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Alan Cumming Lists Charming East Village Co-op with Noble Black

Scottish actor, author, and activist Alan Cumming’s gorgeous, pre-war East Village home has been listed for $2,200,000 by Douglas Elliman’s Noble Black and Jennifer Stillman. After 11 years in this charmingly historic 4-bedroom co-op, Cumming and husband Grant Shaffer have decided to move on from their apartment-turned-labor of love that they made theirs with seamlessly integrated renovations.

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The Building Series: Get to Know Altair 18

The Altair 18 is a spectacular pre-war apartment building that was renovated recently in 2006 by an Architectural Digest Top 100 architect, Rafael de Cardenas—making it one of the hottest pieces of real estate in the Flatiron. The building boasts only 22 units and is nestled at the bottom of the Flatiron District—just adjacent to Chelsea and south of Union Square—making it easily accessible from trains. All units feature high ceilings and loft-like ambiances. 

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An Architectural Take on the Perfect NYC Apartment

While open kitchens, outdoor space, and location are all popular wish list items for real estate shoppers, the perfect apartment is defined by much more. When you step into a space, you want to feel at home, and far more goes into that than just an open floor plan. The perfect space is often the result of the interplay between the architecture that serves as the canvas and the décor that functions as the finishing touches. So, what makes the perfect NYC apartment?

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Getting to Know: The Baccarat Hotel

Having joined the New York luxury hotel scene just over a year ago, the Baccarat Hotel has staked its claim as one of the most elegant gems in Manhattan. If you are familiar with the luxurious craftsmanship of Baccarat crystal, you can expect nothing less from this Parisian-inspired hotel transported into the heart of the city, providing guests with an unforgettably dazzling experience.

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The Best Picnic Spots in Manhattan

With warmer weather just around the corner, we know you’re itching to shed those layers and enjoy time outdoors, whether that be through a morning jog, meeting a friend for coffee and feeling the sun on your shoulders, or seeking out the trendiest new restaurant that offers romantic patio seating. Summer is approaching quickly, adding picnicking in the city’s beautiful parks to this list and prompting us to put together a guide to the best picnic spots in Manhattan. So pack up your blanket and fill up your basket for an authentic outdoor dining experience at one of these Manhattan spots.

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Five Historic Must-See NYC Streets

Even though every street in New York contributes to making the city a landmark in itself and one of the most beloved cities in the world, there are certainly some standouts that have both been around for a long time and seen incredible things. We’ve compiled a list of five historic routes that deserve to have special attention drawn to their stories as well as their charming appearances:

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The Building Series: Get to Know 111 Murray

You can’t miss the opportunity to score a spot in this brand-new 792-foot tower rising above Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood. Once built, 111 Murray Street will soar gracefully above the skyline, allowing residents 365-degree views of the adjacent harbor and surrounding city. Residents at this luxury address will enjoy high-end amenities, beautiful contemporary common areas and one of the most convenient locations in the city.

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Advantages of Purchasing in a New Building

For some, buying in a hot, talk-of the town new building is their dream if they can get their hands on it. It’s rare to find someone who wouldn’t enjoy the shiny new apartment and luxurious amenities, let alone the bragging rights that come along them. While being one of the first-ever residents comes with its own set of uncertainties, the potential pluses are definitely something to consider when looking into buying a home in a new build.

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The Building Series: Get to Know One57

Designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc (who won the Pritzker Prize), One57 is not only the tallest residential building in town—it’s also home to the most expensive dwelling in the city. With multiple listings in the building, Noble Black has the inside look into this impeccable, can't miss real estate opportunity...

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