BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: I WAS WRONG!

Posted by Leonard Steinberg on March 20, 2011 For years I said the upscale Manhattan crowd would never travel ALL THE WAY to Brooklyn to live in what are arguably neighborhoods as refined and desirable as the West Village, Tribeca and the Upper East Side: I was wrong. About 3 years ago, a friend of… [Read More]

BRACE YOURSELF: IS LUXE-HYPER-INFLATION AROUND THE CORNER?

Posted by Leonard Steinberg on December 19, 2010 Downtown New York residential real estate inventories are now approaching the levels of 2005…..does this equate to the beginnings of a shortage? With new construction having ground to a virtual halt over the past 2 years, we should not expect any brand new DELIVERABLE¬†quality ultra-luxury apartments for… [Read More]

SUPERIOR INK HOUSTON ROCKETS PENTHOUSE SELLS FOR (KINDA)RECORD

The penthouse at the Superior Ink building in Greenwich Village, New York, owned by Houston Rockets owner, Leslie Alexander, has sold for a record $ 31,5million according to the Wall Street Journal. But is it a record for Downtown? Yes and no. The quadruplex combination penthouse at 200 Eleventh Avenue sold for around $ 33… [Read More]

GROVE STREET VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE SELLS

A goregous townhouse on Grove Street in Greenwich Village has gone to contract close to its $ 15million+ asking price. Attached are some pictures of this beauty. The property was gut renovated by Triton Enterprises and never lived in,¬†over 5,000sf in size. “The key to this story is,” says Leonard Steinberg, managing director of Prudential… [Read More]

THE MOST EXPENSIVE DOOR IN THE WORLD?

Yes, this door, a simple door located in THE CALEDONIA fronting onto The High Line Park, could very well be the most expensive door in the world….. Reliable sources have told us that negotiations between the building and the Parks department have broken down after the building was asked to pay an annual fee of… [Read More]

IS WALKING TO WORK IN VOGUE?

Conde Nast is in the final stages of negotiating its new office space lease in the new World Trade Center building….this means if you see a fabulously rail-thin figure hiding behind a Birkin bag, power-walking in a southerly direction, it may just turn out to be Anna Wintour, the empress of Vogue, who will officially… [Read More]