Monthly Archives: July 2011

Manhattan New York Park Avenue Upper East Side living at is Best

900 Park Avenue New York NY 10075. Park Avenue three bedrooms rentals at 900 Park Avenue. (3 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms RENTAL $19,000 per month)

Spacious combination unit over 2,000 square foot 3BR/3.5BA corner unit of Park Avenue and East 79th Street in Upper East Side of Manhattan New York.

This apartment has mint condition windowed kitchen with Viking appliances and marble bathrooms, wet bar for entertaining, library off the living room (can be used as third bedroom), ample closet/storage space, private laundry room, and custom made cabinetry.

The Park 900 Condominium is a Full Service Luxury Condominium located at the northwest corner of East 79th Street and Park Avenue.


The front of the building has a circular drive and displays a magnificent Botero Sculpture. This is available immediately, call (917)837-8869 today to schedule a private showing or your own New York Park Avenue condominiums.

Greenwich Village Townhouses-Manhattan New York

Greenwich Village is one of New York City’s most desirable and historically significant neighborhoods.  Greenwich Village Townhouses are a direct reflection and product of the neighborhood’s rich and historically significant status.  To learn about the townhouses you have to look back at the roots and history of the neighborhood.  With over 400 years of history behind it, many of the townhouses for sale in Greenwich Village are a reflection of a certain style of architecture from the period they were built.

Greenwich Village townhouse–Take for example, the Greek Revival Townhouses that are found bordering the North Side of Washington Square Park, these date back to the 1830’s.  Or a Federal Style Townhouse built in the 1840s, or a 25 foot  wide Italianate single family home.

Most of the townhouses in Greenwich Village bring with them a specific story of who they were built for and how they transferred hands throughout the years. They were built in a way with specific architectural characteristics that you will not find today.  Many townhouses have been meticulously renovated and brought back to their original splendor and enhanced with today’s modern conveniences.  Air Conditioning, Elevators, Private Roof Top Decks, Screening Rooms, Security Features, were not an available feature back in the 19th Century.

Being of the desirable nature and the limited quantity of Greenwich Village Townhouses, the pricing for a townhouse has dramatically increased. Pricing starts around $5,000,000 USD for a mixed use or townhouse featuring multiple apartments within the property.  For a single family, fully renovated, asking prices can be upwards of $20,000,000.

Depending on what you are looking for, if you want a complete turn key with every possible convenience all wrapped up in a historically significant home with much of it’s architectural elements restored, you will be at the higher end of the range.  If you would like to possibly live in a single apartment within a townhouse you will be at a far less price point.

If you are interested in buying or selling a Greenwich Village Townhouse, contact us today at (917) 837-8869.

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1965 Broadway-Grand Millennium

One of the Millennium Buildings, the Grand Millennium at 1965 Broadway is located at one of the premiere Lincoln Center locations.  Between 66th and 67th on Broadway, the Grand Millennium looks over the prime Upper West Side.  The Grand Millennium at 1965 Broadway is one of the most coveted Lincoln Square Condos buildings.

This 32 story 200 unit Upper West Side Condo building was originally built in 1996 as one the Millennium Buildings. The other two are 111 West 67th St and 101 West 67th Street.  1965 Broadway is a full service condominium with 24/7 doorman and concierge services. Maid Service, laundry in the building, and a pet friendly building will be just a few of the amenities that you will be able to experience living in this Lincoln Center Condos building.

The Grand Millenium was designed with a slightly curved south facing glass facade.  It has a more modern aesthetic than most of the post war condominium buildings in the area.  Most apartments have expansive views of the Upper West Side, Central Park and river views can be found in the higher floors.  Balconies and fireplaces can be found in some of the more desirable apartments.

The mix of apartments in the building ranges from One Bedroom, two bedroom, three and four bedroom apartments. One Bedrooms typically are priced starting in the $800,000 range and go up.  For more information regarding what is currently for sale at the Grand Millenium, 1965 Broadway please contact us today.

If you are looking for one of the premiere Lincoln Center Condo buildings the Grand Millenium should be on your short list of apartments to see.

If you are intersted in find a condo for sale in1965 Broadway-the Grand Millenium Manhattan NY Condos contact us today at (917)837 8869. Or Email us here: http://manhattannycondosforsale.com/contact/

Other wonderful Lincoln Center area condominiums:

Millennium Tower-101 West 67th Street New York NY 10023

The Coronado-155 West 70th Street New York NY 10023

The Coronado Condominium at 155 West 70th Street

Coronado Condominium at 155 West 70th Street New York NY 10023.

The Coronado Condominium is one of the more attractive Lincoln Center Condo buildings.  Built in 1990, this 22 story, 122 unit building is well regarded as one of the more desired upper West Side condo buildings. You will be greeted by 24 hour doorman and concierge when you walk into the Coronado Condominium NYC.

The Coronado at 155 West 70th Street is well known for the two cast stone gargoyles that flank the entrance at 70th and Broadway.  Typically this type of architecture has been a focal point for the much older pre-war co-op buildings in the area, but the architects, Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron, decided to bring a focal point and it’s been well received as one of the most memorable features to anybody who visits the building.

The Coronado Condominium has one of the better amenity packages of any Lincoln Center Condo building.  There is a 12,000 square foot amenity floor including a health club with sauna, children’s playroom, billiards room, and residents lounge with built in kitchen.  These amenities are one of the main attractions in the building and propel the building as one of the best condominium buildings in the Upper West Side Condo market.

One of the great features of the Coronado Condominium at 155 West 70th Street is the mix of condominium apartments for sale in the building.  A range of studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, three and four bedroom apartments are available.

If you are looking for a Lincoln Center Condo for sale or in the hunt for an Upper West Condo for sale than the Coronado is a building you should look at.  Located in the heart of the Upper West Side at 70th and Broadway, you are walking distance to Lincoln Center, Central Park and Riverside Park, shopping at Fairway, with the convenience of transportation at your doorstep.

Call us (917)837-8869 for your own Coronado condo or other Manhattan New York condos.

other wonderful Upper West Side Condominiums:

Dorchester Tower Condominium-155 West 68th Street New York NY 10023

Three Lincoln Center Condo – 160 West 66th Street New York NY 10023

Millennium Tower-101 West 67th Street New York NY 10023

The Park Millennium-111 West 67th Street New York NY 10023

Chesterfield-186 West 80th Street New York NY 10024

45 West 67th Street – West 67th Street Manhattan NY Condos

45 West 67th Street located at the corner of the historic West 67th Street in the Upper West at 67th and Columbus Avenue. West 67th Street Manhattan NY Condos is a desired property type and 45 West 67th Street is one of the more established condominium buildings in the Lincoln Square area.

Originally built in 1984 as a 33 story condominium building this has always been a popular condominium location.  Just a block from Central Park, across the street from the ABC studios, a few blocks north east from the arts of the Lincoln Center complex, 45 West 67th Street has become one of the ideal Upper West Side Condos buildings.

The corner building has a large retail base with a tower setback with many apartments having corner exposures either overlooking Central Park or the Manhattan city skyline including the Lincoln Center and Hudson River.  A variety of apartments including alcove studios, One to Four Bedroom Apartments can be found in the building.  There are even duplex apartments, and penthouse apartments with large terraces including solarium’s.  These type of condos are hard to find with such large outdoor spaces.  West 67th Street is a historic Central Park block and residents will have a full time doorman, resident garden, laundry in the building and a pet friendly atmosphere.

Pricing for condos for sale at 45 West 67th Street are varied: Alcove Studio’s start in the $600,000 range, One Bedroom’s start in the $850,000+ range, Two and Three Bedroom’s depending on size and exposure start in the $1,350,000 and go up from there. The larger apartments including duplex and penthouse prices vary.  For a complete list of condos for sale at 45 West 67th Street contact us at (917) 837 8869.

Other West 67th Street Manhattan NY condos including on this street are 101 West 67th Street and 111 West 67th Street along with the Grand Millennium at 1965 Broadway, commonly known as the Millennium Buildings.

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Dorchester Towers NYC: 2011 Mid Year Report

Dorchester Towers-155 West 68th Street has seen a steady number of units come on the market for sale so far in year 2011. In 2010 we tracked total of 8 sales occurred in the building and in year  2009 total of 11 sales occurred. On average over the past 5 years there is approximately 10-12 sales occurring.

So far in the first 6 months of the year we have had 6 apartments closed and another 4  are currently in-contract or have offer’s accepted. We are well above pace for the typical number of sales. So the question is, why is that?

Many of the apartments at Dorchester Towers fall into a sweet spot of desirability for a big pool of buyer’s looking for a condominium in the Lincoln Center area of the Upper West Side. An example being a One Bedroom apartment ranging in size of 600-700 sq ft priced in the $625,000-$750,000 range. That is a price range that has very limited supply right now. Most of the alcove studio’s in the building are in the 550-600 sq ft range and priced typically around $550,000-$600,000. That is a very desirable combination of price, apartment size, at this location. The Junior 4 apartments that can be converted to a small two bedroom also fit a nice niche in the market. Some of these apartments have a second half-bath which make them extremely desirable. Being able to get a convertible two bedroom condo in a full service doorman building like Dorchester Towers in the price range of $850,000-$1,000,000 is a strong part of the market.

The condition of an apartment has been one of the largest influences on individual pricing in the building. When an apartment is sold in an original condition(circa 1965) compared to a recently renovated apartment the price per square foot difference is quite evident. The unrenovated apartments are going to sell on the lower end of the price point for their segment of the market.

Here is a summary of what has sold and is currently in contract at Dorchester Towers:

Sold:

  • Apartment 710(Alcove Studio in original condition) $490,000
  • Apartment 721(Junior 1 Bed/Very Large Alcove Studio) $650,000
  • Apartment 817(1 Bed, renovated) $720,000
  • Apartment 1512(Junior 4, 1 Bath, original condition) $ 860,000
  • Apartment 23B(Convertible 3, 2.5 Bath) $1,160,000
  • Apartment 208(Convertible 2, 1.5 Bath, renovated) $950,000

In-Contract:

  • 509(1 Bedroom)-Last Asking Price was $689,000
  • 1509(1 Bedroom)-Last Asking Price was $625,000
  • 428(Junior 1 Bed)-Last Asking Price was $725,000-Offer Accepted
  • 1701(Junior 1 Bed-Last Asking Price was $595,000

So far this year we have represented 5 transactions in the building. If you are an owner thinking of selling or renting your apartment contact us today. We can be reached at (917) 837-8869.

Now is a great time to find out how much your Dorchester Apartment could sell for.

SoHo New York – 3 Bedroom Condo for Rent at Soho Mews $16,500/per month

Soho Mews is a new construction condominium located in the ever popular SoHo neighborhood in Manhattan.  Designed by the architects, Gwathmey Siegel, the building was welcomed by the New York City marketplace as it has sold successfully and appreciated for many of it’s design elements.

At the heart of it’s appeal is its SoHo location.  Located between West Broadway and Wooster Street in the souther portion of SoHo, and across the street from the Soho Grand Hotel.  You are within walking distance to everything Soho has to offer and still within the heart of Downtown Manhattan.

Soho Mews Apartments are very loft-like, with high ceilings, extremely generously sized rooms, nicely outfitted kitchens and bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows, an attention to detail was made and you will feel very comfortable walking into the apartments.  The building is a full time doorman condominium, with fitness room, garage, and open air private plaza between the Wooster Street and West Broadway buildings.

This Soho Mews rental is Available for rent right now at Soho Mews is apartment 3A. This 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 2195 sq ft rental apartment is now available for $16,500/month.  As you walk into this apartment you will see the expansive living/dining “Great” Room. An open kitchen with large counter opening to the “Great Room” offering a great flow and entertainment potential.  Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, along with excellent walk in closets.  The Master Bedroom has a 5 piece master bathroom with excellent closet space.  The stackable washer/dryer is a nice feature completing the apartment.

Facing both West Broadway and the garden courtyard on the 3rd floor the floor to ceiling windows bring in strong amounts of light along with the high ceilings give a voluminous feel to this Soho Mews rental.

If you are interested in this 3 bedroom condo for rent in Soho at Soho Mews contact us today at (917) 837-8869.

5 BIG tips for Parents Buying for Children in Manhattan New York

We are Manhattan Condo Specialists, we work many buyers in our market place that are out of town parents buying condo for their son or daughter that are in New York or moving to New York for either school or work. If you are a parent looking to buy a property for your son or daughter, not sure where to start, here are 5 big tips for you:

  1. Buying a Manhattan New York Condo as parents buying for children, you should understand your budget and timeframe to start. We work with many parents who are buying for their son/daughter that goes to New York University, Parsons school of design, School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Jillards music school and other well known schools here in Manhattan New York. Is this for your son or daughter that is currently working in Manhattan? Do they have a job stability or financial freedom? Are they currently renting and lease may be expiring soon or month to month arrangement? It is important for us to know the reason and timeframe so we can narrow down the search for you. Buying in Manhattan New York is very different than the rest of the country or world, once we identify the property, it will take some time to actually close on the property.
  2. Manhattan New York is a unique market where about 85% of the housing products are ‘cooperatives’ and 15% are condominiums. Each building has different rules and guidelines, as parents buying for children, not every cooperative will accept this type of scenario since all sales are subject to board of directors review and interview. Even if it is an all cash purchase, cooperative still review and decide if the perspective buyer fits the building’s profile. Condominiums are essential real property, therefore, the board of directors will review the perspective buyer as a formality but no interview.
  3. If Buying all cash, and you are buying a condominium, the quickest we can close would be 45 days. If it is a cooperative, then it can be 90 or more days subject to condo board approval. If it is new construction condo, it can be two weeks up to unknown period of time depending on construction stage.  Mortgage consultant: If you are planning to buy the condo all cash, that is always desirable when presenting offers to condo sellers. Keep in mind that you should have enough equity in case there is an increase in monthly carrying charge for this condo or other misc mishappens. If you are planning on financing this investment, be sure to speak to a local Manhattan lender that is familiarize with the market, the lending rules, and the mortgage products that may be suitable for you and your son/daughter.
  4. Making offer and offer acceptance Unlike other parts of the country or world, when a buyer makes an offer on a property here in New York, the offer is made through us, the Real Estate agents and the buyers do not sign any contracts or purchase agreement nor any earnest money when making an offer. Buyers and sellers agreed on the price and then both parties enter into attorney contract review period. With that being said, until both buyers and sellers sign the contract and the 10% deposit is clear, the property is NOT off the market and there is NO BINDING CONTRACT. This means if sellers receive a higher or better offer prior to they sign contract, they can change their mind.
  5. Neighborhood safety – this is the #1 concerns for many of our parents buying for children buyers. In Manhattan New York, this is a city where many of the people work or social until late past 9pm or after, most of the Manhattan Streets are very safe to walk around and pedestrians friendly, this is truely a city that never sleeps! We encourage our buyers to walk around the neighborhoods in different time of the day or week to see if they feel comfortable living in that neighborhood. Many of the Manhattan New York buildings are also doorman buildings, so if possible, it will be a good idea to look buying in a full time doorman building.

As parents buying for children in Manhattan New York, we have successful experiences that can guide you through this process and navigate through the Manhattan Real Estate maze. contact us now at (917)837-8869.

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Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale-Part 2 Prewar Condos

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale Part 2 Prewar Condos

In this Part 2 series of Greenwich Village Apartment for sale, we will discuss some prewar condos within Greenwich Village. Greenwich Village Real Estate is known for many of its prewar buildings with classic layouts and architectural elements. The supply of prewar buildings in Greenwich Village like much of the rest of the city is overwhelmingly co-op.  Take for example that currently I see that there are about 120 Greenwich Village prewar apartments for sale in Greenwich Village and 20 of those are in condominium buildings.  If you have wanted to purchase a condominium in Greenwich Village you have been limited to a certain number of buildings including:

Greenwich Village Apartments for sale 25 Fifth Ave

25 Fifth Ave – Greenwich Village Prewar Condo

Located on the “Gold Coast” of Fifth Avenue and 9th Street this Greenwich Village Condo building was converted to a condominium in 2000. Like most prewar buildings most apartments in the building have wood-burning fireplaces, high ceilings, ornate architectural details accompanied with a 24-hour concierge, gym, laundry and storage. 25 Fifth Ave is going to be one of the few prewar condominium buildings on Fifth Avenue that will come up on your search for Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale.”

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale

Devonshire House at 28 E 10th St – Greenwich Village PreWar Condo

The Devonshire House is the latest prewar condominium to be added to some of the most desired Greenwich Village prewar condominium real estate apartments for sale. This 1928 Emery Roth designed building, was recently converted from rental into condominium. The Devonshire House underwent a high end renovation including upgrading the plumbing, electrical and central air-conditioning and to the finishes in each apartment including radiant-heat bathroom floors, detailed moldings, and high end bathroom and kitchen finishes.  The apartments initially made available sold out very quickly, but more apartments are expected to be put on the market in the fall of 2010.

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale

59 W 12th Street – Greenwich Village Prewar Condo

Built in 1931 by noted New York City architect Emery Roth and built by the equally notable firm Bing and Bing, 59 W 12th St is on of the most highly coveted Greenwich Village prewar condominiums. Located on 12th Street between 5th and the Avenue of the Americas, this location is considered to be one of the most attractive streets in Greenwich Village. Building amenities include 24 hour doorman bicycle and laundry room, and children’s playroom. Apartment features include fireplaces, spacious pre-war layouts, along with great southern facing views of downtown Manhattan from the upper floors of this respected building. When apartments come available in the building they are some of the most desired Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale.

Because there are fewer prewar condos for sale in Greenwich Village expect higher prices.  But your purchase will be well rewarded.  If you would like a complete list of Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale or Greenwich Village Apartments for sales (Prewar Condos), contact us today at (917) 837-8869 or email at http://manhattannycondosforsale.com/contact/

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale – Part 1 What does $500,000 Buy Me?

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale –  Part 1 What does $500,000 Buy Me?

Are you looking at Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale with a budget of around $500,000? Well if you are, you have come to the right place. Greenwich Village Apartments under $500,000 is a very competitive market.  Let’s look at what is available.

According to Streeteasy.com, as of today there are 45 Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale.  All of these properties are Greenwich Village Co-ops, none of them are condominiums.  To buy a Greenwich Village Condominium the price point starts at approximately $550,000.00 for a studio.

The median price is $399,000. The median size is 400 sq ft and the median price per sq ft is $967.00

At the higher end of the $500,000 price range for Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale, you are going to find a certain number of characteristics in common.  The full service doorman buildings, higher floors with better exposures, larger layouts-alcove studios, some junior 1 bedrooms, and often renovated kitchens and baths.

There are 18 Greenwich Village Apartments In-Contract right now. The median size is 500 sq ft and the median price is $437,000.00.  As I look at the specific properties I see that a common characteristic that the larger more renovated apartments are the ones that are selling the quickest as there is more demand for these types of apartments.

If you are looking for a Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale under $500,000.00 and would like to contact me, call me at (917) 837-8869 or email us. (http://manhattannycondosforsale.com/contact/)