May 3, 2023

British Consulate’s Midtown East penthouse, asking $7M, hits the auction block starting at $2M

This 6,000-square-foot full-floor residence in the Beekman Regent condominium at 351 East 51st Street, currently asking $6,995,000 (down from $8,500,000 in 2021), may provide an opportunity for auction lovers: The penthouse with city views and five bedrooms is headed for online auction by the British government, with bids starting at $2,000,000. The penthouse has functioned as the British Consul General in New York's residence, so it's a given that its flexible floorplan and nearly 10-foot ceilings would add up to the perfect space for lavish parties and regal receptions.
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November 21, 2022

NYC is putting gifts given to past mayors up for auction

The city is selling gifts given to past mayors, from a basketball signed by the New York Knicks and given to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to a paperweight gifted to Mayor David Dinkins by Diana Ross. This week, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services launched "Gifts to the City," a series of online auctions of items and keepsakes given to Mayors Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, and Bloomberg. The auctions kick off Monday with over 50 items and will continue on a rolling basis.
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August 16, 2022

Online auction will feature rare personal items and never-seen photos of NYC stars and icons

“Legends & Treasures,” an online auction happening on Wednesday, September 21 at New York auction house Guernsey’s, will offer up items that were once owned by a star-studded roster of luminaries of fashion, film, music, sports, literature, and history. In addition to personal effects of B.B. King, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Mickey Mantle, Jimi Hendrix, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, and many more, the auction will also include objects of great historic importance such as 9/11 museum artifacts and items from NYC's famed Apollo theater. See more of what will be up for bidding in this unprecedented event, below.
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June 23, 2022

NYC is putting the last ‘Redbird’ subway car up for auction

Here's a chance to own a piece of New York City history. The city's Department of Citywide Administrative Services is selling the last remaining "Redbird" subway car, which was in use from the 1960s until it was retired in 2003. The historic subway car is now up for auction online, with a starting bid of $6,500.
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March 9, 2022

Staten Island woman’s collection of over 20,000 Black history artifacts to be auctioned

Thousands of historical items illustrating the Black experience in America are going up for auction. Compiled over 60 years by former New York City teacher Elizabeth Meaders, the collection is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive, surpassing collections belonging to museums and other private institutions. The Elizabeth Meaders Collection of African American Historical and Cultural Artifacts will be put up for an online auction as a single collection through Guernsey's on March 15.
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January 21, 2022

SNL’s Pete Davidson and Colin Jost rescue retired Staten Island Ferry boat for $280K

"Saturday Night Live" stars Pete Davidson and Colin Jost, along with comedy club owner Paul Italia, were the high bidders for the retired Staten Island Ferry boat John F. Kennedy, the NY Post reports. The boat, recently retired from the Staten Island Ferry fleet, was listed for $125,000 at a public auction that ended Wednesday. The auction price of the vintage vessel, retired after over five decades of service, had been slashed in half, but its new owners bid $280,000 in a last-minute bidding war, armed with plans to transform the ferry into a live entertainment venue.
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