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HOLIDAY DECORATING 2.0

10 EDGY IDEAS TO GLAM UP THE SEASON

SONGBIRD’S NEST MICHAEL FEINSTEIN INSIDE HIS MUSICFILLED MANSION

WHAT’S LEFT TO BUY?

THERE’S NOT A LOT ON THE MARKET, BUT THAT WILL CHANGE

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Contents

VolUMe no. 01 issUe no. 06

noVeMber/ deceMber 2013

NYC’s

Premier

Properties

LISTINGS

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This $18,500,000 townhouse in the West Village (pictured above) is one of the prime properties featured in this issue of Luxury Listings NYC. See page 84.

NEWS COrNEr

ON THE SCENE

P24 MANHATTAN MArkET rOuNduP Homebuyers, remember: Patience is a virtue. A better selection of homes and better (lower) prices are just a few years away.

P90 A STAr-STuddEd SOirEE iN THE HEArT Of SOHO Check out the photos of our bash at Tui Lifestyle’s showroom. Special guests: the cast of the Bravo TV hit “Million Dollar Listing New York.”

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Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein remembers all the good times in his Upper East Side brownstone — and talks about how he came to terms with selling it. P10

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Upper east side

A SiNgEr’S SANCTuAry

An “f” for green spaces

Upper West side

Credit coffee and a hotel with Eighth Street’s rebirth

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soho

Hollywood’s favorite rom-com backdrop

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An old studio gives new meaning to “home office.”

chelsea

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remembering the Hotel Chelsea’s colorful tenants

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it’s a double face-off: short vs. tall, glass vs. cast iron

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Truly a trophy home — and a record-setter, too!

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GreenWich VillaGe p40

Silver bells p6 let it glow: The holidays are here, and we have 10 fierce decorating ideas sure to wow everybody.

Archibald Gracie p14 old house, new role: Gracie Mansion is getting a first family for the first time in a dozen years.

p18 handle with care: Spend a little extra money to hire a specialty mover for your fine artwork and fragile antiques.

Tom Vaughan p16 that’s a wrap: A look at director Tom Vaughan’s digs, which he’s leaving for Hollywood.

p20 a kid-friendly loft: What 8-year-old wouldn’t love living in a home that looks like a yellow submarine?

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A housing boom on lower Broadway

les/east VillaGe

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Condos, galleries, eateries —  oh, my!

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Hoofin’ it across the West Side Highway

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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he clock is ticking down on 2013. Thanksgiving is mere weeks away. Then, as we know all too well, holiday madness reigns until Jan. 2. It’s just not the time of the year to be on the hunt for a home, right? Oh, how wrong you are. November and December, brokers will tell you, can be super months to transform yourself from renter to owner. How can that be? There are four reasons, actually. First, there’s a lot less competition for your dream digs. Lots of New Yorkers are just like you — before you picked up Luxury Listings

NYC. They think winter is the time to hibernate, not to soldier on with their search. Second, less demand often means a drop in prices. This market is so hot that the dip probably won’t be much, but every little bit counts. Next, sellers who keep the for-sale sign up through New Year’s Day are folks who want to move on. They may consider all offers — and happily negotiate. Finally, there are huge tax benefits if you close on your new pad before Dec. 31. You can deduct any mortgage interest and closing costs. So get ready to get looking. And you can start by simply turning to our pages and pages of condos, co-ops, townhouses and even a few cond-ops.

And while we’re proud of our comprehensive listings, we haven’t forgotten about your home now. This issue, we went on a quest for cutting-edge but fun and affordable holiday decorations. Plus, we give you a peek at the beautiful homes of Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein and film director Tom Vaughan. And don’t miss two other fun reads: an inside look at a futuristic loft in the West Village and a quick history of Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s residence. ow, before you settle back with this issue, we have a favor to ask: Please find a few minutes before Dec. 15 to take our reader survey on page 8. We want to keep getting better, and the best way we know how is to find out what you think about us. (Besides, fill out the form and you’re entered to win $250!) Okay, enjoy!

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INTERIORS

DECK thE halls (with aBaNDON) 10 tips to doll up your house for the winter entertaining season By Zachary Kussin

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anukkah kicks off the holidays early this year. The first night of the Jewish celebration is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Hard to believe, but true. Then, of course, there’s Turkey Day and Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Day. For the next two months, your apartment will see guests — maybe just a few drop-ins or

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perhaps dozens for a party. You’ll put up the tree, string a bough of holly on the mantel and hang mistletoe in the foyer. Those choices are traditional — and certainly beautiful — but honestly a little boring. So to get you out of the greenery-and-ribbon rut, we hunted down the best ideas for putting a little pizzazz in your pad.

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STudIO 54 REdux Toss the star or the angel; think Donna Summer and strobe lights. Okay, that’s a tad much, but don’t top off the tree with an ornament. Leave it bare and hang a disco ball from the ceiling instead.

BOy Oh BOa Gigantic fans and boa scarves intrigued the audiences of Gypsy Rose Lee, the late, great stripper. Now, feathers can wow your crowds. Make a wreath. The colors should be bold — red, purple, green. How about peacock feathers? Or craft a window hanging. Throw in ornaments for even more drama.

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ThE Odd cOuplE Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas. Still, more and more interfaith homes are mixing the symbols of the holidays. And one is the tree. Put up a white artificial tree — or have a real one flocked — and hang blue, gold and silver ornaments.

WhIpS aNd chaINS Not exactly, but two tough materials together make one terrific stocking for the fireplace mantel. The stocking is faux leather; the cuff is Hubby’s old jeans. Sew on a few buttons. You can do it yourself or get one of your crafty friends to come to your rescue.

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heavy metal We’re not suggesting that you string up a bunch of Megadeth, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden T-shirts, but the metallic look is hot for mantels. Pick up twigs and paint them in gold, brass, silver and copper. Or buy them. Add stars and studs as finishing touches.

FluFFy white stuFF A snowman centerpiece can look so cheesy. The silver glitter, the white Styrofoam balls, a cardboard orange cone for his nose. Now, here’s one made out of fresh flowers: Carnations. Your florist can create Frosty, or you can try. You can take the picture to the hobby shop for guidance or visit hgtv.com.

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Pitch the Poinsettia Now, from flowers to flowering plants. Here’s the bottom line: The poinsettia is both poisonous and passé. Designer Jon Call, of Mr Call Designs, prefers paperwhites for their simple purity. For designer James Spodnik, orchids are a way to go. Not into either option? Just pick your favorite posies.

Bathroom humor The front door isn’t the only one that you can decorate. Hang a decoration on the door to the powder room and make your guests grin. The ones that will make them laugh out loud: a pair of antlers or sleigh bells.

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Beach gloBe Cold can be so depressing, but sun — aaahh … now that revs you up. Get a clear glass ornament, then throw in a layer of sand and a few tiny seashells. Voilà! A tropical paradise to hang on the tree.

neon lights Barbie doll pink is a bit gauche, but it’s also fun. So is deep purple, lime green and electric blue. Buy ropes or strands of mini-bulbs, but string ‘em up everywhere — the terrace, around the front door, from the ceiling, the hanging pot rack in the kitchen. Don’t you feel happier and in the holiday spirit? November/December 2013 | Luxury Listings NYC

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CELEB CRIBS The garden out back has hosted many a barbecue. It’s just one of several entertaining spaces in Feinstein’s home, which is asking $17.9 million.

THE SONGBIRD’S NEST Musician extraordinaire Michael Feinstein makes peace with leaving his home

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RIGHT: The terrace is high above the street noise. BOTTOM: Feinstein, left, and Flannery, in the music room.


“As far as exactly where we’re going, what will come next, we don’t know, but we don’t have any anxiety about it.” —Michael Feinstein

TOP: The living room, left, gets lots of light from a bay window; right, one of the eight marble fireplaces is set off by a pair of antique chairs. BOTTOM: The floor plan shows the home’s five floors, plus basement, at a glance:

143 East 63rd Street

By Zachary Kussin | Photos: Christian Fernandez

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hen Michael Feinstein climbs the stoop to his Upper East Side brownstone and walks through the front door, he steps into another world — a quiet one, a more genteel one. The five-time Grammy nominee can’t hear honking taxis, or ambulance sirens, or shouts from the sidewalk. Somehow, almost magically, the 19th-century townhouse on 63rd Street keeps out all the sounds of modern Manhattan. Through the grand foyer, into the front parlor, the dining room, the living room and even up the spindle staircases to the six bedrooms, there are architectural touches from more than 100 years ago: ceiling crown moldings, herringbone floors, chandeliers, intricate details on the eight fireplaces. No one would be surprised if Barbra Streisand, as Dolly Levi, burst into “Hello, Dolly!” And a tune from one of Broadway’s greatest musicals would be more than fitting for Feinstein, the pianist and singer who has found fame outside the cabaret as host of “American Songbook,” the popular PBS series that ran three seasons. The artist will have a new series next year, but network officials declined to disclose the name or details of the show.

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Feinstein and husband Terrence Flannery split their time between the city and the wealthy Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, where the two have projects of their own. Feinstein is artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts and oversees his Great American Songbook Initiative, which he launched in 2008; Flannery tends to his chain of healthcare clinics, scattered across the Midwest. The couple has spent nearly a decade at 143 East 63rd, finding a solace that they haven’t found anywhere else. Still, they have decided the time has come for a change, to settle somewhere smaller. Early this fall, the 57-year-old Feinstein and Flannery, 54, put

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their home on the market — for $17.9 million. The listing is an exclusive for Mickey Conlon and Tom Postilio of CORE, and Maria Torresy and Sami Hassoumi of Brown Harris Stevens. “Instinctively we know that it is the time to sell,” Feinstein told Luxury Listings NYC. “As far as exactly where we’re going, what will come next, we don’t know, but we don’t have any anxiety about it.” CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Celeb Cribs

FAR LEFT: A tapestry on the parlor level. LEFT: Photos and paintings hang throughout the home. BOTTOM: Caricatures of entertainment greats.

COnTinueD FrOm PreviOus PAge

A musiCAl evening

The back exterior of 143 East 63rd Street.

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The five-story manse is twice the size it was when the men bought it in 2004 for a little more than $3 million. They added on by buying the townhouse next door — $3.8 million — when it went up for sale only a year after they moved in. Joining the homes took about 18 months — and a sum that Flannery can’t remember because, he joked, it was so long ago; today, the number of rooms totals 18, including a gym, two kitchens and, of course, a music room. Across from the gym, which takes up nearly half of the top floor, is a terrace — and the den and dining room on the first floor open onto a 25-foot garden. The basement has rows of closets. “To me, the most important part of a home is the storage space,” Feinstein said. “This house is absolutely filled with thousands of recordings and tapes with memorabilia — none of which is evident — but the reluctant part is having to move and deal with all of that.” All of the extra space upstairs has come in handy for entertaining. Two Thanksgivings ago, their eight-person gathering grew to 40. The drop-ins included Liza Minnelli and Elaine Stritch, both legends of the Great White Way. “It became the night of the divas,” said Feinstein. “That’s not even counting the women!” Quipped Flannery: “That’s the advantage of having a townhouse. You can stay up until 3 in the morning playing music and that’s okay.”

selfishly set aside one night of the busy winter season and revel in joyous sounds.

michael Feinstein has a two-week run in late December at the birdland Jazz Club, 315 West 44th. And you can be sure he’ll perform a few of your favorite holiday tunes. The showtimes: 8:30 p.m., Dec. 17-19; 8:30 and 11 p.m., Dec. 20 and 21; 9 p.m., Dec. 24-26; and 8:30 and 11 p.m., Dec. 26-28. A place in the front row costs $200. There are less expensive seats — $75 for the bar, $100 for the side and $150 for the center. Also, you need to know that there’s a $20 food or beverage minimum on top of the ticket price. For more information or reservations, call the birdland at (212) 581-3080 or go to www.birdlandjazz.com.


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LEFT: De Blasio with Chirlane, Chiara and Dante. RIGHT: Gracie Mansion in its early, early days.

LiviNg gracie-ousLy Hizzoner’s mansion will be home again to NYC’s first family for the first time in a long dozen years By Evan Bleier and Candace Taylor

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ew York City is getting a new mayor in January. And Gracie Mansion is, finally, getting a new family. Bill de Blasio has made it clear that he intends to move his family — wife Chirlane, high-schooler Dante and college sophomore Chiara — from their home in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood to Hizzoner’s official residence on the Upper East Side. The last 12 years have been lonely ones for the wooden two-story home, which sits majestically at East End Avenue and 88th Street in Carl Schurz Park. Michael Bloomberg opted to stay put in his townhouse on 79th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues, after he took office in 2002; still, the media mogul turned politician spent millions to restore the Federal-style estate, opening it to the public as a museum and letting it play host to city receptions.

De Blasio will become the 10th mayor to call Gracie Mansion home. The first was Fiorello LaGuardia, who unpacked his bags in 1942. All of his successors, except Bloomberg, have hung their hats at Gracie too. Next year will mark the mansion’s 215th anniversary. Scottish shipping magnate Archibald Gracie built his humble abode in 1799 and used it as a country home until 1823, when he had to sell it to pay off his debts. For the next 75 years, the house had a steady stream of residents. Then, the municipal government seized the property in 1896 and added it to the park. Over the decades, the mansion has housed public restrooms, an ice cream stand, classrooms and the Museum of the City of New York. In 1975, the federal government added Gracie Mansion to the National Register of Historic Places. RIGHT: The foyer’s floor features a compass rose. BOTTOM: The dining room has scenic wallpaper.

TOP: Michael Bloomberg lives in his own home. RIGHT: Fiorello H. LaGuardia was Gracie’s first mayoral tenant.

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NOW, SIZING UP THE CITY’S HIGHEST-PROFILE HOME: $5,625 The tidy sum that Archibald Gracie paid for the land where Gracie Mansion sits

4 Number of en suite baths on the second floor of Gracie Mansion

$200 million What Gracie Mansion would sell for on the open market today

1 How many bathrooms de Blasio’s home has

$30 million Estimated market value of Bloomberg’s five-story digs at 17 East 79th Street

11 Number of acres that Gracie Mansion sits on

$1.1 million How much de Blasio’s Park Slope rowhouse is worth

35 Number of acres that Bloomberg’s Southampton home sits on; the mayor ponied up $20 million for Ballyshear Estate nearly three years ago

$450,000 What de Blasio paid for his house in 2000

$7 million Amount that Bloomberg spent on renovations to Gracie Mansion

$6,950 Average U.S. home price in 1942, when Gracie Mansion became the mayor’s official residence

$1.42 million Average sale price of a home in Manhattan in the second quarter of 2013

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TOP: Tom Vaughan on the set. RIGHT: The living room has a wall of windows.

Director Tom Vaughan sells UWS home to be closer to West Coast by Zachary Kussin | photos: Christian Fernandez

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ots of people sell their homes when they get sick of commuting to work. Now, film director Tom Vaughan is one of them. Vaughan, whose credits include the Cameron Diaz-Ashton Kutcher rom-com “What Happens in Las Vegas,” finds himself more in Los Angeles and London these days than in New York — and has decided that the most practical thing to do is unload his Upper West Side cond-op. The asking price: almost $2.4 million. Alan Nickman and Stephen O’Neal of Coldwell Banker Bellmarc had a buyer after only six weeks or so. “We’re giving ourselves the flexibility to move to one of those places on a moment’s notice,” said Vaughan, who was on the West Coast shooting “How to Make Love Like an

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Englishman” with Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba and Salma Hayek. Vaughan and wife Margaret paid close to $1.3 million in December 2010 for their home, at 221 West 82nd Street near Broadway. The family, which includes daughter Emmeline and son Hudson, didn’t move in until two years later, though — when they finished extensive renovations. Vaughan declined to reveal how much he spent on the work. The apartment started out as a “Classic 6”: two bedrooms, a living room, a formal dining room, a maid’s room and a kitchen. The remodeling moved the kitchen, joining it with

BOTTOM: Where son Hudson sleeps. RIGHT: The master bedroom gets lots of light.

the dining room, and cleared nearly 50 feet between the living room and the new eating/ cooking space. Today, the Vaughans find themselves spending lots of time in the dining room/ kitchen with Emmeline, who’s now 4, and 2-year-old Hudson — along with their friends and their friends’ moms and dads. “The open plan lends itself to socializing, as it’s roomy enough for kids to run around while parents mingle,” said Vaughan, “and whoever’s in the kitchen doesn’t get left out.” All the rooms are painted in soft hues — yellow and mauve in the bedrooms, sage in the


“We’re giving ourselves the flexibility to move to one of those places on a moment’s notice.” —Tom Vaughan

living areas. One of the smaller bedrooms has a half-bath and a service entrance. The master suite has a bath and northern and western exposures on Broadway. “It’s light and serene,” said Vaughan, acknowledging that the 17’ 4”-by-11’ 9” bedroom is his favorite spot in the apartment. Quiet and comfort are what Vaughn prizes in a home — and his place has plenty of both. “Somewhere that helps counterbalance the intensity of city life,” he said.

RIGHT: The kitchen has an island and stainless-steel appliances. BOTTOM RIGHT: The dining room is a place for entertaining. BOTTOM LEFT: The hall leading to the master bedroom is short.

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Possessions Transporting a rare painting is a fine art itself.

EASY DOES IT! Hire a specialty mover to handle those fragile antiques and artworks By Christopher Cameron

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oving, to put it politely, is a hassle. Asking friends what company they used — or taking a stab in the dark if they don’t have any recommendations. Getting quotes. Picking a date that works for everybody — you, the people who bought your home, the people who sold you theirs, the movers. And that’s just if you have standard-issue furniture: a sofa, chairs, a bedroom set. It doesn’t begin to describe the headache you’re in for if you have a French bombe chest, a Jackson Pollock or both. Hauling delicate valuables is a fine art itself, a job for only the most experienced and skilled mover — with top-of-the-line

insurance. You can find one a couple of ways, through recommendations or a moving consultant. Micha Lang is in the moving business herself — Jersey City–based Mana Contemporary — and she likes word of mouth. “Collectors should speak to their appraiser, art consultant and friends to locate a professional art handler,” advises Lang, who is vice president of Mana, which specializes in moving expensive paintings and the like. Pamela Muller knows the ins and outs of relocating, too. Her company, NouvelleView, matches homeowners with luxury movers, then watches over the process from start to finish. The hourly fee of $150 is usually offset by savings that the company gets its vendors to pass along to the customer. “We’re very specific when we go to someone’s home,” Muller said. “We look at the belongings and say, ‘OK, you should use this

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TOP: The dining space is below the sleeping pods. RIGHT: Both sides of the pods open onto the catwalk.

LiviNg iN a YeLLow SubmariNe

This architectural showpiece might be a tight fit — but it’s a great place to raise an 8-year-old By Leigh Kamping-Carder | Photos: Paul warcho

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hat’s it like to live — and raise a kid — in a yellow submarine smack in the middle of the West Village? Joshua Morton and Susan Weinthaler probably know better than anybody. Their home is a 900-square-foot loft on Barrow Street that takes industrial chic to a new level — literally. The centerpiece of the apartment is a 5-by35-foot aluminum oil tank, sliced width-wise. One half stands upright to enclose two bathrooms stacked on top of each other; the other is suspended horizontally from the ceiling, forming two “sleeping pods.” The pods, each large enough to hold a king-size bed and painted Caterpillar yellow on the inside, come with hydraulic doors that open, bat-wing-like, onto the apartment below. A metal-and-resin catwalk snakes along the upper floor, which also has a wedge of an office and plenty of storage space. “It’s kind of like an Italian sports car in that it’s really great to live in,” said Weinthaler, herself an artist and set designer. “It just takes a lot to fix it sometimes.” Morton, a business consultant marketing his own artisanal spirit, called Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur, bought the home —

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on the fourth floor of a converted parking garage — in 1993. Six years later, as a single 30-year-old, he enlisted a newish Italian architecture firm called LOT-EK to transform the space. (His inspiration was a magazine article about a shipping container the architects had turned into a bedroom.) Founded by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, LOT-EK is known for “upcycling,” or reusing industrial objects, an aesthetic that is as much about environmentally responsible construction as cutting-edge design. The architects bought the tank, then had it cleaned with acid, coated in wax, cut in half, and installed — through a window at 130 Barrow Street, by crane. Since then, the apartment has caught the attention of design aficionados the world over: It has been featured in several coffee table books and was a stop on the citywide “Open House New York” tour in early October. Weinthaler met Morton in 2000 and moved in about two years later. “My first reaction was, here’s someone who follows through on things,” she said of the first time she saw the apartment. “That might be why I fell in love with Josh.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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LEFT: The kitchen is outfitted with stainlesssteel appliances. MIDDLE: The bathroom is yellow too. RIGHT: The wine rack — pieces of PVC pipe — is Weinthaler’s creation.

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Since then, the couple has made tweaks to accommodate their son, now 8. They added yellow mesh to the catwalk railings (childproofing), wrestling mats to the floor (soundproofing) and a wall of cubbyholes (storage). Weinthaler’s set-designer instincts also kicked in when it came to getting more use out of the catwalk: “Let’s hang things from it!” The family now has a punching bag, trapeze, rope ladder and swing, which all can be switched out depending on whether the occasion calls for a playground, an obstacle course or a home gym. These days, Weinthaler and Morton are

just as likely to host 30 careening third-graders for snacks as they are a handful of friends for cocktails. “And you know what? My adult friends are just as nuts,” Weinthaler joked. Undoubtedly, the loft is a tight fit for the trio, but they’re not budging — at least not now. The time for more conventional digs might come in a few years, when their son finishes elementary school. “I’m over the moon that I get to live there and to raise my kid in a sleeping-chamber pod, yellow submarine, jet-pack engine,” Weinthaler said. “It’s so awesome to watch kids now experience it.”

“It’s kind of like an Italian sports car ... that’s really great to live in.” —Susan Weinthaler

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Homebuyers, bide your time Bigger selection, better prices are coming — eventually, if not soon By hayley kaplan

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wo or three more years. If you can just sit tight until the end of 2015, your chances of having a decent number of reasonably priced homes to choose from should be much better than they are today. Anybody who has been house hunting in Manhattan knows the selection is bleak. What real estate experts call “inventory” is only 40 percent of what it was in early 2009, a year after the housing collapse and the first wave of foreclosures. The raw numbers: about 4,350 homes for sale today vs. roughly 10,650 then. To qualified buyers, the shortage is a head-scratcher. But there is a logical — but complicated — explanation: The economy is still lackluster, making banks tight with their money. No loans means no sales. Many owners who want a bigger home can’t get financing — and they have to stay put. “You have a lot of people [who] can’t trade up or make a lateral move because they no longer qualify for credit,” said Jonathan Miller, the city’s most prolific appraiser. “If you don’t qualify for credit, you’re not going to sell.” There are new condo towers going up — 432 Park Avenue and One57 are two of the highest-profile — but not enough to meet demand and not for prices that the average New Yorker can afford. Only about 6,200 new condos will hit the market by 2017, not nearly enough to meet demand if past sales figures are any indication; last year alone, for example, some 5,300 new and resale condos found buyers, according to the Marketing Directors brokerage. As for cost, Miller puts many of Manhattan’s new apartments in the $3 million-and-above category — sums that only about one in 10 buyers can pony up.

“The new supply coming on is targeting the luxury market,” Miller said, “but what about the other 90 percent?” Despite the demand, though, developers simply can’t justify putting up mid-priced condos because of the sky-high amounts they’re putting down for building sites, real estate experts point out. “Land costs are going up, which makes it very hard to do middle-class housing,” observed David Kramer, CEO of Hudson Companies, which builds both luxury condos and affordable homes — condos, co-ops and rentals. Neil Helman tracks land as a broker for Avison Young, a commercial real estate firm, and went into a bit more detail: “Once land hits a certain price point, all of a sudden you’re gearing yourself up for the higher-end condominium.” Demand, of course, will eventually drop, which in turn should slow the rate that land prices are increasing. “Land prices can’t go up at an astronomical rate forever,” Miller said. “At a point when it hits the ceiling, developers [will] start to cool on the prices being asked.” Besides a downshift in the luxury market, Miller sees more existing condos for sale — if the economy keeps gathering steam in the next two or three years. Higher salaries and rising home prices, coupled with looser lending by the banks, will give homeowners the confidence to trade their apartments for bigger and better ones. Kramer, the developer, thinks late 2015 is about the time when buyers will see more homes on the market and at better prices. “Two years from now,” he said, “I don’t think people will be saying there’s an inventory crunch.”

one57 has a home that sold for more than $90 million.

432 park had a $90 million-plus sale too.

Condos are rising for luxury buyers, “but what about the other 90%”? Jonathan Miller, appraiser

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On the Upper East Side, concrete and metal abound. Grass, though, is hard to find.

TRULY A CONCRETE JUNGLE

UES gets black mark for pitiful green spaces and playgrounds

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ave for Central Park, the Upper East

And the district has less than a half-acre of open

Side isn’t for anyone who craves wide-

space per 1,000 residents, compared with the city

open spaces. It simply doesn’t have

standard of 2.5 acres.

many anymore.

of the most underserved communities in the city

island that has the lock on green — most notably the

in terms of the actual amount of open space,” the

High Line, the abandoned rail line-turned-park, and

group’s executive director, Holly Leicht, told the

the Hudson River piers.

newspaper.

Both history and geography play key roles in why

Lappin and other East Side politicians have been

the East Side is mostly concrete, the Wall Street Jour-

strong-arming developers to include more green

nal reported.

space in their projects. Examples include expansions

Immigrants settled there first — putting down roots in lower Manhattan and then moving upward, both literally and figuratively. On top of the development, the land became trapped between the swift East River and FDR Drive. There hasn’t been all that much room to breathe for decades. A report released in late summer by a nonprofit

of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the United Nations. There are also city efforts on the drawing board to create open spaces. The most ambitious is an East Side version of the West Side’s Hudson River Park — a continuous running and biking path.

group called New Yorkers for Parks highlights just

The great outdoors is a big reason why 28-year-

how closed-in the East Side has become. There is

old Josh Rieders moved from the East Side to the

only a smattering of playgrounds and small parks to

West 30s.

be found there.

“I have free access to Hudson River Park, playing

For a swath of the Upper East Side, the district

tennis and going to Chelsea Piers to play hockey,” he

represented by City Council member Jessica Lappin,

said. “I think the East Side thinks it’s cooler, but it’s

only 13 percent of residents live within walking dis-

really the West Side.” — Melanie Gray

tance of a large park.

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“The reality is that [the Upper East Side] is one

These days, it’s the other side of the

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NEIGHBORHOODS | UPPER EAST SIDE Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$388,118 $631,681 $1,616,845 $3,552,313 $6,742,258

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

$2,345 $2,821 $4,481 $8,804 $21,345

Average discount off the sticker price 2%

Nabe news

A cat’s meow, a coat of paint

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charitable trust for animals will get the proceeds from an estate sale that includes a $16 million townhouse at 22 East 81st Street. Irving and Phyllis Millstein, both now departed, had two great loves — fashion and furry friends. They made their fortune in clothes — and left it to critters.

Source: StreetEasy

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racie Mansion is getting a makeover for a new Hizzoner, who will move in next year. (See page 16 to read more about the house at 88th and East End.) The update — new security lighting, paint touch-ups and fence repairs– is what City Hall says is routine maintenance.

Fast facts

The finer things: chocolate, culture and clothes $6

How much you’ll fork over to gulp down a cup of fancy cocoa, with whipped cream and shaved French chocolate, at Serendipity 3, at 225 East 60th

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Exhibitions, including ones on 18th-century pastels and Japanese brush writing, currently at the Met, at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd

Education

More school? Not cool

$698

What Brooks Brothers on Madison Avenue charges for a man’s Saxxon wool herringbone cardigan, woven in Scotland Sources: Serendipity 3, The Met, Brooks Brothers

Pricey digs

Movin’ on up on the UES Price $18m Address 960 Park TyPe/size Co-op; five bedrooms, five baths

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eighbors didn’t like it when Dalton School asked the city if it could add a rooftop greenhouse. The building, on 89th between Park and Lex, would go up 27 feet — not out, school officials insisted. The nabe won, but the school is promising to try again.

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Kickin’ it DOWN a notch

HoT feATures Original moldings, mahogany library

Price $16.5m Address 120 East 71st TyPe/size townhouse; five bedrooms, five baths and two half-baths; 6,600 sf selling PoinTs Full-floor master suite and 1,000-bottle wine storage

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Chef EmEril lagassE — “Bam!” — sold his 158 East 61st townhouse for $11.5m, the same price he paid for it in 2009, but a far cry from the $15m listing price.

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TOP: “You’ve Got Mail.” BOTTOM LEFT: “When Harry Met Sally.” BOTTOM RIGHT: “Music & Lyrics.”

LOVE ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

The nabe has starred in some of Hollywood’s best romance flicks

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f you love rom-coms, the Upper West Side is a special place. The tony neighborhood has been the back-

would finally do some good,” Armstrong said.

drop for some of the silver screen’s greatest love

The inaugural tour took place in September; five

stories in the last 50 years — the 1960 classic

women, all from New York, took in five locations be-

“The Apartment,” “You’ve Got Mail” in 1998 and

tween 69th and 83rd. There was La Mode. And Café

2007’s “Music & Lyrics.”

Luxembourg, where the famous double date scene

Directors have used the

in “When Harry Met Sally” took

tree-lined streets and canopied

place. And the Starbucks at 81st

storefronts in so many scenes that entertainment journalists Jennifer Armstrong and Erin Carlson offer a walking tour for film buffs — locals and tourists alike, the Wall Street Journal reported. The starting point is Colum-

“The Upper West Side is so beautiful, sparkly, clean, and spacious. … It looks and feels like a movie set.” —Jennifer Armstrong, journalist and tour guide

bus and 69th outside La Mode Organic Cleaners, which the late Nora Ephron transformed into a children’s bookstore owned by Kathleen Kelly, the character that Meg Ryan played in “You’ve Got Mail.” “The Upper West Side is so beautiful, sparkly, clean, and spacious compared with a lot of other New York neighborhoods,” Armstrong told the newspaper. “It looks and feels like a movie set.” The journalists came up with the idea for their themed stroll in the process of planning a film night and began acting out scenes from “You’ve Got Mail.”

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“Suddenly, we saw a way that all of this knowledge we have of the movie genre that shaped our lives

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and Broadway, where Ryan and co-star Tom Hanks hung out in “You’ve Got Mail.” And Central Park, of course. For Cat Pappas, the tour gave her much more than movie trivia. It showed her how much the neighborhood has changed. Lots of mainstays — H&H Ba-

gels, for example — are no longer around. “These places are iconic in your mind from films,” Pappas said, “and they aren’t even here anymore.” Today, rom-coms are few and far between, and all of the women — their guides included — admitted that reality makes them a little sad. “Life is hard enough,” Carlson said. “It’s OK to bask in the satisfaction of cinematic soulmates finding each other.”  — Melanie Gray


NEIGHBORHOODS | UPPER WEST SIDE Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average October sales prices $451,487 $755,997 $1,480,411 $2,580,826 $5,853,624

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Nabe news

Should this landmark grow?

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

$2,294 $3,128 $4,900 $8,445 $14,043

Average discount off the sticker price 0.7%

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

A tad older, a chi chi hotel and global good eats 40

Median age of Upper West Siders; for New Yorkers, the magic number is 35

$20 million

What it cost to transform On the Ave, at West 77th and Broadway, from a run-of-the-mill hotel into a 1920s-style boutique inn

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UWS restaurants, including Boulud Sud and Rosa Mexicano, slated to serve up samples Dec. 2 at the Winter’s Eve festival in Lincoln Square Sources: Zilllow, DNAinfo and Wall Street Journal

Pricey rentals

Over-the-top, top-of-the-line Price $75k/month Address 322 West 75th TyPe/size townhouse; six bedrooms, seven baths and three half-baths; 13,000 sf

T

he Apthorp is 12 stories — and that’s plenty tall enough for lots of the condo tower’s residents and neighbors. More than 100 locals showed up at a community board meeting to speak out against a plan to add two more floors — four penthouses — to the landmark, at Broadway and West End. City planners told the angry crowd that the addition would fit the high-rise’s architectural style but also would be visible to passers-by.

Strange happenings

Heated over a sunroom

I

t’s plenty warm inside the Oliver Cromwell, a co-op building at 12 West 72nd near Central Park West. The board and resident Alison Hilary Bickford are going toe-to-toe over the sunroom on her terrace. Board members are blaming the sunroof for leaks, mold and falling plaster. Bickford insists the board is full of bull and is backed up by her architect, who pegs the problems to the Cromwell’s structure.

Celebrity watch

NFL Hall of Famer Madden scores, but not on the field

cOOL FeATures a performance platform in the music room and a finished rooftop

Price $42.5k/month Address 25 Columbus Circle TyPe/size Condo; three bedrooms, three baths and a halfbath; 2,636 sf WOW FAcTOr Jetliner views from floor-to-ceiling windows

Source: StreetEasy

NFL bigwig JohN MaddeN sold his co-op at the dakota, on West 72nd just off Central Park, for $3.9M. he started out wanting $4.9M, then $4.4M. the home has two bedrooms, two fireplaces, original moldings and original window shutters.

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TOP: The kitchen of the five-story private club at River House. BOTTOM LEFT: The co-op tower sits at 52nd along the East River. BOTTOM RIGHT: The club’s library.

GULP! $130M HOME IN MIDTOWN?

Turning River House private club into co-op would set city record

N

ew York’s largest and most expensive

The highest amount ever paid for a home in the

home — 62,000 square feet, $130 mil-

city — a penthouse at 15 Central Park West — is $88

lion — very well might be in Midtown.

million, by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. The

River House, a 1930s high-rise at

52nd Street and the East River, is think-

of Citigroup.

ing about turning its five-story private club — com-

The 26-story Art Deco tower is listing the space

plete with two tennis courts, a swimming pool,

because its board and the River Club of New York

a squash court and a card

could not come to terms on a

room — into a co-op.

long-term lease or a sale. The

The apartment would easily hold 10 typical Manhattan townhouses; a private entrance and a riverfront garden would be part of package, the Wall Street

“For the right person, this is a trophy of all trophies.”

club has leased the floors since

—Kirk Henckels, Stribling & Associates

negotiations, a spokesmen told

Journal reported. “For the right person, this is a trophy of all trophies,” Kirk Henckels of Stribling & Associates told the newspaper.

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home was sold by Sandy Weill, the former chairman

the River House opened in 1931. Both parties are still open to the newspaper; the board, however, decided to consider other uses for the space.

Plans right now call for the space to be sold as is, though the listing by Brown Harris Stevens shows

Henckels and other brokers pointed out that $130

drawings of it as a single-family home. The design by

million for 62,000 square feet would be a “bargain,”

Tony Ingrao would get rid of one floor, keep one of the

considering how many square feet a buyer would be

tennis courts and move the pool by the garden.

getting, and given that prices in the neighborhood are

If the club is sold as a home, the building would

far cheaper than those on the Upper East Side and

add a new pool, a gym and a recreation area for resi-

Downtown — especially for larger residences.

dents. — Melanie Gray

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Running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price $410,796 $768,740 $1,565,285 $3,258,801 $3,706,479

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

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

$2,638 $3,488 $5,575 $8,073 $12,455

Average discount off the sticker price 2.4%

Source: StreetEasy

Strange happenings

Sticky fingers, déjà vu

T

he ex-squeeze of late Rolex SA CEO Patrick Heiniger is accused of stealing pricey paintings from his condo at Olympic Tower, on Fifth and 51st. Nina Stevens carted off the art — by Picasso, Warhol, Haring and Basquiat — just three days after Heiniger kicked the bucket in March, according to a lawsuit filed by his daughter.

J

ust a year ago, Sandy’s strong winds snapped a construction crane at the ultra-luxe One 57 condo tower, shutting down the block for a week. Only a few weeks ago, another crane stalled with a 7-ton concrete block in mid-air. The street had to be closed again. This time, traffic was only disrupted a few hours.

Fast facts

Dropping the ball, flower power and lights galore 2,688

Triangular pieces of Waterford crystal that cover the Times Square ball that drops to mark the new year Green spaces

500

Weight in pounds of the giant red fiberglass poppy in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, on 47th between First and Second

A walk along the water

8

Nights that the menorah in Central Park will be lit; the start of Hanukkah is Nov. 27 Sources: Times Square Alliance, DNAinfo

Pricey digs

Luxe rentals with a view Price $47.5K/month Address Platinum, 247 West 46th TyPe/size Condo; four bedrooms, four baths and two half baths; 4,300 sf

T

here’s a new public esplanade coming to Midtown. The backyard of 1 Sutton Place South, along FDR Drive between 56th and 57th, will be open by fall 2015. The blueprints show a walkway, game tables and benches. Celebrity watch

Talent for netting a tidy profit

HoT feATures a terrace that faces the Hudson river and 24-foot living-room ceilings Price $28K/month Address The Sheffield, 322 west 57th TyPe/size Condo; four bedrooms, four baths; 3,417 sf WoWs never lived in, windowed chef’s kitchen

Source: StreetEasy

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Hollywood agent and star maker MicHael Ovitz unloaded his condo at the MetrOpOlitan tOwer, on 57th just off Seventh, for $4.05M — an eye-popping 577 percent more than the $598K he paid for it in 1996. The three-bedroom pad has a whopping 20 windows, which give great views of central park and the Hudson river.


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Park & City Views from the Pierre Hotel

Elegant Candela Duplex over E 72nd

Park Ave Classic 7 with Open Views

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Entertaining rms, 3BR, 3 bth. Enorm kitchen/ breakfast area, laundry, staff rm w bth. $7.75M. Web #8625191. K.Henckels 212-452-4402

Oversized prewar 3BR in beautiful condition. E & W exposures, in a prime FS bldg. $3.95M. Web #9240999. K.Meem 917-318-6242

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4000 sf Loft w 360° View Roof Oasis

Gramercy Park 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath

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TOP: The former Tiffany Glass Building during its heyday. BOTTOM: The old factory today. RIGHT: A studio inside.

WORKING AT HOME

A snapshot of a photog’s Flatiron pad that doubles as his studio

I

t’s not a stretch to say that most of us want a

In between condos, Matusik toured a studio in

home that’s in “move-in” condition. No fixer-up-

the former Tiffany Glass Building at 333 Park Avenue

pers, please.

South, in the Flatiron District. It had everything he

Then there’s Andrew Matusik, who explicitly

told his broker that he wanted a “dumpy place”

dows facing north and south.

that he could remodel to look like his 1,350-square-

“It was a big square box that looked like an ’80s

foot rental in Chelsea — the one that he was leaving

Colorado bungalow,” he said. “I hate that look. It was

because he was sick of the sky-high rent. In nine

dingy and dated-looking, but I knew what it was go-

years, the amount of his monthly check climbed from

ing to be when it was clean and done properly.”

$4,000 to $6,000, according to a story in the New York Times. Matusik not only lived in his apartment; he did fashion shoots there, too.

The price was $999,999; Matusik ended up paying $900,000. Nine months later — after an assortment of scheduling problems, building permit delays and zoning issues — the overhaul is underway.

“Photographers are very particular about our

His renovation budget is $130,000, up from

needs,” he said, “and it’s very important we have con-

$80,000. “I knew deep down that we were going to be

trol over how the place is laid out. So it is better to

spending more,” said Matusik, who is acting as gen-

start from scratch and customize it, unless the per-

eral contractor. “Everyone says: twice as long, twice

son who moved out was a photographer.”

as much.”

Matusik had a budget of $1.2 million, money that

Already done is a “vertical cube storage facility”

came as part of a business deal he struck with his

that Matusik designed and built himself. It holds all

mom. He started out looking at places zoned for both

his furniture when he needs the space for a shoot.

living and working. After three months on the hunt

Still in progress: both bathrooms and the kitchen.

and finding nothing, he decided to look for a condo. “I was honestly thinking there was no way I was going to pull this off,” Matusik told the newspaper, “and my dream was dashing really quick.” All the condos, though, turned out to be just, well, too residential. One, in the South Street Seaport Historic District, had a doorman. Another was a beautiful loft in Harlem — too beautiful and too far from Midtown, where many of his clients are.

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wanted: 1,300 square feet, high ceilings, huge win-

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The pace of the transformation has been slower than Matusik expected, but he is sure the outcome will be worth the wait. “Everything I envisioned is manifesting, so I am ecstatic,” he said. “I got to design every millimeter of it.” —Melanie Gray


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NEIGHBORHOODS | GRAMERCY/FLATIRON Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Average October rents

$716,182 $1,003,736 $1,951,818 $3,621,651 $8,362,500

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$2,912 $4,330 $7,564 $11,456 $16,836

Business

Sweat and rehydrate

T

he Fhitting Room isn’t a shopper’s paradise. It’s a sweat shop. And the boutique gym — small classes, big burn — is opening a new location at 31 West 19th, between Fifth and Sixth.

Average discount off the sticker price 0.4%

Source: StreetEasy

W

rite down this address: 111 East 23rd, near Park. Juice Generation, NYC’s own chain of healthy drink places, will be serving up Supa Dupa Greens and Smooth Strawberrys as soon as the space gets spruced up. Sorry, but no date set for the opening yet.

Fast facts

Prep work, Italian bread and a rub down 65,000

Number of bulbs planted every fall at Madison Square Park to make for a bloomin’ spring

$24.80

How much a panettone with chocolate — panettone is a sweet Christmas loaf from Milan — costs at Eataly, on Fifth between 23rd and 24th

Developments

Would J.P. Morgan approve?

4

Ounces in a bottle of sea grape massage oil, available for 12 bucks at the Museum of Sex, on Fifth at 27th Sources: Madison Square Park Conservancy, Eataly, MoSex

Pricey digs

Magnificence worth millions Price $50M Address one Madison, 23 east 22nd TyPe/size Condo; five bedrooms, five baths and five half baths; 6,850 sf

A

n old building on Second between 17th and 18th has been turned into a new condo. The Rutherford Place at Stuyvesant Square is even on the National Register of Historic Places because J.P. Morgan — that guy who the bank is named for — gave it to the city. The mostly duplexes and triplexes, with 17-foot ceilings, start at $600,000 and go up to $2.5 million. Celebrity watch

A catwalk on the Avenue

deAl seAlers a wrap-around terrace and a private elevator

Price $16.2M Address 135 east 15th TyPe/size townhouse; five bedrooms, eight baths; 8,524 sf WAy Too hoT seven fireplaces, staff quarters

Source: StreetEasy

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Julie Henderson, aka swimsuit model babe, dropped $3.3M for a pad at 141 FiFtH, near 21st. she fell in love with the home’s huge windows and industrial design. and Henderson will feel right at home in the nabe. two other beauties live nearby: Paulina Porizkova and stephanie seymour.


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Bob D

lock Jackson Pol

Nancy Spunge n and Sid Viciou s

TOP: The building on 23rd Street is a neighborhood landmark. BOTTOM: Just a handful of the historic hotel’s celebrated residents.

Andy Warhol

LIVING AT THE CHELSEA

Memories of the quirky characters who made a hotel their sanctuary

O

if only these walls could talk. It’s an ex-

It was either Janis Joplin or the big woman from the

pression that gets repeated again and

Mamas and the Papas who tried to kiss me in the el-

again, but how many places would tell

evator. I can’t remember which. It was a crazy time.”

truly interesting tales?

A dilettante named Viva: “There were a lot of sui-

Not that many, frankly. One definite-

cides out those windows. One night, a guy from a

ly would, though — the 129-year-old Hotel Chelsea,

floor above us landed on a metal table in the court-

where some of the city’s most colorful personalities

yard — on his head.

have laid down their heads.

“The very next day another guy jumped out the

Jackson Pollock lived there. So did Sid Vicious,

window onto the synagogue next door. It was just

Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Arthur Miller, Patti Smith

after John Lennon was shot. But this man didn’t

and Jasper Johns. And the list goes on and on.

die — he was bloody but conscious. He was being car-

Today, the 23rd Street landmark is all but empty,

ried down the hall on a stretcher. I asked him, ‘Why

getting ready for another mega-makeover by King &

did you jump out the window?’ He said, ‘Because

Grove, a boutique-hotel chain.

John Lennon was shot.’”

Vanity Fair used the turning point to take a look

Artist Andy Warhol, in a diary entry dated Oct. 12,

back at the hotel’s most boisterous time — the last

1978: “The police just arrested Sid Vicious for stab-

half-century or so when it was a haven for painters,

bing his 20-year-old manager-girlfriend to death in

writers, actors, musicians and all sorts of other cre-

the Chelsea Hotel. … They just let anybody in over

ative types.

there, that hotel is dangerous, it seems like some-

The magazine talked to a handful of former resi-

body’s killed there once a week.”

dents, many well-known themselves, who dished de-

Painter Michele Zalopany, who also still lives at

liciously on their old digs — and a few of their famous

the hotel: “It’s a tomb now. There’s no life anymore.

old neighbors.

The human energy has changed completely. I feel like

Now, for the musings:

Artist Nicola L., one of the hotel’s few remaining residents: “Anything could happen in the elevator.

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ylan

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I’m in ‘The Twilight Zone.’“ —Melanie Gray


NEIGHBORHOODS | CHELSEA Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price $479,592 $982,963 $2,045,967 $4,100,535 $6,156,250

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

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

$2,861 $3,859 $6,070 $9,525 $12,098

Business

Shape up!

B

rick New York is the place to get buff. The gym, at 17th and Eighth, offers classes in CrossFit, Olympic lifting and yoga. And don’t be afraid to sweat: There will be showers and towels so you can work out at lunchtime.

Average discount off the sticker price 0.3%

Source: StreetEasy

A

t the new Pier 57, aka SuperPier, fitness crazies can take on a rockclimbing wall at Brooklyn Boulders, then kick back at the Riverfront Spa and Beach Club. The complex, on Hudson between 16th and 17th, will also have an Opening Ceremony clothing store. It will debut in 2015.

Fast facts

Grilled cheese, bachelorettes and the theater 3

Kinds of cheeses — gruyere, Havarti and goat cheese — on the basic sammie at Melt Shop, at 26th and Sixth Developments

23.8

Percentage of Chelsea’s 46,600 residents who are single women

A cultured condo

1982

When the Joyce Theater, near 18th and Eighth, was founded Sources: Melt Shop, Zillow, Joyce Theater

Pricey rentals

The sunny side of Chelsea Price $27K/month Address 252 seventh TyPe/size condo; three bedrooms, three baths; 2,254 sf Truly HoT FeATure Floor-to-ceiling fireplace

A

rtsy types, know this: A condo planned for on 10th Avenue where an old gas station stands will have climate controls for paintings as well as systems to move in artwork. The tower, between 24th and 25th, will have 12 to 15 homes — construction is set to kick off early next year. Already on site: an exhibit of concrete sheep by Francois-Xavier Lalanne. Celebrity watch

The home that hip-hop bought

Price $22.5K/month Address 126 West 22nd TyPe/size Rental; two bedrooms, two baths; 2,200 sf cool FeATures 11-foot ceilings, double-hung windows and ebonized flooring

Source: StreetEasy

Ad-Rock, aka AdAm HoRovitz of the Beastie Boys, laid out $2.95m for a co-op at 129 West 22nd, between sixth and seventh. the two-bedroom pad has 11-foot ceilings and oak floors — but no concert hall.

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TOP: Eighth Street still has its share of vacant stores. BOTTOM LEFT: the Marlton Hotel. BOTTOM RIGHT: a Stumptown barista.

MIRACLE ON EIGHTH STREET

Hotel, coffee shop are helping old shoe mecca regain footing

E

very neighborhood has one — the street that

Added BD’s Richard Born, who graduated from

can’t keep businesses, the one that always

NYU just around the corner: “You are surrounded by

looks rundown because of the boarded-up

one of the most dynamic neighborhoods, artistically

storefronts or dusty display windows.

and culturally.”

In Greenwich Village, it’s West Eighth

In the two years since work started on the Marlton,

Street — especially the block between Fifth and Sixth

a dozen or so of the roughly 70 storefronts have ten-

avenues, the New York Times reported.

ants again — mostly restaurants and food shops of-

It wasn’t always that way. For a long time, it was a shoe mecca. But like all things, that run ended — and then the shops that came in never got off the ground.

popcorn and java. Oregon-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters took

These days are better,

three storefronts on the corner

though. There’s talk of a revival,

at Macdougal — and real es-

sort of. The south side of the street still has a string of empty spaces, but the vacancy rate has fallen from a recession high of 12 percent down to 8 percent. Only a couple of months ago, 5 West 8th Street reopened as

“You are surrounded by one of the most dynamic neighborhoods, artistically and culturally.” —Richard Born, BD Hotels

the chi-chi Marlton Hotel. The college dorm-turned-

tate types predict the Oregonbased company will do for the area what its only other outlet in Manhattan, in the Ace Hotel at West 29th and Broadway, did for the NoMad neighborhood. “Stumptown and the Marlton will be the anchors to solidify the development of the

boutique inn has 107 rooms for visitors and a book-

corridor,” proclaimed William Abramson, the sales

lined lobby where wifi is free. Tourists, suits and

and leasing director for Buchbinder & Warren Realty

students — from New York University and the New

Group, which owns the coffee shop’s space.

School — all sit together, tapping away on laptops. “I like the idea of creating a neighborhood place in New York where you can hang out without feeling strong-armed into spending money,” Sean MacPherson, a co-owner with BD Hotels, told the newspaper.

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fering everything from burgers and sushi to gourmet

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“Does [West 8th] have a real shot this time? It sure does,” said broker Robert Futterman. “The street could finally get a hip, cool factor.” —Melanie Gray


NEIGHBORHOODS | GreeNWiCh villAGe housing costs

running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$519,343 $876,068 $1,780,181 $3,601,634 $15,940,000

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

$2,642 $3,763 $5,822 $9,905 $10,632

Average discount off the sticker price -0.3%

A piece of history

horsepower, old and new

A

townhouseturned-stableturned-townhouse at 52 West 10th, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, is on the market for $13.45 million. Built in 1830, the landmark today has four bedrooms and six skylights inside.

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Cheese-whiz, autumn leaves Phew! ... No Golden Arches for and train rides Washington Square Arch Nabe news

$39.99

How much Murray’s Cheese, at 254 Bleecker, charges for a pound of bleu du bocage, a French blue cheese made from goat’s milk

9.75

Number of acres in Washington Square Park

25 min

Average commute time for the 44,100 New Yorkers who live in the Village Sources: Murray’s Cheese, New York City, Zillow

T

he Parks Department isn’t going to put Mickey D’s logo on the Washington Square Arch. It’s just not going to happen despite what posters put up by Save Our Village assert. The fliers show the arch outfittedwithaMcDonald’ssign.The activists insist the campaign simply shows how too much development could change the nabe’s character.

Pricey digs

What $10M buys these days in the not-so-gritty village Price $10.5m Address 62 West 12th TyPe/size Townhouse; four bedrooms, three baths and a half bath; 3,745 sf cOOL FeATures A 50-foot garden and a terrace off the master bedroom

Celebrity watch

Pedal to the metal

Price $9.95m Address 130 West 12th, #ph11A TyPe/size Condo; four bedrooms, three baths; 3,202 sf LOOk AT This! A private terrace and a windowed walk-in closet

Source: StreetEasy

Racer Jimmie Johnson drives hard on the track, but he doesn’t drive a hard bargain. The fivetime nAsCAR champ ponied up the $14.5m asking price for a pad at supeRioR ink, the same building where he has — had — a home. Johnson unloaded his three-bedroom for $10.5m before committing to the pricier five-bedroom.

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What the 14-story One Vandam condo will look like when it’s finished in a couple of years

GROWING (UP) PAINS

Gritty cast-iron Soho conflicted about glitzy glass condo tower

S

oho is red bricks and cast iron, squatty

vers of Tavros Capital Partners, which is putting up

and old — not glass and steel, towering

the skyscraper with Quinlan Development Group.

and modern. That’s Midtown, uptown. Yet, the downtown neighborhood is

smallest, a four-bedroom duplex with three terraces,

getting another high-rise in early 2015,

went on the market for $15 million. The price of the

a 14-story condo on Sixth near Vandam called One

biggest, a triplex with an outdoor spa and three fire-

Vandam. It follows in the footsteps of the 46-floor

places, is still under wraps.

Trump Soho, the neighbor-

For the other 22 apartments,

hood’s tallest glass tower,

prices start at $1.54 million for a

which opened in 2010. To some locals, One Vandam is another move toward the slippery slope of detracting from Soho’s rich architectural history. “It’s about as out of place for this neighborhood as you could

“Who wouldn’t want to wake up and make breakfast in this kitchen to this view?” —Developer Nicholas Silvers

imagine,” Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society

one-bedroom, $3.275 million for a two-bedroom, $5.25 million for a three-bedroom and $6.25 million for a four-bedroom. The building features a massive second-story common terrace, which wraps around a lounge and a gym. From its height to its five-star amenities,

of Historic Preservation told the New York Times.

One Vandam is joltingly unlike Soho’s famous loft

“They’re taking a page from the Trump Soho book

buildings — and is attracting a different kind of owner.

rather than the lovely brick-and-mortar, 19th-century

“The kind of people who look for Soho and want

landscape that’s around.”

the real loft experience, that’s not the kind of people

The developers, though, think homebuyers will

who are buying these kinds of places,” Siim Hanja,

want to live in their tower, to look out across Man-

a broker for Brown Harris Stevens, told the Times.

hattan day and night. Everyone living on the seventh

“These are the new, slick, second or third homes for

floor and up will be able to see the city’s skyline.

guys in financial services who don’t have two sec-

“Who wouldn’t want to wake up and make breakfast in this kitchen to this view?” asked Nicholas Sil-

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Running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$384,687 $1,217,000 $2,488,900 $4,762,500 N/A

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

$2,843 $4,038 $6,848 $12,864 N/A

Average discount off the sticker price 1%

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Bundling up, tooling around and snarfing down

Nabe news

Beautiful with an attitude

J

ulie Ordon walks the runway for Victoria’s Secret, but her exlandlord — the investment firm Allerand — contends the Swiss bombsell is hardly a model tenant. Allerand is suing Ordon and French hubby David Mimran for not paying rent at 500 Greenwich as well as trashing the tresswanky digs. The total that Allerand wants: roughly $285,000. Ordon counters that the apartment had ceilings that leaked and appliances that didn’t work.

$3,155

What Moncler, at Prince and Mercer, charges for its women’s Gamme Rouge jacket

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Average daily commute time —  in minutes — for the nearly 11,300 New Yorkers who live in Soho

$26

How much Bulgogi — beef rib-eye marinated in soy sauce and garlic — will set you back at Do Hwa, a Korean barbecue joint at Carmine and Bedford Sources: Moncler, Do Hwa, Zillow

Pricey rentals

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Strange happenings

Did you feel that?

A

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Celebrity watch

Livin’ on a prayer

Price $27K/month Address 55 Thompson TyPe/size Three bedrooms, three baths; sf not listed WHoA Private terrace, fireplace, room-sized windows

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A rendering of 93 Worth Street in Tribeca

LIGHTS ON (LOWER) BROADWAY

Clink. A four-block stretch is the new toast of ever-trendy Tribeca

T

here’s a sliver of lower Broadway that

Tribeca is already an expensive place to live, data

falls in Tribeca but is only a stone’s

from appraisal firm Miller Samuel confirms, and the

throw from Chinatown. Folks in the

growth spurt is going to make it even pricier. The

neighborhood call it: Chibeca.

median figure for a condo is $2.75 million, com-

Those four blocks, between Walker

and Worth, are a bit more bohemian than the west-

The eye-popping dollar figures simply reflect

ern part of Tribeca — packed these days with baby

just how popular the neighborhood is and just how

strollers, trendy restaurants and designer stores.

few homes are available at any given time.

“Along Broadway has always been the funkier

“With Tribeca the way it is, there is not enough

part of Tribeca where you can still find artists,” Erik

product for all of the demand, so the neighborhood

Torkells of the Tribeca Citizen, a neighborhood Web

keeps being pushed eastward,” said Daniel Martin

site, told the New York Times.

of the Keystone Group, which is converting a com-

That coarser character, though, is about to change. Before the end of the year, the first of nine

mercial building at 391 Broadway into four lofts with shops on the ground floor.

condo towers — many old office buildings — will be

Down just a block, 372 Broadway will have five

ready to move into. When all the construction is

condos and 361 Broadway will have 13, including a

done, the number of new homes will stand at 430.

set of glass duplex penthouses.

“This is a brand-new Broadway corridor,” said

Now that Chibeca is on a residential roll, the next

Doron Zwickel of CORE, the boutique brokerage

thing it’s bracing for is more stores. So far, though,

that is marketing 93 Worth Street, the 18-story sky-

interest in the neighborhood is only lukewarm.

scraper that is forging the way. “Historically, this

Martin is upbeat that retailers will invade lower

hasn’t been prime Tribeca, but it is becoming more

Broadway, too, once the condos have families in

desirable.”

them: “We are very bullish about this neighbor-

Virtually all of the hundreds of apartments will be what brokers describe as luxury — and will have price tags to match.

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pared with $1.25 million for all of Manhattan.

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hood’s future.” —Melanie Gray


NEIGHBORHOODS | TRIBECA Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price

Real life for reality TV star

Average October rents

N/A $1,309,691 $2,592,545 $3,944,516 $8,079,000

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

Strange happenings

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$4,209 $5,047 $9,278 $13,155 $18,461

Average discount off the sticker price -1.4%

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Hot java, ravioli with truffles and widows and widowers 4

R

yan Serhant is finding out the downside of starring in Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing New York”: stalkers. The reality TV star has even had to call the cops a couple of times. In October, a young woman blocked the dapper real estate broker as he headed out of his office in Tribeca. Last summer, the same woman gave him a bear hug and screamed, “I love you, I want to marry you!” Officers have simply taken her away. And Serhant isn’t pressing charges.

Developments

Classic coffee blends offered at La Colombe Torrefaction, at 319 Church just a block south of Canal

An octet of posh penthouses and lofts galore on Greenwich

$18

What an order of porcini ravioli with truffle cream sauce costs at Max New York, 181 Duane near Greenwich

2.6

Percentage of Tribeca’s 16,300 residents who are widowed — about 425 Sources: La Colombe Torrefaction, Max New York, Zillow

Pricey digs

Tribeca’s $9M-plus club Price $9.95M Address Sky Lofts, 145 Hudson TyPe/size Three bedrooms, three baths; 4,120 sf HoT FeATures a six-burner stove and double ovens

I

f livin’ high is what you want, your chance is coming. 443 Greenwich — it takes up the block between Desbrosses and Vesey — is being converted into 45 loft apartments and eight penthouses. The posh pads will be huge — lofts from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet, penthouses from 3,500 to 9,500 square feet. Sales get underway early next year. And if you buy, you should be able to move in to your new home sometime in 2015.

Celebrity watch

It pays to have a hit show

Price $9.5M Address Sterling Mason, 71 Laight TyPe/size Five beds, five baths; 3,708 sf HoT FeATure grand space for entertaining

Source: StreetEasy

CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” is wrapping up after nine seasons and co-creator CraIg THoMaS is moving on, too. Thomas and dancer wife rebecca alson-Milkman have plunked down $6.6M for a condo at 39 VeSTrY, near Washington.

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TOP: Exterior of Jarmulowsky’s Bank. LEFT: English Breakfast at the Fat Radish. RIGHT: Opening at Mayson Gallery.

A BLOSSOMING ON ORCHARD

Three short blocks are filling up with eateries, galleries, condos

T

he Lower East Side has a little piece

Also finding a warm reception on the Lower East

that’s continuing to do a 180: a short

Side are galleries. The neighborhood has more than

stretch of Orchard that starts at Chi-

100 — 15 on Orchard between Grand and Division.

natown’s edge.

Two art spaces that just opened in September both

The three blocks between Grand

moved from Chelsea. Monya Rowe lost her second-

and Division once had dozens of garment shops.

story lease on West 22nd Street and found a ground

Today, a handful of the storefronts are art galler-

floor at 34 Orchard that gives her “more visibility.”

ies and restaurants; other buildings are vacant,

Tanja Grunert and Klemens Gasser moved from West

looking for ritzy retail ten-

19th Street to 33 Orchard, just a

ants or developers who want

block from Rowe.

to transform them into highend high-rises, the Wall Street Journal reported. Already, three buildings at

“It’s so energetic down here and artist-oriented.” —Tanja Grunert, gallery owner

57-63 Orchard are slated to be

and much more artist-oriented,” Grunert said. Sprinkled among the galleries are restaurants. There’s

luxury condos and boutiques.

Cheeky Sandwiches, at 35 Or-

And on the corner of Orchard and Canal, a city

chard. And the Fat Radish, which serves up British

landmark — the 12-story Jarmulowsky’s Bank — is

fare at 17 Orchard, and the Leadbelly, an oyster bar at

being converted into a 100-plus-room hotel that

14 Orchard. Coming to 22 Orchard in a few weeks is

should be ready for guests by next summer.

Fung Tu, a “modern” Chinese eatery.

“We always look at neighborhoods that are in transition and emerging,” Andrew Rifkin of DLJ Real

One of Fung Tu’s owners, Wilson Tang, grew up a block from Orchard — on Allen Street.

Estate Capital Partners, which is remaking the bank,

“I’ve literally dreamed about owning a business on

told the newspaper. “It’s a trendy neighborhood, but

this block,” Tang said. “It really has a lot of character.”

more for the adventurer and explorer, and we like that

—Melanie Gray

aspect of it.”

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“It’s so energetic down here

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NEIGHBORHOODS | LES/EAST VILLAGE Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

$414,000 $501,121 $903,679 $1,191,843 $2,952,925

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

Developments

Throw back a few for the Lowline ... and more

C

onfirmed non-buyers, rejoice: 78 new apartments are on their way, at 331 East Houston near Ridge. Not such good news for prices: 80 percent will go at market rates.

$2,388 $2,762 $3,635 $4,490 $7,461

Average discount off the sticker price 1.7%

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Furry feet and cool Chinese

F

ounders of the Lowline are raising dough for the underground park through booze. Watering holes are shaking up specialty drinks and donating $1 from every sale. Joints that have signed on: 2nd Floor on Clinton at 67 Clinton, Donnybrook at 35 Clinton and Hotel on Rivington at 107 Rivington.

$850

How much the black mink-trim heels cost at Cellini Uomo, 59 Orchard near Grand

14.3

Percentage of the Lower East Side’s 85,400 residents who are over 70 — about 12,200

$12

Celebrity watch

How much Mission Chinese Food — a new outpost of the hip San Francisco restaurant on Orchard — charges for broccoli beef brisket with smoked oyster sauce

Long gone from LES

Sources: Cellini Uomo, Zillow, Mission Chinese Food

Business

Stress no more, cute pooch

F

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Justin Long  — Amanda seyfried’s man and star of the new horror flick “tusk,” ultra-bloody “Jeepers Creepers” and the sci-fi parody “galaxy Quest” — has unloaded his home at 105 norfolk for $2.38M, a little more than the $2.29M he paid in 2008. not scary at all!

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The Vesey Street footbridge is going away.

ON EASY STREET IN FIDI

Pedestrians don’t have to climb steps anymore to cross highway

I

f you’re in investment banking and you want to live

pedestrian crossing … is a crucial part of [the area’s]

near your job, the Financial District is the place to

recovery,” wrote the companies.

be. Still, lots of young bankers and brokers have

At a Community Board 1 meeting that summer,

stayed away from Downtown because of their hike

board member Linda Belfer echoed that she was tired

to work — really. Now, though, the walk is much

of the inconvenience of the skywalk but didn’t want

safer and easier. Pedestrians who need to get to the other side of

the eight-lane West Side Highway near the World Trade Center can now simply cross at Vesey and West

at risk. “Nobody wants you to open it up if people are going to get killed,” said Belfer, who uses a wheelchair.

streets. Their days of climbing steep stairs to navi-

The transportation officials pointed out that they

gate the Vesey Street footbridge are over for good,

put the covered footbridge up for two reasons: to pro-

DNAinfo reported.

tect pedestrians from getting hit by cars, of course,

The closing of the elevated walkway took years of lobbying by the neighborhood’s mom-and-pop busi-

but also to keep anyone from getting hit by construction debris.

nesses as well as corporate biggies, including Gold-

They promised to study the intersection again af-

man Sachs, American Express and Deloitte & Touche.

ter the opening of the 9/11 Memorial, which was dedi-

The street-level crosswalk links FiDi with Battery Park

cated on Sept. 11, 2011.

City’s Brookfield Place, where thousands of those in

Now, the crosswalk is back open and the foot-

finance have their offices, but had been closed for

bridge will be torn down. Safety, though, is still on the

nearly a decade because of construction near the site

city’s mind: Crossing guards are on duty from 7 a.m.

of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

to 7 p.m. weekdays and pedestrian signals have been

Two years ago, in June, the financial giants pleaded their case in a letter to the transportation department. “We all have an important stake in Lower Manhattan and believe that reopening the Vesey Street

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the street-level route opened if lives would be put

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added to the intersection. — Melanie Gray


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110 Fifth Avenue 212.633.1000

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239 East 79th Street 212.929.1400

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NEIGHBORHOODS | FIDI Housing costs

Running down the numbers Average third-quarter sales price $662,332 $992,321 $1,457,116 N/A N/A

Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds

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

$2,917 $3,656 $5,181 $5,339 $10,063

Average discount off the sticker price

Developments

High in FiDi: Verizon tower gets condos, Fulton walk-up grows

T

he Verizon Building at 140 West is getting apartments. The phone giant will keep the first 10 of the tower’s 32 stories, but there are still no details on number of homes, sizes or prices.

5.2%

Source: StreetEasy

Fast facts

Hard cider, New Year’s Eve and a holy place

H

undreds of apartments are coming to 120 Fulton, just off Nassau — the heart of the Financial District. The four-story building is growing big time, to 48 stories. The total number of homes when the addition is finished: 452. The tower will also have a gym and a roof deck.

$8

What a pint of Ace Perry Cider, a pear thirst-quencher, costs at Clinton Hall, a new beer joint on the corner of Rector and Washington

2 hours

How long it takes to complete a tour of Wall Street offered by Metropolitan Walks; the cost is $20

4

The number of services that Trinity Church, at Broadway and Wall, is holding on Christmas Day Sources: Clinton Hall, Zerve, Trinity Church

Pricey rentals

Forking over a few G’s in Fidi Price $13.5k/month Address Cipriani Club residences, 55 Wall TyPe/size Condo; three bedrooms, two baths and a half bath; 2,200 sf HoT FeATures a wrap-around terrace and a skylight

Nabe news

Fowl talk

T

urkeys are not migratory birds, but Zelda hasn’t gotten the word. The hen splits her time between Battery Park — winters — and nearly Battery Park City – summers. During the warmer weather, Zelda lays unfertilized eggs and just generally chills. She heads home to the park because she’s waiting for her Tom in shining armor, or so speculates the Battery Conservancy’s Pat Kirshner. Celebrity watch

A confirmed renter

Price $12.5k/month Address 20 Pine TyPe/size Penthouse condo; two bedrooms, two baths; 2,200 sf WoW FAcTors 360-degree views, sybaritic rain shower

Source: StreetEasy

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10 West End Avenue #7B on Upper West Side

23 East 81st Street #4 on Upper East Side

$1,500,000

Condo (1,161 sf): 2 beds, 1.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Swimming Pool, Elevator Common Charges: $1,136 | Monthly Taxes: $395 | Listing ID: S967444

Condo (1,264 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Elevator Common Charges: $840 | Monthly Taxes: $884 | Listing ID: S693419

This beautiful, mint condition, spacious and bright condo home is unique, with north, west and east exposures. Listed at Nestseekers by Bruce Mishell, 212-714-0717, brucem@nestseekers.com.

An investor opportunity: a floor-through unit in a lovely, boutique townhouse condo on coveted Upper East Side block. Listed at Corcoran by Constance Houghton, 917-597-3885, choughton@corcoran.com.

303 East 60th Street #7B on Upper East Side

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$1,500,000

$1,350,000

21 East 22nd Street #8A in Flatiron

$1,500,000

Condo: 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Balcony, Elevator, Doorman Common Charges: $1,489 | Monthly Taxes: $687 | Listing ID: S1024788

Co-op: 4 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Loft Maintenance: $1,597 | Listing ID: S1029268

A mint two-bedroom with outdoor space, this bright home offers dramatic, open city views. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Phatavanh Olsen, 212-460-0665, polsen@elliman.com.

Built in 1910, this onetime factory is home to some of the few remaining lofts in Flatiron. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Brian Meier, 212-321-7113, bmeier@elliman.com.

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Premier

Properties

420 West 25th Street #2C in Chelsea

$1,520,000

247 West 46th Street #1702 in Midtown

$1,525,000

Condo (1,200 sf): 1 bed, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Garden, Elevator Common Charges: $1,327 | Monthly Taxes: $949 | Listing ID: S1009921

Condo (995 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $1,016 | Monthly Taxes: $367 | Listing ID: S1030549

Sophisticated modern living located in the heart of Chelsea, the coveted “C” Line is finally available at Loft 25. Listed at Nestseekers by Linda H. Ho, 415-279-1575, lindah@nestseekers.com.

Gorgeous condo at the Platinum, one of New York’s most luxurious buildings, offering five-star amenities and an ideal central location. Listed at Sotheby’s by Stan Ponte, 212-606-4109, stan.ponte@sothebyshomes.com.

180 Avenue of the Americas #3B in Soho

$1,540,000

57 West 58th Street #5AAA in Midtown

$1,550,000

Condo (737 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Common Charges: $967 | Monthly Taxes: $920 | Listing ID: S1043823

Condo (1,050 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator Common Charges: $1,484 | Monthly Taxes: $1,368 | Listing ID: S1035397

Rising above Soho, One Vandam is home to 25 exceptional residences on 14 floors, each individually tailored to reflect the contours of the building. Listed at Stribling by Sean Turner, 646-613-2619, sturner@stribling.com.

This beautifully designed, gut-renovated apartment is in a prewar condominium one block from Central Park. Listed at Fisher Pei International Realty by Diane Fisher, 212-717-1008, diane@fisherpeiir.com.

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LISTINGS

NYC’s

Premier

Properties

240 Centre Street #2N in Little Italy

330 East 38th Street #39E in Murray Hill

$1,600,000

Co-op (1,000 sf): 1 bed, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Garden, Elevator Maintenance: $1,626 | Listing ID: S1027547

Condo (1,171 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Listing ID: S994718

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.

Enjoy this massive split two-bedroom with a gracious entry foyer, central gallery, and a gracious living and dining room with panoramic views. Listed at Blu Realty Group by David Tobon, 347-992-6645, david@brgnyc.com.

245 West 14th Street #3B in Chelsea

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$1,600,000

$1,620,000

100 Hudson Street #2A in Tribeca

$1,650,000

Condo (811 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Common Charges: $784 | Monthly Taxes: $1,086 | Listing ID: S1032354

Co-op (1,025 sf): 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Elevator Maintenance: $1,349 | Listing ID: S895928

Brilliant south exposures allow light through oversize windows, and the open kitchen overlooks the 19-foot living room. Listed at Corcoran by Village Green West Sales & Design Center, 212-242-0245, info@villagegreenwest.com.

This stunning architect-designed loft is located in the heart of Tribeca and features grand proportions and superb luxury finishes throughout. Listed at Halstead by Richard Orenstein, 212-381-4248, rorenstein@halstead.com.

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400 East 56th Street #19B in Sutton Place

$1,650,000

15 Broad Street #1116 in Financial District

$1,675,000

Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Balcony, Roof Deck Maintenance: $2,253 | Listing ID: S966378

Condo (1,723 sf): 1 bed, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $1,391 | Monthly Taxes: $366 | Listing ID: S798526

As you enter this magnificently renovated home, you will feel as if you have arrived at a palatial estate in Florence. Listed at Halstead by Maria Cangiano, 212-381-3295, mcangiano@halstead.com.

Illuminated from the west, this open loft condo has the most flexible layout in the building. Listed at Nestseekers by Nick Jabbour, 646-443-3713, nick@nestseekers.com.

200 East 24th Street 1503-1510 in Kips Bay

$1,675,000

$1,750,000

477 Broome Street #63 in Soho

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

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

Sprawling two-bedroom apartment with 450 square foot terrace and greenhouse. Listed at Corcoran by Michael Gordon, 212-360-1655, mgg@corcoran.com.

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

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7 Essex Street #5B in Chinatown

140 Charles Street #18D in West Village

$1,750,000

Condo (1,584 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Pets Allowed, Elevator, Loft Common Charges: $884 | Monthly Taxes: $982 | Listing ID: S996709

Condo: 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Balcony, Elevator, Doorman Common Charges: $841 | Monthly Taxes: $705 | Listing ID: S962481

Direct park views! Incredible two-bed, floor-through condo loft is a model of contemporary design done right. Listed at Corcoran by Tamir Shemesh, 212-323-3245, tshemesh@corcoran.com.

High-floor condo with private balcony and impeccable renovation. Listed at Merle K. Barash by Merle K. Barash Real Estate, Inc., 212-989-3439, mbarashre@aol.com.

305 Second Avenue #722 in Gramercy

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$1,750,000

$1,795,000

395 Broadway #5E in Tribeca

$1,799,000

Condo (1,383 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Valet, Doorman, Elevator Common Charges: $650 | Monthly Taxes: $1,257 | Listing ID: S947270

Condo (1,218 sf): 4 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Loft, Elevator Common Charges: $672 | Monthly Taxes: $1,183 | Listing ID: S921727

Stunning and unique! Duplex condo with full east, west, and partial view to the south. Listed at Cantor and Pecorella by Rutherford Place Sales Center, 212-937-2828, rutherfordplace@cantorpecorella.com.

This mint-condition Tribeca condominium is not to be missed. Listed at Corcoran by Todd Vitolo, 212-941-2583, todd.vitolo@corcoran.com.

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424 East 52nd Street #1DE in Beekman

$1,850,000

20 West 72nd Street #604 on Upper West Side

$1,885,000

Co-op: 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Maintenance: $3,369 | Listing ID: S1039050

Co-op (1,723 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Pets Allowed Maintenance: $2,881 | Listing ID: S1020164

This all-new, just-completed renovation and combination in a prestigious prewar cooperative must be seen. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Zoe Haydock, 212-606-7727, zoe.millen@sothebyshomes.com.

Bright, quiet and spacious home with eight south-facing windows located close to Central Park. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Stan Ponte, 212-606-4109, stan.ponte@sothebyshomes.com.

265 Water Street #8 in Fulton/Seaport

$1,895,000

Co-op (1,650 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 1 bath | Amenities: Elevator, Loft, Pets Allowed | Maintenance: $1,900 | Listing ID: S1029257 Rare full-floor penthouse loft with iconic Brooklyn Bridge and East River views. The sunlit top floor of a historic mid-19th-century landmark building boasts 10 windows with exposures in all directions: east to the river and Brooklyn Bridge, south to the Seaport big ships, and west and north to the open city. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Jeffrey Miller, 212-891-7744, jmiller@elliman.com.

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90 Prince Street #2S in Soho

635 West 42nd Street #35J in Midtown

$1,900,000

Condo (1,405 sf): 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Loft, Doorman, Elevator Common Charges: $646 | Monthly Taxes: $720 | Listing ID: S1032370

Condo (959 sf): 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Swimming Pool, Doorman Common Charges: $700 | Listing ID: S1000575

The perfect pied-Ă -terre or full-time home in a prime Soho condo elevator loft building offers soaring 12-foot-high ceilings and hardwood maple floors. Listed at Corcoran by Timothy Scott, 212-941-2571, tim@corcoran.com.

Breathtaking water views from every angle of this apartment in the luxurious Atelier building. Listed at L.G. Fairmont Group by Yuan (Cici) Cao, 646-428-5225, ycao@lgfairmont.com.

870 United Nations Plaza #10E in Beekman

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$1,900,000

323 East 50th Street #1 in Turtle Bay

$1,949,000

Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Roof Deck, Doorman, Elevator Maintenance: $3,217 | Listing ID: S652204

Co-op (2,400 sf): 6.5 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Loft, Elevator Maintenance: $2,555 | Listing ID: S976415

This spectacular move-in-condition corner residence has dramatic and unobstructed East River views. Listed at Stribling by Cornelia Zagat Eland, 212-452-4384, celand@stribling.com.

Three full floors of a modern townhouse, plus a multilevel private garden with an inviting, open-concept layout. Listed at Keller Williams NYC by Michael Shapot, 646-833-4321, mshapot@kwnyc.com.

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131 East 39th Street #GARDEN in Murray Hill

$1,950,000

17 East 97th Street #6A in Carnegie Hill

$2,150,000

Co-op (2,200 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Balcony, Patio Maintenance: $3,000 | Listing ID: S856885

Condo (1,700 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Doorman Common Charges: $1,128 | Listing ID: S1017336

Tired of cookie cutters? Then seize this rare opportunity to own a triple-mint garden duplex in a charming brownstone comprised of only four units. Listed at Corcoran by Kenneth Moore, 212-605-9326, kjm@corcoran.com.

Bright and sunny and totally renovated for a modern family’s lifestyle. Listed at Corcoran by Marjory Berkowitz, 212-836-1013, msb@corcoran.com.

12 West 18th Street #4E in Flatiron

$2,150,000

14 Prince Street #5E in Nolita

$2,495,000

Condo (1,750 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Loft, Pets Allowed, Elevator Common Charges: $901 | Monthly Taxes: $1,606 | Listing ID: S981413

Condo (1,150 sf): 1 bed, 2 baths | Amenities: Loft, Elevator, Courtyard Common Charges: $1,034 | Monthly Taxes: $670 | Listing ID: S1000578

Loft living awaits you in this spacious and open condo. Listed at Corcoran by Robert Mazzola, 212-401-1907, rvm@corcoran.com.

Rare corner loft on the most charming block in Soho: Prince and Elizabeth streets. Listed at ScottParks International Realty by Justin S. Parks, 646-454-9100, justin@scottparksrealty.com.

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410 East 57th Street #9A in Sutton Place

695 Washington Street #2A in West Village

$2,500,000

Co-op: 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Doorman, Elevator Maintenance: $4,233 | Listing ID: S1021158

Co-op (1,800 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Balcony, Pets Allowed Maintenance: $1,600 | Listing ID: S1030467

A classic seven in one of Sutton Place’s best prewar co-op buildings is now available. Listed at CORE by the Patrick Lilly Team, 212-612-9681, patricklillyteam@corenyc.com.

Authentic and rare West Village loft. This 1910 Neoclassical building was formerly the factory of the Fleischmann Yeast & Gin Distillery. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Risé Cale, 212-206-2825, rcale@elliman.com.

16 Crosby Street #4RN in Soho

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$2,649,000

160 East 22nd Street #9A in Gramercy Park

$2,649,990

Co-op (2,250 sf): 1 bed, 1 bath | Amenities: Loft, Elevator, Washer/Dryer Listing ID: S1032935

Condo (1,212 sf): 3 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Building Amenities: Roof Deck, Gym Common Charges: $1,156 | Monthly Taxes: $430 | Listing ID: S953900

If you are looking for a dream home on one of the most coveted cobblestone blocks in Soho, this spectacular space will take your breath away as soon as you step inside! Listed at Coldwell Banker A.C. Lawrence by Alexandru Galiceanu, 646-792-1497, alexg@aclawrence.com.

This new condo building has been designed to complement the wonderful Gramercy Park neighborhood. Listed at Toll Brothers by Florence Clutch, 212-388-9194, fclutch@tollbrothersinc.com.

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50 Walker Street #5A in Tribeca

$2,695,000

$2,695,000

200 Mercer Street #4E in Soho

Condop (2,200 sf): 4 rooms, 2 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Pets Allowed, Loft Common Charges: $1,852 | Listing ID: S1045110

Co-op: 4 rooms, 2 beds, 1 bath | Amenities: Elevator, Doorman Maintenance: $2,333 | Listing ID: S1044154

Rare offering in a small, boutique-style condop. Brand-new designer renovation. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Joseph Lorino, 212-452-4513, jlorino@bhsusa.com.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a sprawling Soho loft and renovate it into your dream home. Listed at CORE by Patrick Mills, 212-612-9631, pmills@corenyc.com.

288 West Street #2W in Tribeca

$2,700,000

354 Broome Street #4B in Nolita

$2,799,000

Co-op (1,850 sf): 2 beds, 1 bath | Amenities: Roof Deck, Pets Allowed, Fireplace Maintenance: $2,768 | Listing ID: S828941

Condo (1,725 sf): Studio, 2 baths | Amenities: Loft, Elevator, Doorman, Garden Common Charges: $910 | Monthly Taxes: $728 | Listing ID: S1038868

A sunset spectacular overlooking the Hudson River. This impressive westfacing loft exudes rustic urban-chic charm. Listed at Town Residential by Erin Stabb, estabb@townrealestate.com.

This gracious loft features soaring, 18-foot-high ceilings, wide-planked white oak floors, and stunning south-facing light and views of the Freedom Tower. Listed at Warburg by Karen Gastiaburo, 212-380-2401, kgastiaburo@warburgrealty.com.

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$2,750,000

300 East 23rd Street #17A in Gramercy Park Condo (1,221 sf): 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Gym, Pets Allowed | Common Charges: $1,807 | Monthly Taxes: $115 | Listing ID: S1011765

This high-floor unit boasts three exposures and open city views spanning the Manhattan skyline all the way to Wall Street. The apartment features two private terraces, 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful hardwood floors, custom bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen equipped with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch appliances. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Michael Graves, 212-932-2222, mgraves@elliman.com.

167 East 61st Street #1011C on Upper East Side

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$2,850,000

712 Broadway #2 in Noho

$2,895,000

Co-op: 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Pets Allowed, Terrace Maintenance: $8,710 | Listing ID: S1021002

Co-op (2,800 sf): 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Loft, Elevator, Pets Allowed Maintenance: $3,622 | Listing ID: S1035574

Relax and entertain in this beautifully renovated and pristinely maintained duplex. Listed at Stribling by Patricia M. Weeks, 212-585-4546, pweeks@stribling.com.

Prepare yourself to be wowed. This impressive architect-designed loft is renovated to perfection and will take your breath away. Listed at Halstead by Richard Orenstein, 212-381-4248, rorenstein@halstead.com.

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$3,495,000

23 West 73rd Street #1407/06 on Upper West Side Co-op: 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Pets Allowed | Maintenance: $3,740 | Listing ID: S925795

A rare opportunity to create the perfect high-floor, three-bedroom home on Central Park. By simply opening up a wall, you can combine a large two-bedroom with a spacious studio. Listed at Nestseekers by Ryan Serhant, 646-443-3705, ryans@nestseekers.com.

$3,750,000

45 East Ninth Street #76 in Greenwich Village Co-op: 5 rooms, 2 beds, 2 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Pets Allowed, Fireplace | Maintenance: $3,100 | Listing ID: S991839

Location, location, location. This completely updated building is on a quiet tree-lined street. The living room features a 16-foot-high barrel ceiling with a woodburning fireplace. On the first floor: an eat-in kitchen and a bedroom with a bath. The second floor features a master bedroom with a master bath and a home office. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Peter Janis, 212-712-6043, pjanis@elliman.com.

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$3,800,000

100 Eleventh Avenue #5D in Chelsea

Condo (2,000 sf): 4 rooms, 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Pets Allowed, Terrace | Common Charges: $2,246 | Monthly Taxes: $553 | Listing ID: S838032 This spacious apartment offers an ideal layout, with a generously proportioned living room as well as some of highest ceilings in the building. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Fredrik Eklund, 212-891-7676, feklund@elliman.com.

$4,195,000

136 Baxter Street #4AB in Little Italy Condo (2,600 sf): 7 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Prewar, Virtual Doorman | Common Charges: $1,869 | Monthly Taxes: $2,668 | Listing ID: S655100

This loft will not disappoint, with its luxury finishes, high ceilings with heavy timber beams, and solid oak hardwood floors. The brushed aluminum kitchen, by Valcucine, has Bianco Luna countertops and Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Diane Johnson, 212-418-2075, djohnson@elliman.com.

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360 East 72nd Street #3500 on Upper East Side

$4,195,000

115 Allen Street #PHA on the Lower East Side

$4,295,000

Co-op: 8 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Pets Allowed, Elevator Maintenance: $4,367 | Listing ID: S867431

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

This breathtaking home offers panoramic views of Manhattan’s skyline and the East River! Listed at Corcoran by Liora Yalof, 212-323-3242, lyalof@corcoran.com.

All you need to know: killer terraces and private roof deck. Listed at Corcoran by Laurence Carty, 800-964-7893, laurence.carty@corcoran.com.

250 West Street #1JH in Tribeca

$4,575,000

Condo (2,589 sf): 10 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Gym, Swimming Pool | Common Charges: $1,541 | Monthly Taxes: $2,608 | Listing ID: S1036665 Truly one of a kind. This loft has a spectacular layout for entertaining and an amazing chef’s kitchen. And the building has a roof deck, a sundeck, a lounge and a common area. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Holly Parker, 212-727-6163, hparker@elliman.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: Dishwasher, Fireplace, Loft | Common Charges: $1,200 | Monthly Taxes: $2,284 | Listing ID: S1044255

This full-floor loft boasts a sprawling, south-facing living room with a 40-foot wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and 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 terrace. Listed at Corcoran by Shari Scharfer-Rollins, 212-605-9250, srollins@corcoran.com.

1000 Broadway #X in Flatiron

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$5,000,000

520 West 19th Street #2C in West Chelsea

$5,000,000

Co-op (3,900 sf): 4 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Fireplace Listing ID: S913805

Condo (2,074 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Common Charges: $2,182 | Monthly Taxes: $581 | Listing ID: S1015529

This is a spectacular duplex penthouse that has about 2,000 square feet on each floor and a private roof terrace. Listed at The Elhanani Group, Inc by Eran Elhanani, 646-246-6061, eran@theelhananigroup.com.

Stunning 3-bedroom, 3-bath beautifully renovated sun-filled home. Sun worshipers will love the private 400+ sf, landscaped terrace which is bathed in sun all day! Listed at Douglas Elliman by John Gomes, 212-891-7676, jgomes@elliman.com.

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$5,149,000

58 Walker Street #PH in Tribeca Condo (2,115 sf): 6 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Terrace, Fireplace, Loft | Common Charges: $1,206 | Monthly Taxes: $1,002 | Listing ID: S927018

This penthouse duplex loft is perfect for entertaining. In the living room you will find soaring 16-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and brick that has been restored to its original beauty. Listed at Corcoran by Alexandra Moore, alexandra.moore@corcoran.com.

250 Mercer Street #1006 in Greenwich Village

$5,250,000

133 West 17th Street #PHC in Chelsea

$5,350,000

Co-op: 10 rooms, 5 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Loft Maintenance: $9,118 | Listing ID: S1031628

Co-op: 4 rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Maintenance: $2,608 | Listing ID: S1041558

The building’s largest apartment has an open kitchen, a massive living room and a gracious master suite on the first floor. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Fredrik Eklund, 212-891-7676, feklund@elliman.com.

Live in a penthouse loft that shows the exquisite taste of one of New York’s most noted designers. You’ll find every detail is simply unmatched! Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Filipacchi Foussard Team, 212-452-4475, ff@bhsusa.com.

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205 West 57th Street #8C in Midtown

24 Fifth Avenue #1700 in Greenwich Village

$6,250,000

Co-op: 8 rooms, 2 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Pets Allowed, Roof Deck Maintenance: $5,267 | Listing ID: S480129

Co-op: 6 rooms, 2 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Terrace, Fireplace, Doorman Maintenance: $8,973 | Listing ID: S1043836

Here is your chance to own a home in an 1883 Italian Renaissance palazzo-style building designed by James Edward Ware. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Paula Del Nunzio, 212-906-9207, pdelnunzio@bhsusa.com.

This penthouse is in a class by itself: stunning views, a private terrace, a grand ballroom-size living room and 18-foot ceilings. Listed at Halstead by Janet Weiner, 212-381-6558, jweiner@halstead.com.

43 West 64th Street #PH9B on Upper West Side

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$5,400,000

$6,295,000

832 Broadway #4FL in East Village

$6,400,000

Condo (2,337 sf): 6 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Loft Common Charges: $3,385 | Monthly Taxes: $2,365 | Listing ID: S882430

Co-op (4,100 sf): 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Pets Allowed, Loft Maintenance: $4,558 | Listing ID: S915114

This penthouse loft is in mint condition and is only a half-block from both Central Park and Lincoln Center. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Harry Nasser, 212-606-7660, harry.nasser@sothebyshomes.com.

Step off the elevator onto your private landing and walk into this truly unique loft. Listed at Corcoran by Michael I. Johnson, 212-937-1693, mij@corcoran.com.

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1045 Fifth Avenue #8AB/9A on Upper East Side

$6,495,000

88 Franklin Street #4 in Tribeca

$7,495,000

Co-op: 10 rooms, 5 beds, 6 baths and 5 half-baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Balcony | Maintenance: $10,162 | Listing ID: S973107

Condo (4,000 sf): 5 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Loft, Elevator Common Charges: $1,330 | Monthly Taxes: $2,500 | Listing ID: S1013110

Haven’t you always wanted to live in a postwar, white-glove building? Hurry! Listed at CORE by Keren Ringler, 212-612-9695, kringler@corenyc.com.

This home is in an 1880 building that started out as a commercial sewing factory. Beauty and history to boot! Listed at Platinum Properties by Daniel Hedaya, 212-825-0050, dhedaya@platinumpropertiesnyc.com.

353 Central Park West #FOUR on Upper West Side

$6,500,000

Condo (2,734 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym, Pets Allowed | Common Charges: $3,795 | Monthly Taxes: $1,715 | Listing ID: S1012319 The building is the definition of boutique: Designed by famed architect Yorancioglu and the Vikas Group, the 20-story tower has only 16 homes. Its many amenities include a 24-hour doorman, concierge services, a state-of-the-art gym, a roof garden, a bike room and private storage for each apartment. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Luis D. Ortiz, 646-673-2442, ldortiz@elliman.com.

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415 Washington Street #TH1B in Tribeca

Condo (4,000 sf): 7 rooms, 4 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Pets Allowed, Terrace | Common Charges: $3,009 | Monthly Taxes: $1,163 | Listing ID: S1020502 This home is simply palatial. The staircase is a showstopper. Each of the three floors is its own zone. And it has two entrances: from the lobby or from a private door on the street. Listed at Corcoran by Josh Doyle, 212-941-2636, josh.doyle@corcoran.com.

30 West 63rd Street #25EFGH on Upper West Side

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$7,800,000

449 Washington Street PENTHOUSE in Tribeca

$10,000,000

Condo (2,738 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $2,426 | Monthly Taxes: $3,291 | Listing ID: S1045170

Condo (3,157 sf): 7.5 rooms, 4.5 beds, 2.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace | Common Charges: $2,812 | Monthly Taxes: $3,250 | Listing ID: S927190

You’ve worked for it your entire life: your dream house. And this is it. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Luis D. Ortiz, 646-673-2442, ldortiz@elliman.com.

Light, light, light everywhere. This penthouse triplex is huge inside and out. The living room opens onto a garden terrace and a full summer kitchen. Listed at Corcoran by M. Monica Novo, 917-699-9227, mnovo@corcoran.com.

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30 Crosby Street #4A in Soho

Condo (4,123 sf): 9 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Pets Allowed, Fireplace | Common Charges: $3,516 | Monthly Taxes: $2,693 | Listing ID: S1003574 This sprawling prewar loft is, in a word, handsome. A private elevator opens onto an intimate foyer, which leads into an expansive living room flooded with light from industrial-style, oversize windows on the east wall. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Raphael De Niro, 212-460-0655, deniroteam@elliman.com.

362 West Broadway #PH in Soho

$10,500,000

260 West Broadway #1/2C in Tribeca

$10,000,000

Co-op (3,500 sf): 8 rooms, 4 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Dishwasher, Fireplace, Loft Maintenance: $3,500 | Listing ID: S669329

Condo (8,000 sf): 10 rooms, 3 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Loft, Prewar, Library Common Charges: $6,171 | Monthly Taxes: $11,247 | Listing ID: S1041550

Brilliant light and sleek contemporary finishes mingle to stunning effect in this exquisite, four-bedroom, architect-designed triplex penthouse loft. Listed at Halstead by Richard Orenstein, 212-381-4248, rorenstein@halstead.com.

An original mural by Keith Haring is one of a long list of great things about this gut-renovated triplex. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Torsten Krines, 212-431-2471, torsten.krines@sothebyshomes.com.

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135 West 69th Street on Upper West Side

$12,000,000

120 East End Avenue #7A in Yorkville

$12,000,000

Townhouse: 13 rooms, 5 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Garden, Terrace Listing ID: S919228

Co-op: 14 rooms, 6 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Maintenance: $9,854 | Listing ID: S1003651

This magnificent, 19-foot-wide single-family townhouse is located on one of the Upper West Side’s handsomest rows of brownstones. Listed at CORE by Tom Postilio, 212-726-0783, tom@corenyc.com.

This elegant home was designed by the legendary Jed Johnson, with Alan Wanzenberg and the renowned Thad Hayes. Listed at Sotheby’s International by Joshua Wesoky, 212-431-2465, joshua.wesoky@sothebyshomes.com.

111 Mercer Street #PH in Soho

$12,500,000

Condo (3,063 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Pets Allowed, Virtual Doorman | Common Charges: $3,707 | Monthly Taxes: $5,323 | Listing ID: S712685 This glamorous duplex loft penthouse is just steps from The Mercer hotel. It offers unparalleled urban living with more than 1,600 square feet of outdoor space on two setback terraces, plus a spectacular roof terrace. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Fredrik Eklund, 212-891-7676, feklund@elliman.com.

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400 Fifth Avenue #PH2N in Midtown South

Condo (3,590 sf): 7 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Pets Allowed, Fireplace | Common Charges: $4,820 | Monthly Taxes: $620 | Listing ID: S1046147 This penthouse offers mesmerizing views of Manhattan’s skyline through a series of uniquely designed diamond-angled windows that enhance the light. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Toni Haber, 212-891-7702, toni@elliman.com.

88 Central Park West #5N on Upper West Side

$12,500,000

941 Park Avenue #10/11C on Upper East Side

$12,800,000

Co-op: 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Loft Maintenance: $6,222 | Listing ID: S1012311

Co-op: 12 rooms, 4 beds, 5.5 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Doorman, Fireplace Maintenance: $9,850 | Listing ID: S1043846

Sophistication and space abound in this gracious duplex. Listed at Warburg by Linda Reiner, 212-439-4538, lreiner@warburgrealty.com.

This duplex is flooded with sunshine from south and east exposures. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Sabrina Saltiel, 212-350-2205, ssaltiel@elliman.com.

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60 West 11th Street in Greenwich Village

$12,750,000

61 Fifth Avenue #Duplex1 in Greenwich Village

$12,975,000

Townhouse: 11 rooms, 5 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Garden, Terrace Monthly Taxes: $3,298 | Listing ID: S1009833

Condo (4,326 sf): 9 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Doorman, Elevator Common Charges: $6,273 | Monthly Taxes: $4,884 | Listing ID: S958691

This historic home is on the coveted Gold Coast, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Listed at Corcoran Group by Deborah Grubman, 212-836-1055, dg@corcoran.com.

This home is in a LEED-certified building that meshes state-of-the-art living within a traditional architectural vernacular. Listed at Sotheby’s by Serena Boardman, 212-606-7611, serena.boardman@sothebyshomes.com.

441 East 57th Street #1 in Sutton Place

$13,000,000

Condo (5,550 sf): 10 rooms, 4 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Virtual Doorman, Garden | Common Charges: $7,482 | Monthly Taxes: $2,212 | Listing ID: S1044172 Townhouse living in a boutique condo: Wow! Two triplexes have been thoughtfully combined by the renowned Flank development team to make an astounding six-floor home. It’s simply unlike any other apartment you have ever seen. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Fredrik Eklund, 212-891-7676, feklund@elliman.com.

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$13,995,000

40 Mercer Street #PH7 in Soho

Condo (3,006 sf): 8 rooms, 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Garage Parking, Swimming Pool | Common Charges: $5,369 | Monthly Taxes: $2,197 | Listing ID: S1013044 This stunning penthouse is ideally located atop a tower created by famed architect Jean Nouvel and hotelier AndrĂŠ Balazs. This most unusual home has a flexible layout and an exquisite wraparound terrace. Oh, and it has its own pool. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Raphael De Niro, 212-460-0655, deniroteam@elliman.com.

129 Lafayette Street #PHA in Chinatown

$14,660,000

10 Gracie Square #3A in Yorkville

$14,975,000

Condo (4,660 sf): 4 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Garden Common Charges: $5,269 | Monthly Taxes: $1,800 | Listing ID: S851415

Co-op: 11 rooms, 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym Maintenance: $9,024 | Listing ID: S957084

This duplex is not only huge inside; it has a huge terrace, too. Listed at Town Residential by Dana Power, 917-209-4550, dpower@townrealestate.com.

This architectural masterpiece is just across from Carl Schurz Park. Among its many features: a terrace over the East River and three fireplaces. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Daniela Kunen, 212-891-7611, dkunen@elliman.com.

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22 East 78th Street on Upper East Side

$15,800,000

55 Warren Street #PH1 in Tribeca

$16,000,000

Townhouse (5,500 sf): 12 rooms, 4 beds, 6 baths | Amenities: Courtyard, Garden, Gym Monthly Taxes: $5,299 | Listing ID: S1043826

Condo (5,924 sf): 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $6,559 | Monthly Taxes: $4,637 | Listing ID: S883159

This stunner is on the Gold Coast, between Fifth and Madison. Listed at Sloane Square by Jaar-Mel Sloane, 212-327-3068, jsloane@sloanesquarenyc.com.

This duplex is impeccably designed and flooded with light. Listed at Town Residential by Robert Dvorin, 646-998-7472, rdvorin@townrealestate.com.

$15,900,000

226 West 71st Street on Upper West Side Townhouse (9,400 sf): 16 rooms, 7 beds, 9 baths | Amenities: Elevator, Pets Allowed, Fireplace | Listing ID: S887931

This triple-mint townhouse presents the ultimate in elegance and quality. Its six stories include a finished basement. Outside, there’s a garden, two terraces and an exceptional roof deck. Listed at Corcoran by Deanna Kory, 212-937-7011, dek@corcoran.com.

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226-228 East 49th Street in Turtle Bay Townhouse (8,000 sf) | Amenities: Garden, Garage Parking | Listing ID: S868003

Few houses possess both grandeur and a comfortable intimacy. This home sits in Turtle Bay Gardens, on an exclusive central garden promenade. Step inside and you’ll be wowed by a hall of mirrors leading to a double-height grand ballroom. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Jan Hashey, 212-206-2804, jhashey@elliman.com.

133 East 64th Street #PHA on Upper East Side

$17,250,000

60 Warren Street Floors 7–10 in Tribeca

$17,500,000

Co-op: 7 rooms, 3 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Maintenance: $8,000 | Listing ID: S985081

Condo: 13 rooms, 3 beds, 3 baths and 2 half-baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace | Common Charges: $6,680 | Monthly Taxes: $5,560 | Listing ID: S984588

This striking penthouse takes up the top two floors of a white-glove 1927 cooperative designed by prominent architect Kenneth Murchison. Listed at Dolly Lenz Real Estate by Dolly Lenz, 917-885-9169, idollylenz@gmail.com.

This one will take your breath away. Beautiful and up so high you can almost touch the clouds. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Stephen McRae, 212-431-2424, stephen.mcrae@sothebyshomes.com.

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$18,500,000

85 Charles Street in West Village Townhouse: 6 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Garden, Roof Deck, Terrace, Fireplace | Listing ID: S813161

This single-family house has been beautifully and thoughtfully renovated. Sunlight simply floods every room on all five floors. There is a graceful flow from room to room, and a feeling of symmetry and balance throughout the home. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Leslie Mason, 212-206-2810, lmason@elliman.com.

52 East 72nd Street #PH on Upper East Side

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$19,995,000

155 Franklin Street #PHSN in Tribeca

$21,500,000

Condo (6,300 sf): 16 rooms, 7 beds, 7 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Terrace, Fireplace Common Charges: $11,187 | Monthly Taxes: $11,100 | Listing ID: S853261

Co-op (8,018 sf): 15 rooms, 9 beds, 9 baths and 5 half-baths | Amenities: Roof Deck, Terrace | Common Charges: $3,776 | Monthly Taxes: $5,895 | Listing ID: S893053

This terraced home takes up the top floors of a white-glove building. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by John Burger, 212-906-9274, jburger@bhsusa.com.

Here’s your chance to buy side-by-side penthouse duplex lofts. Listed at Corcoran by Lara Nangle, 347-834-6434, lnangle@corcoran.com.

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150 Columbus Avenue #PH3B on Upper West Side

Condo (5,500 sf): 10 rooms, 5 beds, 6 baths and 5 half-baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace | Common Charges: $6,400 | Monthly Taxes: $7,846 | Listing ID: S974130 The tour begins in the windowed foyer of this duplex. The oversize living room has soaring double-height ceilings and offers captivating south and east views. Step outside and you’ll be wowed by the most amazing setback terrace. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Tal Alexander, 212-350-8561, talexander@elliman.com.

211 Central Park West 17J-18J on Upper West Side

$21,500,000

998 Fifth Avenue #5/6E on Upper East Side

$22,000,000

Co-op: 11 rooms, 6 beds, 4 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Terrace Maintenance: $7,438 | Listing ID: S947064

Co-op: 12 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Fireplace Maintenance: $11,048 | Listing ID: S1032110

This duplex in The Beresford is the definition of a trophy home. Listed at Keller Williams NYC by Christopher Lipman, 917-747-2040, clipman@kwnyc.com.

This sun-filled duplex is in a McKim, Mead & White-designed limestone building. Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Serena Boardman, 212-606-7611, serena.boardman@sothebyshomes.com.

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232 East 63rd Street on Upper East Side Townhouse (11,400 sf) | Amenities: Terrace, Pool, Fireplace, Roof deck | Monthly Taxes: $4,250 | Listing ID: S808633

Opulence abounds in this six-story home. There’s the subterranean spa floor with a swimming pool, a hot tub, a gym, a massage room, and sauna and steam rooms. And an entertaining floor, with a movie theater and a gold-leaf-detailed billiard room with a wood-burning fireplace. And don’t forget an open-roof garden with a state-of- the-art grilling station. Listed at Corcoran by Leighton Candler, 212-937-6677, lcc@corcoran.com.

632 Hudson Street in West Village

$22,000,000

Townhouse | Listing ID: S1000149 This exquisite building has a fascinating history — sausage factory to palazzo. It’s a triplex with a 40-foot atrium and a grand staircase (and an elevator) leading up to a solarium and a roof garden, shaded by mature trees and flowering plants. Please know, though, that it has confirmed bookings until January 2015. You can buy the building earlier than 2016, but you must honor all bookings. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Abigail Agranat, 212-206-2802, aagranat@elliman.com.

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200 11th Avenue #PH1 in West Chelsea Condo (3,598 sf): 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Gym | Common Charges: $6,090 | Monthly Taxes: $1,607 | Listing ID: S1012816

This penthouse is proudly brought to you by Young Woo & Associates in collaboration with MVRDV, the world-renowned Dutch architecture firm. This is the first time on the market for this stunner. It’s even more extraordinary than the building. Listed at Nestseekers by Ryan Serhant, 646-443-3705, ryans@nestseekers.com.

21 East 26th Street #PH in NoMad

$25,000,000

1 Central Park South #PH2009 in Midtown

$59,000,000

Condo (6,540 sf): 15.5 rooms, 4 beds, 6 baths and 5 half-baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator | Common Charges: $7,860 | Monthly Taxes: $14,322 | Listing ID: S817038

Condo (6,319 sf): 10 rooms, 4 beds, 5 baths and 5 half-baths | Amenities: Fireplace, Doorman | Common Charges: $8,238 | Monthly Taxes: $8,615 | Listing ID: S915201

Just one look and you can see the magnificence of this penthouse duplex at The Whitman. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Melanie Lazenby, 212-727-6131, mlazenby@elliman.com.

This home is one of the most exceptional at The Plaza. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by Kyle Blackmon, 212-588-5648, kblackmon@bhsusa.com.

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7 East 84th Street on Upper East Side Townhouse (13,000 sf): 8 beds, 10 baths and 5 half-baths | Amenities: Terrace, Elevator, Garage Parking, Fireplace | Listing ID: S951409

This exquisite 1884 Neoclassical landmark mansion is one of only seven homes between Fifth and Madison avenues that has a private garage. This sprawling home offers today’s modern amenities yet retains yesterday’s romantic sensibility. Listed at Douglas Elliman by Jessica Cohen, 212-769-6553, jecohen@elliman.com.

158 Mercer Street #PH in Soho

$39,900,000

Condo (7,452 sf): 11 rooms, 5 beds, 5 baths and 5 half-baths | Amenities: Doorman, Garage Parking | Common Charges: $6,870 | Monthly Taxes: $4,738 | Listing ID: S839542 “Astonishing” is the best way to describe this duplex. The elevator takes you to the lower-level foyer. Off the foyer is the massive great room, which has a wood-burning fireplace, a dining area and a chef’s kitchen. There’s also an exquisite master bedroom suite with a dressing room and a marble bath. The other bedrooms each have a bath. Listed at Corcoran by Deborah Grubman, 212-836-1055, dg@corcoran.com.

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1 Central Park South #1809 in Midtown

$80,000,000

447 East 52nd Street #RESRH in Beekman

$130,000,000

Condo: 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Amenities: Terrace, Doorman, Elevator, Gym Common Charges: $8,398 | Monthly Taxes: $8,695 | Listing ID: S1043345

Co-op: 30 rooms, 8 beds, 10 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Elevator, Swimming Pool Listing ID: S1039166

The iconic dome penthouse at the legendary Plaza doesn’t come up for sale often. Here’s your chance. Take it! Listed at Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLC by Dolly Lenz, 917-885-9169, idollylenz@gmail.com.

The Residence at River House is on the market for the first time in the building’s 82-year history. Listed at Brown Harris Stevens by John Burger, 212-906-9274, jburger@bhsusa.com.

$88,000,000

781 Fifth Avenue #18FL on Upper East Side Condo: 15 rooms, 7 beds, 8 baths | Amenities: Doorman, Pets Allowed, Fireplace, Terrace | Common Charges: $53,103 | Listing ID: S739328

This residence is in one of the world’s greatest skyscrapers — New York’s legendary Sherry Netherland. Who wouldn’t want to own a full-floor home in triplemint condition, flooded with light and surrounded with terraces? Listed at Douglas Elliman by Lisa Simonsen, 212-702-4005, lsimonsen@elliman.com.

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Partying with LLNYC! The three stars of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing New York” mingled with movers and shakers at the debut party last month for Luxury Listings NYC . Ryan Serhant, Fredrik Eklund, Luis D. Ortiz and more than 400 guests munched on sushi and sipped cocktails in the sleek Soho showroom of Tui Lifestyle. “It’s amazing how much love there is for the show,” Eklund said. “I never expected that when I signed on to do it.” — Zachary Kussin Food and drink flowed freely.

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