A Hole in One in Chelsea – 133 West 22nd Street, Garden

There is a bit of a stigma to the term “Ground Floor Apartment.”   Concerns about noise, privacy, and security always enter into the conversation.  But cast those dispersions aside because today’s edition of “Apartments We Love” features a wunderkind ground-floor apartment that leaves these worries and the city behind.   This sublime residence, eloquently named the Chelsea CetraRuddy Garden Residence (CetraRuddy was the building architect), is located in a postwar condo ...

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A Bit of Sugary History in Chelsea – 120 Eleventh Avenue, PH-6/7B

This glorious multi-level penthouse sits atop the Lifesaver Lofts building at the southeast corner of West 20th Street and Eleventh Avenue and looks directly out upon Chelsea Piers and the Hudson River beyond. The Lifesaver Lofts, situated in the heart of the West Chelsea Gallery District, offers a boutique condo with a bit of sugary history.  This seven-story structure was home to the mint products company where Lifesaver mints were manufactured ...

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The O’Neill Building – 655 Sixth Avenue

The storied O’Neill Building is inundated with history and is a classic tale of New York City resiliency and endurance. Over 130 years old and designed by Mortimer C. Merrit, this colossal building has humble origins. Beginning as a small store in the current lot, immigrant brothers, Hugh and Henry O’Neill, slowly built up their business and bought out the surrounding lots. Completed in 1887, it took the brothers 20 ...

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