The latest sultry, scintillating goings on up at Curbed NY...
1) Around town: Renovated century-old townhouses are show-stoppers when they hit the open market, and we've rounded up ten of the oldest houses currently for sale in New York City right now. They list includes a home that dates back to 1799 and one of the last remaining wooden houses on the Upper East Side. Lots of photos, right over here.
2) Flatiron District: Google executive Eric Schmidt refused to have a doorman and sound-proofed his 6,250-square-foot penthouse so he can bring lady friends back to the place and, uh, enjoy their company in total secrecy. In other words, it's his sex penthouse. This same dude?and his wife?also gave $15 million to a city park this week.
3) Midtown: The penthouse of the Time Warner Center returned to the market for a whopping $75 million after a gut renovation by designer Tony Ingrao. That price works out to more than $9,000 per square foot, but is it worth it? Curbed NY commenters think not.
4) Lower East Side: New York apartments have a reputation for being small, cramped box-like spaces, and now, for $1,367 per month, you can live in an actual box. Listed in the weird world of AirBnB, the place has no running water, no toilet, and no rooms. And yet, people have actually rented it and left glowing reviews. Oy vey.
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