Between its celebrity residents, blockbuster sales and jealousy-inducing freebies, Superior Ink, the West Village condominium dubbed “the 15 Central Park West of Downtown,” has undoubtedly captured the spotlight in 2010. Which is why the latest sale at the Related Companies’ new trophy is likely to snap even the most weather-weary New Yorkers out of that end-of-the-year haze: unit 16C, an unlisted 3,234-square-foot one-bedroom with exposures to the north, east and west, has just sold for $258,705.
That’s $80 per square foot. By comparison, unit 8C, which also contains 3,234 square feet, sold in July for $11.75 million, or $3,633 per square foot, property records show.
When it’s not busy breaking Downtown sales records, Superior Ink has also been known to give away free condos to its development VIPs. Related Companies CEO Stephen Ross took unit 4J in the condo for $0 in November, following a similarly priceless transfer of unit 6D to Related president of sales Susan De Franca in June.
In the case of unit 16C, however, the buyer is hidden behind an LLC, so the reason for the apparent steal is unclear. Superior Ink director of sales Leslie Wilson wasn’t immediately available for comment, nor was a spokesperson for Related.