No one loves limestone like the Upper East Side. Other neighborhoods may have affinities, crushes, infatuations even, but none can compare to the east side’s adoration of the gray stone. Case in point: 135 East 79th Street, the Brodsky Organization’s nearly-sold-out limestone-and-brick condo tower where three of the six penthouses have gone into contract during the past month.
“Most of our buyers have been people who already live in the neighborhood,” James Lansill, a senior managing director at Corcoran Sunshine told The Observer. And unlike so many of those who are snapping up glass boxes in the sky along the Southern perimeter of the park, the riches who are buying at 135 East 79th are not so nouveau. A large number of soon-to-be residents are downsizing.
“There are a lot of emptynesters looking for very, very sophisticated residences,” Mr. Lansill explained. Read More