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This Week’s Worth-it New York City Listings

Some not-terrible finds in a terrible week.
  1. Where’s a Summer Intern Supposed to Live? Thousands of students join the city’s workforce each June. Finding an apartment is its own hazing ritual.
  2. Why the Gucci Penthouse Has Been on the Market for 8 Years The $35M listing price seems to have been plucked out of the air, say some brokers.
  3. This Clinton Hill Townhome Has 8 Working Fireplaces And a three-story turret. And loggias at the scale of dollhouses.
  4. What Really Brings People Back to the Office? The Easiest Commute. Forget the rock-climbing wall. People just want an easy commute.
  5. The Ultimate Start-up Office Is for Sale Kickstarter’s 29,000-square-foot Greenpoint space is a fossil of how we once worked.
  6. No Water? No Subdivision. The end of Arizona’s desert sprawl may be near. It’s a good first step.
  7. The Trouble With 23 Cornelia Street Some brokers are skeptical that Taylor Swift’s onetime rental can fetch its $18 million asking price.
  8. Why Are There So Many Bathrooms in the Houses on Selling Sunset? Brokers explain the deranged bed-to-bath ratio of ultra-high-end listings.
  9. Pickleball Is Taking Over Empty Bed Bath & Beyonds The sport’s rising empire is replacing defunct retail space in malls across the country.
  10. JPMorgan Chase Bets Big on the Revival of Midtown If you build it, 270 Park says, they will commute.
  11. A Sale and a Suicide on East 12th Street After a private-equity firm bought an East Village apartment complex, one of the tenants jumped. Neighbors say he was right to be paranoid.
  12. Owner of Flatiron Building Buys Flatiron Building Jeffrey Gural got it on the second try and saved a bunch of money in the process.
  13. One of the Last Gilded Age Mansions on Fifth Avenue Is for Sale A Wall Street divorce brings it back on the market at $72.5 million.
  14. How to Turn a Church Full of Cats and Raccoons Into a Coveted Wedding Venue “It was a very non–New York City wildlife smell.”
  15. Century 21 Is Back After three long years, the luxury-bargain flagship reopened. The faithful turned out.
  16. MrBeast Is Building a Hype Neighborhood The viral stunt philanthropist is buying up a cul-de-sac in his hometown for friends and family.
  17. Miranda Priestly’s House Is for Sale Upper East Side, seven bedrooms and a private basketball court, $27.5 million. That’s all.
  18. The Market for Disney Adults With Millions to Spend “I recently showed a house with 20 hidden Mickeys that came with a spreadsheet of where to find them.”
  19. Chaos and Betrayal on Day One of Bed Bath & Beyond’s Closeout Sale “They tricked everyone.” At the Chelsea megastore, customers raged at the lack of deals.
  20. A Rare Corner Loft in SoHo A divorce turned an art studio into a full-time apartment with an uptown feel.
  21. One of the Last Private Townhouses on Washington Square Park A Greek Revival on “the Row” where Edith Wharton once lived.
  22. Long Island NIMBYs May Be Winning Housing Fight Lawmakers fighting for the “right to a suburban quality of life” could weaken Hochul’s density plan.
  23. Is $63 Million Too Much for Logan Roy’s House? Marcia and Connor make one of the quickest deals in history.
  24. Manhattan Is Awash in Empty Therapist Offices Post-pandemic, Realtors are finding them next to impossible to fill.
  25. Everything We Know About 270 Park Avenue The JPMorgan Chase supertall is scheduled to open in 2025.
  26. Your Chance to Combine Two Gilded Age Apartments An upstairs duplex has never been on the market; the downstairs suite had the same owner for 35 years. They both listed this week.
  27. A Tribeca Penthouse Where a Man Was Once Allegedly Stuffed in the Floor The apartment is being sold through bankruptcy procedure, and the board is “beyond excited that a new owner is coming in.”
  28. Compass Gets Upstate Curious The mega-brokerage poached the team behind every black house on the market in Catskill.
  29. Brad Pitt Traded Mansions With Aileen Getty The actor’s $33 million Hollywood Hills estate was too big, the oil heiress’s too small.
  30. Paul Schrader’s Very Paul Schrader Days in Assisted Living The screenwriter recently moved into the Coterie to stay close to his wife. He’s never been busier.
  31. Yet Another Chance to Buy the Flatiron Building The 2nd-place bidders did not want it after all.
  32. The Girl Scouts Open Their Own Version of The Wing The vibe is more slime-making and Minecraft than girlboss.
  33. Good-Cause Eviction Keeps Dying in Court Cities across New York tried to put a bandage on their housing crises. Then came the lawsuits.
  34. The Flatiron Sale Was a Flop A mystery buyer backed out, and the second-place bidder doesn’t want to pay.
  35. A Greenhouse in the Sky Above West End Avenue The apartment also has an outdoor shower and a 1,400-square-foot terrace.
  36. Your Landlord Might Be a Baby Parents are buying investment properties for their infants.
  37. ‘The Floor Just Dropped and Then Started Bouncing’ Talking to someone inside One Vanderbilt when the 93-story midtown tower began to shake.
  38. Who Wants to Buy the Flatiron Building? It goes up for auction today. Here’s what you could get for a couple hundred million.
  39. Deals, Deals, Deals on Los Angeles Megamansions! Brokers are trying all kinds of gimmicks to beat an April 1 transfer tax on homes above $5 million.
  40. BjornQorn Opened a Skate Rink The space will also be a production facility for its nutritional-yeast-dusted offerings.
  41. Darien, Connecticut, Bought an Island The town may build pickleball courts.
  42. Everything We Know About the Tiny Sliver of Australia in the Oscars Gift Bags It is supposed to be a symbol of land conservation. Also there are 30-day refunds.
  43. Christian-College Students Got Eviction Notices at Their Luxury Dorms King’s College is reassuring students that tenant protection laws will keep them housed.
  44. ‘Like College or Camp for Rich People’ The lifestyle managers hosting mezcal classes and meditation hour at the city’s amenity-packed bubble buildings.
  45. Dumbo Is Displeased With Its Giant New Building “Olympia looks like a cruise ship. Meanwhile it’s literally positioned next to one of the greatest landmarks in all of the United States.”
  46. A24 Buys Cherry Lane Theatre Another studio rescues an endangered venue.
  47. The Wing’s Office (and Furniture) Is for Sale The East Village landmark was listed for $22.5 million.
  48. Vigorous Smudging Almost Burned Down Bernie Madoff’s Penthouse At least according to former owner and Pokémon magnate Al Kahn.
  49. A Duplex Opens Up in a Coveted Artist’s Studio Building It has a Juliet balcony and a library with a rolling staircase.
  50. Meghan and Harry Have Been Evicted And Frogmore Cottage has reportedly been handed over to Prince Andrew.
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