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Pricey Properties for Sale on Manhattan's 10 Priciest Blocks

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The folks at PropertyShark calculated and mapped the 10 most expensive blocks in Manhattan, taking into account residential transactions closed in 2010 and 2011. (Only blocks with three or more transactions were considered for the list.) We love lists, pricey things, and lists of pricey things, so we were inspired by PShark's work. We searched StreetEasy for a listing near the median price on each of the blocks that made the list. Without further ado, what's for sale on the 10 priciest blocks in Manhattan:

10) Block: Grand and Broome streets/Broadway and Lafayette streets
Median Price: $4,800,000
For sale: Nothing at or near the median
The Skinny: The priciest listings in the vicinity of this block right now are all at 350 West Broadway.

9) Block: East 87th and East 88th streets/York and East End avenues
Median Price: $4,887,600
For sale: Nothing at or near the median
The Skinny: There are 16 listings on the market on this block right now. The most expensive (at left) is asking $13.5 million, but there's nothing between that and $1,875,000 in price.

8) Block: Waverly Place and West 8th Street/Avenue of the Americas and MacDougal Street
Median Price: $4,973,781
For sale: Nothing
The Skinny: A StreetEasy custom boundary search shows nothing for sale on this block right now, near the median price or not, so this is a perfect moment for another block to swoop in and steal the #8 slot. Four properties sold on the block between January 2010 and December 2011.

7) Block: Christopher and Barrow streets/Bedford and Bleecker streets
Median Price: $4,985,000
For sale: Nothing
The Skinny: These blocks saw only four sales between January 2010 and December 2011, but that was enough to put them on the priciest blocks list. Right now the only thing on the market remotely (very remotely) near the median price is the townhouse at 18 Grove Street, asking $7 million.

6) Block: East 71st and East 72nd streets/Third and Second avenues
Median Price: $5,900,000
For sale: 320 East 72nd Street #12
Price: $5,795,000
The Skinny: This listing is slightly outside the block boundary, on 72nd Street between First and Second avenues, but comes closest to the median price. This block shares a median with the fifth-priciest one on the list, but this block saw far fewer sales in 2010 and 2011: four sales compared to the next block's 19 sales.

5) Block: East 62nd and East 63rd streets/Fifth and Park avenues
Median Price: $5,900,000
For sale: 812 Fifth Avenue #9B
Price: $5,750,000
The Skinny: This apartment is a renovated 2BR, 2.5BA with a 12-person dining room and park views from three rooms.

4) Block: Greenwich and Hudson streets/Beach and Hubert streets
Median Price: $5,956,763
For sale: Nothing
The Skinny: There's nothing at the median price on the market right now, but a few properties come close on this block or just by it: apartment #3C at 7 Hubert Street, asking $3.595 million, and the fourth-floor condo at 408 Greenwich Street, asking $7.6 million.

3) Block: West 21st and West 22nd streets/11th and 10th avenues
Median Price: $6,650,000
For sale: Nothing
The Skinny: It's no surprise to see the West Chelsea Starchitecture District on this list, even if, at the moment, there's nothing around the median price for sale. The closest we came was PHA at 120 Eleventh Avenue. Given the PriceChoppage this place has already seen, it might come down to the median yet.

2) Block: East 58th and East 59th streets/Park and Third avenues
Median Price: $7,350,000
For sale: Nothing
The Skinny: We assume One Beacon Court is partly responsible for the high numbers on this block, but the building isn't offering anything of median price right now. There's one 2BR for $8.495 million and another for $5.6 million.

1) Block: East 70th and East 71st streets/Fifth and Park avenues
Median Price: $8,925,000
For sale: 730 Park Avenue #3A
Price: $9,000,000
The Skinny: This is the same building where Yugoslavia destroyed a $20 million apartment, but this one looks pretty untouched. The 3BR, 3.5BA space is going for a loft feel. Other perks: electric floor warming in the bathrooms and ceiling speakers (which the neighbors might frown on you for using).