This article originally appeared in the NY Post, and while it doesn’t immediately pertain to real estate per se, this square, like the Beastie Boys, will always hold a spot in NYC’s heart.
Beastie Boys celebrate renamed NYC intersection: ‘Why do they get a square?’
The Beastie Boys were immortalized in New York history Saturday when the street corner featured on the cover of the hip-hop group’s 1989 album “Paul’s Boutique” was christened “Beastie Boys Square,” reports NME.
Speaking at the ceremony, former band members Ad-Rock, 56, and Mike D, 57, thanked their fans for making their dreams come true.
“Thank you [to New York] for teaching us what to look at, what to listen to, what to wear, how to love, how to live,” said Rock, born Adam Horovitz. “It makes me really happy to know that some kid on the way to school 50 years from now is gonna look up and say, ‘What the f–k is a Beastie Boy? Why do they get a square?’”
Mike D, born Michael Diamond, added that “we could not have become what we became without growing up in New York City.”
“As many of us know, once the Beastie Boys hit the scene, it really changed the hip-hop game,” council member Christopher Marte said last year.
“I see it as a celebration. A celebration for the Lower East Side, a celebration for hip-hop, and especially a celebration for our community who has been organizing for a really long time to make this happen.” —NY Post
Director Baz Luhrmann’s NYC townhouse returns to market for $17.99M
The extravagance of Baz Luhrmann films — from “Elvis” to “The Great Gatsby” and “Moulin Rouge!” — is visible in the Gilded Age townhouse he shares with his Oscar-winning wife, costumes and production designer Catherine Martin.
At 8,500 square feet, it boasts six bedrooms, five baths, two powder rooms and five fireplaces. It’s the only Anglo-Italianate home in the area that wasn’t originally part of a row of narrow, uniform properties, according to listing broker and reality television star Steve Gold, of Corcoran. —NY Post
Former host of ‘The Daily Show’ Trevor Noah sells NYC penthouse for $9.5M
Trevor Noah — the former host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” — has closed on the sale of his chic Hell’s Kitchen penthouse.
He sold it for $9.5 million, according to records filed with the city on Thursday. The gut-renovated duplex at Stella Tower — which comes with its own private plunge pool — was last asking $10.99 million, and it entered contract at the end of July, according to StreetEasy.