Gramercy Park (Manhattan, NY)
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See a 390-Square-Foot Studio Morph Into 5 Different Rooms
Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist (JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
 This sounds like an urban myth, but it isn't: In Gramercy, there's a 390-square-foot studio that holds a queen-sized bed, living area, dining area for four, a decent amount of storage, and still has room for entertaining. The catch? The apartment is essentially robotic. The same architecture firm behind one of the city's most famous micro-digs,MKCA, bestowed the foldable apartment treatment onto this compact space and created 5:1, a highly-proficient studio that uses a mechanized moving wall to form different areas when needed throughout the day (h/t The Contemporist). What allows the tiny studio to be all that it is is the MKCA-designed"motorized sliding storage element." The motorized wall moves across the apartment to create a dressing area or, when pulled farther toward the couch, space enough for a queen-sized bed that's stored upright in a wall-abutting unit. The sliding storage element holds the apartment's audio wiring and TV, which can be pivoted 180 degrees and viewed from the couch or bed. The apartment's kitchen and bathroom were also renovated when the wall was installed, but they're plain ol' standard issue. This inspiring little studio is proof that there is hope yet for the city's pitiful, tiny microdwellings. Jeffrey Ditri Broker/Owner 610.781.8417 NYC Residential Rentals & Sales JAD Realty Group jadrealtygroup.com
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The Stuyvesant Flats at 142 East 18th Street
Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist (JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
This structure, formerly perched at the corner of 18th Street and Irving Place, is largely considered to be New York City's first apartment building. At the time of its construction in 1869 and 1870, the city's housing landscape was divided between tenements and townhouses. The Stuyvesant Flats, developed by Rutherford Stuyvesant and designed by Richard Morris Hunt, bridged the gap and filled the need for upscale but condensed housing with a multi-family building in which units had their own toilets; and thus the apartment building was born, and New York was changed forever (and ever.) The building would go on to house well-known names like landscape painterWorthington Whittredge and the widow of General Custer, Elizabeth Custer, says The Bowery Boys. Jeffrey Ditri Broker/Owner 610.781.8417 NYC Residential Rentals & Sales JAD Realty Group jadrealtygroup.com
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Aby Rosen, Michael Fuchs put Gramercy Park Hotel on market
Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist (JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
RFR Realty founders Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs have put the Gramercy Park Hotel on the market. The 186-room, 18-story hotel at 2 Lexington Avenue is valued at $260 million. Developer Ian Schrager, along with Rosen and Fuchs, helmed the $200 million gut renovation of the property in 2006. Four years later, the owners defaulted on a $140 million loan, as previously reported. The partners then bought out Schrager’s stake and restructured the debt. The owners are considering selling a partial stake or refinancing the hotel, according to Crain’s. Eastdil Secured is marketing the property. Jeffrey Ditri Broker/Owner 610.781.8417 NYC Residential Rentals & Sales JAD Realty Group jadrealtygroup.com
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Gramercy Power Couple's Noisy Geothermal Well Project Infuriates Neighbors
Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist (JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
GRAMERCY PARK — Residents of an exclusive Gramercy Park enclave are up in arms after their neighbors — Lauren Santo Domingo, a New York socialite and Voguecontributing editor, and her Colombian billionaire beer heir husband Andres Santo Domingo — began digging a geothermal well beneath their townhouse. A massive drill for the Santo Domingos' well began pounding on Monday, rendering the gated Gramercy Park "uninhabitable" because of the noise, residents said. Construction staging has dangerously pushed pedestrians from the sidewalk out into the street and trucks for the project have crashed into three street trees, destroying them, residents said. "Everybody is furious. It's a complete disregard for the neighbors," said Pamela Vassil, who has lived on the north side of the park for 40 years and can hear the drilling even though her apartment faces the back of her building. "The Empire State Building was built in 11 months. This has been going on for four stinking years," she noted of the entire project. Lauren Santo Domingo — who's been called "the next Brooke Astor" and co-founded Moda Operandi, a fashion site where members can order looks from the runway before they hit stores — bought the 23 Gramercy Park townhouse with her husband for $18.5 million in 2010 and have yet to move in. She and her husband, the youngest son of deceased magnate Julio Mario Santo Domingo, soon began massive renovations that included adding a swimming pool. That work was noisy and disruptive too, but residents kept quiet about their concerns until this week, when ear-splitting construction began on the geothermal well, which will be 1,600-feet deep and will take about five weeks to dig, according to neighbors who said they had seen the plans. Geothermal wells, which need to be deep enough into the earth's crust to tap energy to heat and cool the building, are considered eco-friendly since they reduce carbon footprints. They also allow buildings to be powered without being connected to the grid, which appeals to residents in a post-Hurricane Sandy New York. There are more than 100 geothermal wells across the city, according to The New York Times. Gramercy is no stranger to big renovation projects, like the Gramercy Park Hotel and the top-to-bottom overhaul of 18 Gramercy Park South. Scaffolding currently encases several buildings around the park. But the Santo Domingos' building has showed a new level of disrespect for the community, many residents said. "We've never had as many phone calls and emails and people stopping us on the street to complain about a construction project as this one," said Arlene Harrison, president of the Gramercy Park Block Association, who is known as the "Mayor of Gramercy Park." "People are telling me they're unable to use the park due to the drilling noise." Tony Hume, a representative for the townhouse, told DNAinfo he was not immediately authorized to speak about the project. Sean Brady, who lives next door to the construction at 24 Gramercy Park South, called the noise "deafening." "The drill is something you seen in the [James Dean] movie "Giant," like for a small oil well. It's like a big piece of equipment you'd use wildcatting on Gramercy Park hoping to strike it rich if you weren't already rich," Brady said. "It's taken over the whole neighborhood." Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection said the agency received five noise complaints on Tuesday and they expected to send an inspector Wednesday to take noise readings. Beyond the noise, Gary Baddeley, president of the co-op board next door, was most concerned about potential dangers caused by the project's removal of the sidewalk, which forces pedestrians to cross the middle of the street — or simply walk alongside the construction barriers in the narrow lane used for traffic. Residents said they have seen trucks mounting the sidewalk to avoid pedestrians who are forced to walk in the street. Since the street changes — all of which have permits from the Department of Transportation, according to city officials — trucks have hit three nearly 40-year-old street trees, residents said. The Parks Department removed two damaged trees already, officials said, and residents said they were told a third tree will be chopped down soon. Baddeley said that while he's sad about the trees, he is even more concerned about his 11- and 13-year-old kids darting into the street without being able to see oncoming traffic. "It's a shame, and we love those trees, but it's not the same as a human life," Baddeley said.Jeffrey Ditri Broker/Owner 610.781.8417 NYC Residential Rentals & Sales JAD Realty Group jadrealtygroup.com
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Gramercy Starck 340 East 23rd Street SKYHOUSE-A for sale
Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
340 East 23rd Street GRAMERCY STARCK SKYHOUSE -A For Sale $1,495,000. Gramercy Starck Condominium SKYHOUSE with spectacular unobstructed Southern views. This bright apartment has Wall of Windows with outdoor and indoor living at its best. The living room open to its full size terrace with unobstructed wiews that will wow your guests. Open Southern exposure in the living room with all day bright sunny open view. Open kitchen that is easy to entertain guests and also with Southern open exposures. The Sunny unobstructed exposure can see all the way down to Financial District and gorgeous Manhattan skyline. The master bedroom is located upstairs and has it's own private balcony along with an en-suite bathroom that features an amazing soaking tub with views of Downtown Manhattan. Convenient apartment features include a powder room, Bosch Washer/Dryer and large walk-in closet. Beautiful master bathroom with deep soaking tub that starts your day right bathing next to the gorgeous Manhattan skyline. 340 East 23rd Street NY NY 10010- Gramercy Starck Condominium is a full time white glove doorman building with an fantastic amenity package. Building second floor has the residents lounge and library, movie room, billiards, kitchen and outdoor terrace. The well equipped fitness room includes spa and steam rooms and a roof top deck with cabanas for residents enjoyment. Life does not get better than this. Call today at (917)837-8869 to schedule an appointment. ____________________________________________________________________________ Eileen Hsu 許雅嵐 (email: EHSU(@)elliman.com)Our team specialize in Manhattan New York Condominiums, townhouses, and condops. We are condominium residents ourselves so we understand the Manhattan New York condominium community. We also enjoy all Manhattan neighborhoods, especially Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Financial District, Chelsea, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Nolita and etc just to name a few. If you or you know someone that may be interested in selling, buying or leasing their Manhattan New York condo, call us today (917)837-8869 or (646)644-6929 and we can discuss your specific Real Estate goals. Manhattan New York Condo Specialists or Chinese Speaking Real Estate Agent
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340 East 23rd Street SKY-HOUSE SOLD
Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
JUST SOLD340 East 23rd Street Gramercy Starck SKYHOUSE-A SOLDGramercy Starck Condominium SKYHOUSE 340 East 23rd Street with spectacular unobstructed Southern views.  This Sunny SKYHOUSE has Wall of Windows with outdoor and indoor living at its best.Spacious living room open to its full size terrace with open Southern wiews that will wow your guests.Unobstructed Southern exposure in the living room with all day bright sunny open view. Open kitchen that is easy to entertain guests and also with Southern open exposures.The Sunny unobstructed exposure can see all the way down to Financial District and gorgeous Manhattan skyline. The master bedroom is located upstairs and has it’s own private balcony along with an en-suite bathroom that features an amazing soaking tub with views of Downtown Manhattan. Convenient apartment features include a powder room, Bosch Washer/Dryer and large walk-in closet. 340 East 23rd Street NY NY 10010- Gramercy Starck Condominium is a full time white glove doorman building with an fantastic amenity package. Building second floor has the residents lounge and library, movie room, billiards, kitchen and outdoor terrace. The well equipped fitness room includes spa and steam rooms and a roof top deck with cabanas for residents enjoyment.THIS IS NOW SOLD, Call us for other available units for sale.  ______________________________________________________________ Morgan Evans is a Licensed Real Estate salesperson in Manhattan New York specialize in neighborhoods such as: Greenwich Village, Soho, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Midtown West, Midtown East, Nolita, Lower East side, Financial District in Manhattan. Morgan specialize in working with international buyer, high net worth buyers,  parents buying for children and investors buyers. Contact him today by calling (917)837-8869. Manhattan NY condos for sale Dorchester Towers CondoGramercy Starck Condo
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Gramercy Park & Irving Place 1 Bedroom Rentals...Steps from Union Square
Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist (JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Gramercy Park 1 Bedroom Rentals East 17th Street & Irving Place June 15th & July 1st Exposed Brick Wall Two blocks from away from Union Square Well maintained walk up building, fifth floor unit, recently renovated and is currently in great condition, kitchen including appliances, tiled bathroom with extra storage space, living room with a window, bedroom can fit a queen size bed and extra furniture, exposed brick wall throughout, southern exposure view, storage closet in bedroom, hardwood floors, live in super, excellent Gramercy Park location; near all transportation, restaurants, the East Village, NYU, SoHo, downtown, Murray Hill, Irving Place, and Union Square! Contact Jeffrey Ditri @ 6107818417 to schedule an appointment jeffrey@jadrealtygroup.com Jeffrey Ditri Broker/Owner 610.781.8417 NYC Residential Rentals & Sales JAD Realty Group jadrealtygroup.com
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