Category Archives: Architecture

TINY STORES in Manhattan

Some are three feet wide……others four and some are five!

But they offer things New Yorkers need…..

CLICK ONE to see now tiny it is!

OCULUS Shopping Mall at the World Trade Center

The OCULUS………a new shopping mall in the Wall Street Area………..over 100 stores and restaurants……..global brands…….350,000 square feet in the World Trade Center……all designed by Santiago Calatrava.

The white marble floor looks like a gigantic ice skatimg rink.

What I enjoyed the most………JOE and the JUICE up on the mezzanine.

 

 

HOUSING WORKS THRIFT • Design on a Dime

Housing Works Thrift Store returned to the Metropolitan Pavilion this week-end and presented 60 room vignettes from New York’s top interior designers………….raising one half million dollars to help in the fight to end AIDS and homelessness in New York.

Some of the designers were Antonino Buzzetta……….Ballard Designs………….BUNGALOW 5……Nick Olson………..Root CellarDesigns…….Studio Edo………Timothy Brown Studio.

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I am sure you can guess which chair ended up in my apartment.

LIVING IN THE CLOUDS

The new glass towers on west 57th street are so high they get lost in the clouds.

ONE 57……on West 57th street is only 90 floors high………..but you too can live the “high life” for $95 million………….tho an apartment of the 40th floor will only set you back $48 million.

The two specks in the sky [on the left] are the towers in the clouds.

The view from my terrace is always changing……….a moment by moment treat.

A luxury hotel is in the lower floors of the building so your guests can stay in their own suite.

The bedrooms can run from simple to grand.

The apartments are full of luxury amenities……….and the views are spectacular.

 

DOORS to Stores and Houses in the WEST VILLAGE

Shops, bookstores, Bigelow Pharmacy, Caffe Reggio and the Stonewall Inn are a few of my favorite haunts………they have been here for decades…..and so have I.

The STONEWALL INN was where the GAY LIBERATION began in NYC.  The police raided ………….started to arrest young trannys……throwing them into a paddy wagon……..and for the first time in NYC the gays fought back.  I was there with friends and we rioted all night in the street and  set the trannys free.  The cops were outnumbered………..and the GAY LIBERATION MOVEMENT began in America.

GRETA GARBO…………her apartment is FOR SALE

GARBO.  The Hollywood Legend…………lived here for 40 years. Three bed, three bath, sprawling rooms……….windows in every direction……..the apt sits on the East River.

Her heirs are selling the apartment for a mere $5.95 million.  It is a resplendent apartment filled with grace and sophistication that you would imagine Garbo living in.

The apartment takes up the entire 5th floor of the exclusive CAMPANILE at 450 East 52s street.  Garbo enjoyed the water views………..now you can too.

Paris: Let’s Drop in on Galeries Lafayette

Source: Paris: Let’s Drop in on Galeries Lafayette

CLICK ON the above BLOG …….my friend, Theadora Brack, lives and writes and photographs Paris.

For years, Galeries Lafayette sold Tom’s art……….on placemats for the dining table.

It is still my favorite placer to shop in Paris.