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NYC Gets a Giant Floating +POOL?

January 24, 2024


What Up Family?

Welcome to The Edit with Aaron Seawood, a lifestyle letter serving a weekly dose of real estate, culture, and wisdom—all in three minutes or less. Let’s dive in.

Real Estate Remix

Fam, Manhattan got its first $100-plus-million deal in over a year! The duplex condo sits on Billionaires’ Row and is located inside Central Park Tower at 217 W 57th St. The tower is considered the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. The unit was first listed in March 2023 for $175M—lowered to $149.5M—and is now in contract at “quite a bit more” than $100M. The unit spans two floors (floors 107 and 108), is 12,557 SF, and has a 65-foot Grand Salon with 30’ high ceilings, seven beds, eight-and-two-half-baths, a private elevator, and an observatory suite. The sales on Billionaires’ Row continue to rack up record-setting numbers. I mean…Central Park views, terraces, state-of-the-art amenities, what’s not to like? Low-key, I prefer more of a neighborhood feel instead of a commercial corridor but that’s just me.

NYC Insider: What’s Happening This Week

I can’t lie; my San Diego upbringing really has me pining for summer. I’m wearing thermals until we get back to 50℉ AT LEAST, but in the meantime, a new bathhouse opened in Flatiron (it also has a Williamsburg location for my fellow Brooklynites). Day passes are super affordable (no more than $85) and include access to thermal pools, different types of saunas, a steam room, and a salt pool. The whole place is more than 35,000 SF. No phones are allowed, so it’s a great place to unplug, relax, and warm the f*** up.

Weekly Gem 💎

Commitment is Everything!

Commitment is what separates the good from the great. It’s persistence with purpose and the difference between “I’ll get to it if time permits” and “This is getting done, no matter what!”  The other benefit of commitment is that it demonstrates conviction and attracts people to your cause. If you want to be great, you have to be All-in. (Sidebar: All-in is, not coincidentally, a motto of Team Carte Blanche). Commitment is everything! Have a think and let me know…what are you committed to doing?

A Historic Brooklyn Heights Garden Estate

Listing courtesy of my Compass colleague, Barbara Wilding

48 Garden Place is a beautifully renovated, 5,100 SF, 7-bed, 4-bath home that has earned the reputation of one of the quietest, most beautiful, and sought after residential locations within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. It’s also our favorite block for trick-or-treating on Halloween. Here’s what you get:

  • a classic Neo-Grec style townhouse Designed by the renowned Brooklyn architectural firm, Parfitt Brothers, and built by James W. Dearing in the late 1800s.
  • approximately 1,100 SF of private, multi-level outdoor space, including a beautifully landscaped garden and TWO terraces.
  • a renovated chef’s kitchen with quartz and stainless steel countertops, custom cabinetry, two sinks, stainless steel Miele appliances, and NewAir wine cooler.
  • Who wants a tour?

Before you go…

🚶🏾: The most walkable cities in the US. Number 8 caught me off guard as I’m always in a car when I’m there. 🤔

📺: The coolest smart-home gadgets from CES. Number 1 has me geeking out, it’s so special.

🌊: This looks crazy! NYC’s latest project +POOL slated to open summer 2024. Who’s down for a meet-up? Or should I say swim.

🎵: FABOLOUS set off 2024 with a few freestyles including Snooze Freestyle seemingly gearing up for a mixtape or album. Can we get that Fab? I love that he’s still nice with the wordplay.


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