Celebrity Real Estate

15 Park Row


Manhattan skyline 1902 – Park Row building at center

by Alon Gibely Jex

15 Park Row! For those of you unfamiliar with this building I need to ask where you’ve been for the past 118 years??? That’s right, completed in 1899, for more than a century 15 Park Row has been an integral part of New York City’s skyline and today it’s still going strong! While presently its impressive twenty-nine stories may seem less so with the proximity to the Financial District and its mammoth skyscrapers, but for nine years after the completion of The Park Row Building (as it was known then) it was the tallest building in the world! That’s right, not just in the Financial District, or Tribeca (neither terms being applicable at the time of course), or Lower Manhattan, or the entire island of Manhattan, or the entire City of New York, or the… well you see where this is going.

Sadly, in 1908 the completed construction of the nearby Singer Building, at 47 stories, took the title of the world’s tallest. If you’re looking for the Singer Building these days though you won’t find it, as it was demolished in 1968 (take that Singer Building!), and these days that space is occupied by One Liberty Plaza.

In the early twentieth century 15 Park Row occupied a portion of Park Row that was then known as Newspaper Row, it being the center of the New York City newspaper industry at the time, and the building even housed one of the first offices of the Associated Press. Other notable tenants over the years include the headquarters of the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), the original operator of the New York City subway system, as well as most recently the offices and retail space of J&R Music World, the famed New York City music and electronics retailer.

These days the building has been converted to a luxury residential building. In 2001 the top half of the building was converted into residential units, and since 2014, the bottom half, from floors 3 to 8 were converted to residential units as well. Currently there are over 300 apartments at 15 Park Row, and the building is presently working on restoring the lobby to its former early-twentieth century glory, as well as adding some more modern touches like a large gym, yoga studio, a residents lounge and children’s playroom, bike storage, cold storage, and an immaculate roof deck as well. For over 100 years 15 Park Row has and continues to prove itself as a bastion of the neighborhood that surrounds it, whether that’s Tribeca, the Financial District, or whatever they may call it in the future.

This certainly won’t be the only blog about 15 Park Row that NY Living Solutions will bring you, but if you’re interested to learn more about the architecture and history of 15 Park Row then check out the link below to the Wikipedia article:


Celebrity Real Estate-Jennifer Esposito Lists Her Co-op

Something For The Haves.

Jennifer Esposito Lists

Jennifer Esposito Lists

Courtesy of Cityfile.
Jennifer Esposito is looking to sell in the Village. The actress has put her one-bedroom apartment at 23 East 10th Street on the market, along with the one-bedroom co-op she owns upstairs. The two apartments, which Esposito once planned to combine into a duplex, are currently listed for a combined $1.435 million.
Listed by Stephanie L. David of Mark David

Celebrity and Alpha Human Real Estate Deals

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New York City’s Most Notable Real Estate Deals.
Courtesy of Cityfile.

Hampton's Home For Sale

Hampton's Home For Sale

Blackstone Group co-founder Steve Schwarzman and his wife Christine have put their East Hampton home on the market. The 2.1-acre property, which the couple purchased for $2.3 million in 1996, is listed for $7.2 million. The couple will hardly be homeless if and when they sell it. The Schwarzmans are finishing up construction work on the much larger estate in Water Mill they agreed to buy in 2005 for $34 million. [WSJ, BHS]
• Developer Bruce Ratner has sold his 4,500-square-foot home in Montauk to art dealer David Zwirner for $10 million. He’s reportedly looking for a “less pricey” estate in Quogue. [NYP]
• Actress Molly Shannon has sold her apartment at 66 Ninth Avenue for $2.61 million. The three-bedroom pad, which Shannon bought for $1.6 million in 2003, had been listed most recently for $2.85 million. [Real Deal]

Celebrity & Alpha Human Buyers & Sellers

Something For The Haves.

Masterfully compiled by [Cityfile]

Alec Baldwin has put his longtime co-op in the Eldorado on Central Park West on the market for $8.9 million. He’s reportedly thinking about trading it in for a four-bedroom apartment at the Dakota, which has been reduced from $24 million to $12.5 million over the past year. [NYP]

• Former GE CEO Jack Welch is in contract to buy a three-bedroom pad at One Beacon Court that’s next door to the condo he already owns. The 2,669-square-foot space was most recently listed for $8.995 million. Listed by-Brown Harris Stevens]

• New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and his wife, Robin Wells, have paid $1.7 million for former Times reporter Joseph B. Treaster’s three-bedroom co-op at 110 Riverside Drive. Meanwhile, the couple is currently in contract to sell their former apartment, a one-bedroom at 304 West 89th Street that was most recently listed for $599,000. Listed by Corcoran]

• Fashion heir Antonio Versace has paid “a little less” than $2.7 million for a two-bedroom condo at 44 Mercer Street.

• Dr. Richard Kaul has dropped the price of his townhouse at 69 West 83rd Street, which he bought for $3.6 million in 2005 and put on the market for $14 million last month. The manse is now listed for $10 million. [Cityfile, PDE]

• Real estate investor Michael Hirtenstein is reportedly paying $16.5 million for five units on three floors of the Enrique Norten-designed One York. [NYP]

The Apthorp Are Bringing Out The Big Guns-Hello Dolly

Nick Hetherington

Uber-broker Dolly Lenz has been courted by The Apthorp development team and she has accepted to help them sell their supreme residences. How many does she need to sell to declare the condo plan effective by the September deadline? Only 8. This is exciting news to follow. She has the month of August and until the September 15 deadline date to sell 8 apartments to the wealthiest members of planet earth. Doesn’t sound to difficult for someone like Dolly who just rented Brangelina the Rupert Murdoch estate on The North Fork of Long Island for $100,000 a month. So, all she has to do is make a few calls right? I think she will do it. Whoever purchases will obviously be offered a sweet to the taste discount. Stay tuned to see which masters of the universe help save the day. Check The Real Deal article for more on this.