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  • From left: Rabbi Pinto, 240 Riverside Boulevard and Ilan Bracha

    From left: Rabbi Pinto, 240 Riverside Boulevard and Ilan Bracha

    The planned home of Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto’s Shuva Israel West Synagogue is now back on the market for $1.75 million. [more]

  • From left: Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom in Florida, 40 West 66th Street and Megalith's Sam Sidhu

    From left: Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, 40 West 66th Street and Megalith’s Sam Sidhu

    This is no Mickey Mouse deal. Megalith Capital Management has paid the Walt Disney Company $85 million for a trio of office buildings on West 66th Street, according to property records filed with the city today. [more]

  • 27-31 West 57th Street

    27-31 West 57th Street

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission has turned down an Upper West Side bookstore’s bid to shield itself from the wrecking ball with historic status.

    The LeFrak family and Vornado Realty Trust, who collectively own the 31 West 57th Street building Rizzoli Bookstore has anchored for 29 years, plan to tear it down along with two neighboring structures. Announcement of the demolition plan sparked outrage in the community, but the LPC determined Wednesday that the building “does not meet the criteria for individual landmark designation.” [more]

  • A rendering of the Trinity School's expansion and renovation at 139 West 91st Street (Credit: Rogers Partners)

    A rendering of the Trinity School’s expansion and renovation at 139 West 91st Street (Credit: Rogers Partners)

    The Trinity School is moving forward with a $21 million expansion plan on the Upper West Side, according to permits filed today with the city’s Department of Buildings. [more]

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    From left: 2460 Broadway, Glenn Tolchin and Yoav Oelsner

    UPDATED, 11:42 a.m., March 21: Erez Itzhaki’s Keystone Group put the retail co-op at the De Soto building on the Upper West Side on the market for nearly $13 million, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

  • From left: Letitia James and 160 West 97th Street

    From left: Letitia James and 160 West 97th Street

    A mixed-income building on the Upper West Side is under fire for allegedly barring rent-regulated tenants from using the property’s gym. [more]

  • From left: Rendering 433 West End Avenue's proposed facade and the school's current design

    From left: Rendering 433 West End Avenue’s proposed facade and the school’s current design

    The Upper West Side’s Calhoun School is angling to modernize its landmarked campus building on the corner of West End Avenue and 81st Street. [more]

  • Woody Allen, the apartment at 225 West 60th Street and Ronan Farrow

    From left: Woody Allen, the apartment at 225 West 60th Street and Ronan Farrow

    Ronan Farrow, the estranged son of legendary auteur Woody Allen, has paid $1.5 million for new Upper West Side digs. Farrow, who will make his cable-television debut on MSNBC later this month, will move into a two-bedroom condominium at 225 West 60th Street. [more]

  • From left: Ziel Feldman and 344 West 72nd Street

    From left: Ziel Feldman and 344 West 72nd Street

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission bashed HFZ Capital Group’s controversial plan to top the landmarked Chatsworth Building with a two-floor penthouse addition in a Tuesday hearing.

    William Higgins of Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, a historic property preservation and rehabilitation consultancy, presented the developer’s proposal for 344 West 72nd Street, which drew critiques for a lack of handicapped-accessible passageways at the new entrances and for its “contextually inappropriate” design, as Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer wrote to Landmarks Chairman Robert Tierney. [more]

  • Olivier Cassegrain and the townhouse at 126 West 87th Street

    Olivier Cassegrain and the townhouse at 126 West 87th Street

    An heir to the posh leather brand Longchamp has paid $7 million for an Upper West Side townhouse that has made several cameos on the hit show “Law & Order.” Olivier Cassegrain, who is a managing director at Longchamp and a member of the company’s founding family, bought the 126 West 87th Street home from actors Peter Maloney and Kristin Griffith, according to city records. [more]

  • The San Remo at 145 Central Park West and Robert Wilson

    The San Remo at 145 Central Park West and Robert Wilson (Credit: Businessweek)

    Wall Street hedge fund maven and noted philanthropist Robert Wilson took his own life yesterday by leaping from his princely apartment at the Upper West Side’s the San Remo. [more]

  • The Greystone at 212 West 91st Street and Aaron Jungreis

    The Greystone at 212 West 91st Street and Aaron Jungreis

    Brack Capital Real Estate has sold the Greystone, a 362-unit Upper West Side rental building, for $139.1 million, the company said. The buyer of the building at 212 West 91st Street was Acuity Capital Partners, according to a release from Brack. [more]

  • Feldman-Retail

    From left: Ziel Feldman, 301 West 53rd Street (Photo credit: Google) and 235 West 75th Street (PropertyShark)

    Midtown-based investment fund Madison Capital paid $130 million yesterday for two retail assets — one on the Upper West Side and another in Hell’s Kitchen — owned by Westbrook Partners, as part of a transaction that included HFZ Capital Group, sources close to the deal told The Real Deal. [more]

  • 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

    2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

    A former BP gas station in Harlem has been plucked by the New York City Economic Development Corporation for development as a mixed-use project with more than 50 apartments. [more]

  • 12-east-69th

    From left: 12 East 69th Street, Gabrielle Dufwa and Paul Anand

    A 40-foot-wide townhouse in the Upper East Side is expected to hit the market for an extravagant $114 million, making it the most expensive townhouse yet to come on sale in New York City.

    Listing brokers Paul Anand and Gabriella Dufwa, of the Corcoran Group, pointed to the home’s location at 12 East 69th Street, vast space and prime condition as justifications for the eye-popping price tag. The most expensive other 40-foot-wide townhouse available in the city is asking $50 million, they said. [more]

  • one-life-to-live

    From left: Erika Slezak, 50 West 67th Street and Wendy Sarasohn

    Veteran “One Life to Live” actress Erika Slezak is looking to part with her two-bedroom co-op at the Musician’s Building in the Upper West Side for $1.82 million.  [more]

  • From left: Robin Quivers and 200 West End Avenue

    From left: Robin Quivers and 200 West End Avenue

    Radio host Howard Stern’s right-hand woman Robin Quivers has sold her two-bedroom Lincoln Square condominium for $2.95 million, city records show. [more]

  • From left: Adam Modlin, 42 West 71st Street and Waverly Place

    From left: Adam Modlin, 42 West 71st Street and 116 Waverly Place

    Spruce Capital Partners has put a new 8,300-square-foot Upper West Side townhouse on the market asking $23.5 million, a spokesperson for the developer told The Real Deal exclusively. The five-story home is located at 42 West 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue and has six bedrooms and seven full bathrooms.

    The townhouse, listed with the Modlin Group’s Adam Modlin and Marisa Sargent, is designed by Dirk Denison and includes a landscaped garden. The home has a powder room, a chef’s kitchen, a library and a media room. [more]

  • 309 West 91st Street

    309 West 91st Street

    Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ex-right hand man, former Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff, has listed his Upper West Side townhouse for just under $13 million. [more]

  • From left: Dallas Cowboys logo and 211 Central Park West

    From left: Dallas Cowboys logo and 211 Central Park West

    Coke Anne Murchison Wilcox, whose father founded the Dallas Cowboys NFL team and Manhattan’s Cowboy restaurant, has joined a bevy of diplomats, athletes and movie stars who own at the Beresford co-ops at 211 Central Park West. [more]

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