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  • Former Governor Eliot Spitzer

    Former Governor Eliot Spitzer

    From the October issue: In this month’s in their words feature, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer talks about what happens when he gets calls from Massey Knakal. Ideal Properties Group’s Aleksandra Scepanovic touches on the proliferation of market reports. Lastly, Brown Harris Stevens’ John Burger speaks on the upward march of the city’s luxury residential market. Click here to see these items and more.

  • The 18th floor of the Sherry Netherland co-op on Fifth Avenue

    The 18th floor of the Sherry Netherland co-op on Fifth Avenue

    It’s bargain season on Fifth Avenue.

    The asking price of a full-floor unit at the Sherry Netherland co-op recently dropped from $95 to $85 million. [more]

  • View of the San Remo from Central Park

    View of the San Remo from Central Park

    A pair of apartments that were combined into a 6,000 square-foot luxury pad in the storied San Remo co-op on the Upper West Side has traded hands for a record $26.4 million in an off-market sale, property records show. [more]

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    730 Park Avenue and Mike Wallace

    Late CBS news anchor Mike Wallace’s long-time home at 730 Park Avenue sold to an undisclosed buyer after almost two years on the market. [more]

  • From left: A rendering of the master suite at the Residence at River House  and the tennis court at the River House club

    From left: A rendering of the master suite at the Residence at River House 435 East 52nd Street and the tennis court at the River Club of New York

    The private club inside River House will pay only $45 million to hold onto its five-story premises, a far cry from the $130 million that the property was asking when it was listed as a private home. The listing was pulled once the nonprofit club and the building’s co-op board signed a letter of intent regarding the sale, as The Real Deal reported. [more]

  • From left: John Burger, a rendering of the foyer at 435 East 52nd Street. and Kyle Blackmon

    From left: John Burger, a rendering of the foyer at 435 East 52nd Street. and Kyle Blackmon

    The Residence at River House, which at $130 million is New York City’s priciest home listing, is being taken off the market, The Real Deal has learned. The move comes after the nonprofit River Club of New York, which operates a private club from a five-story, 62,000-square-foot space in the 435 East 52nd Street building, reached an agreement with the building’s co-op board to purchase the space. [more]

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  • From left: 200 Eleventh Avenue's sky garage and 11 North Moore Street

    From left: 200 Eleventh Avenue’s sky garage and 11 North Moore Street

    Manhattan living might as well be a foreign planet to Los Angeles’ moneyed movers and shakers, and its up to Big Apple brokers to square their sprawling expectations with New York City’s reality: much less square footage. [more]

  • 515 Park Avenue

    515 Park Avenue

    Another apartment at 515 Park Avenue has come online — this one asking $29.5 million. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium last sold for $12.4 million in 2000, according to StreetEasy. [more]

  • From left: John Burger, River House and Kyle Blackmon

    From left: John Burger, River House and Kyle Blackmon

    River House, one of Manhattan’s most storied co-op buildings, is looking to turn its private club into a 62,000-square-foot home that will ask a whopping $130 million. That would make the five-story structure, perched overlooking the East River, New York City’s largest and priciest home. The club has a private entrance on East 52nd Street, and is roughly the size of 10 typical Manhattan townhouses combined. [more]

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    720 Park Avenue and former Verizon president Lawrence Babbio

    Lawrence Babbio, who once led telecom giant Verizon, is saying so long to his penthouse on Park Avenue. He sold the five-terrace co-op for $24 million to old Manhattan money, Michael and Leah Weisberg. [more]

  • 1088 Park Avenue

    1088 Park Avenue

    A Park Avenue penthouse is back on the market with a new pair of high-profile brokers — its second in five months — but the same $11.9 million price tag. [more]

  • 8. 1010 Fifth Avenue, 8A (Discount: $1.5 million)

    1010 Fifth Avenue

    In a Manhattan market rife with tales of bidding wars and multiple price hikes, it’s hard to think of high-end units trading at a steep discount. But certain sales in some of the city’s most storied buildings have done just that. See full story and slideshow after the jump.

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  • 289 Grand Street

    289 Grand Street the morning after an April 2010 fire

    “Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Volunteers paint the longest mural in New York City, 289 Grand Street welcomes tenants three years after a fire and the G train may turn around its horrid reputation. [more]

  • From left: Darren Star and images of his Trump International home

    From left: Darren Star and images of his Trump International home

    Looking for a rush of ’90s nostalgia? Look no further: Darren Star, the creator of “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and more recently, “Sex and the City” sold his Trump International condominium for $13 million, the New York Observer reported. [more]

  • The Dakota in the Upper West Side (Source: StreetEasy)

    Mired in an economic crisis, Portugal is selling off its assets, including an eight-room co-op at the Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street that the country has owned for 40-plus years, according to the New York Post. [more]

  • Hassan Nemazee and the apartment at 770 Park Avenue

    A Park Avenue residence that once served as the home of convicted white collar fraudster Hassan Nemazee has found a buyer after two years on the market, according to property records filed today. The apartment, at 770 Park Avenue, sold for $17.75 million to Marina Shields Purcell, the half-sister of Hollywood actress Brooke Shields, and her husband Thomas Purcell. [more]

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  • John.Burger

    From the February issue: John Burger spends a lot of time walking through Central Park. The Brown Harris Stevens superbroker specializes in the grand apartment buildings located on the leafy thoroughfares bordering the park, and he prefers to travel between them on foot. “I do a lot on Central Park West and a lot on Fifth and Park avenues, so I shuttle back and forth,” said Burger. “I try to walk as often as possible, even in the middle of January, because it can be very beautiful and very peaceful.” Lately, he’s been getting a lot of exercise. [more]

  • Fifth Avenue co-op trades for $50M ask

    December 28, 2012 08:30AM

    John Burger and 944 Fifth Avenue and David Hamamoto

    After hitting the market in June, the Upper East Side co-op of David Hamamoto, chairman and CEO of NorthStar Realty Finance, has sold for $50 million, Bloomberg News reported. The closing for the property located at 944 Fifth Avenue was completed on Dec. 7, according to New York City property records made public yesterday. The buyer is listed as Frank McCourt, but the deed does not provide any additional information. (It is unclear whether the buyer is the Frank McCourt who is a real estate developer and the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers; that bankrupt team was recently sold for $2 billion.) [more]

  • From left: John Burger, an interior shot of Barnes’ unit and the Dakota

    The head of the Dakota’s co-op board, hedge-funder Bruce Barnes apartment at the storied building — listed for $29.6 million — is in contract, Curbed reported. The property was first listed this past April and, according to, the price never changed. John Burger at Brown Harris Stevens had the listing. [more]

  • How real estate agents get to the top

    October 19, 2012 02:50PM

    From left: Rhonda Duffy, John Burger and Rebecca Riskin

    What does it take to be a top broker?

    The Wall Street Journal breaks it down by region in three real estate markets: New York, Atlanta and Santa Barbara, Calif., and looks at top agents in each location. Brown Harris Stevens’ John Burger told the Journal that he has reached the peak by cultivating relationships with New York City’s well-heeled residents. “When I see clients in New York,” he said, “I entertain them at my club.” [more]