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Turrets About Town

The tiny medieval towers on the Upper West Side, in Crown Heights, and on Staten Island— and the people who inhabit them.

The Turret With a Deck

Josh Sapan, entertainment executive


“WHEN WE MOVED IN, we had to have almost all of the furniture built specially for the space—circular bookshelves, a special curved couch. The couch is comfortable enough to sleep on, so sometimes our guests stay up there. For them, we also had these special shades built for the porthole windows. They are freestanding, sort of like pillows you can fit into the window. There was a deck already built off the second floor of the thing, but we had long grass put in and bought a couple of lounge chairs. Really, it’s heavenly—I feel

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