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Jack Reacher Author Buys Expedia CEO's Co-op

ZillowThe four-bedroom, three-bath unit in The Orwell House has a view of New York City's Central Park. By Emily Heffter Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has sold his co-op on New York's Upper West Side to the author of the Jack Reacher book series. Jim Grant, known commonly by the pen name Lee Child, bought Khosrowshahi's... Continue Reading »

Urban Compass Wants to Steer the Rental Industry in New Direction

An apartment-finding tool may not sound like a novel startup idea –- especially for a developer who's already sold two companies to the likes of Google and Twitter -– but Ori Allon has decided to place a bet. Launched Wednesday, Urban Compass allows users to search rental listings by price, location and... Continue Reading »

The Paul Rudolph House in NYC on the Market (House of the Day)

Anyone looking to become a landlord would be thrilled with today's House of the Day: The Paul Rudolph House, designed by the late famous architect and former dean of the Yale School of Architecture, is on the market for $27.5 million. The house in New York City consists of four apartments: one single-bedroom apartment,... Continue Reading »

One Museum Mile: Great Views Near High Culture (House of the Day)

If it seems like we can't get enough of these new, sleek New York City apartments with killer views, you might be on to something: We can't! This combination apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side offers sweeping vistas of world famous Central Park and the Big Apple skyline. With 3,600 square feet of floor space, the... Continue Reading »

Calvin Klein's Former New York City Duplex Penthouse Hits Market at $35 Million (House of the Day)

The New York City duplex penthouse formerly owned by designer Calvin Klein has hit the market for $35 million. The apartment, currently owned by ex-record exec Steve Gottlieb, overlooks iconic Central Park and has been largely unused for years. The glass cube home has undergone several changes, most notably when Klein... Continue Reading »

Swanky 'Penthouse 1' in Manhattan Has a Terrace to Die For (House of the Day)

Cheers to @tollbrothersinc for submitting this week's #housepornthurs winner, a $20 million New York City penthouse. The mouth-watering 4,346-square-foot home is the last unit available in The Touraine, a swanky apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side that is supposed to reach completion in the spring of 2013.... Continue Reading »

Woolworth Mansion in New York City Asking $90 Million (House of the Day)

The famed Woolworth Mansion in New York City has marched its way back onto the market, and if it sells at its current asking price, it could be a record breaker. The palatial estate has a history dating back to 1916, when retail mogul Frank Woolworth built it for his daughter, Helena McCann. It is surrounded by... Continue Reading »

Columbus Circle's Iconic Statue at Center of 'Living Room' Art Exhibit and Controversy

This statue of Christopher Columbus may look familiar to anyone who has visited New York's Columbus Circle as the one that's on a 75-foot-tall granite column in the middle of the traffic circle. So what's it doing, apparently off its pedestal and in some guy's living room? The statue and it's perch are actually part of... Continue Reading »

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick List Manhattan Townhouse for $25 Million

Sarah Jessica Parker goes through homes like Carrie Bradshaw goes through shoes. It was only in March 2011 -- after years of searching -- that SJP and hubby Matthew Broderick bought a townhouse in Manhattan's Greenwich Village for $19 million. But now, just 18 months later, the couple has thrown it back on the market... Continue Reading »

World Trade Center Prominent in New York City Skyline Once Again

By Aaron Smith Eleven years after terrorist attacks destroyed New York's World Trade Center, the replacement towers are finally taking shape and attracting new tenants -- even though most of the site's buildings are still under construction. The most prominent -- the tower known as 1 WTC -- is scheduled for... Continue Reading »

Roberta Campbell Loses $4.7 Million Down Payment in Legal Tussle Over NYC Luxury Apartment

Talk about a bad case of buyer's remorse. The ex-wife of Intuit CEO William Campbell lost her $4.7 million down payment on a swanky pad in Manhattan's Upper East Side after she backed out of her contract to buy the $18.5 million home because a few amenities were missing. Roberta Campbell had complained to a judge that... Continue Reading »

Director Antonio Calenda Sues Ex-Lover Natasha Diamond-Walker Over $800,000 Apartment 'Loan'

Who says wisdom comes with age? A 73-year-old Italian theater director is suing a much-younger dancer for nearly $2 million, alleging that the 27-year-old faked a romance with him so that he would buy her a swanky $775,000 New York City apartment. The director, Antonio Calenda (pictured at left), reportedly met Natasha... Continue Reading »

Manhattan's $100 Million Octagonal Triplex Penthouse (House of the Day)

What can you get for $100 million? How about an Airbus A320 Neo commercial airliner, the annual expenditures of the Republic of Palau, all the jewelry sold on the Home Shopping Network in a year or two tons of gold? If none of those interest you, there's always this triplex penthouse in New York City -- the Big Apple's... Continue Reading »

Rent President Barack Obama's Former Apartment in New York City

Want to live like a president? No, we're not suggesting you move into one of the many White House replicas around the country (also see this White House Replica and this gallery of even more White House replicas). We mean that you could be living where a president used to live -- specifically, President Barack... Continue Reading »

10 Best Cities for Your Social Life

If you hate staying home and wish you could go out every night of the week, then you might want to consider living in these cities. Coldwell Banker took a look at some of the trendiest places in the country and narrowed their list of the "Best Places to Live for Social Seekers" down to a hoppin' Top 10. The real estate... Continue Reading »

Anderson Cooper's Manhattan Pad Sells for $3.8 Million

The closet isn't the only thing Anderson Cooper has come out of. The CNN host just moved out of his midtown Manhattan apartment. Cooper listed his sleek, industrial penthouse for $3.75 million in March, and it went into contract a month later. This week, the public record of the closing was released. Cooper sold the... Continue Reading »

Inside Look: Paris in New York (VIDEO)

What's not to love about the French? They've bestowed upon the world Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, Louis Vuitton, croissants -- oh, and this: an almost overwhelmingly Gallic apartment that'll make you feel like you're on a Paris idyll (when you're really surrounded by the noisy, bustling streets of Manhattan). Owned... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Find Sanctuary in a Former Synagogue

If you weren't prepared to shell out $15 million for a home built for Jesus Christ, you can still live in a "divine" home in New York City for significantly less. For $25,000 a month, you can find a haven in a former synagogue in Manhattan's East Village. The re-purposed structure isn't exactly shy about its spiritual... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Site of Rockefeller and Nixon's Backroom Deal

One of Manhattan's most storied apartments has hit the market: the former residence of Nelson Rockefeller, who served as Gerald Ford's vice president from 1974 to 1977. Built in 1926, the co-op is running for $27.5 million. And for such a hefty price tag, it delivers a surprisingly small number of bedrooms: two.... Continue Reading »

Carmelo Anthony Rents Four NY Apartments While He House Hunts

NBA star Carmelo Anthony, who was traded in February from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks, will soon be moving himself and his extended family and some assistants into several Manhattan rentals so he can take his time looking for the right home to purchase, his real estate agent told AOL Real Estate. "It was... Continue Reading »

Tiger Woods' Former Mistress Buys NYC Condo With Settlement Money

UPDATE: Tiger Woods' former mistress, Rachel Uchitel, just closed on the three-bedroom, three-bath condo in the Murray Hill section of New York City that she will use as an investment property, the listing agent told HousingWatch just minutes after she left the closing table on Sept. 8. "It will not be her primary... Continue Reading »

Manhattan Real Estate Defies Downward Trend

While most of the nation reels from this week's dreadful housing sales figures, New Yorkers find themselves once again ahead of the curve. The Wall Street Journal reports that median prices in Manhattan this quarter are up more than 14 percent above the previous one, and 16 percent above the same period a year ago. What's... Continue Reading »

Tina Fey Selling New York Condo for $2.3M

If Sarah Palin wants a place in Manhattan to call home and get away from it all, Tina Fey's condo could provide some respite for $2,295,000. But I suppose that would be awkward. Fey and her husband recently put the condo on the market, a year after moving out for bigger digs nearby at another condo on the Upper West Side... Continue Reading »

Manhattan Apartment Search: Prices Back to Normal

Manhattan was long considered to have an unpoppable real estate bubble and recession-proof powers. But it seemed that one of the nation's worst economic downturns had driven up vacancy rates and made leasing more affordable for renters in the New York borough. Back in the heyday, only a year ago, New Yorkers could... Continue Reading »

Uma Thurman Lists Greenwich Village Townhouse for Killer $14.2 Mil

Uma Thurman may soon be in the business of looking for a Stairmaster. If today's reported suspicions and reposts are accurate, the statuesque actress has listed her Greenwich Village five-story, elevator-free townhouse with Sotheby's Homes after just 3.5 years of sweating up and down a lot of stairs. Located in the Gold... Continue Reading »

Foreign Real Estate Investors Cash Out of NYC

Manhattan real estate is no longer the property playground for euro- and pound-wielding Europeans. With the rebound of the dollar, foreigners have lost their purchasing power, says Noah Rosenblatt of UrbanDigs.com, a private brokerage firm launching this month. Rosenblatt says New York real estate is back in the hands of... Continue Reading »

'Selling New York' Episode 6: A Shaman and a Soap Star Walk Into a Gramercy Loft

When all else fails and you can't sell an apartment with $7,000 in maintenance fees, bring in an "energy guy." That's the biggest lesson from episode six of the HGTV series "Selling New York." The other intuitive lessons are: You can't find three acres of backyard space in Manhattan, and rich people in a hurry to buy can... Continue Reading »

I'm Looking: Matt Damon

It's an open secret among New Yorkers: Matt Damon is house hunting in the Big Apple. The actor has apparently narrowed his search to the Upper West Side near Central Park West, reports theRealDeal, whose sources say Damon is looking to spend in the $12 million range. The area, with its verdant views, is a magnet for... Continue Reading »

HGTV's 'Selling New York': Stiff Cast and Stiff Prices

The real estate slump is over if you're a broker or a buyer on HGTVs new show "Selling New York." We watched last night and witnessed the stereotypes. It was a downtown Manhattan vs. uptown Manhattan property face-off. CORE group duo, the "downtown boys": John Gomes (below) and Shaun Osher were the requisite reality-show... Continue Reading »

Coyotes Move Into Manhattan Neighborhoods

Despite news that several New York state parks might be closing due to budget shortfalls, NYC's most famous park has found itself playing host to at least one new visitor: a coyote. In a scene straight out of apocalyptic film The Day After Tomorrow, the coyote was spotted charging back and forth across a frozen Central... Continue Reading »

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