While Ken Griffin’s $238 million purchase is most certainly an anomaly, there is no shortage of luxury real estate for sale in New York City. From the tip of lower Manhattan to the upper Upper East Side, opulence abounds. Have a look at the 10 most expensive properties our Empire City has to offer, beginning with #1. The Woolworth Building’s “Pinnacle.” The seven-floor penthouse complete with its own open-air observatory is asking $110 million. Rendering courtesy of Williams New York.
2. 12 E. 69th Street was purchased by Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola in 2005 for $20 million, but his additions to the 19-room mansion, including a saltwater pool and movie theater, boosted the asking price up to $114 million before being dropped to today’s $88 million ask. Photo: Brown Harris Stevens
3. The Atelier’s 45th Floor is comprised of nine units, comes with a $1 million yacht with 5 years of docking, two Rolls Royce Phantoms, dinner for two every week at Daniel for a year, season tickets to the Nets, and a Hamptons summer rental–all for $85 million. Photo: River2River Realty
4. 134 Charles Street, which hasn’t sold since it hit the market in 2014, has now upped its price to $80 million. Photo: Bespoke Marketing
5. 834 Fifth Avenue #7/8A occupies the seventh and eight floors and was asking $120 million back in 2016. The asking price for the seven bedroom, 10 bathroom home with Central Park views has now dropped to $68 million. Photo: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
6. The Sherry-Netherland’s 18th floor has dropped its price tag to $67 million from $87 million, perhaps because of owner Guo Wengui’s corruption scandal. Photo: Douglas Elliman
7. 12 East 63rd Street combines styles of architect Thierry Despont of the Woolworth Building and Yves Rochon of Four Seasons Hotels to create the quintessential UES mansion, asking price $67 million. Photo courtesy of Corcoran
8. 53W53, #PH76 This 8,000 square foot penthouse perched on the 76th and 77th floors of MoMA tower has 360-degree views and is asking a very specific $63.815 million. Photo courtesy of Corcoran
9. 212 Fifth Avenue #PH is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath triplex with a 7-room master suite. (Huh?) That’s okay. There are two pools. Asking price: $62.8 million. Photo: Travis Mark
10. The Pierre Hotel, #30/31 is a duplex with Central Park and Manhattan skyline views, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, and a $60 million price tag.