These days someone says 57th Street and thoughts turn to Russian billionaires. Could be, though, they’re just talking about their place in outer Queens.
Broadway, by the same token, is the Great White Way. But it’s also a thoroughfare in Staten Island (and every other borough, as well).
New York, New York is no stranger to repetition, and in a city this size it’s perhaps only to be expected that some street names will pop up more than once.
What follows are a few favorite pairings.
1165 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Price: $15.5 million; Bedrooms: 5; Bathrooms: 6½; Square feet: 4,000
There’s a reason Fifth Avenue is synonymous with luxury living — and that reason is apartments like this one. The “meticulously renovated duplex,” penthouse #15A, offers panoramic views of Central Park, Midtown and beyond. Enjoy them from the wraparound terrace done up in “seasonal plantings,” or, on chilly days, take in the scene from your “grand, corner living room,” curled up, perhaps, by the woodburning fireplace. Other features include a windowed chef’s kitchen, master suite with marble bath and “grand” moldings and woodwork.
Contact: Jill Sloane, Halstead Property, 212-381-2206
149-28 Fifth Ave., Queens
Price: $1.37 million; Bedrooms: 4; Bathrooms: 2½; Square feet: 2,600
Prefer a single-family home? Not quite so jaw-dropping but still perfectly nice is this newly built Whitestone four-bedroom, with features like custom oak floors, a walk-in closet, a master bath with “luxury” fixtures and a “European-style kitchen.” Sure, you’re not right on Central Park, but the bedrooms’ balconies do offer bridge and water views. Plus, you get your own private driveway. Try finding that in Manhattan!
Contact: Ioannis Gloumis, Douglas Elliman, 347-992-3245
St. Marks Place
424 St. Marks Pl., Staten Island
Price: $999,999; Bedrooms: 5; Bathrooms: 2; Square feet: 2,360
The East Village is home to New York’s most famous St. Marks — an indie street that was once the stomping ground of luminaries like Thelonious Monk and the New York Dolls. Now there’s a Chipotle there. The Staten Island version has kept its cool, though. At least according to the listing for this two-family house in St. George, near the ferry terminal, which dubs the area the borough’s “hippest enclave.” Occupy the house “as it is” or tear it down to build “a whole new space to live your dreams.”
Contact: Judith Figueroa and Aion Grant, Charles Rutenberg, 917-545-3799 and 516-448-5859
8 St. Marks Pl. #1B, Brooklyn
Price: $895,000; Bedrooms: 1; Bathrooms: 1; Square feet: 786
For about the same money (give or take a hundred grand), you could move into this Boerum Hill one-bedroom with a 217-square-foot private terrace. Inside, enjoy “sunlit serenity,” along with features like red oak plank flooring, a “spa-like” bathroom and a “meticulously executed” open chef’s kitchen. Don’t call the moving van yet, though — this new condo building won’t be finished until sometime next year.
Contact: Lindsay Barton Barrett, Christina Abad and Jessica Hirsch, Compass, 646-663-1092
39-76 57th St. #4D, Queens
Price: $330,000; Bedrooms: 1; Bathrooms: 1; Square feet: 650
Billionaires Row? Not exactly. Which isn’t to say, however, that this one-bedroom in a Woodside building called The Chateau is without its charms. Granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and new cabinet hardware aren’t strictly the domain of one-percenters, but they’re good things to have all the same. Refinished hardwood floors are nice as well. And really, what could make a person feel more like royalty than sleeping on a king-sized bed? This apartment’s “spacious” bedroom easily accommodates one. The ask isn’t too shabby, either.
Contact: Roula Angelidis, Realty Executives Today, 718-956-3333
157 W. 57th St. #39D, Manhattan
Price: $4.95 million; Bedrooms: 1; Bathrooms: 1½; Square feet: 1,021
Five million bucks is pretty steep for a one-bedroom, no doubt. But, for the price, it is located on 57th Street’s premier condo giant One 57. With perks like a “gourmet kitchen” with Miele appliances and handcrafted cabinetry along with “polished marble” baths with luxury Dornbracht fixtures, you’ll at least know what you’re paying for. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer “dramatic views” of the Manhattan skyline, while building amenities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, an indoor pool, a private dining room and access to the services of the on-site Park Hyatt hotel.
Contact: Kevin B. Brown, Sotheby’s International Realty, 212-606-7748
189 Ave. C #6A, Manhattan
Price: $725,000; Bedrooms: 0; Bathrooms: 1; Square feet: 671
Perhaps unsurprisingly, things are a little cramped downtown in Alphabet City, where roughly the same money will buy you a mere studio. It’s a nice one, though, with a kitchen outfitted in stainless-steel appliances from Bosch and Fisher & Paykel and a recently renovated bathroom decked out in new subway tiles. (Not to mention the “easy-to-clean tile floor”!) The building itself features a doorman, gym and “rooftop lounge” with “panoramic views of Manhattan.”
Contact: Bryan Atienza, Ryan Serhant and Nathan Frank, Nest Seekers International, 646-443-3705
421 Ave. C #1A, Brooklyn
Price: $750,000; Bedrooms: 3; Bathrooms: 3; Square feet: 1,765
Located southeast of Green-Wood Cemetery, Kensington is definitely not the East Village. (Of course, you can get there in around 45 minutes, depending on how the F train is running.) Or just stay home and enjoy spacious outer-borough living. This duplex features three bedrooms (converted from five!), a full bathroom, two powder rooms, an open kitchen with “newer” stainless-steel appliances and 14, count ‘em, 14 windows. Also, if you’re feeling antsy, Prospect Park is a short eight blocks away.
Contact: David Rosen and Diana Kosov, Douglas Elliman, 212-965-6051
483 Broadway, Staten Island
Price: $625,000; Bedrooms: 5; Bathrooms: 2; Square feet: 2,096
“Tremendous potential!” announces the listing for this detached two-family Colonial. And why not? Isn’t Broadway where stars are born? What’s that? Not that Broadway? Hmm… Well, anyway, this house “needs work and updating” but could be a “perfect” family abode with a bit of elbow grease. It’s on a 3,375-square-foot lot with a full unfinished basement and off-street parking.
Contact: David Rivera, Neuhaus Realty INC, 347-699-5278
1600 Broadway #10F, Manhattan
Price: $852,000; Bedrooms: 0; Bathrooms: 1; Square feet: 592
Want the classic Broadway experience? How about this studio smack in the middle of Times Square? The decade-old building comes with a full-time doorman and concierge, and the unit itself includes features like granite kitchen countertops and high-end appliances. The apartment’s floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a shared rooftop observatory and a communal terrace, let you look out on the bustle below.
Contact: Neil Wang, Corcoran, 917-744-2956
6291 Broadway #A8, The Bronx
Price: $135,000; Bedrooms: 1; Bathrooms: 1; Square feet: 800
Broadway runs up through the Bronx as well, and there are deals to be had along the avenue’s northern reaches — like this one-bedroom co-op in Fieldston, just across from sprawling Van Cortlandt Park. The unit includes a windowed kitchen, generous living room and a renovated bathroom, as well as central air.
Contact: Scott Kriger and Sandhya Tidke, Halstead Property, 718-878-1715
8615 Broadway #2J, Queens
Price: $350,000; Bedrooms: 1; Bathrooms: 1; Square feet: 826
Maybe the Bronx is even more of a bargain than we thought. This similarly sized unit along Broadway in Elmhurst, Queens, will run you almost triple its Fieldston counterpart. Granted, you are right by the train and Queens Center mall. (”Location! Location! Location!” the listing trumpets.) But you’ll need to bring your toolbox, because the unit “needs work.”
Contact: Nan Zhang, N&H Realty Group, 631-338-2588
60 Broadway #10K, Brooklyn
Price: $3.05 million; Bedrooms: 2; Bathrooms: 2½; Square feet: 2,061
Manhattan’s Broadway has Patti LuPone, Brooklyn’s has Peter Luger. The venerable steakhouse is just down the street from this two-bedroom unit at the luxurious Gretsch building in Williamsburg. Of course, with kitchen features like a six-burner Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and “high grade” granite counters, eating in is always an option, too. Other perks include custom cabinetry, 13-foot ceilings with exposed beams and a spiral staircase.
Contact: Zsolt Bene and Phillip Estevez, Anchor Associates, 917-362-8286
133 Water St., Brooklyn
Price: $1.3 million;Bedrooms: 2; Bathrooms: 2; Square feet: 1,163
Time was you could expect to save a bundle moving from Manhattan to the outer boroughs. With much of Brooklyn, that’s no longer the case. But who needs a bargain when the high-life is within reach? This DUMBO two-bedroom comes with perks like a custom walk-in closet, a Vitabath Venetian soaking tub and espresso-wood and white-lacquered kitchen cabinetry. The building features a gym and part-time doorman as well as a rooftop terrace with “panoramic” city views.
Contact: Deborah B. Zolan, Brown Harris Stevens, 718-613-2783
264 Water St. #2D, Manhattan
Price: $1.5 million; Bedrooms: 2; Bathrooms: 1½; Square feet: 1,114
Old World charm meets modern “loft-like” living in this South Street Seaport-set, Andreas Escobar-designed two-bedroom with, according to the listing, “bones that date as far back as the 1820s.” (That’s before DUMBO was even a part of New York City!) Enjoy the living room’s “swaths” of exposed brick and row of east-facing windows along with the apartments “well-equipped” kitchen. And the full bathroom, with its subway tile walls and “gleaming” modern fixtures, “is a vision.”
Contact: Manisha Chawhan, Town Residential, 646-738-2671
415 E. 140th St., The Bronx
Price: $849,000; Bedrooms: 5; Bathrooms: 5; Square feet: 3,200
Bring your own architect, as they say. This single-family townhouse is a bit rough around the edges, but “ready for the right owner to bring their own vision.” Built in 1901, the four-story row house features an elegant neoclassical façade and sits on a 1,775-square-foot lot on tree-lined block close to the Bronx’s newly bustling Mott Haven neighborhood.
Contact: Talin Eshaghoff Sarraf, Lifecanbe, 516-316-6560
322 W. 140th St., Manhattan
Price: $2 million; Bedrooms: 6; Bathrooms: 3; Square feet: 3,000
Renovating not your thing? Look west across the Harlem River to this two-family townhouse in “prime Central Harlem” that combines a one-bedroom garden-level rental with a five-bedroom, two-bath owner’s triplex featuring a rear deck with steps down into a private garden. Owner occupied since 1983, the building received plumbing, heating, and electrical updates in 1987 along with a 2004 kitchen upgrade and a touch up to the roof in 2013.
Contact: Brian Phillips, Vatisha Smith and Anthony Tony Harris, Douglas Elliman, 347-891-4334
293 William Ave., The Bronx
Price: $539,021; Bedrooms: 3; Bathrooms: 1½; Square feet: 1,900
Carve out a bit of the beach in the Bronx. This City Island three-bedroom is just a block from the water and comes with outdoor-friendly features like a deck and above-ground pool. Inside the home includes a dining area with a marble fireplace, a Jacuzzi, and a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and balcony.
Contact: Louise DelGiudice, Century 21 Marciano, 914-235-4996
90 William St. #10G, Manhattan
Price: $1.45 million; Bedrooms: 1½; Bathrooms: 2; Square feet: 1,080
Truth be told, this Financial District condo is only a few blocks from the water itself, but nautical isn’t really the vibe it’s going for. The two-bedroom unit with “too many upgrades to mention” comes outfitted with advanced LED lighting, an integrated audio/visual system, and a kitchen with custom granite countertops and “top-tier” appliances. That said, the seas could get a bit choppy in the 8-jet whirlpool tub.
Contact: Nicholas Leighton, Douglas Elliman, 212-321-7102
72 Sullivan St., Brooklyn
Price: $3.68 million; Bedrooms: 4; Bathrooms: 3; Square feet: 2,830
Has Red Hook officially exited its starving artist phase? The Brooklyn neighborhood has long had a certain gritty glamour, but this three-story townhouse is short on the former and long on the latter with features like Carrara marble kitchen islands, a fireplace, and a bathroom with dual sinks and a soaking tub. Enjoy “breathtaking” views of the Statue of Liberty from atop your full-floor roof deck and ask yourself, what was so great about being poor and happy, anyway?
Contact: Paul Johansen, CORE, 718-489-8445
20 Sullivan St., Manhattan
Price: $15 million; Bedrooms: 5; Bathrooms: 4½; Square feet: 6,353
Soho, of course, left its bohemian days behind long ago, trading hot plates and code violations for luxuries like “oil-rubbed Danish oak flooring” and motorized draperies. This six-story townhouse includes an entire floor dedicated to a “sumptuous” master suite, not to mention a rooftop outfitted with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace perfect for “al fresco entertaining.” Have your guests take the elevator straight up to the top!
Contact: Maryanne Farrell, Leonard Steinberg and Melissa Sheehy, Compass, 917-304-6154, 646-375-1932 and 413-531-4641
Wednesday, June 14, 2017