Can Condos Bring New Money to Manhattan’s ‘Gold Coast’?

A new cluster of apartments on the Upper East Side attracts buyers put off by ‘picky’ co-op boards. At first glance the former Qatari prime minister Sheikh Hamad Bin-Jaber al-Thani and the singer Barbra Streisand appear to have little in common. But there’s at least one experience they share: both have been turned down by co-operative boards when they tried to buy apartments on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.