"The ceiling is 14 feet above the paper-covered, paint-splotched floor; look up and there’s a traditional plaster rosette with an equally-as-vintage chandelier, as well as a new paper mural that spans the ceiling and surrounds the fixture entirely. It’s Zapata’s favorite piece in the home. A modern interpretation of a scene from Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights,” it features peach-colored nudes interacting with green land and assorted wildlife."
STRAHAN SCORES $2.3M TOUCHDOWN WITH TRIBECA HOME SALE
01.23.2014 | Luxury Listings NYC
"Strahan, enlisting Frances Katzen of Douglas Elliman, listed the condominium this past September for $2.25 million. He had previously tried to sell the home in the fall of 2009 for $1.85 million, but he ended up taking it off the market the following summer."
WELIVE: ADAM NEUMANN BUYS GREENWICH VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE
01.06.2014 | The Real Deal
"Adam Neumann, the founder of collaborative workspace provider WeWork, has a new transaction to add to his repertoire, but this time it’s not for office space. Neumann, along with his actress and filmmaker wife Rebekah Paltrow Neumann (a cousin of Gwyneth), bought a townhouse at 41 West 11th Street for $10.5 million, according to city records filed today."
THREE MANHATTANITES SEEK SANDY-RELATED DAMAGES FROM LANDLORDS ACROSS NEW YORK
01.30.2013 | The Real Deal
"Though the buildings are now habitable, they lacked electricity for six days after the Oct. 29 storm, according to a lawyer for the plaintiffs, Barbara Hart of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart. The suit adds that they also did not have functional elevators.
'They shouldn’t have to chase their landlord for this,' Hart told The Real Deal, referring to the plaintiffs. 'That’s why we ended up filing a lawsuit.'"
TOWNHOUSE ON SITE OF WEATHER UNDERGROUND EXPLOSION SELLS FOR $9.3M
01.04.2013 | The Real Deal
"'This house has tremendous history with it,' said Paul Kolbusz, a Corcoran Group senior vice president and associate broker, who, along with Sara Gelbard, had the listing.
According to Keith Langworthy, the son of the couple who purchased the vacant lot in 1978 — the house had to be completely torn down after the explosion — beams had to run across the lot in order to hold up the neighboring properties."
SAME SEX COUPLES WED IN NEW YORK
07.24.2011 | PBS Need To Know
"Hundreds of jubilant gay and lesbian couples exchanged wedding vows across the state on Sunday — some just after midnight — to mark the first day of legalized same-sex marriage in New York. Last month, the state Senate passed a historic marriage equality bill, making New York the sixth and most populous state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage."
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPACE JUNK
07.01.2011 | PBS Need to Know
"Otherwise known as 'space junk,' this intergalactic trash does not contain your run-of-the-mill discards. According to NASA, it includes nonfunctional spacecraft, such as satellites that have completed their tours; abandoned propeller rockets that help lift spacecraft off Earth; mission-related debris, such as a wrench that falls from an astronaut’s hand during a repair; and fragmentation debris from objects colliding and exploding in orbit. Space junk primarily flies at low Earth orbit — 300 to 2,000 kilometers above Earth’s surface — and can be bothersome."
ARTISTS EXCHANGE CREATIVITY FOR MEDICAL CARE
11.02.2010 | The New York Times' The Local
“'It is the first picture, besides being on a BlackBerry,' Ms. Flores said of the photo, which one of the ward’s photographers had taken for her as a gift. 'The first professional picture.'
Every week, seven photographers make the rounds in Woodhull’s Post Partum Unit. With quick snaps of the shutter, they immortalize the first moments shared between mothers and their newborn babies. But instead of paychecks for their work, Woodhull rewards them with credits for medical care."
KIKI BALLS - THE TEEN DRAG SCENE
12.06.2011 | Brooklyn Based
"Kiki balls draw crowds from all over the city. Some participants, both male and female, wear formal ball gowns, fur pieces and shiny jewelry to compete in runway walks. Others wear less–revealing tops and booty skirts that better show off their bodies moving to the hip-hop beats blasting through the speakers. The looks vary widely, and wildly, from straight up RuPaul-style tranny glam, to young lesbians in hoodies and jeans holding 'big girl' dance-offs. The common denominator is an in-your-face pride in personal expression, and the desire to wow the panel of judges awarding either cash prizes, trophies, or both to the winner of each category."
LOW-COST HEALTH CARE AVAILABLE TO ARTISTS
11.30.2010 | Newsweek
"Musicians and artists have specific health concerns, and because they may often neglect regular medical care, they may need it the most. Financial instability is one factor affecting artists’ health issues, but the late hours, travel schedules, and proximity to drugs and alcohol can either lead to or exacerbate mental health problems, says Tricia Forbes, executive director of SIMS."