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NYC Starchitecture Map; Fake Beach on Barge in Hudson River

Because you're tired of real, "naturally occurring beaches," (although Miami's beaches are about as naturally occurring as Joan's Rivers' face) here's the latest from Curbed NY...

1) Manhattan: There are, as you may have heard, quite a few new luxury residential buildings designed by famous architects going up on the island of Manhattan. From Robert A.M. Stern to Zaha Hadid to Enrique Norton to Lord Norman Foster, here's a map of 42 of New York City's most exciting impending pieces of starchitecture.

2) The Hudson River: You South Floridians will probably get a real kick out of this. A group of designers are trying to crowdfund their project to build an artificial beach on a barge in the Hudson River, which is not a river that you could ever swim in unless you wanted to grow an extra toe. Out of your neck.

3) Clinton Hill: This Clinton Hill house might look like an unassuming garage from the outside, but that deceptive facade hides a beautifully renovated home that was featured in this week's New York Magazine.

4) Upper West Side: Photographer Annie Leibovitz recently sold her West Village compound to George W. Bush's niece and Ralph Lauren's son (in case you forgot, the former's name is now Lauren Bush Lauren). Now she got some new digs up on Central Park West, for which she paid $11.25 million. Robert De Niro lives down the hall.
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