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Million Dollar Studios in NYC; Tadao Ando Condos, Revealed

Because over a million dollars is the perfect amount to pay for an apartment with no bedrooms, here's the latest in absurdly expensive real estate news from Curbed NY...

1) Manhattan: Everybody got all excited on Twitter earlier this week because there's a studio apartment in Manhattan listed for over $1 million. But, actually, as it turns out, there are 11 others just like it. We rounded up all the six-figure studios in New York City.

2) Nolita: Japanese architect Tadao Ando, a Pritzker Prize winner, is designing a seven-story building in Nolita (or Little Italy, depending on who you ask) with a total of eight units. In short, it's going to be really, really nice, and now the first couple of renderings have been revealed. Rooftop reflection pools, anyone?

3) Bay Ridge: We got inside the notoriously wacky Gingerbread House down in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and took a ton of photos. If you're a fan of stained glass, ornamentation, doors that look like they were imported from medieval castles, and general over-the-top-ness, this is definitely the place for you.

4) Tribeca: Peter Jackson basically gave Orlando Bloom his career when he cast him as Legolas in the Lord of the Rings franchise, so it makes sense in a way (a way that doesn't involve thinking about it too much) that Bloom would follow Jackson around like a kid brother, buying a $5 million apartment in the Downtown building where Jackson once owned the penthouse.
· Curbed NY [ny.curbed]