Licensed New York City real estate broker

Bond New York in the press

For all press inquiries please contact Kelly Kreth, Kreth Communications, 201 417 8691,

Resident Deals

05/01/2011, By

Residential Deals

May 01, 2011 07:00AM

Upper East Side
333 East 66th Street
1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 800 sf co-op in a postwar elevator building; 24-hour doorman; unit has northern exposure, city views and hardwood floors; building has pool, sauna, health club and roof deck; maintenance $1,148 per month; 50 percent tax-deductible; asking price $490,000; 20 weeks on the market. (Brokers: Gloria Giese, City Connections Realty; Richard Merton, Stribling & Associates)

"A brand-new management company was hired for the building right before the sale, and that made the process quite torturous for the buyers. The people who bought it are longtime friends of mine, who had already owned in the building for many years. They were buying something larger and planned to give their original apartment to their daughter. The management company requested much more information than my friends thought was necessary, given that they already lived in the building. At one point, the deal almost fell through because the process was taking so long." -- Gloria Giese, City Connections Realty

Upper West Side
250 West 94th Street
1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 850 sf co-op in prewar elevator building (the Stanton); 24-hour doorman; unit has windowed galley kitchen and interior courtyard exposure, and needs gut renovation; building has gym, roof deck, courtyard and live-in super; maintenance $834 per month; 41 percent tax-deductible; asking price $499,000; three weeks on the market. (Broker: Dan Danielli, Halstead Property)

"The apartment was a complete wreck. It was an estate sale, and the executor had hung on to the apartment for almost four years after her brother died because she just couldn't part with it. It was just atrocious -- dusty, filthy, jammed from floor to ceiling with all kinds of stuff. I had the executor hire someone to create a path in there so there was room to walk. It was a third-floor apartment facing the courtyard, and there was a tree branch that had literally started to grow into the bedroom -- it had cut in through the window. It was so scary on the inside that I would just unlock the door, flip on the light switch and wish the buyers luck. We didn't bother to take any interior photos for the listing. There wasn't even enough space to take a picture. It turns out the people who bought it already lived in the building so they knew what it was worth, but aside from them we were getting such insulting bids from the people who came -- in the high $300,000s and low $400,000s." -- Dan Danielli, Halstead Property

63 Jackson Street
1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 990 sf duplex condo in a new building; unit has marble baths, hardwood floors, terrace and washer/dryer; building has a roof deck; common charges $259 per month; taxes $15 per month (abated); asking price $529,000; 12 weeks on the market. (Brokers: Sonya Spitznas,; David Kazemi, Bond NY)

"The buyers are a young family with two kids and a third one on the way. Three kids in a fourth-floor walk-up -- that's very unusual. But they loved the place and it's the location they wanted. They are first-time buyers and had been looking for a little over a year. They had actually already been in contract elsewhere, but that deal fell through. I've had so many young families coming into Williamsburg, and what I've found is that they're attracted to the area because they're looking for more space for their money but also don't want to lose their social lives. You'll see young couples with babies in the bars during the World Cup." -- Sonya Spitznas,


Union Square
853 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Columbus Circle
1776 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Upper East Side
1500 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10075
64 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
Corporate HQ
1776 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Like BOND New York on Facebook Follow BOND New York on Twitter Read BOND New York's Blog Plus One BOND New York on Google Join BOND New York on LinkedIn View BOND New York's photos on Instagram View BOND New York's photos on Pinterest
- Equal Housing Oppurtunity -
Real Estate Website by RealtyMX™

Know your New York City neighborhoods.

Part of choosing a new NYC apartment, condo, coop, or house is to choose the right location that suits you best. Every NYC neighborhood is like its own world with each having its own particular features and peculiarities. In New York City, you have a tremendously broad choice of these individually unique areas to live in, so we suggest that you pay attention to the details of each NYC neighborhood. Use our New York neighborhood guide for location information, area descriptions, and more.

Bond New York is the bond between you and your next home.

Get to know us -- and we'll get you to know the best deals for Manhattan & NYC apartments, the New York City real estate market, and most importantly, your new home. Read about us, our agent and management profiles, and press articles to understand how professionally committed and dedicated we are to the industry and to our clients and customers.

All information presented on this site regarding real property, for sale, purchase, rental and/or financing is from sources deemed reliable. No warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rentals or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. Note: All dimensions and square footage are approximate for the most exact dimensions and square footage please hire your own architect or engineer.