We Stay/Nos Quedamos: A Non-Profit Working to Revitalize the South Bronx

As the Bronx becomes increasingly appealing to developers and home buyers, many are understandably concerned about what that means for the mostly low-income community that lives there now. Nos Quedamos, a non-profit formed by a coalition of Bronx residents and business owners, has been advocating for low-income families in the South Bronx since the early 1990s, and has taken steps to make sure the existing community is included in plans for development rather than displaced as a result. In 1992, the Melrose Urban Commons Renewal Area, a 30-block area in the […]

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New Rental listing: 112 Franklin Street, Penthouse

Exquisite designer Loft in the heart of Tribeca. When entering this immaculate apartment you are instantly transported to a home that could just as easily be in the Hamptons or Cape Cod. Soaring 13 to 16 foot ceilings give an air of the dramatic whilst a roaring fireplace lends a hint of romance. You can easily see the fine craftsmanship in the wainscoting, custom doors and cabinets. A library sits off the main living area and could easily be used as guest room or den. Everything is of the finest […]

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New Sales Listing: 250 West Street, #10C

Sunset views over the Hudson River in Tribeca. It doesn’t get better than this. You enter a massive loft-like living room with 10 foot high ceilings, seeing the ships sail by down below, pour yourself a glass of wine and take in the unsurpassed views. This is luxury living in New York at it’s finest. An owner’s suite with en-suite spa like bath and a huge custom designed walk in closet. A fantastic guest quarter with en-suite bath and walk in closet. And all this with the same gorgeous water […]

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New Sales Listing: 37 West 12th Street, #6B

Snow falls softly over Village rooftops. You gaze out over them as you cozy up next to your fireplace with bourbon in hand. Taken from another era, this is surely where Don Draper would call home today. An impeccably designed apartment melding 30s aesthetic with modern technology. The living room greets you with views to the World Trade Center over brownstones and tree lined streets. With every step you feel the quality underfoot of the Chilean wide plank oak floors. Music is piped through built in speakers controlled by Sonos […]

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New Rental Listing: 104 Reade Street, #3E

Downtown loft living doesn’t get any better than this. Just restored with a contemporary look by famed designer Valerie Pasquiou. Tribeca Loft Condominium with soaring 12-foot ceilings of beautifully-designed interior space. As you enter into the dramatic great room with an original tin ceiling, marble window sills, you are bathed in light flowing in from 3 oversized south-facing windows. Here you’ll enjoy the perfect setting for entertaining, while preparing wonderful meals in the sleek open chef’s kitchen with high end appliances that overlooks the entire living area. The 2 generously-sized […]

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New Rental Listing: 88 Crosby Street, #5G

A true Soho loft full of charm in an elevator, cast-iron building. This top floor apartment is approximately 2,000 square feet and is an entertainer’s dream with a spacious, airy living room which boasts 18 foot ceilings and two magnificent, grand sky lights over the living room and kitchen area. Along the East wall are windows overlooking Crosby Street. This unique 2 bedroom loft has so much character due to the original details, interior brick walls, gleaming hardwood floors and wooden columns. The large open kitchen has stainless steel appliances and tons […]

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New Developments: The Bronx is Booming

Though it has been overlooked for decades, the Bronx is shaping up to be the next frontier in NYC real estate development. With land costing just $50 per foot (compared to $638 in Manhattan, $233 in Brooklyn, and $168 in Queens), the Bronx is an appealing spot for developers who have been priced out of other boroughs or who see the appeal in neighborhoods like Mott Haven which are reminiscent of Bushwick and close to the city. Of the $1.2 billion invested in Bronx real estate last year, $788 million […]

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Real Estate Along the NYC Marathon Course

With the NYC Marathon coming up this Sunday, November 1, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at real estate along the marathon course. From Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island all the way up to Mott Haven, Bronx, here’s what you could expect if you wanted to rent or buy along the marathon course: Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island The marathon kicks off near the approach to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Fort Wadsworth, a former United States military installation. Today, Fort Wadsworth is a park maintained by the National Park Service, and […]

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New Sales Listing: 71 Nassau Street, #2A

Enjoy your own urban oasis in the middle of the financial district. 12 foot ceiling heights with an original exposed steel column show the quality of yesterday and today. The Croft building was reimagined as a boutique condo building. Unique to the area, enjoy long summer nights and crisp fall days on your own private 500 square foot+ terrace. Floors are white oak. Master bath has Bianca Crystal Mirabilia wall tiles, limestone floors, dornbracht sinks and watermark fixtures, while the second bath is complemented by a Zuma soaking tub. The […]

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Luxury Extended Stay Investment Opportunities

I am often asked by my international clients for luxury extended stay options that can also be rented while they are away.  As a result, I recommend the United Nations Extended Stay Condominium. It is a luxury and hassle-free opportunity to own a piece of Manhattan real estate while generating premium rental income. Entry-level furnished units with luxury amenities are priced at between $1.3- $1.5M. Two and three bedroom units are also available. The full service buildings are managed and operated by best-in-class extended stay brand, AKA using their proven short-term rental program. All homes are in luxury […]

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New Listing at TriBeCa’s Highly Sought After 250 West Street

Sunset views over the Hudson River in Tribeca. It doesn’t get better than this. You enter a massive loft like living room with 10 foot high ceilings, seeing the ships sail by down below, pour yourself a glass of wine and take in the unsurpassed views. This is luxury living in New York at it’s finest. An owner’s suite with en-suite spa-like bath and a huge custom-designed walk in closet. A fantastic guest quarter with en-suite bath and walk in closet. And all this with the same gorgeous water views. […]

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Tadao Ando’s Condos at 152 Elizabeth Street

Sales have launched for two of the units at 152 Elizabeth Street, the “glass jewel box suspended in poured-in-place concrete” at the corner of Elizabeth and Delancey. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, and is Ando’s first standalone project in New York City. The exterior of 152 Elizabeth will feature concrete, galvanized steel, and glass – all materials Ando is known for working with. The entrance along Elizabeth Street will have a garden wall planted with vines, and residents will walk through a vestibule lined with […]

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New Development on Tribeca’s Cobblestoned Hubert Street: 15 Hubert

Many people think of Tribeca, the coveted triangle below Canal Street, as quintessential New York City. The residential neighborhood that dates back to the late 18th century is seeing the development of Hubert Street, a four-block stretch between West and Hudson Streets. Hubert is one of the few remaining cobblestone roads in Manhattan and is a great backdrop to the most recent condo conversion at the landmarked 15 Hubert (as well as 10 Hubert and 11 Hubert Street). Built by John M. Forster in 1867 with Italianate elements, 15 Hubert (which also fronts at 407 […]

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