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REAL ESTATE • FOUND Development
In the clouds at Hudson Yards
Who says Hudson Yards is dead? Of the seven new development units that traded above $10M in NYC last week, three are inside 15 Hudson Yards, the 88-story tower designed by the ubiquitous Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
In the southeast corner of the neighborhood at the base of another DS+R design (The Shed), the building is a big, glassy tower most of the way up. At the top, it resolves into a four-leaf clover of sorts (vaguely reminiscent of Chicago’s “Wilco” Towers). The flourish is meant to maximize the kinds of views on striking display in PH88B, a 5211-SF unit last listed for $24.975M. A sister unit, PH88C, remains on the market for $23.975M.
The recent sales at 15 Hudson — the first of the new neighborhood’s residential towers to come online in 2016 — have the building at 92% sold, per Marketproof. Prices for the remaining first-time sales start at $6.195M for a 2BR, 2500 SF unit on the 66th floor, up to the penthouses above. Just don’t tell them about The Vessel.
→ 15 Hudson Yards PH83B (Hudson Yards) • 4BR/4.5BA condo, 3203 SF • In contract: 10/05/23 • Closing ask: $10.5M • Common charges: $9,220, monthly taxes: $102 • Marketing: Corcoran.
→ 15 Hudson Yards PH84B (Hudson Yards) • 4BR/4.5BA condo, 3185 SF • In contract: 10/05/23 • Closing ask: $10.5M • Common charges: $9,429, monthly taxes: NA • Marketing: Corcoran.
→ 15 Hudson Yards PH88B (Hudson Yards) • 4BR/6.5BA condo, 5211 SF • In contract: 10/07/23 • Closing ask: $24.975M • Common charges: $16,983, monthly taxes: $188 • Marketing: Corcoran.
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CULTURE & LEISURE • Friday Routine
Wholesome entertainment in Prospect Heights
JOE CAMPANALE & ILYSSA SATTER, co-founders, Bar Vinazo, LaLou & Fausto
Neighborhood you live in: Prospect Heights
It’s Friday afternoon, how are you rolling into the weekend?
Joe: I love getting a run in at Prospect Park before swinging by the restaurants that we own and operate in the neighborhood (Fausto, LaLou, and Bar Vinazo). It's so beautiful this time of year, and sometimes I literally run into friends, regulars, and other restaurant operators who will join me for a mile or two.
Ilyssa: On Fridays our fridge is nearly empty, since we cook all week and then do a big greenmarket shop at Grand Army Plaza first thing Saturday morning. In search of lunch, I like to work out of Bar Vinazo where I can perch at one of our high tops and get through my inbox with a sandwich and salad from chef Silvia Garcia-Nevado’s new lunch menu. The tortilla bocadillo is perfect, since I too-often-than-not skip breakfast, and constantly crave any variation on an egg sandwich. This one’s special, with an end-of-season pan con tomaté spread and garlic aioli on a Winner Hero.
Any restaurant plans?
Ilyssa: Breakfast at Little Egg is a non-negotiable for our family every weekend. Joe and I are the parents of a three-year-old, so our mornings start early. Thankfully, the team at Little Egg is up and running by 7:30 a.m. Friday to Sunday. We love that the grown-ups can eat healthy (expertly made omelets, stewed tomatoes, and kale), the coffee is very good (and strong) and our son can indulge in Tanya Bush’s crullers and scones.
Joe: Friday night outdoors at No. 7 for Vanderbilt Open Streets is always a great time, especially after a busy week. Ilyssa, Cole, and I get three cheeseburgers and fries with beers and negronis for the adults. (PSA: We’ve learned that chef Tyler’s broccoli tacos are a great way to trick a toddler into eating vegetables.) Cole loves music and there’s usually a performance or two to drop into and dance off our burgers.
Any weekend getaways?
Ilyssa: We’re heading to Fishkill Farms, a couple of hours north of the city, for pick-your-own berries, peaches, and plums in the summer and apples, pears, and pumpkins in the fall. There’s also a great farm store and a serious smokehouse where the staff crank out excellent jerk chicken that you can eat at shaded picnic tables underneath old oak trees.
Joe: As a Queens kid, I love taking Cole to the Queens Zoo. We always make sure to stop at The Lemon Ice King of Corona — the place for Italian ices for the past 60 years. I always get the peanut butter and Cole gets the vanilla chip, and then eats half of mine.
What was your last great vacation?
Ilyssa: Opening a new business doesn’t lend you too many opportunities for vacation. But in August, we had the chance to stay out east in Springs, where we grilled and swam everyday, collected shells, and tried our best to unplug. A Doubles breakfast roti and smoothie on a rocky bay beach will forever be the best way to start the day.
Joe: Visiting Sicily on a research trip for my book Vino was a definite highlight. Both Ilyssa and I had been before as college students, but this trip was really special for us to do together. We spent time with a handful of incredible wine producers (Arianna Occhipinti, Nino Barraco, Marco de Bartoli, and Frank Cornelissen to name a few) and ate some absolutely amazing food (arancini the size of a fist, incredibly fresh seafood, and the best granita of our lives at Caffe Sicilia).
GETAWAYS • Vermont
Ski it if you can
As the air turns cooler and the winds off the East River sharper, the mind turns to winter getaways. In New England, there’s no better choice for me than the Mad River Valley — specifically the postcard-perfect town of Warren, VT. There, a short drive from the bases of Sugarbush and Mad River Glen, sits the platonic ideal of a Vermont country hotel: The Pitcher Inn.
On my first visit in the early aughts, I stayed in Mountain, a room with rustic ceiling beams and vintage wooden snowshoes on the walls. Each of the hotel’s rooms is themed and decorated differently, a design idea that could go far awry in the hands of a bad designer, but plays as extreme charm here. In subsequent stays, I’ve enjoyed Ski (birch branches, wooden skis, a roaring fireplace) and Trout (fish reliefs carved in wood, a collection of canoe paddles). There are eight more rooms to explore, plus a brand new, private three-bedroom house.
The inn’s restaurant is casual but elegant and worth a visit (a local friend tells us there’s a new chef this season working magic). The region’s can’t-miss, though, is the original American Flatbread, which serves incredible pizza in an atmospheric barn in Waitsfield, about 10 minutes up the road from the Pitcher. To make it work, pop by around around 4:30p to put your name in, then return later to stand around the bonfire and claim your spot in front of the roaring oven. It’s the best après-ski this side of the single chair. –Lockhart Steele
GETAWAYS • The Nines
Late fall weekend, Vermont
Setu (Brattleboro), wellness and meditation retreats, $650
The Hermitage Inn (West Dover), recently renovated with elevated dining, $700
Twin Farms (Barnard, above), luxury health and wellness in the woods, $2800
Woodstock Inn (Woodstock), classic inn in a classic village, $639
The Pitcher Inn (Warren), charming themed rooms, $720
Shelburne Farms Inn (Shelburne), on 1400 acres as part of educational nonprofit, $350
Hotel Vermont (Burlington), modern boutique, dine at Hen of the Wood, $259
The Lodge at Spruce Peak (Stowe), sprawling ski lodge at base of Stowe, $794
Trapp Family Lodge (Stowe), Austrian charm from a family that would know, $325
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CULTURE & LEISURE • For Laughs
Trevor Noah: Off the Record, Beacon Theatre (Upper West Side), Sat @ 7p orchestra, $215 per
Colin Jost & Michael Che, Radio City Music Hall (Midtown West), Sun @ 7p, orchestra, $181 per
Dave Attell, Governor’s Levittown (Levittown, NY), Sat @ 7p, pre-show dinner & show package, $74 per
CULTURE LINKS: An ice skating rink is opening under the Brooklyn Bridge • Denny Gallery closes in Tribeca after founders split • Lucy Sparrow made a ‘bagel shop’ entirely of felt • Inside Carolina Herrera’s historic New York City Ballet commission • The NFT renaissance, at the MoMA and beyond.
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