By Devin Gannon, Wed, February 22, 2023
All photos courtesy of Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
A 19th-century Italianate-style house on the Upper East Side with New York political and literary ties hit the market this week. Constructed in 1867, the red brick townhouse at 255 East 78th Street was once home to State Sen. John Gilmore Boyd and most recently, cultural critic John Leonard, who died in 2008. While the narrow property is just 14 feet wide, the home measures nearly 2,700 square feet across four levels, plus there’s a basement, rear deck, garden, and air rights to add two more floors. The townhouse is currently available for $3,995,000.
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By Michelle Cohen, Tue, January 10, 2023
Photo credit: Compass
Asking $2,500,000, this three-bedroom “classic six” co-op at 333 East 68th Street is the very picture of Upper East Side prewar charm and historic beauty. The apartment has been home to acclaimed landscape artist, photographer, and former model Kate Cordsen for 13 years.
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By Devin Gannon, Tue, November 15, 2022
All photos courtesy of Evan Joseph Photography
Ivana Trump’s five-story limestone townhouse on the Upper East Side has hit the market. Trump, who was found dead at her home in July, bought the property at 10 East 64th Street in the early 1990s for roughly $2,500,000 following her divorce from Donald Trump and decorated it in an over-the-top opulence. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the estate of the late businesswoman is selling the townhouse for $26,500,000, with the furniture up for grabs, if the buyer is interested.
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By Devin Gannon, Fri, January 7, 2022
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
A perfectly proportioned two-bedroom co-op next to Central Park is now available. The home sits in the iconic Sherry Netherland, a 38-story cooperative residential hotel at 781 Fifth Avenue built in the 1920s. Now asking $1,795,000, the residence boasts East and West exposures, pouring light into the home through its incredible 12 windows.
By Michelle Cohen, Fri, March 15, 2019
This two-bedroom penthouse at 205 East 69th Street in the Upper East Side certainly has no dark side: The apartment’s walls are lined with pre-war Deco-style casement windows and doors, just outside which you’ll find spacious wrap-around terraces in every direction. Asking $3,295,000, this uptown oasis has cultural bragging rights as well: It was the New York City home of developer, preservationist and visionary David Wolkowsky, who is considered to be the most important transformational influence in modern-day Key West, Fla., and credited with creating the island’s reputation as a quirky bohemian oasis and tourist destination. Wolkowsky, who was known as “Mr. Key West,” passed away last year at the age of 99.
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By Devin Gannon, Tue, September 25, 2018
To make Central Park your front yard, you’ll have to fork over $277,000 more than the median sale price of every bordering neighborhood. A new report by Property Shark looks at just how much more New Yorkers are willing to spend to be near the 843-acre oasis, a real estate trend which the group calls the “Central Park effect.” According to the analysis, the median sale price of units along the first row of blocks across the park was 25 percent more expensive than that of every nearby area. And in the priciest section, the Upper East Side’s Lenox Hill, that rose to a 93 percent difference.
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By Devin Gannon, Wed, May 9, 2018
Photo of Michael Cohen via Wikimedia; image of Trump Park Avenue via Google Earth
Michael Cohen, the longtime attorney for President Donald Trump, has put up his family’s Park Avenue apartment as collateral against a bank loan worth millions of dollars. The bank valued Cohen’s condo, fittingly at Trump Park Avenue in Lenox Hill, for $9 million. The financially troubled lawyer is putting his apartment against $12.8 million in loans he took out for his taxi business in 2014. Cohen secured these loans by New York City taxi medallions, which have dropped in value by 80 percent due to the growth of ride-sharing services, according to Bloomberg.
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By Emily Nonko, Fri, January 19, 2018
Summer feels far away… but this apartment’s lovely patio will at least bring back memories of New York’s warmer months. The very private, enclosed outdoor space is a part of this one-bedroom at the Lenox Hill cooperative 150 East 61st Street. After selling in 2010 for $400,000 it’s back on the market asking $599,000. The ground-floor abode boasts some unique design quirks like colorful wallpaper and decor, but a new buyer will have an opportunity to make the interior–as well as that awesome patio–their own.
By Annie Doge, Thu, January 11, 2018
Photo of Sonja Morgan courtesy of Andrea Arden’s Flickr
The Lenox Hill townhouse owned by Sonja Morgan has experienced about as many ups and downs on the market as the “Real Housewives of New York City” star herself. After years of trying to sell, Morgan is now renting her five-story, five-bedroom home at 162 East 63rd Street for $32,000/month. The hilarious hot-mess, who was formerly married to J.P. Morgan heir John Morgan and went bankrupt following their divorce, is currently being sued by her bankruptcy attorneys for not paying them a court-ordered fee of $350,000. Built in 1899, the Upper East Side townhouse features an elegant foyer, a spacious living room with a gas fireplace and a lush landscaped garden.
By Emily Nonko, Tue, December 12, 2017
Calling this apartment colorful would be a total understatement. Each room of the Lenox Hill co-op, at 875 Fifth Avenue, is decked out in bold paint colors, artwork, and decor. The space was renovated in 2014 by the interior designer Nick Olsen for Michael Lorber, a former star of “Million Dollar Listing,” who purchased the pad in 2014 for $3.6 million. Now fully renovated, the three-bedroom spread overlooking Central Park is on the market for $4.795 million.
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