I love my new neighborhood! Living in Harlem is awesome, especially exploring all of the wonderful restaurants, shopping and classic, historical architecture in the neighborhood. As longtime readers of my blog know, I recently moved to Harlem with my husband and son. We love exploring all the sights and sounds around us. There’s a great … More My Recent Townhouse Tour of Harlem
After all of the work both physical, and emotional and the expenses, we are not planning to move anytime soon. However, it is heartening to note that our recent real estate purchase has already yielded a 10% increase in the value of our home above the cost of the renovations! Due to our careful planning, … More Personal Dream Home: Part III — Looking Back
You’ve done all of your homework. You’ve painted, made repairs, hung new curtains, did a space clearing, baked cookies, lit candles, and researched all of the comparables. Then you came up with the ideal sales price. Now the question is: how do you achieve that sales price? All the research indicates that by pricing just … More The Price is Right
Summer might be coming to a close, and it might seem like the market is ready to jumpstart itself again, but it’s been a busy time for the Lorna Leibowitz Team! We recently sold two apartments in the same building. The Gramercy Arms at 145 East 15th Street is a full service, pet-friendly building which welcomes … More Mission Accomplished!
Long before yellow cab maps neglected streets above 96th street, and before many buildings in northern Manhattan were even built, a cadre of New Yorkers lined Riverside Drive rooftops and yards in 1925 to follow the sun–and moon. And they succeeded in their efforts! It was cold, and snow was everywhere. But it was a Saturday … More Don’t Get Eclipsed!
Every time I pass this special condo building located just east of Park Avenue at 135 East 79th Street, I am stunned by its singular beauty. Built in 2012 by the Brodsky Organization and designed by William Sofield, it is the quintessential Upper East Side modern dream made painstakingly with old world craftsmanship. The building sits on the site of the Hunter School of Social … More Modern Dreaming on the UES
Continuing on in my journey for my personal Manhattan dream home, we finally closed on our new apartment over the July 4th weekend. Fortunately, the seller had to deliver the apartment in “broom clean” condition, which was no easy feat considering the previous occupant was a lovely woman who also just happened to be a … More Personal Dream Home: Part II — Design and Demolition