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New York by Gehry Wants Your Vote; One Madison Park Rented

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT—According to its marketers, there are myriad reasons for electing Beekman Tower-8 Spruce Street-New York by Gehry to our end of year Best Of lists. For instance, the illustrious accolades for the "vibrant and hip vertical city" bestowed by "worldwide media" and "social media buzz." Let's not forget that the "shimmering exterior curtain wall" is a "photographers dream." On the numbers side, 60% of its 903 units have been rented in ten months on the market. Back to the ridiculous side, it spends a lot of time quoting deposed archicritic Nicolai Ouroussoff. If it didn't work for Nicky... [CurbedWire Inbox]

MOVING TARGET—A local bicycle shop chain is offering a $50 prize for the best cycling haiku in response to those poetic NYCDOT signposts. Enter here. [CurbedWire Inbox]

FLATIRON DISTRICT—Speaking of very expensive rental buildings: two weeks after the very first rental at One Madison Park went back on the market, it was snapped up for $9,000 a month. Listed with Halsted, the two-bedroom two-bath spread packs Thomas Juul-Hansen design details into 1,328 square feet. Legal issues be damned; new developer, bring it on! [CurbedWire Inbox]

New York By Gehry

8 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038 Visit Website

One Madison Park

One Madison Park, New York, NY 10010