It seems like all we hear about these days is how popular and cool One57 is. There’s hardly spotlight left for other superstar buildings like the Ritz Carlton and the Plaza, let alone Extell’s former luxury darling The Aldyn. After all, the Aldyn might be a super luxurious and amenity laden, with an indoor basketball court, but it’s not where the billionaires seem to be flocking to.
We’re glad to see that some buyers, at least, are still looking at the attention-starved glass condo/rental tower at 60 Riverside Boulevard. City records show that a mysterious buyer with limited imagination, 60 Riverside LLC has paid $13.7 million for unit 1601, a six-bedroom duplex.
Who doesn’t like to celebrate a job promotion? Go out to a fancy dinner, uncork a pricey bottle of champagne, buy some new shoes. Or if you’re Helen Meates, spend $4.3 million on a new condo.
In June, Ms. Meates, the chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley’s global capital markets became the deputy head of the business. Ms. Meates and Simon Prisk, a corporate lawyer, apparently decided the new position should be marked by a move to a swankier four-bedroom condo at The Aldyn.
Your dog may already be able to roam freely around your palatial New York apartment, or spend every weekend frolicking at your “cottage” in the Hamptons, but doesn’t every pooch deserve a place of her own? How about a $30,000 mini-manse that boasts stone flooring, running water, electricity?
Stacey Braverman, owner of Bitch New York, took an air of nonchalance with The Observer as she ticked off the list of amenities that owners like to include in their doggie sanctuaries—which cost an average of $7,500.
Red Carpet Real Estate
Donald Trump may want to buy the Mets, but the developer with a real feel for the game—as well as basketball, it turns out—is Extell’s Gary Barnett. Scoring the extra point is the fact that he famously beat Trump out at Riverside South, where many of the city’s top athletes are now moving.
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