By Diane Pham, Tue, August 12, 2014
- How many jeans will Diesel need to sell to make rent at 101 Bedford? Greenpoint’s Andy Smith does a quick and dirty calculation. [Tremr]
- New York has only the 6th highest rents in the country. Apparently we lag behind behind San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Washington DC and Boston. Surprised? [Brokelyn]
- The 10 biggest real estate projects filed in July. [TRD]
- Urban Compass is serious about building an empire, and they aren’t wasting any time. The upstart just snagged the Hustis/Jovanovic team over at Corcoran Group. [Crain’s]
- Home sales in NYC’s suburbs are on the decline. Buyers have become put off the steadily increasing prices. [TRD]
Diesel jeans (left); Bedford 101 (right)
By Diane Pham, Thu, July 17, 2014
As the saying goes: If you want something done right, do it yourself. And that’s exactly what Corcoran broker Susan Lamia did with her stunning Greek Revival townhouse at 54 Charles Street in the West Village. After just 21 days on the market, the property traded hands for $10.75 million, according to city records filed today. Susan and her husband originally purchased the home for $4.92 million nine years ago, turning a pretty nice profit on the recent sale. Though the buyer has yet to be disclosed, whoever they are, they’ve sure lucked out with their purchase. The spacious home not only sits along one of Manhattan’s most picturesque streets, but also boasts many of the building’s original, historic details.
See more of this lovely home here
By Aisha Carter, Tue, June 17, 2014
Someone just purchased a nice little income property in Brooklyn Heights, according to city records. This 4-family town home, located at 36 Schermerhorn Street, is an original 1840s brownstone in one of Brooklyn’s premier locations. It offers 3,000 square feet of living space and a garden for the lower duplex. Yes, a tree grows in Brooklyn.
However, the best part of this unit, listed by Corcoran’s Vicki Negron, is that it already has tenants. Granted their lease expires in August, but minor details.
Take a Look inside this incredible BK heights building here
By Aisha Carter, Mon, June 16, 2014
If you’re an older couple looking for a quiet place to tend your garden on Saturdays, you’ll love this quaint, recently purchased Windsor Terrace townhouse with a retro charm.
This 2,090-square-foot town home is like your grandma’s house… made with love. The retro charmer has subway-tiled walls and original claw foot tubs to add to its vintage appeal. And it all starts when you walk through those nine-foot entry doors. A decorative archway greets you, ushering you into the sun-filled parlor with its 11-foot tin ceilings and original heart of pine floors. There’s also a working fireplace so you can read Chaucer while your cat Norman rubs up against your leg.
Take a closer look at this retro home here
By Aisha Carter, Tue, June 10, 2014
After more than half a year on the market, the Broome Street co-op with an interesting honey-comb skylight has finally sold for $2.155 million.
There’s no doubt 428 Broome Street #1R is an interesting unit, even for a building constructed in 1879. The Soho loft has all the tell-tale signs of an older reconstruction with exposed brick walls, 16’ ceilings and an open floor plan – one that features 1,765 square feet of open floor space. However, the cast iron Corinthian columns and the honey-comb skylight give the loft an almost medieval vibe. The result is an interesting contrast to Soho’s typical industrial architecture.
More inside this interesting loft this way