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Susan is professional, responsive and honest. Those are the three most important traits for a broker to have.
To me, the three most important traits in a real estate broker are professionalism, responsiveness, and honesty. In my opinion, these are Susan’s three best qualities. She is far and away the best agent I’ve ever met in terms of these attributes, and she’s a real pleasure to work with. I’d recommend her without hesitation. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about the Chelsea area and the buildings within the neighborhood.
Henry G.
Extremely pleasant, comfortable and successful experience.
My experience working with Susan was extremely pleasant and comfortable. Susan took the time to understand what I was looking for in an apartment and helped me find just the right one. Susan was thoughtful, patient, extremely professional and always responsive. She was able to facilitate and expedite the process so that both the seller and I were very pleased with the timetable. I believe that Susan is a strong negotiator who worked diligently to ensure that both parties moved smoothly towards an agreement and ultimately a contract. I can say for certain that I will turn to Susan again when I am in need of a real estate agent and I highly recommend her to all.
Mary G.
The "Queen of London Terrace," has orchestrated two purchases and a sale for me over the last eight years. Given that back in 2013 I was undertaking my first property purchase in the USA and knew nothing about Co-Ops, I needed extra special handling. Susan was patience incarnate. She's incredibly loyal and thoughtful and always maintains great communication. A thoroughly decent person, Susan's exactly who you need on your side in the crazy world of NYC property.
Sara K
Susan Singer was our real estate broker during the recent sale of our co-op in New York. Her work was exemplary. She got the sale and the closing done rapidly. She also quickly and efficiently surmounted the many obstacles that occurred during the period between the signing of the sales contract and the closing. All this was done while we were located outside of New York City. I highly recommend her and would use her again should the opportunity present itself.
Robert S
Susan is always a step ahead. Very pro-active.
I’ve bought and sold with Susan now, and I’ve never been as comfortable with another agent as I am with her. She’s very pro-active, is always a step ahead, but she keeps me well-informed with the whole process, so there are never any surprises. I highly recommend her. In selling my apartment, I think Susan priced the property perfectly, and her negotiating skills were remarkable. On the buying end, she took care of me while still representing her seller, and I really have the utmost respect for her because of that. Whether purchasing or selling, working with Susan is a wonderful experience.
Chris J.
I recommend her strongly. Susan is an advisor, an advocate, someone you can trust. I've had the most extraordinary circumstances that she has helped me navigate. She's committed to the long term relationship and is relentless in the pursuit of solutions that work(ed) for me. I would never venture into a real estate endeavor without her.
Morgan Shorey
Susan is very professional, highly detail oriented and very easy to work with. She is a straight shooter and extremely honest with her clients, wanting the best for them. I can highly recommend her to anyone seeking a truly professional Realtor.
Anuurag B.
Susan’s guidance, support and responsiveness made all the difference.
For a number of years we thought about living in New York City but quite frankly, the entire process overwhelmed us. This past May, we met Susan and the journey towards owning an apartment began. Susan’s help, guidance and support in our quest to become NYC apartment owners were immeasurable. She was by our side, step-by-step, providing valuable information about the market, community, co-op living, etc.
Michelle S.
Susan is very professional and has tremendous experience in the Manhattan real estate market. Her expertise was a huge asset in our sale since I was handling the sale of a very unique older penthouse from long distance. Without my need to fly to New York, she handled staging,marketing and showings. Highly recommended
Hal Shapiro
Susan provides the utmost level of service to her customers. When I sought to rent out my apartment, Susan took a commanding lead on the process, organizing the marketing, board approval process, document drafting, and numerous other details that I didn’t have to worry about. She has a keen sense of the market – my apartment was in contract the day after it was listed – and a confidence that I found reassuring throughout the process. Susan’s experience and knowledge at London Terrace are unparalleled. There is no doubt that I work with Susan again.
Marc S.
Susan was our broker for the sale of our co-op in New York. Our sale was a breeze thanks to Susan. When we sat down with her the first time, she came prepared with comps, and after viewing the apartment, she set the initial price that was just right. She was able to find buyers who truly loved our apartment, and we sold the apartment very quickly with no drama. Great communication and really accommodating. Having said that, what sets her truly apart from other brokers is her decades of experience imo (e.g. setting the right price, understanding the market and target audience). Highly recommended.
Y Nam
Susan didn’t just find me an apartment, she found me my home. Buying and selling in this city can be frustrating and, let’s face it, plain awful. But Susan was always there with her sage advice, reassuring words, and to tell me to “breathe.” Her support was needed and much appreciated. And in the end, I didn’t just find a home, I gained a friend.
Vicki Jacobson

FOUR THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CHELSEA’S LONDON TERRACE (BUT SHOULD)!

465 West 23rd Street
Dinning Room

Technically, London Terrace isn’t just a neighborhood; it’s actually a block-wide collection of co-ops and rental buildings on West 23rd and West 24th streets. Considering it comprises a large chunk of land and is steeped in fascinating history, we thought it worthy of a closer look. Below, four things you might not know about the scenic Chelsea London Terrace:

1. The same man who wrote a children’s Christmas classic had a hand in developing London Terrace.

T’was the night before construction, and all throughout Chelsea — or something like that. In any case, the land on which London Terrace now sits was once the domain of Clement Clarke Moore, who wrote the iconic tome, T’was the Night Before Christmas. Moore, as it turns out, was as gifted with city planning know-how as he was with rhyming (and had parents who were particularly real estate-prescient).

When he inherited this large parcel in 1813, according to Andrew Alpern’s Luxury Apartment Houses of Manhattan: An Illustrated History, he sculpted the block, which was part of the original Moore family farm, as well as other sections of Chelsea. The New York Timeshas him leasing it to a William Torrey by 1845, “who erected the row as it stands.” By the 1880s, rents on these three-stories, included in Times article on how increased demand had spiked prices by 15 percent, were going for $1,200 to $1,500 a year.

FAR HORIZON

A vintage ad for London Terrace (from Condopedia) touts the building’s “sun tanning” perks.

2. Despite it being named after the English metropolis, it’s actually Italian in (architectural) feeling.

More precisely, Times  article on a recent restoration describes it as “ornamental Tuscan style.” And yet, there’s no doubt Moore and Mandel were inspired by the Brits.

Mandel built it for greatness, with an eye toward staking a claim as “the largest apartment building New York and the world had ever seen”. Even more history can be found at LondonTerraceTowers.com. During the Great Depression, it wound up foreclosed and divvied up between rentals and co-ops.

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3. It’s gilded with amenities.

Though it seems like a period project through and through, London Terrace has surprisingly modern perks (some of which have existed since Mandel built it), such as a five-lane pool, a fitness center, a garden, and a roof deck. With saunas and steam rooms in both the men’s and women’s locker rooms, the original tiled pool, deck and facilities are magnificent and not available to anyone outside of London Terrace other than guests and trainers. A fully equipped 3000′ gym is just $400 annually and the entire facility is run by The Wright Fit. You’d also enjoy the landscaped roof deck and full service attention from 24 hour doormen and porters.

Dinning Room
 This studio is currently on the market for $675,000. (465 West 23rd Street, #7E)

4. It’s a celebrity magnet.

Many buildings have hosted boldface names, but London Terrace’s call sheet is particularly impressive. To wit: actress Nicole KidmanThe Sopranos creator David Chase, photographer Annie Leibovitz (who dated her neighbor, the author Susan Sontag), SNL‘s Bill Hader, singer Rufus Wainwright, and First Daughter Chelsea Clinton.

Some moved in before they were famous and others when they had already made their name. With views and amenities likes these its not hard to see why they would want to live at London Terrace!

Swimming Pool

Are you interested in living in London Terrace? Then you are in luck because I can help.

Imagine the epitome of Style, Function, Design and Luxury, all wrapped up in the perfect London Terrace studio! No need to tax your imagination as you’ll find it here at apartment #7E in the Pool Building to boot! The windowed kitchen is the stand-out, wow factor as you enter the apartment and take in the light and views through three south-facing window-frames. Outfitted with the best appliances and accessories you’ll find a sweet, white, Viking Range, Miele vent hood, Fagor Fridge, Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, and Hansgrohe kitchen faucet. The dining bar and counter-tops are all Ceasarstone.The dressing room is smartly outfitted with an Elfa hanging and storage system and leads you to the lap of luxury, gorgeous bath. Sheathed in Carrara marble, the owner gave a nod to the original bones by restoring the original tile floor and bathtub. You’ll find two medicine cabinets, one 5′ mirrored version tucked behind the door and another (Restoration Hardware) flanked by some serious lights above a Rohl pedestal sink. The bath faucet, rain shower is by Cheviot (a Canadian company). Beautifully restored oak hardwood floors and custom made double blinds add the finishing touch. This residence is part of the four Towers of London Terrace, steps away from the Highline and just upstairs from the renowned half Olympic sized Pool.

Find out more information HERE.

465 West 23rd Street