Here’s a thoughtful gift for your favorite wanna-be-green-thumbed New Yorker: the Scout Regalia patio garden kit. Perfect for smaller outdoor spaces like a city balcony or fire escape, these kits are an easy way for an urban gardener to get some green things growing fast.The freestanding raised garden bed was designed so it rests above the surface of your floor and is lined with a recycled drainage textile to help the soil aerate and plants to breathe. Constructed with certified redwood planks, it’s only going to get more handsome as it gets weather-beaten. And the kicker is it comes fully assembled, so all they need to do is add dirt, seeds and love.
Yes. Really. I had the opportunity yesterday to check out spectacularly priced twin penthouses at The Aldyn on the Upper West Side. The apartments were nice…big….5700 square feet, six bedrooms, eight and a half baths, views, this….
It just so happens that these sprawling beauties are being used for the 2012 Kip’s Bay Boys and Girls Club 40th Annual Decorator’s Showhouse. The 4000 square feet of terraces they each have are what blew me away. Stunning views up and down the Hudson River and Midtown. Quite possibly the best place on the west side to have a quiet sunset drink with your better half or with a gaggle of friends and hangers on. Especially sitting next to this.
Yes, each apartment has a private pool. A big private pool. An here’s the shameless shill best part….they can be yours for $16,000,000 and/or $17,000,000. We’re happy to schedule a viewing at any time. Seriously.