Welcome back to Chopper Holdouts, a feature where we delve into the world of listings that time forgot. Whether it's ego, stubbornness, or desperate hope, these places have been on the market for years without chopping their prices significantly. Any suggestions? Send them to the tipline.
There are few places on earth that mix ridiculously extravagant real estate with massive egos as potently as the Upper East Side. The result of that mixture: a whole bunch of enormous penthouses and townhouses, lingering on the market year after year without ever admitting that they might be overreaching a little with their asking prices. Places like the Woolworth Mansion (pictured), or the townhouse 53 East 64th Street, which, in its three years on the market, has managed to increase its price from $15.7 million to $26 million. Because what did you expect it to do, ask for less money? Discounting is gauche.
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