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    Images of 128 East 93rd Street

    From Luxury Listings NYC: A 25-foot-wide clapboard home that dates back to 1866 — and belongs to the ex-wife of television personality Geraldo Rivera — has traded hands for $7.5 million, according to city records filed today. [more]

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    625 Park Avenue and Martin Zweig

    Mollie Zweig, the former wife of late author and hedge fund manager Martin Zweig, has unloaded her duplex co-op at 625 Park Avenue for $21.5 million.

    The eighth- and ninth-floor unit sold to an undisclosed buyer, SSRE LLC, in an off-market deal. The only unsold co-op in the 13-story building, near East 65th Street, is a three-bedroom asking $19.75 million. [more]

  • 22 East 89th Street

    22 East 89th Street

    The private St. David’s School on the Upper East Side is pushing for a green light from the local Community Board to proceed with a planned $60 million renovation that includes a one-story rooftop addition.

    The K-8 boys’ school, which counts John F. Kennedy Jr. among its alumni, plans to gut renovate its Graham House, a former residential hotel at 22 East 89th Street that the school purchased 20 years ago. Partially converted for use as classroom space, the building still has a number of residential tenants. [more]

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    Victor Elmaleh and 143-155 East 60th Street (Photo credit: Google)

    The development firm World-Wide Group paid $37 million for an 11-story commercial building at 155 East 60th Street across the street from Bloomingdale’s flagship store in Lenox Hill. [more]

  • Edgar M. Bronfman Sr.

    Edgar Bronfman Sr.

    The family of late billionaire businessman Edgar Bronfman Sr., who ran the Seagram beverage empire for decades, is listing his Fifth Avenue penthouse for $65 million.

    The 16-room prewar co-op, located at 960 Fifth Avenue between 77th and 78th streets, has five bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms and occupies a full floor, according to listing brokerage Brown Harris Stevens. It also boasts a wraparound terrace overlooking Central Park. [more]

  • Shades of pink: Nedda Casei and images of her co-op listing

    Shades of pink: Nedda Casei and images of her co-op listing

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Famed mezzo-soprano Nedda Casei has lowered the asking price of her Sutton Place co-op to $5 million from $5.5 million, according to StreetEasy. [more]

  • From left: 350 East 88th Street and 1919 Prospect Avenue

    From left: 350 East 88th Street and 1919 Prospect Avenue

    Nonprofit organization the Children’s Aid Society is selling the Rhinelander Children’s Center to fund new construction for a charter school in the Tremont section of the Bronx. [more]

  • Reed Krakoff sells UES home for $51M

    February 03, 2014 06:30PM
    From left: Reed Krakoff and 113-115 East 70th Street

    From left: Reed Krakoff and 113-115 East 70th Street

    Fashion designer and former Coach executive director Reed Krakoff has unloaded his townhouse on the Upper East Side for a cool $51 million.

    The 18,000-square-foot, seven-story home at 113-115 East 70th Street was built in 1910 and purchased by Krakoff and his wife Delphine for $17 million in 2005. Divided into 12 separate apartments at the time, the Krakoffs reunited the spaces back into a single-family home. [more]

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    993 Fifth Avenue (Inset: Gzime Leka and S. Christopher Halstead)

    A unit at tony co-op 993 Fifth Avenue, on the Upper East Side, hit the market for $20 million late last week, according to StreetEasy. [more]

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    413 East 69th Street and Colliers’ Peter Kozel

    Weill Cornell Medical College opened its new $650 million, 480,000-square-foot Belfer Research Building on the Upper East Side today.

    Last month, Hunter College of the City University of New York paid $65 million for the fourth floor of the building, located at 413 East 69th Street between First and York avenues, as The Real Deal reported. The 18-story building will play host to research into health challenges such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, children’s health, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and global health and infectious diseases. [more]

  • From left: Carrie Chiang, 19 E. 64th St., Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Oren Alexander and Tal Alexander

    From left: Carrie Chiang, 19 E. 64th St., Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Oren Alexander and Tal Alexander

    UPDATED, 4:42 p.m., Jan. 30: The nation of Qatar is in contract to buy an Upper East Side townhouse for $100 million. [more]

  • 135 East 79th Street

    135 East 79th Street

    Two penthouses in the Brodsky Organization’s tony 135 East 79th Street hit the market yesterday asking $28.5 million and $18.5 million. [more]

  • From left: Corcoran CEO Pamela Liebman, 737 Park Avenue and Harry Macklowe

    From left: Corcoran’s Pamela Liebman, 737 Park Avenue and Harry Macklowe

    The Corcoran Group has been brought online as the sales agent for Harry Mackowe’s condominium coversion building at 737 Park Avenue. [more]

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    215 East 68th Street in 1959

    A mystery 1959 photo of a lonely Upper East Side brownstone, surrounded by rubble on all sides, is now being solved.

    The 215 East 68th Street home, located between Second and Third avenues, was once home to poet and writer Stephen Vincent Benet, according to a Museum of the City of New York illustration. [more]

  • 5 cheapest Manhattan sales of the week

    January 27, 2014 01:15PM
    The apartment at 345 East 81st Street

    The apartment at 345 East 81st Street

    An Inwood co-op that sold for $216,000 was the cheapest single-family deal last week in Manhattan. The apartment was in a 50-unit building at 25 Indian Road, but no broker information was available on StreetEasy. [more]

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    From left: Noah Freedman and 1500 Second Avenue

    Bond New York’s Upper East Side office had an unwelcome visitor Monday afternoon, as an automobile ran over the sidewalk and slammed into the brokerage’s front window. [more]

  • Anthropologie at 1230 Third Avenue on the Upper East Side

    Anthropologie at 1230 Third Avenue on the Upper East Side

    A new bridal boutique is opening up inside ladies’ retailer Anthropologie’s Upper East Side location. BHLDN’s first New York City store will be opened inside Anthropologie’s 1230 Third Avenue store, at East 71st Street. Urban Outfitters owns both brands. [more]

  • [caption id="attachment_325343" align="aligncenter" width="570"]From left: From left: 1040 Fifth Avenue and 530 Manhattan Avenue[/caption]

    The Corcoran Group’s Sharon Baum and Deborah Grubman had the priciest single-family listing to hit the Manhattan market this week with a $43 million co-op at 1040 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, while Brian Phillips and Wendy Rosario of Douglas Elliman had the cheapest with a $180,000 co-op at 530 Manhattan Avenue in Central Harlem. Click here to see these listings and more.

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    From left: 301 East 69th Street and a rendering of 72nd Street subway station

    Residents and retailers at the 19-story Upper East Side co-op at 301 East 69th Street have long opposed the Second Avenue subway project, but soon some may be temporarily evicted to make way for it.

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority filed a request late last month in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court to seize the building and compensate tenants and owners who would be displaced for a matter of weeks. Evictions were proposed for six units, including three ground-floor commercial spaces and one residential co-op unit. [more]

  • From left: Joseph Sitt, 680 Madison Avenue and Qela's Doha flagship store

    From left: Joseph Sitt, 680 Madison Avenue and Qela’s Doha flagship store

    Qatari apparel retailer Qela has inked a 6,230-square-foot lease at Thor Equities’ 680 Madison Avenue — the brand’s first outpost in the U.S. and Thor’s first deal in the retail property purchased last year. [more]