An Apartment in Pomander Walk Gets a Bright and Expansive Update

Angela R. James
<div class="caption"> This Manhattan complex is named for a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomander_Walk" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:romantic comedy by Louis N. Parker" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">romantic comedy by Louis N. Parker</a> where the buildings in the play are described as miniature copies of Queen Anne mansions. The play opened in New York in 1910 and the real-life iteration, seen here, was built in 1921. </div>
This Manhattan complex is named for a romantic comedy by Louis N. Parker where the buildings in the play are described as miniature copies of Queen Anne mansions. The play opened in New York in 1910 and the real-life iteration, seen here, was built in 1921.

Claudia Oribe had been living in an apartment with her family for several years when she started yearning for more space. Moving wasn’t ideal for obvious reasons but also due to the fact that she lived in Pomander Walk, the historically landmarked co-op on Manhattan’s Upper West Side that’s full of whimsy, storied history,

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Joanna Gaines gives an update on life at home with Chip and the kids

Angela R. James

Life as we know it has changed in recent weeks with social distancing and self-quarantine keeping families close to home — and closer to each other than ever before.

It’s no different for former “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, who are currently hunkered down with their kids on the family’s farm in Waco, Texas, without the distractions classes, work and outside interactions usually provide.

But as Joanna explained during a Wednesday morning virtual visit to TODAY, while this new way of life comes with extra challenges, it comes with plenty of perks, too.

“The kids are loving

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