Kim Velsey has been a Curbed real-estate reporter since 2021. She previously covered real estate for the New York Times and the New York Observer.

  1. who’s selling
    A Dome Home in Montauk Is for Sale“It would be a shame to tear it down. You can’t find another house like it.”
  2. under a million
    A Murray Hill Two-Bed With a Wood-Burning FireplaceAnd a three-bedroom that’s a short walk to St. John the Divine.
  3. brick and mortar
    Welcome to Williamsburg’s Wellness CorridorHeading north on Wythe, a person could go from red-light therapy to a Juvaderm touch-up to a cold plunge without even calling an Uber.
  4. the business of brokering
    Overhead Drone Shot of Residential Streets
    What Does This Big Settlement About Broker Commissions Mean for New York?Is it cheaper to buy a house yet?
  5. supertall tales
    Brooklyn Tower Is in Trouble“It’s one thing to pay a premium to be 1,000 feet above Central Park. But 1,000 feet above Trader Joe’s?”
  6. under a million
    An Alcove Studio With a Very Greenwich Village View for $585,000Plus a Tudor house in Kingsbridge and a Beekman Terrace studio with a lovely picture window.
  7. operators
    WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Visits Shanghai
    Why on Earth Is Adam Neumann Trying to Buy Back WeWork?“I think the person who would be most frustrated if Adam Neumann bought WeWork would be Adam Neumann.”
  8. under a million
    A Sneaky Two-Bedroom in Hudson Heights for $725,000Plus an opulent one-bedroom in Queens and a midtown studio with statement windows.
  9. celebrity real estate
    Steve Cohen’s Mega-Mega-Mansion Is Now VisibleThe construction fencing and scaffolding have come down on the billionaire’s 30,000-square-foot West Village compound.
  10. street fight
    What’s Happening to Open Streets?From Park Slope to Prospect Heights, even the city’s crunchiest (and wealthiest) neighborhoods are struggling to fund the program.
  11. the housing market
    Settling, in Downtown BrooklynResidents say they traded neighborhood charm for amenitized luxury and never looked back.
  12. under a million
    There’s a Two-Bedroom at the Osborne for $875,000Plus a perfect East Village studio and a thoughtfully renovated prewar two-bed in Crown Heights.
  13. the housing market
    That $8,000 Two-Bedroom Comes With a Week of Summer CampA newish twist in the Brooklyn amenity wars.
  14. who’s selling
    Harry Macklowe Is Selling His Post-Divorce East Hampton EstateThe $38 million home on Georgica Pond features ocean vistas (and reported views of his ex-wife).
  15. interiors
    The Immediately Outdated Renovation“It used to be that seven-to-ten years was the shelf life. Now you look and say, ‘How can this look dated already?’”
  16. under a million
    A West Village Two-Bedroom and a Sprawling Windsor Terrace Co-op for $599,000Plus, an Upper West Side prewar with custom built-ins.
  17. unaffordable housing
    New York Landlords Strike Out at the Supreme Court, AgainRent-stabilized tenants will continue to enjoy their automatic lease renewals.
  18. who’s selling
    Annie Leibovitz Finds a Buyer on Central Park WestAnd signs point to a bidding war.
  19. brick and mortar
    Shoppers Inside The Atlantic Terminal Mall Ahead of Retail Sales Figures
    The Teens Getting Around the Teen Ban at Atlantic Terminal Mall“We’re just lollygagging.”
  20. who’s selling
    A Townhouse With a Tree House in the BackyardDavid Byrne sold it to artist Melinda Hackett, who built the circular playhouse for her three daughters.
  21. who’s selling
    A Frankenmansion Sets a New Downtown RecordA double-wide townhouse in Greenwich Village is apparently worth $73 million.
  22. brick and mortar
    The Luxury Flagship War on Fifth AvenueWhy Prada, LVMH, and other luxury brands are buying up real estate.
  23. who’s selling
    A Seaside Cottage on an East Village RooftopThe listing comes with a penthouse duplex with a terrace and double-height rooms.
  24. curbed glossary
    Coveting Your Downstairs Neighbor’s Apartment? You’re Floorplantsy.When that slightly better one-bedroom in your building has you lusting.
  25. who’s selling
    La Grenouille’s Building Is Up for SaleThe ultratraditional French restaurant has been at the center of a decadelong feud between the two Masson brothers.
  26. who’s selling
    Someone Is Finally Buying Joan Didion’s ApartmentAfter three price cuts and a new broker.
  27. street fights
    The Clash Over a Secret Tunnel Under a Crown Heights SynagogueIt’s causing a huge fight in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement — and destabilized two buildings in the process.
  28. developing
    The Real-Estate Fund Buying Up Homes in Top School DistrictsThe plan is to rent them out to families looking for a way into million-dollar housing markets.
  29. who’s selling
    A Plaza-Apartment Auction, Starting at $1The Smucker jam family is trying a less conventional method of selling off its one-bedroom.
  30. buy it for the architecture
    You Can Still Buy It for the ArchitectureA roundup of the truly one-of-a-kind homes we covered in 2023 that are still on the market.
  31. the housing market
    2024 Will Be a Better Year for HomebuyersBut not exactly great.
  32. who’s selling
    An $8,500-a-Month, Influencer-‘Renovated’ Two-BedroomPretty in the Pines is leaving her Central Park West apartment, and its peel-and-stick moldings, behind.
  33. who’s selling
    Ronald S. Lauder Sold His Tiny Philip Johnson HomeThe Rockefeller Guest House, which once stored its original owner’s art collection, was an off-market listing.
  34. who’s buying
    The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Mansion’s Not-So-Secret BuyerCity records haven’t posted yet, but that hasn’t stopped brokers from talking.
  35. street fights
    One of New York’s Most Secretive Real-Estate Families Goes SuccessionA lawsuit reveals squabbling and allegations of mismanagement among the heirs to Solil Management’s billion-dollar portfolio
  36. broker envy
    ‘If I Could Buy Right Now, I’d Go for It’A mansion disguised as a brownstone in Hamilton Heights and a turnkey prewar on Central Park West.
  37. housing
    The ‘Airbnb Alternative’ Black MarketNew York’s Airbnb crackdown has driven hosts and visitors back to Craigslist and neighborhood listserves.
  38. luxury real estate
    Plaza RegretThe prevailing wisdom is that you pretty much can’t make a bad real-estate investment in Manhattan. Plaza buyers might disagree.
  39. who’s selling
    An Abstract Painter’s Sprawling Soho Loft Is on the MarketMary Obering, who paid $10,000 in 1971, is selling her Wooster Street home for $5.6 million.
  40. our mayor
    ‘Pretty Normal Mode of Operation’The real-estate world can’t see the problem with Eric Adams’s fire-code meddling.
  41. who’s buying
    Manhattan’s Trophy Apartments Are Gathering DustThere just aren’t enough billionaires, and no one wants to live in Hudson Yards.
  42. our mayor
    The FBI’s Eric Adams Probe Focuses on Brooklyn Construction FirmKSK has ties to Turkey and is mostly been known for its unremarkable luxury buildings.
  43. airbnb
    Upstate Buyers Are Too Rich for Airbnb NowPeople making all-cash offers don’t need the extra income, and they don’t like to share.
  44. the money game
    ‘You Could Look Back and Say They Should Have Known’Some multifamily landlords thought their loans would stay cheap and rents would go up forever. It was a bad bet.
  45. who’s buying
    Is Bad Bunny Renting the Most Expensive Apartment in New York?The artist’s Chelsea penthouse costs $150,000 a month, and his brokers say he’s paying the full listing price.
  46. who’s selling
    Georgina Bloomberg’s Listing Her Apartment for Less Than What She Paid in 2010Uptown co-ops are a tough sell right now.
  47. interior design
    Battery Park City’s Early-Aughts Rentals Go LuxeA Robert A.M. Stern building, before and after big money changed the downtown buyer’s landscape.
  48. the myth of trump
    Trump Doesn’t Own the Most Expensive Apartment That’s Ever Existed in NYCIf a judge’s ruling stands, Trump, who committed fraud by exaggerating the value of his real estate, may even lose control of Trump Tower.
  49. state of the market
    Curbed September Report: Rainy Open Houses and Midtown East Still on TopPlus, the listings that brokers are obsessed with.
  50. who’s selling
    A Sutton Place Penthouse That Just Won’t MoveLisa Perry’s pop art co-op has faced three price cuts in as many years.
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