Big Apple Buzz

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By Flo Anthony

While in town filming “Annie” with Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis, actress Cameron Diaz went apartment hunting and purchased a $9 million condominium in the Walker Tower in Manhattan. The swanky new 3,022 square foot pad boasts three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Her neighbors include Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise’s former wives Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman. Who would have ever thought those two would end up in the same building?………..

Resident Alien

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By George Wayne

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of the recent Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 fair was the simply marvelous presentation of outdoor and site-specific installations in Collins Park – the bit of acreage fronting GW’s long-time favorite museum in Miami Beach, the Bass Museum Of Art. 

The High Line: Changing the Old into the New

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By Linette Semino

Since the High Line opened in 2009, many real estate buyers have focused their hunt on “West Chelsea,” which is bounded by West 14th Street to West 30th and Ninth Avenue to the Hudson River. In a city desperate for more open spaces, nature loving New Yorkers are thankful to have this beautiful urban garden in their community and proud that a structure slated to be torn down is now an exemplary park. The High Line is changing a once decrepit structure and old neighborhood into a brand-spanking new park and vibrant community. Since 1980, the elevated freight tracks of the High Line sat unused and were scheduled to be demolished. Luckily, in 1999, residents Joshua David and Robert Hammond formed Friends of the High Line to save the historic structure. The organization, with its celebrity-studded group of supporters, now raises funds to maintain and operate the park. According to the New York Times, 4.4 million people visited the High Line in 2012, and that number is expected to increase significantly this year. A wave of trendy hotels, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and nightlife venues have arrived in the wake of the High Line’s rebirth. Today, the High Line’s popularity has driven real estate prices sky high with new condos in West Chelsea commanding prices of $2,500 to $3,500 a square foot.

Reader’s Reprimand

With Ms. Gershenzon’s permission, we have reprinted the correspondences between herself & our magazine in tact. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Reader Writes Dear Resident: I saw your magazine in one of the bins on the street and picked it up, as I was intrigued and curious as to what Billy Joel’s daughter had to say. I sometimes…