Behold NOMA 175


Dec. 7, 2007

Rather than wrap it up with open house listings this week, let us consider NOMA 175 -- otherwise known Noma175 as 175 Payson Avenue -- which, as Manhattan's Peak has discovered, is now on the market.

Prices in the modernist low-rise on the corner of Seaman Ave start at $405K for a 615 square foot 1 bedroom with balcony, and top out at $820K for a combined unit floor-through (1300 SF, 3/2, two balconies).

This intimate six-story condominium designed by Friedman P.E. features luxurious finishes in sunlit homes. Open and airy layouts feature high end Euro-style chef's kitchens and luxurious spa baths. Golden oak hardwood floors run throughout, providing a seamless design for living, dining and relaxing. High quality Anderson windows capture the sun in all twelve corner apartments.

What grabs us more than amenities and asking prices, though, is the neighborhood pitch. Will Washington Heights and Inwood (or just Inwood) be re-branded as NOMA? Will a slick new moniker -- which, we admit, we prefer to WaHI -- and our "exciting new commercial ventures" lure wealthy homesteaders to be among the "trendsetters reshaping the area"?

One thing's for sure. The developers aren't coming.

They're here.