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From May 9-15, 2021, there were a total of 281 Manhattan apartment sales with an aggregate price. The 134 condo closings came to a median price of $1.61 million, or $1,438 per square foot. The 143 co-op closings came to a median price of $810K.

The top sales included the second recorded closing at Central Park Tower, the tallest building in New York. The three-bedroom home on a high floor closed for $15,315,500.

Central Park Tower notwithstanding, Upper East Side apartments dominated the top five sales. A penthouse at 30 East 85th Street took the top sale with a closing price of $16.5 million, and listings at 1010 Park Avenue and Beckford House put up impressive showings as well. Additionally, the 838 Fifth Avenue home of the late Broadway producer James M. Nederlander closed for $11.044 million, having sold in a non-distressed luxury auction in February by Platinum Luxury Auctions. The southern California-based buyer plans to renovate the apartment and use it as a pied-a-terre.
Fifth-Avenue-01 838 Fifth Avenue via Platinum Luxury Auctions and Mentis Photography
From May 10-16, a total of 37 luxury contracts were signed in Manhattan. While this dips below 40 after five straight weeks, Olshan Realty's market report notes that the streak of 30 and up is still going strong. The weekly asking price sales total was $336,538,000.

Condos outsold co-ops 26-10, but a cooperative in 740 Park Avenue, also known as the "tower of power," was the top contract of the week, not to mention Manhattan's most expensive co-op to sell in over 18 months, with an asking price of $25.75 million. The duplex co-op shows a reduction from its asking price of $32.5 million, when it was listed in September 2018. It is owned by former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and the building's past and present residents include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, David Koch, Stephen Schwarzman, and Vera Wang.





Top Sales
30-East-85th-Street-01 All images of 30 East 85th Street via Corcoran
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From the listing:
This high-floor condominium residence with breathtaking views of Central Park, the reservoir, the East River, the West Side and southern city skyline views is a once-in-a-lifetime find and a lucky treasure indeed! This serene and sun-filled duplex apartment features a sprawling open living and entertaining floor on the main level. This includes a large entrance gallery, areas for living and entertaining, dining, a den, a large professional-grade stainless steel kitchen, and a breakfast area--each room with a different but equally impressive vista. The upper floor houses an enormous primary suite, three additional bedrooms, a study, and four bathrooms. Strategically located, seven balconies (four on the main floor and three on the upper floor) enhance the indoor-outdoor experience. Other amenities include private vestibules and two powder rooms.
3 Available Listings from $2,950/month

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7 Available Listings from $6.9M

1010-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 1010 Park Avenue via Corcoran
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From the listing:
This full-floor 3,882-square-foot residence features four bedrooms, four and one half bathrooms, an expansive living room, chef's eat-in kitchen with an adjoining formal dining room, and generous proportions throughout. With one apartment per floor, one enters from the elevator directly into the home's beautifully designed private landing encased in custom wood paneling. Walk through the marble Rosso Levanto encased solid wood door to the residence's reception foyer leading to all entertaining spaces. The grand entertaining rooms offer views onto Park Avenue through oversized windows and are appointed with beautiful Continental Oak Versailles parquet flooring, custom molding and mill work detail. The state-of-the-art chef's eat-in kitchen, designed by Smallbone of Devizes, features top-of-the-line Miele appliances, custom oak cabinetry, Dornbracht fixtures, and marble tile floors.
2 Available Listings from $12.9M

301-East-81st-Street-01 All images of Beckford House via Douglas Elliman
1 Available Listing for $9.5M

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From the listing:
Unveiling Beckford House Penthouse 17, an elegant full-floor 3,394 square-foot four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom residence, with three private terraces. One features a south-west exposure with access from the dining room, kitchen, and fourth bedroom, a second south-east-facing terrace with access from the master bedroom, and a third north-west-facing terrace with access from the living room.

A private elevator entry opens to a gracious entry foyer featuring striking herringbone flooring with an adjoining gallery. This full-floor residence pre-war nature takes full-flight with a spacious custom-designed Christopher Peacock eat-in kitchen with a Statuary marble countertop and backsplash and breakfast room. The richly-appointed kitchen features a sophisticated all-purpose appliance suite including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, freezer, wine refrigerator; Wolf six-burner gas range and griddle with a fully vented hood, built-in wall oven, microwave oven; and two Miele dishwashers. A Franke sink is equipped with Dornbracht polished chrome fittings and an Insinkerator garbage disposal.
1 Available Listing for $9.5M

Top Contracts
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740-Park-Avenue-02 Interiors via Sotheby's International Realty
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From the listing:
Located on the 8th and 9th floors at 740 Park Avenue, one of New York's most distinctive prewar cooperatives, this magnificent 15-room Park Avenue-facing duplex offers unparalleled grandeur and scale. Resplendent with outstanding natural light streaming in through 13 windows facing Park Avenue and almost 55 feet of Park Avenue frontage on each floor, this sprawling residence features a graceful layout with beautiful hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, classic moldings, and three wood burning fireplaces. Off a private elevator vestibule and anchored by the graceful and impressive marble gallery with sweeping staircase and 11 foot ceiling, the entertaining floor includes a baronial 35-foot Living Room overlooking Park Avenue. Adjacent is the handsome paneled library also facing Park Avenue and a 26-foot elegant formal dining room, each of which enjoy marble-mantled wood burning fireplaces. The Western wing of the apartment includes a spacious 23-foot windowed kitchen, a breakfast room, a butler's pantry, and vast storage.
2 Available Listings from $19.5M

24-Leonard-Street-01 24 Leonard Street via CityRealty
24-Leonard-Street-02 Interiors via Compass
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From the listing:
Spectacular, 100 foot wide, brand new, 5-bedroom, 5,000 square feet, full-floor apartment with custom interior design from Pembrook & Ives provides perfect turnkey opportunity. Finished to the highest level in a full service boutique condominium with automated parking.

This sprawling and magnificent apartment has a private landing off of the elevator which leads into a gracious foyer where the meticulous detail and design of the home is immediately felt. A 28-foot wide living / dining room features a marble fireplace, wet bar with wine refrigerator, custom built-ins and opens to a landscaped terrace.

The elegant and light filled kitchen with a large walk-in pantry features stunning Taj Majal quartzite countertops and backsplash, custom Siematic Cabinetry along with two full sized side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, separate beverage refrigerator, and two dishwashers. The family room is ideally located just off of the kitchen and is highlighted by a wall of windows looking North and East on one of Tribeca’s most quaint blocks while the powder room features stunning onyx marble.
1 Available Listing for $39.95M

73-Wooster-Street-01 All images of 73 Wooster Street via The Modlin Group
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From the listing:
Step into unparalleled luxury with this rare and remarkable loft, located in New York City's most fashionable neighborhood, Soho. Located on a quiet, treelined cobblestone street, this 4 bedroom home spans approximately 4,511 square feet. The home has an authentic loft feel typified with its giant casement windows and 14-foot ceiling heights.

Unique finishes abound in this spectacular home, like the leathered finish Metallicus stone and black leather wallpaper in the foyer's powder room, meticulously reclaimed French oak parquet floors throughout, the custom glass Murano chandelier in the living room, in addition to gallery lighting and an abundant amount of space for displaying artwork. With its impeccable design and thoughtful layout, it allows for endless entertainment opportunities and quiet comfort, all at once. Sunlight pours through massive windows, creating a stunning Great Room ambiance.

737-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 737 Park Avenue via Christie's International Real Estate
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From the listing:
This high-floor residence at storied 737 Park Avenue is a distinguished five bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom home with magnificent proportions, triple exposures, and an imperial footprint at 4,719 square feet. The home is entered through a white-glove serviced, private elevator landing into a central foyer leading directly to an 800-square-foot, south-facing great room with perfect dimensions. The entertaining wing spans 10 windows and is flanked by a corner library or guest suite with an en suite bathroom. There is also a grand windowed corner eat-in kitchen with pantry, service room, and adjoining full bathroom. Within the gracious living quarters are four additional larger bedrooms, including a striking double-corner primary suite wing, measuring approximately 15 by 32 feet, featuring three walk-in closets including a windowed dressing room and separate master bathrooms. All bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms, generous closets, and sunny views. Additional interior details include rift and quartered solid oak flooring, custom casement windows, and a central air-conditioning and heating system. The Varenna eat-in kitchen features marble floors, countertops and backsplash, glass and aluminum cabinetry, Franke sinks and faucets, Miele stainless steel appliances, and separate butler's pantry. The primary bathrooms are outfitted with statuary slabs of Italian marble, custom Varenna vanities, heated floors and Dornbracht polished chrome fixtures.
3 Available Listings from $3.9M

275-West-10th-Street-01 All images of The Shephard via Corcoran
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From the listing:
A welcoming entrance hall leads to living room and dining rooms--both with fireplaces. The kitchen features Smallbone Devizes cabinetry with an island, abundant storage and a walk-in pantry. The master bedroom has a 3rd fireplace. There is a laundry room in the unit. Amenities in this condominium known as The Shephard include a concierge, fitness center, basketball court, golf simulator, screening room, and playroom. Sold with a tenant in place.
3 Available Listings from $1.8M

Top Flips
77-Seventh-Avenue-01 All images of The Vermeer via Compass
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From the listing:
Super-sized Junior one bedroom with a flexible layout at the Vermeer. Enter the apartment through a large entry foyer/dining area that leads to a generously sized living room facing east with city views. A separate home office/den has been created within the living room that is currently set up as a child's sleeping area. The bedroom area is large enough for a queen size bed, dresser and nightstand. This special home also features beautiful hardwood floors, a separate kitchen that can be opened up to the foyer and amazing closet space including an extra-large walk in closet.
1 Available Listing for $1M

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From the listing:
This rare high floor 2-bedroom, 2-bath penthouse is located atop a prime 24-hour doorman condominium right in the heart of Greenwich Village and offers clean modern lines, crisp contemporary finishes, and a huge wrap terrace with unobstructed views that are guaranteed to take your breath away. A gracious entrance foyer leads to a sun-drenched living/dining room with wide-plank walnut floors and sweeping views overlooking Greenwich Village, the historic Jefferson Market Clocktower and the iconic Freedom Tower in the distance. The gorgeous state-of-the-art windowed chef's kitchen with center-island is open to the entertaining area and features deep Ceaserstone countertops, abundant custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances including a fully integrated Subzero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and a professional Viking stove. The entertaining continues outside where a deep south-facing landscaped terrace with multiple seating areas provides the ideal spot for sunbathing, stargazing and dining al fresco. Whether entertaining friends or enjoying moments of quiet reflection with your morning coffee, the outdoor space is simply sublime with views that will surely inspire.

790-Riverside-Drive-01 All images of The Riviera via Compass
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From the listing:
Combining stunning prewar details, uptown spaciousness and fantastic views, this beautifully renovated one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is a not-to-be-missed treasure in a revered Washington Heights cooperative. Abundant southern and western exposures bathe this expansive home with golden light and breathtaking river views while nearly 10-foot-tall ceilings, handsome millwork and hardwood floors nod to the grandeur of a bygone era. Arrive in the large living room to find plenty of space for sitting and dining areas. Ahead, the smartly updated kitchen features tons of contemporary cabinetry, fine stone and premium stainless steel appliances. There's room for a king-size bed in the bedroom, and the black-and-white bathroom is classic New York with gleaming subway tiles and updated fixtures.
5 Available Listings from $670K

393-West-49th-Street-01 All images of Worldwide Plaza via Corcoran
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From the listing:
This enormous studio features a 28 foot loft-like main room. It's large enough to allow for designated sleeping, living, dining, and working spaces. There are 3 outfitted closets, and an updated kitchen and bath. The treetop views facing west provide an abundance of light. This gem in a premier full-service condominium won't last long! Worldwide Plaza at 393 West 49th Street offers a host of amenities including 24-hour doorman and concierge services, an attentive maintenance staff and resident manager, an elegant lobby; lush landscaped private courtyard, and sundeck, onsite parking garage, bicycle storage, and laundry (on each floor).
10 Available Listings from $500K

300-East-40th-Street-01 All images of The Churchill via Brown Harris Stevens
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From the listing:
This lovely and bright residence is in excellent condition and offers light galore with open city views from your northeast facing terrace. An expansive living room is wonderful for entertaining and offers gorgeous flooring throughout. Wonderful oversized bedroom with open views and an abundance of closets throughout. Open renovated kitchen with white cabinetry, white appliances and countertops. Renovated tiled bathroom with marble flooring completes this must see gem.
10 Available Listings from $725K

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