140 West 69th Street, PH11, Manhattan

October, 2004 – Sold $575,000 May, 2007 – Sold $650,000 November, 2009 – Sold $865,000 December, 2014 – Listed $1,850,000 This week’s Digs Watch takes us to the Spencer Arms, a building located in the prime Lincoln Square area of the Upper West Side. Built in 1903, this former hotel was converted to co-ops in […]

Move the Javits Center from West Midtown to Long Island City/Sunnyside Queens!

Prince Akeem, sole heir to the throne of Zamunda (in the 1988 Eddie Murphy masterpiece Coming to America), was ahead of his time. After exiting the airport following his flight to a very different 1980s New York to find his bride, he stepped in front of a moving taxi cab, held up his hand to […]

Digs Watch Quick Update – Dec 2014

In the past few weeks, several Digs Watch listings have been cut down a bit from their lofty goals. While I wouldn’t necessarily look at these price chops as indicative of any broad market trends, other than that aspirational pricing almost always retreats to a more market-driven level before meeting a buyer (which is always […]