Real Estate Trends

January 23, 2023

Latest luxury rental on the Lower East Side has three floors of ‘micro-units’

A big new residential development on the Lower East Side is going small. When it opens this spring, the 30-story 55 Suffolk Street will offer three floors of "micro-units," apartments that measure between 315 and 350 square feet and feature space-saving built-in furniture and storage. Developed by the Gotham Organization, the building, dubbed The Suffolk, includes 378 total residences, indoor and outdoor amenities, and a new home for the Chinese-American Planning Council. This week, the building released a teaser site and 6sqft got a first look at the unique new development.
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January 20, 2023

$10M penthouse at Robert A.M. Stern’s Claremont Hall sets sales record for Morningside Heights

A penthouse at a Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower in Morningside Heights is in contract for $10 million, marking a record for the Manhattan neighborhood. The full-floor residence sits atop Claremont Hall, a 41-story building located within the campus of Union Theological Seminary. Positioned at one of the highest points in the area, Penthouse 41 is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home with stunning city, park, and river views.
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January 18, 2023

NYC’s first all-electric skyscraper tops out in Downtown Brooklyn

New York City's first fully electric skyscraper topped out in Downtown Brooklyn this week. The 44-story building 100 Flatbush is part of the first phase of Alloy Block, a mixed-use five-building development designed by Alloy Development to have 850 apartments, 200,000 square feet of office space, and two public schools. 100 Flatbush will contain 441 mixed-income residences, 396 of which will be market-rate rentals and 45 separate affordable residences, and 30,000 square feet of retail space.
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January 17, 2023

$17.5M penthouse becomes Dumbo’s most expensive sale

A penthouse in Dumbo has sold for $17,500,000, becoming the neighborhood's priciest sale on record. The four-bedroom penthouse sits atop the new 33-story waterfront development Olympia Dumbo, which was recently crowned 6sqft's Building of the Year. At $4,102 per square foot, the deal also marks the most expensive condominium sponsor sale concerning price per square foot in Brooklyn.
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January 10, 2023

Civil rights lawyer William Kunstler’s former Village townhouse sells for $6.5M

The Greenwich Village townhouse of late civil rights attorney William Kunstler sold last month for $6,500,000, according to CityRealty. Kunstler, who famously defended the Chicago Seven, Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and others, and his wife, attorney Margaret Ratner Kunstler, paid $225,000 for the townhouse in 1981, as the Wall Street Journal reported. Located at 13 Gay Street, the four-story brick Greek Revival townhouse was built in 1844 and retains the same 19th-century charm of its neighbors.
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December 21, 2022

Iconic yellow ‘Domino Sugar’ sign returns to Brooklyn

An iconic sign that was part of the Brooklyn skyline for nearly a century has returned to its rightful place. A replica of the 40-foot Domino Sugar sign was installed and fully illuminated this week atop Williamsburg's Domino Sugar Refinery building, which was part of a massive sugar factory that operated from the 1880s to the early 2000s. Located at the 11-acre Domino Sugar redevelopment, the landmarked 19th-century building is currently being transformed into a modern commercial building.
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December 7, 2022

For $1M, this tidy West Village railroad pad is cute as pie and has a private back patio

This clean, bright, and utterly charming prewar one-bedroom home is located in the landmarked 1893 Amos Street Condominium at 225 West 10th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. Located at the back of the building's main floor, above street level, the apartment, asking $1,085,000, features high ceilings, crown moldings, and hardwood floors throughout–and a lovely private patio garden, perfect for informal gatherings any day of the week.
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December 5, 2022

This Hell’s Kitchen condo offers turn-key residences & resort-like amenities, with homes from $765K

A new luxury condo building in Manhattan wants to make life easier for its residents. The West, located at 547 West 47th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, offers fully-furnished, turn-key residences with curated vintage and designer furniture and accessories. The 12-story building has a selection of different residence packages to fit any personal style, providing a seamless and stress-free move-in-ready opportunity. Closings have commenced at the property, which stretches a block between 10th and 11th Avenues. The remaining availabilities at The West are priced from $765,000 for a studio.
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December 2, 2022

Look out over Manhattan from your glass-wrapped living room in this $7M Chelsea penthouse

Perched 24 floors above New York City, this three-bedroom penthouse condo on the border of Chelsea and Nomad features a living room wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass. Just beyond, a wraparound terrace offers an al fresco eyeful of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River. Asking $6,995,000, this sleek 2,190-square-foot home in the Noma at 50 West 30th Street has 10-foot ceilings, a keyed elevator entrance, fine finishes, and impressive amenities.
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November 29, 2022

For $6.75M, this park-facing East Side condo is for sale or rent, with 10 rooms to use however you wish

Options are many in this 3,225-square-foot condo on Manhattan's Museum Mile between East Harlem and Carnegie Hill; the combination of two apartments resulted in a collection of rooms that work as bedrooms (as many as six), playrooms or entertaining spaces, depending on your needs. What you can't change: a coveted spot on Central Park and amazing panoramic views of the park and Conservatory Gardens. Asking $6,750,000, this sun-filled home can be found in the Emery Roth-designed 1920s building at 1200 Fifth Avenue known as The Park View. Not ready for a commitment? You can rent the pretty pre-war home for $25,000/month.
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November 23, 2022

NYC Council approves two projects that together bring 5,000 apartments to Brooklyn and Queens

The New York City Council on Tuesday voted to approve rezonings Innovation QNS in Astoria and Innovative Urban Village in East New York, two mixed-use districts that will create more than 5,000 units of housing, with 65 percent of them designated affordable. Over 34 percent, or 1,900 of the new housing units, will be deeply affordable for extremely or very low-income households.
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November 22, 2022

Taylor Swift’s one-time West Village rental is back on the market for $45K/month

Here's an opportunity to rent the West Village townhouse once home to Taylor Swift. Located at 23 Cornelia Street, the home was the subject of "Cornelia Street," a song on the pop star's seventh studio album Lover that references the iconic carriage house she rented in 2016. Currently listed for $45,000/month, the 21-foot-wide property has four bedrooms, an indoor pool, and a garage.
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November 18, 2022

Two major projects that would bring 3,200+ affordable homes to Brooklyn and Queens get key approval

Two major housing developments proposed for Brooklyn and Queens are moving forward. The New York City Council Committee on Zoning and Franchises on Thursday voted to approve rezonings Innovation QNS and Innovative Urban Village, which together would create more than 5,000 units of housing, 3,200 of which would be affordable. The two developments also include over 1,600 apartments for extremely or very low-income households.
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November 16, 2022

NYC’s first professional soccer stadium will open in Queens

New York City's first professional soccer stadium will be built in Queens, officials announced Wednesday. The major mixed-use development is proposed for Willets Point, across the street from Citi Field. In addition to a 25,000-seat stadium for the New York City Football Club, the 23-acre project also includes a hotel, thousands of affordable housing units, and a new public school. As first reported by the New York Times, the stadium is expected to be completed by 2027.
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November 14, 2022

Newly unveiled interiors mark completion of slender supertall 111 West 57th Street

The second-tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere is officially complete. Last week, JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group unveiled the interiors of 111 West 57th Street, a 1,428-foot-tall building on Billionaires' Row designed by SHoP Architects. New photos show off the tower's interior architecture, including the residences and amenity spaces, all designed by William Sofield's Studio Sofield.
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November 11, 2022

Quirky converted warehouse loft in East Williamsburg hits rental market for record $35K/month

A quirky converted warehouse loft in East Williamsburg has hit the rental market for $35,000/month, a new record for the neighborhood. Since 2018, the property has been home to Casa Powers, a bohemian-chic community event venue created by brother and sister duo Sydney and Cole Blumstein, who are real estate agents with Corcoran. Located at 139 Powers Street, the home--which measures over 4,200 square feet, boasts 15-foot ceilings, and has several skylights--comes rented with all its funky furnishings.
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November 3, 2022

Trevor Noah lists Hell’s Kitchen penthouse with terrace and plunge pool for $13M

"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah has just put his Hell's Kitchen penthouse on the market for $12,950,000, the Wall Street Journal reports. In 2017, 6sqft covered the TV star's purchase of the west side penthouse atop the dazzling Art Deco Stella Tower at 425 West 50th Street for $10 million. In addition to iconic Manhattan views, the three-bedroom duplex condo offers a 1,000-square-foot terrace with a heated plunge pool (speakers included). The comedian put his apartment on the market just a few weeks after announcing his departure from the Comedy Central show after seven years.
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October 28, 2022

The fab furniture is included in this $11.5M gallery-like Chelsea loft; the art is up to you

Listed for $11,500,000, this pristine 4,000-square-foot full-floor loft in a prewar condominium at 521 West 23rd Street is a joyous eyeful for lovers of iconic, sleek, contemporary design. Along the High Line and the in heart of West Chelsea's arts district, the home's Gabellini Sheppard-designed interiors have been featured in design magazines. When starting with a white box loft, the owner's vision was to create a perfect showcase for the finest in modern furniture and art. In this case, the furniture–much of it created by well-known designers–is included in the sale.
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October 26, 2022

This $5.5M Soho corner loft has color and character, plus two bedrooms and a mezzanine

This dramatic corner loft condo at 39 Crosby Street in north Soho is colorful and creative in both the use of space and design, yet it retains classic details like 13-foot tin ceilings and iconic Soho views. Comprised of a main floor and a loft mezzanine, the 2,500-square-foot space, asking $5.5 million, boasts two bedrooms, a home office, and two-and-a-half baths.
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October 21, 2022

$50M restoration of Jacob Riis Art Deco bathhouse adds restaurants, pool, and hotel rooms

The 90-year-old Art Deco bathhouse at Jacob Riis Park will be restored to its former glory as a beachfront hub under a $50 million rehabilitation project unveiled Thursday. CBSK Developers and the architect firm Beyer Blinder Belle will transform the iconic, but underutilized, 1932 building into a multi-purpose public space with restaurants, a bar, a pool, event spaces, and a 28-room boutique hotel.
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October 20, 2022

For $3M, a two-bedroom Cobble Hill condo with a private roof deck and room to expand

This move-in-ready Cobble Hill condominium at 173 Amity Street, asking $2,995,000, offers the rare perks of private outdoor space, skyline views, and flexibility (if you're willing to do a bit of work). On the top floor of a historic limestone townhouse on a picturesque Brooklyn block, this 1,510-square-foot light-filled home offers three exposures, a 500-square-foot roof terrace, and central AC. Currently configured with two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a home office and dining room, the unit could easily gain a third bedroom if needed.
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October 19, 2022

This $27M Fifth Avenue condo spans the entire 6th floor, with staff rooms and a separate studio

Located on the most coveted stretch of the Upper East Side, just across from the Central Park Zoo, this sprawling 10-room pad at 838 Fifth Avenue offers the kind of Manhattan luxury that $27 million can buy. The mansion-sized condominium spans 5,427 square feet including a 45-foot corner expanse, with Central Park and skyline views in every direction. The home's opulent interiors are more Versailles than Vogue, heavy on the upholstery and French Provincial style beneath coffered ceilings and ornate moldings. But we're guessing the next buyer of this eight-figure refuge will be able to afford the renovation of their dreams–and Manhattan skyline views never go out of style.
Opulence on the Avenue, this way
October 5, 2022

For $6.5M, this townhouse-sized Apthorp condo offers old-world elegance accented by paintbox hues

Known for some of the most impressive (and expensive) apartments in New York City, the historic Apthorp condominium building at 390 West End Avenue in the heart of the Upper West Side was built for William Waldorf Astor in 1908. Located just minutes from Central Park, the unique building surrounds an interior courtyard. Asking $6,499,999, this five-bedroom residence is one of the building's largest; distinguished by decorator-enhanced interiors accented with subtle painterly hues, the 4,200-square-foot home possesses the size and grandeur of a townhouse with condo convenience and amenities.
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September 29, 2022

For $930K, this compact Greenpoint condo gets a lift from 14-foot ceilings, a loft, and a private terrace

Just a few blocks from the Greenpoint waterfront–one of New York City's fastest-growing residential development areas–this two-level, one-bedroom condo at 182 Huron Street, asking $930,000, sits at a crossroads of old and new. South-facing light floods the home from wall-height windows, and 14-foot ceilings give the space a loft vibe. A sunny balcony overlooks the courtyards below.
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September 27, 2022

For $5.5M, an architect-designed modern condo with colorful accents in Tribeca

This crisp, contemporary condo at 7 Harrison Street may not immediately call to mind the building's beginnings as a cold-storage warehouse, but AD100 architect Steven Harris has transformed this three-bedroom home, now asking $5,500,000, into a residence as striking as many of its neighbors on the classic Tribeca loft block. The architect kept the space elegantly functional as well as colorful by adding considered features like invisible light switches, integrated Sonos speakers, multi-zone central air, and electronic Lutron window shades.
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