The dawn of Greenmarkets in NYC was 30 years ago when 12 farmers set up shop in a parking lot on 59th Street and 2nd Avenue. Today there are over 50 markets in NYC representing nearly 250 local farmers and fishermen and women. For a full list of Greenmarkets around town, check out the GrowNYC website and search by neighborhood. Please let me know if there is a market in your neighborhood that I should not miss. TOWN Residential recently posted a blog article summarizing TOWN’s favorite greenmarkets around NYC. Read the full article here or check […]
As I head down to Miami for the Formula E (electric formula 1 cars) race next week, I’m excited to share news of TOWN’s partnership with Fortune International Group, a South Florida real estate firm led by CEO and founder Edgardo Defortuna and Vice President of International Division Fernando de Nunez. Together, TOWN and Fortune completed over $6B of business in the NYC and South Florida markets in 2014 and the alliance brings together nearly 1700 real estate agents. TOWN Residential and Fortune represent some of the most iconic luxury resale properties on […]
by Bo Poulsen As you now may know, my wife and I have recently purchased a home in Ditmas Park, a neighborhood in the center of Brooklyn on the southeast border of Prospect Park. Over the course of the next year, I will be sharing our experience of converting the home into a passive house – should be an interesting project – but for now I’d like to introduce you to this beautiful neighborhood filled with turn-of-the-century, single-family Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Bungalow, and Victorian homes that make you feel […]
by Bo Poulsen If you’re looking for a taste of Denmark in Manhattan, look no further than The Copenhagen at 13 Laight Street. Opened in November 2012 by Sanne Ytting this restaurant specializes in open faced sandwiches called Smørrebrød (pronounced something like “smərrebrəd) during lunch and the now famous new Nordic kitchen for dinner. All baking, pickling and smoking is done in-house. I consider this the most authentic Danish cuisine in NYC and the food is complemented by great staff and a new art exhibit every four months. Friends often […]
Taking away their kitschy attempts at replicating European cities, you’ll see that China is at the forefront of modern architecture and we’re seeing some of the most interesting and far-reaching designs coming out of there today. Click here to learn more about the Shanghai Planetarium designed by Ennead Architects.
by Bo Poulsen I’m about to embark on a huge project for the house my wife and I just purchased in Ditmas Park. We are going to retrofit the nearly-hundred year old Victorian home into an energy efficient Passivhaus (Passive House). In fact, Jessica Dailey just ran a Curbed article listing our home as one of New York City’s current Passive House projects. Passive Housing is a form of energy efficient building that reduces a building’s carbon footprint to nearly zero by eliminating the need for cooling and heating elements. Traditional […]
by Bo Poulsen I am excited to share that I have been granted early access to 100 Barclay, the 1926 Ralph Walker-designed building considered by many architectural historians to be the first art deco skyscraper and one of his last buildings that will be converted into condos. Buildings aren’t built like this anymore and the developer has done a great job of maintaining the integrity of the original interior and exterior architecture. Just like the recently converted condos at Walker and Stella Tower, 100 Barclay is one of a fading […]
by Bo Poulsen It is my pleasure to introduce to you a business partner of mine, Gabrielle Marcus. From her many years in the billboard business to her current career as a Manhattan real estate specialist, Gabrielle Marcus has always known how to find the best locations for her clients. “Whether it’s the right street corner for an eye-catching ad campaign or a multi-million-dollar luxury apartment, my clients’ goals and satisfaction, and the quality of their investment, are my absolute top priority.” With her father working as a real estate […]
by Bo Poulsen It is my pleasure to introduce to you my assistant, Kristin Herrera. Kristin is a lifesaver and keeps me organized. A true people person, Kristin Herrera tirelessly protects the best interest of her clients. She combines this natural inclination with her unrelenting research about the New York City real estate landscape to help people find the perfect home, whether they are looking to buy or rent. With many years of experience in the field, she brings an intimate knowledge of NYC to her clients, always accommodating their needs. […]
What is the nickname of the Danish architect Bjarke Ingel’s first New York project on 57th Street. (think back to Geometry class) The first person who emails me the correct answer will be the winner: Bpoulsen@townrealestate.com. Good luck!
I’ve always said sustainable design should = beautiful design for it to be truly successful. Traditional fireplaces suck out the heat from homes through the chimney and are highly inefficient. Here is a gorgeous alternative I’ll be using in my own home and that can go into any New York apartment even without a chimney. Check out the full line of Cocoon Fireplaces here .
One of my favorite perks about being with Town Residential is the access to concierge services for myself and all of my clients. Whether you are a local or international client of mine, please let me know if I can connect you with my in-office concierge team member, Reya Benitez, so that she can help you develop a personalized suite of services, exclusive experiences and sophisticated events tailored to your preferences and interests. Services offered by Town Attaché include but are not limited to: Wine collection sourcing, guidance and sommelier […]
Thanks to The Real Deal for the article about my recent sale. Fledgling development firm Squire Investments has made its first purchase, a five-story mixed-used building in Soho, for $15 million. Led by principals Ryan Solomon and Jared Siegel, Squire acquired 43 Crosby Street in an off-market deal that closed October 29. The deal is the first for the Manhattan-based company, which launched last year. The 14,000-square-foot building at 43 Crosby contains ground-floor commercial space, three full-floor residences and a duplex penthouse designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando. The […]
Thank you to Social Life Magazine for featuring me in the July 4th, 2014 magazine related to the Make it Right 2014 Gala. GOING TO TOWN WITH MAKE IT RIGHT Social Life Magazine, July 4, 2014 By Jacob Puck TOWN Residential is recognized as a leading force in the luxury niche of New York City real estate. With an innovative approach, experienced leadership, and best-in-class reputation, TOWN’s market-making success is unparalleled. TOWN is also a company based on a culture of care. For those philanthropic individuals who prefer to work with like-minded businesses, here’s a tip: Representatives and executives from TOWN recently volunteered in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans as part of their affiliation with Make It Right, the organization founded in 2007 by Brad Pitt to rebuild communities in need, using energy and cost-efficient design pioneered by the foremost sustainability architect, William McDonough, in collaboration with a team of world renowned architects. In addition to its team’s volunteer efforts, TOWN was the premiere sponsor of Community Day, part of Make It’s Right’s 2014 gala celebration, and provides ongoing support with 10 brokers pledging a significant donation from their commissions to become TOWN ambassadors for Make It Right. This year’s ambassador alliance includes: Bo Poulsen, Jason Karadus, Brett Miles, Mitchell Cashwell, Steve Gold, Lyon Porter, Ginger Brokaw, Roberto Cabrera, Dennis Cusack, Danny Davis, Andrew Azoulay, Anthony Serino and Wendy Maitland. We wanted to know more about this important collaboration and recently caught up with some of the TOWN ambassadors. Jacob Puck: What […]
I had a great opportunity to head to New Orleans to support an organization I strongly believe in, The Make it Right Foundation. Town Residential featured me in a Q&A on the company blog and social media. Here is the interview: What made you want to get involved with Make It Right? I have been following the Make It Right Foundation since its inception for its commitment to using and promoting sustainable technology as well as the rebuilding of a great city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans was one of […]