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Five Ridiculous Manhattan Listings That Refuse to Cut Prices

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Welcome to Chopper Holdouts, a new 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. If you've got any tips, send them in to the tipline.

We cover out fair share of pricechoppers around these parts, but what of the city's apartments and townhouses that are made of stronger stuff, steadfastly declining to offer serious price reductions even after multiple years on the market? Are they not equally as deserving, if not more so, of commentary on their interior design choices? We say yes, they are, and with that in mind we're going to bring you regular updates on some of New York City's longest-lasting listings.


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1. 755 Park Avenue #8AB

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755 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

This 12-room Park Ave co-op with $10,441 maintenance fees was listed in 2009 for $18 million. In June of 2011, the price was chopped to $16 million, and since then it's just been un-listed and re-listed every five months or so.

2. 28 Grove Street

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28 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014

Everybody loves West Village townhouse, except this one, apparently. The renovated four-story 28 Grove Street was listed in 2009 for $14.9 million and, almost two years to the day later, finally chopped its price...to $13.995 million. That's probably not going to cut it.

3. 43 Fifth Avenue #5FL

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43 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Not technically a Chopper Holdout, the fifth floor of 43 Fifth Avenue has been on the market since 2010, when it was listed for (hold your guffaws) $25 million, with $11,146 maintenance. Although it's now down to $17 million, the last pricechop was over a year ago. Might be time for some professional listing photos. And a different ceiling.

4. 164 East 72nd Street #1AB

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164 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

This 5BR, 5BA co-op was listed in 2010 for $5.9 million and chopped to $5.29 million by mid-2009. Now it's playing the waiting game. Also the creepy-deer heads-on-the-wall-of-a-dimly-lit-room game.

5. 1 Central Park West #23D

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1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

After two years on the market at $9 million, this 2,255-square-foot 3BR in the Trump International finally got around to increasing its price by 28 percent to $11.5 million. Great job, everyone.

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1. 755 Park Avenue #8AB

755 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021

This 12-room Park Ave co-op with $10,441 maintenance fees was listed in 2009 for $18 million. In June of 2011, the price was chopped to $16 million, and since then it's just been un-listed and re-listed every five months or so.

755 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

2. 28 Grove Street

28 Grove Street, New York, NY 10014

Everybody loves West Village townhouse, except this one, apparently. The renovated four-story 28 Grove Street was listed in 2009 for $14.9 million and, almost two years to the day later, finally chopped its price...to $13.995 million. That's probably not going to cut it.

28 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014

3. 43 Fifth Avenue #5FL

43 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Not technically a Chopper Holdout, the fifth floor of 43 Fifth Avenue has been on the market since 2010, when it was listed for (hold your guffaws) $25 million, with $11,146 maintenance. Although it's now down to $17 million, the last pricechop was over a year ago. Might be time for some professional listing photos. And a different ceiling.

43 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

4. 164 East 72nd Street #1AB

164 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021

This 5BR, 5BA co-op was listed in 2010 for $5.9 million and chopped to $5.29 million by mid-2009. Now it's playing the waiting game. Also the creepy-deer heads-on-the-wall-of-a-dimly-lit-room game.

164 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

5. 1 Central Park West #23D

1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

After two years on the market at $9 million, this 2,255-square-foot 3BR in the Trump International finally got around to increasing its price by 28 percent to $11.5 million. Great job, everyone.

1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023