Inside Scoop: These Are the Hottest Up-and-Coming New York Neighborhoods

Inside Scoop: These Are the Next Hot New York Neighborhoods

New Yorkers always want to get a toehold on the next hot hood. An influx of new construction and relatively good deals are recently bringing savvy house hunters to West Harlem, Chinatown, and Brooklyn’s Fort Greene—though sale prices are already on the rise. “West Harlem is on fire right now,” says Tamara Marotta, an agent at the Corcoran Group who covers the area, which has seen 124 percent growth in the median sale price (to $456,425) from late 2016 to late 2017, according to StreetEasy. In particular, the Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill districts “offer less congestion, more open space, and a slower pace” than other storybook Manhattan neighborhoods. Home to plenty of farm-to-table restaurants and a Gucci x Dapper Dan boutique, West Harlem is also convenient for commuters: The express A train whisks them to Midtown in 12 minutes (assuming there are no “signal problems” or “rail conditions”).

Downtown, Chinatown is heating up, especially with a new ferry service beginning to operate nearby this summer. Suzanne Slesin, publisher of Pointed Leaf Press and a contributing editor to NYC&G and HC&G, bought a penthouse and ground-floor office space inside a building in the neighborhood nine years ago and says the area has blossomed significantly. “Howard Street is the most fashion-forward street in New York right now,” she says. “There’s Rick Owens, Opening Ceremony, Tom Dixon, and Roman and Williams Guild. And living here is still half the price of SoHo and Tribeca.” From the fourth quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2017, Chinatown saw a 50 percent growth in median sale price, to $1.07 million.

Inside Scoop: These Are the Next Hot New York NeighborhoodsEven market watchers might be surprised to learn that in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene—a darling with creative types and architecture buffs for years—the median sale price rose 67% from 2016 to 2017, to $1.075 million. A recently opened Whole Foods 365 market and 15 new residential projects on the horizon make the family-friendly, brownstone-rich enclave a still-popular draw. “I moved to the neighborhood in 2001 because my cool artist friends were living there,” says Kathleen Perkins, a Douglas Elliman Real Estate agent who works in the area. And while the townhouse market is becoming “pretty limited,” she adds, “prices are averaging $3.5 to $4 million—which, at $800 per square foot, is almost half those in Manhattan. Plus, you get a yard for the kids. It’s classic brownstone Brooklyn.”

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52 Dorchester Road, Darien, CT
Reminiscent of a bygone era, this iconic 1930s brick estate is poised to be brought back to its former glory. Envision Gatsby-meets-2018 with a grand entrance, generously sized rooms, high ceilings, fumed wood paneling and arched doors, newly refinished floors and a freshly painted interior throughout much of the house. Set on 4.5 private acres with a pool, cabana and mature plantings, this property is a rare find. Vintage details for a future masterpiece.

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57 Miller Lane East, East Hampton
Charming East Hampton cottage renovated in 2013 was transformed into a 2,500+/- sq. ft. dream home. On the first level are two bedrooms, a bath, open living areas, and a sunroom. The bluestone sun porch overlooks a beautiful pool and pool house with garden. Upstairs master suite features a bath with marble herringbone floor with nickel Samuel Heath shower fixtures. Custom window treatments, Phillip Jeffries wallpaper throughout and Sonos inside and outside.

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64 Birchwood Lane, Bridgehampton
6,100 SF Barn-style home conveniently located between Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor. With six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths, this home will entertain family and friends all year round with two fireplaces, one of which is in the spacious master suite. Enter into a Grand entry foyer, 10’–11’ ceilings throughout main level and into a designer kitchen. Relax outside with beautiful landscaping and a heated gunite pool. Integrated concierge through Chaloners for an effortless Bridgehampton lifestyle.

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20 Hook Pond Lane, East Hampton
On a private lane in the Hook Pond estate area is a new home designed by Abstract Builders. The 10,000 SF home (on 3 levels) is perfectly sited on a 1.6 acre lot to take full advantage of the pond and ocean views. Dramatic open kitchen, dining and living space opens to the outside; includes 7 ensuite bedrooms, plus light-filled lower level with billiards, viewing room, wine cellar and sauna. Outside, landscaped grounds surround a gunite pool, spa and pool house.

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76 Windmill Lane, Bridgehampton
On 2+/- acres, landscaped for complete privacy, this complex consists of three interconnected enameled clad steel barns custom designed by Jack Ceglic, with radiant heat concrete floors, maintenance free exteriors and grand, open spaces. The 4,600+/- sq. ft. main house offers custom kitchen, master and guest suites, library and half bath. All rooms open to large mahogany terrace. The guest house/studio has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and separate study. Heated gunite lap pool.

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5 Green Pond Road, New Milford, CT
Litchfield County's fabled Candlelight Farms Airport. This is a rare opportunity to own one of CT's few grass strip airports. Moments from Candlewood Lake and all that Litchfield County offers. Bucolic 35 acre setting with 2,900 ft. turf runway. The collector-quality hangar boasts a steel framed, 6,000 sq ft structure with automatic doors. Spacious enough to store up to 10 Piper Cub size planes. Perfect for a private user, a collective of enthusiasts or a commercial investment.

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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

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