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Contents

VOLUME No. 02 ISSUE No. 01

JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2014

NYC’s

Premier

Properties

LISTINGS

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ON THE COVER: This $30.5 MILLION condo in Greenwich Village (pictured above) is one of the prime properties featured in this issue of Luxury Listings NYC. See page 75.

NEWS CORNER

THE BACK PAGE

P26 MANHATTAN MARKET ROUNDUP What’s ahead in 2014? A lot: A new mayor in office, major developments in the works and potential interest rate hikes.

P82 CLOSING TALLY From the average commute time to the high price of an always-chic Manhattan area code, all the numbers you need — or ought —  to know.

UPPER EAST SIDE

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FAMILY LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

No kidding: Even with a large apartment, it’s tough to find room for children (and their stuff). Check out our tips on how to make the most of your space. P8

GREENWICH VILLAGE P40

Local residents have had enough of hospitals

UPPER WEST SIDE

325 West Broadway

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High-end shopping and dining arrive in the nabe

MIDTOWN

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GRAMERCY

Thomas Roberts

CHELSEA

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TRIBECA

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Broadcast news: MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts makes his home in Hell’s Kitchen. P12

Urban escape: Soap star Erika Slezak says goodbye to her quiet, comfortable UWS home. P18

Best of NYC: A roundup of the city’s best new condos, amenities, views and more. P14

Priciest Listings in the ‘Burbs: Considering a move to the suburbs? A look at the most expensive homes in the most upscale enclaves around New York City. P22

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A home where a Keith Haring mural is part of the package

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The city’s tallest open-air observation deck

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At $32M, a penthouse co-op could set a downtown record

Gourmet grub at Gotham West Market

An abundance of boutique gyms in Flatiron

Sales are brisk at a controversial condo conversion

LES/EAST VILLAGE

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Locals band together to drive out a 7-Eleven

FIDI

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The neighborhood thrives after Sandy’s destruction


new year, new home NEW YORK CITY, TRIBECA DRAMATIC LOFT | $16,500/month | Web#9067682 Richard Orenstein 212.381.4248

NEW YORK CITY, FLATIRON

NEW CANAAN, CONNECTICUT

TRIPLEX PENTHOUSE | $35,000,000 | Web#9419759 Stephen McArdle 212.521.5753 | Robin Schneiderman 212.521.5790

COUNTY ESTATE | $5,895,000 | Web#99044570 Patti Feiber 203.979.8320

GALLATIN, NEW YORK EASY CREEK FARM | $5,875,000 | Web#3824577 Mary Beaton Stapleton 518.929.7783

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY

DARIEN, CONNECTICUT

LANDMARK ESTATE | $2,249,000 | Web#9297741 Christine Lane 201.478.6735

STUNNING 5 BEDROOM ESTATE | $8,100,000 | Web#99048531 Jane Glassmeyer 203.722.2325

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EDITOR’S NOTE Luxury Listings turns one “ year old this month! From the

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Upper East Side down to the Village, we loved hearing about your experiences reading the magazine during the past year, whether you were using it to find a place or paging through it as a spectator sport.

APPY BIRTHDAY TO US! LUXURY LISTINGS NYC TURNS ONE YEAR OLD THIS MONTH. Just like a baby who learns to sit up, then crawl — then suddenly she is off and running, Luxury Listings has seen its own milestones in its first year. First and foremost are the 100,000 doorsteps we reach in Manhattan with each issue. We’ve loved hearing about your experiences with the magazine over the past 12 months. Some examples: A family in the West Village that, looking for more space, used an issue of Luxury Listings to check, neighborhood by neighborhood, where they could afford bigger digs. There was also the 30-something woman whose parents were visiting from the Midwest, who couldn’t stop looking at the crazily priced lavish homes, unlike anything they had ever seen. And there was the grande dame from the Upper East Side who said she would pack each issue into her overnight bag during the summer months to take as beach reading in Martha’s Vineyard, browsing for properties like she was shopping at Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman. Beyond the print magazine, more than 6,000 people liked us on Facebook in the few months after we launched a page there, and our debut party in the fall, featuring the stars of the real estate reality TV show “Million Dollar Listings,” packed the house with more than 400 attendees. Finally, a reader survey we put out last month was opened by more than a third of the people that received it, an incredibly high number for that sort of thing. We are thankful for the engagement and loyalty of our readers, and look forward to continuing to scratch that real estate itch throughout the rest of 2014. Overall, it’s an interesting time for luxury real estate in New York City. On the one hand, the market for expensive homes is on fire, with asking prices running all the way up to $114 million (many are featured here, of course — see page 79 for that chart-topper).

There is a dearth of properties for sale, which is driving up prices further, meaning that apartment hunters have to stay on top of the market and act more quickly than ever. On the other hand, there’s the fear that rising interest rates — not to mention a new liberal mayor, who has said that “towering, glitzy buildings marketed to the global elite is not the type of development New Yorkers are looking for” — could dampen the party. See that story on page 26. Of course, de Blasio will ironically live in the most valuable home in New York — the 11acre Gracie Mansion, worth some $200 million according to estimates — as one of the perks of the job. Most of us, though, are pretty starved for space. That’s especially true for families — the mayor himself raised his children in a home with one bathroom in Park Slope prior to Gracie Mansion. In a story on page 8, we take a look at space-saving tips that should help, even for those who live in large apartments by New York standards. We also take a peek inside the homes of two movers and shakers who have made their names on the small screen. We visit MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts and his husband in their Hell’s Kitchen apartment (page 12), and take a look at the Upper West Side pad of one of the best known soap stars in the biz, Erika Slezak (page 18). And don’t miss our take on “The Best of New York” — from the top buildings and views to the most luxe gyms and pools — starting on page 15. Finally, I’d like to introduce our new managing editor, Lisa Keys, who has covered real estate for the New York Times and New York Post. We are very excited to have her on board as we enter our second year. Enjoy the issue.

STUART W. ELLIOTT, Editor-in-Chief


Representing Manhattan’s Finest Properties

TOUR DE FORCE E 58th St. Extraordinary high floor duplex condo designed by Charles Gwathmey. Living room with 24’ ceiling. Rare combination of grand space, great light and spectacular views. 16 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths. Top-of-the-line finishes. Modern chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. Office, washer/dryer, walk-in closets, hardwood floors, central air conditioning and pet friendly. 9,000 square feet. Full service building. $98M WEB# 2569544

ARCHITECTURAL DELIGHT

CELEBRATED WEST 11TH STREET

Soho. Extraordinary renovated. Private, keyed elevator co-op. 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Great room with WBFP, 18’ ceiling & glass wall. Formal dining room, chef’s kitchen & sunroom. Two WBFPs & 2 deco FPs. 2 terraces, outdoor Kit & soaking pool. Reduced to $14.9M WEB# 2537725

GV. Historic 4 story townhouse located on a coveted Gold Coast. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 6 firplaces, south facing landscaped garden. Elegant home with old world charm, flexible use of space plus with several modern upgrades. Move-in condition. $12.75M WEB# 2816024

THE SOHO EXPERIENCE

ENCHANTING BEEKMAN DUPLEX

Soho. Private, keyed elevator full floor condo loft. Grand entertaining space with 13’ ceiling, huge windows and hardwood floors. Open chef’s kitchen and Library. Master bedroom suite + 1 bedroom & sleeping loft. 2 baths. East and West expos. Central air conditioning, W/D. $9.4M WEB# 2623970

E 50s. Elegant 9 room, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath apartment in one of New York City’s finest co-ops renovated to the highest standards. Superb layout and striking East River views. Perfect for living and entertaining. $9.85M WEB# 1191608

REFINED AT RIVER HOUSE

RAVISHING AT THE RUSHMORE

E 52nd St. Elegant 10 room, 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath duplex with lovely river views. Great space, architectural details. Living room with wood burning fire place, library, formal dining room, windowed Kit with breakfast room. Winding staircase, high ceiling & hard wood floors. East and west expos. $5.6M WEB# 2535612

Riverside Boulevard. Condo 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with incredible Hudson River and City views, west, north and east exposures, beautiful windowed eat-in Kit, gracious master bedroom suite with dressing room, custom built-ins, washer/dryer, turnkey, amenities galore. $4.25M WEB# 3032869

Deborah Grubman I Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker I (o) 212.836.1055 I dg@corcoran.com David B. Dubin I Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker I (o) 212.605.9287 I ddubin@corcoran.com Paul H. Albano I Licensed Real Estate Salesperson I (o) 212.572.3177 I pha@corcoran.com Equal Housing Opportunity. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate broker located at 660 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10065. All dimensions are approximate.


CITY DWELLING

FINDING ROOM for the FAMILY Even with a large NYC apartment, these space-saving tips can help

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olstoy once wrote that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” If he had been writing 150 years later and in a different setting — namely, modern-day Manhattan rather than 19thcentury rural Russia — he would have had to note that a lot of that unhappiness comes from living in a cramped apartment with little ones running around.

BY TOM ACITELLI The number of children under age five living in Manhattan ballooned more than 32 percent during part of the last decade, according to the most recent census figures. Other boroughs, especially Brooklyn, saw increases, too, suggesting that there are now a lot more New York City families with kids then there have been in a long while. Where to put them all, then, in a city where $1 million might get you but a onebedroom? It’s a challenge, but there are ways.

Playing nice Kids doing their thing in a playroom designed by Kidville.

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“Families ask most about how to fix three top trouble spots: the zone by the front door, overworked closets and the cluttered common room,” Maeve Richmond, founder of home-organizing firm Maeve’s Method, told Luxury Listings. “[These are] areas that quickly fall apart once little ones arrive with clothes, toys and bulky strollers.” Here, then, are some tips on putting it all back together again, and trying to make for a happy family.

As the population of New York families with young children has risen, so has the popularity of the communal playroom. Older co-ops have turned unused common space into playrooms, with toys funded collectively by owners. Newer buildings have incorporated playrooms into their designs from the get-go — or, in the case of luxury rental developer Glenwood Management, have retrofitted older towers with playrooms. During the last real estate boom, Extell, another luxury developer, even hired Kidville, an operator of higher-end children’s gyms, to design the playrooms at the Rushmore on the Upper East Side and the Lucida across town. Buying or renting in a building with a dedicated playroom can, of course, free up that space at home.


Double-duty furniture

“The No. 1 thing I tell families is that furniture has to do double-duty,” said Nancy Heller, founder and president of Goodbye Clutter, a professional-organizer firm in New York. “An ottoman has to have storage; an end table has to be able to store magazines underneath.” One such piece of furniture ripe for double-duty? Traditional beds, which can house drawers underneath the mattress frame. For younger children, a classic space-saver is the bunk bed; there, too, the drawer concept works. Don’t forget about doors. “I just did this for a client: I used the back of their kid’s closet door and hung a shoe caddy,” said Jeni Aron, founder of New York home-organizer Clutter Cowgirl. “But in the pockets weren’t shoes; they were his T-shirts and pajamas. He doesn’t have to neatly fold everything — he can just shove T-shirts in each pocket and then he can see [them], because each pocket is made out of mesh.”

Putting beds to bed

One of the biggest pieces of furniture in any home is the bed. The city’s long had Murphy beds, which discreetly fold up into the wall during the day. Now, add ceiling beds to the mix. Sometimes called mobile or elevator beds, these sleepers descend and ascend by remote control to precise levels (see the “Best of New York” on page 14). But they don’t come cheap: Ceiling beds can cost more than $20,000, with parts and installation.

Mod pods Modular furniture tends to be simply designed, as well as lightweight for easy movement, including folding and closing. The Italian firm CLEI has pioneered an entire Space Savers line with city dwellers in mind. Its furniture includes entire pod-like wall systems comprised of fold-out beds with dressers, a desk and shelves. If the kitchen’s the busiest place in your household, there’s also CLEI’s fold-out kitchen table. (The firm declined to name its prices upfront.) Organizing coach Richmond also suggested banks of cubed shelving, either open-faced or closed — “A must-have to hold endless loose toys.”

Keep clutter (and a bed) out of sight with CLEI’s space-saving modular furniture.

Fake it

Fabricated, temporary walls with built-in doors are popular in in New York, especially with renters.

A couple of caveats: The rooms these walls create can’t be too small — rooms must have windows to be considered legally habitable and, if a room’s going to be called a bedroom, it has to be at least 80 square feet. That said, several firms offer installation for negotiable prices starting at several hundred dollars to more than $20,000; the prices usually include taking the walls down at some future date. If your family doesn’t need an entirely new room, organizers suggest room dividers — like bookshelves and Japanese screens — rather than walls.

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CITY DWELLING

Nanny vs. au pair

It’s not just the labor costs that can enter into childcare calculations, but the real estate costs as well. Some parents face the choice between a live-in nanny/au pair, or, more typically, a nanny who goes back home at the end of the day. Families save a room if the nanny doesn’t live-in, of course (though au pairs, by definition, generally live with the families, as they are typically part of a cultural exchange). Given that most higher-end Manhattan homes trade for well more than $1,000 a square foot, having live-out childcare vs. live-in can free up hundreds of thousands of dollars in real estate — not to mention free up space. If families want live-in childcare, however, that means providing a separate room with a window. This can mean fake walls, doubling up kids rather than letting them have separate bedrooms or, in some cases, buying an au pair suite elsewhere in the same building.

Kick the clutter

Heller once talked a client into getting rid of some of the 57 vases she owned and liked to keep out in the living room, including on the coffee table. She also has some advice for even the most devoted bibliophile, which she counts herself among: “I tell people, ‘Ditch the books because they’re all on your iPad now or your Kindle.’” Paperbacks, in particular, should be donated to make room. “Paperback books aren’t beautiful,” Heller said. “They were meant to be passed on.” As for the clutter spots, particularly an apartment or a townhouse’s entryway, organizers recommend ruthlessly compartmentalizing. Have a bowl or a drawer solely for things like keys or loose change, another for old receipts, a place for smartphones, somewhere to store the mail before it’s sorted, etc. “Get in the habit of putting them ‘in their home,’” Richmond said, “and cut down on time searching for them in pockets or tables or countertops or other household surfaces.”

Rent vs. buy

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The age-old conundrum of whether to buy or to rent in New York —  every family confronts it. The conundrum has been compounded by both rents and sales prices rising in Manhattan, as the inventory of available homes has stayed low, making set ways of thinking about renting vs. buying seem outmoded.

That, along with tighter lending and a still-iffy economy, throws a lot of home-hunters into a rental market that’s seen some of its beefiest rents ever in recent years. The median monthly rent for a Manhattan two-bedroom apartment at the end of last year was $4,795. For a three-bedroom, the figure was $7,315 a month.

In the third quarter of 2013, the latest numbers available, the median sales price of a Manhattan two-bedroom apartment was $1.35 million, according to appraiser Miller Samuel; the median for a threebedroom was a whopping $2.5 million. At the same time, the number of homes on the market in Manhattan was down more than 20 percent from a year prior, while sales were up 30 percent. Translation: It’s a very tight real estate market out there that favors sellers.

The numbers jump higher in areas more desirable for parents with young children, neighborhoods like Manhattan’s East Side, where many of the city’s best private schools are located. The median rental price for an East Side apartment with three bedrooms was $7,900 in the third quarter of 2013.

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With price tags like that, it’s enough to force families to efficiently use every square inch, or else consider fleeing the island of Manhattan.


EXCEPtionAL DuPLEX in 740 PARK Park Ave. 14

PARK AVEnuE PEntHousE DuPLEX WitH tERRACE UES. Co-Excl. Prewar palatial penthouse with 5BR, 5 full baths, 2 powder rooms, living room, library, formal dining room, windowed eat-in kitchen, breakfast room, sky room, 2 wood burning fireplace, city and river views, wrap terrace, brand-new renovation. $24.95M. WEB# 9161453. Cathy Franklin 212-906-9236 Alexis Bodenheimer 212-906-9230

GREAt ConDo on CEntRAL PARK CPS. Perched on the 13th flr, this home boasts a 33’ LR with 22’ ceils and sweeping park views. Tastefully renovated 3BR, 3.5 bath, 2 wbfp, W/D. White Glove condo. $8.995M. WEB# 9308130. Scott Moore 212-588-5608 Lisa Lippman 212-588-5606

room duplex in 740 Park Avenue with 5BR, 5.5 bath and 5 staff rooms. North, South, & West expos and grand Candela rooms. White glove Co-op. $29.5M. WEB# 9170480. Kyle Blackmon 212-588-5648 LEGEnDARY RiVER HousE East 52nd Street. 7,000+SF high tower floor 16 rm duplex w/stunning River and city views. Glorious and expansive entertaining space. A unique opportunity. $19.5M. WEB# 3728661. Caroline E. Y. Guthrie 212 396-5858 EAst 71st stREEt 20’ tRoPHY East 71st Street. Stunning 20’ elevator home. 14 rms, 8BR, 6BA, 3 pwdr rms, 6 wbfp, garden and roof garden, gym, movie theater. Complete renovation. $17.4M. WEB# 9116835. Samuel Thomas Milbank 212-906-9248 sPECtACuLAR CAnDLA DuPLEX UES. Sun-filled prewar 11 into 10 rms in premier Co-op off 5th Ave, brand new renovation, 4BR, 4.5 baths, LR, FDR, lib, wndwd EIK, maid’s rm, wine cellar, CAC. $14.5M. WEB# 9224141. Cathy Franklin 212-906-9236 Alexis Bodenheimer 212-906-9230

uRBAn ALCHEMY Midtown West. Largest, highest apt available at 15 CPW. 75’ facing Central Park,. 6BR, 6,000SF +/, private elevator landing. $70M. WEB# 9305458. Paula Del Nunzio 212-906-9207 CEntRAL PARK BLoCK 1 FAMiLY West 80s. 5 Story Limestone Mansion, newly renovated with 5BR, triple pane windows, security cameras, 6 working gas fireplaces, CAC and open South garden. $9.75M. WEB# 9111692. David Kornmeier 212-588-5642 sAn REMo CoRnER APt West 70s/CPW. Impeccably restored, sun-flooded 8- room corner apt. Magnificent scale and views. Classic moldings, casement windows, herringbone flooring. $6.495M. WEB# 9080893. John Burger 212-906-9274 Mint tWo BEDRooM on CPs Midtown West. Amazing renovated 2BR, 2 bath condo, open/wndwd kit & great layout. FSB w/ gym, garage & pets OK. W/D allowed. $1.975M. WEB# 9164442.. WEB# 9164442. Harvey Messing 212-712-1121 Elise Roberts Messing 212-317-7737

HAnD-CRAFtED MAstERPiECE Chelsea. This

15 union sQuARE WEst stunnER Union Square. Perched high above Union Sq, #9A is the ultimate in luxury living. This dramatic 3BR, 3.5 bath condo is perfect for grand entertaining both inside and out. $11.75M. WEB# 9382845. Jen Wening 212-906-0555 Gary Michael Lacy 212-906-0526

PAnoRAMiC PEntHousE ViEWs Brooklyn. Extraordinary penthouse with huge private terrace. Views of harbor and skyline with L-shaped layout. Views of harbor, Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines. $1.1M. WEB# 9252111. Joan Goldberg 212-452-4471

Penthouse loft features French oak planks, top-of-the-line finishes, cutting-edge home control system, chef’s kitchen, and landscaped private terrace. $5.35M. WEB# 9251830. Filipacchi Foussard Team 212-452-4468 GRAnD on GREEnE SoHo. 2,818SF, 2BR, 2 bath condo loft with 13’10” high ceiling, 35’x32’ living/dining area, 10’x5’wndws, 6 Corinthian cast-iron columns, CAC, keyedelevator. $4.89M. WEB# 9318237. Siim Hanja 212-317-3670 Rudi Hanja 212-317-3675 tERRACEs GALoRE East Village. Mint condo 3BR apartment below Union Square. 2 private planted terr, wbfp, large kit $4.75M. WEB# 9089285. Liz Dworkin 212-906-0509 soHo tHREE BEDRooM SoHo. Stunning 3 BR, 3 bath mint-condition home features 10’ ceils and outdoor space. A 55’ great room offers expansive living. $3.62M. WEB# 9341779. Julia Hoagland 212-906-9262 PARK GRAMERCY Downtown. Large fully renovated studio w/ separate sleeping and dressing area, new marble bath, new wndw kit, 4 large clsts, investor, sublet, pet frdly. $660K. WEB# 9334808. Rajan Khanna 212-588-5625 ELEGAnCE AnD HistoRY Clinton Hill. Stately 4 story semi-detached townhouse of Victorian architecture. 25’x76’ on 136 lot. Dramatic parlor flr, orig dtls, 2 wbfp, 6BR, 4 full bath. Central air. $3.75M. WEB# 9108893. Angela Ferrante 718-858-1765 PARK sLoPE toWnHousE Park Slope. Gorgeous 3-fam brownstone. All orig detail. Dplx +2 high income apts. Beaut grdn, orig woodwork, fretwork, ceil medallions. Excellent condition. Prime Loc. Deliv Va. $3.25M. WEB# 3919406. Brian Lehner 718-858-5423 Jill Seligson Braver 718-858-5905 CEntER sLoPE DuPLEX Park Slope. On lovely 3rd St, this 5-year-old condo has everything. 3BR, 3 bath, 3 balconies and 2 huge private terraces. Parking on-site, move-in condition. $2.15M. WEB# 9086449. Libby Ryan 718-399-4103 Maria Ryan 718-399-4127 uPDAtED CLAssiC Park Slope. Sparkling, spacious light filled 3BR, 2 bath condo w/open plan kitchen, fireplace, lots of closets. $1.495M. WEB# 8533034. Jeffrey Zoldan 718-399-4140

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STAY TUNED After a lengthy–and ongoing–renovation, MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts and husband feel at home in Hell’s Kitchen BY ZACHARY KUSSIN PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHRISTIAN FERNANDEZ

MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts (right) and husband Patrick Abner (left) in their recently renovated kitchen

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TOP LEFT: The living space, like the rest of the home, boasts grey, black and blue hues. TOP RIGHT: A glass door connects the living space to the 300-square-foot patio. RIGHT: Patio seating provides an outdoor escape.

“I don’t like long commutes. I just walk to work.” —Thomas Roberts

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homas Roberts asks tough questions as an award-winning newsman — and the “MSNBC Live” anchor was just as demanding when looking for a home. Roberts and husband Patrick Abner had a long list: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, double sinks in the master bath and outdoor space were among their priorities. Fortunately, they were able to check all the boxes when they saw the digs at 505 West 47th Street, a condominium built in 2009. “When you have those things that you’re looking for, then it really kind of narrows what you can actually get,” Abner said. Among the attractions were the apartment’s two terraces. The larger, which measures 300 square feet and opens up to the building’s courtyard, was the setting for their wedding party last fall. Adding to the appeal was the Hell’s Kitchen location, not far from their previous apartment in Midtown West, and a convenient distance to Roberts’ Rockefeller Center studio. The short distance to work will come in handy as Roberts moves up the ranks at MSNBC, hosting the network’s “Way Too Early” program at 5:30 a.m. weekday mornings, starting this month. “I don’t like long commutes,” he said. “I just walk to work.” Two years after buying the apartment for $1.15 million, and with roughly $50,000 invested in renovations, the couple and their two dogs are — for the most part — settled. The quiet space in the back of the building felt welcoming when they returned from a busy trip to Moscow this fall, where Roberts co-hosted the Miss Universe pageant and did some network reporting. “We do feel like we’re a bit removed from

things when we can shut the doors and close the blinds,” Abner said. “It’s important for New York, because the city can be quite overwhelming sometimes, so you need a place where you can feel like you’re getting away from it all.” The haven took some time to evolve, as the couple’s first try at making the former model unit their own didn’t satisfy. The apartment’s walls, now boasting blue, grey and black hues, were initially coated in beiges. Roberts called it a “muddy” palate. “I think you have to make some mistakes first, and we did,” said Abner, who works as a community liaison for Merck Pharmaceuticals in its HIV division. But the process was worth the effort. “We’ve been able to put our own stamp on it.” The most recent projects involved installing a Carrera marble-topped custom island and new lighting for the kitchen; finishing the dining room and wallpapering the living room ceiling — an idea they said seemed a little strange at first, but it grounded the space. And the work continues. The to-do list includes searching for the “perfect piece” for the space above the sofa (to replace one they say they love, but doesn’t fit right) and changes to the second bathroom. “It takes some time, and that’s all right,” Roberts said. Roberts and Abner, who have been together for 13 years, previously owned homes in Los Angeles and Atlanta — but those had very different looks. “We gravitate toward older buildings,” Abner said. “But in New York your priorities change a little bit.” “Our goal was mainly to hide dog hair,” Roberts joked. January/February 2014 | Luxury Listings NYC

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BEST CITY VIEWS

THE UPPER FLOORS OF ONE57

It would be hard to beat the views from the Western Hemisphere’s tallest residential building: One57, the 92-unit condohotel at 157 East 57th Street that Extell Development finished building last year. From the upper floors of the 90-story, 1,004-foot spire, lucky owners can survey vistas that include all of Central Park, uptown Manhattan, parts of New Jersey, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, the major airports — even the northern reaches of Staten Island. Of course, such dictatorial views come with hefty price tags: Two One57 penthouses have traded for more than $90 million, the highest amounts ever paid for a NYC apartment. Both of those penthouses are sheathed in glass — the better to enjoy the view.

THE BEST of NEW YORK Luxury Listings takes a peek at the top buildings, top views, top architecture and much more

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o kick off 2014, Luxury Listings deep-dived into the best of New York City real estate to come up with the tops in buildings, views (city and water views), fitness centers, residential gadgetry, architecture and much more. These are properties and perks that make New Yorkers — and potential New Yorkers — take notice of a real estate scene that’s doing pretty tops itself. Who could not notice, for instance, our pick for Best City Views: the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, the 90-story One57 on East 57th Street? Or our pick for Best Water Views, the august River House, where its 62,000-squarefoot private club has been turned into one

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BY TOM ACITELLI of the priciest private listings in the city’s history? Closer to the ground, there are supreme amenities like our pick for Best Pool, a 61-foot, Travertine tile-lined run in Tribeca, and our pick for Best Gym/ Spa, an all-in-one complex on the far West Side that spans more than 80,000 square feet and where the spinning center and basketball court are just for starters. Moreover, if you can’t afford access, we have picks like Best Exterior, which belongs to a glassy new number that turned an old eyesore of a closed candy factory into what one wag likened to “some sort of Soho spacecraft.” There’s also Best Starchitecture, which comes via another far West Side address, this one described as “a hybrid between the European perim-

eter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise.” We’ll leave you to reach your own comparative description. Finally, though we didn’t include it, the New York real estate market overall might have made this Best of New York list, with prices for luxury homes up amid a tight supply for those who want to buy in or switch places. Simply put, New York luxury real estate had one of its best years ever. The median sales price for a luxury Manhattan home (defined as the top 10 percent of the market), for instance, by the last quarter of 2013 was $4.1 million, according to appraiser Miller Samuel — anything below that, and you were buying in the rest of the market.


BEST STARCHITECTURE

W57

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is making his NYC debut with this apartment complex at 625 West 57th Street that’s been likened to a snow drift and a pyramid. Expected to open this spring, W57 pretty much defies description. Its developer, Durst Fetner, calls it “a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise.” Ingels’ design has three of the building’s four corners sloping low, while the northeast corner spikes to 467 feet, allowing the interior courtyard spectacular Hudson River views.

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WATER VIEWS

RIVER HOUSE

This co-op has been one of the city’s most exclusive addresses since it opened in 1931, not least because of its perch on the East River. Residents used to have access to private yacht moorings, though now they have to settle for breathtaking water views. One particularly awesome River House view is now up for sale: the co-op’s private club. The five-story, 62,000-square-foot building is being marketed as a single-family home with the potential to become the most expensive residence ever sold in NYC. The price? A mere $130 million.

BEST

GADGETRY

THE DESCENDING BED

New York has long boasted Murphy beds, the kind that fold out from — and into — the wall and thereby give tight apartment spaces more room when guests pop in. In recent years, though, the descending bed has made its appearance. These are beds that drop from the ceiling and then go up again when a tenant or an owner needs space. At least one model, in the coop at 14 East 64th Street, is operated by a remote control that can set the very exact height at which it dangles. There’s also built-in overhead lighting for bedtime reading.

BEST

FOYER

UNIT 12L AT THE APTHORP

The Apthorp at 2211 Broadway was one of the Upper West Side’s most storied rentals — until it underwent a luxury condo conversion that emptied the block-long complex of most of its tenants. Some remain, however, including the tenant who leased this 1,700-square-foot spread in late 2013 for $12,500 a month. It includes a 20-foot-long foyer that is actually bigger than the living room and library. This mega-foyer leads into the living room. The tenant rents from an owner who bought the $3.5 million unit last year but never lived in it.

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BEST

NEW EXTERIOR The first thing to know about 325 West Broadway is that it used to be a Tootsie Roll factory — hence the name of its condo conversion. The second thing is that the façade of the sevenunit building will be sheathed in a cast-aluminum screen with a glassy window wall behind it; moreover, the ground-floor retail will be covered in glass, creating the illusion, as Curbed put it, “that the façade is floating ... like some sort of Soho spacecraft.” Architect Peter Guthrie is responsible for the design; construction is expected to be completed next year.

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NEW CONDO Developers Arthur and William Zeckendorf, along with architect Robert A.M. Stern, brought the world 15 Central Park West in 2008. The team reunited for the conversion of the old Salvation Army boarding-house at Irving Place into an ultra-luxurious condo with 14 floor-through units, a duplex penthouse and a maisonette, each with keys to Manhattan’s only private park. The $42 million sale of the penthouse to Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander — a record for Manhattan below 59th Street — closed in August.

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CO-OP The estate of the late investor Martin Zweig has listed his triplex penthouse atop the Pierre hotel for an unabashed $95 million. Should it sell at or near that sum, it will easily be the biggest home trade in New York City history. Co-op units in the prestigious building (which have access to all the hotel’s services) routinely trade in the eight figures, or at least rent in the six figures: As of late December, no fewer than three spreads were asking more than $100,000 a month.

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BEST SWIMMING POOL The 61-foot pool in the fitness center and spa area of this recently converted Tribeca condo is lined with Travertine mosaic tiles and watched over by a bright, glassy backsplash of giant daisies. The pool can be seen through a transparent wall from 250 West Street’s wood-paneled library, and it undoubtedly attracts some rather cerebral — and moneyed — swimmers: The condo made headlines in the fall of 2013, when one of its 1,379-square-foot studios traded for $1.75 million (that’s nearly $2 million for a studio, mind you).

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MERCEDES HOUSE

Rents at the Mercedes House, on 54th Street off 11th Avenue, run more than $5,000 for a two-bedroom — but said rents come with perks, chief amongst them access to the Mercedes Club. You can hang out in the 80,000-square-foot club, which features a 40,000-square-foot gym plus yoga studio, spinning center and indoor/outdoor pool. There’s also hoops in the half-sized basketball court. It’s indoors, making for yearround pickup. Finally, after working up a sweat, hit the in-house juice bar, also year-round.

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PARKING

200 ELEVENTH AVENUE

They didn’t nickname this 19-story Chelsea condo the “Sky Garage” for nothing. It opened in late 2012 to much fanfare — not because of buyers like Nicole Kidman, but because its mechanical garage allows you to drive to your doorstep, even if you live on the 19th floor. The 300-squarefoot personal garages are part of a tower where penthouses have asked $20 million. Owners simply drive through an 11th Avenue entrance and follow computer prompts before being lifted to their personal, condoside car-hold. Only in New York.


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Soap vet Erika Slezak bids farewell to her Upper West Side sanctuary

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uring the 40-plus years that six-time Daytime Emmy award-winning actress Erika Slezak has portrayed Victoria Lord on “One Life to Live,” her character has weathered many challenges in the soap opera’s dramatic plot: multiple personality disorder, widowhood, breast cancer, rape and lots more. So it’s no surprise that her co-op pied-à-terre at the Musician’s Building on West 67th Street — which she and actor hubby Brian Davies recently listed for $1.83 million — offers cozy surroundings to take her mind off all the stress on the set. “It’s a wonderful job and a lot of fun,” she said of the former ABC series, which is currently on hiatus after an online revival and a summer stint on Oprah Winfrey’s network. But at the end of the day she was exhausted — especially when her character grappled with multiple personality disorder — and her comfortable, quiet home was a welcome respite from the drama. “It was a nice place to go home, have dinner, hang out and go to sleep,” she said. The bright, homey surroundings add to the sense of tranquility. Neatly arranged Italian artwork hangs on the white walls underneath built-in gold lights. Throughout the rest of the living space, antique lamps sit atop CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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TOP LEFT: Soap star Erika Slezak. ABOVE: Golden lights illuminate the paintings in the living room. LEFT: The window looks out onto West 67th Street.


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simple, elegant wooden tables. The white walls also allow the colorful window treatments and rugs to stand out. All the furnishings were picked specifically for the space, which, combined with the family photos that adorn the built-in bookshelves and the warm look of the wood-burning fireplace, give the apartment a very personal touch. “It was incredibly peaceful and comfortable,” she said of the spread, which she and Davies bought in March 2002. She declined to reveal the price paid for the apartment, and the amount of their purchase does not appear in city records. The couple invested $250,000 into making the space their own, Slezak said. The previous owners had begun a renovation on the two bedrooms and two bathrooms, but hadn’t gotten too far. Slezak and Davies finished the kitchen (incorporating touches like extra cupboard space and a wine cooler), put together the remaining parts of the fireplace, added the bookcases and put a closet in the second bedroom, to name some tasks. By that fall, the apartment was ready. “We could do anything we wanted,” Slezak said of the process.

Overall, the home has nearly 10-foot ceilings, frontage on 67th Street and a windowed kitchen with a built-in breakfast bar. As for the building, it was built as a co-op for musicians nearly a century ago, and its apartments are sound-proof. Slezak and Davies — whose primary home is in New Canaan, Conn. — stayed at the apartment four or five times each month. One of the reasons for buying it was its proximity to Slezak’s old studio at ABC — located directly behind the building. “It was a gift from God!” Slezak said of the arrangement and the quick commute to work. But, later on, the studio moved several blocks west to West End Avenue. “And I complained: ‘I have to walk five blocks!’” she joked. However, following the cancellation of the show by ABC in 2012, their trips to the city have become less frequent. They came to the apartment three times in the last year, Slezak said. In the online iteration of “One Life to Live,” which ran for roughly one month before Oprah’s network picked it up for the summer, her show taped at a studio in Stamford, Conn. — just eight

miles from her New Canaan home. (Slezak and Davies moved to Connecticut in 2006, after 25 years living and raising their two children in Plandome, N.Y. They also own property in Vermont — a renovated farmhouse on 200 acres near Okemo Mountain Resort — which they’re also thinking of selling.) “It just doesn’t make sense to keep it if you don’t use it,” she said of their city home, which is listed with Corcoran Group’s Wendy Sarasohn and daughter Jamie Joseph. “If we ever need an apartment in New York again, we’ll buy another one, but for now this is the right decision for us.” Still, it’s bittersweet. Slezak and Davies share good memories of the 67th Street home. They lived there full-time for five months while renovating their New Canaan home. Together, they went to the theater, walked their dogs over to Lincoln Center and enjoyed the nearby offering of stores and restaurants. “We loved it there, we were happy,” she said. “My husband in particular: He would say ‘Oh, I just love it here!’”

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THE PRICIEST LISTINGS in the ’BURBS A roundup of the most expensive properties for sale in the tony enclaves around NYC BY JULIE STRICKLAND

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he priciest properties on the market in New York City’s toniest suburbs — Nassau, Bergen, Fairfield and Westchester counties — may not break Manhattan records, but their luxury cachet may be enough to draw even the most determined city dweller. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening in each area.

With new foreign buyers, Nassau’s luxury sales boom Foreign investors are a growing presence in Nassau County’s luxury residential market. And the properties those buyers are choosing from are all about the bling — indoor basketball courts, home movie theaters and the like. Nassau’s most expensive listings clock in north of $15 million. Many buyers eyeing high-end properties with price tags of $10 million or more are Chinese customers purchasing homes that can also serve as corporate retreats or entertainment venues for overseas guests, sources say. Nassau’s Gold Coast — which includes Sands Point, Old Westbury, Muttontown, Cen-

tre Island, the Brookvilles and Mill Neck — is drawing most of the high-end buyers, said Shawn Elliott, founder and CEO of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates, who has the county’s priciest listing. Also on Elliott’s list is 103 Centre Island Road in Centre Island. It is owned by the world’s foremost porcelain collector, Richard Cohen, and modeled after Versailles’ Le Petit Trianon. The roughly 21,000-square-foot home bears a $14.98 million price tag and features the Napoleon room, decorated in the general’s favorite colors (purple and green) and accented with his crest.

NASSAU’S PRICIEST HOMES ON THE MARKET ADDRESS

TOWN

LISTING PRICE

Chestnut Hill Drive

Upper Brookville

$15.9 million

Vista Lane

Brookville

$15.8 million

5 Frost Mill Road

Mill Neck

$15 million

203 Store Hill Road

Old Westbury

$15 million

6120 Northern Boulevard

Muttontown

$15 million

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Best school districts draw Bergen’s high-end sales While the luxury market in Bergen County is strong — with the most expensive listing at nearly $30 million — brokers say there is no Manhattan-like madness there. The New Jersey market is municipalitysensitive, meaning that buyers are willing to pay top dollar for the area’s excellent school districts, such as Alpine, according to Dennis McCormack, a broker with Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, who currently has two of the county’s five most expensive listings. “Alpine is very strong because the school system is excellent, and prices are higher than they’ve been in past years,” said McCormack. Towns with higher taxes and lesser-ranked schools have sat out the market’s uptick, he said. Cresskill and Englewood fall into that category, he said, despite the fact that the latter is home to the county’s priciest listing — the

$29.9 million Gloria Crest estate, once home to actress Gloria Swanson. Kennedy family patriarch Joseph Kennedy — who owned the property and for years maintained a public affair with Swanson — sold it before his death in 1969. Current owner Edward Turen paid $4.6 million for the estate in 2000, according to New Jersey’s Multiple Listings Service.

The $29.9 million Gloria Crest estate, once home to actress Gloria Swanson

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TOWN

LISTING PRICE

83 North Woodland Street

Englewood

$29.9 million

5 Buckingham Drive

Alpine

$14.5 million

1 Autumn Terrace

Alpine

$14 million

11 Autumn Terrace

Alpine

$14 million

44 Rio Vista Drive

Alpine

$13.9 million

Fairfield County’s astronomical prices top the suburban heap Fairfield County tops the New York area’s suburban luxury market. Overall sales are booming and luxury market prices are stratospheric, sources say. Indeed, the Connecticut county’s priciest listing was at one point the most expensive listing in the country. The 50-acre Copper Beech estate (499 Indian Field Road) was first listed for $190 million in May; it’s since been chopped to $140 million. Among the other priciest properties for sale in the county is 207 Byram Shore Road in Greenwich, listed for $32 million. The 1916 mansion, owned by the Weinstein Company’s Bob Weinstein, measures nearly 13,000 square feet and is located on a street dotted with grand “summer cottages” that served as vacation homes for last century’s wealthy industrialists.

Should the home, listed by Coldwell Banker’s Tamar Lurie, fetch its full asking price, Weinstein would land a hefty profit: He paid $16 million in 2000.

The 50-acre Copper Beech estate is listed for $140 million.

FAIRFIELD’S PRICIEST HOMES ON THE MARKET ADDRESS

TOWN

LISTING PRICE

499 Indian Field Road

Greenwich

$140 million

1143 Sasco Hill Road

Fairfield

$62 million

124 Old Mill Road

Greenwich

$32.9 million

207 Byram Shore Road

Greenwich

$32 million

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Darien

$30 million

Westchester draws priced-out New Yorkers The real estate market in Westchester County is a “tale of two cities,” according to Houlihan Lawrence’s Anthony Cutugno. In lower Westchester’s towns close to New York City, like Bronxville, Rye, Scarsdale and Mamaroneck, sales in the $2 million to $4 million range account for 70 percent of Houlihan Lawrence’s luxury business. Most buyers are people who sold their place in Manhattan — but couldn’t find the space they needed to stay in the city amid the frenzied market there, said Cutugno, director of the firm’s Luxury Country Properties division. The county’s priciest properties are in upper Westchester. Currently topping the market is 17 Cowdray Park Drive in Armonk, which was listed in October for $24.9 million. One of the other most interesting highend properties is 58 Cat Ridge Road in North Salem, which was listed at $18.5 million in March 2012.

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The 9,000-square-foot home was designed by architect Mott Schmidt for Woolworth heir Richard Woolworth in 1934. It’s been dubbed “the last of the Georgians” in reference to the signature American Georgian Classic style Schmidt employed in designing early 19th–century homes for the likes of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers. The home sits on 26 acres, has indoor and outdoor pools and a horse stable. 17 Cowdray Park Drive in Armonk

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North Salem

$18.5 million

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MANHATTAN MARKET ROUNDUP

Time for change What’s ahead: Major developments, a new mayor and a probable interest rate increase By Katherine Clarke

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ast year was a historic one for New York City real estate, with price records shattered and the luxury market on fire. Hedge funder Bill Ackman and a group of investors reportedly paid more than $90 million for a unit at Extell Development’s luxury condo tower One57. If the sale closes at that price, it will set a record for the most expensive Manhattan condominium. With a new mayor and a slew of luxury condos coming to the market, what can we expect this year? Read on for a look at some key issues.

Interest rate jitters Speculation that the Federal Reserve could begin to wind down its signature easy-money program has renewed buyers’ sense of urgency to take advantage of historically low rates before the cost of borrowing shoots up. The interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate loan is currently hovering around 4.6 percent, but experts predict rates could reach as high as 6 percent this year. O ver the past few months, there’s been an uptick in buying — which was already going strong, despite the relative lack of inventory — as interest rates have inched up, said Jordan Roth, a senior branch manager at GFI Mortgage Bankers, a residential mortgage provider in Manhattan. “If rates had stayed where they were in the first part of 2013, buyers might have stayed on the sidelines,” he said. “Now, we’re seeing people get into the game.”

How high can interest rates climb?

The de Blasio agenda Many people are watching to see which of Mayor de Blasio’s real estate-related issues he raised on the campaign trail gets tackled first. More affordable housing is likely on the way: On the mayor’s agenda is mandatory inclusionary zoning, which would change the rules on affordable housing for developers. At the moment, many residential projects are planned as 80/20 buildings — a program through which developers receive tax-exempt financing in Mayor exchange for making 20 de Blasio percent of their units affordable — though de Blasio may change that ratio for new residential developments.

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The condo concern Luxury super-towers One57 and 432 Park Avenue hogged headlines last year. Now we’ll see if the batch of high-end projects conceived in the wake of those two high-profile condos can survive. “Developers are looking at those projects as benchmarks, but they’re on a different playing field,” said Shaun Osher, CEO of real estate broker107 W. 57th St. age CORE, who predicts that new units coming to market with exaggerated price tags will linger. “Buyers are not going to be foolish.” Among the most anticipated projects set to go up in Midtown is JDS’ so-called “skinny” tower at 107 West 57th Street, which is slated to rise to 1,350 feet, and the 1,423-foot glassy skyscraper Extell is building at 225 West 57th Street.

The renewal of Seward Park Big changes are coming to the Lower East Side, which will see a 1.65-million-square-foot, mixed-use project in and around Seward Park, slightly north of East Broadway. The six-acre site is the largest swath of undeveloped city-owned land in Manhattan below 96th Street. The project will include 1,000 units of housing (half of which must be permanently affordable) as well as a 15,000-square-foot open space, a school, a community center, 250,000 square feet of office property and a mix of retail spaces. “Smart people are buying in the area before this is built,” said Stephen Kliegerman, president of Halstead Property DevelArtist rendering of Seward Park opment Marketing. “This is potentially the most exciting mass new development to happen in the city. You’re going to see values in that area jump by 50 percent over the next five years.” Other large-scale projects to watch: South Street Seaport, the World Trade Center site and Hudson Yards, which is rising on the far West Side.


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A rendering of the complex proposed by Hunter College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

SICK OF HOSPITALS

UES residents rally against new towering medical complex

A

group of Upper East Side residents

the City Planning Commission and the City Council,

sued last month to stop a 1.15 million-

meaning the dozen or so residents face an uphill bat-

square-foot medical complex on East

tle to downsize or eliminate it. Construction, in fact, is

73rd Street near FDR Drive. The group,

expected to start this year.

Residents for Reasonable Development,

Residents, including members of the new group,

is not against hospitals per se; and it’s not even nec-

fought the Hunter–Sloan-Kettering plan before it

essarily against the $226 million complex planned

was approved. They are now hoping a judge agrees

by Hunter College and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering

with them that the city’s two-month bidding pro-

cancer clinic. Instead, they say the complex as it’s

cess for what was a Department of Sanitation ga-

now conceived — with a 350-foot tower and a 450-

rage until 2008 was only open to health-care, edu-

foot tower — is out of scale for

cation or scientific-research

the neighborhood.

facilities, with more attrac-

For one thing, the towers will ruin some residents’ sweeping East River views, as well as add more than 8,000 people and 1,600 vehicles to the already densely populated area’s daily

New Yorkers don’t call that stretch of the far Upper East Side “Bedpan Alley” for nothing.

life. Besides, say residents, New

buildings barred. The Bloomberg administration awarded the college and the hospital the site in 2012. The administration, for its part, hails the complex as a

Yorkers don’t call that stretch of

major job creator, with 3,200

the far Upper East Side starting at 60th Street “Bed-

construction jobs estimated and 830 full-time po-

pan Alley” for nothing: There are huge medical facili-

sitions after its open. Also, Hunter and Sloan-Ket-

ties nearby already, including New York–Presbyterian

tering have said the complex is a done deal, having

and parts of Rockefeller University.

not only won approval from the City Council and

“The project,” according to the lawsuit filed during the first week in December, “will disrupt the existing

the Planning Commission, but the local community board.

largely residential community in which [residents]

“We think that it represents a step forward for

live by injecting massive institutional uses incompat-

New York,” a representative for Sloan-Kettering

ible with their surroundings.”

told The New York Post. –Tom Acitelli

The complex has already been O.K.’d, however, by

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tive neighbors like residential

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NEIGHBORHOODS | UPPER EAST SIDE Housing costs

Strange spaces

Running down the numbers

Money shot

Average November sales price Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

N/A $686,578 $1,667,800 $3,797,926 $8,340,581

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eed security? Like, serious security? A townhouse at 157 East 70th Street — which is on the market for $36 million — has a two-story bulletproof atrium. Beyond that, the home comes with amenities that you’d expect for a home of this price: elevator, media room and four woodburning fireplaces. The house’s ownership history is quite colorful: Condé Nast publisher Si Newhouse owned it, and so has Russian arms dealer Dimitry Streshinsky. Media mogul Robert Sillerman is the current owner; he bought the spread for $3.1 million in 1994.

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

N/A $3,165 $5,393 $9,366 $26,204

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Earnings stats, big sandwiches and winter fun $83,698 Median household income on the Upper East Side

$44.95

Developments

Museum quality

Price for a Triple Bypass Sandwich at 2nd Ave Deli, 1442 First Avenue at East 75th Street. The monster sandwich includes three large potato pancakes and “everything but the kitchen sink.”

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Top spots for sledding in Central Park. The steepest is Pilgrim Hill, by the 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue entrance. The other option is nearby Cedar Hill, off Fifth Avenue between 76th and 79th streets. Sources: Zillow, 2nd Ave Deli, Central Park

Pricey digs

The Upper East Side’s most expensive townhouses PRICE $114.1M

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ew renderings for the homes at 33 East 74th Street — a condominium project next to the Whitney Museum’s Marcel Breuer building, soon to become part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art — were released late last year, and they’re luxe. Materials include polished Calacatta, Bardiglio marble and ziricote wood. Interiors are being done by Champalimaud, a firm known for its hotel design. Sales will reportedly start at $13 million.

ADDRESS 12 East 69th Street TYPE/SIZE Seven bedrooms, six baths, three half baths; 20,000 square feet

Celebrity watch

The price of fame

WOW FACTORS A double-height home theater with a balcony, a game room, a swimming pool and a fitness room PRICE $46M ADDRESS 125 East 70th Street TYPE/SIZE Eight bedrooms, eight baths and three half baths; 11,100 square feet LOOKIN’ GOOD The 40-foot-wide home has a garden with a reflecting pool and gazebo Source: StreetEasy

A fixer-upper double-townhouse building, once home to GRACE KELLY and singer HARRY BELAFONTE, can be yours for $45 million. Located at 51-53 EAST 73RD STREET, the building really needs an overhaul: Currently used as offices and apartments, a deep-pocketed buyer might need to spend $10 million to convert the property to a single-family home. Among those reportedly interested in the double-wide property — which totals 12,000 feet — is Steve Madden.

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LEFT: Bar Boulud. TOP RIGHT: Barneys New York. BOTTOM RIGHT: The Apple Store at 1981 Broadway.

GOING UPSCALE ON THE UWS

High-end retailers and restaurants lure the well-heeled to the nabe

T

he boom in new retailers on the Upper

of the Hotel Belleclaire; the historic Emery Roth–de-

West Side is proving a boon to one par-

signed building is lobbying the community board so

ticular type of resident: those with un-

it can redesign its street-level spaces for a French pa-

limited wads of cash.

tisserie, the Journal reported. The hotel’s owners also

Newly arrived chains like clothier

want to build a rooftop restaurant.

Barneys and beauty product hawker L’Occitane En

Meanwhile, French skincare products company

Provence, as well as the Hotel Belleclaire’s planned

L’Occitane En Provence arrived last year at 76th

patisserie and rooftop restaurant, mean residents

Street and Columbus with a grand opening featur-

don’t have to leave the nabe for high-end shopping

ing a harp player and free champagne. And Barneys

and eating, the Wall Street Journal reported.

got a rebranding and makeover this year, abandoning

The current wave of upscale

the less upscale Barneys New

retail started in the late aughts,

York Co-op format it had in the

around the time that 15 Central Park West, the priciest condo in the city, arrived at the foot of the neighborhood. The opening

“It’s been slim pickings around here for years.”

neighborhood.

 — An Upper West Side resident

tober and has been a popular

of Bar Boulud, by restaurateur

destination on the ground floor

Daniel Boulud, across from Lincoln Center in 2008 was a milestone in the area’s culinary transformation, as was the opening of an Apple

of the NYLO New York City hotel. These days, even the Duane Reade on 76th Street boasts a growler-beer fill-up service.

Store the following year on the tech front. Around that

While some longtime Upper Westsiders lament

time came an outpost of Whole Foods on Columbus

the neighborhood’s transformation into a “shop-

Avenue and West 97th Street.

ping mall,” others are happy with the newcom-

Since then, the move toward higher-end retail has

ers. “It’s been slim pickings around here for years,”

only intensified. Gone are places like Big Nick’s, a cel-

one area resident told the newspaper in November.

ebrated burger-and-pizza joint that closed after more

–Tom Acitelli

than 50 years. The restaurant was on the ground floor

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The hip Chinese fusion restaurant RedFarm opened in Oc-

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NEIGHBORHOODS | UPPER WEST SIDE Housing costs

Nabe news

Running down the numbers Average November sales prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

$588,625 $790,281 $1,474,381 $4,255,712 N/A

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ttention Upper West Side freelancers looking for coworking space: You may be in luck. A large, vacant spread at 43 West 65th Street could become the first such office in the neighborhood. Neighborhood resident Sharon Schanzer — a freelance graphic designer and technology consultant — is leading the charge to launch the space, but there’s something standing in the way: Funding. Lots of it. Between $500,000 and $1 million is needed to get the project on its feet; no investors have stepped forward yet.

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,394 $3,147 $5,268 $10,156 $17,135

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Opera tickets, football parties and getting cheesy $275

Price for a front-row ticket at orchestra level for Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” which has its season premiere at the Metropolitan Opera on Jan. 16

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Types of cheeses — including Manchego, aged Asiago and Fourme d’Ambert — offered at Zabar’s, at West 80th Street and Broadway

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Number of Buffalo wings that come in a party platter at Blondie’s, a sports bar at 212 West 79th Street. Sounds good for a Super Bowl party!

Strange happenings

Serious building, serious rules

R

enters at 15 Central Park West — the tony building home to many boldfaced names — are subject to a list of restrictions. They run the gamut from the regular, like city laws regulating barbecuing, to the strange, like not placing anything on the building’s windowsills. Residents with strollers and skateboards are also restricted to a certain elevator. Another rule — because the building has become a neighborhood attraction — bans tours and exhibitions. Business

Mind your beeswax

T

Sources: Metropolitan Opera, Zabar’s, Blondie’s

he European Wax Center, which is now in expansion mode, will open two Upper West Side outposts in the coming months. One will be at West 100th Street and Columbus Avenue; the other will be on Broadway between West 88th and West 89th streets. Afraid of getting de-fuzzed? The company says it uses Parisian-made 100 percent natural beeswax, which it claims is “virtually painless.”

Pricey digs

The Upper West Side’s most expensive townhouses PRICE $50M ADDRESS 349 West 86th Street TYPE/SIZE Eight bedrooms, 14 baths; 13,000 square feet

Celebrity watch

Quivers quits the city

SWEET FEATURES Seven floors, seven fireplaces, rooftop garden

PRICE $32.75M ADDRESS 247 Central Park West TYPE/SIZE Five bedrooms, six baths, two half baths; 12,000 square feet MOUTH-WATERING DETAILS The kitchen opens onto a bamboo garden, the lower level has a 60foot freshwater pool Source: StreetEasy

ROBIN QUIVERS, the sidekick of radio personality Howard Stern, has parted ways with her two-bedroom condo. She bought the home at 200 WEST END AVENUE for nearly $2.5 million in 2008 and ended up selling it for $2.95 MILLION. Quivers now lives in New Jersey.

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TOP LEFT: Outdoor space at Gotham West. TOP RIGHT: 540 West. MIDDLE: Ramen from Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop. RIGHT: A rendering of Stella Tower.

A TASTE OF HELL’S KITCHEN

Gourmet food hall heralds big changes in the neighborhood

I

n late November, the Gotham West Market joined

ers think the new arrivals herald a shift in the gentri-

the plethora of new development bursting forth in

fied boundaries of Manhattan’s West Side.

Hell’s Kitchen in 2013. Indeed, the 10,000-square-

“Yes, it’s edgy; yes, it’s gritty, but it’s on the cutting

foot gourmet food hall, which opened as part of

edge of the city,” Elliott Joseph, a principal of Stella

the Gotham West rental complex at 44th Street

Tower co-developer Property Markets Group, told the

and 11th Avenue, is part of roughly a dozen residen-

Times. “But as gentrification takes over the entire

tial projects planned for the neighborhood or recently

city, you have to look for neighborhoods on the cut-

opened — enough to seriously challenge Hell’s Kitch-

ting edge.”

en’s decades-long reputation as a grittier neighbor

A place like the upscale Gotham West Market

to Chelsea and the Upper West Side, the New York

belies this edginess. It includes a tapas bar, a

Times reported.

burger joint and the first New

These include Gotham West itself at 550 West 45th Street, the Gotham Organization–developed complex with just over 1,200

apartments;

540West,

a 114-unit condo building under construction on West 49th

York outpost of Japanese

“Yes, it’s edgy; yes, it’s gritty, but it’s on the cutting edge of the city.”  — Elliott Joseph, Property Markets Group

Street; a pair of 57th Street towers with more than 700 apart-

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noodle shop Ivan Ramen. And the luxury complex it’s attached to includes a demonstration kitchen for residents to build parties around. Such accoutrements would have been largely unheard of in Hell’s Kitchen only a decade

ments; a 1,000-unit rental across the street and the

ago, as the neighborhood seemed to sit out the

51-unit Stella Tower condo at 425 West 50th Street.

last couple of real estate booms.

It’s not so much the new residents that these and

Now, brokers and residents alike are speaking of

other developments are bringing to Hell’s Kitchen,

Hell’s Kitchen in terms of being the next Chelsea or

but the expectations those residents will have for a

a branch office of the Upper West Side. The Gotham

neighborhood renowned for dingy Irish pubs and

West Market, in fact, has been compared to the Chel-

quick takeout fare. Real estate brokers and develop-

sea Market in its layout and menus. –Tom Acitelli

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NEIGHBORHOODS | MIDTOWN Housing costs

Business

Running down the numbers

On a roll

Average November sales prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

$448,586 $733,839 $1,573,572 $1,731,025 $8,000,000

J

apanese eatery Haru, which has several locations around the city, will come to the old New York Times building, located at 229 West 43rd Street. The resto inked a lease for a ground-floor space, and the deal comes as a relocation from their 205 West 43rd Street outpost.

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,639 $3,541 $6,147 $8,205 $14,909

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Signs of the season, an iconic tower and 40 years of discounts 170 by 100 Size, in feet, of the Bryant Park ice skating rink

1933

The year in which 30 Rockefeller Plaza — or 30 Rock — opened, but under a different name: The RCA Building

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Nabe news

Roseland no more

T

he legendary Roseland Ballroom will be closing its doors this year. But it’s not going out without a blast: Pop star and New York native Lady Gaga will have a series of performances in March for Roseland’s final hurrah. Located at 239 West 52nd Street, the venue will be torn down to build a new 50-plus-story mixeduse building. Developments

Number in years that TKTS, the discount theater ticket booth in Times Square, has been in operation

Bright lights, big building

T

he city’s largest apartment building is coming — at least, if one of the plans for the project goes through. Located at 606 West 57th Street, the building will rise 40 stories and could have 1,189 apartments — the highest number of units in a single city building, according to NY YIMBY. But there’s another possibility under consideration: An alternate plan calls for 848 homes and 285 hotel rooms, plus more than 60,000 square feet of retail space.

Sources: Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, TKTS

Pricey digs

What $10,000 per month rents you in Midtown PRICE $10,000/month ADDRESS 110 East 57th Street TYPE/SIZE three bedrooms, three baths; 2,420 square feet NEAT The home comes with once-weekly maid service

Celebrity watch

Tommy’s sweet digs

PRICE $10,250/month ADDRESS 320 East 58th Street TYPE/SIZE Three bedrooms, two baths FEATURES Two terraces — including a huge wraparound — to enjoy when the weather warms

Source: StreetEasy

Fashion mogul TOMMY HILFIGER and wife DEE OCLEPPO listed their penthouse at the PLAZA HOTEL late last year for a whopping $80 MILLION. With four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, the duplex is a combo of three apartments which the couple joined and renovated.

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TOP: A studio at the Fhitting Room. LEFT: Sweatin’ it out at Soul Cycle. RIGHT: Doing some HIT, or High Intensity Training.

FLEXING IN FLATIRON

With huge concentration of gyms, nabe becomes the ‘Fitness District’

M

anhattan’s Flatiron District is here

summer. The 4,000-square-foot space will include

to pump you up. The increasingly

two custom-designed studios and focus on HIT, or

tony and tech-heavy neighborhood

High Intensity Training (hence The Fhitting Room’s

has seen new boutique gyms arrive

name), a regimen for working out the entire body to

alongside larger fitness chains, to

improve endurance. There will also be a class on

the point where you barely have to walk a block to find

functional movements, which wrap everyday activi-

a treadmill to run on or a rock wall to climb.

ties like walking and bending into a workout. Classes

The latest entrants in the Flatiron are a pair of boutique gyms hoping to offer services that help

offered.

them stand out from the grow-

“Between Fifth and Sixth

ing pack, DNAInfo reported.

avenues,” the Fhitting Room

The Movement, which will offer group workout classes to raise money to fight cancer, plans to open this month at 32 West 18th Street. The 3,300-square-foot Movement will also offer yoga,

The Movement and the Fhitting Room will bring to around 20 the number of gyms in the neighborhood.

said on its blog, “we discovered the perfect building at 31 West 19th Street where the beautiful, large, open space gives us the ideal backyard for our newest FHIT playground!”

ballet-inspired barre and high-

The Movement and the Fhit-

intensity interval boot camp

ting Room will bring to around

classes, as well as a juice bar at the front; students

20 the number of gyms, martial-arts studios, yoga

can get a discount on the $20 to $30 classes when

spaces and specialized training spots in a neighbor-

they book in bulk.

hood now being called, by some, the Fitness District.

“Gyms like Crunch or Equinox are pretty chaotic

The density of these workout destinations creates

and hectic, and not everyone knows your name,” The

situations like this: Not one, but two Soul Cycle cy-

Movement co-owner Jordan Canino said.

cling-class locations as well as a Barry’s Bootcamp,

The other Flatiron fitness newcomer arrives via the Upper East Side: The Fhitting Room plans to open a new location on West 19th Street this spring or

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will cost $35 each, and bulk discounts will also be

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which emphasizes group workouts, within a few blocks of the Movement’s new spot. –Tom Acitelli


NEIGHBORHOODS | GRAMERCY/FLATIRON Housing costs

Developments

Running down the numbers

Haute housing

Average November sales prices

ales at 400 Park Avenue South — also known as Sky Couture — are expected to launch early this year, according to the project’s teaser site. Details on the 18-story Toll Brothers City Living development — described as “fashionable condominiums” from Pritzker Prize–winning architect Christian de Portzamparc — remain scant: There will be an assortment of one- to five-bedroom condos, with interiors by Stephen Alton, according to Curbed. Prices will span $1 million to $10 million-plus.

Average November rents

$498,250 $883,785 $1,335,416 N/A N/A

Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,386 $3,518 $5,228 $9,314 $12,788

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Michelin-starred cuisine, tasty burgers and a petite private park $225

Cost per person of Eleven Madison Park’s multi-course tasting menu

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Number of specialty burgers at Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen on 23rd Street, near Madison Square Park, including the green chile cheeseburger and the hickory bacon blue burger

2

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Business

Bombay the tasty way

B

ombay Sandwich Co. — a popular stand at Brooklyn’s instaclassic Smorgasburg food market — opened its firstever storefront in the nabe. The 10-seat eatery at 48 West 27th Street serves sandwiches, wraps and smoothies with an Indian flair. Most items are vegan and some are even gluten-free. Nabe news

Size in acres of Gramercy Park, Manhattan’s only private park

Hard times for hardware store

Sources: Eleven Madison Park, Schnipper’s, New York Times

Pricey digs

What $10,000 per month rents you in Gramercy PRICE $10,000/month ADDRESS 124 East 36th Street TYPE/SIZE Duplex apartment inside a townhouse; two bedrooms, three baths; 1,700 square feet HOT FEATURE Each bedroom has a fireplace

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ore new construction is coming to the nabe: An 18-story condo building will replace the more than 100-year-old Vercesi Hardware store at 152 East 23rd Street, near Lexington Avenue. No word yet on apartment sizes or prices. The builder bought the site in 2009. Celebrity watch

Wings and a prayer

PRICE $10,500/month ADDRESS 241 Fifth Avenue TYPE/SIZE Three bedrooms, two baths and one half bath OUTTA SIGHT Three exposures through floor-toceiling windows

Source: StreetEasy

JÓN ÁSGEIR JÓHANNESSON, an Icelandic financier and convicted fraudster, listed his 16th-floor 50 GRAMERCY PARK NORTH home for $10.9 MILLION. The apartment became notorious in 2010 when a tenant in the apartment sued Jóhannesson for allegedly installing cutrate Ikea furniture in the kitchen and dropping chewed-up chicken wings — yes, chicken wings —  onto the apartment’s terrace from the above penthouse, which Jóhannesson owned and lived in.

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A rendering of the observation deck planned for an office tower at Hudson Yards.

OBSERVE AND BEHOLD

NYC’s tallest open-air observation deck coming to Hudson Yards

N

ew Yorkers will soon be able to see their

we’re part of an evolving world of observation decks

city in all sorts of new ways. That is, de-

where there’s a thrill aspect to it.”

velopers downtown and in Midtown are

Inside the tower, above the observation deck, are

slated to open some of the biggest and

more planned attractions, including a ballroom, res-

most alluring observation decks since

taurant and bars. “It’s [somewhat] akin to the Rain-

Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building in

bow Room,” Related spokeswoman Joanna Rose ex-

the early 20th century.

plained to the New York Observer.

On the West Side, Related Companies, the devel-

parts of the city. This year the

Hudson Yards, intends to open

Port Authority plans to open a

an observation deck inside its 1,300-foot office tower planned as part of the yards project. The deck will loom 1,080 feet above the corner of West 33rd Street and 10th Avenue as

“We’re part of an evolving world of observation decks.”  — Jay Cross, Related Companies

the tallest open-air observation deck in the city. It will clock

three-level

observation

deck

at 1 World Trade Center. The $60 million vantage will include shops and restaurants, as well as streaming videos of the history of New York in the elevators. That deck may be joined by another one atop a new of-

in around 50 feet above the Empire State Building’s

fice tower planned by developer SL Green across

iconic outdoor terrace.

from Grand Central; Extell Development says it may

In addition to the thrill of being so high up over the city, the wow factor will be compounded by a glass floor that cantilevers out over the abyss and a glass wall gawkers can lean against as it tips out.

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There will be no shortage of competition in other

oper of the mini-city that will be

plunk one on a condo project at the corner of West 57th Street near Broadway. Hard dollars and cents have emerged in recent years to justify the costs of observation. “If you have

“You want to max that experience for them,” Jay

a very tall building with views, it’s a business that

Cross, the Related executive in charge of Hudson

you’re starting to think about,” Annu Chopra, a prin-

Yards, told Crain’s. “And what’s unique here is that

cipal at Atalanta Advisors, told Crain’s. –Tom Acitelli

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NEIGHBORHOODS | CHELSEA Housing costs

Nabe news

Running down the numbers

Living free at the Hotel Chelsea

Average November sales prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

$490,840 $767,500 $1,914,702 $7,072,040 N/A

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he legendary Hotel Chelsea is undergoing a makeover by boutique hotel chain King & Grove. While renovations are underway, some longtime residents are enjoying a pretty sweet deal: Occupants of some 29 units are getting nearly five months of free rent. Plus, while their individual units are being redone, they’ll be put up at a nearby hotel — and get $60 a day for food. There’s more: When the five months end, those residents will get a 20 percent discount on their rent until the renovations are no longer in their way.

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$3,070 $3,810 $6,720 $9,541 $9,796

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

A popular market, Spanish fare Weighty matters and hip looks he condo board at 257 West 17th Street sued new T downstairs neighbor Brick 6 million New York — a high-end CrossFit Strange happenings

Number of patrons who visit Chelsea Market annually

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Varieties of paella served at Socarrat, a paella bar at 259 West 19th Street near Eighth Avenue

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American Apparel stores in Chelsea — one on Eighth Avenue between 19th and 20th streets; the other on Seventh Avenue between 29th and 30th streets Sources: Chelsea Market, Socarrat, American Apparel

gym — over its noise levels last year. Its members allegedly drop free weights and medicine balls onto the floor beginning at 5:45 every morning, reportedly causing a racket up to five floors up. Last month, the gym’s owner committed to spending $250,000 to install soundproofing material. Developments

Activity afoot at Walker Tower

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penthouse at glitzy Walker Tower, located at 212 West 18th Street, hit the market in November for an eye-popping $47.5 million. The home comes with three wood-burning fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, a nearly 500-square-foot terrace and radiant heated flooring. This apartment is bigger than its upstairs neighbor, a penthouse that’s now in contract for just under its $55 million ask — which would set a record-high price for a downtown condo.

Pricey digs

Chelsea’s most expensive townhouses PRICE $10.75M ADDRESS 450 West 25th Street TYPE/SIZE Five bedrooms, five baths, one half bath; 6,624 square feet

Celebrity watch

“Bye, Bye, Bye!”

NEAT FEATURES Rear façade is a wall of glass windows, plus 12-foot ceilings on the parlor level

PRICE $8.995M ADDRESS 438 West 20th Street TYPE/SIZE Potential for five or six bedrooms, three baths and one half bath OUTTA SIGHT Back yard, terrace and roof deck

Source: StreetEasy

Former ‘N Sync singer LANCE BASS sold his two-bedroom, two-bathroom spread at the CHELSEA MERCANTILE for $2.1 MILLION in mid-November. He bought the home for $1.5 million in 2010, giving him a nearly $700,000 profit.

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Rendering of Greenwich Lane, a condo conversion of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital.

WHERE ST. VINCENT’S STOOD

Posh condos sell quickly at former hospital site

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here are unveilings in New York real es-

buyers are New Yorkers, including several from the

tate and then there are unveilings in New

Village. The sales went into contract at an average

York real estate. This one falls in the latter

of nearly $3,500 per square foot, rivaling other high-

category: In late November, developers

profile Downtown projects.

Rudin Management and Global Holdings

The sales cap a years-long fight over the fate of

unveiled 21 new property listings at the controversial

the St. Vincent’s site, with some local leaders and

condo conversion of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital

residents angry about the closure of the area’s only

site in the West Village, complete with interior photo-

emergency-level hospital and the dense development

graphs and floorplans.

taking its place. The conflict

The listings include a penthouse asking $29 million and a five-bedroom townhouse wanting $25.25 million. All are part of a five-building, five-townhouse conversion called Greenwich Lane that takes up a city block.

was resolved in the developers’

Since sales at Greenwich Lane began in October, 87 condos have gone into contract.

The newly unveiled apartments should sell like hotcakes, given how the 200-unit project has fared already.

battles and interventions by the Bloomberg administration. A taste of what’s on offer: The $29 million three-bedroom penthouse — with a direct elevator entrance — spreads over 4,440 square feet, with more

than 1,000 square feet of terraces and balconies.

Since sales at Greenwich Lane began in October,

The townhouse asking $25.25 million is a five-

87 condos — listed at an average price of $8.8 mil-

bedroom, three-bath, with more than 7,000 interior

lion — have gone into contract, all selling at their list-

square feet and 1,100 square feet of outdoor space,

ing price, the Wall Street Journal reported.

much of it on the roof.

And even more high-end properties are ahead: A

The entire project, on West 11th and 12th streets

penthouse at the project is expected to hit the market

on the east side of Seventh Avenue, will also feature

for up to $45 million.

a massive landscaped rear garden and a 25-meter-

The developers said that about 95 percent of the

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favor in early 2012, after court

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long swimming pool, the Journal said. –Tom Acitelli


NEIGHBORHOODS | GREENWICH VILLAGE Housing costs

Nabe news

Running down the numbers

A living museum

Average November sales prices $640,000 $1,228,833 $2,215,000 $3,372,500 $15,675,000

Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

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he city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission landmarked a 13-block area of the Village in December. The swath is bordered by Washington Square at the north, Sixth Avenue to the west, West Houston Street to the south and La Guardia Place to the east. The push for this designation was led by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which had a 10-year campaign to preserve this area.

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,809 $3,839 $7,044 $10,595 $31,950

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

House rules, split homes and a French mac and cheese Sugar rush et your sweet fix on 4 Bleecker Street near G Rules that non-members of private club Soho House Business

must follow while staying in a hotel room at the 29 Ninth Avenue digs: no photos, no cell phones, no suits, and one guest only

8.1

Percentage of Greenwich Village’s 44,130 residents who are divorced

$14.50

Price for an order of truffle macaroni and cheese at A.O.C., a French eatery at 314 Bleecker Street

Seventh Avenue. Here, at least three high-end candy stores have opened up shop, and more are on the way. Two recent openings include Cynthia Rowley’s CuRious Candy at 396 Bleecker, and Sugar and Plumm at 257 Bleecker. La Maison du Chocolat, Neuhaus and Leonidas are also eyeing spaces in the area. Developments

Europe without the plane tickets

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Sources: Soho House, Zillow, A.O.C.

hree apartment buildings at 7-11 Cornelia Street will become a “Euro-style community,” now that they’re under new ownership. The developers — who shelled out $24 million for the 26,480-square-foot space — aim to have the buildings surround a European-style courtyard. Adding to the Euro vibe? Two cafes already occupy the ground floor. Oui, oui!

Pricey digs

The priciest Greenwich Village townhouses PRICE $29.9 million ADDRESS 755 Greenwich Street TYPE/SIZE Seven beds, five baths, five half baths; 10,200 square feet

Celebrity watch

Can’t buy me love

STAR QUALITY 40-foot-wide home of photographer Annie Leibovitz, with guest house and gated garden

PRICE $28.9 million ADDRESS 80 Washington Place TYPE/SIZE Five beds, seven baths; 8,757 square feet OF NOTE Seven-story house once owned by composer John Philip Sousa, with a glass staircase and elevator

Source: StreetEasy

YOKO ONO’S penthouse at 49 DOWNING STREET is in contract. The three-bedroom was most recently listed for $6.5 MILLION; no word yet on the final sale price. Ono had bought the 5,700-square-foot pad for her son Sean in 1995, but it sat empty since he found a new place to live a few years later.

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The penthouse at 383 West Broadway, now on the market for $32M.

AN ARTIST’S LOFTY IDEA

Penthouse asking $32M could set a record for a downtown co-op

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o set a sales record in just about any part

great room; a Boffi rooftop shower and a humidor in

of New York City these days takes a lot

the wine room. Throughout, too, there are soaring

of zeroes — perhaps no place more so

ceilings — some as high as 22 feet; and a 60-inch re-

than in downtown Manhattan. It is there,

volving LED television.

through a penthouse atop 383 West

The seller is the minimalist sculptor and earthwork

Broadway, that a seller who has rented it out since

artist Charles Ross, one of the first artistic coloniz-

1973 hopes to set a fresh sales record for a co-op:

ers of largely industrial Soho in the late 1960s. When

$32 million.

he and several friends bought 383 West Broadway

The total would best downtown’s previous co-op sales records, both set by the same property: Media

Wooster Street.

mogul Rupert Murdoch’s apart-

In 2006, during the last real

ment at 141 Prince Street, which

estate boom, Ross’ friend, the

designer Elie Tahari bought for nearly $24.7 million in 2005, and then sold for $27.5 million five years later, the New York Times reported.

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in 1973, he rented out a top-floor space facing

The rooftop has an outdoor kitchen, Balinese stone walls and a covered patio.

fine arts photographer Damion Berger, proposed a renovation of the top-floor spot. According to The New York Times, the pair did not skimp on the finishes.

The 383 West Broadway

Besides the shower, for in-

penthouse loft hit the sales

stance, other rooftop amenities

market through Leonard Steinberg of Douglas Elliman

in the possibly record-setting pad include an outdoor

and Adam Modlin of the Modlin Group in November.

kitchen with a Wolf barbecue and a dumbwaiter, Ba-

Though the approximately 7,500-square-foot space

linese stone walls, an ipe wood deck, a covered patio,

lacks the bells and whistles of other higher-end co-

outdoor television and audio, plus a hammock “large

ops, such as white-glove concierge services, it does

enough for a crowd.”

boast some serious amenities. These include six

As of late December, this wonderland capping 383

custom skylights capping an oak and marble stair-

West Broadway remained on the market at that same

case; a library and game room; a 2,600-square-foot

tantalizing price. –Tom Acitelli

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NEIGHBORHOODS | SOHO Housing costs

Nabe news

Running down the numbers

Everyday Italian

Average November sales prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

N/A $1,250,000 $4,141,666 N/A N/A

taly’s famous for its food and fashion — and its contemporary art, if a soon-toopen foundation has its way. The Center for Italian Modern Art will open its doors Feb. 22 at 421 Broome Street. There will be one major exhibition here annually, which will be dedicated to contemporary and modern Italian artists whose work is not typically seen outside Italy. The inaugural exhibit will feature the works of Futurist Fortunato Depero.

Average November rents N/A $4,200 $8,133 $16,926 $19,329

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Sweet treats, houses of worship and silly soaps $23.50

Price for a loaf of babka bread at Dean & DeLuca at 580 Broadway. There are two flavors: cinnamon and chocolate

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Churches in Soho

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Colors of brain soaps — yes, soaps that look like brains — at the Evolution Store, 120 Spring Street. These eerie but cool hand soaps come in green, pink and lavender Sources: Dean & DeLuca, FaithStreet, Evolution

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Business

Shave and a haircut

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arry’s Corner Shop — an oldschool barbershop offering cuts, trims and shaves — opened at 64 MacDougal Street late last year. The vintage-inspired space — with two 1920s barber chairs, a record player and 1950s photos of men’s hairstyles on the walls — is owned by Jeff Raider, a founder of the hip, low-priced eyewear company Warby Parker. Raider also launched Harry’s, which sells affordable shaving products online — and now at the barbershop. Shopping

Little Sweden in Soho

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Swedish retail scene is popping up on Greene Street. At least three brands from Sweden have opened there within the past year, the most recent being outdoor apparel label Fjällräven — whose backpacks are a hipster favorite — at 38 Greene Street. Gudrun Sjödén, a women’s clothing and homewares store, set up shop at 50 Greene Street, and jeans retailer Acne opened a flagship at 33 Greene last summer.

Pricey digs

What $30,000 per month rents you in Soho PRICE $30,000 ADDRESS 30 Crosby Street TYPE/SIZE Three beds, three baths; 4,123 square feet

Celebrity watch

Beautiful like closets in the sky

GET LIFTED Pre-war loft with private elevator

PRICE $35,000 ADDRESS 48 Mercer Street TYPE/SIZE Four beds, three baths; 2,700 square feet PHOTO FINISH Furnished duplex penthouse as seen in Architectural Digest

Source: StreetEasy

Pop songstress RIHANNA has so many clothes that she turned three of her duplex penthouse’s four bedrooms into walk-in closets. She inked the $39,000 monthly lease in the fall for the digs at 129 LAFAYETTE STREET, which has a 2,400-square-foot terrace, a media room and a bar.

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LEFT: The exterior of 260 West Broadway. TOP RIGHT: A section of the Keith Haring mural. RIGHT: Artist Keith Haring.

A HIDDEN HARING

$10M home includes a “secret” mural by legendary artist

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oward the close of the last decade, the

staff room (naturally) and a temperature-controlled

8,200-square-foot maisonette at 260

wine-tasting room.

West Broadway underwent extensive

Might other lofty New York properties reveal such

renovations. These renovations revealed

valuable street art murals? Perhaps one day, espe-

something that the architect behind them

cially given the month-long New York run of anony-

likened to “discovering an Egyptian tomb”: an origi-

mous British street artist Banksy back in October.

nal mural by the artist Keith Haring. Haring, who died

Some, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were not

in 1990, was a pioneer of street art, crafting blocky,

amused by Banksy’s October residency. The mayor

intricate murals often larger than your average can-

said whatever the merits of the artist’s work, it could

vas. The triplex has now hit the market again through

be seen as nothing more than graffiti, a sign of urban

Sotheby’s Torsten Krines for a

decay and lack of control in the

cool $10 million — Haring mural

city. Others responded that the

near the front door included. He painted it when he was a student in the late 1970s at the School of Visual Arts, which the maisonette was then a part of,

The mural is just the start of the maisonette’s perks.

New York magazine reported.

on the art in “street art,” and that the medium doesn’t necessarily define the message, which is often left open to interpretation anyway, like most art. Take

The mural’s just the start

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mayor and others should focus

as a prime example Banksy’s

of the maisonette’s perks. Other features include a

Grim Reaper riding a bumper car, found in October on

2,025-square-foot entertaining space with 26-foot

Houston Street.

ceilings and big arched windows, a fireplace and

Still, Banksy’s art sells in the millions, though

cast-iron columns; an adjacent dining room opening

sometimes it’s difficult to separate it from the walls

onto a gourmet, eat-in kitchen; a custom-designed

it’s crafted upon — the same fate of Haring’s pre-

steel staircase rising to a mezzanine-level library

served mural at 260 West Broadway. There may

and secluded bedroom wing (the master suite has

come a time soon, then, when another architect peels

his and her baths). There’s also a game room-slash-

away a part of Manhattan to reveal a valuable Banksy.

media room on the lower level, along with a gym, a

–Tom Acitelli

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NEIGHBORHOODS | TRIBECA Housing costs

Business

Running down the numbers

Ay caramba!

Average November sales prices

wo high-end Mexican restaurants are coming to the nabe. In February, Robert Collins — of Soho’s Lure Fishbar — will open an upscale Mexican-inspired seafood eatery, tentatively called Pescado, at 221 West Broadway. The 220-seat resto will feature an extensive raw bar. Hell’s Kitchen Mexican spot and tequila bar Añejo Tequileria will also open an outpost at 31 Walker Street. Añejo, with 106 seats, will serve up traditional food and fancy drinks, like the Mexican Firing Squad, which has tequila, grenadine and mole bitters.

Average November rents

$299,000 $1,145,000 $2,541,900 $6,586,667 N/A

Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

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Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

N/A $4,962 $8,511 $13,236 $17,954

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Sticker shock, sweet treats and a bit of Banksy $4.55M Median listing price for homes in Tribeca

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Flavors of brigadeiros — bite-sized Brazilian chocolate treats — made by My Sweet Brigadeiro, which are available for purchase at the Tribeca Whole Foods at 270 Greenwich Street

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Banksy street art installation in the area — specifically at Staple Street and Jay Street — made during the artist’s recent New York residency. The image is a stencil of the World Trade Center with a flower up top, made in tribute to the Sept. 11 attacks

Nabe news

No place for outer space

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t’s do-over time for DDG and Peter Guthrie, the developers and architect giving 100 Franklin Street a new design. The Landmarks Preservation Commission and some residents panned the new look, likening it to a “glass spaceship that has crashed on the roof.” The façade — recovered brick layered with a glass screen — was one issue, as opponents didn’t think it blended in with surroundings. The mansard roof with a bulkhead was also seen as too “attention-calling.” Developments

Court goes condo

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ook out for a new hotel and condo at 346 Broadway, also known as 108 Leonard Street, which is currently home to a city criminal summons court. The building will be evacuated this spring, which is when the builders behind the project aim to begin an interior demo. Sales are expected to launch in late 2014, and the building would open in 2016. Plans so far call for 100 to 400 condos, but no word yet on pricing. As for the hotel portion, there will be 50 to 100 rooms spread across two floors.

Sources: Zillow, My Sweet Brigadeiro, the Village Voice

Pricey digs

What $10,000 per month rents you in Tribeca PRICE $10,000 ADDRESS 52 Thomas Street TYPE/SIZE Two beds, two baths; 1,736 square feet REST ASSURED Home features custom sound-proof windows

Celebrity watch

Aiming high

PRICE $10,495 ADDRESS 66 Franklin Street TYPE/SIZE Two beds, two baths; 1,800 square feet PERKS Renovated, plus 10foot ceilings

Source: StreetEasy

Basketballer PAUL PIERCE scored a full-floor loft at FRANKLIN TOWER, at 90 Franklin Street. The 5,000-square-foot rental — with four bedrooms and a wood-burning fireplace — was asking $35,000 per month. The building is also home to MARIAH CAREY, who owns the penthouse.

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A 7-Eleven on St. Mark’s Place drew grassroots opposition from local businesses and residents.

EAST VILLAGE: 1, 7-ELEVEN: 0

Boycott and rallies help drive chain store out of neighborhood

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core one for the mom-and-pop

2013, according to a recent report from the Center

stores — or at least for people fed up

for an Urban Future. The city now averages 24 chain

with chain retailers in New York City.

stores every square mile, a statistic sure to drive

Last month, the owners of the 7-Eleven

chain opponents, like those who were against the

on St. Mark’s Place near Second Avenue

St. Mark’s 7-Eleven, mad.

in the East Village shuttered the shop after only 18

“There are so many better options than 7-Eleven,”

months. It had been the third 7-Eleven in the East

one person who works in the East Village told the

Village and the Bowery in the last two years, and

Post soon after the store closed. “I would rather sup-

it was not appreciated by wide

port small businesses than a

swaths of local businesses and

big chain. Plus, it was ugly.”

residents. Calling it aesthetically out of character and a bane to smaller, funkier retailers, these businesses and residents led a concerted effort to drive it

“I would rather support small businesses than a big chain. Plus, it was ugly.”  — An East Village resident

out of the neighborhood, even

crease citywide since at least 2008, when the Center of an Urban Future first conducted its survey, Staten Island saw a crease and Brooklyn experi-

enced a 2.8 percent rise in its number of chain stores.

reported. The store’s presence was too bright an

The city’s biggest chain is Dunkin Donuts, which

indicator, opponents said, of the already quickened

now has 515 locations. The Subway sandwich empire

pace of gentrification in not only the East Village but

clocks in second, with 467 stores and Duane Reade/

neighboring Lower East Side.

Walgreens is third with 318. Interestingly, caffeine

Of course, the abrupt exit of the St. Mark’s

behemoth Starbucks, while it dominates Manhattan

7-Eleven does not mean mom-and-pop operations

with 212 outlets on the island, has but 283 citywide.

are necessarily on the rise in New York — far from it. In fact, the number of New York City chain retail store locations increased 0.5 percent from 2012 to

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year-over-year chain-store in-

more sizeable 1.7 percent in-

launching an anti-7-Eleven blog to organize rallies and a boycott, the New York Post

While this was the smallest

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7-Eleven, incidentally, has just over 100. –Tom Acitelli


NEIGHBORHOODS | LES/EAST VILLAGE Housing costs

Funding

Running down the numbers

Big checks from big names

Average November sales prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

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he Tenement Museum will expand inside its second building at 103 Orchard Street by renovating three additional floors — two for offices and one for exhibit space. But everything comes with a price, and in this case it’s $8 million. Who’s behind the funding? Some big names in real estate: Taconic Investment Partners, L+M Development Partners and BFC Partners. They’re also the trio behind the redevelopment of the Seward Park area.

Average November rents

N/A $850,711 $880,625 N/A N/A

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,169 $2,568 $3,959 $4,519 $9,186

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Old establishments, young people and divine delicacies 1888

When Katz’s Delicatessen opened, on Ludlow Street (not its current Houston Street address) and under a different name: Iceland Brothers. In 1903, Willy Katz joined the biz, and the name changed to Iceland & Katz. In 1910, Katz and his brother Benny bought out the Iceland brothers to form Katz’s

$50

Price of a nine-ounce chocolate Buddha that comes dusted with 24-karat gold. Available at Bond Street Chocolate, 63 East 4th Street

Business

Jill Anderson bids adieu

T

he Jill Anderson boutique shut its doors after 18 years this past November. High rent, combined with difficulties keeping up with demand, were the reasons. “There just isn’t any protection out there for small businesses,” Anderson, whose store was on East 9th Street between First and Second avenues, told DNAinfo. Anderson designed the dress for writer/director Debra Granik when her film “Winter’s Bone” was nominated for an Academy Award. Nabe news

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Median age of the Lower East Side’s 85,418 residents

Market forces

Pricey digs

What $10,000 per month rents you on the Lower East Side PRICE $11,500 ADDRESS 331 East 8th Street, #5 TYPE/SIZE Three beds, two baths; 2,057 square feet PERKS This penthouse triplex has its own private rooftop space

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he tower coming to the former Pathmark site at 277 Cherry Street could reach 70 stories in height, according to Vincent Papa, president of local community group Two Bridges Neighborhood Council. While the new building will also include a supermarket, it’s likely to be an upscale one, noted Papa. He and other local leaders are urging the developer to bring a more affordable grocery store to the project.

Sources: Katz’s Delicatessen, Bond Street Chocolate, Zillow

Celebrity watch

The wolf of the East Village

PRICE $9,500 ADDRESS 105 Norfolk Street TYPE/SIZE Three beds, three baths; 2,186 square feet COOL FEATURES The home has three exposures and 10-foot ceilings

Source: StreetEasy

Actor LEONARDO DICAPRIO has closed on an apartment inside the Delos Building at 66 EAST 11TH STREET. It’s not clear which of the building’s five apartments he bought, but prices span from $14.5 million for a three-bedroom to $50 million for the penthouse.

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TOP: 4 World Trade Center. RIGHT: 30 Park Place. BOTTOM: Condos will come to the Woolworth Building.

A REAL RECOVERY

As new projects rise, nabe leaves Sandy’s destruction behind

I

n late October 2012, Superstorm Sandy swept

luxury projects have sprung up in Lower Manhattan,

through the New York region, wreaking particular

with some 17 new projects on the way, including the

havoc upon Lower Manhattan, rendering several

conversion of the top floors of the Woolworth Build-

buildings unusable through flooding and power

ing into condos and the development of new towers

outages. Fast forward a year, the area seems to

like 70 Pine Street and 75 Wall Street.

have turned a significant corner toward recovery.

apartment on the market that would set a record for

tan’s resurgence, not least of which was the ribbon-

the neighborhood if it sold at that price. And 30 Park

cutting at the end of November

Place, a project with more than

for 4 World Trade Center, the

150 condos atop a 185-room

New York Post reported. Sandy had damaged the tower’s construction site, halting progress for weeks. Moreover, nearby 1 World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest office tower, is set

The average price per square foot for a condo in the area has risen 146 percent since 2000.

to open in 2014, with publisher Conde Nast as anchor tenant.

Four Seasons hotel, is being designed by world-renowned starchitect Robert A.M. Stern. Finally, infrastructure, damaged by Sandy and held up for years by political infighting and funding problems, is moving forward. Top on the list is the

Also, thanks in no small part to the conversion of

Fulton Street Transit Center, which will become New

millions of square feet of office space to condos in

York’s third busiest train depot after Penn and Grand

the last 12 years, Lower Manhattan’s housing market

Central. It’s supposed to be finished this year.

has chugged along with that of the rest of the bor-

For all this success, some still point to Sandy’s

ough — if not right by it. The average price per square

devastation as a cautionary tale: What if it happened

foot for a condo in the neighborhood has risen 146

here again? Though, as one recent buyer at 75 Wall

percent since 2000, while Manhattan’s average as a

put it to the Post regarding Sandy’s after-effects, “I

whole was up 124 percent.

thought of it as a good opportunity to get in before

At the same time — and not by coincidence — major

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The W Downtown, meanwhile, has a $42 million

There are several examples of Lower Manhat-

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prices got really high.” –Tom Acitelli


NEIGHBORHOODS | FINANCIAL DISTRICT Housing costs

Nabe news

Running down the numbers

A new neighbor

Average November sales prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds

$642,555 $1,012,378 $1,536,312 $2,112,500 N/A

ocal residents slammed a plan for a 50-story hotel and apartment tower to replace the abandoned Fulton Fish Market by the South Street Seaport. The tower, whose builders admitted was only in the preliminary planning phases, sparked fears that it would block views and be out of character with its surroundings. Meanwhile, luxury movie theater iPic is coming to nearby 11 Fulton Street. It’s set to open in the middle of next year.

Average November rents Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,963 $4,101 $5,397 $7,186 $16,433

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Memorials, landmarks and single living 2,983

Number of men, women and children killed in the Sept. 11 and Feb. 26, 1993 World Trade Center attacks. Their names are etched into the two bronze parapets around the twin pools at the 9/11 Memorial

1966

Year in which the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway was designated a National Historic Landmark

53.5%

Percentage of the Financial District’s 28,942 residents who are single Sources: 9/11 Memorial, Woolworth Building Tours, Zillow

Business

Gourmet grub to go

L

ongtime Soho gourmet food take-out joint Olive’s will open an outpost inside Brookfield Place — the underconstruction iteration of the World Financial Center. Olive’s is the latest eatery to sign onto the upscale food court, known as the Dining Terrace, which is set to open this year. Other popular spots there will include Umami Burger, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Num Pang and Dos Toros. Developments

Glass act

What $10,000 per month rents you in FiDi PRICE $10,154 per month ADDRESS 8 Spruce Street

GOOD LOOKS Interior fixtures and finishes selected by Frank Gehry, the starchitect who designed the building

L

ook up! Well, not yet. A hotel conversion project at 17 John Street aims to top the 15-story building with an eight-story glass addition, designed by architect Winka Dubbeldam, which would include a rooftop pool and an unspecified number of homes. The building as a whole will turn into an extended-stay hotel.

Pricey digs

TYPE/SIZE Two bedrooms, two baths; 1,300 square feet

L

Celebrity watch

Room to roam

PRICE $10,250 per month ADDRESS 33 Rector Street TYPE/SIZE Two bedrooms, two baths, one half bath; 2,200 square feet TOPS A full-floor penthouse with a wraparound terrace

Source: StreetEasy

ABC News correspondent AMY ROBACH and “Melrose Place” star hubby ANDREW SHUE will take a five-bedroom triplex penthouse at 100 JOHN STREET, which had an asking rent of $16,800. The blended family needed more space for their five children.

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240 Centre Street #2N in Little Italy

245 West 14th Street #3B in Chelsea

$1,620,000

Co-op: 1 bed, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Maintenance: $1,626 | Listing ID: S1027547

Condo (811 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Doorman, Green Building Common Charges: $944 | Monthly Taxes: $1,086 | Listing ID: S1032354

Situated between Soho and Nolita, this trophy duplex loft is being offered for the first time since the building originally converted. Listed at Good Property by Todd Lewin, 212-993-6442, todd@goodpropertycompany.com.

Listed at Corcoran by the Village Green West Sales & Design Center, 212-242-0245, info@villagegreenwest.com.

11 East 73rd Street #4C on the Upper East Side

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$1,600,000

$1,650,000

200 East 24th Street 1503-1510 in Kips Bay

$1,675,000

Co-op: 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Doorman/Attendant, Elevator, Pet Friendly Maintenance: $2,659 | Listing ID: S813589

Co-op (2,175 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Pets Allowed, Gym Maintenance: $4,699 | Listing ID: S1031704

This spectacular residence sits in one of Manhattan’s finest residential landmarks. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Serena Boardman, 212-606-7611, serena.boardman@sothebyshomes.com.

Sprawling 2,175-foot apartment with a 450-square-foot terrace/greenhouse. Listed at Corcoran by Michael Gordon, 212-360-1655, MGG@corcoran.com.

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14 East 64th Street #2AB on the Upper East Side

$1,695,000

Co-op: 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Maintenance: $3,233 | Listing ID: S935642 This beautiful prewar parlor floor co-op is located close to the Park. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Elizabeth Sample, 212-606-7685, Elizabeth.Sample@sothebyshomes.com.

16 Greene Street #4S in Soho

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$1,750,000

113 Prince Street #4ER in Soho

$1,700,000

Co-op (1,350 sf): 5 rooms, 1 bed, 2 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Loft Maintenance: $1,751 | Listing ID: S1045677 Features extraordinarily high tin ceilings, java-stained original wood floors, oversized windows, and a spacious layout. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Harry DiOrio, 212-702-4084, hdiorio@elliman.com.

477 Broome Street #63 in Soho

$1,750,000

Co-op (1,400 sf): 3.5 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Loft, Washer/Dryer, Elevator Maintenance: $1,602 | Listing ID: S1049758

Co-op (1,111 sf): 2 rooms, studio, 1 bath | Amenities: Elevator, Loft Maintenance: $1,874 | Listing ID: S1013313

Tucked away on picturesque Greene Street in Soho, this renovated floorthrough loft is the perfect marriage of space and location. Listed at Corcoran by Scott Fava, 917-841-7330, sfava@corcoran.com.

An authentic loft. Owned by the same family for 25-plus years. Top floor; private and peaceful. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Meg Siegel, 212-431-2451, Meg.Siegel@sothebyshomes.com.

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$1,750,000

144 North 8th Street #PH1B in Williamsburg Condo (1,136 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Bike Room, Doorman, Elevator | Common Charges: $765 | Listing ID: S1043843

A rare opportunity for a one-of-a-kind apartment in a one-of-a-kind building. This beautiful penthouse apartment stands tall with 13-foot ceilings, in the very heart of Williamsburg. The views from this unique loft-like apartment are peerless. Floor-to-ceiling windows and four exposures frame sunset views to the East River and the Manhattan skyline, with sunshine and sky from every direction. Enjoy a drink from your private balcony. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Nate Wolf, 212-321-7129, nwolf@elliman.com.

$1,799,000

395 Broadway #5E in Tribeca Condo (1,218 sf): 4 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Elevator, Pets Allowed, Loft | Common Charges: $672 | Monthly Taxes: $1,183 | Listing ID: S921727

This mint condition Tribeca condominium is not to be missed. Designed by the architects at Studio a+i and freshly renovated, this home was converted from its original two-bedroom layout, into a grand one-bedroom with an additional sleeping loft. This home could easily be converted back into a two-bedroom. The property was designed to retain the classic Tribeca loft feel, reinterpreted for today’s lifestyle. Listed at Corcoran by Todd Vitolo, 212-941-2583, todd.vitolo@corcoran.com.

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$1,900,000

870 United Nations Plaza #10E in Beekman Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym | Maintenance: $3,217 | Listing ID: S652204

This spectacular move-in condition corner residence has dramatic and unobstructed East River views. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, custom bamboo floors and terrific light. A large gallery leads to an open living and dining room with beautiful architectural details and custom built-ins. The windowed, eat-in chef’s kitchen features Wolf, SubZero and Miele appliances and custom cabinetry. Listed at Stribling by Cornelia Zagat Eland, 212-452-4384, celand@stribling.com.

468 West 23rd Street #2R in Chelsea

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$1,850,000

299 West 12th Street #7C in the West Village

$1,925,000

Condo (1,050 sf): 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed Common Charges: $676 | Monthly Taxes: $767 | Listing ID: S1045749

Condo (900 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Fireplace Common Charges: $759 | Monthly Taxes: $554 | Listing ID: S856764

No expense has been spared in this gorgeous duplex in a classic Chelsea brownstone condo. Listed at Citi Habitats by Les Meyers, 917-375-1640, lmeyers@citi-habitats.com.

This Bing and Bing prewar condominium building is located on Abingdon Square Park, one of the most coveted West Village locations. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Richard Ferrari, 212-396-5885, rferrari@bhsusa.com.

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107 West 26th Street #2 in Chelsea

$1,950,000

29 King Street #3D in Soho

$2,225,000

Condo (1,973 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Loft Common Charges: $1,019 | Monthly Taxes: $971 | Listing ID: S1049927

Condo (1,100 sf): 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Loft, Garden, Roof Deck Common Charges: $662 | Monthly Taxes: $603 | Listing ID: S1049651

Quintessential full-floor condo loft now available in Chelsea. Elevator opens directly into this expansive home. Listed at CORE by the Patrick Lilly Team, 212-612-968, patricklillyteam@corenyc.com.

Peaceful, quiet and much-sought-after historic “Schoolhouse” Condo. This apartment is a rare gem. Listed at Custom Brokers NYC by Karen Donica, 917-797-2100, karen@custombrokersnyc.com.

130 West 30th Street #10C in Chelsea

$2,750,000

Condo (2,055 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Pets Allowed | Common Charges: $1,385 | Monthly Taxes: $2,000 | Listing ID: S1021792 Move right into this impeccable and quiet home in a landmarked Cass Gilbert building. From the moment you step into this elegant loft, you are impressed by the sense of space and attention to detail, including the 11-foot beamed ceilings and solid construction. The contemporary finishes, designed by Shamir Shah, are perfectly integrated into the timeless character of the building. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Caryl Berenato, 212-727-6118, CBerenato@elliman.com.

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300 East 23rd Street #17A in Gramercy Park

95 Reade Street #5S in Tribeca

$2,750,000

Condo (1,221 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $1,807 | Monthly Taxes: $115 | Listing ID: S1011765

Co-op (1,350 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Deck, Roof Deck, Elevator Maintenance: $1,701 | Listing ID: S962232

This high-floor unit boasts three exposures and open city views spanning the Manhattan skyline all the way to Wall Street. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Michael Graves, 212-932-2222, mgraves@elliman.com.

A top-floor architectural gem located right in the heart of Tribeca. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Sophie Ravet, 212-452-4470, sravet@bhsusa.com.

272 Water Street #2FL in Fulton/Seaport

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$2,750,000

$2,999,000

139 West 17th Street #3A in Chelsea

$2,950,000

Condo (2,559 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Central Air Conditioning Common Charges: $1,355 | Monthly Taxes: $1,465 | Listing ID: S990345

Co-op (2,500 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Loft, Washer/Dryer Maintenance: $3,000 | Listing ID: S1037636

Charming, private and beautifully renovated full-floor loft in the heart of historic South Street Seaport. Listed at Stribling by Shannon Helms Wisniewsk, 646-613-2604, shelms@stribling.com.

Prime Chelsea full-floor loft, with nearly 30 feet of south and north exposures, has exposed brick walls, high ceilings, original columns and wood beams. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Caryl Berenato, 212-727-6118, CBerenato@elliman.com.

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$3,000,000

1 East 66th Street #8AJ on the Upper East Side Co-op: 5.5 rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Pets Allowed, Gym | Maintenance: $3,730 | Listing ID: S800573

One of the most sought-after Rosario Candela buildings that uniquely offers hotel-style service within a warm and traditional home setting. An in-house chef presents a varied daily menu for intimate apartment dining. The large living room, with direct Central Park views, has high ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace that adds charm. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Diane Johnson, 212-418-2075, djohnson@elliman.com.

31 East 28th Street #3E in Nomad

$3,200,000

160 West 77th Street #3AB on the Upper West Side

$3,300,000

Condo (1,988 sf): 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator Common Charges: $1,824 | Monthly Taxes: $1,908 | Listing ID: S1046510

Co-op: 9 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Laundry in Building Maintenance: $3,831 | Listing ID: S1048528

This gorgeous floor-through prewar loft is located steps from Madison Square Park. Listed at Town Residential by Leah Felix, lfelix@townrealestate.com.

An opportunity to combine two mint-condition apartments to create a fourbedroom home with generously scaled rooms and prewar detail. Listed at Halstead by Louise Phillips Forbes, 212-381-3329, lphillips@halstead.com.

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$3,395,000

110 West 25th Street #6FL in Chelsea

Condo (2,500 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Live-in Super, Pets Allowed, Loft | Common Charges: $1,470 | Monthly Taxes: $1,840 | Listing ID: S903630 Sprawling full-floor Chelsea loft. A privately-keyed elevator opens directly into the unit, which features a rare four exposures, 20 windows and over-11-foot ceilings throughout. Expansive living room as well as a large open kitchen adjacent to a separate dining area. The home has been thoughtfully renovated. Listed at Corcoran by Tamir Shemesh, 212-323-3245, tshemesh@corcoran.com.

8-10 Warren Street #8FL in Tribeca

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$4,000,000

225 East 73rd Street #2BC on the Upper East Side

$4,100,000

Condo (2,378 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Balcony Common Charges: $659 | Monthly Taxes: $2,243 | Listing ID: S1049601

Co-op (2,300 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Maintenance: $4,606 | Listing ID: S1050459

Perched above a charming Tribeca block, close to all transportation, this superb loft-like, full-floor apartment has it all. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Leonard Steinberg, 212-727-6164, LSteinberg@elliman.com.

Welcome to this extraordinary prewar masterpiece designed by the world-renowned architect Jose Solis Betancourt. Listed at Corcoran by Michael Spodek, 212-323-3232, mspodek@corcoran.com.

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508 West 24th Street #2N in Chelsea

$4,150,000

115 Allen Street #PHA on the Lower East Side

$4,295,000

Condo (2,315 sf): 5 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $2,607 | Monthly Taxes: $1,253 | Listing ID: S953813

Condo (2,610 sf): 7 rooms, 4 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Balcony, Terrace, Fireplace Common Charges: $1,404 | Monthly Taxes: $2,389 | Listing ID: S839770

Adjacent to the High Line, architect/developer Cary Tamarkin’s ten-story condominium is designed in the spirit of West Chelsea’s industrial-era warehouses. Listed at Stribling by Millie Perry, 646-613-2651, mperry@stribling.com.

Penthouse with sweeping 360-degree views, three spectacular terraces and a private roof deck with Jacuzzi and self-irrigating garden. Listed at Corcoran by Laurence Carty, 800-964-7893, Laurence.Carty@Corcoran.com.

360 West 36th Street #PH12 in Midtown

$4,400,000

23 Park Avenue #4NS in Murray Hill

$4,500,000

Co-op (3,794 sf): 9 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Balcony, Roof Deck Maintenance: $5,958 | Listing ID: S970117

Co-op (3,000 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Deck, Roof Deck, Fireplace Maintenance: $4,900 | Listing ID: S972300

Unique top-floor apartment with incredible light and city and river views located in the Garment District on the edge of Hudson Yards. Bring your architect. Listed at Stribling by Peter K. Browne, 646-613-2718, pbrowne@stribling.com.

Situated in a stunning Stanford White mansion, this newly renovated penthouse duplex offers an opportunity for the discriminating buyer. Listed at Stribling by Julie Perlin, 212-452-4373, jperlin@stribling.com.

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$4,695,000

35 West 23rd Street #3FL in Flatiron

Condo (3,400 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Pets Allowed, Terrace | Common Charges: $1,200 | Monthly Taxes: $2,284 | Listing ID: S1044255 This full-floor loft boasts a sprawling south-facing living room with an expansive 40-foot wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic 13-foot original tin ceilings. The keyed elevator opens to a private entry foyer. There are also three large windows across the north side of the loft, with a sliding glass door that leads to a planted 22-foot-by-4-foot terrace. Listed at Corcoran by Shari Scharfer-Rollins, 212-605-9250, srollins@corcoran.com.

$5,000,000

781 Fifth Avenue #501 on the Upper East Side Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Live-in Super, Pets Allowed | Maintenance: $11,413 | Listing ID: S1041650

Located in the beautiful Sherry Netherland, the famous Fifth Avenue landmark. Magnificent Central Park views. Elegant marble-floored entrance foyer/gallery surrounded by antique Gracie wallpaper. Imposing 33-foot living room with original 18th-century English paneling, formerly a part of the Wrigley residence in Chicago. Master bedroom with dressing room and two large walk-in closets. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Tal Alexander, 212-350-8561, talexander@elliman.com.

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508 West 24th Street #4S in Chelsea

$4,550,000

160 Central Park South #809 in Midtown

$4,700,000

Condo (2,221 sf): 5 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $2,782 | Monthly Taxes: $1,337 | Listing ID: S953817

Condo (1,358 sf): 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $4,254 | Monthly Taxes: $1,476 | Listing ID: S980642

Adjacent to the High Line, architect/developer Cary Tamarkin’s ten-story condominium is designed in the spirit of West Chelsea’s industrial-era warehouses. Listed at Stribling by Millie Perry, 646-613-2651, mperry@stribling.com.

Luxurious living, hotel-style amenities and stunning Central Park views await you in this light-drenched home. Listed at Town Residential by Beverly Cole, 646-300-6026, bcole@townrealestate.com.

52 East End Avenue #15ABC on the Upper East Side

$4,750,000

120 Eleventh Avenue #5B in Chelsea

$4,850,000

Condo (3,200 sf): 4 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Balcony Monthly Taxes: $2,878 | Listing ID: S1011835

Condo (3,650 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Elevator, Terrace Common Charges: $1,981 | Monthly Taxes: $4,718 | Listing ID: S1045027

Nestled along the tranquil and private tree-lined East End Avenue lies a dramatically redesigned oasis on the 15th floor. Listed at Nestseekers by Jessica Campbell, 646-443-3734, jessicac@nestseekers.com

This grand double-corner loft is renovated to perfection and captures the true spirit and essence of Downtown loft living. Listed at Halstead Property by Richard Orenstein, 212-381-4248, rorenstein@halstead.com.

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131 West 24th Street #5/6 in Chelsea

$5,000,000

415 Greenwich Street #7C in Tribeca

$5,398,000

Co-op: 12 rooms, 5 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Storage Available, Hot Tub Maintenance: $1,300 | Listing ID: S1052972

Condo (2,279 sf): 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Deck Listing ID: S1053934

Magnificent 4,200 square foot duplex loft now available. The home’s flexible layout is currently configured with five bedrooms. Listed at CORE by the Patrick Lilly Team, 212-612-9681, patricklillyteam@corenyc.com.

High floor corner home at the Tribeca Summit condo. Massive living room welcomes in oodles of sunlight with river views. Listed at Town Residential by Danny Davis, 917-776-8564, ddavis@townrealestate.com.

$7,000,000

524 West 19th Street #7 in Chelsea Condo (1,949 sf): 5 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace | Common Charges: $2,859 | Monthly Taxes: $1,736 | Listing ID: S1046609

Own a piece of living sculpture with a home at architect Shigeru Ban’s masterpiece Metal Shutter House. This incredible three bedroom is in Ban’s first United States residential building and is one of only nine luxury units. Ban is known for his poetic style that melds the simplicity of traditional Japanese architecture with the modern lines of the International School. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Holly Parker, 212-727-6163, hparker@elliman.com.

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377 West 11th Street #PHD in the West Village

$7,500,000

435 East 52nd Street #4/5E in Beekman

$8,000,000

Co-op: 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Fireplace, Loft Maintenance: $3,400 | Listing ID: S1051974

Co-op (5,010 sf): 14 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Fireplace Maintenance: $10,500 | Listing ID: S1032993

This renovated, nearly 3,000 square foot duplex penthouse awaits a buyer who wants the best of Downtown living. Listed at Town Residential by Andrew Azoulay, 917-622-2334, aazoulay@townrealestate.com.

The prestigious prewar co-op River House has been called the finest apartment building in New York City. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Nikki Field, nikki.field@sothebyshomes.com.

$9,000,000

58 Reade Street #PH in Tribeca Condo (4,464 sf): 10 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Elevator, Terrace | Common Charges: $2,431 | Monthly Taxes: $2,300 | Listing ID: S1051119

Spectacular one-of-a-kind triplex Tribeca penthouse. With over 4,460 square feet of interior space and 1,200 square feet of exterior space, this architecturally stunning residence has been exquisitely renovated, seamlessly blending the ultimate in luxury finishes with prewar details. Enter through the key-locked elevator into the oversized open concept kitchen, living, and dining area. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Melanie Lazenby, 212-727-6131, mlazenby@elliman.com.

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6 Bedford Street in the West Village

$9,000,000

Townhouse: 5 beds , 5 baths | Listing ID: S1014976 This five-story, 22 foot wide house with an elevator and exceptional structural framework has been gut renovated. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Leonard Steinberg, 212-727-6164, lsteinberg@elliman.com.

450 West 25th Street in Chelsea

$10,750,000

Townhouse (6,624 sf) | Amenities: Garden, Terrace | Listing ID: S927359 Nestled in West Chelsea, the ultimate urban oasis with the world’s top art galleries, the High Line, Hudson Yards, and Hudson River Park. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Leonard Steinberg, 212-727-6164, lsteinberg@elliman.com.

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260 West Broadway #1/2C in Tribeca

$10,000,000

Co-op (8,000 sf): 10 rooms, 3 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Library, Loft, Gym Common Charges: $6,171 | Monthly Taxes: $11,247 | Listing ID: S1041550 Dramatic gut renovated triplex with original mural by Keith Haring (see page 46). Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Torsten Krines, 212-431-2471, Torsten.Krines@sothebyshomes.com.

456 West 19th Street #PHH in Chelsea

$11,750,000

Condo: 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Green Building, Live-in Super | Common Charges: $5,098 | Monthly Taxes: $542 | Listing ID: S822538 Enjoy brilliant light and sweeping panoramas from endless steel casement windows in this duplex penthouse loft floating high above the High Line. Listed at Halstead Property by Richard Orenstein, 212-381-4248, rorenstein@halstead.com.

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$12,900,000

165 Charles Street #2FL in the West Village

Condo (4,771 sf): 10 rooms, 4 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Pets Allowed | Common Charges: $8,189 | Monthly Taxes: $2,342 | Listing ID: S1039004 An unprecedented opportunity now exists to combine an entire floor into one of Manhattan’s great loft apartments. This is currently the largest condominium simplex available in the West Village and the combination would total 4,771 square feet and feature a great room of epic proportions with 45 feet of unobstructed frontage overlooking the Hudson River. Listed at Corcoran by Jon Capobianco, 212-605-9263, jon@corcoran.com.

$14,750,000

44 West 77th Street #PH13E on the Upper West Side Co-op (4,187 sf): 8 rooms, 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Fireplace, Doorman | Maintenance: $11,221 | Listing ID: S921201

An irreplaceable historic penthouse. In 1900, developer Walter Russell conceived of an idea to create extra-height studios on a 100-foot lot he had purchased on West 77th Street, opposite from the expanding Museum of Natural History. The premier architects of the era, Harde & Short, specializing in unusual and distinctive apartment houses that attracted the bourgeoisie, were commissioned to realize Walter’s dream. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Monica Luque, 212-712-6089, monica.luque@elliman.com.

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161 East 64th Street on the Upper East Side

$16,000,000

15 Central Park West #9G on the Upper West Side

$17,000,000

Townhouse: 13 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Fireplace, Patio Monthly Taxes: $6,417 | Listing ID: S890209

Condo (2,237 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Common Charges: $3,782 | Monthly Taxes: $2,522 | Listing ID: S1049163

This past year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House is the most magnificent ever - and it can be yours. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Roger Erickson, 212-606-7612, Roger.Erickson@sothebyshomes.com.

The only three bedroom, 3.5 bath currently on the market in the 15 CPW tower with a magnificent terrace. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Kyle W. Blackmon, 212-588-5648, kblackmon@bhsusa.com.

$18,000,000

960 Park Avenue #10E on the Upper West Side Co-op: 12 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym, Pets Allowed | Maintenance: $7,217 | Listing ID: S1016783

This sunny, high floor apartment is in excellent condition. The private landing opens onto a marble 23-foot gallery which leads to 60 feet of living room, a mahogany library and an elegant formal dining room. There are 10.5 foot high ceilings, oversized windows and original moldings. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Kathryn Bregman, 212-702-4077, KBregman@elliman.com.

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632 Hudson Street in the West Village

$22,000,000

Townhouse | Listing ID: S1000149 This brilliant example of adaptive reuse, from sausage factory to palazzo, is stunning in its intriguing complexity and fascinating in its alluring detail. The 8,000-square-foot building comprises a sensational triplex with a central 40-foot atrium and a grand staircase and elevator leading up to a solarium and a magical roof garden, shaded by mature trees and flowering plants. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Abigail Agranat, 212-206-2802, aagranat@elliman.com.

80 Columbus Circle #71C on the Upper West Side

$23,500,000

Condo (3,168 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Swimming Pool | Common Charges: $6,668 | Monthly Taxes: $4,828 | Listing ID: S1048545 Soaring 71 stories above all of Central Park and the entire New York City skyline, you can survey the breathtaking panoramic vistas from river to river and almost dance on the clouds just outside your floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap this spectacular condominium at the Residences at the Mandarin Oriental. Listed at Douglas Elliman by the Jacky Teplitzky Team, 212-891-7263, jteplitzky@elliman.com.

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16 East 95th Street on the Upper East Side

$23,500,000

60 Warren Street #PH in Tribeca

$24,500,000

Townhouse (8,000 sf) | Amenities: Elevator, Fireplace, Patio | Monthly Taxes: $3,073 Listing ID: S879930

Condo (10,911 sf): 19 rooms, 7 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Loft Common Charges: $9,523 | Monthly Taxes: $7,926 | Listing ID: S502706

Located on one of the most desirable residential blocks in Carnegie Hill, just off Fifth Avenue and steps from Central Park. Listed at Corcoran by Leighton Candler, 212-937-6677, LCC@corcoran.com.

The magnificent penthouse represents an unparalleled opportunity to own a unique townhouse in the sky. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Stephen McRae, 212-431-2424, Stephen.Mcrae@sothebyshomes.com.

76 Crosby Street #PH in Soho

$24,500,000

Condo (6,792 sf): 14 rooms, 5 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Pets Allowed, Loft | Common Charges: $9,628 | Monthly Taxes: $4,650 | Listing ID: S792980 An unparalleled penthouse awaits at the pinnacle of 76 Crosby Street condominiums. With five bedrooms (convertible to seven) and soaring 12-foot ceilings, this space offers room to grow. Enter through a gracious foyer into the spectacular living room sun-kissed by an enormous skylight. Tread on white oak flooring past seven windows into the grand eat-in kitchen and dining room. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Raphael De Niro, 212-460-0655, DeNiroTeam@elliman.com.

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22 Central Park South #PH in Midtown

$26,500,000

975 Park Avenue #PH on the Upper East Side

$25,000,000

Condo (2,943 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Common Charges: $6,248 | Monthly Taxes: $4,171 | Listing ID: S1049689

Co-op: 12 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Maintenance: $10,039 | Listing ID: S607055

With the soaring towers of Manhattan as its backdrop, the duplex full-floor penthouse is private and one-of-a-kind. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Lisa Lippmanon, 212-588-5606, llippman@bhsusa.com.

Full-floor penthouse with wraparound terraces showcasing iconic views of Manhattan in all directions. Listed at Sotheby’s by Juliette Janssens, 212-606-7670, Juliette.Janssens@sothebyshomes.com.

21 East 26th Street #PH in Nomad

$25,000,000

Condo (6,540 sf): 15.5 rooms, 4 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym, Package Room | Common Charges: $7,860 | Monthly Taxes: $14,322 | Listing ID: S817038 Magnificent penthouse duplex at The Whitman with over 6,500 square feet of interior space and four terraces totaling over 3,000 square feet. This sprawling home features exquisite finishes, an Arclinea chef’s kitchen, ceiling heights of more than 12 feet, and direct views onto Madison Square Park. This boutique condominium also boasts key-locked elevators with private elevator landings. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Melanie Lazenby, 212-727-6131, mlazenby@elliman.com.

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36 East 61st Street on the Upper East Side

$27,000,000

180 Avenue of the Americas #PHA in Soho

$28,000,000

Townhouse (10,345 sf): 20 rooms | Amenities: Elevator | Monthly Taxes: $16,250 Listing ID: S1051774

Condo (5,286 sf): 7 rooms, 4 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $7,938 | Monthly Taxes: $7,547 | Listing ID: S1049930

Situated between Park and Madison avenues in one of the most sought-after locations in the world. Listed at Peter McCuen & Associates by Jim St. Andre, 646-732-8162, jim@petermccuen.com.

Soaring high above Soho, this penthouse at One Vandam is the one penthouse that will cause penthouse envy—a remarkable layout with amenities galore. Listed at Stribling by Sean Turner, 646-613-2619, sturner@stribling.com.

$27,500,000

10 West 10th Street in Greenwich Village Townhouse: 21 rooms, 7 beds, 8 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Gym, Fireplace | Monthly Taxes: $6,283 | Listing ID: S755809

Originally built in 1844, this four-story Greek revival–style townhouse exemplifies the elegance and refinement that is synonymous with the Gold Coast. At 26 feet wide, this triple mint-condition house features rarely found triple exposures on all floors and has been impeccably renovated from top to bottom. This stunning home features an elevator, three wood-burning fireplaces and multiple outdoor spaces. Listed at Corcoran by Sara Gelbard, 212-242-9941, sg@corcoran.com.

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740 Park Avenue #4/5D on the Upper East Side

$29,500,000

515 Park Avenue #30/31 on the Upper East Side

$29,500,000

Co-op: 14 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym, Fireplace Maintenance: $13,948 | Listing ID: S1022320

Condo (6,286 sf): 12 rooms, 5 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $12,692 | Monthly Taxes: $11,696 | Listing ID: S1047499

This gracious apartment occupies the fourth and fifth floor of the D-line at 740 Park Avenue. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Kyle W. Blackmon, 212-588-5648, kblackmon@bhsusa.com.

This duplex boasts 360-degree city and park views from 52 oversized windows. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Serena Boardman, 212-606-7611, serena.boardman@sothebyshomes.com.

755 Greenwich Street in the West Village

$29,900,000

Townhouse (10,200 sf): 16 rooms, 7 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Fireplace | Monthly Taxes: $2,635 | Listing ID: S1020178 An extraordinary 40-foot townhouse with a contiguous 20-foot guest house meticulously restored and renovated to create one of the most significant residences in Manhattan. With 10,200 square feet, this home offers extensive living, office and private guest quarters. The property spans 110 feet on the prime corner of Greenwich and West 11th Street with a gated garden accessible from the street. Listed at Corcoran by Maria Pashby, 212-893-1436, mfp@corcoran.com.

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$32,000,000

383 West Broadway #PH in Soho Co-op (7,500 sf): 16 rooms, 4 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Washer/Dryer, Pets Allowed | Maintenance: $5,223 | Listing ID: S1045937

This penthouse loft combines indoor and outdoor living, the very essence of Soho, with impressive architectural proportions, natural light and an unprecedented level of finishes. Designed by Piero Manara & Debla Manara-Berger of Casamanara in collaboration with the owner, this unique property makes for epic, collector-quality real estate. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Leonard Steinberg, 212-727-6164, lsteinberg@elliman.com.

250 West Street #PH in Tribeca

$39,500,000

Condo (7,250 sf): 9 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Bike Room, Doorman, Elevator, Gym | Common Charges: $9,015 | Monthly Taxes: $11,115 | Listing ID: S1046529 Perched atop Tribeca’s newest iconic address, 250 West Street, sits a brand new penthouse of epic proportions. Offering sweeping and protected Hudson River views with almost 120 feet of frontage facing west, the residence will enthrall you from the moment you arrive. An exclusive 1,400-square-foot private entrance and deeded lobby await through a gate on Hubert Street. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Leonard Steinberg, 212-727-6164, lsteinberg@elliman.com.

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12 East 13th Street #PH in Greenwich Village

$30,500,000

56 Leonard Street #PH58 in Tribeca

$31,000,000

Condo (5,704 sf): 13 rooms, 5 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Garage Parking Common Charges: $10,374 | Monthly Taxes: $13,110 | Listing ID: S1050551

Condo (5,489 sf): 9 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Live-in Super, Media Room Common Charges: $5,637 | Monthly Taxes: $2,422 | Listing ID: S838916

A loft-style residence offering the ultimate in privacy and comfort in the center of Greenwich Village. Listed at Cantor and Pecorella, 212-243-1213, info@12e13.com.

Apartment with north, south, east, and west exposures, panoramic views from river to river and iconic New York City skyline views. Listed at 56 Leonard Sales & Design Center, 212-965-1500, info@56leonardtribeca.com.

101 Warren Street #3420 in Tribeca

$35,000,000

Condo (5,769 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Live-in Super | Common Charges: $6,345 | Monthly Taxes: $2,960 | Listing ID: S980487 This elegant light-filled duplex, designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, offers breathtaking western, northern and southern water and city views from the top two floors of 101 Warren Street. The lower level, with approximately 3,000 square feet, possesses an airy ambiance with 11-foot ceilings, a 60-foot-wide living room with floor-to-ceiling glass and unobstructed views of the Hudson River and beyond. Listed at Corcoran by David Chang, 914-420-1985, David.Chang@corcoran.com.

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21 West 20th Street #PH3/4 in Flatiron

$35,000,000

Condo (6,910 sf): 15 rooms, 5 beds, 7 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Deck Common Charges: $13,975 | Monthly Taxes: $6,758 | Listing ID: S1052759 This rooftop penthouse encompasses over 6,910 interior square feet and 2,648 exterior square feet. Listed at Halstead Property by Stephen McArdle, 212-521-5753, smcardle@halstead.com.

1 Central Park South 807-809 in Midtown

157 East 70th Street on the Upper East Side

$36,000,000

Townhouse (10,000 sf) | Amenities: Elevator, Garden, Terrace | Listing ID: S1041101 With an exquisite position on a coveted block, this 36-foot-wide mansion is characterized by its natural light and soaring ceilings. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Paula Del Nunzio, 212-906-9207, pdelnunzio@bhsusa.com.

$42,000,000

Condo (5,850 sf): 11 rooms, 4 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Garage Parking, Gym | Common Charges: $7,510 | Monthly Taxes: $8,624 | Listing ID: S1047473 The sprawling 75 feet of uninterrupted grand entertaining space with direct Central Park views sets this stunning corner unit at the Plaza apart. The master bedroom suite with interconnecting library offers the ultimate in privacy, with two dressing areas and master bathrooms as well. Retreat to the separate wing designed with two spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, both facing the Pulitzer Fountain on Fifth Avenue. Listed at Corcoran by Julia Cahill, 212-836-1049, Julia.Cahill@Corcoran.com.

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123 Washington Street #PH in the Financial District

$45,000,000

125 East 70th Street on the Upper East Side

$46,000,000

Condo (11,506 sf): 11.5 rooms, 5 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $16,074 | Monthly Taxes: $3,585 | Listing ID: S1043281

Townhouse (11,100 sf): 14 rooms, 8 beds, 8 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Fireplace Listing ID: S1016838

The W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences is the first globally branded luxury hotel and residences of its size and scale Downtown. Listed by the Marketing Directors, 212-385-1100, Info@123WashingtonSt.com.

Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, built this 40-footwide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. Listed at Sotheby’s by Louise Beit, 212-606-7703, Louise.Beit@sothebyshomes.com.

57 East 64th Street on the Upper East Side

$48,000,000

50 Central Park West #PHB on the Upper West Side

$48,000,000

Townhouse (14,000 sf): 20 rooms, 8 beds, 7 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Fireplace Listing ID: S976788

Co-op (5,600 sf): 15 rooms, 5 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Maintenance: $19,114 | Listing ID: S1039541

The fabled Gilded Age of New York is perfectly exemplified by this Beaux Arts limestone mansion. Listed at Town Residential by Beverly Cole, 664-300-6026, bcole@townrealestate.com.

Located atop the legendary Prasada, this spectacular penthouse with breathtaking views has two terraces and 50 feet fronting Central Park. Listed at Corcoran by Robert Browne, 212-893-1728, Robby@corcoran.com.

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66 East 11th Street #PH in Greenwich Village

23 East 22nd Street #TRIPLEX in Flatiron

$50,000,000

Condo (7,693 sf): 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Deck, Roof Deck Common Charges: $9,729 | Monthly Taxes: $7,367 | Listing ID: S993909

Condo (6,850 sf): 10 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $14,753 | Monthly Taxes: $3,048 | Listing ID: S1011415

This duplex is unrivaled when it comes to Downtown Manhattan penthouse living. Listed by Dolly Lenz, 917-885-9169, idollylenz@gmail.com.

Crowning One Madison from the 58th to the 60th floors, the triplex penthouse boasts dramatic full-height windows and 360-degree views. Listed by One Madison Sales Gallery, 212-230-1130, www.onemadison.com.

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$50,000,000

25 Columbus Circle #PH78 on the Upper West Side

$75,000,000

Condo (10,045 sf): 4 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $102,080 | Monthly Taxes: $23,461 | Listing ID: S1052212

Condo (8,274 sf): 14 rooms, 6 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator Common Charges: $16,130 | Monthly Taxes: $17,750 | Listing ID: S962687

Encompassing the top two floors of the award-winning Trump Soho hotel, the duplex boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with unrivaled views of the city’s spectacular skyline. Listed by Dolly Lenz, 917-885-9169, idollylenz@gmail.com.

The penthouse occupies the entire floor with a private entry foyer. Completely gut renovated by designer Tony Ingrao. Listed at Sotheby’s by Brenda Powers, 212-606-7653, Brenda.Powers@sothebyshomes.com.

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1 Central Park South #1809 in Midtown

$80,000,000

781 Fifth Avenue #18FL in Midtown

$95,000,000

Condo (7,693 sf): 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Deck, Roof Deck Common Charges: $8,398 | Monthly Taxes: $8,695 | Listing ID: S1043345

Co-op: 15 rooms, 7 beds, 8 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Maintenance: $61,582 | Listing ID: S738859

The iconic dome penthouse at the legendary Plaza, a one-of-a-kind condominium residence, is rarely offered up for sale. Listed by Dolly Lenz, 917-885-9169, idollylenz@gmail.com.

Rarely does a full-floor residence become available in one of the world’s greatest skyscrapers, the legendary Sherry Netherland. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Kathy Sloane, 212-906-9258, ksloane@bhsusa.com.

12 East 69th Street on the Upper East Side

$114,077,000

Townhouse (20,000 sf): 19 rooms, 7 beds, 9 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Swimming Pool | Listing ID: S1052349 This spectacular, completely renovated, very rare 40-foot-wide mansion on the Upper East Side exudes the ultimate in sophistication and grandeur. Central Park views, soaring ceilings, palatial entertaining space, the finest European-imported materials and state-of-the-art systems make it an unrivaled modernday trophy home. Built in 1884, this 19-room masterpiece has been gutted by the current owners, who have spared no expense on an exquisitely-detailed renovation, including a panic room. Listed at Corcoran by Gabriella Dufwa, 917-496-7272, gdufwa@corcoran.com.

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$18,500,000

439 Halsey Neck Lane in Southampton

House (11,560 sf): 7 beds, 12 baths and 5 half baths | Amenities: Garage Parking, Swimming Pool, South Of Highway | Monthly Taxes: $5,884 | Listing ID: S1030350 This extraordinary gated Southampton estate is situated on over two acres with close proximity to ocean beaches. The magnificent home features a large private first-floor master bedroom complete with dressing rooms and his-and-her baths, along with five additional en suite bedrooms, one guest apartment and two staff suites. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Erica Grossman, 631-283-4343, Erica.Grossman@elliman.com.

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$19,900,000

249 Jobs Lane in Bridgehampton

$13,995,000

House (10,000 sf): 8 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Swimming Pool, South Of Highway Listing ID: S995239

House (9,000 sf): 8 beds, 10 baths | Amenities: Swimming Pool, South Of Highway Listing ID: S1032101

An exceptional opportunity to own this sensational Gin Lane oceanfront home with protected bulkheaded frontage is yours today. Listed at Corcoran by Zachary Vichinsky, 631-484-5706, zvichinsky@corcoran.com.

Situated on one the most desired streets in all of the Hamptons, a premier new development project in Bridgehampton South is nearing completion. Listed at Corcoran by Zachary Vichinsky, 631-484-5706, zvichinsky@corcoran.com.

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$45,500,000

7 Bedroom Home in Southampton House (6,700 sf): 7 beds, 9 baths | Amenities: Garage Parking, Swimming Pool, South Of Highway | Monthly Taxes: $7,576 | Listing ID: S996707

This exquisite first offering features unprecedented ocean, pond and dune views and is located in the much-desired Murray compound, the historic epicenter of New York and Southampton society in the 1920s. Designed by award winning architect Francis Fleetwood, this traditional Hamptons’ Shingle-Style is surrounded by 4.5 acres of dunes, 500 feet of beach, and Wickapogue Pond. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Erica Grossman, 631-283-4343, Erica.Grossman@elliman.com.

291 Great Plains Road in Southampton

$18,000,000

5 Bedroom Home in Bridgehampton

$16,500,000

House (12,000 sf): 10 beds, 12 baths | Amenities: Swimming Pool, South Of Highway Listing ID: S686417

House (4,500 sf): 5 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Beachfront, South Of Highway Listing ID: S980757

Nestled in the heart of Southampton’s estate district, this new state-of-the-art home spans 12,000 square feet. Listed at Corcoran by Shaunagh M. Byrne, 631-537-4108, sbyrne@corcoran.com.

Set before 140 feet of magnificent ocean frontage, this 1.5-acre residence commands a prime location along the coveted Bridgehampton shoreline. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Jennifer Wilson, 631-907-8471, Jennifer.Wilson@sothebyshomes.com.

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Numbers Game From fun to functional, real estate facts and factoids you should know By Zachary Kussin

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ust how much does it cost to live in this city? And exactly how long is the driveway at the highest-priced home in the country? To close this issue of Luxury Listings, we bring you a host of figures — some you need to know, and some we think you just ought to know. Whether you’re looking to talk politics or garner a laugh from your pals, read on… You’ll be sure to stand out the next time the talk turns to real estate.

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Number of times that Guns N’ Roses rocker Axl Rose set foot inside his New York City rental apartment

10

Minimum number of times that two New Jersey real estate agents allegedly used the master bedroom inside of a listed home for sexual trysts, according to a lawsuit filed by the home’s owners

28.6%

Percentage of homes in New York City with kids

39

Average commute time, in minutes, for New York City residents

200

Approximate number of customized drones used by Halstead Property since 2009 to record aerial videos to help sell high-end suburban homes. Brokerages Douglas Elliman and Brown Harris Stevens have also used drones in the Hamptons.

1,800

Length, in feet, of the driveway at the Copper Beech Farm spread in Greenwich, Conn., which is on the market for an eye-popping $140 million — the priciest listing in the nation

$5,000

Price that Park Slope resident Steven Cintron paid for an RV, which he parks in the neighborhood and lives in. He said that he can no longer pay the nabe’s pricey rents.

$15,000

Maximum price to buy a telephone number with Manhattan’s exclusive 212 area code from the website 212areacode.com

$195,000

Median list price for a home in the United States

$499,000

Median list price for a home in New York City

$1,725,000

Median list price for a home in Manhattan

$799,000

Asking price for a four-bedroom home in Southampton, which can be paid in Bitcoin

6,926

Years of history, approximately, that “disappeared” during Bloomberg’s tenure, according to the blog Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York. These include Harlem’s legendary Lenox Lounge (63 years) and Meatpacking District pioneer Florent (24 years). Sources: Zillow, New York Magazine, North Jersey Record, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, New York Times

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