Hudson Yards

Amazon has signed a lease for a new 335,000-square-foot office in Hudson Yards — New York City’s most expensive neighborhood.

News of Amazon’s move to Hudson Yards comes after the company canceled plans to build its second headquarters in Long Island City back in February

The new office will employ over 1,500 people and is scheduled to open in the $25 billion neighborhood in 2021.

Hudson Yards hit a median sale price of nearly $5 million on Q3

report by real-estate agency PropertyShark shows that in Q3, the median sale price in Hudson Yards hit $4.94 million, making it the most expensive neighborhood in New York City. The new $25 billion neighborhood kicked Tribeca out of the No. 1 spot for the first time in seven quarters.

Tribeca — which saw 72 transactions in the same time period — fell to the second spot with a median sale price of $2.4 million. According to PropertyShark, that number represents a decline of nearly 45% quarter-over-quarter and 30% year-over-year.

But Tribeca wasn’t the only area that saw a decline in its median sale price. In fact, for Manhattan as a whole, the median sale price fell below $1 million for the first time in nearly three years to $999,000. This decline came after the borough hit an all-time high in Q2 with a median sale price of $1,340,362.

To gather the data, PropertyShark looked at the sales of family homes, condos, and co-ops in each neighborhood. 

Hudson Yards leads by the millions

With a total of 26 transactions, Hudson Yards hit a median sale price that was nearly four times as high as New York City’s tenth-most expensive neighborhood in Q3: Carroll Gardens which hit a median sale price of just $1.43 million and saw a total of 29 transactions.

The number of total transactions varies by neighborhood. In Hudson Yards, prices of current homes on the market range from $2.6 million to $59 million. Though the neighborhood saw only 26 transactions in Q3, transaction prices were substantially higher than those in neighborhoods that saw high transaction volumes but lower median sale prices. The Lower East Side, for comparison, saw 119 transactions but only had a median sale price of $1.49 million.

Hudson Yards opened to the public in March of 2019. The $25 billion project is the most expensive real estate development in US history.

The neighborhood features shops, restaurants, offices, private residences, an open public square, and gardens. The first residential tower to open on the site was 15 Hudson Yards, which is known for its expensive price tags and 40,000 square feet worth of amenities.

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