tribeca’s chic Franklin Tower for a cool $35,000 a month—which, yes, makes it look like he’s snubbing his team’s borough.
The former Boston Celtics star is renting a 5,000-square-foot loft that features an impressive array of 28 windows, four bedrooms, and even a fabulous wood-burning fireplace.
Actress Uma Thurman has managed to snap up a $10 million apartment at the prestigious River House at 435 East 52nd Street, which is so elite that it once turned down actress Diane Keaten and legendary socialite Gloria Vanderbilt.
50 United Nations Plaza is still under construction, but the asking price for the top penthouse is a staggering $100 million! Yes, although the newly listed incomplete unit will be comprised of 15,597 square feet, the price tag is still pretty astonishing.
Renovations have been completed on the astonishing 5,200-square-foot penthouse at the historic Schwab House on the Upper West Side, and it is currently being listed for $14 million. To be honest, the new facelift is pretty marvelous, so perhaps the price for this particular penthouse isn’t so unreasonable.
Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire, is planning to purchase a historic mansion on Fifth Avenue for a jaw-dropping $75 million! This will win first place for the most expensive purchase of a New York City co-op—ever!
Abramovich and partner Dasha Zhukova are in contract for the luxurious 22-room 828 Fifth Avenue residence, which includes eight bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, ballroom, gym, and library decked out in a rather interesting hybrid regal/contemporary decor.
“Law & Order: SVU” star Christopher Meloni is now renting his star-studded Park Imperial condo to a young Saudi prince for a rather hefty $55,000 a month. But then he is a prince, so that’s probably a bargain, right?
Shoe designer Steve Madden has purchased a sprawling 4,000-square-foot unit at the luxurious Trump Palace for $15 million—which is quite a steal considering it was listed for $16.9 million.
Madden purchased the 200 East 69th Street four-bedroom, three- bathroom condo, which is actually comprised of two combined units, from real estate millionaire Richard Hadar. The condo was recently remodeled by Hadar with exquisite new features, such as an imported Italian marble fireplace from the 19th century.
Restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow has sold his luxury Trump Tower apartment for $16.5 million, which matches the record for selling the most expensive apartment in the building.
Chodorow’s condo in the legendary and luxurious Fifth Avenue building encompasses 3,700 square feet, enjoys three bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a chef's kitchen, and commands breathtaking views of Central Park—plus, it is only one of two condos in the tower that features floor-to-ceiling windows.