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January 7th, 2004, 02:49 PM
Hello. I will buy apartment or townhouse in NYC. Please, tell me where is the best place to have such thing. I don't want to climb to high, but still want to see some skyline, with shops, restaurants and parks nearby. Simply anything that a wealthy man needs. Or maybe you can even advice me a particular building.
By the way I dreamed about living in NY since childhood when I saw it on tv :) Thank you a lot!
and God bless America!

January 7th, 2004, 05:01 PM
If you are wealthy I sugest to try the Upper East Side or The Upper West Side. You wont be disapointed. :wink:

January 7th, 2004, 05:19 PM
If you familiarize yourself with a map of NYC, this will give you a good idea of where the wealthy are living:


And I hope you're really, really rich:


January 7th, 2004, 10:52 PM
You can browse the apartment listings at several websites of Real Estate firms listed in the Real Estate (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/default.htm) section of Wired New York.

According to Market Watch report from Douglas Elliman, in the third quarter of 2003 the average sales price of a Manhattan apartment was $917,000 ($704/sq ft), the average size of a Manhattan apartment was 1,302 sq ft.

And here some specific suggestions for a wealthy man:

$1,200,000: Metropolitan Tower (http://www.wirednewyork.com/metropolitan.htm) 1,500 sq ft 45th floor or Central Park Place (http://www.wirednewyork.com/central_park_place.htm) 1,030 sq ft 25th floor or CitySpire (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/cityspire/default.htm) 1,600 sq ft 55th floor
$2,000,000: 220 Riverside Blvd (http://www.wirednewyork.com/trump_place/trump_place_220_riverside.htm) 2,000 sq ft 44th floor
$3,000,000: Park Imperial (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/random_house/default.htm) 2,000 sq ft 66th floor
$3,500,000 Trump World Tower (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/trump_world_tower/default.htm) 2,800 sq ft 75th floor
$4,000,000: Park Laurel (http://www.wirednewyork.com/park_laurel.htm) 2,800 sq ft 24th floor or Perry West (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/perry_west/default.htm) 3,700 sq ft

January 8th, 2004, 05:25 AM
Thank you and see you!

January 8th, 2004, 06:20 PM
Great to see you want to come to America, esp. NYC. Really nice that you have a lot of cash to spend, too.

There are MANY nice areas in NYC. Upper East and West Sides are the traditional ones. But, TriBeCa is very nice, so is SoHo. I guess it depends on Downtown or Uptown, or Midtown. Can't forget about Grammercy Park/Flatiron/Union Square (between Midtown and Downtown), and Greenwich Village and Chelsea.

Even Brooklyn Heights is amazing, with prime views of downtown and the water.

Here's some high-end brokers and real estate sections:


There's a lot more, just do a search.