–One Beacon Court, famed for its flips, has scored its most soaring turn yet. A stunning 44th-floor place has sold for $15 million — more than the most recent listing price of $14.75 million. The seller is a one-time Philip Morris senior vice president Marc S. Goldberg, who The Observer imagines won’t get too dizzy Read More
It will not be a happy Halloween at the Apthorp this year.
Management has posted signs around the building with strict restrictions on who may trick-or-treat, where, and how. Children under seven and non-residents must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Only doors with signs may be knocked on. Only candy with poison Read More
Last week, the Real Estate Desk got a little meta and bemoaned the fact that, despite promises to the contrary, nobody at Elliman bothered to get back to us after superbroker Dolly Lenz and her team split with the storied, struggling Apthorp. As the Desk’s own Chloe Malle reported, all is not well Read More
The Apthorp just can’t catch a break. First there was this week’s story in The Observer about the deteriorating conditions at the hulking Upper West Side rental-to-condo-to-total-mess conversion that took place over the past few years. Maybe that had something to do with today’s news that the Elliman sales team has walked out Read More
In January 2009, I wrote “The Apthorp as Waterloo,” a profile of the Upper West Side’s iconic and very gorgeous 102-year-old limestone apartment house, which was then fighting a battle that included guns, rabbis, red ants, Jordache jeans, a diamond billionaire, and a very large group of upset New Yorkers. “Remember that show? Gilligan’s Read More
The Apthorp has long been something of a real-life New York fantasy–think New Yorker writers in sprawling, decaying, rent-controlled Upper West Side apartments; think celebrities; think angels in the Renaissance Revival architecture.
After a high-drama condo conversion in 2007, though, market reality has made things considerably Read More
The Apthorp, one of the Upper West Side’s most iconic and colossal buildings, is three weeks and six days from the biggest moment of its 103-year-old life. If 25 apartments haven’t been sold by Sept. 15, the building’s long, zigzagging, tortured condo conversion will have to end and start anew, according to state rules.
On Read More
The legendary Upper West Side apartment house, battered by scandal, slashes condo prices. Read More
A management deal has been reached regarding the Apthorp condo conversion at 79th Street and Broadway, according to a release this morning (reprinted in full below). The deal transfers management from Mann Realty to an affiliate of the Feil Organization, and thus seems to end what’s become one of New York’s juiciest real estate soap Read More
“The building is—what’s the word I’m looking for? Infectious. I refer to it sometimes as Gilligan’s Island. Remember that show? Gilligan’s Island?” Jon Herbitter asked this Monday from the offices of Mann Realty, where he’s president. “You don’t get out.”
In 2007, his boss, Maurice Mann, then a midsize New York landlord, partnered with Read More