NEW YORK (AP) _ The average sales price of a Manhattan apartment has eclipsed $1.8 million _ a new high.

The appraisal firm Miller Samuel says in a report for Douglas Elliman Real Estate that its figure _ $1.87 million _ compares to $1.77 million reached in the first quarter of last year.

The Corcoran Group puts the average Manhattan sales price at $1.81 million.

Corcoran says the median sales price is now $960,000. The Douglas Elliman report puts it at $980,000.

The median price measures the middle of the market and is less affected by high-end sales.

Douglas Elliman Chief Executive Dottie Herman tells The New York Times ( ) that New York real estate experts “don’t even blink” at the numbers. But she concedes that “anyplace else, they’re outrageous.”