Harlem brownstone used as church faces auction

227 Lenox Ave.

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The bankruptcy auction of a 6,398-sf building configured as a church and including four apartments on Lenox Avenue in Harlem is scheduled for Feb. 2

Among five other properties to be auctioned are a one-bedroom co-op in Castle Village (where I once lived for 10 years) overlooking the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, a four-bedroom single-family home in St. Albans, Queens, and a one-bedroom co-op in Briarwood, Queens.

Springfield Missionary Baptist Church has been the owner of the central Harlem building, which is in need of renovation and lacks a proper certificate of occupancy.

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Queens auction nets $4.4 million in winning bids

The winning bid for this house on 176th St. In Jamaica went $92,000 over the minimum of $158,000.

With six properties withdrawn prior to the sale, an estate auction conducted today by Queens Public Administrator Lois Rosenblatt produced income for the city totaling $4.405 million.

That sum was $797,000 greater than the minimums for all the remaining apartments and houses, exceeding the total by 22 percent.

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Public administrator schedules auction of 23 properties in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island

Multifamily building in Brooklyn with $604,000 minimum bid

An estate auction of a Brooklyn multifamily building, five apartments and 17 single-family houses will be conducted Dec. 13 starting at 11 a.m., according to an announcement by Queens Public Administrator Lois Rosenblatt.

Minimum prices range from $78,000 for a one-bedroom co-op in Jackson Heights to $$604,000 for an apartment building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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Winning bids total 40% above minimum in Queens

85-10 Park Lane South, Woodhaven

The estate auction of ultimately 14 properties on Tuesday produced $5.83 million in winning bids, according to Queens Public Administrator Lois Rosenblatt.

The total was 40 percent higher than the collective $3.772 million minimum.

Although Rosenblatt’s office has told me that the public administrator typically sets minimum bids at 25 percent above appraised values, some of the properties obviously went for considerably more.

The results seem to suggest a trend of rising interest in Queens residences that was detectable in Rosenblatt’s previous event.

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Queens administrator to auction 24 properties

In Forest Hills, this house has an upset price of $724,000

An estate auction of 16 houses and eight apartments will be conducted Sept. 13 starting at 11 a.m., according to Queens Public Administrator Lois Rosenblatt.

Minimum prices range from $83,000 for a one-bedroom co-op in Jackson Heights to $724,000 for the two-story house shown above in Forest Hills.

At 77-27 Kew Forest Lane, the house is a two-story structure being sold “subject to tenancy.”  Its owner was one Stephen Nedeicu, and taxes amount to $5,860 annually.

One of the apartments on the block is a 499-sf Manhattan studio at 101 W. 12th St., which has an upset price of $330,000.

Minimum bids are set by Rosenblatt at 25 percent below the appraised value.

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City nets $3.377 million in Queens property auction

31-68 38th Street, Astoria

Although five properties found no bidders, the office of Queens Public Administrator Lois M. Rosenblatt, collected $3.777 million at its auction Tuesday of eight apartments and seven houses “inherited” by the city.

The former Astoria home of the late Eva Zacharaczuk topped the bids by far, going down for $1.41 million.

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1 Brooklyn, 14 Queens properties head to auction

208-43 30th Ave., Bayside

Eight apartments and seven houses “inherited” by the city, including one in Brooklyn, will be auctioned on Tuesday, Sept. 28, starting promptly at 11 a.m., according to Queens Public Administrator Lois M. Rosenblatt.

The most expensive of the properties is a single-family detached brick house with garage in Bayside, for which the upset price if $525,000.

Inspection of everything on the block is scheduled for Sept. 25 and 26 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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