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10 NYC Buildings That Are Already All Sold Out

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In real life, being a sellout kind of sucks. But in the real estate world, it's a mark of success, and a flag that brokers and developers fly with pride (accompanied by lots of press releases). Over the last six months, both projects that have been on the market for years (the formerly problematic L Haus in Long Island City) and newer releases (Greenpoint's much-delayed 48 Box Street) have managed to offload all of their units onto eager buyers. We've rounded up 10 of these success stories in the handy map below. Did we miss any? Let us know.

UPDATE 3/1: We've added a few more to the map, so there are now 14 buildings on the list.


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1. The Edge

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The Edge hit this momentous milestone back in December. After several years of sales, all 565 condos finally sold, but that's not the end of activity at the Edge. We're still waiting on that third tower, and dozens of units have come onto the market as rentals.

2. 48 Box Street

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48 Box Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

With only six units, perhaps we should have expected this long-awaited Greenpoint development to go fast. We heard that almost 250 prospective buyers showed up for the building's opening, and that there were 15 offers on that first night, more than double the number of apartments on offer.

3. Oro Condominiums

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306 Gold Street
New York, NY 11201

Oro was one of the best-selling building of 2012, and the DoBro condo sold out just a few weeks ago. The first of the building's 303 units came on the market back in 2007, and post-crash, Oro had a pretty successful rent-to-own program that resulted in 20 buyers. Currently, StreetEasy shows seven active resale listings and rental.

4. L Haus

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11-02 49th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

After four years of sales made for a slow start at LIC's L Haus, the condo building rebooted, got itself a new broker, and went from 60 percent to 100 percent sold in just one year. A good thing, too, because before the reboot, they were luring buyers with rooftop cabanas and closets, which just couldn't have been sustainable in the long term.

5. Garfield Sparta

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580 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Despite its issues (for one, the much-berated kitchens), Mexican starchitect Enrique Norten's 17-unit Park Slope controversy magnet sold out in December. Its futuristic name, Garfield Sparta, hints at its Miami-eque vibe. Fun fact: Norten's original idea to put three townhouses in front of the glassy 17-condo unit was shot down by the city.

6. Third + Bond

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111 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Brownstoner has been cataloguing the progress of the eco-friendly Third + Bond condo since it was first planned back in 2007, and just yesterday, they announced that all 44 units in the building are sold and closed. The building was developed by Hudson Companies and designed by Rogers Marvel Architects. StreetEasy lists the average sale price at $777,000.

7. Twenty9th Park Madison

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39 E 29th Street
New York, NY 10016

It took more than five years, but Twenty9th Park Madison hit 100 percent sold in January. According to StreetEasy, the 142-unit building has two active resales, a studio listed for $825K and a one-bedroom asking $1.6M. There area also four active rentals, ranging from $5,400 to $8,000/month.

8. Windows on 123 Lofts

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129 West 123rd Street
New York, NY 10027

No question, Windows on 123 Lofts outpaced its nearby sister project, Windows on 123 Apartments. Located at 129 West 123rd Street, the eight lofts (which ranged in size from 1,441 to 1,892-square-feet and cost between $895,000 and $1.295 million) sold more quickly than the apartments (granted, there were 26 of those puppies). The latter development, at one point, tried giving cars away to bump sales.

9. Beacon Towers

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29 West 138th Street
New York, NY 10037

The Central Harlem development had to resort to a pretty base tactic to get some units sold. A few years back, Beacon Towers was essentially doling out $8,000 in cash given to buyers who signed on the dotted line by a certain date. The eight-story co-op with 73 residences finally cleared out its stock in September of 2012.

10. 315 Gates Avenue

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315 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

This 72-unit Bed-Stuy condo building sold out in early December. Sales launched in 2010, and the apartments range from studios to two-bedroom duplexes. A handful of units have been pushed back onto the market as rentals over the last few years, but currently, there's only one available unit: a two-bedroom asking $2,800/month.

11. 2 Northside Piers

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The last unit at 2 Northside Piers, a penthouse, is now in contract, so that puts the 181-unit development practically in the sold out column.

12. 205 Water Street Condos

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205 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Toll Brothers' Dumbo project, a cool mix of old industrial and new contemporary design with great outdoor areas, sold out in a flash. One quirky marketing technique was an ad poking fun at protesters by encouraging buyers to "Occupy 205 Water Street."

13. The Abingdon

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607 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

Nursing home-turned-condo the Abingdon had no trouble finding interested buyers for its sprawling, ultra luxury homes. One way the building enticed richest of the rich? A fourth-floor model unit jam-packed with super cool, super expensive furniture and art—including a taxidermic fox.

14. 5 West 127 St

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5 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027

Harlem Bespoke reports that the 13-unit building at 5 West 127th Street sold out without ever holding an open house. Sales started last July and 40 percent of the units received offers in the first month.

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1. The Edge

Williamsburg, New York

The Edge hit this momentous milestone back in December. After several years of sales, all 565 condos finally sold, but that's not the end of activity at the Edge. We're still waiting on that third tower, and dozens of units have come onto the market as rentals.

2. 48 Box Street

48 Box Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

With only six units, perhaps we should have expected this long-awaited Greenpoint development to go fast. We heard that almost 250 prospective buyers showed up for the building's opening, and that there were 15 offers on that first night, more than double the number of apartments on offer.

48 Box Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

3. Oro Condominiums

306 Gold Street, New York, NY 11201

Oro was one of the best-selling building of 2012, and the DoBro condo sold out just a few weeks ago. The first of the building's 303 units came on the market back in 2007, and post-crash, Oro had a pretty successful rent-to-own program that resulted in 20 buyers. Currently, StreetEasy shows seven active resale listings and rental.

306 Gold Street
New York, NY 11201

4. L Haus

11-02 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

After four years of sales made for a slow start at LIC's L Haus, the condo building rebooted, got itself a new broker, and went from 60 percent to 100 percent sold in just one year. A good thing, too, because before the reboot, they were luring buyers with rooftop cabanas and closets, which just couldn't have been sustainable in the long term.

11-02 49th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

5. Garfield Sparta

580 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Despite its issues (for one, the much-berated kitchens), Mexican starchitect Enrique Norten's 17-unit Park Slope controversy magnet sold out in December. Its futuristic name, Garfield Sparta, hints at its Miami-eque vibe. Fun fact: Norten's original idea to put three townhouses in front of the glassy 17-condo unit was shot down by the city.

580 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

6. Third + Bond

111 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Brownstoner has been cataloguing the progress of the eco-friendly Third + Bond condo since it was first planned back in 2007, and just yesterday, they announced that all 44 units in the building are sold and closed. The building was developed by Hudson Companies and designed by Rogers Marvel Architects. StreetEasy lists the average sale price at $777,000.

111 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

7. Twenty9th Park Madison

39 E 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

It took more than five years, but Twenty9th Park Madison hit 100 percent sold in January. According to StreetEasy, the 142-unit building has two active resales, a studio listed for $825K and a one-bedroom asking $1.6M. There area also four active rentals, ranging from $5,400 to $8,000/month.

39 E 29th Street
New York, NY 10016

8. Windows on 123 Lofts

129 West 123rd Street, New York, NY 10027

No question, Windows on 123 Lofts outpaced its nearby sister project, Windows on 123 Apartments. Located at 129 West 123rd Street, the eight lofts (which ranged in size from 1,441 to 1,892-square-feet and cost between $895,000 and $1.295 million) sold more quickly than the apartments (granted, there were 26 of those puppies). The latter development, at one point, tried giving cars away to bump sales.

129 West 123rd Street
New York, NY 10027

9. Beacon Towers

29 West 138th Street, New York, NY 10037

The Central Harlem development had to resort to a pretty base tactic to get some units sold. A few years back, Beacon Towers was essentially doling out $8,000 in cash given to buyers who signed on the dotted line by a certain date. The eight-story co-op with 73 residences finally cleared out its stock in September of 2012.

29 West 138th Street
New York, NY 10037

10. 315 Gates Avenue

315 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

This 72-unit Bed-Stuy condo building sold out in early December. Sales launched in 2010, and the apartments range from studios to two-bedroom duplexes. A handful of units have been pushed back onto the market as rentals over the last few years, but currently, there's only one available unit: a two-bedroom asking $2,800/month.

315 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

11. 2 Northside Piers

Brooklyn, NY

The last unit at 2 Northside Piers, a penthouse, is now in contract, so that puts the 181-unit development practically in the sold out column.

12. 205 Water Street Condos

205 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Toll Brothers' Dumbo project, a cool mix of old industrial and new contemporary design with great outdoor areas, sold out in a flash. One quirky marketing technique was an ad poking fun at protesters by encouraging buyers to "Occupy 205 Water Street."

205 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

13. The Abingdon

607 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

Nursing home-turned-condo the Abingdon had no trouble finding interested buyers for its sprawling, ultra luxury homes. One way the building enticed richest of the rich? A fourth-floor model unit jam-packed with super cool, super expensive furniture and art—including a taxidermic fox.

607 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

14. 5 West 127 St

5 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027

Harlem Bespoke reports that the 13-unit building at 5 West 127th Street sold out without ever holding an open house. Sales started last July and 40 percent of the units received offers in the first month.

5 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027