The Real Deal New York

Upper East Side neighborhood news

  • From left:

    From left: Andrew Gordon, Christopher Browne and 515 Park Avenue

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Coming on the heels of its record-breaking $147 million East Hampton sale, the estate of late investment bigwig Christopher Browne sold a duplex condominium home at 515 Park Avenue for $25 million, according to city records filed today. [more]

  • From left: 36 East 61 Street and Joe Sitt

    From left: 36 East 61 Street and Joe Sitt

    Thor Equities is buying a townhouse at 36 East 61st Street in a deal that is supposed to close this summer, in a move that is reportedly unusual for the real estate development firm. [more]

  • From left:

    From left: Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly and 169 East 71st Street

    Nowadays, Holly Golightly — the fictional character played by Audrey Hepburn, who got by on the generosity of her many suitors in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s — would need extra cash to afford the Lenox Hill lodgings she occupied in the 1961 film. The townhouse featured in the movie is now on the market for $10 million. [more]

  • From left: 740 Madison Avenue and the interior of a Bottega Veneta store

    From left: 740 Madison Avenue and the interior of a Bottega Veneta store

    High-end handbag and accessory purveyor Bottega Veneta is mulling a lease for part of the Wildenstein family’s townhouse at 740 Madison Avenue. [more]

  • Paul Massey and 403 East 60th Street

    Paul Massey and 403 East 60th Street

    Shalimar Management purchased a garage site ripe for conversion at 403 East 60th Street for $31.5 million – more than $7 million above the property’s $24 million asking price, according to property records filed with the city today.

    The nonprofit Ronald McDonald House New York was the seller. Shalimar, an operator of rental properties in the city, is run by Charles Fridman. [more]

  • From left: David Stockman in the 1980s, the penthouse at 170 East End Avenue and President Ronald Reagan

    From left: David Stockman in the 1980s, the penthouse at 170 East End Avenue and President Ronald Reagan

    David Stockman, a former U.S. politician who was President Ronald Reagan’s first budget director, and his wife Jennifer Stockman, the president of the Guggenheim Foundation, have paid $14.85 million for a penthouse in Yorkville, according to property records filed with the city today. [more]

  • Aaron Jungreis and 427 East 83rd Street (Credit: PropertyShark)

    Aaron Jungreis and 427 East 83rd Street (Credit: PropertyShark)

    UPDATED, 3:29 p.m., May 1: Pan-Am Equities, owned by members of the prominent Manocherian family, has sold six Upper East Side rental apartment buildings for $47.8 million, according to property records filed with the city today. [more]

  • Ilan Bracha and 39 East 72nd Street

    Ilan Bracha and 39 East 72nd Street

    B+B Capital, a real estate investment company co-founded by Keller Williams New York brokers Ilan Bracha and Haim Binstock, has partnered with Mink Development to purchase Gloria Vanderbilt’s former townhouse at 39 East 72nd Street for $19 million.

    The six-story Upper East Side landmark, purchased from the Mangold family, which has owned the property since the 1960s, will be reconfigured by the developer team as floor-through condominiums. [more]

  • Gary Barnett and 1010 Park Avenue

    Gary Barnett and 1010 Park Avenue

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted in favor of the proposed Park Avenue Historic District, which comprises approximately 68 buildings between 79th Street and 96th Street on Park Avenue. [more]

  • Extell's Gary Barnett (inset) and 1010 Park Avenue

    Extell’s Gary Barnett (inset) and 1010 Park Avenue

    Extell Development’s likely plan to replace a Park Avenue church rectory with a condominium tower may hinge on a Landmarks Preservation Commission ruling on the building’s style.

    Church members, preservationists and neighbors asked the commission to rule on whether the Park Avenue Christian Church rectory, located at 1010 Park Avenue at East 85th Street Street, should be listed on a city landmark report as “Gothic Revival” or with no specific style. Should the LPC rule the former, the annex would probably be protected from demolition. [more]

  • Rep. Michael Grimm

    Rep. Michael Grimm

    Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island), following a lengthy federal investigation into campaign finances, turned himself in Monday morning to face charges that he fraudulently under-reported more than $1 million in sales and wages at Healthalicious, a restaurant he owned on the Upper East Side.

    Federal prosecutors say that from 2007 to 2010, Grimm ran the 1594 Second Avenue restaurant using undocumented workers, regularly underreported income to state and federal tax authorities and lied under oath during a federal civil lawsuit by two former employees. [more]

  • 135 East 79th Street

    135 East 79th Street

    A duplex penthouse at the Brodsky Organization’s 135 East 79th Street has sold for $21.9 million, according to property records filed with the city Friday. The 5,188-square-foot apartment on the 15th floor has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and was asking $23 million. The apartment boasts a private set-back terrace, solid white oak floors and slab stone bathrooms. [more]

  • 30 East 72nd Street (Credit: CityRealty) and George Stephanopoulos

    30 East 72nd Street (Credit: CityRealty) and George Stephanopoulos

    Nothing like an Upper East Side buy to go with a television contract extension. “Good Morning America” co-anchor and longtime political correspondent George Stephanopoulos has dished out $2.2 million for a Lenox Hill co-op pad, according to property records filed with the city Friday. [more]

  • From left: Spike Lee and 153 East 63rd Street

    From left: Spike Lee and 153 East 63rd Street

    Prolific director, actor and gentrification analyst Spike Lee is trying again to unload his Upper East Side townhouse, a.k.a. the Hatch House, with a new price tag and a new broker. [more]

  • 32 East 74th Street

    32 East 74th Street

    UPDATED, 12:44 p.m., April 17: A modernist Upper East Side townhouse, last sold in 2008 for $12 million, is back on the market. [more]

  • From left: Sonja Morgan and 162 East 63rd Street

    From left: Sonja Morgan and 162 East 63rd Street

    Sonja Morgan, “Real Housewives of New York” star and ex-wife of J.P. Morgan heir John Morgan, is renting out her Upper East Side townhouse after years of attempting to sell. [more]

  • From left: 51-53 East 73rd Street, Harry Belafonte and Grace Kelly

    From left: 51-53 East 73rd Street, Harry Belafonte and Grace Kelly

    From Luxury Listings NYC: A landmarked double-townhouse property, which was once home to actress Grace Kelly and later singer Harry Belafonte — and most recently listed for $45 million — is off the market, according to StreetEasy. [more]

  • 7 East 96th Street

    7 East 96th Street

    Fifty years after purchasing a five-story Upper East Side townhouse, the Manhattan Country School is listing the 7 East 96th Street property for $23 million. [more]

  • 136 East 38th Street

    136 East 38th Street

    A nearly $4 million townhouse on the corner of 38th Street and Lexington Avenue is back on the market. [more]

  • 135 East 79th Street

    135 East 79th Street

    Convenience store fortune heir Gerald Erickson Jr. is trying for a quick flip and $6 million profit with the sale of a 135 East 79th Street condominium purchased only five months ago. [more]

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