Articles on Upper East Side Apartments

Upper East Side Mansion Joins the Ranks of the Highly Priced

828 Fifth Avenue, initially made for coal baron Edwin Berwind, is up for sale for $72 millionLuxury condo sales on Manhattan’s Upper East Side certainly tend to lean on the side of the grandiose. The latest addition to this trend is a co-op turned partial mansion at 828 Fifth Avenue.  Of the 9 total apartments that exist within the property, 4 are now on sale for the grand total of 72 million dollars. As a whole, the property would include 2 floors of the co-op, a maisonette duplex, and a penthouse complete with terrace and rooftop. The mansion is billed as potentially one of the greatest pieces of real estate that exists in Manhattan, a title that would live up to the price that this Upper East Side mansion carries.

The Touraine: A New Manhattan Condominium Construction That Sells

Toll Brothers 861 Lexington The TouraineConventional wisdom lately suggests that New Yorkers in the past couple of years have favored the luxury rental market in lieu of committing to a purchase in a less-than-certain residential real estate market. But the numbers lately beg to differ. The hopeful luxury condominium sales numbers in the third-quarter of 2011 and the increasing popularity of Upper Manhattan residential real estate, means that it's easier than ever for a building to sell out its units and make a splash. So for a building to attract even our attentions here at NCM, it must stand out even more so than usual.

One particular building that has managed to rise above the competion is the Touraine on the Upper East Side. In a neighborhood known for its posh buildings and sterling reputation, the Touraine has been able to make quite the impact -- by selling units based on the strength of floor plans alone, something that has become less common post-2006. How did the Touraine do it? By a combination of smart apartment design and a modern technologically-savvy marketing approach.

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.