Articles on Pre-War NYC Co-Ops

The Classic Six Losing Popularity Among Manhattan Buyers

A Classic Six on the Upper East Side, formerly the most desired form of Manhattan real estate.South of Houston Street, buyers of luxury real estate have a host of great options: the lofts in landmark cast-iron SoHo buildings; brand new luxury apartments and converted office spaces in the Financial District; converted factories and warehouses in Tribeca, etc. The list goes on and on. These neighborhoods are the most popular neighborhoods in Manhattan, and the prices reflect that; SoHo and Tribeca are the most expensive places to live in the borough. One thing that you won’t often find downtown, however, is the “Classic Six,” the moniker for pre-war 2-bedrooms with a formal dining room, maid’s room, and 1 or 2 bathrooms. Long considered the height of luxury living in Manhattan, the Classic Six is struggling to maintain its status as the best that Manhattan has to offer. Judging by the prices, lofts are now equally as popular, because both sell for the same price range. Many factors have contributed to this shift, but the primary one is that Manhattan’s most popular neighborhoods simply don’t have any Classic Sixes to offer, and buyers don’t seem to have a problem with that.

Pre-War Co-ops: It’s About to Get Buff in Here

On-site fitness center in luxury Manhattan condos
Pre-war condominiums in Manhattan are filled with luxury and elegance. However, there is one thing that many of these buildings don’t have: a gym. With so many new construction condominiums featuring state-of-the-art fitness centers on-site, the stately pre-war co-ops and condominiums have seemingly been stuck in the past. With a on-site gym high on buyers wish lists, some pre-war co-ops have begun to take notice.Even with many fitness centers located in Manhattan, buyers are looking for gyms in their own buildings as a matter of convenience. Some residents like to get up early to work out and don’t want to have to walk blocks away or even take the subway at 5 am. Others don’t want to brave through the winter weather in their work out clothes to get to the gym. Having a gym within their own building also means that residents have a more private workout space and the easy trip, often just down the elevator, provides an incentive to hit the gym.