Frederick Peters’s New York

Dog Days

In two weeks it will be Labor Day, which I still regard as the end of the summer. It has been a season of recalibration, in every way; Brexit, the two political conventions – no one… More

Generation to Generation

In 1915, Louis Cartier created a double strand Oriental pearl necklace of enormous value; it was said at the time to be worth over one million dollars (don’t forget there were no cultured pearls in those… More

Layout Love

Many of Manhattan’s most wonderful pre-war buildings are celebrating, or surpassing, or creeping up on, their centennial birthdays. The Dakota at 130 years old, the surprisingly grand 610 West End Avenue at 101 years old, the… More

Things Change

Buyers are not liars. They are cautious, as they should be, and their sense of priorities evolves over the period during which their property search unfolds. Buyers hate to overpay, and they tend to have an uncanny sense for when… More

The Other New York

Earlier this week my wife and I took an Audubon cruise out to Jamaica Bay with our friends Randy and Linda. (Want to try one? Go to www.nycaudubon.org) We each rushed to Pier 16 at the South Street… More

Independence Day

This past week-end America celebrated the Fourth of July. Fireworks, cook-outs, patriotic songs, plus a day off from work; what could be better? As I contemplate the years I have been in the real estate business, it’s… More

Relative Value

Earlier this week-end I attended a wonderful lunch and property tour with Saunders, our highly impressive Hamptons partner. As always, I was both fascinated and amazed by how extraordinarily expensive real estate remains on the East… More

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