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Mapping the 10 Best-Selling Buildings of 2014's First Quarter

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As Curbed is wont to do as each quarter goes blazing by, we've asked our friends at Property Shark to compile the buildings that sold the most apartments in Q1 of 2014. It's been a gangbusters time for new developments, but the units in many of those projects yet haven't closed. That means many of the quarter's best-selling buildings are ones that have been around for a little while—and even in locations we normally wouldn't consider booming, like Flushing and East New York. Remember, for developments with hundreds of units, it takes awhile to offload them all. Also, note that this list is ranked by sheer number of units sold in the first quarter of 2014, without considering the context of how big or small the development may be.


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1. Woodside Terrace

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41-52 63rd Street
Woodside, NY 11377

Units sold: 31
Median price: $360,558
Curbed doesn't check in on Maspeth, Queens, much—when we have, it was to track a li'l preservation battle. But look a little closer in the boom days of 2014, and you'll find the best-selling building of Q1. It's a 2008-built, eight-story mixed-use development with a whole host of units, from studios to three-bedrooms, that have been snatched up since January of this year.

2. 93 Worth Street

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Units sold: 22
Median price: $1,652,110
Part of Tribeca's mini-development boom near Broadway, office-to-condo conversion 93 Worth has shown signs of success since it launched sales in late 2012. Amenities include a rooftop terrace with kitchen and a dog-washing station. Presumably not together.

3. 99 John Deco Lofts

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99 John St
New York, NY 10038

Units sold: 19
Median price: $666,953
This popular office-to-condo conversion is big, with 442 units, but after initially coming to market as rentals, sales took some time to get off the ground. It boasts a reality TV appearance and some "amazing" apartments. It was also one of the best-selling buildings of 2013.

4. W Downtown Hotel & Residences

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123 Washington St.
New York, NY 10006
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Units sold: 16
Median price: $1,438,278
This building basically typifies how FiDi has changed. When it first launched, they were literally giving away an apartment, and a Goldman guy was able to snag a pad for 40 percent off. But then the Knicks' erstwhile wunderkind Jeremy Lin rented a place there, a mysterious $40 million penthouse materialized, and, most importantly, buyers are biting. Good story.

5. 37-20 Prince Street

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37-20 Prince Street
Queens, NY 11354

Units sold: 16
Median price: $407,298
No, not that Prince Street. This condo conversion in Flushing with retail at its base was built in 2008, and has been selling well. It was also a best-selling building of 2013. Expect more sales from Flushing in a moment...

6. 225 Rector Place

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225 Rector Pl
New York, NY 10280

Units sold: 15
Median price: $786,608
This Battery Park City tower launched sales in May of 2012, and in September of 2013 it hit the 90-percent-sold mark. 225 Rector may be precedent-setting, given how many Battery Park City rentals are gunning for condo conversions these days.

7. 101 West 87

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101 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024

Units sold: 16
Median price: $1,079,345
From a mess to a success story: that's the tale of this Upper West Side rental-to-condo conversion. Sales launched early, in January of 2013, due to high demand, and it seems to have played out: there are no active listings available, according to StreetEasy. Even the $7.6 million penthouse is in contract.

8. Sky View Parc

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Units sold: 14
Median price: $735,734
This project has taken a long slog to get to this list, but it seems to be here to stay. Flushing's Sky View Parc has certainly come a ways since 2011, when the 448-unit development reached a settlement with 118 unhappy buyers to return 75 percent of their down payments.

9. MeadowWood at Gateway

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1019 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Units sold: 13
Median price: $207,769
A massive 19-building apartment complex in East New York, the development formerly known as the Fairfield Tower Condominium dates back to the 1960s. Its 1,152 apartments are part-rental and part-condo. At the moment, there are eight units for purchase and another 10 in contract.

10. Manhattan House

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200 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065

Units sold: 13
Median price: $2,443,800
Here's another returning champ. Despite legal troubles with some remaining rental tenants, condo conversion Manhattan House has seen strong sales despite having been on the market for awhile. But it does take a bit of time to sell 580 units, eh? Right now, there are 16 apartments on the market and another 16 in contract.

1. Woodside Terrace

41-52 63rd Street, Woodside, NY 11377

Units sold: 31
Median price: $360,558
Curbed doesn't check in on Maspeth, Queens, much—when we have, it was to track a li'l preservation battle. But look a little closer in the boom days of 2014, and you'll find the best-selling building of Q1. It's a 2008-built, eight-story mixed-use development with a whole host of units, from studios to three-bedrooms, that have been snatched up since January of this year.

41-52 63rd Street
Woodside, NY 11377

2. 93 Worth Street

New York, NY 10013

Units sold: 22
Median price: $1,652,110
Part of Tribeca's mini-development boom near Broadway, office-to-condo conversion 93 Worth has shown signs of success since it launched sales in late 2012. Amenities include a rooftop terrace with kitchen and a dog-washing station. Presumably not together.

3. 99 John Deco Lofts

99 John St, New York, NY 10038

Units sold: 19
Median price: $666,953
This popular office-to-condo conversion is big, with 442 units, but after initially coming to market as rentals, sales took some time to get off the ground. It boasts a reality TV appearance and some "amazing" apartments. It was also one of the best-selling buildings of 2013.

99 John St
New York, NY 10038

4. W Downtown Hotel & Residences

123 Washington St., New York, NY 10006

Units sold: 16
Median price: $1,438,278
This building basically typifies how FiDi has changed. When it first launched, they were literally giving away an apartment, and a Goldman guy was able to snag a pad for 40 percent off. But then the Knicks' erstwhile wunderkind Jeremy Lin rented a place there, a mysterious $40 million penthouse materialized, and, most importantly, buyers are biting. Good story.

123 Washington St.
New York, NY 10006

5. 37-20 Prince Street

37-20 Prince Street, Queens, NY 11354

Units sold: 16
Median price: $407,298
No, not that Prince Street. This condo conversion in Flushing with retail at its base was built in 2008, and has been selling well. It was also a best-selling building of 2013. Expect more sales from Flushing in a moment...

37-20 Prince Street
Queens, NY 11354

6. 225 Rector Place

225 Rector Pl, New York, NY 10280

Units sold: 15
Median price: $786,608
This Battery Park City tower launched sales in May of 2012, and in September of 2013 it hit the 90-percent-sold mark. 225 Rector may be precedent-setting, given how many Battery Park City rentals are gunning for condo conversions these days.

225 Rector Pl
New York, NY 10280

7. 101 West 87

101 West 87th Street, New York, NY 10024

Units sold: 16
Median price: $1,079,345
From a mess to a success story: that's the tale of this Upper West Side rental-to-condo conversion. Sales launched early, in January of 2013, due to high demand, and it seems to have played out: there are no active listings available, according to StreetEasy. Even the $7.6 million penthouse is in contract.

101 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024

8. Sky View Parc

Flushing, NY 11354

Units sold: 14
Median price: $735,734
This project has taken a long slog to get to this list, but it seems to be here to stay. Flushing's Sky View Parc has certainly come a ways since 2011, when the 448-unit development reached a settlement with 118 unhappy buyers to return 75 percent of their down payments.

9. MeadowWood at Gateway

1019 Van Siclen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Units sold: 13
Median price: $207,769
A massive 19-building apartment complex in East New York, the development formerly known as the Fairfield Tower Condominium dates back to the 1960s. Its 1,152 apartments are part-rental and part-condo. At the moment, there are eight units for purchase and another 10 in contract.

1019 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

10. Manhattan House

200 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065

Units sold: 13
Median price: $2,443,800
Here's another returning champ. Despite legal troubles with some remaining rental tenants, condo conversion Manhattan House has seen strong sales despite having been on the market for awhile. But it does take a bit of time to sell 580 units, eh? Right now, there are 16 apartments on the market and another 16 in contract.

200 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065