April 10, 2000 Issue
"Nobody knows how high it will go or when it will stop. I mean, how greedy can everybody get? I guess pretty greedy."
-- Joanne Greene, "Hot Enough for You?"
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|FEATURES|| Hot Enough for You?|
BY CARL SWANSON
All this real estate is making people a little crazy: Sellers are raising prices daily, buyers bad-mouth the competition to co-op boards, and brokers troll for exclusives at funerals. Even the agents are getting queasy.
You don't need seven figures liquid to buy -- but it helps. From $150,000 to $3 million, from Fifth Avenue to Fort Greene: What you can afford.
Take the A Train
Harlem's near-mythical second Renaissance is in full swing, as its spectacular homes attract buyers of all colors (just don't say gentrification).
Condos, once the poor stepchildren of the Manhattan market, are suddenly hot: Who needs to hassle with a co-op board when you've got an eight-figure price tag to weed out undesirables?
Private libraries, titanium-paneled roof decks, private screening rooms. Is there anything developers won't add on to attract buyers?
The Next Wave
What space crunch? Eight new developments, from Columbus Centre to Trump World Tower, are the shape of real estate to come.
A day in the life of Earl Graves, publisher-power broker
GOTHAM STYLE Madonna's new favorite chair
The Bottom Line
People have the power: Mutual funds no longer control the Street
The Out-siders: Old gay media versus new gay media
No-fee rental agencies
Adjustable end tables; a contact-lens case that's easy on the eyes
Sales & Bargains
Shirt-dresses for muggy weather
Five sites that take the click-and-drag out of online shopping
BY PETER RAINER
John Cusack soars as a music-obsessed narcissist in High Fidelity
Disney's Aida must have Verdi spinning in his sarcophagus
City Opera's Mother of Us All revival celebrates suffrage in style
Shelved for a year, CBS's mob series Falcone finally takes off
Ute Lemper recasts cabaret on the darkly intelligent
The Four Seasons' dinner menu is its secret weapon