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What are our thoughts on Andy Cohen's Bing & Bing-building abode in the Village? I personally find it to be a mess. That tacky '70s-reject mirror over the couch! That totally cliche Eames Lounge Chair! Those baby-puke-colored lounge chairs! Oy vey.

by Jill Zarinreply 3103/24/2013

I love when I see the homes of rich people and realize that they can be as dumpy as mine.

by Jill Zarinreply 103/23/2013

Did Andy let Faye Resnick decorate his apartment?

by Jill Zarinreply 203/23/2013

Gawd, bare feet, *and* on the coffee table. Deal breaker.

by Jill Zarinreply 303/23/2013

Does he ever have sex?

by Jill Zarinreply 403/23/2013

But you have no problem with using Madonna's "Sex" as coffee table literature, R3?

by Jill Zarinreply 503/23/2013

He makes all that money and THAT'S the best he can live? How sad for him.

by Jill Zarinreply 603/23/2013

Tacky bachelor pad.

by Jill Zarinreply 703/23/2013

Don't you old ladies ever get tired of bashing successful, out gay men?

by Jill Zarinreply 803/23/2013

Of course the 'art' over the sofa is a mirror.

by Jill Zarinreply 903/23/2013

I like it a lot. It's very authentic. Nothing pretentious really. I could totally move in with him.

by Jill Zarinreply 1003/23/2013

I've never seen such a femme gay with such bad design sense. Usually the femmes are design mavens. He has the design sense of a fit-fat straight guy.

by Jill Zarinreply 1103/23/2013

That optic mirror above the sofa is like something from the funhouse.

by Jill Zarinreply 1203/23/2013

[quote]I've never seen such a femme gay with such bad design sense.

Oh, c'mon: he's not *that* femme! He's obviously gay, sure, but on a femme scale from 1 to Chelsea twink, he's probably a 4.

by Jill Zarinreply 1303/23/2013

Cohen tries to be camp for his straight audience. Only social climbers and grifters kiss up to this lazy eyed frog. And obviously Datalounge posters are perfectly content with where they are, so they don't need to 'ooh and aah!' over him.

by Jill Zarinreply 1403/23/2013

Please, he's not femme, he's out, that's about how femme he is.

by Jill Zarinreply 1503/23/2013

I'll give him credit for not buying some Joan River's-ish multi-million dollar museum. Good for him for being goofy.

by Jill Zarinreply 1603/23/2013

The sad thing is that living room could be fixed in a mere three steps:

1) Replace the ridiculous mirror with an actual piece of *art*, preferably contemporary and of similar size.

2) Reupholster the baby-puke chairs with a patterned fabric -- a stripe would be great -- that works with the blue sofa. (And don't be afraid to pick out a bold print, since the rest of the room consists of solids and neutrals.)

3) Place a beige Sisal rug under the living area.


by Jill Zarinreply 1703/23/2013

OP, does "Bing & Bing" mean one of those postwar gray- or red-brick buildings on lots of the corners?

by Jill Zarinreply 1803/23/2013

*Hell* no, R18! Bing & Bing developed some of the finest pre-war buildings in the city, including numerous Emery Roth designs. Most of them are on the UES, but they did a half-dozen or so in the Village; I'm guessing Andy's building is one of several they built on West 12th.

by Jill Zarinreply 1903/23/2013

Thanks, OP. I lived in NY so long ago (Fifth Avenue pre-war in the Village), I get confused. Charles Greenthal was the post-war-meister IIRC.

by Jill Zarinreply 2003/23/2013

How much do you think his apartment is worth?

by Jill Zarinreply 2103/23/2013

He has very nearly approximated the ugly randomness of a straight man's bachelor pad.

Why would anyone want to do that?

by Jill Zarinreply 2203/23/2013

What would total square feet be?

Can't really tell from the pictures. Big, small, or average for NYC?

by Jill Zarinreply 2303/23/2013

R22 is right, in my view.

[quote]Replace the ridiculous mirror with an actual piece of *art*, preferably contemporary and of similar size.

Or even with an actual mirror.

by Jill Zarinreply 2403/23/2013

In the millions, R21.

by Jill Zarinreply 2503/23/2013

That north-facing view seems like it could be that Bing and Bing building on the north side of Abingdon Square where Jennifer Aniston briefly owned two apartments.

by Jill Zarinreply 2603/23/2013

Andy's apartment isn't in one of the Bing & Bing buildings near on Abingdon Square. Walk north a couple of blocks.

by Jill Zarinreply 2703/24/2013

WAY over-decorated.

by Jill Zarinreply 2803/24/2013

I'm more tired of scolds like you, R8, who believe someone can't be taken to task for having dismal taste just because they're gay.

by Jill Zarinreply 2903/24/2013

[quote]Gawd, bare feet, *and* on the coffee table. Deal breaker.

And dirty bare feet at that. Does his housekeeper not do floors?

by Jill Zarinreply 3003/24/2013

Could someone kindly explain the study?

The desk is on the left, but what is the cushioned thing? A teeny, tiny daybed? A seat that's level with the desk? And who would want to sit so high, staring straight out the door of the study?

by Jill Zarinreply 3103/24/2013
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