Currently, the rental market in most of Manhattan is declining in terms of price and a record number of apartments are being rented with concessions either of free rent or other incentives. However, two neighborhoods in Manhattan saw increases in rent year over year. One was the Financial District and the other was Yorkville, the northern edge of Manhattan’s upper east side adjacent to East Harlem.
In general, most of Manhattan has appreciated over the last several years but some areas have outpaced others in terms of appreciation and residential development. Harlem is one of those areas. In 2010, I was looking at townhouse on West 136 street which could have been purchased for just under $1 million intact. Now those same buildings, a mere 5 years later are double the price.
The NYPost profiles 3 micro nabes and details what’s going on in terms of development and why the market is heating or already hot. They are not suprisingly:
2- Fidi but more specifically Park Place
3- The Highline
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Developers of high end property are looking for ways to push the edge and create a unique product to justify the high prices that their NYC new developments are asking. One way is to maximize views by using curved glass in a NYC condo. One57 on West 57 street aka Billionaire’s Row used it and now 50 West street uses it even more. 50 West is a 191 unit condo that is experiencing much success with 83 units already in contract ranging from 1.39million to just over $22mm for a penthouse according to Streeteasy.