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Mapping the 10 Best-Selling Buildings of 2013's First Half

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The year is more than half way over, so it's time to pause for a little market reflection. Our friends over at Property Shark crunched the sales numbers for the first six months of 2013 to find the 10 best-selling buildings of the first half of the year. There were quite a few repeats from the first quarter and last year, like One Brooklyn Bridge Park and 99 John Street. Most best-sellers aren't necessarily fresh developments (it takes a long time to sell 500+ units!), but two new buildings did make the list.


· These Were the 10 Best-Selling Buildings of the First Quarter [Curbed]
· Mapping The 10 Best Selling Buildings Of 2012 [Curbed]

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1. Sky View Parc

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2822 College Point Blvd.
New York, NY 11354
(718) 886-8899
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Units Sold: 76
Median Price: $649,644
This 448-unit development had some troubles in the past, but those days are gone. It was the number one best seller for the first half of the year (and the #2 best-seller in the first quarter).

2. 225 Rector Place

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225 Rector Pl
New York, NY 10280

Units Sold: 73
Median Price: $661,800
In Battery Park City, 225 Rector Place saw strong sales in Q1 and Q2, and by the looks of StreetEasy, Q3 should be pretty solid, as well—the site currently shows 20 units in contract, including two penthouses

3. La Celia

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64 East 111st
New York, NY 10029

Units Sold: 50
Median Price: $224,631
This building is an income-restricted co-operative that launched in spring 2012. The 125 units were sold via a lottery that had more than 5,000 entrants.

4. 250 West Street

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250 West Street
New York, NY 10013

Units Sold: 48
Median Price: $2,823,098
Condo conversion 250 West Street has seen strong sales from the start, and it was the best-selling building in Q1—and it's those same 48 sales that kept it on the list. No more closings happened in Q2, but StreetEasy shows 24 more units in contract. The $42 million penthouse, while off the market, is still seeking a buyer.

5. North Shore Towers

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27110 Grand Central Pkwy
Floral Park, NY 11005

Units Sold: 40
Median Price: $322,500
The North Shore Towers are by no means a new development—the three-building complex opened in 1975 and was converted to co-ops in 1987—but they've seen a lot of action in recent years with resales. It's not that surprising why. Homes in the gated community are affordable, there's a full golf course, swimming pool, restaurant, art studio, gym, grocery store, drug store, beauty salon, spa, bank, and library. The Times describes it as " where the city meets the suburbs."

6. 515 East 72nd St

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515 E 72nd St
New York, NY 10021

Units Sold: 38
Median Price: $794,235
The spa-condo building at 515 East 72nd Street really stepped things up in the second quarter, with 25 closings to add to the 13 that put it on the best-selling list of Q1. Last week, sales were approaching the 90 percent mark, and StreetEasy shows just 19 available units.

7. Manhattan House

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200 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065

Units Sold: 36
Median Price: $2,339,954
Despite its ongoing legal troubles with the remaining rental tenants, condo conversion Manhattan House has seen strong sales this year. It feels like this place has been on the market forever (it was featured on Selling New York back in March 2011), but maybe that's because there a billion more than 580 units.

8. One Brooklyn Bridge Park

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360 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Units Sold: 36
Median Price: $1,112,438
Sales at One Brooklyn Bridge Park are still chugging along, with 18 units closed in both the first and second quarters. The website shows several one-bedrooms and studios are still available, as is a five-bedroom asking just under $5 million.

9. 99 John St Lofts

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99 John St
New York, NY 10038

Units Sold: 36
Median Price: $591,000
The John Deco Lofts may be a best-seller, but there are still quite a few apartments on the open market. StreetEasy shows 24 sale listings and 36 rentals; sales are mostly studios, rentals are mostly one-bedrooms.

10. The Sheffield

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322 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Units Sold: 32
Median Price: $1,336,862
The Sheffield didn't make the cut for the first quarter, but it returns to the best-seller list for the first half of the year. It made the annual best-seller list in both 2011 and 2012.

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1. Sky View Parc

2822 College Point Blvd., New York, NY 11354

Units Sold: 76
Median Price: $649,644
This 448-unit development had some troubles in the past, but those days are gone. It was the number one best seller for the first half of the year (and the #2 best-seller in the first quarter).

2822 College Point Blvd.
New York, NY 11354

2. 225 Rector Place

225 Rector Pl, New York, NY 10280

Units Sold: 73
Median Price: $661,800
In Battery Park City, 225 Rector Place saw strong sales in Q1 and Q2, and by the looks of StreetEasy, Q3 should be pretty solid, as well—the site currently shows 20 units in contract, including two penthouses

225 Rector Pl
New York, NY 10280

3. La Celia

64 East 111st, New York, NY 10029

Units Sold: 50
Median Price: $224,631
This building is an income-restricted co-operative that launched in spring 2012. The 125 units were sold via a lottery that had more than 5,000 entrants.

64 East 111st
New York, NY 10029

4. 250 West Street

250 West Street, New York, NY 10013

Units Sold: 48
Median Price: $2,823,098
Condo conversion 250 West Street has seen strong sales from the start, and it was the best-selling building in Q1—and it's those same 48 sales that kept it on the list. No more closings happened in Q2, but StreetEasy shows 24 more units in contract. The $42 million penthouse, while off the market, is still seeking a buyer.

250 West Street
New York, NY 10013

5. North Shore Towers

27110 Grand Central Pkwy, Floral Park, NY 11005

Units Sold: 40
Median Price: $322,500
The North Shore Towers are by no means a new development—the three-building complex opened in 1975 and was converted to co-ops in 1987—but they've seen a lot of action in recent years with resales. It's not that surprising why. Homes in the gated community are affordable, there's a full golf course, swimming pool, restaurant, art studio, gym, grocery store, drug store, beauty salon, spa, bank, and library. The Times describes it as " where the city meets the suburbs."

27110 Grand Central Pkwy
Floral Park, NY 11005

6. 515 East 72nd St

515 E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021

Units Sold: 38
Median Price: $794,235
The spa-condo building at 515 East 72nd Street really stepped things up in the second quarter, with 25 closings to add to the 13 that put it on the best-selling list of Q1. Last week, sales were approaching the 90 percent mark, and StreetEasy shows just 19 available units.

515 E 72nd St
New York, NY 10021

7. Manhattan House

200 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065

Units Sold: 36
Median Price: $2,339,954
Despite its ongoing legal troubles with the remaining rental tenants, condo conversion Manhattan House has seen strong sales this year. It feels like this place has been on the market forever (it was featured on Selling New York back in March 2011), but maybe that's because there a billion more than 580 units.

200 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065

8. One Brooklyn Bridge Park

360 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Units Sold: 36
Median Price: $1,112,438
Sales at One Brooklyn Bridge Park are still chugging along, with 18 units closed in both the first and second quarters. The website shows several one-bedrooms and studios are still available, as is a five-bedroom asking just under $5 million.

360 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

9. 99 John St Lofts

99 John St, New York, NY 10038

Units Sold: 36
Median Price: $591,000
The John Deco Lofts may be a best-seller, but there are still quite a few apartments on the open market. StreetEasy shows 24 sale listings and 36 rentals; sales are mostly studios, rentals are mostly one-bedrooms.

99 John St
New York, NY 10038

10. The Sheffield

322 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Units Sold: 32
Median Price: $1,336,862
The Sheffield didn't make the cut for the first quarter, but it returns to the best-seller list for the first half of the year. It made the annual best-seller list in both 2011 and 2012.

322 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019