As is our yearly tradition, it's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving and important people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the Seventh Annual Curbed Awards! Today's topic: real estate!
We're kicking off the Curbed Awards 2010 festivities with a new wrinkle: A look at the city's most expensive homes of the year, and a golf clap to those Wall Street titans, fabulously wealthy foreigners and identity-shielded LLCs that shrugged off global economic malaise and figured now's the time to sink $20 million or more into the Manhattan real estate market. That's right, the top 20 residential deals of the year were all $20 million and up. And in these troubled times, trophy hunters retreated to the warm embrace of the tried and true?Central Park, whose golden coasts attracted the bulk of ultra-high-end activity. But that's not to say that Downtown didn't make a showing. Here are the biggest buys of the year, all $539,395,130 of 'em!Read More