Chris Pomorski, New York Observer

Chris Pomorski

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Past articles by Chris:

‘Anonymous’ Developer Snags 18 Gramercy Park Maisonette for $7.5M

Perhaps Mr. Mann has grown weary of of living in such close proximity to the edifice that once held out such promise for him → Read More

‘Freakonomics’ Author Springs for $5.4M Emery Roth Co-op

Back when the first Freakonomics came out, we didn't read it--mostly because it seemed like the people issuing breathless recommendations on its behalf often didn't otherwise do much reading. → Read More

Banking Bigwig Trades $4.85M Greenwich Village Co-op to Holistic Guru

It's no secret that small boys and girls hoping one day to find themselves the owners of Fifth Avenue co-ops would do well to mind their math lessons, major in finance or economics at college and then proceed directly to Wall Street--or rather, to the Midtown offices of the investment banking business that goes by that name. → Read More

Good Eye! Townhouse Linked to Ex Christie’s Honcho Goes to Hedge Funder for $15.5M

According to Vogue, the couple occupies a westside townhouse that was once a nunnery, but we can find no trail of evidence that attaches that pedigree to the recently sold home, which seems to have been an apartment house until relatively recently. → Read More

Getting Personal: When the Human Touch Helps Put a Deal Together

Real estate orthodoxy forbids direct contact between buyer and seller. But sometimes the human touch helps put a deal together. → Read More

Brazilian Financier Buys $5M Co-op, Decides UES Isn’t So Bad After All

Noho has not lost any cache in the family's estimation; the marriage with the Upper East Side, as these things often are, is one of convenience, placing the clan closer to the children's schools. → Read More

$13M Tribeca Loft Scooped Up by (Surprise!) Foreign Financier

Richard Cantor, a principal at Cantor-Pecorella, was expecting a bit of an older crowd at 443 Greenwich Street, a Tribeca condo conversion made from the bones of a stately brick book bindery dating to 1882. → Read More

Sea Change: Hamptons Landscape Design Forsakes Traditional for Contemporary

Hamptons Landscape Design Forsakes Traditional For Contemporary → Read More

‘American Dream’ West Village Townhouse Sells for $12.2M

Dubi Silverstein and Ellen Weiman used to be just like the rest of us, wandering around downtown Manhattan in the evening, trying to peek between brownstone blinds to catch a glimpse of the lives--er, interior decorating motifs--within. → Read More

Image Enhancement: A Developer Partner Helps CORE Gain a Bigger Stage

Now a partner of one of the city’s biggest developers, the leader of the slick-yet-hip brokerage CORE gains a bigger stage → Read More

Philly Advertising Scion Drops Soho Penthouse for $17M

The vibe, apparently, is "East-Asian inspired Midcentury modernism with a touch of Art deco glamour." You know, just something to knock around in. → Read More

Hedge Fund Honcho’s 20-Something Daughter Snags $8.6M West Chelsea Condo

Things must have been tough indeed for Chloe Richards, whose parents, Bruce, a founder of the $12.5 billion hedge fund Marathon Asset Management, and Avis, a documentary filmmaker, closed on a $19.7 million condo at 15 Central Park West just a few months before she headed off to start freshman year at the University of Maryland. → Read More

Sky Hook: A View-Laden Duplex in FiDi

When one tours with a real estate broker a duplex or triplex apartment located above the third floor of a building, it is very difficult to get through the visit without hearing the phrase “townhouse in the sky.” That the formulation is popular is not surprising. It bespeaks something rare and grand, even magical. And on a recent morning, when the Observer joined Cathy Franklin and Alexis… → Read More

Power Couple: The Feud Between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses Becomes Operatic

The battle between Jacobs and Moses over the future of Greenwich Village is now the subject of an opera. → Read More

‘Times’ Chronicling Documentarians Spring for Park Slope Townhouse for $3.2M

So take heart, ye weary ink-stained wretches! Perchance you, too, will one day be able to afford such ritzy digs. → Read More

Lazard Partner’s Fifth Avenue Co-op Sells for $9M

Common corollaries to the intake and production of real estate porn--be they unspoken or explicit--are, we think it's fair to say, jealousy and resentment. → Read More

Grove Street Townhouse, Sans Pesky Renovations, Trades for $11.25M

“This is one of the few houses I’ve seen or sold that has not been messed up by someone," the broker said. → Read More

Polo Playing Guggenheim Banker Drops Crosby Street Crib for $7.99M

The name "Guggenheim" calls to mind refined living and cultured sensibilities, great family fortune and, of course, rarified collections. → Read More

Precocious Gun Control Expert Snags Greenwich Village Co-op for $1.62M

The last line in the listing held by Corcoran's Laurie Karpowich for a one-bedroom apartment at 20 East 9th Street, which recently became available for the first time since the Greenwich Village building went up in 1964, is telling about the changes that the neighborhood has undergone in the intervening years. → Read More

Cobble Hill ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ House Sells for $6.25M

Maybe it's the profusion of hyper modern condo construction lately taking place all over Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens that is making buildings once used for industrial and/or commercial purposes seem increasingly attractive. → Read More