It seems like just yesterday that Rosie O’Donnell was buying a duplex in one of the old St. Vincent’s hospital buildings. Indeed, it was a mere nine months ago that the comedian closed on the four-bedroom, three-bath penthouse, paying $8.09 million for the newly-converted condo.
But sometimes real estate, despite the best efforts of all parties involved, simply doesn’t take. Which appears to be the case with Ms. O’Donnell and her perfectly lovely-looking apartment at 130 West 12th Street. After less than a year of ownership, the funny girl has plunked the unit back on the market, asking $10.95 million.
There are plenty of wild real estate tales in New York, but one of the more unusual ones popped up in New York back in January. A London-based family owned a three-bedroom pied-à-terre at 40 Bond Street, the delightful love letter to cast-iron living designed by Herzog & de Meuron for Ian Schrager. Read More
Susan Bloomberg, the mayor’s ex-wife, turns out to have a very hip apartment. A One Kenmare Square penthouse filled with punchy reds, yellows and purples (plus what may or not be some crushed velvet furniture) was just listed for $11.5 million. According to city records, Ms. Bloomberg spent $10 million on the place Read More
For some reason, when big brokers leave one brokerage for another, it can be a minor event in the little world of high-end Manhattan real estate. (For example, according to the writer Steven Gaines, when Michael Shvo left Prudential Douglas Elliman–because of what was essentially a fight over an annual award with his former mentor, Read More
Besides being Manhattan realty mavens, what do Michael Shvo, Louise Sunshine, and Dennis Mangone have in common? They’ve all fled New York this week for the well-tanned haven of Miami Beach, where Art Basel ("the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight Read More
Each year, Manhattan’s high-end brokers dream about Wall Street bonuses streaming into the real-estate market. But this year, the typical end-of-the-year buzz has reached a near frenzy.
Since early October, when quarterly market reports indicated a 12.7 percent drop in the average apartment sales price, brokers have been waiting for the potentially record-breaking bonus Read More
A 24-foot-wide billboard will soon be hoisted above the sales office of the sleek residential tower at 505 Greenwich Street at the corner of Spring. The outdoor advertisement-set against the building’s burnished copper base and glass façade-depicts the profile of a commanding figure silhouetted against a flash of light over the tag line: “Get Inside.” Read More
Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr. this week put his double-wide East 64th Street townhouse on the market for a near-record high of $40 million-just as neighbor and billionaire art dealer Alec Wildenstein put his own mansion on the market for $35 million right next-door.
Mr. Bronfman’s 31-foot-wide mansion, at 15 East 64th Street, sports a Read More