Last week, CORE’s own Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon, commandeered Feinstein’s at Loews Regency to host their elite clientele for a very exclusive, star-studded event that recalled the Golden Age of the New York nightclub scene. As the tony nightclub counts down its final days at The Regency, Michael Feinstein performed a private concert of his acclaimed Gershwin show, currently one of the hottest tickets in town. Celebrity sightings included Tyne Daly and Tamara Tunie, as well as many familiar faces from Selling New York, and much buzz about Joan Collins, who famously joined Postilio and Conlon in her very first reality TV appearance. Not to be outdone, showbiz veterans Postilio and Conlon joined Feinstein onstage to croon a few holiday tunes and paid tribute to Frank Sinatra for what would have been his 97th birthday.
HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive—and compelling—real estate market. Here’s our behind-the-scenes look at Episode #505, which first aired on February 23, 2012. For more SNY recaps, click here.
This week’s episode of “Selling New York”, titled “High Expectations,” featured CORE’s Tom Postilio scouring the Manhattan market for his friend and fellow musician, Michael Feinstein. With a massive budget of up to $50 million, Mr. Great American Songbook and his partner, Terrence Flannery, knew exactly what they wanted, and they weren’t going to settle for less. In fact, they weren’t going to put their own $20+ million house on the market (a stunning 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 9,000-square-foot behemoth on the Upper East Side) until finding the perfect place to move. Tom was up for the challenge, but he knew there was a lot at stake: a huge commission, his longtime friendship with Michael and ultimately his reputation in NYC’s tight-knit real estate community.
Tom showed Michael and Terrence several stunning properties that caught their attention, from the $3.5 million historic Steinway Mansion in Queens, to a $39 million multi-penthouse combination at the I.M. Pei-designed Centurion building in Midtown, but in the end Michael’s hectic touring schedule got in the way, and the couple was forced to put off finding their dream house for a bit longer. Keep on reading for some exclusive behind-the-scenes information about what didn’t make it into last night’s episode of “Selling New York” and what happened after the cameras stopped rolling!