New York City saw a lot of big real estate news in 2013Hudson Yards started rising, the first World Trade Center tower opened, homes were listed for well over $100 millionbut what interested Curbed readers the most? Here now, Curbed NY's top 10 most read posts of the year:
10) Kelly Ripa Lists Crosby Street Penthouse for $24.5 million
Celebrity real estate is always a hit, and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' penthouse, where "a Jacuzzi soaking tub takes center stage while a warm steam shower plays a strong supporting role," was no exception.
9) Tribeca's Long-Stalled 56 Leonard is Finally On the Market
The foundation of 56 Leonard sat untouched for three years before it resumed construction in late 2012, and the tower quickly came roaring back to life. The super luxury units hit the market in February, and since then, the building has seen very, very good sales.
8) New York City's Future Micro-Apartment Revealed!
While developers continued to plan sprawling apartments for the super rich, the city started to plan micro-apartments for the common man. The winner of Bloomberg's micro-unit development was chosen this year, giving New Yorkers a first look at what could be the housing of the future: apartments just 250 to 370-square-feet large in buildings with an abundance of shared amenities and common spaces.
7) 21 New Developments Hitting the Market This Fall
Fall is always a busy season for new development sales and leasing, and 2013 saw a lot of highly-anticipated buildings come to market during this time. Curbed originally mapped 21 projects pre-launch, but three more were added after new intel was received.
6) 19 Places to Watch NYC's 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Never underestimated the power of pretty explosions in the sky.
5) 40 Secret Gardens, Parks And Green Spaces Hidden Across NYC
New York is home to dozens of world-class parks, but the hidden urban oases really make this city special. Curbed mapped 40 such spaces in June, giving New Yorkers and visitors a guide to the park paths less traveled.
4) Two Trees' SHoP-Designed Domino Development, REVEALED!
Two Trees' new new Domino designs definitely take the award for Mindboggling Reveal of the Year. The developer tapped SHoP Architects to re-imagine the waterfront sugar factory site, and the firm created a soaring, tower-tastic megaproject with skybridges, donut buildings, and more.
3) The 23 Best Rooftops—And Views—At New York City's Hotels
Not everyone can afford million-dollar skyline views, but there are plenty of places where the public can ogle this beautiful city. During the first annual Hotels Week, we mapped 23 of the best.
2) Martin Zweig's Pierre Penthouse Could Fetch $120 Million
Martin Zweig's triplex penthouse atop the Pierre may now only cost paltry $95 million, but when news broke that the bonkers home could be listed for more than $120 million, our heads exploded.
1) Chelsea Clinton Is Buying a $10.5M 4BR in NoMad
It wasn't the most expensive sale, and it wasn't the biggest celebrity, but Chelsea Clinton buying a $10.5 million apartment in the Whitman was the most popular Curbed post of 2013. Does this reveal a love of the Clintons? Or NoMad? Or boutique condo conversions in plumbers union buildings? Or did people simply enjoy arguing over the pitfalls of the long, slender floorplan? Judging by the 113 comments, we're going with the latter.
· All Curbed Awards 2013 [Curbed]