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Every week CityRealty will highlight Instagram accounts that go above and beyond, have a big impact, think outside the rectangular screen, ooze New York spirit and, most of all, inspire.
Check them out below, and of course, our own account here.
Away, the cool luggage company whose motto is “First class luggage at a coach price,” has a dreamy Instagram account with inspirational photos of their luggage all over the world. The Real Deal reported last week that Away signed a lease for 56,500-square-foot showroom and office space at 82 Mercer, the Zara anchored condominium building.
With NYCxDesign in full swing this week, they keep posting their cool DRINKSxDesign with thirst-quenching photos of custom, design-inspired drinks. This one by Tribeca Grill.
Fresh off his XI sales gallery in Manhattan, and just a week after he was announced as chief architect for WeWork, Bjarke Ingels revealed his smallest-scale design in the Catskills.
NYC Ferry maintains a very fun account, humanizing their company, giving information and insights and sharing beautiful photos of NYC from the water. But the ferry is in the news again after announcing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $300 million investment in NYC Ferry, the Village Voice questions who really benefits.
15 Hudson Yards just debuted its virtual reality model apartment tours this week. Their account is a very fun blend of building, art, culture, food, videos and more.
Last week, 277 Fifth held an event called “High Tea at 277 Fifth.” The event took place on the last floor of the building, there was a pianist, furniture installation, and dance performers dressed in construction gear. They had 50 influencers and top brokers in attendance. Their social reach was 2.6M followers and over 135K social engagements.
Our blog 6sqft gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the United Palace, one of the five Loew’s Wonder Theatres built in 1929-30 around the NYC area. The theaters were built by the Loew’s Corporation and meant "to be an escape for people from all walks of life." Even in pictures, it certainly provides that.
The New York City architecture and interiors firm is in the news twice this week. First, Fogarty Finger Architecture and Andrew Berman Architect just revealed their design for the new Inwood Library, 175 affordable apartments, Universal Pre-K (UPK) and the Activities, Culture, Training (ACTS) Center. And second, for their stunning renovation of a former propeller factory in Jersey City into a perfect blend of old and new. Their Instagram is a good blend of buildings, people and behind the scenes pics.
I grew up reading Architectural Digest (AD) to be like my mom. Just like the magazine, I have matured and become much more tech savvy. AD does a beautiful job making us drool over spectacular interiors mixed it with scenic outdoor shots and fun videos. Their latest post on Bethenny Frankel’s 4,000 square foot Soho studio even made me interested in Frankel (I’m no “Housewives” fan)! “It’s like taking plain hummus and adding lemon zest and herbs. Now it’s yours,” is how Frankel describes her home renovation to AD.
Because everything DBOX does is so gorgeous!

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Contributing Writer Michelle Sinclair Colman Michelle writes children's books and also writes articles about architecture, design and real estate. Those two passions came together in Michelle's first children's book, "Urban Babies Wear Black." Michelle has a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and a Master's degree in the Cities Program from the London School of Economics.