Articles on Manhattan Apartments

New Construction Manhattan Approval Corner: The Contest That Looks To Improve Beautiful NYC Condos With Ugly Lobbies

nycThe New Construction Manhattan blog is, you know, a blog. And while we spend most of our time trying to bring you important news about Manhattan real estate and NYC condos -- and links to New Construction Manhattan's condo listings, of course -- every now and then we reserve the right to get a little bloggy when the time is right. The announcement of a hilariously well-conceived new contest in which interior design firm BC Exchange that promises to identify and overhaul the ugliest lobby in a Manhattan condominium or co-op is one of those moments that cries out for blogginess.

A Pinch and A Squeeze: Will Fewer New Luxury Condo Buildings in Manhattan Lead to a Rise in Condo Prices?

Rising prices in New York's luxury condo marketAnyone who has spent any time wandering around Manhattan's former real estate hot spots over the past year has probably noticed the relative dearth of new construction residential projects, but people notice a lot of things wandering around Manhattan. But while there's no hard data proving that everyone on the Upper East Side owns a tiny dog, say, the where-have-all-the-new-construction-condos observation turns out to be right on.

The Riverhouse Saga Continues With... Massive Price Chops?

The Riverhouse in New York CityHave we covered The Riverhouse well here at the New Construction Manhattan blog? If we dare say so ourselves: yes, yes we have covered The Riverhouse very, very well here at the New Construction Manhattan blog. There are a few reasons for this, foremost among them the fact that the LEED Gold The Riverhouse is one of the finest condo listings in Battery Park City and one of the greenest of the green condo listings in Manhattan, period.

24-Hour Doorman Service: From NYC Condo Amenity To Source of Real Estate Anxiety... and Back To Being a NYC Condo Amenity

Doorman for a luxury apartment building in manhattanThe possibility of a doorman strike at Manhattan co-ops and condominiums is the sort of thing that surfaces every couple of years, scares the bejeesus out of Manhattan real estate folks for a little while, and then works itself out. And in a few months, that will be how people remember the Almost-Happened Doorman Strike of 2010.

Watch This Space: New Apartment Listings Hitting the Market As Economy Improves

New apartment listings in Manhattan You do not need the New Construction Manhattan blog to tell you what people do during tough economic times. You are (presumably) a person, and you have been alive over the last couple of years, and so you know full well what people do during tough economic times. They hunker down, they batten down hatches, and a bunch of other obscure/arcane phrases that basically translate to "wait it out." This is natural, and it makes a certain basic sense, but it is also, theoretically, not good news for the real estate market. And while prices have been held in place somewhat by the "apartment shortage," it hasn't been quite as simple as Econ 101 would have it.

Curbed: Buyer's Market for Condos Illustrated By Discounts at Upper East Side Luxury Condo Building 300 East 79

300 East 79 in the Upper East SideIf you're reading the New Construction Manhattan blog, there's a decent chance you're looking for a condo or apartment in Manhattan. Which means that there's a decent chance that you've probably noticed at least two things while searching for a condo or apartment for sale in New York City. The first is that everyone out there is quick to tell you that the market for NYC condos and apartments is currently tilted in the buyer's favor; the second is that the asking prices for those Manhattan condominiums and apartments don't really seem to have come down all that much. The operative word there is "seem" -- as we discussed in an earlier post to the New Construction Manhattan blog, the asking prices for NYC condos at the moment are notably different than the amounts that people are actually paying for NYC condos. In a post at Curbed, Sara Polsky uses Upper East Side luxury condominium 300 East 79 (no points for guessing that 300 East 79 is indeed located at 300 East 79th Street) as a lesson in the difference between the asking price for a Manhattan apartment and the actual price of said Manhattan apartment.

The Secret's Out: What NYC Condo Buyers Need to Know About Secret Fees

Hidden fees for New York City apartmentsBuying a condominium in Manhattan involves one large fee and seemingly dozens of smaller ones. The many costs of closing on a NYC condo typically do involve a real estate agent's commission -- it has always been thus, and always will be -- but one less-than-welcome recent innovation to hit the New York real estate scene is currently getting some richly deserved scrutiny. As The Real Deal's Ken Harney reports, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking into the widespread and frankly dodgy practice of additional, ill-defined "admin" fees tacked on top of the commission on a condominium purchase.

Re-Animator: Back-From-The-Brink Upper West Side Condo Sheffield57 Ready to Resume Apartment Sales?

Sheffield57 in the Upper West SideSheffield57 looked like the total package -- or at least like an Upper West Side condo development to watch -- for awhile back there. There was a prime location near Columbus Circle, at 322 West 57th Street and all the attendant goodnesses -- access to shopping, subway hub, Central Park, and so on -- that come with that. There was the condo itself, which delivered everything you'd expect from an Upper West Side luxury condo.

Mid-Week Read: One Madison Park, Manhattan's Most Troubled (And Symbolic) Luxury Condo

One Madison Park in ChelseaIf we were perhaps a little too goofy for the (awesome) new Nouvel in Chelsea in yesterday's New Construction Manhattan blog post, it's worth noting that we are only slightly less over-the-moon for the very cool-looking and impressively lavish One Madison Park, a luxury condominium in the Flatiron District at 23 East 22nd Street. But while the condos for sale at One Madison Park are pretty much beyond reproach, the building itself has suffered through an... interesting period of late, with the developers getting into trouble with creditors and the entire building's brand taking something of a hit in the process.

Nouvel Vogue: Jean Nouvel's Luxury Condo at 100 Eleventh Avenue Gets Raves From New York Times

100 Eleventh Avenue in ChelseaThe architectural renderings alone on Nouvel, Jean Nouvel's luxury condominium at 100 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea, were enough to get Manhattan architecture buffs excited. But as impressive as Nouvel's design for, um, Nouvel was, the actual condo itself proved far superior. One of the elite luxury condo listings in both Chelsea and all of Manhattan, Nouvel got some much-deserved love from New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff in Sunday's paper. Should this matter to you if you're looking for a new condominium in Manhattan?