House & Home Roundup: 6.25 pts

Humour me. This week’s H&H gets all funny with itself, and it is truly interesting to watch how much this section changes week to week. In a way, it’s a good thing. It is a little unpredictable… like fashion. Especially when the lead story is written by Lockhart Steele of Curbed. The barbarians are at the gate!

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Biggest news is that Cooperative Village, the housing project on the Lower East Side (at Grand St.) has become a hip new residence. These were not available on the open market until 2000. Over the past few years, more and more young, design-oriented folk have been snapping up apartments here, stripping them down and making them modern beauties. Prices have ranged from $290,000 for a two-bedroom in 2002 to $$230,000 for a studio last year.

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  • Horrifying is the new roof garden at the MoMA, which is being designed by Ken Smith. The 17,000 square foot territory – on two roofs – will be entirely made up of plastic box ferns, rubber mulch and fake rocks.
  • Funny and poignant is Charles Grodin’s new play. “The Right Kind Of People” is about the antics and predjudices of a Manhattan co-op board.
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