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— Publisher’s Note —

Artistry in Motion

Fine watch enthusiasts share an excitement for the innovation, detail and skill that go into every timepiece. Dramatic handcrafted dials take it up a few notches as they require even more skill and hours of labor than the complex mechanics they hide from view. In this issue of EQ Review, which was inspired by the upcoming Art Basel, we explore exquisite watch maker Piaget’s marquetry and Jaquet Droz’s execution of photorealistic painting scaled down to a 40-millimeter dial…

— Development —

75 Kenmare

Artistry Resides at DHA Capital’s 75 Kenmare Street

DHA Capital entrusted the architectural design to AIA Institute Award-winning Andre Kikoski Architect, the firm setting the tone for Nolita’s future. Kikoski conceived a contemporary building with a highly articulated cast concrete facade, blackened steel and accented by chamfered bronze window frames and architectural fans that stress shade and shadow. It’s a stunning architectural achievement that will change with the seasons, remain fresh and modern and resonate with the surrounding historic masonry facades of SoHo and Nolita…

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— Broker Profile —

EQ sat down with Ryan Serhant at 112 Duane Street

EQ’s Daniel Hilpert interviewed Nest Seekers’ Ryan Serhant the star of the hit TV show “Million Dollar Listing NY” at his TriBeCa listing. Ryan and Daniel wore classic timepieces provided by Piaget and in a wide-ranging discussion talked about the New York’s condo market, which buyers are most active in the market, the impetus behind the creation of a new neighborhood – SoHY (South of Hudson Yards) and the role that Hudson Yards retail plays in anchoring the neighborhood. Ryan also gives us his insights on working with developers and what makes a successful development.

— Wheels —

Electric Bikes

The Growing Field of Electric Motorcycles

Electrification is far from new in the world of transportation, but the world of motorcycles has been slow on the uptake. Achieving reasonable range with such limited space for battery storage is the key challenge, and the tech is finally up to speed…

— Urban Planning —

The Amazon Effect

Retail disruption leads to environmental problems for New York

Since 2015 more than 60 once landmark retail chains have filed for bankruptcy and closed thousands of storefronts. Despite inflation and population growth, department store sales have plunged 36 percent since their peak in 2001. Meanwhile, 2018’s e-commerce retail sales exceeded $120 billion, a record-breaking trend that is expected to continue…

— Watches —

Dial Artistry

The handcrafted side of luxury watchmaking

Much has been written about the mechanical side of complicated watchmaking. The complexities of executing new and innovative complications is the kind of thing that excites and inspires watch journalists and enthusiasts around the globe. Meanwhile, as simple as you would think a watch dial can be, there are brands out there whose dramatic handcrafted dials require more skill and hours of labor than the complex caliber it hides from view…

— EQ’s Property Pick —

119 Newlight Lane, Bridgehampton

Newly completed Hamptons Stunner listed by James Peyton of Corcoran

Modern by Perello. Just completed. This retreat is the latest project from the Perello Design & Build team in collaboration with architect Mike Hill of Studio 3H in NYC. Crisp and clean lines that exude a casual sophistication combining an authentic timber frame set among modern finishes. This house truly is one-of-a-kind overlooking the world class equestrian facility at Campbell Stables. Boasting 8,500 sf of luxury living on three levels with 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 2 half baths, resort style pool and spa, pool house, finished lower level and sunken tennis court on 1.4 acres manicured acres. Whether entertaining or just looking for a Hamptons escape this compound has it all…

— Art —

A Conversation with Joseph Klibansky

EQ sits down with highly sought after contemporary artist Joseph Klibansky to talk, art, business, life and supercars.

Joseph Klibansky is a contemporary artist whose work is highly sought after by collectors across the world. He is known for using mixed media to create both utopian and dystopian cityscapes and also for a series of thought provoking pop art inspired bronze cast sculptures that shed light on the burdens of success and wealth. Born in South Africa in 1984, Klibansky is based in the Netherlands where he attended business school before pursuing his passion for art. I recently spoke to him about his art, life and passion for supercars…

— Retail —

Manhattan Retail Apocalypse or Renaissance?

Manhattan luxury retail brokers, building owners and developers can be forgiven for suffering from whiplash over the last few months as they have grappled with the mix of good news and bad news swirling around the high end retail real estate sector. Recent headlines have screamed about a Manhattan “Retail Apocalypse” and while there have been some very high profile retail closures this year, just how serious is the Manhattan luxury retail situation?

— Lender Spotlight —

What are the 5 C’s of Credit?

How Banks Evaluate Their Borrowers

When applying for business financing, you know that your application goes through a review process. But have you ever wondered how, exactly, lenders evaluate applications for business lines of credit, commercial real estate transactions, receivable financing, and other loans? At Savoy Bank, we use the 5 C’s of Credit, a framework that is widely used among financial institutions to predict the risk of financial loss…

— Fashion —

Fashion and Luxury Collectors

Curating your wardrobe and collection of luxury items is no easy feat. For those truly devoted to fashion and their collection of luxury items, whether it ranges from designer sneakers to collector’s item luxury pens, it’s an art as delicate as museum creation…

— Hamptons —

75 South Breeze

An Entertainer’s House, Meant for Entertaining

Secluded, contemporary, and spacious, 75 South Breeze Drive, in East Hampton, New York, recently hit the market for sale. With an offering price of $1,950,000, this seven-bedroom, five and a half bath, tri- level gem is ideal for entertaining. Boasting unique gathering areas throughout the property, as well as a luxurious pool and deck wing, the layout provides an ebb and flow both beckoning and re-assuring. Never a dull moment for your guests, as they explore this welcoming space…

— Auction —

Curating Collections

Muys Snijders shares insights into Bonhams’ boutique auction service

Founded in 1793, Bonhams is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. At the center of Bonhams’ success is its specialists who are leading connoisseurs in their fields as well as astute business people. After a long stint at Christie’s, Muys Snijders recently joined Bonhams in New York as the Head of the Americas Post War & Contemporary Art Department…

— Money —

Cryptocurrency Control

Crony-Capitalism and Cashing-In on Nothing Changing

If you think cryptocurrencies are the future, you’re right. If you think bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, has a future, you’re wrong…

— Architecture —

Architecture that Resonates

EQ delves into Andrew Kikoski’s creative process and gets a behind the scenes look at his work on Hudson Yards

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