1) Upper West Side: Billionaire activist Jon Stryker listed his 5,600-square-foot penthouse, which has a killer rooftop terrace, for $48 million. Stryker hired Shelton, Mindel & Associates to combine two adjacent units, and the result is so smashing that the American Institute of Architects gave them an award for it.
2) Midtown East: Uma Thurman recently won approval to join the ultra-exclusive world of the River House. The actress purchased a $10 million 13-room co-op from romance novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford, who decked the place out with floral prints and colored wall-paper.
3) Greenwich Village: New York has a reputation for tiny apartments, and this adorable studio, listed for $650,000, certainly fits the bill. The kitchen is barely big enough to make a sandwich, but a huge skylight lets in a lot of light and there's outdoor space.
4) Midtown: A new photo exhibit features 150 of Lewis Hines' images of New York City, including many of Empire State Building's construction more than 80 years ago. Curbed NY published a collection of his images, showing the "sky boys," as the ironworkers were known, hanging from cables, dangling on cranes, and perched atop beams.
5) West Village: Is this $8M condo at 99 Jane Street really "the finest renovation to come to market" in the neighborhood? Probably not, but the sellers did hired some big names for the makeover.
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