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The Tower at Gramercy Place #17B, the past week's top contract (Douglas Elliman) The Tower at Gramercy Place #17B, the past week's top contract (Douglas Elliman)
From October 31 to November 6, 2022, a total of 166 contracts were signed in Manhattan. They were led by #17B, a high-floor four-bedroom at The Tower at Gramercy Square that entered contract with an asking price of $15,300,000. Olshan Realty's market report notes that this is up from the asking price of $15,000,000 when the building began marketing off floor plans in September 2016. It is now complete and offers residents such amenities as a fitness center, lap pool, club room, screening room, and meditation studio designed by MINDFL.

It was closely trailed by the penthouse at The Chatham on the Upper East Side, which was asking $9,975,000. The duplex penthouse features two bedrooms, three full baths, and two south-facing terraces.
109-East-64th-Street-01 109 East 64th Street, the top townhouse contract (Compass)
The past week's contracts also show that townhouses remain in demand. The third-highest contract was for 109 East 64th Street, an Upper East Side townhouse asking $9,950,000. It was once owned by Mortimer Hall, son of New York Post owner Dorothy Schiff and radio station president, who would later take on the duties of treasurer at the newspaper. Mr. Hall lived in the house with his then-wife, actress Diane Lynn; in the second half of his life, Mr. Hall moved to upstate New York.

Further downtown, 21 Cornelia Street entered contract with an asking price of $6,995,000, the fifth-highest of the past week. The property features a single-family, four-story townhouse and a three-story carriage house in the rear. It is over 100 years old, yet has been updated with such modern features as central air conditioning, custom details, a rooftop terrace, and a pool in the garden.

215-East-19th-Street-01 The Tower at Gramercy Square (CityRealty)
Gramercy condos The Tower at Gramercy Square, #17B (Douglas Elliman)
NYC condos
215 East 19th Street
From the Listing:
Upon entering this massive 4,731-square-foot home, you are greeted by a dramatic and spacious foyer. Immediately you have the option of entering the impressive great room, or the nearly 800-square-foot expansive eat-in kitchen. The kitchen is composed of custom-designed cabinetry by Italy-based Canova with top-of-the-line Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, rich Calacatta marble and elegant Lefroy Brooks fixtures.

The primary suite and the three additional bedrooms are situated on opposite sides of the unit; easily closed off and separated from each other. The primary bedroom suite features two walk-in closets and a windowed five-fixture en suite bath with radiant-heated marble floors, a soaking tub, and glass-enclosed shower. Impeccable fittings and materials include Italian marble, solid hardwood doors with Valli & Valli hardware, Lefroy Brooks fixtures and rift and quartered white oak floors throughout.
15 Available Listings for Sale from $1,360,000

181-East-65th-Street-01 The Chatham (CityRealty)
Upper East Side condos The Chatham, #PH (Sotheby's International Realty)
Lenox Hill condos
NYC condos
From the Listing:
This grand and gorgeous 2-bedroom, 3 full bath penthouse duplex is a rare custom showplace, impeccably designed for the developer of the exclusive Chatham condominium. Mojo Stumer Associates collaborated with famed architect Robert A.M. Stern to create a magnificent trophy residence spanning the two top floors of the building’s highest south-facing position. Every detail is bespoke and thoughtfully conceived, met by over 600 square feet of fabulous outdoor space, and spectacular city views stretching east and west that capture Central Park. Featured in Architectural Digest, this contemporary gem is dripping in refined finishes and distinctive elements that make it one of a kind.

Off the elevator landing, a gracious foyer and gallery spill into phenomenal living/entertaining space marked by soaring 22’ ceilings, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, loft-like columns, gleaming wood floors, and a sleek winding walnut/steel staircase making a striking impression. The dramatic dining room with awe-inspiring views sits between 2 enormous outdoor terraces; one southwest facing Central Park and cityscapes, the other southeast looking out towards the river. Adjoining is a stunning light-bathed corner living room showcasing lovely park and city vistas, with a gas fireplace encased in Jerusalem limestone, wet bar with wine fridge, massive windows, and glass doors to the picturesque southwest terrace.
2 Available Listings for Sale from $3,395,000
2 Available Listings for Rent from $9,900/month

109-East-64th-Street-01 109 East 64th Street, #TH (Leslie J. Garfield)
Upper East Side townhouses
NYC townhouses
109 East 64th Street
From the Listing:
Located on prestigious East 64th Street and just steps off Park Avenue, this attractive brick house was built in 1982 and had major rebuilding in 1936. At 20 feet wide, the elegant townhouse has an elevator to all floors and is awaiting the next owner’s renovation.

One enters a lovely marble floored reception area with a curved staircase, powder room, elevator and a view through the large formal dining room/family room into the garden. Also on this floor is a large kitchen and pantry suitable for serving large parties. On the second floor, the large reception landing is very grand with 11.5-foot ceilings. Radiating off this is the 30-foot-long living room with fireplace and small terrace over the garden, while to the front is the sunny spacious library with fireplace.

96-Grand-Street-01 96 Grand Street (CityRealty)
Soho penthouses 96 Grand Street, #PH (Douglas Elliman)
Soho lots
NYC co-ops
From the Listing:
Introducing the exquisite full floor penthouse with sprawling private roof terrace at 96 Grand Street, a boutique 9-unit coop situated in the heart of Soho. With over 3,750 square feet of interior living space and 2,200 sun-kissed square feet of landscaped terrace, this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home was artfully conceived with high style and modern comfort in mind. Enter directly via key-locked elevator to find an ultra-Zen great room, dining room and open chefs kitchen bathed in natural light from a wall of oversized windows and 12 beautiful skylights. The open kitchen boasts custom Corian cabinets, Valli & Valli hardware, and top of the line appliances including a Thermador fridge, double Miele dishwashers, a Viking range and a four-phase water filtration system.

21-Cornelia-Street-01 21 Cornelia Street, #TH (Leslie J. Garfield)
NYC townhouses
Greenwich Village townhouses
21 Cornelia Street
From the Listing:
Nestled on a quaint tree-lined block in Greenwich Village sits 21 Cornelia Street. The 20’ wide property is configured as a single-family, four-story townhouse and a three-story carriage house in the rear. The main home is configured as two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and multiple dining and entertainment areas. Features include an elevator, pool, rooftop terrace, seven fireplaces, central air conditioning, and custom details throughout the home.

The rear carriage house, accessed by a horse walk, is configured as a ground floor one bedroom apartment and a two bedroom upper duplex. 21 Cornelia Street represents a truly unique opportunity to own a single-family masterpiece and live with income or use the entire property as a single-family living space in one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Manhattan.

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