Life on the top just isn’t what it used to be. 220 Central Park SouthTamara Beckwith Once synonymous with status, penthouses seem to have lost their cache. Everyone from bold-faced billionaires to wealthy Joe Shmoes are falling out of love with Manhattan’s trophy properties in the sky. As aspirational towers get taller and taller, the
Aaron and Erin Clark thought they were living their dream home after purchasing and renovating a 109-year-old house in Jefferson City, Mo. But that dream quickly turned into a nightmare. In August 2017, they purchased the 5,000-square-foot historic home — known as the Hobo Hill House — at 500 E. Miller St. and had restored
That’s some neighborhood beef. It’s not a string of robberies or vandalism that is riling up residents of the ritzy Evergreen neighborhood in San Jose, Calif. Homeowners on Whitetail Lane are furious over new unwelcome visitors: a herd of cows. For the last two months, according to KTVU and the Mercury News, cattle have been
It appears that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills isn’t done with its cast shake-up. Lisa Vanderpump quit the show after she was accused of leaking the story about Dorit Kemsley and the “puppy gate” scandal to a tabloid. The fact that it was Lisa’s longtime friend Kyle Richards that leveled the accusations made it even worse.
Andy Spade, co-founder of luxury fashion brand Kate Spade New York, has picked up a real estate gem. He purchased a Mission-style home in an upscale neighborhood in the hills of Oakland, Calif., for $3.5 million in early June. Spade made the move to the West Coast following the death of his wife, Kate Spade,
This broker found a risqué way to get ahead in the Nashville, Tenn., real estate market: He posted an X-rated image in a property listing. Real estate agent Miguel Calvo, of Benchmark Realty, uploaded a sexy selfie Tuesday to the online listing of a 2,900-square-foot, four-bedroom home asking $399,000 for sale, Scoop Nashville reports. Beyond
Former Bear Stearns CEO James Cayne — the Wall Street exec whose “weak corporate governance” has been blamed in the 2008 financial crisis — is suing the board of his fancy co-op for causing him a “severe financial hardship” of his own. Cayne claims his co-op board at 501 Park Ave. has blocked him from
Vector Group CEO/Douglas Elliman head Howard Lorber, New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis, and top brokers Dolly and Jenny Lenz attended the Chabad of Southampton Jewish Center’s 18th annual gala, which was held at the Bridgehampton home of Libbie Mugrabi (who is battling estranged hubby David Mugrabi, of a billionaire art family, in a
The former Hudson Valley estate of the late composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch has hit the market for $7.9 million. Four Barns Farm, at 465 Shunpike Road in Millbrook, spans 40 acres. Hamlisch — one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony (EGOT) and a Pulitzer — bought the property
Veteran journalist Tom Brokaw is finally in contract to sell his Pound Ridge, NY, estate following a massive price cut. But he won’t break even on the Westchester property that he’s owned for decades, Gimme Shelter has learned. The 36-acre gated compound, which first asked $6.3 million in June 2018, was last asking $4.25 million.
Legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath is selling a duplex co-op he bought with his daughter Jessica and her then-love, Brian Kennedy, on the Upper West Side. The 1,300-square-foot home, at 345 W. 70th St., comes with two bedrooms and one bathroom, and is on the market for $1.19 million. Joe NamathSlaven Vlasic/Getty Images
Norwegian hockey star Mats Zuccarello — who skated for the New York Rangers for eight years — is about to list his Manhattan home for $3.2 million. The fifth-floor corner unit at 345 W. 14th St., which he bought for $3.15 million in 2015, is 1,228 square feet. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the
As the world becomes increasingly tech-driven, the enchantment of the all-American farm magnifies for many seeking a country escape or new forever home. Some of these properties are viable, working farms in need of fresh attention, while others retain or channel bucolic vibes — and all are guaranteed to deliver the kind of tranquility you’re
When John Garbarino moved to Maplewood, NJ, from Soho in 2008, he left one thing behind: his neighborhood bar. Garbarino, 47, had been a regular at downtown dive Spring Lounge and even met his wife, Erin, there. But after he moved, his weekly pint downings dwindled; only rarely did he find himself at a guy’s
Hollister is working on opening a store at 130 W. 34th St. opposite Macy’s. The deal may or may not be complete, and it is unclear if the retailer leased the entire multistory building of 22,500 square feet that was being marketed as one unit, or just a floor or two. Brad Wolk, Susan Kurland
If Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse goes on the market, it could sell for $75 million — far more than the just under $56 million that was declared in his will, a townhouse expert tells The Post. Sales broker Richard Steinberg of Douglas Elliman says its size and location would boost its pricing to in excess
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One of Midtown Madison Avenue’s dowdiest buildings is about to dress up and go out on the town. Aby Rosen, who bought 477 Madison in July for $258 million through his RFR Holding, knows that the 24-story office tower’s glazed white brick facade fades to black amid the avenue’s more distinguished older and newer properties.
The Department of City Planning’s recent Storefront Vacancy Report brought rare clarity to the city’s retail leasing picture — a situation which many, Realty Check included, has called a crisis. As DCP Director Marisa Lago put it, the research shows that “the reasons for storefront vacancies are complex and varied.” In not allocating blame solely
Just one month after buying the real-life haunted house that inspired the scary hit movie “The Conjuring,” its new owners say they’re witnessing unexplained paranormal activity. Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, who bought the historic farmhouse in Harrisville, RI, in June, told to a local news station that weird occurrences have already cropped up. “Footsteps, knocks, we’ve
The city Department of Investigation is probing the elevator accident that fatally crushed a 30-year-old man as he tried to step into the lobby of his Manhattan apartment building, sources familiar with the matter told The Post on Friday. The gruesome death of Sam Waisbren came weeks after the Department of Buildings found that a
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me — we extort, we pilfer, we filch and … hit the sack? Jack Sparrow and Captain Hook may be fictional pirates, but travelers looking for a real-life adventure on the high seas now have a quirky stay at their disposal. A Minnesota Airbnb listing advertises a
Barack and Michelle Obama are close to buying a massive Martha’s Vineyard estate. TMZ reports that the former president and first lady are in escrow — aka in contract to purchase — a 29-acre beachfront plot with a 6,892-square-foot main house. The Obamas were initially just renting the seven-bedroom, 8½-bathroom spread for summer 2019, but
Ready to live long and prosper in a New York City? “Star Trek” star and social media influencer George Takei is selling his apartment for $1.35 million. Located on the 35th floor of the 78-story Metropolitan Tower in midtown’s Billionaires’ Row, the unit looks southwest at the city skyline and offers a peek of the