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
Over the years, I’ve helped many clients find new homes. Sometimes, their new home isn’t necessarily perfect for their needs or is in need of some TLC or personalization. I have had the opportunity to witness many partial or full transformations for multiple clients, often helping them along the way. Now, it’s my turn! I … More My Own Personal Manhattan Dream Home — Part I: The Quest to Closing
Contrary to popular belief, Manhattan real estate is not going on vacation this summer. At least not before some of these great new properties hit the market and get snatched up quickly due to their location and superior features. My newest listing at 501 West 138th Street, #43 in Hamilton Heights had recently been transformed by … More Sizzling Summer Sale!
My clients purchased 1199 Park Avenue, #15C about one year ago intending to do a few updates. Lo and behold, when I caught up with them last month, they were putting the finishing touches on one of the most spectacular renovations that I’ve ever seen. While I consider myself to have excellent vision, I almost … More Post-Purchase Paradise: From Drab to Dreamy
Creative buyers working with the right real estate professionals can turn a good space into the perfect space for their needs. What’s a family of four to do with a unit that’s only roughly 1,000 sf, but with a large balcony spanning the entire width of the apartment? The answer: bring the outdoors in! Apartment 8C at 233 … More Post-Purchase Paradise: Thinking “Outside” the Box
The New York City real estate market has definitely changed. To some it may seem to be a buyer’s market, but sellers can often still achieve a strong sales price, as long as they are “price sensitive” when listing. In this month’s issue of The Real Deal, Jonathan Miller, one of the leading Manhattan real estate … More Reality Check: Did you get the memo?
Spring buying season has officially begun! True to both The Wall Street Journal’s and my own predictions, with the weather now warming up, so too did people’s property appetites. Over 75 people came to the first open house at 145 East 15th Street #7E. Now, there’s a eight way bidding war. Woohoo! The building is at … More Spring Buying Season Has Officially Begun!
The NYC real estate market is heating back up, at least according to the Wall Street Journal. “That is the new face of a more competitive Manhattan residential market in 2017, amid signs that a prolonged slowdown might be drawing to an end.” Here’s what we’ve observed: unlike the weather, the market is beginning to … More Is Manhattan Heating Up?