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 Zarin||reply 31||03/24/2013|
I love when I see the homes of rich people and realize that they can be as dumpy as mine.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 1||03/23/2013|
Did Andy let Faye Resnick decorate his apartment?
|by Jill Zarin||reply 2||03/23/2013|
Gawd, bare feet, *and* on the coffee table. Deal breaker.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 3||03/23/2013|
Does he ever have sex?
|by Jill Zarin||reply 4||03/23/2013|
But you have no problem with using Madonna's "Sex" as coffee table literature, R3?
|by Jill Zarin||reply 5||03/23/2013|
He makes all that money and THAT'S the best he can live? How sad for him.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 6||03/23/2013|
Tacky bachelor pad.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 7||03/23/2013|
Don't you old ladies ever get tired of bashing successful, out gay men?
|by Jill Zarin||reply 8||03/23/2013|
Of course the 'art' over the sofa is a mirror.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 9||03/23/2013|
I like it a lot. It's very authentic. Nothing pretentious really. I could totally move in with him.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 10||03/23/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 11||03/23/2013|
That optic mirror above the sofa is like something from the funhouse.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 12||03/23/2013|
[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 Zarin||reply 13||03/23/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 14||03/23/2013|
Please, he's not femme, he's out, that's about how femme he is.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 15||03/23/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 16||03/23/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 17||03/23/2013|
OP, does "Bing & Bing" mean one of those postwar gray- or red-brick buildings on lots of the corners?
|by Jill Zarin||reply 18||03/23/2013|
*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 Zarin||reply 19||03/23/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 20||03/23/2013|
How much do you think his apartment is worth?
|by Jill Zarin||reply 21||03/23/2013|
He has very nearly approximated the ugly randomness of a straight man's bachelor pad.
Why would anyone want to do that?
|by Jill Zarin||reply 22||03/23/2013|
What would total square feet be?
Can't really tell from the pictures. Big, small, or average for NYC?
|by Jill Zarin||reply 23||03/23/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 24||03/23/2013|
In the millions, R21.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 25||03/23/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 26||03/23/2013|
Andy's apartment isn't in one of the Bing & Bing buildings near on Abingdon Square. Walk north a couple of blocks.
|by Jill Zarin||reply 27||03/24/2013|
|by Jill Zarin||reply 28||03/24/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 29||03/24/2013|
[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 Zarin||reply 30||03/24/2013|
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 Zarin||reply 31||03/24/2013|