When seeking a doorman building, look for a condo

He may be a budding doorman, but he's out of uniform. (Flickr photo by Photo-Fenix)

It’s just about the next best thing in Manhattan to having a chauffeured limousine always at your disposal.  That would be living in a doorman building.

Door personnel and concierges obviously do like to get paid for their work, and that means you’ll fork over plenty in common charges or maintenance fees to live in a doorman building.  In fact, the cost of all labor normally is the biggest budgetary item in such a building.

But the conveniences are manifold; I’m sure that I don’t have to enumerate them for you.

I got to wondering what percentage of buildings Continue reading

Another Manhattan luxury unit to be auctioned

It first went on the market in February of 2007. The price: $1.5 million

On Nov. 15 last year, the price was reduced to $1.149 million, and it was cut again, to $995,000, last February. The one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath unit on Central Park South went under contract a couple of weeks later, but the deal fell apart within days.

Then, the 1,026-square apartment in a white-glove building was taken off the market in October.

Now Apartment 8C at 110 Central Park South, which is being sold furnished can be yours at an auction on Dec. 17. Continue reading