The former Lexington Ave. penthouse of king Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff is indeed for sale yet again, this time by its current owners, Anime and toy titan Alfred Kahn and wife Patsy.
In 2010, the couple purchased the 4,000-square-foot pad for $8 million from the U.S. government thinking they could change the karma in the domicile previously inhabited by the world’s most notorious swindler. Now, after living there for a mere three years, they are selling the unit at 133 E 64th Street for, get this, a jaw-dropping $17.25 million!
“Sex and the City” heartthrob and legendary ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, has just purchased a pied-a-terre co-op at the Armstead on the Upper West Side.
The apartment inside the full-service 24-hour doorman-attended building at 245 West 104th Street was listed for $1.15 million but, according to the Post, Baryshnikov reportedly paid $1.265 million for the place.
Charles Lazarus, founder and chairman of Toys R Us, has sold his Fifth Avenue penthouse to Peruvian billionaire and finance mogul, Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor. According to our friends at Curbed, Carlos is still in the midst of a lawsuit, trying to get out of a contract he signed for a different Fifth Avenue penthouse.
It’s about time that someone clears out the endless construction around the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive. If you are looking for luxury along the East River you are in luck! Look no further than 616 1st avenue, where 2 brand new copper luxury residential high rises are in the first phases of construction.
Investment fund manager Brian R. Callahan and real estate developer Adam J. Manson are in federal court in Central Islip, New York, for misappropriating $96 million of $118 million raised between 2006 and 2012 to support their extravagant lifestyles and fund the struggling Panoramic View Resort & Residences in Montauk, New York.
The most expensive sale of uptown (above 96th street) closed setting a record at $8.5 million. This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom, penthouse is 38 stories above 2628 Broadway in Manhattan’s coveted Upper West Side. At 4,130 square-feet, this Ariel East condo is priced at $2,125 per square-foot.
New York City is naturally a hotspot for big-name film and television studios. Google’s Youtube has announced that it is opening its fourth creative studio in Manhattan’s Flatiron District—a popular home for Tech Start-ups. Compared to the 41,000 square foot creative studio in Los Angeles, the New York City studio will only about half the space: 20,000 to 25,000 square feet.
This 36 unit, 7-story residential building designed by architect Studio V, is planned to hold 30,000 square-feet of residential space along with high class amenities including storage space, bicycle rooms, a recreation room, and more. The current location, between Stanton and East Houston streets in the Lower East Side, is home to 5,000 square-feet of warehouse property acquired by Midtown Equities earlier this year.
Tribeca reigns supreme! In a new list detailing median New York City apartment prices by Zumper, Tribeca came in as most expensive with one bedrooms running $4,200 a month and two bedrooms going for $7,695.
The Manhattan real estate market is going strong. According to Streeteasy’s second Quarterly Report of the year, the Manhattan condo market is 3.9% below its 2008 peak. The volume of closings jumped 45.8% from last quarter, and 12.1% from last year. Signed contracts are also up by 21.8% from last year, and 34.8% from last quarter.
Billionaire heiress and recent NYU graduate, Anna Anisimova, has listed her Time Warner Center Penthouse on the market again for a casual $50 million asking price. This 75th floor dream home returns to the market, at the same price from April 2012, due to Anna’s desire to move to Los Angeles and launch her acting career.