NYC Real(i)ty Speak

NYC Real(i)ty Speak: And the record for most children in lowest square footage goes to....

By Veronica X.  | April 7, 2011 - 1:28PM

Listed for sale at $90 million, a single family home off Fifth Avenue (a.k.a the Woolworth Mansion) recently set a record for the highest asking price in the city's history.  This got us thinking about NYC real-estate record breakers for the other 99% of us, such as:

  • Most children in lowest amount of square footage
  • Hottest apartment in dead of winter
  • Most mice in shortest time period
  • Longest amount of time to get board approval for purchase/renovation
  • Highest per-square-foot dollar amount for sale + maintenance + renovation
  • Longest public school waiting list
  • Longest annual shareholders meeting
  • Shortest annual shareholders meeting
  • Biggest rental concession
  • Biggest lie ever told by a real estate agent
  • Scariest co-op board interview

Veronica X. is a Canadian by birth, an Upper West Sider by nature, and an Upper East Sider by choice and circumstance. She has finally found an apartment big enough for her family, books, and shoes and is now in the process of renovating it.



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