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Dutch Artist Exhibits, Fittingly, At Huys; Sandy By The Numbers

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MIDTOWN EAST/KIPS BAY?Dutch Developer Kroonenberg Groep is joining the artsy real estate ranks, currently occupied by the likes of Michael Shvo's Tenth Avenue gas station-to-condos conversion and DDG's 345Meatpacking. In their mostly-sold Park Avenue South development Huys, there's a new installation in the ground floor sales office. Cool Hunting has photos, and more details about the works by (yes) Dutch "sculptural lighting designer" Frederik Molenschot, who among other roles is making the brass numbers that will be featured inside the 58-unit residential building. Molenschot also shot the video above, which depicts him traveling from Amsterdam to NYC to deliver an oversized metal number ("he developed over 175 numerals before arriving upon each") to the Groep CEO. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

CHELSEA?In addition to designing a wild-looking angular building for East Harlem and his own neon-dotted, playfully patterned loft, funktastic designer Karim Rashid is also behind the first two floors of 357 West 17th Street, a four-story retail/loft building between Eighth and Ninth avenues that just hit the market asking $10,750,000. The ground floor contains one commercial unit, and there are two residential units above. Massey Knakal brokerbabble says "the interiors have been impeccably designed to his standards," which is code for ridiculously bright. Don't say we didn't warn you. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

IN THE FLOOD ZONE?Home improvement site has put together a big infographic on the extent of Hurricane Sandy's wide-ranging impact on New York and New Jersey, placing statistics and other data side by side for easy comparison. Scroll down to see facts and figures about costs, insurance claims, at-risk residents who live in flood-prone areas, and more. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]


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