TV-featured Turks & Caicos luxury villa hits market for $30M

For the price of a discount NYC mansion, this entire slice of paradise could be yours.  On a sunny island in the Atlantic, an indulgent resort-like mansion has hit the market, offering a sweet escape and the potential for commercial income. The 30,000-square-foot Turks & Caicos property is currently listed for $30 million by Ian … Read more

Greta Garbo’s former LA estate hits market for $12M

A home of the late, great actress Greta Garbo is now for sale in California.  Set atop a hillside and offering generous outdoor space, the Swedish-American screen legend’s previous Beverly Hills pad is currently asking for $12 million. Set on a 15,080-square-foot lot, the 4,675-square-foot home offers sweeping 180-degree views, with visibility from Los Angeles … Read more

‘Secret’ mansion behind iconic Chateau Marmont lists for $30M

A “secret” mansion privately situated behind a set of gates above the famed Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles has listed for sale, asking $29.95 million. Newly constructed, the estate has been pegged as a “modern retreat” boasting all the luxe amenities anyone can think of. Features include panoramic views from Downtown LA to Century … Read more

Central Park Boathouse closing, new operator sought

She’s all washed up — and it’s a heartbreak for the city. Beware of false assurances from city officials, scrambling to save face — I don’t expect the Central Park Boathouse to come back to life any time soon, once the restaurant shuts its doors in October. “It is our intention to engage a future operator as soon … Read more

This app lets New Yorkers easily swap apartments

Remember when Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz exchanged homes in The Holiday? A relatively new app called Kindred is trying to carry out a similar concept in North America as well, focusing on the New York market among other cities.  The idea it a relatively simple one: interested home swappers can submit their applications on Kindred’s website and … Read more

Amy Schumer scooped up ‘Moonstruck’ townhouse for $12.5M

Amy Schumer was so taken by Brooklyn’s charming “Moonstruck” house that she paid $12.5 million for it — $1.5 million over its asking price.  Gimme Shelter exclusively reported that Schumer and her chef hubby Chris Fischer are the secret buyers of the Brooklyn Heights residence, made famous by Cher and Nicolas Cage in the 1987 … Read more

See free opera concerts on a Brooklyn stoop this summer

New York comes to life in the summer, when the world is truly a New Yorker’s stage and the streets often become alive with performance and energy. If you’ve been lucky enough to scope out or stumble upon a performance by The Opera Next Store, an opera company created in summer 2020 to help bring … Read more

New York is the most resilient city in the world, according to locals

Throughout its history, New York City has always been a city full of strong people who can quickly adapt to whatever comes their way. During the World Wars and economic downturns, after 9/11 and through the pandemic, New Yorkers have survived and used their creativity and talent to overcome and innovate. That’s why it comes … Read more

Inside Donald and Ivana Trump’s $32M starter mansion

Donald and Ivana Trump’s starter mansion was a Greenwich, Connecticut property that spanned over 19,700 square feet. In 1982 — five years into their marriage — the future president, then 35, and his now-late ex-wife Ivana, then 33, purchased the estate for $4 million. Comprised of a main house and a guest house, the Georgian colonial … Read more

The Hudson River is now home to 20 million newly-deposited oysters

At the end of 2021, we reported on the arrival of over 11 million new oysters inside the Hudson River as part of the Billion Oyster Project, a nonprofit that hopes to seed a billion bivalves in the New York Harbor by 2035.  Fast-forward a few months and the Hudson River Park Trust just announced the installment … Read more