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It Happened One Holiday Weekend: 15 CPW Officially Insane

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1) In last week's PriceSpotter, we touched on the madness of the resale market at 15 Central Park West (right). Now, Josh Barbanel reports that the buyer of a $30 million penthouse in the building has been offered $100 million for it (he turned it down!) and there are rumors that $125 million has been offered for another apartment. Also, the world is a cold, dead place. [Big Deal/Josh Barbanel]

2) Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., is endangered, and yet his Urban Ass House in Hudson Square, Richguyville, is just dandy. Up in Architect Heaven (it's like regular heaven but the zoning is lax and there are no community boards), PJ just took off his glasses and shot the residents of Connecticut quite the look. ['A Tiny Masterpiece, Unloved, Faces Threat'/Andy Newman]

3) Luxury condo buyers along the isolated Williamsburg waterfront will most likely have to throw some additional cash into the kitty if they want that ferry service that every developer has advertised as an amenity. Also, this photo makes Williamsburg look post-apocalyptic. [Posting/C.J. Hughes]

4) Artsy Brooklynites priced out of Park Slope are gentrifying Kensington, and rumors of a coffee shop (a coffee shop, people!) are making the rounds. Ah, Brooklyn. [Living In/Jake Mooney]

5) 11 Spring: the book. We still await word of 11 Spring: a sale. [Big Deal/Josh Barbanel]

6) The post-war white brick building has had an image overhaul not seen since Courtney Love cleaned up her act that one time. Derision of big whities like Manhattan House was one of the reasons the Landmarks Preservation Commission was created, and now that very organization has called for the first landmark restoration of a post-war white brick building: a co-op at 900 Fifth Avenue. [Streetscapes/Christopher Gray]

7) A pretty fierce affordable housing battle has broken out over a parking lot in Harborview Terrace, a two-building Hell's Kitchen public housing project on West 55th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. New housing built on the site, as agreed upon in the Hudson Yards rezoning, will include about 1/3rd affordable units, but now neighbors say that's not enough. [The City/Alex Mindlin]

8) The Strongbuzz gets engaged. Hijinx ensure. [The Hunt/Joyce Cohen]

15 Central Park West

15 Central Park West, Manhattan, NY 10023

Manhattan House

200 East 66th Street, New York, NY