Townhouse set to smash Fort Greene price record

A Fort Greene passive house is about to break the neighborhood sales record just a few months after it was set. The renovated townhouse at 6 South Oxford Street, a stone’s throw from Fort Greene Park, went into contract last month for roughly $1 million over the $7 million asking price, according to Compass’ Christine Blackburn, who listed the property with her business partner Lior Barack. It was on the market for barely a week.

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$18M townhouse tops Brooklyn luxury market

A 160-year-old townhouse in Brooklyn Heights led Brooklyn contract signings last week. The 5,000-square-foot house at 77 Columbia Heights went into contract asking $17.777 million, and if it closes near that price, it would be the most expensive sale this year in Brooklyn, according to Compass’ weekly report of homes asking $2 million or more. The stately five-bedroom, three-bathroom brick house commands a corner lot overlooking the East River. On the other side, a landscaped

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Psychic salesman sees $40M in Time Warner Center pad’s future

Once dubbed the “Psychic Hotline King,” Steven Feder is trying again to sell his hotline bling. Feder’s 4,500-square-foot Time Warner Center penthouse with five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms is back on the market at $40 million, according to a Streeteasy listing. Nobody knows what price the unit will fetch, least of all its owner, although his Psychic Readers Network amassed a fortune with over-the-phone tarot readings by “Miss Cleo” in the late 1990s. His asking

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Penthouse at 520 Park Avenue sells for $35M — $8M below ask

Penthouse 62 at Zeckendorf Development’s 520 Park Avenue closed for $34.5 million in an off-market deal, according to a source familiar with the matter. The amount was 19 percent below the $42.5 million asking price. The buyer, the unit’s first owner, was not identified. The penthouse is the highest full-floor residence in the 64-story, 781-foot-tall building on Billionaire’s Row southeast of Central Park. Many units in the condominium have sold for considerably less than the

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One Fifth Avenue co-op sells in less than a day

A full-floor co-op in a celebrity mainstay building sold less than a day after listing. Unit 25AB at 1 Fifth Avenue asked $5.99 million. Listing agent William Martin of Douglas Elliman said the buyers reached out immediately after the listing was posted. “That’s certainly a record for me,” Martin said of the speedy sale. “Even when we’re in a wonderful market as we are today, that’s not the norm.” The unit had been listed for

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Bankrupt Chinese tycoon’s Lenox Hill penthouse lists for $45M

Long exiled from his home country, bankrupt Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui could soon be exiled from his massive Lenox Hill penthouse, too. Guo’s 15-room condo in the Sherry-Netherland hotel at 781 Fifth Avenue has hit the market asking $45 million — well below its 2015 purchase price, Bloomberg first reported. The listing, with Sotheby’s International Realty’s Serena Boardman, comes after Genever Holdings, the limited liability company that owns the apartment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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NBCUniversal chairman Stephen Burke lists co-op for $19M — again

If at first you don’t succeed, try again — at the same asking price. NBCUniversal chairman Stephen Burke has re-listed his Lincoln Square co-op with Compass for $18.9 million. The executive tried to sell the luxury unit at 41 Central Park West last April with Compass and Douglas Elliman, asking $18.9 million. With apparently no buyers in sight, Compass delisted the property in October, according to Streeteasy, while Douglas Elliman hung on. Now, Compass is

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The end of an Era: Serhant takes over sales at cantilevered UWS building

UPDATED, Jan. 4, 5 p.m. ET: Serhant is bringing the Upper West Side a new Era — or rather, The Westly. Ryan Serhant’s eponymous brokerage will take over sales at the distinct cantilevered building formerly known as Era at 251 West 91st Street, Serhant announced Tuesday. Developers Adam America Real Estate and Northlink Capital launched sales while the 20-story building was still under construction in June 2021. Under Serhant, the building will now be known

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Five luxury Greenwich Village apartments for the bourgeois bohemian

The Beat generation would likely be dismayed to learn that the heart of America’s mid-century bohemian revival has since become one of Manhattan’s priciest neighborhoods. Sure, a pass by Cafe Wha or the Bitter End are more than mere reminders of Greenwich Village’s history as the former stomping grounds of Jackson Pollock and Bob Dylan, and the ever-bustling Washington Square Park remains its energetic epicenter. Today, homes in the neighborhood routinely go for far more

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Architect for the 1% lists Tribeca townhome for $25M

Thierry Despont designs homes for the rich and famous. Now, he aims to sell them one. The renowned architect, who has worked on designs and restorations at such iconic sites as the Woolworth Building, 220 Central Park South and the Statue of Liberty, just listed his Tribeca townhouse for $25 million. Despont has owned 182 Franklin Street for roughly 25 years. Built in 1915, it was converted into a single-family topped by a full-floor great

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