Category: Neighborhoods

The New Whitney Downtown – First Video Peek of What It Will Look Like!

Founded by New York sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, The Whitney originally opened its doors in 1931 in Greenwich Village. The first museum to focus exclusively on American art and artists, it has moved several times in its lifetime. For several years now we’ve known that it will be constructing a new home at the beginning of The High Line at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Foundation work started last summer, but until now it’s been hard to find images that provide a true sense of what it will look and feel like. This video gives you the history and the future of the New Whitney in realistic three dimensional video-renderings. Excited to know it will anchor the Meat-Packing District’s south western corner. Only a block away from another style of exhibitions at the glass enclosed Standard Hotel, I expect the Whitney to become a key attraction downtown. Welcome back home, Whitney.

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Cool Design: The Crosby Street Hotel – A New York Escape

As a fan of beautiful design sense, one of my favorite spots in chic SoHo is the Crosby Street Hotel, the first American venture of Tim and Kit Kemp’s Firmdale Hotel Group. The gorgeous 11-story hotel was constructed and opened about 24 months ago. It features an elegant brick facade with expansive casement windows reflecting the loft buildings around it. Situated on Crosby Street, a charming cobble-stone street directly in the middle of the much busier Broadway and Lafayette Streets to the west and east, one feels a sense of old-world English charm combined with modern design to create a uniquely warm and inviting space to lounge, have dinner or lunch (the terrace is divine).

The photos of the rooms make me yearn to Read more…

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Celebrity Lifestyles: Not So Hush Hush – Where is Alec Baldwin Moving To?

Celebrity Lifestyles: Not So Hush Hush – Where is Alec Baldwin Moving To? Living Room of Penthouse at Devonshire House - Photo Courtesy of Stribling

The Observer just reported that Alec Baldwin secured the 4,137 square foot penthouse at the Devonshire House late last summer for $11.7 Million. The last asking price was $12.5 Million. Alec Baldwin recently left his Central Park West apartment at the famed El Dorado on the Upper West Side to make the move downtown to New York’s Greenwich Village.

Located on East 10th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village and just east of Fifth Avenue, Devonshire House is a recently converted pre-war building which had previously been a rental building. To its credit Devonshire House has ‘good bones’ meaning big windows, high ceilings and great apartment layouts. The developer added modern Manhattan amenities and re-furbished the common spaces creating one of the most desired and graciously re-designed pre-war condominiums near New York University, Union Square and a short distance from the West Village and Soho.

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The High Line’s Winter Hours

The High Line’s Winter Hours Woman walks along the High Line, New York Photo Marcin Wichary Courtesy Friends of the High Line

Starting December 1, through the duration of the winter, the High Line will be open from 7am to 8pm dailyRead more…

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