32 North Moore Street
2-bed, 2-bath, 1,700-square-foot condo. Ask: $1.070 million. Sell: $1.065 million. Charges and taxes: $820. Two weeks on market.
"They're really moving on up," says Halstead Property Company's Robin Horowitz of her buyers, a doctor and her husband moving from Astoria to a block they'll share with Ed Burns, Christy Turlington, and those cranky celebrities over at the Ice House. The couple were originally reluctant about TriBeCa, but Horowitz, along with her sister and partner Nancy, persuaded them to see this place. Now they'll have to learn to ignore the envious stares of their neighbors, who must be wondering how anyone got a two-bedroom on the block for a measly million.
Upper East Side
190 East 72nd Street
3-bed, 3-bath, 1,750-square-foot co-op. Ask: $1.1 million. Sell: $1.05 million. Maintenance: $1,700. Six weeks on market.
Even though the Tower East has an in-house concierge, a dry cleaner, and a state-of-the-art gym, potential buyers weren't scrambling to get in. "The building has a land lease, so people are a little bit frightened," says William B. May's Margery Hadar, who brokered the sale. But that also meant a bargain, and these buyers took a chance on a fully renovated corner unit with a western sunset view. And they are a couple clearly willing to face the future unafraid: They're buying because they've just gotten engaged.