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Inside A Micro-Loft; One World Trade Center Gets Its Top

The news from that insomniac, in the city that never sleeps, Curbed NY...

1) Upper West Side: Sometimes good things can come in small packages?if that small package is creatively redesigned by an architect, like this 425-square-foot apartment. The designers gutted the place, built "living platforms," and created a enviable micro-loft.

2) Financial District: New York City is officially home to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. One World Trade Center received the top of its spire on Thursday. You can relive the excitement in our video.

3) Midtown: And in other tall building superlatives, New York is also getting the Western Hemisphere's tallest hotel. It's scheduled to open in December, and it will also be the tallest Marriott in the world. Yippee?

4) Brooklyn: A magical-storybook-gingerbread-hobbit house in New York City? Indeed. It's nearly 100-years-old, and it's on the market for $11 million.

5) West Village: The oldest house in the West Village, a Federal Style clapboard farmhouse built in 1799, is looking for a new owner. Compared to other Village townhouses, it's quite modest, but it has a pretty fascinating resident history. Asking price is $6.9 million.
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