New York MagazineOctober 29, 2012Sackett Union, 291 Union Street, Cobble Hill
Price: $1.85 Million
This long-gestating project has finally made it to market: a 32-unit condo with a mix of two- to four-bedrooms, plus attached townhouses with dedicated parking spots. Sales began in late August, and 22 deals are already signed.
Sample unit: 5A
Details: A 1,823-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath duplex with a washer and dryer, parking space, and terrace.
Brokers: Wendy Triffon and Jill Preschel, Alchemy Properties
5 West, 5 West 127th Street
This building’s thirteen units went on the market in July, and twelve have sold, perhaps reflecting condo buyers’ push northward to less expensive territory. The amenity list helps: gym and bike storage, and outdoor space for a lot of apartments.
Sample unit: 1B
Details: An 840-square-foot one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath duplex with a private, 725-square-foot planted garden.
Brokers: Jeff Krantz and Kristin Krantz, Halstead Property
Chelsea Green, 151 West 21st Street
Price: $2.7 Million
The glassy façade tops an unusual lobby with neo-Baroque window screens, and the kitchens were co-designed by Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert. Developers of this ecofriendly project—it’s certified LEED gold—have sold most of the 51 units from floor plans, but three remain available.
Sample unit: 11B
Details: A 1,534-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath with a flexible layout and three exposures.
Brokers: Corcoran Sunshine Marketing
268–270 St. Marks Avenue, Prospect Heights
Price: $1.1 Million
Actually a pair of separate, side-by-side buildings, altogether containing just six units. Layouts are generous, in excess of 1,400 square feet with eleven-foot ceilings. Appliances are Bosch, floors are white oak, and—this being Brooklyn—every apartment gets its own bike-storage space. Sales officially begin next year.
Sample unit: Apt. 2
Details: A 1,400-square-foot three-bedroom plus a home office with two baths and a garden.
Broker: Aguayo Realty Group
345 Meatpacking, 345 West 14th Street Price: $1.725 Million
Smack in the middle of its namesake district’s central intersection, 345 distinguished itself this summer with a clever eye-catcher: construction netting designed by the artist Yayoi Kusama. The glassed-in section atop the brick façade is framed in bronze.
Sample unit: 2D
A one-bedroom plus den (or office) with two full baths and a private, 311-square-foot terrace.
Broker: Corcoran Sunshine Marketing
122 Adelphi Street, Fort Greene
The developer spent extra time and money on details like snazzy floors, extra-high ceilings, superior kitchen finishes, and special wood-framed soundproof windows. A fifteen-year tax abatement will keep common charges down.
Sample unit: 1A
Details: A 440-square-foot studio with oak floors and Bosch appliances.
Brokers: Ellen Whipple and Patricia Benna, Dwelling Group
200 East 79th Street
Price: $7.35 Million
When it’s finished, this condo will reach nineteen stories and contain 39 large apartments. Details are fairly conservative (cast-stone façade, “contemporary classic” detailing). Prices range from $3.155 million for a three-bedroom to the blockbuster listed below.
Sample unit: 11A
Details: A 4,187-square-foot five-bedroom with five and a half baths.
Broker: Alexa Lambert, Stribling Marketing Associates
One Murray Park, 11-25 45th Avenue, Long Island City
This building meets the slick new Long Island City standard, with its own gym, underground parking, pet-washing area, and residents library. It was priced conservatively at first—but (after multiple increases) the developer recently rejected an offer of $815 per square foot.
Sample unit: Apt. 2I
Details: A 529-square-foot studio with a 450-square-foot terrace.
Broker: Doron Zwickel, CORE NYC