Civil War Roots in Nolita, 262 Mott Street, Penthouse 410

A Civil War armory, turned ice cream factory, turned condo -  there is something magical about historic structures that have been restored and repurposed for residential use. They are typically labors of love and this Nolita gem at 262 Mott Street is no exception.  Combine great bones with architectural zest and a bit of drama and you arrive at the latest edition to our “Apartments We Love” series.   Penthouse 410 represents ...

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625 Park Avenue, Apartment 5-A

Nothing says WELCOME like the grand foyer in this Park Avenue residence. In fact, it might be the most splendid apartment entry we’ve seen to date. On first impression alone, the grandeur of this front room makes the latest edition of “Rooms We Love.”  The foyer of apartment 5-A at 625 Park Avenue combines a multitude of interior design styles; a hint of Art-Deco with elements of Italian Palazzo and Greek ...

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Hold The Presses – 535 Dean Street

The Newswalk building at 535 Dean Street in Prospect Heights stirs emotions in just about everyone.  For some it’s a neighborhood albatross, an industrial remnant of the past.  Yet for others, that same past is a historical tie that binds. Surrounded by a decorative wrought iron fence and manicured gardens, 535 Dean Street, aka,  Newswalk, in Prospect Heights commands the block with its sheer bulk, industrial aesthetic and the Mondrian style ...

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Manhattan Studios Under $600K

Over the past few weeks, we have noticed a rush of studio apartments to hit the Manhattan market.  So we decided to take a look and came up with our six favorite studios for less than $600K.  Each home (or pieds-a-terre) offers something special; we doubt if any of them will be available for too long. Chelsea, 250 West 15th Street, Apt. 6-E Fully furnished and ready to go.   This recently ...

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An East Village Beauty, 300 East 4th Street, 3-B

We’ve written about many buildings in the city that have been repurposed for residential use.  We’ve seen former schools, churches, carriage houses and factories of every kind converted.  These buildings outlived their original use and keen developers seized the opportunity to transform the properties while maintaining their historical roots. 300 East 4th Street is one such property, a former rectory which has been smartly converted into twenty co-operative apartments.  Apartment 3-B ...

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