To me, the Puck Building is a breath of fresh air. A stately, Romanesque Revival-style structure presiding over East Houston, it holds an air of both grandeur and mischevious charm. As one of the most striking 19th-century industrial buildings in lower Manhattan, it stands today as a testament to the great publishing and printing industry in bright red brick and weathered cast-iron.
Because NYC food trends are too swift and brief to stay updated on accordingly, we wanted to answer all your burning questions on “cronuts” so you’ll have a chance to decide for yourself if they’re worth pursuing before they become forgotten.
Airbnb has been deemed illegal, refinancing doesn’t always have to be messy, Times Square goes tech-y, and despite the outrageous luxury prices in NYC we know there’s always one candidate with the money to buy…
NYC has lots of “types”, but not just in terms of categorizing people or places. The typography found around the city is a rich description of old v. new, modern and antiqued, found on every city block at random. NYC Type is a site that’s collected hundreds of images from all over New York City, with plans to extend this collection through events, a book, an online store, and a blog.
First time to the market! Own an extraordinary renovated penthouse with interiors by acclaimed designer Clodagh and enjoy an authentic marriage of old and new. Enter through a gracious foyer into a grand gallery ideal for hosting an art collection.
Located on 61st and 5th, facing Central Park, the Pierre Hotel has been the landmark for luxury since it opened in 1930, and is known for anything grandeur, from its magnificent ceilings in the entrance and the unmistakable Rotunda, to gorgeous weddings, to star-studded parties that go ’til early in the morning. Like most things in the city, the sparkle eventually fades, and we constantly see the popularity of different buildings, landmarks and locations ebb and flow with the trends. Yet somehow, over the past 80 years, nothing says “timeless” better than the Pierre Hotel. From its struggles to succeed in the 1930s and 1940s to today, it’s lived the life like any other New Yorker – full of determination, style and pride.
Once the tallest building in the world when it opened in 1913, the Woolworth Building has gone through quite the transformation this year, mirroring the rapid change of the area. The neo-Gothic tower is one of the most recognizable buildings in New York City, and particularly prominent in the Financial District. Just a couple months ago Alchemy Properties bought the top 30 floors of the landmark to transform them into about 40 luxury apartments, including a five-level penthouse at its very top. Rumored to be selling for at least $3,000 a square foot, the new spaces will offer old-class charm, panoramic views of the city, and the obvious prestige of living in the Woolworth.
New Yorkers are no strangers to the allure, exclusivity and premium of speakeasies. Scattered around the city, they’re as convulted to enter as the contents of their drinks. Yet in my time here I haven’t heard of one as unique or strange as this one, located in an abandoned water tower in Chelsea.
The Night Heron Speakeasy, a limited time engagement from the Wanderlust Projects, was a speakeasy like none other even before factoring in its unique location. The invite-only establishment, with only room for a select dozen, prohibited from any photography inside, or sharing content about the experience. Everything inside, from the bar and tables to the chandelier, was made from upright piano parts. Taking two months to build, the space was only seen by those invited by others, so the experience could literally be passed down, word by word, eventually reaching just a few hundred guests.
In this week’s roundup it’s clear that people are taking it upon themselves to preserve well-loved NYC neighborhoods and improve the transit system, while the bike sharing program is proven to overlook lower-income neighborhoods, the commercial market plays it safe, and breaking a lease is as difficult as it sounds.
WhoWhatWear showcased jewelry inspired by buildings from all around the world, but I must say – the New York City-centric jewelry is the most attractive to me. Our city, rich with architecture that spans regions and time, has been encapsulated by accessories designers in nearly every sense. From statement cuffs, to dainty charms, and some fabulous cufflinks, here’s some of the best.
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