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The 10 Most Expensive Properties for Sale in Chinatown

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Our friends at Eater have declared this week to be Chinese Food Week, so in their honor, we're taking a look at the most expensive real estate for sale in Chinatown. Since the neighborhood boundaries can sometimes be tricky?and some brokers like to place Chinatown listings on the Lower East Side?we've simplified things by following StreetEasy's neighborhood divisions. A special shoutout to our old friend 123 Baxter for its frequent appearances on this list. Without further ado, Chinatown's 10 priciest on-the-market pads.

10) 31 Monroe Street #12
Asking Price: $750,000
Price Per Square Foot: $1,071
Square Feet: 700
The Skinny: This condo, minus a floorplan and with just one pic, was the recent recipient of a 21 percent PriceUpper from its previous ask of $620,000. Later this week it will also celebrate its one-year marketversary. Coincidence?

9) 148 Madison Street #8
Asking Price: $880,000
Price Per Square Foot: $880
Square Feet: 1,000
The Skinny: There are no pics or floorplan for this one, allegedly a 4BR/2BAm and the listing defied all our attempts to find a photo. (The photo at left is swiped from another of the building's units listed on PropertyShark.)

8) 307 Cherry Street #H2
Asking Price: $929,000
Price Per Square Foot: $749
Square Feet: 1,239
The Skinny: The fact that this is a 4BR condo asking $929,000 leaves us unsurprised that there's no floorplan on the listing.

7) 44 Market Street #12A
Asking Price: $1,200,000
Price Per Square Foot: $888
Square Feet: 1,350
The Skinny: This 2BR triplex penthouse has a fun cantilevered staircase, plus a private entrance to the second bedroom. It also recently passed the 200-day mark for time on market.

6) 123 Baxter Street #2D
Asking Price: $1,298,000
Price Per Square Foot: $1,180
Square Feet: 1,100
The Skinny: Is a unit in Curbed favorite 123 Baxter better when customized, as this 1BR (last sold for $1.295M in 2007) apparently is? We'll find out, because?spoiler alert!?this isn't the only time we're going to see the building on this list.

5) 175 East Broadway #6C
Asking Price: $1,595,000
Price Per Square Foot: $1,155
Square Feet: 1,380
The Skinny: Of all the on-the-market apartments in this building, #6C is low on the list of head-scratchers?mostly because it's competing against a $15,000/month rental and Tatum O'Neal's place. This one last sold in 2006 for $1,349,181. A tame flip attempt, relatively speaking.

4) 7 Essex Street #7A
Asking Price: $1,625,000
Price Per Square Foot: $1,025
Square Feet: 1,584
The Skinny: This one's been on the market for 250 days, on and off, with only one 4 percent PriceChop. Why has no one picked this up for the "Gorgeous Unobstructed Views over Seward Park?"

3) 123 Baxter Street #2A
Asking Price: $1,995,000
Price Per Square Foot: $1,311
Square Feet: 1,521
The Skinny: This apartment has 391 square feet of private outdoor space and a decent floorplan, but the ask of $1,311/square foot seems a bit pricey, no?

2) 123 Baxter Street #PHB
Asking Price: $3,995,000
Price Per Square Foot:$1,311
Square Feet: 3,045
The Skinny: Seriously, where are the Jetsons when we need them? This penthouse at Little Chitaly's 123 Baxter, part of the building's "Gem Collection," has been on and off the market since 2008, once asking as much as $4.495 million. Of course, that was before the razor blades appeared.

1) 32 Orchard Street
Asking Price: $5,200,000
Price Per Square Foot: $472
Square Feet: 11,000
The Skinny: This building is billing itself as the "NEW LOWER EAST SIDE GALLERY ROW," and we suppose it does include enough commercial space for a gallery, even if StreetEasy places it firmly in Chinatown. Upstairs there are two market-rate residential units and 5,232 square feet of available air rights "waiting for you to build a wonderful Penthouse." So why has it been on the market for 376 days?
· Chinese Food Week 2011 [Eater]
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