The city is holding an estate auction March 24 of nine apartments with minimum bids ranging from $82,000 to $680,000. It is the first such auction of Manhattan properties in months.
The sale was announced on Sunday, and, in a departure from its usual practice, the office of Public Administrator Ethel J. Griffin advertised each unit separately in the New York Times classifieds in addition to its briefer display ad than in the past.
The real estate section was the only place where details about each apartment could be found (until this post, after a tedious treasure hunt through the listings). Strangely, the ads were not visible in an online search.
But the phone number where you supposedly can obtain more information is 212-788-8455. Don’t waste your time looking for the Web site.
At least two of the co-ops (more…)