Tag Archives: Buying New York

Stylish Manhattan Retreats

Buying a condo on the Upper East Side?
What amenities are you looking for before you settle into your new condo?
Main residence or a metropolitan second home, everyone seems to be looking for the same things… convenience, class, and couture. Sometimes we want a penthouse with an interior that reminds us of our country homes, and other times we may be looking for a full floor residency that is the complete opposite of our Villa in St.Barts… Whatever the case somewhere in Manhattan is the perfect Condo or Co-op for everyone! …

135 Bowery: The Limits of Preservation

One of the joys of New York City–arguably, its greatest joy–is the architecture. The pastiche of old and new, skyscrapers and tenement houses, brownstones and glass and steel condos all give the city its diverse landscape and a flavor for every taste. I, for one, am a big fan of the tenement style apartments that are easily found in the Lower East Side, East Village, and Hell’s Kitchen, where this architectural style truly shines alongside modern architectural masterpieces by famous designers.
Despite my nostalgic affections, even I cannot support the preservation …

Celebrity Homes in NYC

Richard Belzer

The New York Daily News has just announced that “Law & Order’s” Richard Belzer’s apartment is on the market for a low $2.9 million. The Daily News speculates that this may be because Richard Belzer and his wife are spending more time in their villa in southern France, leaving them less motivation to keep their four bedroom pied-a-terre at 60 Riverside Drive. The property is gorgeous, with a west-facing balcony overlooking the Hudson and an ensuite master bathroom, as well as traditional finishes throughout.
There seems to be a rash of celebrity homes …

Top 5 Ways to Get Your Ice-Cream Fix in NYC

It’s been one of the hottest summers we’ve had in NYC and everyone’s looking for a way to beat the heat. If you’re looking for a treat as well as a way to stay cool, check out these unique ice-cream creations right in NYC!
Everyone hits up places like Pinkberry and Red Mango for frozen yogurt rather than plain boring ice-cream, but artisans around the City are making it hip again to be into the dessert we grew up loving.
Melt Bakery was developed by experienced pastry chef Julian Plyter and Kareem Hamady. …

High Line Park already drawing more development?

I’ve already written about the developments on the west side of Manhattan. The newest park on the island is continuing to expand. High Line provides a lush walkway for amblers who want to wander up and down Soho and Chelsea while taking in views of the Hudson and the downtown skyline. It’s fast becoming one of my favorite spots in the city.
It seems that it’s becoming a favorite of developers, too. Curbed is reporting that a new development may be in the pipeline at 11th and 23rd street (the area pictured …

Manhattan Real Estate: the Ebb and Flow of the Market

Ever since the peak of New York real estate in the winter of 2007, when prices were nearly 50% higher than their going rates today, consumers have been rejoicing as developers have slunk back into the corner, trying to wait out the recession with minimal damage.  Good news arrives for both parties from Radar Logic Incorporated, a real estate data and analytics company, stating that sales have “increased significantly compared to a year ago” (Exhibit 2: Transaction Counts, Exhibit 3: Transaction Counts % Change).

While the first half of 2009 saw an …

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