Retail whiz David Firestein drops $3.8M on UWS condo

It's his second purchase at The Harrison on West 76th Street

TRD New York /
Dec.December 22, 2016 12:15 PM

205 West 76th Street and David Firestein

The man who brought the city’s first Starbucks to the Upper West Side is upgrading to a grande.

David Firestein, the Shopping Center Group’s managing partner, picked up a second, larger unit at the Harrison at 205 West 76th Street for $3.8 million, or $2,400 per square foot, property records filed with the city Wednesday show.

Firestein told The Real Deal that he bought the new apartment because “it’s slightly bigger and is on the other side of the building, so it has a better view.”

The pad at the Related Companies-developed building spans 1,572 square feet across two bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s a windowed gourmet eat-in kitchen with a sub-zero refrigerator and wine cooler, as well as a formal dining room, according to the listing. The apartment comes with two Equinox Fitness Club memberships, which occupies the retail portion of the building.

The seller, shielded by an LLC, paid $2.9 million for the apartment in 2009, records show. James Perez of Brown Harris Steven’s represented Firestein on the purchase of the unit.

Firestein  — who bought the apartment with his wife, Sally — founded the New York branch of retail brokerage Northwest Atlantic Real Estate Services 23 years ago and served as its principal until Atlanta-based Shopping Center Group bought the firm in 2012.

Earlier this year, Firestein represented Starbucks in a deal for the coffee giant to take 20,000 square feet at Vornado Realty Trust and Aurora Capital Associates’ 61 Ninth Avenue.


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