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Apr 29, 2015

235 West 75th Street | The Astor Condo Conversion


235 West 75th Street | The Astor
The Astor is located at 75th Street and Broadway in the heart of the Upper West Side Landmark District. The Astor was commissioned by William Waldorf Astor in 1901, updated with the addition of a third tower in 1914. The building is 12 stories, with 199 units. 

The Astor is among the Upper West Side's most spectacular Gilded Age buildings. This trio of apartment buildings, first developed by William Waldorf Astor in 1901, is being converted by HFZ Capital Group who commissioned Pembrooke & Ives to re-envision The Astor as luxury condominium residences. 

When completed they will offer a total of 68 residences with one to four bedroom layouts and pricing from $1.5 to $9.4 million.

Prewar details remain, from the decorative cornice that crowns the exterior to the intricate mosaic and marble details that lend the lobby its elegant and welcoming character. 

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Residents enjoy the convenience of 24-hour concierge service, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a children’s playroom, a bike room, and private storage. The Astor is perfectly situated between Central and Riverside Parks and within walking distance of the Upper West Side’s distinct array of cultural and historic attractions, gourmet food markets, restaurants and transportation. Anticipated closing on these residences start by the end of this year. 

Manhattan new development and conversion listings

Jun 11, 2014

New Development Update | 732 West End Avenue

732 West End Avenue
New Development Update | 732 West End Avenue | UWS
732 West  End Avenue  New Construction Three & four bedroom full floor luxury condos 

732 West End Avenue is the Upper West Side’s and West End Avenue's new condo development address. Each of the fourteen residences are accessed by the building’s privately keyed elevator which opens on a full floor home designed in concert with Baltimore Design Group.

Residents step off the private elevator into a vaulted- ceiling foyer, a few steps on the oak wood floors and the foyer opens into an expansive living room with a gas fireplace and stunning views of the Hudson River. Each kitchen is fully equipped with world class appliances and wine storage.

Plaster crown moldings and deep wood base boards surround each of the three bedrooms and the master bedroom opens onto a private terrace. Washrooms are uniquely designed and fitted with marble, stone, tile, and glass. The duplex garden level apartment and the triplex penthouse level apartment boast a more expansive outdoor environment including stunning river views from the fifteenth floor aerie.

Tree- lined West End Avenue is conveniently located between Broadway and Riverside Drive and all public transportation. While set apart from the hustle and bustle of the New York City streets, the address maintains proximity to New York’s culture, entertainment, restaurants, and shops.

732 West End Avenue
The full floor 3 and 4 bedroom condominium apartments range from $2,625,000 for a 3 bedroom 3 bath 1,777 square foot unit on the 3rd floor to $8,000,000 for a 3,190 square foot 4 bedroom 4.5 bath triplex penthouse with two private terraces and spectacular river views.

Please contact me for more information or to schedule viewing appointments.

Manhattan New Developments

Apr 30, 2014

The Pythian | 135 West 70th Street | Upper West Side

The Pythian is one of the most historic and prestigious condo buildings on New York City's Upper West Side and one of the city's most fabulous buildings.
The Pythian 135 West 70th Street

The Pythian Temple was designed by Thomas W. Lamb, one of the country's foremost designers of movie palaces.

The Pythian is richly decorated in brightly colored, glazed terracotta embellishments depicting figures of antiquity. The Pythian was built in 1927 to serve as a meeting place for the 120 Pythian lodges of New York City.
Pythian Front Entrance
It was converted to a condominium in 1983 and contains 84 residential apartments. 

The conversion and restoration, altered the building's facade by inserting many new windows, but it managed to retain most of its exuberant decorative features.   

Every apartment is different and there are four professional offices on the ground floor.
The Pythian has numerous duplexes with soaring ceilings, hardwood floors and many terraces. Lady Gaga grew up in the Pythian and her 
parents still live in the building.

Apartments have been renovated with gourmet kitchens and luxurious baths. Open city views facing south, and townhouse views facing north. The building has eleven floors with two elevators, bike room, laundry room, playroom, lounge. and commons storage. 

Current available apartments for sale range from a 608 square foot loft asking: $825,000 to a 5 bedroom, 4,150 square foot penthouse asking $14.75 million. 

Please contact me to schedule a viewing of available Pythian condo units.

Feb 9, 2012

515 East 72nd Street - Upper East Side

515 East 72nd Street

515 East 72nd Street offers 40,000 square feet of resident-exclusive amenities including: a half-acre private park, the largest on-premises private park in New York City, a state of the art fitness center, a 56' indoor pool, and all-inclusive classes and programs.

This 41 story full service luxury condominium built in the 1980s and gut renovated a few years ago has 329 residences, most of which include a private balcony or terrace. One to three bedroom homes on a tree-lined, Upper East Side cul-de-sac.

Custom kitchens include walnut and lacquered cabinetry, Corian counter tops and top of the line Miele, Thermador and Leibherr appliances as well as a Bosch washer dryer.

The bathrooms include walls of custom-designed crema d'orcia bamboo-textured and honed Piombo tiles with either a Zuma soaking tub and or glass-enclosed showers with Watermark fixtures.

Current available homes range from a 650 square foot One bedroom with terrace from $650,000 to a 3,326 square foot 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath on the 31st floor asking $5,640,000.

Both sponsor and resales are available for Immediate Occupancy.

Jan 31, 2011

Linden78 - 230 West 78th Street - Upper West Side

Rendering by Handel Architects
Sales are officially underway at Linden78, a full-service luxury condo at 230 West 78th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.  Only on the market since late fall, there already has been tremendous interest in this 32-unit property, which is anchored by a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of the Upper West Side.  Only two residences per floor.

Linden78 offers oversized two, three, four and five bedroom residences. A limited collection of full floor penthouses are also available. Residences boast nine to eleven foot ceilings, huge walk-in closets and wide plank fumed oak floors. Many homes feature one-of-a-kind layouts, abundant windows, expansive entry foyers and fireplaces with granite surrounds and hearths in the penthouse homes.

The 21-story building was designed by the award-winning firm Handel Architects.  The architect’s goal was to unite two bold aesthetic visions. From the street, Linden78 blends seamlessly into the predominantly pre-war neighborhood via classic brick facing and Parisian-style balustrades. Rising from the building’s setback on the 16th floor is a dramatic modern, glass curtain wall. All the interiors are custom designed and feature high-end contemporary finishes.

Each of the homes feature an eat-in, gourmet chef’s kitchen, many with windowed breakfast area; classic Pietro Bianco Luna countertops complement sleek stainless steel appliances by Viking and Miele, and InSinkErator disposals complete the top-of-the-line package. Elegantly appointed master bathrooms feature Lagos Azul limestone floors, Luce di Luna countertops, Mezzanine Mink glass wall tiles, Waterworks sconces, Kohler six-foot Tea-for-Two soaking tub and oversized glass stall shower. The second bath features Bluestone mini-brick stone floors and Carrera marble countertops.

Immediate occupancy is available at Linden78, now complete and offering 2,3,4,5 bedroom and full-floor homes.

Prices start at $1,560,000 with a 421a tax abatement.

Jul 23, 2008

Met Life Clocktower: Designer Condos by Versace

The house of Versace will offer decorating ideas for a Manhattan landmark undergoing renovations and condo conversion.

The Italian design house has been hired to do some interior design work on the Clock Tower in the Flatiron District.

One Madison Avenue, the former Met Life Clocktower building near Madison Square Park, will be converted to residential condominiums in a joint venture between RFR Holding, LLC, Ian Schrager and SL Green Realty Corp.

Erected as the tallest building in the world in 1909, a title it kept for four years when the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway was completed.

The renovations include 55 condominium apartments, common areas and a spa. Donatella Versace will personally design a luxury club in the building.

Sep 19, 2007

The Manhattan Club -200 West 56th Street


The Manhattan Club - Penthouse Suites - Time Share - Condominium

The manhattan Club

The Manhattan Clubs Convenient Midtown Location Gives You Easy Access To Central Park, The Theater District, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Museums, Fine Dining, And World Famous Shopping.

The Full Time Concierge Staff Is At Your Service, Whenever The Need Arises.

Imagine your own elegant One bedroom Two bath suite right in the heart of New York City just for those times you want to be in Manhattan.

 ! bedroom penthouse suite

An affordable way to own luxury in Manhattan. Own a share in the The Manhattan Club.

A unique Concept For Individuals Who Travel To New York For Business And Leisure.

From The Moment You Step Into The Lobby You Will Feel Right At Home. With A Combination Of Elegance, Service and Convenience.


Spacious Luxury Suites, Private Lounge, Fitness Center, Meeting Rooms, Concierge Service, Valet Parking.

Everything For You. In The Center Of Manhattan, Its Easy To Get To Anywhere.

A Great Idea In Manhattan.

Now There Is A Way To Afford A Luxury Suite In New York.

Manhattan Club One Bedroom Suite

Each Suite Typically Features High Ceilings, Large Windows, Plush Fabrics, Elegant Furnishings.

One Bedroom Two Bath Suite.

Includes A Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Bose Radio, Computer, Printer, Plazma Tvs, And Multiple Phone Lines.

 Marble bath

The Comfortable Marble Bathrooms Are Complete With Plush Towels, Terry Robes, And An Array Of Fine Toiletries.

Fully Deeded Ownership, 1 week Silver Flexible Staying Plan.


The Manhattan Club Is A Member Of Resort Condominium International, The Largest Vacation Exchange System In The World. This Will Give You The Opportunity To Trade Your Week For Any One Of Approximately 3,500 Locations In 85 Countries Worldwide.

Contact me to Buy Your Share of Manhattan.

Mitchell Hall

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Aug 7, 2007

Midtown West: Residential Construction Update

The Platinum
247 West 46th Street

Sales are underway at The Platinum a 43 story condo being constructed in Midtown West.

Unlike the recently completed The Link at 310 West 52nd Street that marketed the "Hells Kitchen" lifestyle, The Platinum is being marketed as the "cutting edge" building in Midtown West.

Hells Kitchen, Midtown West, Clinton, The Theatre District, The Great White Way, Restaurant Row, whatever you want to call it - it is a vibrant hot neighborhood convenient to all.

The 43 floors will have 220 apartments. Amenities include "The Zone" a full floor of unique lifestyle amenities including the Q lounge with billiard tables, spa lounge a retreat featuring a water wall, fitness center, golf stimulator , experimental shower, treatment room, outdoor terrace, cabana lounge seating with a misting area for warm days. There is even a dog walk - so you don't have to leave the building to walk your dog.

The lobby's floating island surrounded by a moat of moving water also features a 26 foot long fireplace. Completion of the building is expected by summer of 2008.

One Bedroom prices start at $900,000. One bedroom with 1.5 baths start at $1,045,000. Two bedroom 2.5 baths start at $1,660,000. Three Bedroom PH is $7,500,000.

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Jul 21, 2007

The Ansonia - 2109 Broadway - Upper West Side

The Ansonia - Upper West Side
The Ansonia - 2109 Broadway - Upper West Side
 When The Ansonia opened in 1904 it was called:

"the most technologically advanced apartment house in the world"

Loaded with towers, mansard roofs, ornate balconies, balustrades, and bay windows, the Ansonia is easily Broadway's most opulent structure. When it opened in 1904, this extraordinary, eighteen story Beaux Arts building provided tenants with such luxuries as electric stoves, hot and cold filtered water, freezers, a pneumatic -tube system to deliver messages, and even an early form of central air conditioning.

The building also had incredibly thick walls installed to protect against fire, which meant Ansonia suites were among the most soundproof in the city. This is the reason many famous musicians took up residence in the building. The building has a plaza in the lobby with two entrances on west 73rd and west 74th streets. A swimming pool and garage are in the basement. The building is located on a curve in Broadway and is visible from up and down The Boulevard.

In addition to its famous residents, the Ansonia has been in many movies. In The Sunshine Boys, it was Walter Matthau's Manhattan apartment. The 1919 Black Sox World series scandal was conceived in front of the Ansonia.

The Ansonia was also the spot where Bette Midler got her big break in show business. She sang danced and clowned at the Continental Baths, a gay spa that once occupied the Ansonia's basement and whose cabaret room was popular in the 1970's. Today, the Continental Baths are history, but the Ansonia is still a vital part of the Upper West Side.

Today the Ansonia is a condominium it has 462 apartments on 18 floors. Prices for condominiums in the Ansonia range from the $500's for studios to $6 million for a 6 bedroom.

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Jul 14, 2007

$225,000 Parking Spot: If you're lucky


In many markets throughout the country $225,000 gets you a three bedroom house with perhaps a nice back yard.

There have been many new developments in Manhattan the last several years. Many do not have garages which can be a deal breaker for many new condo buyers.

Many buildings that do have garages usually have an outside vendor running the garage and anyone can rent a spot if they are available. A parking spot can cost any where from $350 to $600/month or more depending on the location. Some coops own garages and the spaces are for residents only.

New York Towers where I currently have an exclusive listing charges $250/month for residents. 2 Fifth Avenue a prestigeous coop in Greenwich Village has parking spots available for shareholders at discount rates.

Some of the new developments such as The Onyx Chelsea, a new 52-unit condo at 28th Street and Eighth Avenue, is selling parking spots. The first two spots sold for $165,000, the third for $175,000 and the last two for $195,000. Each space will include about $50 in monthly maintenance costs. There are three buyers on a waiting list.

While the mayor is pushing for "congestion pricing" trying to impose an $8. per day charge for cars below 86th Street in Manhattan between 6 a.m.and 6 p.m - doesn't seem to be stopping anyone who wants a car in Manhattan that can afford it.

What's $8.00 a day when you can pay $225,000 plus $50/month maintenace to have a car. Since Manhattan has become very suburbanized and since so many of the new Manhattan buyers are from the suburbs, Why should they give up their cars? If they can afford a quarter of a million dollars to park it - they should be entitled to drive it.

According to The New York Times eight people are hoping for the chance to buy one of five private parking spaces for $225,000 in the basement of 246 West 17th Street, a 34-unit condo development scheduled for completion next January

Parking is at a premium in Manhattan. You get what you pay for and for many buyers $225,000 is a bargain.


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