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NYC's 10 best-selling buildings of 2016, mapped

These developments—some high-profile, some low-key—saw the most closed sales last year

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When we looked at the 20 priciest homes that sold in New York in 2016, one building dominated the list: 432 Park Avenue, which not only garnered the top spot (with an $86 million penthouse), but also appeared a whopping eight times. But when it comes to the best-selling buildings of the past year—i.e., the ones that saw the most closings—432 Park cracked the top five, but didn't come out on top.

The folks at PropertyShark crunched the numbers to determine the 10 best-selling NYC developments of 2016, and while the no. 1 slot isn't a surprise—Rudin's Greenwich Lane, the massive complex rising on the former site of St. Vincent's Hospital, came out on top—the list is also full of less flashy (and, importantly, less pricey) developments, too.

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1. The Greenwich Lane

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1 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
With 145 (!) closings in 2016, the Rudin-developed, FXFOWLE-designed Greenwich Lane was the biggest-selling building of the year. It took a while for the development, rising on the former St. Vincent's Hospital in the West Village, to get to this point: sales launched in 2013, and the first closings began at the end of 2015. In that time, it's smashed sales records, welcomed celebrity residents, and—as of the beginning of 2017—only a handful of units at the multi-building complex remain.
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2. The Oosten

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429 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 878-1794
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Sales launched at the Oosten, Piet Boons über-fancy Williamsburg condo building, back in 2014; and with 100 units that closed in 2016, it's the second-best-seller of the past year. Among the pricey units that have sold are one of the building's penthouses, which closed for $6.6 million—a neighborhood record. One of its townhouses recently hit the rental market with an absurd asking price of $18,000.

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3. Navy Green

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40 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Though it's less high-profile than some of the other developments on this list, Brooklyn's Navy Green, located at 8 Vanderbilt Avenue, holds the no. 3 slot with 92 units closing in 2016. (But considering the larger development near the Brooklyn Navy Yard will have a staggering 433 apartments when completed, that's maybe not such a high number.) And unlike pricey developments like the Greenwich Lane or 432 Park Avenue, the median price for an apartment within the development was (relatively) affordable, at $423,256,

4. 56 Leonard St

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56 Leonard St
New York, NY 10013

This one doesn't come as much of a surprise: Herzog & de Meuron's Jenga-esque Tribeca tower 56 Leonard, which began closings in the spring of 2016, claimed a spot in the top five with 83 units sold. Recently, a combination unit at the skyscraper sold for a whopping $56 million. It's also soon to be home to sculptor Anish Kapoor, who's responsible for the curved installation that will sit at the building's base.

5. 432 Park Avenue

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Rafael Viñoly's skinny supertall may not have had the most closings in the past year—it claims the no. 5 spot, with 81—but it did have the priciest apartment sold in 2016: a 96th-floor pad that closed for a whopping $87.6 million back in September. 432 Park Avenue began closings at the end of 2015, and the median price for an apartment there in 2016 was $18.442 million.

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6. Fifty Third and Eighth

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301 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

Developer HFZ Capital converted a former rental building in Hell's Kitchen into condos in 2014, with sales launching in 2015. That strategy paid off, with 76 of the building's units entering contract in 2016. The median sales price for those apartments was just over $1.6 million.

7. 135 W 52nd Street

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135 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 265-1350
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Chetrit's so-called "lightsaber building" at 135 West 52nd Street saw about half of its 109 units go into contract in 2016, with a median asking price of approximately $3.2 million. The illuminated 48-story tower launched sales in 2014.

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8. 234 East 23rd Street

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234 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 234-2330
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Nearly all of the condos within Naftali Group's Gramercy development have now closed. Sales for 234 East 23rd Street, designed by Hill West Architects, launched in 2014; as of the end of 2016, 56 of its 57 units are sold. The median sales price was about $1.8 million.

9. 30 Park Place

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30 Park Pl
New York, NY 10007
(212) 608-0030
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Closings at Robert A.M. Stern's Financial District tower, 30 Park Place, only began over the summer, but it's already racked up 55 units sold in that time. Among the units sold is a $34 million penthouse, which developer Larry Silverstein snagged in the fall. The median sale price for these units is, unsurprisingly, slightly higher, at about $5 million; some of the units have also already appeared as super-pricey rentals.

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10. The Seymour

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261 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 285-2525
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Rounding out the list is another building by Naftali Group, known as the Seymour. Another Hill West Architects building, this particular project has 49 units, 48 of which went into contract in 2016. The median sale price is $2.4 million.

1. The Greenwich Lane

1 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
James Ewing
With 145 (!) closings in 2016, the Rudin-developed, FXFOWLE-designed Greenwich Lane was the biggest-selling building of the year. It took a while for the development, rising on the former St. Vincent's Hospital in the West Village, to get to this point: sales launched in 2013, and the first closings began at the end of 2015. In that time, it's smashed sales records, welcomed celebrity residents, and—as of the beginning of 2017—only a handful of units at the multi-building complex remain.
1 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014

2. The Oosten

429 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
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Sales launched at the Oosten, Piet Boons über-fancy Williamsburg condo building, back in 2014; and with 100 units that closed in 2016, it's the second-best-seller of the past year. Among the pricey units that have sold are one of the building's penthouses, which closed for $6.6 million—a neighborhood record. One of its townhouses recently hit the rental market with an absurd asking price of $18,000.

429 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

3. Navy Green

40 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Though it's less high-profile than some of the other developments on this list, Brooklyn's Navy Green, located at 8 Vanderbilt Avenue, holds the no. 3 slot with 92 units closing in 2016. (But considering the larger development near the Brooklyn Navy Yard will have a staggering 433 apartments when completed, that's maybe not such a high number.) And unlike pricey developments like the Greenwich Lane or 432 Park Avenue, the median price for an apartment within the development was (relatively) affordable, at $423,256,

40 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

4. 56 Leonard St

56 Leonard St, New York, NY 10013

This one doesn't come as much of a surprise: Herzog & de Meuron's Jenga-esque Tribeca tower 56 Leonard, which began closings in the spring of 2016, claimed a spot in the top five with 83 units sold. Recently, a combination unit at the skyscraper sold for a whopping $56 million. It's also soon to be home to sculptor Anish Kapoor, who's responsible for the curved installation that will sit at the building's base.

56 Leonard St
New York, NY 10013

5. 432 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10022
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Rafael Viñoly's skinny supertall may not have had the most closings in the past year—it claims the no. 5 spot, with 81—but it did have the priciest apartment sold in 2016: a 96th-floor pad that closed for a whopping $87.6 million back in September. 432 Park Avenue began closings at the end of 2015, and the median price for an apartment there in 2016 was $18.442 million.

6. Fifty Third and Eighth

301 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Developer HFZ Capital converted a former rental building in Hell's Kitchen into condos in 2014, with sales launching in 2015. That strategy paid off, with 76 of the building's units entering contract in 2016. The median sales price for those apartments was just over $1.6 million.

301 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

7. 135 W 52nd Street

135 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
Williams New York

Chetrit's so-called "lightsaber building" at 135 West 52nd Street saw about half of its 109 units go into contract in 2016, with a median asking price of approximately $3.2 million. The illuminated 48-story tower launched sales in 2014.

135 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

8. 234 East 23rd Street

234 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Nearly all of the condos within Naftali Group's Gramercy development have now closed. Sales for 234 East 23rd Street, designed by Hill West Architects, launched in 2014; as of the end of 2016, 56 of its 57 units are sold. The median sales price was about $1.8 million.

234 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010

9. 30 Park Place

30 Park Pl, New York, NY 10007
Evan Joseph

Closings at Robert A.M. Stern's Financial District tower, 30 Park Place, only began over the summer, but it's already racked up 55 units sold in that time. Among the units sold is a $34 million penthouse, which developer Larry Silverstein snagged in the fall. The median sale price for these units is, unsurprisingly, slightly higher, at about $5 million; some of the units have also already appeared as super-pricey rentals.

30 Park Pl
New York, NY 10007

10. The Seymour

261 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
Rounding out the list is another building by Naftali Group, known as the Seymour. Another Hill West Architects building, this particular project has 49 units, 48 of which went into contract in 2016. The median sale price is $2.4 million.
261 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001