I'm glad to be back SELLING, completing a deal from start to end, making a big commission and high-kicking again after Hurricane Sandy and the Marble House. The sun came back to New York and my love goes out to all the lives affected by the storm as the city's pace -- and my deal-making -- eturned to normal.
And, I fell out of my chair. . .I remember that interview in my apartment. I was clearly in a good mood, so excited to have set another price record and this time at the Broome Street Penthouse and for my developer Ross Morgan. When asked how I felt about the deal, I got carried away in my typical "na-na-na-na" karate sounds and then slipped off the plastic chair down on the floor. And fell yet again laughing and screaming. I never thought they would continue filming, or keep all of that in editing for that matter, but they did. That's me for you, raw and unedited. I can be a real tough negotiator but a real silly goosie goosie when celebrating!
374 Broome Street is one of the most historic building's in all of New York. It's an old carriage factory, built long before cars and electricity were invented. The building actually was the center of an economic boom in the area 150 years ago, and lots of business and sub-manufacturers flocked around it. When my developer Ross bought the building he had no idea just how historic it was. But as he researched it, piece by piece was uncovered and he found old posters for the Brewster Carriage House with drawings of royals and wealthy traders in big hats coming from all over the country to buy the best carriages there. So he started restoring it, which took many years, even turning each brick inside out, cleaned the façade up, re-using the old wooden beams and inserting new but old-looking back metal casement style windows.