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  • 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]

  • babbio

    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]

  • ‘Sex and the City’ creator Darren Star is listing his apartment in 1 Central Park West

    ‘Sex and the City’ creator and producer Darren Star is listing his 1 Central Park West condominium for $15 million.

    The unit, 35G, features a 40-foot entertainment space with walls facing Central Park and the Hudson River. For an additional fee, a buyer can buy the apartment’s custom furniture. The apartment was designed by Los Angeles designer Waldo Fernandez, who did a gut renovation on the unit when Star bought it in 2005. [more]

  • Manhattan’s top 75 listing agents

    July 06, 2012 10:30AM

    From left: Paula Del Nunzio, Dolly Lenz, Noble Black, Sharon Baum

    From the July issue: John Burger has had a good year.  Not only did the Brown Harris Stevens broker earn the No. 1 spot on The Real Deal’s annual ranking of Manhattan’s top listing agents, he also more than doubled his dollar volume of listings from a year ago to $411.7 million.

    That number sets a new bar for the ranking, which is based on dollar volume of active Manhattan residential listings, gathered from Online Residential in mid-June. [more]

  • From left: the exterior and interior of 88 Central Park West

    Two Upper West Side apartments that can be combined to provide the buyer with 50 feet of frontage on Central Park have hit the market, according to Whoever buys the apartment not only gets a 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom spread with a private keyed elevator and an art gallery, they also get a celebrity neighbor (although not Katie Holmes).

    The co-op units are available at 88 Central Park West, where Robert De Niro resides (and sets fires) and where Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker nearly bought the $25 million penthouse. Sting owned an apartment at the exclusive co-op until two years ago, when he sold his unit for $17 million. [more]

  • John Burger and 944 Fifth Avenue

    A full floor unit in the co-op building at 944 Fifth Avenue is hitting the market with a $50 million asking price, the New York Times reported. John Burger, senior vice president of Brown Harris Stevens, is listing the apartment on behalf of a private investor who bought the apartment 15 years ago and commissioned a two-year renovation before moving in.

    The upper-floor unit has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms among its 5,000 square feet. It has 70 feet overlooking Central Park, including a 27-foot long living room, and a private elevator entrance in the — literally — white glove building. [more]