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Decoded: New York City's 'Jewel Box' Apartment Listings

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas for us, send them to the tipline. Today's words: Jewel Box.

A "jewel box" home is typically defined as a small apartment or house made with lots of expensive materials and very nice custom finishes and detailing. You see, the jewel box home is very fancy, like jewels, but also small, like a box that holds jewels. Or, judging by the above jewel box, it could just be any old place with a few walls and a window because whatever. Sorry, Upper East Side co-op. Newly painted walls do not a jewel box make.

Isn't the whole point of jewels that they don't need your attention? This is just a box.

Wait, is this broker suggesting that we storm Central Park and claim it for 35 West 92nd Street? That is a bold plan, and we like it.



Woah, calm down.
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