What’s New is a weekly look at one of CORE’s most striking new listings.
Ask a New Yorker about trying to find a great family-size apartment in the city and you’d better bring along a snack, because the tales of disappointment and heartbreak may take a while. Rarely do budget, size, location and building quality come together in one perfect package, and many buyers start thinking it’s Westchester or bust. But don’t pack those bags just yet. We’d like to bring your attention to the above condo at Trump Place on the Upper West Side. The nearly 3,000-square-footer has room for an entire big-city clan, and an 824-square-foot terrace for a private taste of the outdoors. Those Trump amenities are nothing to sneeze at, either. Oh, and about those yachts?
“Steampunk fandom heats up”
CBS News “Sunday Morning” (10/30)
Comedian Mo Rocca got an inside look at “Steampunk” culture on the long-running TV news show, including a tour of the fantastically decorated loft at 120 West 29th Street (right), listed by CORE’s Parul Brahmbhatt.
“Buying up domain names in order to turn a profit”
The Real Deal (11/1)
CORE CEO Shaun Osher commented on the practice of real estate companies buying up Internet domains to direct more web traffic their way.
New York Post (11/3)
The Post did a little bit of salivating over CORE broker Stuart Sussman’s four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom, 3,579-square-foot penthouse listing in Chelsea’s Yves building, which is asking $10.4 million.
“Chelsea Housing Gets Google Lift”
Wall Street Journal (11/4)
CORE’s 305W16 development was highlighted as one of the new residential buildings contributing to a post-Google housing boom in Chelsea. Read more: The Real Deal, Betabeat
“Psst, Seller: Your Stove Is Showing Its Age”
New York Times (11/6)
In the weekend’s Real Estate section cover story, veteran CORE broker Michael Garr talked about the benefits of sellers renovating their homes when putting them on the market.
Add another feather to Google’s cap. The Internet search giant is already tops when it comes to online innovation and checking up on an old fling, but now Google is also good for triggering real estate development booms. Today the Wall Street Journal writes about the domino effect of Google purchasing the office building at 111 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea for a staggering $1.9 billion, which has fast-tracked a number of new residential developments looking to capitalize on Google and other technology companies flooding the neighborhood with housing-hungry employees. One of those buildings is 305W16 (above), which is being sold and marketed by CORE. The building, just a few steps from Google’s front door, launched sales with a bang over the summer, and is now 65% in-contract and sold. There’s plenty of other action in the neighborhood, as CORE CEO Shaun Osher explains to the Journal: