Who would want to live all the way out on 11th Avenue, at 54th Street, no less? What’s there? Nothing! Except the Mercedes House, where the answer to first question appears to be: everyone!
According to Two Trees’ Asher Abehsera, the second phase of the massive Far West Side development has been renting faster than a sports car, with more than half of the units gone since coming on the market a little over two months ago. So far, 174 of the 384 units have been leased, and move-ins are underway—without the help of any outside brokers, Mr. Abehsera said.
“I don’t know that other people have done 170 apartments at market-rate prices with no outside brokers in two and a half months. That’s probably a big deal,” he said.
Steven Spinola, the all-powerful head of the Real Estate Board of New York, seems to think so.
He told the Post that “landmarking the entire city does not leave opportunity to grow,” and he has a point that there won’t be much of the Upper West Side left that is not protected Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is taking early steps toward designating as a historic district a large swath of West End Avenue, running from 70th Street to 107th Street.
The LPC is currently surveying side streets that will form the borders of the district, said LPC spokeswoman Elisabeth de Bourbon. The district would include the Read More
The Upper West Side home of the late children’s author Madeleine L’Engle Franklin has been sold, city records show. The author and her husband, the late actor Hugh Franklin, moved to 924 West End Avenue in 1960, two years before she had published her Newberry Prize-winning classic A Wrinkle In Time.
The book "is–depending on Read More