The big news from that big city, Curbed NY...
1) Everywhere: You know Central Park and the High Line, but where are the parks that aren't overrun with tourists? All over the place, evidently. Curbed NY mapped 40 plazas, parks, and urban oases that can be your own secret garden.
2) Cobble Hill: How does a Beastie Boy live these days? Like every other wealthy townhouse-owner in brownstone Brooklyn: with reclaimed wood, custom furniture, Tom Dixon light fixtures, and wallpaper designed by Mike D himself.
3) Midtown West: Midtown Manhattan is a sea of glassy skyscrapers, soon to be joined by more (thank you, Hudson Yards), but there was a time when steam locomotives dominated the streets and West Side cowboys kept people safe?both of which are highlighted in this 31-photo gallery of a grittier Midtown West, from the 1870s to the 1940s.
4) Noho: A full-floor unit at Curbed favorite 40 Bond Street is lowering its expectations. The home in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building came on the market two months ago for $27 million, and it already succumbed to the PriceChopper, bringing the ask down to $25 million. The seller paid $18 million for it in 2007, and had the place redesigned by David Mann, with the terrace landscaping by Jeff Mendoza.
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