Ready, set, go with your paddles to these two auctions


Ordered by the lender, the auction of this house in the Bronx has an opening bid of $200,000.


Two upcoming auctions will give bidders separate opportunities to buy properties in three boroughs and, from New York City, everything but the kitchen sink that belonged to residents who left no will.

Along with commercial properties in the Bronx, a house in Woodmere, a house in Londonderry, Vt., and a subdivision in Wappingers Falls, Maltz Auctions is is offering bidders the chance to purchase:

  • A two- or three-family house at 1633 Garfield St. in Bronx;
  • A 2,500-sf residential lot at 1508 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn;
  • A single-family house at 184-29 Conduit Ave. in Springfield Gardens;
  • A three-bedroom co-op at 97-37 63rd Road (Unit 5J) in Rego Park.

The auction is to take place Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at LaGuardia’s Marriott Hotel, 10205 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst.  The properties fall into various categories–bankruptcy, foreclosure, receivership or estate.

For inspections times and terms, plus photos and more details, please check the Maltz Web site.  One thing is clear:  It is not an absolute auction, so successful bidders will have to meet the owners’ undisclosed reserve prices.


All this can be yours. But wait! There's MORE!


Regarding the second auction, a warehouse auction, you’ll have the chance to pick up any of the 303 lots of goods that New York City inherited from intestate residents.  The lots include goods ranging from flat-screen TVs to fine art with names such as Chagall, exercise equipment, laptops, iPad, furs and autographs.

Among the items to go under the hammer are two vintage pie-crust tables, ball- and paw-foot table, leather-top desk, boxes of picture frames, beaded handbags, cameras, binoculars, imported glassware, toy trains and and a Sidney Lampert fur coat (shown at left).

Conducted by Philip Weiss Auctions for Manhattan Public Administrator Ethel J. Griffin, the event is to take place on the second floor of 250 Church St. at noon on Oct. 13.

Inspection is 9:30-11:45 a.m. that day, and you’ll need a photo ID for admission.

As for terms–which include at least a 25 percent deposit, payment in full on the Oct. 14, payment of sales tax and removal of the goods as soon as payment is complete–you’ll find them on the auctioneer’s Web site.  There’s a catalog too.

Do be aware that some of the lots are quite large–for example, the large photo above is part of one lot.  So, don’t count on picking up one item for that bare corner in your home.   And you certainly will be competing against dealers, whether of the bricks-and-mortar type or the cyberspace sort.

But wouldn’t you be thrilled to own a dead person’s belongings? Hey value is value, no?

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Malcolm Carter
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
127 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

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