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This beautiful park in Paris was built on top of an old car manufacturing plant

This beautiful park in Paris was built on top of an old car manufacturing plant

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Known for its romantic, old world charm, Paris is often defined by its well-known monuments like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

But the city of lights contains modern elements too, like theTour Triangle, a pyramid-shaped skyscraper, and Parc André Citroën, an outdoor space built to meld the city s urban and rural elements into one architectural masterpiece.

Parc André Citroën opened for public use in 1992 and was built atop the old André Citroën car manufacturing plant, which functioned from 1915 to 1970.

A large lawn anchors the park, while smaller structures like gardens, greenhouses, and meditative spaces act as the park s border.

Below, we share Parc André Citroën s coolest features, which mix modern design and utility:

Parc André Citroën sits near the Seine river in Paris s 15th arrondissement, one of the city s more residential areas. Its design was the product of an architectural competition in 1985 with the goal to connec爱上海同城 爱上海t the city s dense, urban areas and its more rural locations.

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In its center, the space features a 895-foot long and 2上海贵族宝贝交流区 上海贵族宝贝论坛78-foot wide lawn as well as a paved area with glasshouses and fountains.

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It was built atop the remains of the abandoned Citroën car manufacturing plant and named accordingly, after the automobile company s founder, André-Gustave Citroën.

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Computerized fountains, stationed in the park s paved center section, shoot up and down in specific patterns. Although running through the fountains is considered illegal, park-goers can be seen playing in the water, especially on hot summer days.

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50-foot tall glass greenhouses stand on each side of the fountain display and contain Mediterranean and other exotic plants.

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Visitors can take a ride on the Banque Populaire balloon, the world s largest hot air balloon, and view 上海千花社区 上海千花网交友Parisian landmarks from 500 feet above the ground. The attraction is powered by an eco-friendly hydroelectric mechanism and helium and can carry up to 30 people at once.

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In 2008, Banque Populaire partnered with a French air-quality-measurement company to give the balloon air-quality measurement capabilities. Now, the attraction changes colors to reflect air pollution levels in Paris: green for good; orange for fair; red for poor.

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Jardins seriels, or serial gardens, border the main lawn and are separated 新上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝交流区from the open area with a wall of tall plants. Each thematic garden was des上海夜网 阿爱上海同城igned with different metals and plants to create unique atmospheres in each. The jardins seriels also coordinate with the human senses of taste, touch, smell, and sight.

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For example, the blue garden symbolizes the mineral mercury and one s sense of smell through its fragrant blue and purple flowers, like sage and lavender.

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And the orange garden uses iron and leafy, textured plants to illustrate one s sense of touch. A walkway[……]

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Hamptons Real Estate Market

Hamptons Real Estate Market

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Hamptons sellers bewa爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛re. The East End saw its fourth st爱上海 爱上海同城手机版raight double-digit sales drop in the second quarter as year-over-year sales plummeted 21 percent for a total of 561 transactions, according to a Douglas Elliman report. Jonathan Miller, the report’s author, attributed that decline to softening at the上海夜网 阿爱上海同城 top of the market. Miller noted, however, that this slower stretch followed an extraordinary three-year period marked by a growing global appetite for luxury properties. “The pent up demand has been satiated,” Miller said. Now, he said, volatility in stock markets from Britain to China, and uncertainty about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, are contributing to slower sales. Meanwhile, the market share of residential prop上海千花网交友 上海千花网论坛erties valued in the $1 million-to-$5 million price range has grown on the East End in recent years. Bur experts say that stock market jitters could reverse that because buyers in that price range often rely on Wall Street bonuses and robust financial markets to make purchases. [TRD]   [TRD] 

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140-year-old Wainscott home in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” lists for $55M

Get a piece of history and Hollywood with this Wainscott property, which, at $55 million, is one of上海千花网 爱上海同城对对碰 the most ex爱上海龙凤419桑拿 上海龙凤论坛sh1fpensive  listings in the Hamptons. Built by ship carpenters in 1877, Kilkare is hitting the market for only the second time in the past 140 years. It features seven bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, and 5,000 square feet of living space. The film-famous property, which was featured in “The Nanny Diaries” and “Eternal Sunshine of t爱上海龙凤419桑拿 上海龙凤论坛sh1fhe Spotless Mind” off上海龙凤论坛sh1f 上海龙凤论坛er爱上海同城手机版 新爱上海同城对对碰论坛s 330 feet of oceanfront and a 60-foot outdoor pool. Frank Newbold and Beate Moore, of Sotheby’s International Realty, and Ed Petrie, Julie Wolfe and James Petrie of Compass have the listing. [NYT]

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Harvey Weinstein House

Harvey Weinstein House

Tough sell: Harvey Weinstein takes Hamptons mansion off the market Listing pull follows separation with his wife

Harvey Weinstein and his Amagansett house

Amid a deluge of sexual assault and rape allegations, disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has — at least for now — decided against selling his Hamptons mansion.

Weinstein and his estranged wife, Ge新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 上海同城对对碰交友社区orgina Chapman, most recently listed their 9,000-square-foot mansion in Amagansett for $12.4 million, but Sotheby s International Realty broker Frank Newbol上海夜网 阿爱上海同城d says the property is off the market, Town Country reported.

The de-listing comes on the heels of Chapman announcing that she was leaving Weinst上海龙凤论坛sh1f 上海龙凤论坛ein earlier this month. She announced their separation after an explosi爱上海 爱上海同城手机版ve New York Times story exposed decades of alleged abuse, followe上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝d by dozens of women coming forward with similar allegations.

The couple purchased the seven-bedroom home in 2014 for $11.65 million, according to the New York Post. They initially listed the mansion in 2016 for $13.5 million before slashing the price by nearly $2 million in July 2017. [Town Country] [NYP] — Kathryn Brenzel 

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Taylor Swift Apartment

Taylor Swift Apartment

Tribeca neighbors fume over T-Swift rumors Local residents fear pop star is working on mega combination

Taylor Swift and 155 Franklin Street

Taylor Swift s Tribeca neighbors have worked themselves into a tizzy speculating over the singers plans for the multiple homes she owns in the neighborhood.

Days after it was reported that Swift had bought a townhouse at 153 Franklin Street for $18 million, someone posted a sign on a nearby lamp post reading, “Taylor Sw爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛ift Can Go F–k Herself,” the New York Post reported.

And while上海龙凤论坛sh1f 上海龙凤论坛 no constru上海千花网 爱上海同城对对碰ction work has gone on at the site since Swift made her big buy, neighbors fear she may be looking to combine the penthouse with units she owns nearby at 155 Franklin Street.

“People are concerned. Everyone’s wondering what she’ll do — if she will connect the buildings for the garage access [as the townhouse has its own garage with a private entrance] or make a massive compound,” said one resident who lives nearby. “There was speculation on what she needs the n新上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝交流区ew townhouse and second unit for. Some think [the townhouse] is for parking!”

An insider in Sw上海夜网 阿爱上海同城ift s camp to the Post that the singer had a hard time finding co-op and condo boards that would allow her to purchase a unit, given the baggage that comes with her celebrity status. Earlier this year Douglas Elliman accused Swift of stiffing her broker for the commission on the townhouse sale. [NYP] Rich Bockmann

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NYC Hotels

NYC Hotels

Where to stay: Once-in-a-lifetime Airbnb or the most exp上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝ensive hotel room in the US? One costs $75K per night; the other is $69

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Which would you choose between a camper van parked in Soho or The Mark hotel s lofty 10,000-square-foot penthouse?

The van is only for one guest and it s got no running water, so bathroom breaks mean facing the elements or street life, but the nightly rate is a competitive $69.

The Airbnb listing, as cited by the Gothamist, claims to be the right vehicle to experience New York economically and gives some advice to the上海千花网论坛 上海千花网 uninitiated on what to expect from #vanlife:  Van-life is for those who embrace adventure and have no problem roughing it, to have a new and memorable experience Ideal guests approach van-life with an open mind, a sense of humor, and a fun attitude, the listing reads.

Meanwhile, in the Upper East Side, The Mark s penthouse suite hasn t been available for guests in nearly a decade. At $75,000 per night, it is the most expensive hotel room in the country.

“Before the paint was dry on the renovation, we had someone interested in renting it as an apartment, so it has never been publicized or even on the website,” general manager Olivier Lordonnois told Bloomberg. “We then had a family rent it for 16 m爱上海 爱上海同城手机版onths, and now it is finally ready for guests.”

Which would you test out? [Gothamist, Bloomberg] —Erin Hudson

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Scarsdale officials reviewing proposals as they plan downtown redevelopment

Scarsdale officials reviewing proposals as they plan downtown redevelopment

Scarsdale wants to redevelop its downtown transit center as part of an effort to attract millennials, LoHud reported. In July, the town asked developers to submit ideas for redeveloping the Freightway garage, which is south of the Scarsdale train station. Since then, several dev上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛elopers have done so, and t上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛he longtime commuter haven plans to gather public input before it puts out a request for proposals in 2019, its Land Use Committee chairwoman Jane Veron told LoHud. “We want to create that virtuous cycle, residents living where they can shop and eat, wit新上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝交流区h easy access to New York City and bus lines, and with less reliance on motor vehicles,” Veron told the outlet. [LoH爱上海 爱上海同城手机版ud]

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New documents reveal slowed growth in the number of permits issued to East End developers

New documents reveal slowed growth in the number of permits issued to East End developers

New documents reveal slowed growth in the number of permits issued上海千花社区 上海千花网交友 to East End developers

Housing inventory in the Hamptons has surged in recent years, and now developers have filed fewer permits for “building, renovations, demolitions, electrical work, coastal erosion mitigation and renewals,” among other matters, according to 27east,新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 上海同城对对碰交友社区 which obtained documents under New York State’s Freedom of Information Law. Across the South Fork, the number of new permits rose just 2 percent last year when compared to 2017, a much slower growth rate than the two years prior, the outlet reported. In 2018, signs of building bou上海夜网 阿爱上海同城nced back in most East End vil上海千花网交友 上海千花网论坛lages, with the biggest decreases in Southampton (down 3 percent) and East Hampton (down 1 percent), according to 27east. The slowdown comes as Nassau and Suffolk counties gained about 10,100 construction jobs between late 2017 and late 2018, according to numbers recently released by the Associated General Contractors of America, a trade association. Long Island Business News reported that represents a 13 percent increase over the previous year, bringing the total number of those employed in construction for both Long Island counties to 89,700. [27east]

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11 West 12th Street

11 West 12th Street

Icon Realty Management has a bagel-loving buyer for historic Forbes townhouse It hit the market last April asking $28.5M

11 West 12th Street with J. Carey Smith eating a bagel (Cred上海千花社区 上海千花网交友it: Google Maps and Wikipedia)

Seven years after buying the townhouse owned by publishing mogul Malcolm Forbes, Icon Realty Management has found a buyer. And the buyer is an entrepreneur with a big-ass taste for luxury real estate and bagels.

The home at 11 West 12th St上海千花网论坛 上海千花网reet is in contract for about $20 million (about $2,200 a square foot), the Wall Street Journal reported. It hit the market last April asking $28.5 million.

The buyer is J. Carey Smith, the Texas entrepreneur behind “Big Ass Fans” and “Big Ass Lights.” Smith sold his company, Big Ass Solutions, for about $500 million in 2017. He later bought Lance Armstrong’s former home in Austin, which was listed for $7.5 million.

Corcoran Group’s Mark David Fromm represented Smith while Compass’ Kyle Blackmon and Leonard Steinberg represented the sellers.

Forbes, who was known for hosting lavish parties at the home, purchased it in the 1960s. Developers Todd Cohen and Terrence Lowenberg of Icon Realty Management bought the townhouse in 201爱上海 爱上海同城手机版2 for $7.25 million and have since gutted and modernized the building.

Smith told the Journal he found that new development condos lacked the character he was looking for i上海贵族宝贝 上海千花网龙凤论坛n a New York home. The townhouse is also near his favorite bagel s上海夜网论坛 上海夜网pot, Bagel Bobs, he told the Journal.

The home spans about 9,000 square feet and features two kitchens, an 800-bottle wine room, a soundproof home theater and a gym. The townhouse also has a garage and a garden. [WSJ] — Meenal Vamburkar

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