Tag along with this Corcoran agent and three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist as she embarks on a bottom-to-top tour of the island of Manhattan.
Alison’s Manhattan Highlights
The imposing edifice at 240 Center Street, formally known as the New York City Police Headquarters, is now known as the Police Building Apartments. Construction began in 1905, and the building was completed by 1909. In the late 1980s, the NYPD moved out and the building started a new chapter as an utterly uncommon residential building. The dome apartment atop the building is priced at $15 million!
Magnificent cast-iron façades typify Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood. The best example may be the amazing E.V. Haughwout Building at the corner of Broadway and Broome Street. When it was completed in 1857, the building boasted the world’s first commercial passenger elevator.
Take a walk along The High Line, a 1.45-mile-long elevated park that was once a New York Central Railroad line along the west side of Manhattan. Along the way, check out the new development by architect Zaha Hadid. Her building at 520 West 28th Street (pictured right) has a modern captivating design with top-of-the-line amenities, including the city’s first private IMAX Theatre.
Hudson Yards is located on Manhattan’s West Side and is New York City’s newest neighborhood. It’s home to a huge array of restaurants, shops, and amazing apartments — not to mention the Vessel; an interactive landmark comprised of 2,500 steps and 80 landings.
A jewel of Washington Heights, the stately Morris-Jumel Mansion and is Manhattan’s oldest standing home, dating to 1765. Today, it operates as a museum, educating the public on the city’s early days through a trove of artifacts from George Washington, Aaron Burr, and more.