The Plazapocalypse continues! It’s been a rough stretch for the famed hotel turned partly condo. First, The Oak Room closed last Friday, and today one of the 181 residential units sold for below its asking price. An unnamed buyer operating through Core Estate LLC has purchased unit 1707 in the building, paying $10.2 million.
Ghurka, the 35-year-old purveyor of fine leather luggage and bags, this week signed a deal to move its flagship to the Sherry Netherland at 781 Fifth Avenue, brokers said.
This Plaza penthouse is a bit cold and impersonal, but, man, does it look cool. Wide-open space, white walls and high ceilings make the place seem a bit institutional (not really a comforting place to call home), but look at that view! And it has plenty of space (four bedrooms and a terrace) for looking out at it.
The apartment is 6,319 square feet, including a 95-square-foot pantry and wine cellar, a private elevator, a wood-paneled dressing room and oak parquet floors throughout. All of those features will, however, set you back $37.5 million.
As the sun set last Wednesday over Central Park, dozens of the city’s top real estate brokers gathered inside the triplex penthouse of the Plaza. They sipped proper drinks and nibbled quails egg and smoked salmon. They chattered about art and opera and books, the usual uptown pretensions, but also, and mostly, about recent deals. Read More
When the Plaza was sold in 2004 and transformed thereafter from The Greatest Hotel of All Time into The Greatest Condo Conversion of All Time, among the jewels rechristened was the storied Oak Room restaurant. Like the hotel itself, the place had grown fusty, and it was out to attract a whole new generation of Read More
Last month, word got out that Igor Krutoy was preparing to buy a $40 million condo at the Plaza Hotel, nearly but not quite a record buy. Yet it almost seemed like he was desperate to make a splash, as he mulled condos over the $50 million mark at buildings such as 15 Central Read More
As Mikhail Prokhorov and a cadre of globetrotting countrymen continue to expand their presence in the city, one of their comrades is shedding some of his, and at a considerable loss. In the summer of 2007, Boris Belotserkovsky, the boss of Russia’s one-armed bandits, bought a sizable one-bedroom on the 13th floor of the recently Read More
In a scene reminiscent of an Edith Wharton novel, the patrons of the Museum of the City of New York descended on the Grand Ballroom in the Plaza Hotel for 25th Annual Director’s Council Winter Ball.
The evening began with cocktails and Champagne in the frescoed Terrace Room under the crystal Read More
Composer Igor Krutoy is the toast of Russian concert halls, but he may soon be celebrated in New York City apartment buildings, as well.
The Journal reports that he and his wife Olga have signed a contract for a roughly 6,000-square-foot unlisted condo at the Plaza for more than $40 million. That Read More
New York World
The Oak Room, at the Plaza Hotel, is a woody, ornate humidor of a room. But on Monday night it was imbued with a considerably more contemporary vibe. Alexa Ray Joel, aspiring pop star and the singular offspring of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was set to give the second in a regular series of Read More