Posted by Leonard Steinberg on October 11th, 2012 The Douglas Elliman RENTAL REPORT just came out and Manhattan rents soared 10.2 percent in the past year as tenants scrambled for new apartments in the tightest, fastest-moving market in years, new figures show. The median rent hit $3,195 a month — and $3,500 with a doorman. Apartments… [Read More]
THE CALEDONIA SETS ANOTHER PRICING RECORD
Posted on June 13th, 2012 Matt Amico reports that another apartment has sold for a record price at The Caledonia, located at 450 West 17th Street, the full service, Taconic/Related-developed building in West Chelsea abutting the Highline Park. Closed for $ 5,35 million (that’s over $ 2,400/sf) this sale proves yet again how the high-floor mega-view… [Read More]
WEST CHELSEA’S FUTURE AS AN ARTS CENTER?
Posted by Leonard Steinberg on July 15, 2011 The question arose this week (and many times before) about the future of West Chelsea as an Arts Center: will West Chelsea go the way of Soho? Will Gagosian become the Gap? Will Prada replace Paula Cooper? Chanel replace Cheim & Reid? “The biggest difference between Soho’s… [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]
$ 10,000+ PER SQUARE FOOT HITS NEW YORK MARKET AT 15 CENTRAL PARK WEST
The elusive $ 10,000/square foot price has been reached in Manhattan with the sale of the Zeckendorf’s penthouse at 15 Central Park West. The $ 40million sale of their penthouse marks a turning point in the history of New York real estate pricing. “We have by-passed The Gilded Age, and entered THE PLATINUM AGE,” says… [Read More]
THE $ 210,000.00 PER MONTH RENTAL: THE PLATINUM AGE BEGINS.
Rumor has it that New York’s most expensive rental lease has been signed…..a massive pad in Midtown: And the monthly rental rate? A mere $ 210,000.00! That rent is TOO DAMN HIGH! With a massive shift in political power to the right, it is only fitting that the Wasserstein apartment at 927 Fifth Avenue is… [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]
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE IS CHANGED FOREVER.
In this weekend’s New York Times, an interview with Frederick Peters, the head of Warburg Partnership, illustrates clearly how the world of real estate brokerage has changed forever. “I remember a time many years ago when I started doing e-mail blasts to the brokerage community, announcing new properties I was listing,” says Leonard Steinberg, managing… [Read More]
IT MAY BE A VERRRRRY LONG HALLOWEEN….
With almost certainty we will see a major political shift after next week’s elections. The presidency will be stuck in a potential gridlock where the only window of opportunity is 2011 says Nouriel Roubini in to-day’s Financial Times. The president deserves credit for setting up a bipartisan debt commission, which is most likely to propose a… [Read More]
200 ELEVENTH AVENUE COMES TO LIFE WITH ‘SNOB’.
Tonight, 200 Eleventh Avenue, the iconic new landmark in the West Chelsea Arts District designed by Annabelle Selldorf and built by Glauco Lolli-Ghetti of Urban Muse and Young Woo and Associates came to life with the launch of SNOB magazine, the Russian language magazine geared towards the growing Russian community in the USA. On one… [Read More]