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Restaurateur Mr. Chow snags a $6M Dumbo penthouse with Manhattan views

The restaurant titan has purchased a 2,567-square-foot condo near Brooklyn Bridge Park

Renowned restaurateur Michael Chow, the cofounder and owner of Mr. Chow, is moving to Dumbo. According to Luxury Listings, the restaurant guru and his wife have nabbed a $5.8 million penthouse in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood.

Chow and his wife Eva Chun are the newest residents of 1 John Street, after acquiring their latest dig: a 2,567-square-foot duplex complete with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a pretty sweet kitchen, of course.

Judging from the photos, the apartment isn’t at all over-the-top in design or amenities, with a simple sleek design, but there are a few notable highlights. Take, for instance, the 10-foot-high ceilings, oversized windows, wide plank wood floors, laundry room with washer/dryer, access to the private courtyard terrace, and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

If Chow and his wife crave more outdoor space, Brooklyn Bridge Park along with several other smaller parks are just a stone’s throw away.


Did your NYC neighborhood vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

A map breaks down the voting data

It’s a new day in America: yesterday, in what was either a stunning upset or the inevitable conclusion of a wildly unpredictable election cycle, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. (If you need a moment to let that sink in, we don’t blame you.)

In the aftermath, pundits and prognosticators have been trying to figure out how their predictions went so off the rails—Hillary Clinton was the presumed winner up until about 9 p.m. But there were some states that voted as predicted, and New York, unsurprisingly, was one of them; polls closed at 9 p.m., and it was called for Clinton soon thereafter.

But if you’re curious how the city voted, there’s now an interactive map that’ll help you figure that out. Using data provided by the Board of Elections, DNAInfo created a map that shows each voting district in the five boroughs, how many people voted there, and who they voted for. Unless you live on Staten Island, you can be almost guaranteed that your vote went to Hillary Clinton; she captured 79 percent of the city’s vote, with the remaining 21 percent coming from the much-maligned borough, as well as neighborhoods like Midwood, Borough Park, and Middle Village.

DNA also has details on the various other races that happened in New York yesterday, including the Senate (Chuck Schumer won), state senators, assembly members, and more. Check it out here.


Beloved NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan sells extra Williamsburg pad

The newsman picked the apartment up for $860K in 2013

NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan is selling an extra apartment he picked up in Williamsburg after he and his family made the one-way commute from their Upper West Side co-op to a Bedford Avenue townhouse (h/t Observer). The Kiernans landed at 135 Bedford Avenue, a lovely four-bedroom townhouse near McCarren Park, in 2012, shortly before picking up the nearby duplex condo on North 7th Street.

The Kiernans dished out $860,000 on the two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex and, never having lived in it, sold it for $1.06 million, just shy of the $1.23 million it was first listed for in November.

The duplex is pretty basic (read: depressing) by Williamsburg’s standards—no heated sidewalks or “jam rooms” here—and comes with a private garden, central A/C and in-apartment laundry. Half of the railroad apartment is underground, but that’s what $1 million buys in Williamsburg these days.


Posh Jackson Heights co-ops will soon welcome tenants

The apartments in Washington Plaza have gotten a fancy upgrade

In Jackson Heights, Queens, there are a number of lovely old pre-war apartment buildings that have similar designs: apartments are spread out over several buildings, which surround an interior landscaped courtyard. According to the designation for the Jackson Heights Historic District, “these buildings reflect the evolution of the apartment house type and represent the next step in the history of Jackson Heights development.”

Even though times have changed in Jackson Heights, many of these buildings remain. But in keeping with the trend to modernize and update older developments, at least one has recently gotten a facelift. Washington Plaza, located at 35th Avenue and 74th Street, was constructed in 1941 as a rent-stabilized complex; now, its nearly 200 units are in the process of going co-op, with closings on its first batch of units underway.

The building itself was designed by Sylvan Bien, better known for his design for the Carlyle Hotel. In keeping with the time, the apartments themselves marry the formality of pre-war styles with modern touches, like open kitchens, high-end appliances, and sleek finishes. There are even some original decorative details, such as small niches in the walls that can be used for storage or bric-a-brac.

There are also a number of new amenities, including a gym, a laundry room, and access to that courtyard, which is getting its own upgrade.

As for pricing, the available apartments range from $385,000 for a 700-square-foot one-bedroom, to $1.1 million for an 1,800-square-foot four-bedroom. Those aren’t necessarily cheap, but they’re affordable enough to be attracting plenty of buyers—especially ones who’ve been priced out of other parts of Queens and Brooklyn, according to Yael Goldman, who’s handling sales for the building. After launching sales earlier this year, the building is now 75 percent sold.


$4.4M Midtown duplex comes with splendid Central Park views

The luxury pad is said to mirror 1920s “elegance of New York”

The brokerbabble for this three-bedroom duplex across from Central Park describes it as “exuding the streamlined elegance of New York in the 1920s.” That may a fair assessment, considering all that this beauty offers.

Situated along Billionaire’s Row, the lavish condo was designed by architect Rosario Candela in 1926. Boasting an expansive 1,947 square feet and so much wood paneling, the space is full is enviable details that include ceiling heights reaching 18 feet, double height windows that give way to views of Central Park, an elegant chef’s kitchen, washer/dryer unit, and en-suite bathrooms with top-notch fixtures.

Whoever lands this $4.395 million apartment will also get to enjoy the building’s luxe amenities that include a rooftop terrace, fitness center, 24/7 doorman, and concierge. All that combined with being just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from New York City’s favorite park might make the price worth it.


How much for a Williamsburg condo with a two-tiered garden?

This one-bedroom loft spans 921-square-feet

Pricespotter is Curbed’s pricing guessing game. How much do you think this place is asking? Drop your guess in the comments, and remember, no cheating!

What/Where: One-bedroom, two-bathroom in Williamsburg

Square Footage: 921 square feet

Taxes/common charges: $35 monthly taxes, $479 common charges

Located inside a warehouse-turned-condo on North 1st Street in Williamsburg, this expansive one-bedroom loft comes with double height windows, the original brick walls from when it was still a factory, and newly fitted American walnut flooring.

The apartment opens up into the living room. The kitchen is on the left and comes with stainless steel appliances, a wine refrigerator, quartz countertops and a breakfast bar. Right next to it is one of the two bathrooms in the apartment—this one comes with a deep soaking tub.

To the right perhaps is the standout feature of this apartment—a two-tiered private garden that comes with a fire pit.

The bedroom is located on a mezzanine level that overlooks the garden. There’s another bathroom on this level, and an area designated as mechanical space, which the listing agents seem to think would be perfect for a home office.

Amenities in the building the loft is in include a roof deck with views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline beyond. Keeping all of that in mind, how much do you think this loft is asking?


Chelsea studio with two walk-in closets seeks $489,000

You won’t have that much space, but your wardrobe will

It’s not every day you see an apartment with quite this configuration of features. On the one hand, the Emery Roth-designed Chelsea co-op is appears to be a relatively petite studio (the exact dimensions are not listed). On the other hand, it’s got not one but two walk-in California closets and a “dressing room alcove” of indeterminate size.

It’s clear exactly how much space there dedicated to actually living (a similar apartment in the building with a slightly more detailed floor plan has a main room that’s 20’x12’), but the place sure has a lot of space dedicated to the art of getting dressed.

As for the rest of the prewar studio, which is currently asking $489,000: the full bathroom seems spacious, and though the same cannot be said of the kitchen, it does have stainless appliances and sleek countertops. The details of the living area are also somewhat mysterious — it looks nice? — but we do know it definitely has high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout.

Other amenities in the building include a 24-hour doorman, a bike room, laundry, a roof deck, and additional storage space for rent. Maintenance comes in at $793, and both pets and pied-a-terres are welcome.


Opulent Upper West Side townhouse with 24-karat gold ceilings asks $17.65M

“The most exquisite Manhattan townhome restoration to come to market in the 21st Century”

This isn’t just any multimillion dollar Upper West Side townhouse; this is “the most exquisite Manhattan townhome restoration to come to market in the 21st Century.” Or so promises the brokerbabble for this $17.65 million, five-story residence, which, in all honesty, is rather nice. Whether or not the urban palace is in fact the most exquisite of all the 21st century is up for debate, but certainly, this place seems like a reasonable contender.

Commissioned in 1888 by public health and education advocate Elizabeth Milbank, and designed by famed architects Hugh Lamb and Charles Alonzo Rich, the 20-foot-wide abode offers 8,807 square feet of interior living space, 10 (!) working fireplaces, and “the most astonishing architectural details.”

The parlor floor, which serves as a “massive welcoming and dining level,” is the architectural centerpiece here, still decked out in the original custom millwork; the grand dining room, meanwhile, features butternut hexagon parquet floors, and 24-karat-gold coffered ceilings, extravagantly trimmed with “‘massive” mahogany crown molding.

And that is just the beginning. Downstairs, the garden level houses the library and enormous “garden lounge,” while also retaining “hints” of what was once the home’s wood-fired kitchen. Upstairs, the master suite spans the entire third floor—with 1,200 square feet of living space, it’s basically the size of a normal apartment—and offers a large walk-in closet, two of the ten fireplaces, and the ultimate luxury: his-and-hers bathrooms. There is slightly less to say about the fourth and fifth floors, each of which has two bedrooms, each with a private bath and closet. (The fifth floor also comes equipped with a small kitchenette and outdoor patio.)

Historic as it is, the place is hardly short on modern amenities, including laundry, a steam shower, a jacuzzi, and, yes, a “state-of-the-art” elevator.