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Between the convenient location, unrivaled luxury, and relative anonymity, it's no wonder celebrities of all stripes flock to New York City. The past month has seen a flurry of activity from actors, singers, athletes, and moguls all over Manhattan. While some have come out well ahead, others have proven that even a dusting of star power is no match for the forces of the real estate market.

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The-Gretsch-Lena-Dunham-05 The Gretsch at 60 Broadway (BHS)
As well-known Brooklynite Lena Dunham decamps to Manhattan, she lists her condo in the Gretsch Musical Instruments factory conversion. The high-floor apartment boasts double-height ceilings, a fireplace, custom cabinets and closet space, and open views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the East River. The master bedroom comes with a raised platform for the bed to make the most of the river views.

From the Listing:
Open views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the East River from this high floor residence are only the start of why this is a haven(heaven) in the city. The ceilings are tall (13 feet), the windows are oversized, there is a fireplace, a true chef's kitchen (with SubZero refrigerator, Wolf stove and white Carrara marble countertops) and tons of thoughtful built-in storage spaces and hidden workspaces. The master bedroom is outfitted with a raised platform for the bed so you can wake up to views of the water.

The leather pulls on custom cabinets and well laid out closet space that take advantage of the double height ceilings are a dream.

The master bedroom is separated from the two other bedrooms allowing more privacy. The washer and dryer are adjacent to the secondary bedrooms where laundry is made.

The coat closet is right next to the front door and large enough to fit forty (40) coats and jackets.

26-East-63rd-Street-1-Samuel-Jackson-03 All images of The Leonori via Compass
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In 2005, Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, actress LaTanya Richardson, purchased this Upper East Side apartment for $4.8 million from former NBA basketball player Greg Anthony. More recently, 6sqft reported that they have put the home on the market for more than three times its original price.

From the listing:
Located on the Upper East Side's Gold Coast, this residence has been combined to become a very gracious home with today's amenities. The open living room is connected to the eat-in kitchen by a wet bar nook. On the other side of the kitchen, a cozy den is surrounded by a contemporary wall of wooden built-ins.
The Leonori has 6 available listings from $1.595M.

565-Broome-Street-1-Travis-Kalanick All images of 565 Broome Soho via Douglas Elliman | Photo of Travis Kalanick LeWeb by Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media
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Co-founder Travis Kalanick may be out at Uber, but The Wall Street Journal reports that he's gotten in a Soho building designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Renzo Piano. The pinnacle residence was originally listed for $40.5 million in April.

From the listing:
A private elevator landing opens to a gracious oversized foyer, leading to a breathtaking great room with ceilings over 16 feet in height, two terraces overlooking historic SoHo, a library, and a wet bar. A separate entertaining space includes expansive living and dining rooms with over 40 linear feet of floor-to-ceiling west facing windows, boasting captivating views of the city skyline, Hudson River and beyond.

A windowed eat-in kitchen offers an entire wall of floor-to ceiling windows, custom designed Molteni cabinetry with back-painted glass cabinets, center island breakfast bar, Balsatina lavastone countertops, and Zucchetti fixtures. Fully integrated, state-of-the-art Miele appliances include a 36-inch six-burner gas cooktop with built in fully vented hood, 24-inch microwave speed oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and wine cooler.

The second floor, accessed by either an architecturally striking interior staircase or private interior elevator, is home to a sophisticated master bedroom suite with two large walk in closets and floor-to-ceiling west facing windows allowing for stunning light and open vistas. The spacious 260-square-foot windowed 5-fixture master bathroom features an elongated custom white oak vanity with integrated double sinks, Muse by Kos deep soaking tub, separate oversized shower, private water closet, and radiant heated floors. Three additional bedrooms are well-proportioned and offer en suite baths.

The final floor of this unrivaled residence features the 2,500-square-foot private roof terrace with 20' heated outdoor pool and a summer kitchen ideal for alfresco dining while admiring the views.
565 Broome Soho has 11 available listings from $2.38M.

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146-West-57th-Street-3 Master bedroom
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In 2013, Brazilian supermodel and longtime Victoria's Secret angel Adriana Lima listed her 42nd-story condo on Billionaires' Row for $5.5 million. While it ultimately sold after five years and four price cuts that reduced it to nearly half the listing price, there's a silver lining here: 6sqft notes that she purchased the apartment for $1.995 million in 2003.

From the listing:
Enter this high-floor homethrough a gracious entry gallery and be drawn to floor to ceiling windows in the enormous living room, with awe-inspiring views. Incredible attention to detail went into the recent renovation including herringbone floors, zebra-wood built-ins and custom closets throughout. A large separate kitchen features custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and generous counters, making any chef feel at home.

The south-facing master bedroom is one of the largest in the building, with enormous closets, and easily accommodates a California King, perfect even for a Victoria's Secret model or an NBA star. The luxurious south-facing master bath has a glass enclosed shower and custom marble-topped vanity.
Metropolitan Tower has 7 available listings from $2.999M.

311-West-Broadway-1-Justin-Timberlake All images of Soho Mews via Stribling
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311-West-Broadway-3 Den
While power couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel now call Tribeca's star-studded 443 Greenwich Street home, they listed their Soho penthouse in a Gwathmey Siegel-designed condominium for $7.99 million earlier this spring. Four price cuts and several months later, the New York Post reported that it entered contract for $6.35 million. This is below both the asking price and the $6.56 million the couple paid for it in 2010.

From the listing:
Perched atop the Soho Mews, this penthouse with triple exposure and double-wide living room features an 853-square-foot wraparound and setback terrace off a dramatic curtain wall of glass and numerous top of the line customizations. The apartment features over 10' ceilings with floor to ceiling windows with dramatic proportions, gas fireplace, Crestron electronic shade system, custom wood paneling for optimal art display, entertaining and storage.

The Gwathmey Siegel-designed kitchen boasts Valcucine cabinetry of striated elm and smoked glass, Jet Mist granite, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine storage, Miele ovens and dishwasher, Gaggenau cooktop and fully-vented hood. The five-fixture master bath is appointed with Statuary marble, radiant heat floor, Kaldewei VAIO DUO oval freestanding tub, frameless glass-enclosed shower, Lefroy Brooks fixtures and Valcucine vanity. The second and third bedrooms also feature en-suite bathrooms with Valcucine vanities, Jet Mist granite and Lefroy Brooks fixtures.
Soho Mews has 3 available listings from $2.5M.

1-Fifth-Avenue-1-Keith-Richards All images of 1 Fifth Avenue via Douglas Elliman
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1-Fifth-Avenue-3 Master bedroom
At the beginning of the month, the New York Post reported that rocker Keith Richards and his wife, Patti Hansen, sold their penthouse in the famed Art Deco building for $9 million. This figure comes in well below the original asking price of $12.32 million, not to mention the $10.5 million price the power couple paid for the apartment in 2014.

From the listing:
Beautifully and thoughtfully renovated in 2011 by architect Joe Serrins, the meticulous contemporary design of this duplex home highlights both form and function in the best way imaginable. On the main level is an expansive 47-foot-long living, dining and entertainment space with open views of the city and privacy over historic Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park and the Manhattan skyline. The largest of the three private terraces is located adjacent to the dining room and has dual access outside to allow for very natural al fresco entertaining.

At the far end of the living room is a dining area, breakfast counter and a modern sun-filled kitchen with a walk-in pantry. A large sliding glass window and door allow for sunlight to fill the room and enhance the experience with a south-facing terrace perfect for a morning espresso overlooking Washington Mews.
1 Fifth Avenue has 3 available listings from $925K.

40-East-61st-Street-1-Isaac-Stern All images of 40 East 61st Street via Sotheby's
40-East-61st-Street-2 Dining room
According to the New York Post, a recently listed Upper East Side penthouse offers more than soaring ceilings, five private terraces, and three wood-burning fireplaces: One of the penthouses that went into the combination was once owned by Isaac Stern, who is known as one of the great violinists of the twentieth century.

From the listing:
One-of-a-kind apartment is available for the first time since its seamless combination. Enter onto a private landing which leads to grand foyer with elegant spiral staircase with a double-height ceiling. The master bedroom with wood-burning fireplace has an enormous windowed dressing room and private terrace with Central Park views. Three additional bedrooms plus laundry complete this floor with almost 11' ceiling height. Up the gracious and sky-lighted staircase to the spectacular great room with wood-burning fireplace and terrace accessible from five sets of doors.

Alternatively, private internal elevator provides access to upper floor. Unobstructed and protected open views north and west to Central Park. Limitless possibilities for a private lifestyle or glamorous indoor/outdoor entertaining. A library/media room, chef's kitchen and half bath complete this incredible floor-through.
40 East 61st Street has 2 available listings from $2.5M.

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40-East-94th-Street-2 Living room
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In 2014, the late Anthony Bourdain and wife Ottavia Busia purchased a combined unit in Carnegie Hill for $3.35 million. It went on the market for $3.7 million in September, and the New York Post reports that it was recently reduced to $3.495 million.

From the listing:
Exquisitely renovated apartment in a full-service condominium has a flexible layout with a fifth bedroom or library that could easily be combined with the adjourning living room. The separate bedroom wings enable customized bedroom options. Oversized windows overlook a lovely tree-lined garden courtyard.

The open gourmet kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances {6 burner, double-oven Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator/freezer, Miele dishwasher and microwave}, granite counter tops, custom cabinets, and porcelain floors. Other features include Italian marble bathrooms, bamboo hardwood floors, custom cabinetry in the living/dining room as well as master bedroom, an imported Japanese bathtub, a Miele washer/dryer, and generous fitted closets.
Carnegie Hill Tower has 2 available listings from $2.295M.

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A short walk from his company's Fifth Avenue demo store, British billionaire James Dyson is reported to have paid $73.8 million for a penthouse at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 520 Park Avenue. While the sale has not yet been recorded with the city, a source tells the New York Post that the six-bedroom, 9,318-square-foot home has 360-degree city views and a private, 279-square-foot balcony to further enjoy them.
520 Park Avenue has 2 available listings from $20.5M.

70-Vestry-Street- Images of 70 Vestry Street via Robert A.M. Stern Architects
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70-Vestry-Street-3 Bedroom
While this sponsor unit was purchased under an entity known as NYBB Vestry LLC, rumor has it that power couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen were the buyers. They traded in their home at One Madison for an eleventh-floor spread in the Robert A.M. Stern-designed condominium, but sources have speculated that Brady wants his apartment floor to match his jersey number.

From the listing:
Residence 12N is a riverfront four to five bedroom home of 4,647 square feet with sprawling private terraces totaling an additional 1,892 square feet of outdoor living space. The home has exposures over the Hudson River, to the south, north, and east. The expansive 31-foot corner living room with fireplace boasts open river views and adjoins a formal dining room. Interiors feature a windowed eat-in-kitchen that opens onto a separate family room. The kitchen boasts custom oak paneling, Bardiglio Luco marble counters with Calacatta Milano marble accents, Miele appliances including two dishwashers, and Sub Zero wine storage.

The spacious master bedroom suite features two walk-in closets and an en-suite master bathroom. The master bedroom, second bedroom, third bedroom, library/fifth bedroom, and living room all offer breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Additional bedrooms each have an en-suite bathroom and ample closet space. Double doors off of the family room lead to an enormous private terrace of nearly 2,000 square feet with a grill and sink. Soaring ceilings, private elevator landing, entry foyer, powder room for guests, separate service entry, and a utility room with double washer/dryers make this a truly exceptional home.
70 Vestry Street has 4 available listings from $7.95M.

1045-Fifth-Avenue-1 All images of 1045 Fifth Avenue via Douglas Elliman
1045-Fifth-Avenue-2 Staircase
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but the detectives at the Post's Page Six have deduced that Sir Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell recently looked at a terraced penthouse facing Central Park. A neighborhood was not mentioned, and their five-bedroom duplex at 1045 Fifth Avenue, which was purchased for $15.5 million in 2015, has not yet gone on the market.

Denmark native and founder of hip worldwide juice/coffee chain Joe & The Juice, Kaspar Basse, listed his Soho apartment for $6.995 million after. Joe & The Juice started in Copenhagen in 2002 and now has over 200 locations in 14 countries, including 22 locations in New York City alone.

From the Listing:

Pristine, turnkey and custom outfitted 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse loft with oversized sun-filled private roof terrace. Look no further if you are searching for a truly unique living experience, sold fully furnished, in the heart of Soho. No detail or expense was spared in this spectacular renovation, including automated Lutron lighting system with motorized blackout shades in the bedrooms, Bang and Olufsen audio throughout, and a 100 bottle custom wine room. The stunning roof deck is fully enclosed with IPE wood, outdoor sconces and B & O speakers and surrounded by metal planters filled with fresh organic material planted with Feather Reed. 4 black Prism Outdoor Tower heaters extend the terrace season and the space offers dining for eight.

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Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, who pled guilty today to lying to Congress about the Russia investigation. As covered by 6sqft, Cohen closed on the four-bedroom condo for $6.7 million this past summer and listed it for rent for $25,000/month shortly after. Earlier this month, the price was slashed to $18,500/month and now the unit is finally in-contract.

From the Listing: Never lived in, newly constructed 2,697 square foot 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom residence with 10-foot ceilings and open chef's kitchen with north, west, and southern views of the Hudson River and beyond. Corner great room with custom open Molteni kitchen with cerused white oak cabinetry, Calacatta Borghini marble island with book-matched waterfall countertop and backsplash, Dornbracht fixtures, two pantries and top-of-the-line appliances by Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero, including side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, 5-burner gas cooktop with built-in vented canopy hood, integrated dishwasher, wall oven
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