56 Leonard Lobby—street view featuring Anish Kapoor sculpture and vertical garden



Iwan Baan Photographs Anish Kapoor Sculpture Squashed Under New York Skyscraper

Dezeen | February 23, 2023

Photographer Iwan Baan has released images of Anish Kapoor’s long-awaited reflective sculpture in New York, which sits at the base of Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard Street skyscraper in Tribeca.

Where Caviar Kaspia Goes, Fashion Follows

The New York Times | February 15, 2023

Sarah Senbahar and her husband and property developer, Izak Senbahar, own The Mark Hotel in New York, which has partnered with Caviar Kaspia as part of the Parisian restaurant’s global expansion.


The Mark Takes Top Spot in Tripadvisor’s 2022 Top 10 Hotels in the US List

CNN Travel | May 10, 2022

Tripadvisor said that The Mark Hotel “is housed in a beautiful 1927 landmark building, but, inside, it has been completely reimagined, and given a new life and identity for the 21st century.”

56 Leonard, Herzog & de Meuron’s Skyscraper in New York

Domus | May 4, 2022

56 Leonard seems like a comparatively successful combination of far-out urban fantasy and pragmatic machine-a-habiter.

Caviar Kaspia to Open This Fall at The Mark

WWD | April 20, 2022

Caviar Kaspia will open its first permanent Stateside location at The Mark Hotel this fall.


How Did They Build That? | Season 1 - Episode 1

56 Leonard aerial view

Watch the Smithsonian Channel’s “How Did They Build That?: Cantilevers and Lifts,” featuring the design and construction of 56 Leonard (Original air date: March 5, 2020).


The Top 15 Hotels in New York City

Travel + Leisure | July 8, 2020

Celebrities prep and designers hold after-parties for the Met Gala at this polished hotel — and not just because it’s conveniently located a block from the museum.


What’s Inside The World’s Second Most Expensive Hotel Penthouse?

Singapore Tatler | March 22, 2019

At $75,000 a night, The Mark Hotel’s penthouse suite in New York was, up until recently, the world’s most expensive hotel suite.


The Mark’s Izak Senbahar Talks Luxury

Forbes | November 15, 2018

Discreetly tucked away on a leafy tree-lined street near Museum Mile in New York City’s fashionable Upper East Side, The Mark Hotel carries the distinction of being one of the world’s most exquisite hotels.

15 Minutes with the Mark Hotel’s Izak Senbahar

Cultured | November 2018

Entrepreneur, hotelier, and real estate developer Izak Senbahar was born in Istanbul and later transitioned to New York where he was first introduced to the real estate market.

Look at America’s Most Expensive Hotel Suite (Video)

CNBC.com | October 31, 2018

CNBC’s Robert Frank reports on the Mark Hotel’s grand penthouse that costs $75,000 a night.

I Spent the Day in the Most Expensive Hotel Suite in America

CNBC.com | October 26, 2018

I spent the day inside the most expensive hotel suite in America. Despite its astonishing $75,000 a night price tag, I still think it is worth every cent.

Living In a Home That’s a Work of Art

Financial Times - How To Spend It | September 21, 2018

Why stop at hanging art on your walls when your entire home could be a work of art?

Making His MARK

GG Magazine | August 31, 2018

Since its reopening, The Mark on the Upper East Side of Manhattan has become the chicest hotspot in town.


The Mark is Named #1 Luxury Hotel in the World

USAToday.com | August 16, 2017

Buzz60’s Keri Lumm talks about 2017’s #1 Luxury Hotel in the World according to Bilanz magazine.

Mark Hotel Receives Top Rating in Bilanz

Business Insider | August 13, 2017

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Bilanz, Switzerland’s leading business magazine, gave the Mark Hotel its much anticipated and coveted #1 rating in The World’s 100 Best City Hotels Award.

Behind The Success Of 56 Leonard

Bisnow | April 17, 2017

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Izak Senbahar has mastered a winning formula for turning luxury condominium development projects into bonanzas for himself and his company, Alexico Development Group.


Why Do The World’s A-List Celebrities Always Flock To This Boutique New York City Hotel?

Forbes | September 28, 2016

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The phrase “luxury hotel” has become as diluted of its essential prestige in hospitality these days as “gourmet kitchen” has in real estate.

The Skyscraper Architects Who Find Inspiration in Disintegration

Financial Times | February 26, 2016

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Whether we think of the angular fragmentation which is the basis of cubism or the dreamlike incoherence of James Joyce’s Ulysses, it is clear that the art of the modern city emerged from an understanding of the essence of the city as an incoherent place of limitless possibility…


Pushing Prices is a Risky Game

The Real Deal | May 12, 2015

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Despite astronomical prices and insatiable demand for luxury real estate in Manhattan, developers Joe Moinian and Ziel Feldman see restraint in the market.

Before the Met Gala, Mingling at the Mark

The New York Times | May 5, 2015

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“Fashion people and celebrities feel liberated here,” said Izak Senbahar, the owner of the Mark Hotel, as attendees of the annual Costume Institute Gala mingled in his lobby on Monday afternoon. “They feel like they can be themselves.”

A Tribeca Makeover Geared Toward Families

The Wall Street Journal | March 12, 2015

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On any given day, there are about 400 people—construction workers, truck drivers, engineers and designers—laboring to build 56 Leonard, a 60-story residential skyscraper rising in Tribeca.

Power Lifting of a Residential Kind

The New York Times | February 6, 2015

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Izak Senbahar, the president of Alexico Group and co-developer of 56 Leonard, the undulating tower that redefined TriBeCa’s skyline, didn’t hesitate when it came time to select a fitness guru to assemble what, in his opinion, is the most pivotal amenity component of a luxury residential project: its fitness center.


Reasons to Love New York: #39

New York Magazine | December 15, 2014

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Jacques Herzog, half of the Swiss architecture duo Herzog & de Meuron, grabs a tray full of sugar packets from the café table and lays it across a cappuccino cup, then balances another cup on top of that.

Creature Comforts, à la Carte

The New York Times | October 24, 2014

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The uninitiated buyer could be forgiven for thinking that an apartment with a price tag of $10 million, $20 million or much more comes fully loaded with amenities.

Building The Extraordinary

Leaders Magazine | October 2014

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An Interview with Izak Senbahar, Alexico Group LLC.

Buy Condo, Then Add Parking Spot for $1 Million

The New York Times | September 9, 2014

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What will $1 million buy in New York City? A diamond-encrusted Cartier men’s watch. A small fleet of 2014 Bentley Continentals. Or maybe your very own parking spot in SoHo.

Five Star Hotelier: Izak Senbahar, Owner of The Mark Hotel

The Native Society | March 13, 2014

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Izak Senbahar was born in Istanbul in 1959 and moved to the U.S. in 1977 to attend The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.


The Stars Inside the Building

The New York Times | December 27, 2013

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The real estate industry in New York City continues to produce pricey new condominiums, seemingly at the rate of tennis balls spit out of a ball launcher.

Izak Senbahar

The Real Deal | December 2013

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Izak Senbahar is the president of the Alexico Group, the development firm behind high-profile condo projects such as Grand Beekman on East 51st Street, 165 Charles Street, the Laurel on East 67th Street and the condo conversion of the Mark Hotel.

Stratospheric Views, and Prices

The New York Times | November 3, 2013

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Walking slowly to the windows facing the meadow of green that is Central Park, Gary Barnett slips into salesman mode as he spreads his arms wide, embracing the sweeping bird’s-eye view he has from the 87th floor of his shimmering skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan.

A 13th Floor Condo? No Such Luck

The Wall Street Journal | September 5, 2013

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When construction is complete on 56 Leonard Street, a 60-story skyscraper in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood, amenities will include an indoor/outdoor theater, 75-foot lap pool, library lounge and private dining salon. What it won’t have: a 13th floor.

Condo’s Price Is Straight Up

The Wall Street Journal | June 26, 2013

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A penthouse atop a new condominium skyscraper that resembles a pile of haphazardly stacked boxes has gone into contract for $47 million, a record for a condo sale below Midtown Manhattan.

Izak Senbahar—The 30-Minute Interview

The New York Times | April 16, 2013

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Mr. Senbahar, 54, is the president of the Alexico Group, a New York developer of luxury hotels and condominiums. The company also provides property management services for its buildings.


Adding to the Quality of Life

Leaders Magazine | October 2012

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Based in New York, Alexico Group LLC is a real estate development firm with a portfolio of projects including The Mark Hotel, The Laurel, 165 Charles Street, and 56 Leonard.