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Mapping The 10 Best-Selling New York City Buildings Of 2013

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2013 was a blockbuster year for new developments, but the units in many of those projects yet haven't closed. That means many of the year's best-selling buildings are ones that have been around for a little while—but they're still successfully luring buyers into contracts nonetheless. Hey, it can take awhile to offload hundreds of units in bigger buildings, with several trickling onto the market at a time. The folks over at Property Shark compiled their annual list of the top 10 best-selling properties, which includes both repeat offenders—like waterfront One Brooklyn Bridge Park and spa-condo 515 East 72nd Street—as well as newcomers in Flushing and East New York. Yes, really.


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Sky View Parc

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Units sold: 165
Median price: $677,136.25
This project has taken a long slog to the top of this list. 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.

225 Rector Place

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Units sold: 111
Median price: $738,231.25
This Battery Park City tower launched sales in May of 2012, and in September of 2013 it hit the 90-percent-sold mark. There are currently just five units on the market and seven in contract.

250 West Street

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Units sold: 103
Median price: $2,952,925
This popular Tribeca warehouse converted to luxury condos has sold well for awhile now. Of particular note: Its lovely penthouse, asking $39.5 million, which Leonardo DiCaprio was rumored to have scoped out. Besides the PH, three other units are available right now.

The 230 Riverside Condominum

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Units sold: 102
Median price: $490,000
This prewar building on 95th Street was converted to condos almost 10 years ago, but with 250-plus units, it can take awhile to find the momentum, sales-wise. And it's definitely found it, with the only taint being some minor facade work that temporarily worried preservation-minded neighbors. At the moment, there are four apartments listed.

515 East 72nd Street

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Units sold: 85
Median price: $794,235
The spa-condo at 515 East 72nd Street has put its troubles (like, oh, a lawsuit) in the past, and it hit 90 percent sold in September. Fourteen apartments remain on the market—there are 329 total across 41 stories—but some of those could be resales. There's also a sweet pool.

One Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Units sold: 73
Median price: $1,112,438
Here's an old friend. These waterfront condos continue to lure buyers, making this list in 2012 and 2011. From bidding wars to pooch-friendly amenities, it sure is a crowdpleaser, and gives us high hopes for the next set of condos to launch in the park.

99 John Deco Lofts

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Units sold: 68
Median price: $591,000
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.

Manhattan House

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Units sold: 67
Median price: $2,339,954
Here's another repeat offender. 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 15 apartments on the market and another 19 in contract.

400-402 Cozine Avenue

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Units sold: 67
Median price: $258,468.60
For the first time, a development in East New York makes the list. Huh? Get educated: this giant project has 1,146 units and many alternate addresses, according to PropertyShark, and they're selling like hotcakes. Obviously, considering its location, the price-per-square-foot is much lower: in the $200 range.

37-20 Prince Street

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Units sold: 61
Median price: $380,250
No, not that Prince Street. Another Flushing development joins the ranks. This condo conversion caps off our list, but it's a harbinger of more large-scale outer-borough buying to come.

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Sky View Parc

Units sold: 165
Median price: $677,136.25
This project has taken a long slog to the top of this list. 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.

225 Rector Place

Units sold: 111
Median price: $738,231.25
This Battery Park City tower launched sales in May of 2012, and in September of 2013 it hit the 90-percent-sold mark. There are currently just five units on the market and seven in contract.

250 West Street

Units sold: 103
Median price: $2,952,925
This popular Tribeca warehouse converted to luxury condos has sold well for awhile now. Of particular note: Its lovely penthouse, asking $39.5 million, which Leonardo DiCaprio was rumored to have scoped out. Besides the PH, three other units are available right now.

The 230 Riverside Condominum

Units sold: 102
Median price: $490,000
This prewar building on 95th Street was converted to condos almost 10 years ago, but with 250-plus units, it can take awhile to find the momentum, sales-wise. And it's definitely found it, with the only taint being some minor facade work that temporarily worried preservation-minded neighbors. At the moment, there are four apartments listed.

515 East 72nd Street

Units sold: 85
Median price: $794,235
The spa-condo at 515 East 72nd Street has put its troubles (like, oh, a lawsuit) in the past, and it hit 90 percent sold in September. Fourteen apartments remain on the market—there are 329 total across 41 stories—but some of those could be resales. There's also a sweet pool.

One Brooklyn Bridge Park

Units sold: 73
Median price: $1,112,438
Here's an old friend. These waterfront condos continue to lure buyers, making this list in 2012 and 2011. From bidding wars to pooch-friendly amenities, it sure is a crowdpleaser, and gives us high hopes for the next set of condos to launch in the park.

99 John Deco Lofts

Units sold: 68
Median price: $591,000
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.

Manhattan House

Units sold: 67
Median price: $2,339,954
Here's another repeat offender. 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 15 apartments on the market and another 19 in contract.

400-402 Cozine Avenue

Units sold: 67
Median price: $258,468.60
For the first time, a development in East New York makes the list. Huh? Get educated: this giant project has 1,146 units and many alternate addresses, according to PropertyShark, and they're selling like hotcakes. Obviously, considering its location, the price-per-square-foot is much lower: in the $200 range.

37-20 Prince Street

Units sold: 61
Median price: $380,250
No, not that Prince Street. Another Flushing development joins the ranks. This condo conversion caps off our list, but it's a harbinger of more large-scale outer-borough buying to come.