CITY LIVING with The Stein Team, March 2017

MARCH 2017
From The Stein Team
 
 
 

  
NEW: 114 Liberty Street in the Financial District, Offered at $7,995,000
 
CITY LIVING with the Stein Team

We are proud to share that the Stein Team was recently recognized as one of the top producers of 2016 by The Real Deal in their 2017 Data Book, the Essential Book of Real Estate Statistics and Facts. 

Continuing our success as the #1 Sales Team at Sotheby's International Realty in New York City for the second year in a row, we are confident that we will continue to achieve great results for our clients in 2017.

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Stein Team News
 
Video Tour of 28 E 10th St, 6A
 
 

Spotlight on Videos

 

We are proud to showcase a Video Tour with Jeremy Stein of one of our latest listings, a sun-drenched, three-bedroom home at the famed Devonshire House, 28 E 10th Street.
 

When we overhauled our website, steinnewyork.com, last fall, we made sure to put a spotlight on our Videos. We feature Video Tours of our latest property listings, News segments that highlight our listings, such as NBC Open House, and stunning proprietary Sotheby's videos. 

 

 

 
 
New York Past & Present
 
Chuck Close's "Subway Portraits" at 86th St
 
Jean Shin's art at the 63rd St Station
 
Vik Muniz's "Perfect Strangers" at 72nd St
 
Another one of Close's "Subway Portraits" 
 
Sze's "Blueprint for a Landscape" at 96th St
 
 
 

An Underground Art Exhibition

 

Since the Second Ave Subway opened its rails January 1, the massive project has gotten off to a great start - with ridership exceeding 100,000 per day. One of the highlights of the new project for many New Yorkers has been the expansive and mesmerizing art installations - which now are the largest permanent public art installation in New York State history, with dozens of works spread out over the four stations along the extension.

 
"The Second Avenue subway provides New Yorkers with a museum underground and honors our legacy of building engineering marvels that elevate the human experience," Governor Cuomo said in a statement.
 
At the 63rd Street Station, you will find artist Jean Shin has used archival photos of the Second and Third Avenue Elevated Trains to create images in ceramic tile, glass mosaic and laminated glass. All the scenes are a nostalgic ode to the time when those trains were in operation.
 
At the 72nd Street station, Vik Muniz’s installation “Perfect Strangers” features colorful images of New Yorkers created in mosaic. In all, the Brazilian artist has created over three dozen characters throughout the mezzanine and entrance areas.
 
Chuck Close is behind “Subway Portraits” at the 86th Street Station. In all, Close has created 10 works in mosaic and two works in ceramic tile. The nine-foot-high installations feature well-known subjects like Philip Glass, Kara Walker, and Lou Reed, along with the artist himself, of course.
 
Lastly at the 96th Street Station, Sarah Sze’s “Blueprint for a Landscape,” is made up of nearly 4,300 porcelain tiles spread throughout the length of the station. In total, the artwork spans about 14,000 square feet. 
 
Icons of Design 
 
Philippe Starck (born 1949)
 
The Hudson Hotel, New York  
 
 
Philippe Starck
 
Philippe Starck, a French designer known for an inventive approach, hit the scene in the early 1980s with his first industrial design company, Starck Product. Through his concept of "democratic design," Starck campaigned for well-designed objects that are not just aimed for upper-tiered incomes.
Starck's work expanded to include a little bit of everything: furniture, decor, architecture, floor and wall coverings, lighting, appliances, clothing, accessories, and even food! Most famously, he has designed many popular restaurants and hotels, with his most well-known including the Hudson in NYC, the Delano in South Beach, the Clift in San Francisco, the Fasano in Rio de Janeiro, and restaurants like Katsuya in L.A. and Cafe Costes in Paris. Starck parlayed this success into the creation of an entire chain of luxury hotels, which became the very successful SLS hotel chain, which can be found around the US, from Beverly Hills to South Beach, and Las Vegas, and will soon open in the Bahamas later this year. 
When it comes to Starck, there's a lot to cover, so enjoy our collection of Starck's best-known works. 
 
 
 
High-Tech Home Gadgets 
 
Kupu Photoelectric Smoke Alarm, only $26.20
Staying Safe (and Chic) with Kupu Smoke Alarm
 

Kupu is a photoelectric smoke alarm designed by Finnish designer Harri Koskinen for Jalo Helsinki. Kupu will not only enhance the safety of your home, but you will also add a touch of design. The alarm has a soft fabric cover and is affixed to the wall or ceiling surface with 3M tape (no need for screws or a power drill). There are no tiny push buttons, rather the whole external casing acts as a press switch for silencing false alarms and testing the performance of the product. Battery-powered (no hardwiring, which means it can be used in countries with different electric voltage). Only $26.20 at the Finnish Design Shop, in a variety of cool colors!

 

 
 
Neighborhood Spotlight
 
Westfield Mall at The Oculus
 
The Four Seasons Downtown 
 
The Atrium at The Beekman Hotel 
 
The South Street Seaport Redevelopment

Transformation of the Financial District  

From the rise of One World Trade Center to the opening of an arsenal of world-class restaurants and retail at Brookfield Place and The Oculus, Manhattan's Financial District has seen more than $30 billion in public and private investment over the last decade.
 
The Oculus, which finally opened this past summer, serves as the crown of Manhattan's third largest transportation center. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, the Oculus incorporates 78,000 square feet of multi level retail and dining. 
 
Don't call it a comeback! But the Financial District, colloquially known as FiDi, is certainly on the rise after years of rebuilding from the ashes of 9/11. Some blocks, and even whole streets, have for years been dusty and barricaded. Now, to the relief of residences, most of these areas are completely open to foot traffic for the first time since 2001. There's still a ways to go - with large cranes dotting the horizon - as redevelopment of the area moves full steam ahead. 
 
From The Four Seasons to The Beekman, both opening in the past year, to the upcoming  condo conversion of the upper levels of The Woolworth, the area is in the midst of an immense transformation. That’s not to mention Howard Hughes Corporation’s South Street Seaport redevelopment plans, which could include a 500-foot-tall residential tower.
 
Perhaps most notably, iconic chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Nobu will move to FiDi from its TriBeCa location later this year. Matsuhisa's signature sushi restaurant is said to be one of the touchstones behind TriBeCa's development boom when it first opened in 1994. Time will tell if Nobu will have the same affect to its new home. 
 
In the last decade, FiDi has grown leaps and bounds, but from the looks of what's to come, this neighborhood is only just getting started. 
 
 
World of Sotheby's
 
Telluride, Offered at $39,100,000

Vail, Offered at $19,950,000
 

Off The Beaten Track  

In celebration of spring ski season, we invite you to explore the American West's popular ski destinations, from Telluride to Aspen to Sun Valley. For those who favor the luxury lifestyle both on and off the slopes, allow us to help you find the perfect home that appeals to the skier in you. 

With Sotheby's extensive international network of brokers and properties, we can help you find your dream home or vacation property in 63 countries. We have a strong network of colleagues and would love to connect you to an experienced broker.

 
 
 
 
THE STEIN TEAM | #1 Sales Team 2016
Jeremy and Robin Stein,
Senior Global Real Estate Advisors 
 
917.854.4411 | jeremy.stein@sothebyshomes.com
917.570.8386 | robin.stein@sothebyshomes.com
 
 
 
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