Frederick Peters’ New York

Co-op Love

I grew up in a New York City co-op. Then my wife and I bought our own New York City co-op, where we have lived for 41 years. We have renovated it a few times, though… More

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s 2018! How will this year differ from 2017, and all the years which preceded it? What will each of us do differently and, hopefully, better? Here’s my list of ways I hope to be a… More

Women’s Work

When I became an agent in 1980, residential real estate was a women’s business. Perhaps because residential sales were “softer,” and the seekers more frequently wives than husbands, young men tended to gravitate to the commercial… More

The Ground Beneath Our Feet

Earlier this week several of my agents told me of contracts signed during the past ten days. Two sales exceeded $6 million for large Upper East Side co-ops, one in the 60s and one in Carnegie… More

Tax Time, Part 2

Early in 1981, I began showing apartments to a well-heeled young couple. He was an investment banker clearly marked for success, and he was sure that the market was overvalued and would swing his way. When… More

Home Truths

Every year at Thanksgiving (this year including 47 friends and relatives, ranging in age from my 93 year old mother to my 6 week old grandson) we ask each person to stand and offer a few… More

What Makes Them Great?

I just arrived home from the Orthopaedic Foundation Gala, where one of the four honorees was our extraordinary Flatiron Sales Director Camille Duvall. Camille, a five-time world champion waterskier, also appears on Sports Illustrated’s list of… More

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