Yesterday I attended the NY Observer's first annual Luxury Living New York Condo Showcase at the Puck Building, where dozens of booths manned by sharply dressed salespeople hawking condos were beset by hundreds of people pushing their way to the price lists and free swag.
I went with the hopes of gaining some new insight about the current condo culture and the future of our city. I'd like to come up with something brilliant to say about the event, but it wasn't much more enlightening than leafing through a glossy magazine. So, for what it's worth, here's a bunch of random snippets--snapshots, overheard conversations, bits and pieces of marketing materials...
80 Metropolitan gumball with Platinum and 45 John M&Ms
"She's getting a lot of personal exposure. She comes from money, so it's expenses first, money second."
"It's not how much you make. It's who you know."
model of Toren: coming to Flatbush
Own Your Share of New York.
You Belong Here.
"It's a great amenity-laden building."
"It's all about connections."
Prewar Elegance--Extravagant Scale.
"How can that be prewar if it's new?"
"It's new construction but with prewar style."
Starting at $8 million with a minimum of 4 bedrooms.
"You look fabulous."
Hell's Kitchen, It's Got a Bite...It's got a sexy smile, too. And an energy and a future that's making tomorrow a different story from today.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who demand the most amenity-rich, full-service, ultra-everything life-style imaginable.
"It's perfectly safe for a single woman to live alone in Astoria, Queens."