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Reade Chambers Lists Penthouse A; Neighborhood Grades

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[Renderings of 71 Reade Street, Reade Chambers penthouses.]

TRIBECA—Following the success of Penthouse C at Annabelle Selldorf's still-unbuilt Reade Chambers, which went into contract for $4.15 million after sitting on the market for less than a month, the folks over at the well-oiled operation have released Penthouse A, which at nearly 3,000-square-feet is asking $8.75 million. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home also comes with 1,404-square-feet of exterior space, and is spread out over the seventh and eighth floors of the 17-unit building. Yet to be released is the much-anticipated building's last penthouse, B, which will certainly entertain the same clean lines and top-of-the-line fixtures found throughout the rest of the building. [CurbedWire inbox; previously]

EVERYWHERE—A new search engine is using statistics to determine if a neighborhood is "appealing" to live in or visit. NeighborhoodAppeal.com, which functions through proprietary algorithms and "crowd sourcing", uses the factors of crime, pollution, scenic beauty, and weather, as well as the more subjective user-submitted grade, to determine the desirability—if you will—of a particular neighborhood. After a quick search, Carroll Gardens raked in a B grade, with Grand Central Station coming in with a B-. Hm. [CurbedWire inbox; official]