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Real Estate Mogul Has 'Massively Mean' Way of Showing Love

Harry Macklowe hung giant pictures of new bride outside 432 Park Ave. after nasty divorce

(Newser) - Harry Macklowe calls his gesture a "proclamation of love"; Complex calls it petty and "massively mean." Whatever it may be, two photos (see them here ) plastered on the side of the tallest residential building in the world —and the second-tallest building in New York City—... More »

Manhattan Home Prices Fall Under $1M—but Why?

A luxury-condo boom is only part of it

(Newser) - What a deal, folks: You can now buy a Manhattan home for less than $1 million. The city's median price for condos and co-ops in the fourth quarter slipped 5.8% from a year before and hit $999,000, the first sub-million mark since 2015—and those who sold... More »

$85M Gets You a Condo and a Trip to Outer Space

10-bedroom unit also includes luxury cars and a yacht

(Newser) - The owner of a New York City condominium is including a trip to outer space with the purchase of an $85 million apartment, reports the AP . The condo is a 15,000-square-foot duplex located on the entirety of the 45th floor of the Atelier building on West 42nd Street in... More »

Trumps to Ditch Their 'Epically Mismanaged' NYC Hotel

The Trump SoHo has had troubles from the start

(Newser) - A posh New York City hotel bears the Trump name—but the Trumps have apparently had it with the property, the New York Times reports. The Trump Organization has penned a deal that lets it out of its ties to Trump SoHo by the end of the year, bringing to... More »

3 Luxury Apartments Will No Longer Be Called 'Trump'

Residents signed petition to ditch Trump name

(Newser) - Three luxury apartment buildings in New York City are having their names changed because residents don't want to be associated with the next president of the United States. The gold letters spelling out "Trump Place" at 140, 160, and 180 Riverside Blvd. in Manhattan will be taken down... More »

Jehovah's Witnesses Could Get $1B for NYC HQ

Group is moving upstate

(Newser) - The Jehovah's Witnesses, the door-knocking religious group that has been based in Brooklyn for a century, is selling its headquarters and other properties for an expected price tag of $1 billion or more. The Witnesses' move to Warwick, a town about an hour north of New York City, will... More »

Saudi Prince Selling NYC Digs With 3 Panic Rooms

And its own fitness center, hair salon

(Newser) - Saudi Prince Nawaf bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud is apparently quite concerned with security. The royal is selling an apartment he owns on New York's Upper West Side, and the Wall Street Journal reports that the 10,500-square-foot triplex in the Heritage at Trump Place features not one, not... More »

'Godfather House' for Sale for $2.9M

Staten Island mansion's exterior prominently featured in film

(Newser) - If you would like to live as Don Vito Corleone lived, you (kind of) can, for just $2.89 million. The 6,248-square-foot Staten Island mansion whose exterior was used in The Godfather is up for sale for that much. As the Staten Island Advance explains, five homes on Longfellow... More »

NYC Building Plans Separate Entrances for Rich, Poor

Wants those who live in affordable housing to enter through alley

(Newser) - Yes, this is the year 2013, and yet: A planned luxury tower on Manhattan's Upper West Side may have two separate entrances, one for the affluent people living in its waterfront condos and one for the less well-to-do folks living in its 55 low-income units. The developer is looking... More »

Price for New York's Skinniest Townhouse: $3.25M

Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection there

(Newser) - What do you think about spending your days in a home that's just 8 feet, 4 inches at its widest? Someone apparently thought the idea was worth $3.25 million, because that's how much New York City's narrowest townhouse sold for recently, the New York Post reports.... More »

Bloomberg Plans Teeny NYC Apartments

Contest looks for designs in 275 to 300 square foot range

(Newser) - Just when you thought New York City studio apartments couldn't get any smaller, the mayor comes up with this idea: apartments that measure up at just 275 to 300 square feet. Michael Bloomberg launched a city contest yesterday to develop the "micro-units," which will be housed in... More »

$90M+ Manhattan Penthouse Sets Record

Mystery buyer snaps up One57 duplex

(Newser) - A mystery buyer has smashed a New York City record by shelling out more than $90 million for a duplex penthouse, reports the New York Times . The 10,923-square-foot property—with 23-foot ceilings—occupies the 89th and 90th floors of One57, a midtown residential building that is still under construction.... More »

NYC Buyers Win Apartments With ... Love Letters

Real estate brokers recommending the practice

(Newser) - How to snag a coveted New York City apartment? Increasingly, brokers are recommending an unconventional tactic: love letters. The letters are sent along with the offer, and they should include such heartwarming details as the story of how a couple met (just two blocks away, while walking their dogs!),... More »

Going Rate for an NYC Island: $160K

Rat Island doesn't really have rats, says new owner

(Newser) - It's 2.5 acres of rock that's mostly submerged at times, has no electricity or power, was best known for housing typhoid victims (or so goes the legend), and bears the ungainly moniker of Rat Island—and for $160,000, it could have been your little island just... More »

For Sale: Stock in the Empire State Building?

Family controlling the building wants to open new real estate company

(Newser) - Looking to invest in a piece of the New York real estate market? Well, soon you may be able to invest in the biggest piece of all: the Empire State Building. The Malkin family, which controls the building, is trying to create a publicly-traded real estate company that would feature... More »

Mr. President? Trump Will Run, Say Pals

World is laughing at us, which I'd change in a nanosecond, says billionaire

(Newser) - The slate of candidates looking to be president next time around is stacking up to be a doozie. Now real estate billionaire Donald Trump says he's "seriously" considering running for the top job because GOP pals are begging him to do it, and because China and North Korea are... More »

Christie Brinkley Hawking Hamptons House for $15.75M

(Newser) - And you thought she was just a pretty face. Ex-supermodel Christie Brinkley is offering for sale one of her several Hamptons homes—for the low, low price of $15.75 million. Located in North Haven, NY, near Sag Harbor, it was built in 1843 and features 5500 square feet, 4.... More »

'Regular Guy' Limbaugh Sells NYC Condo for $11.5M

Getting out of city because of taxes

(Newser) - After complaining about New York City's high taxes, Rush Limbaugh is parting ways with the city, selling his posh Fifth Avenue penthouse for $11.5 million. Limbaugh, who bought the place for $5 million in 1994, recently said on his radio show that he was going to "get out... More »

For Rent: Obama's NYC Digs

'Live like a president'—or at least a broke Columbia undergrad

(Newser) - Barack Obama slept there, and you can, too—for a mere $1900 a month, you can rent the president's old New York City apartment, Gawker reports. The apartment at 42 West 109th St. has "beautiful hardwood floors," "high ceilings," and "large closets," the ad... More »

Truman Capote's Brooklyn Home on Sale for $18M

The place he wrote Breakfast at Tiffany 's

(Newser) - The Brooklyn townhouse where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's and other notable works is on sale for $18 million. The building, on the market for the first time in 70 years, is expected to break sales records as one of the most expensive townhouses in the borough, Sotheby's International... More »

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