Monday, January 22, 2024
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Upper West Side News
By Gus Saltonstall
Another housing lottery for luxury apartments on the Upper West Side launched last week, this time in a 48-story building within Waterline Square at 21 West End Avenue (60-61).
NYC Housing Connect currently has a waiting list to fill four studios and a one-bedroom apartment, with the eligible-income requirement set between $22,626 and $87,550. Additional vacancies are expected to become available in the coming weeks, and all applications must be mailed in or submitted online by February 12.
Constructed in 2016, the building features such amenities as: 24-hour concierge service; a playroom; a lounge with an outdoor terrace; a gym, yoga room, and boxing studio; and a 60-foot-long indoor pool, and a spa.
Actual rent is not specified and may vary based on the lease terms.
You can find out more about the housing lottery and apply — HERE.
Scott Stringer looks set to run for the city’s highest office again in 2025.
Stringer represented the Upper West Side for 13 years between 1992 and 2005 in the New York State Assembly, before going on to serve as Manhattan borough president and the city’s comptroller. Stringer was an early favorite in the 2021 mayoral election before his campaign was derailed by a sexual misconduct allegation, and a subsequent fifth place finish.
He is now exploring another run for mayor in 2025, as he registered a campaign exploratory committee last week to begin raising funds as he weighs a bid.
Stringer becomes the first high-profile Democrat to appear set on challenging Mayor Eric Adams, as the current mayor continues to deal with the federal investigation into whether his 2021 campaign colluded with a foreign government.
It is rare for a New York City mayor to lose a primary as the incumbent. It has not happened since David Dinkins ousted Edward Koch in 1989.
You can read more about the Stringer developments in the New York Times — HERE.
A penthouse in Central Park Tower, the world’s tallest residential building, has gone into contract for a mindboggling $115 million, reported the Wall Street Journal.
Though not technically on our turf, it’s in our view from everywhere in the neighborhood. The building is located on West 57th street along Billionaires Row, with the recently sold unit taking up the 107th and 108th floors.
The penthouse includes seven bedrooms, eight baths, a home theater, a room for staff, and 12,557 square feet of space. It has views of Central Park, the Hudson River, and the East River. The building itself also features the “world’s tallest private club,” which is located on the 100th floor and has a private bar, restaurant, cigar lounge, and ballroom.
The penthouse was originally listed for $175 million. The identity of the buyer is currently a mystery.
Somehow, this unit is not the most expensive apartment in the building. A triplex at the very top of the property is still for sale at $195 million.
You can find out more about the penthouse sale on Architectural Digest’s website — HERE.
The one-year anniversary of the murder of Maria Hernandez in her apartment at 126 West 83rd Street was on Thursday. The 74-year old grandmother’s violent death shocked the Upper West Side community and two men have since been indicted for murder.
A funeral service was held for Hernandez at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, and there are family photos and memories of her life — HERE.
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