manhattan: Manhattan Neighborhood: Central Park South - 09/30/11 03:20 AM
Central Park South
Midtown Central, 59th Street from Fifth Avenue to Eighth Avenue. 
Central Park South is short, however, for only three blocks there are co-ops and condos offering perhaps the most famous views of Central Park -- trees framed by the skyline of Central Park West on one side and Fifth Avenue on the other.
Whether you’re looking for a full-time home or a doorman pied-à-terre, prestigious hotels such as the Plaza and the Ritz-Carlton are offering condominium residences for sale; neighboring Columbus Circle buildings like the Time Warner Center have similar stunning luxury properties for sale and … (7 comments)

manhattan: Jewish High Holy Days 5772 (2011) - 09/28/11 02:39 AM
Shana Tova Umetukah!

 May It Be A Sweet Year!
Wishing my clients, colleagues, friends, neighbors and family
a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Yamim Nora’im 5772 - High Holy Days 2011 ("Days of Awe" or "Awesome Days")
 Wednesday, Sept. 28 First Evening         
Thursday, Sept. 29 First Day
Friday, October 30 Second Day
 Friday, Sept 30 Evening

Saturday, October 1 Day  
 Friday, Oct. 7 Kol Nidre
Saturday, Oct. 8 Yom Kippur
 Wednesday, Oct. 12 First Evening
Thursday, Oct. 13 First Day
Wednesday, Oct. … (4 comments)

manhattan: 1920 Vintage Subway Ride in Manhattan - 09/24/11 03:47 PM

HBO folks dressed in prohibition era fashion are giving out free metro-cards at the 72nd Street subway station on the Upper West Side to promote season two of Martin Scorcese's Boardwalk Empire.

An authentic vintage 1920’s train has been running on the express 2/3 track in Manhattan throughout September (specifically, from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). I got to take the ride today.

Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, the train began service in 1917 and is once again operational.

The vintage train has been transporting New Yorker's and visitors back … (11 comments)

manhattan: Why Does A Real Estate Firm Use Foursquare? Localism - 09/23/11 02:03 AM
The Next Level of Location! Location! Location!
We're thrilled to share that Corcoran has been included as a case study (we're the first one in Chapter One) in the upcoming 'Power Of Foursquare' book by acclaimed business writer Carmine Gallo. Find out more at
The book describes how businesses such as ours are leveraging the foursquare platform to grow their brands, and it's a great read. Carmine chats with Matthew Shadbolt, Director of Interactive Product Marketing for the Corcoran Group. Why does a luxury real estate firm use foursquare?
"How do you find a great apartment in Manhattan? - By … (13 comments)

manhattan: Green Condos in Manhattan - 09/22/11 01:15 AM
Green Condos in Manhattan
Many Manhattan Condo buyers are going green. LEED certified homes combine systems that together create a holistically green building that is much more than energy savings. Energy, indoor air quality, water consumption, sustainable sites, landscaped roofs all create an envornmentally friendly building.
To receive LEED certificate a building has to earn 26 of 69 points on a scale created by the (LEED) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the country's most popular green benchmark. Certification of silver, gold or platunum can happen up to a year after the building is completed. Green buildings are required to be … (6 comments)

manhattan: Empire State of Mind | Let's hear it for New York - 09/18/11 06:44 PM

These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York!
An ode to New York City starring: Selita Ebanks, Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski, Jourdan Dunn, Daphne Groeneveld, Edita Vilkeviciute, Hailey Clauson, Josephine Skriver, Zuzanna Bijoch, Shu Pei, Kristina Salinovic, Martha Streck, Toni Garrn, R'el Dade, Andi Muise, Ataui Deng, Chantal Stafford-Abbot, Kelsey Rogers, Ashton Phillips, Fabiana Mayer, Sabrina Nait, Sydney Edmonds, Claire Collins, Brenda Mutoni, Naoumie Ekiko, Sonia Niekrasz, Paris, Kaitlin, Lina, & Tian.
"Empire State of Mind" by JAY Z feat. Alicia Keys used with permission from Roc … (16 comments)

manhattan: Friday Fotos: Treat Truck Upper West Side - 09/16/11 04:51 AM

iPhone photo 9/15/2011
The Treat Truck on Upper Brodawy on the Upper West Side of Manhattan 
Look for the silver ’50s retro truck, emblazoned with the slogan, “NOT TOO FANCY, ALWAYS DELICIOUS.”
in a New York City neighborhood near you.
iPhone Photo Courtesy of:
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group
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manhattan: Back to Private Schools: Upper West Side Private School Calendar - 09/02/11 06:09 AM
Manhattan is home of some of the world's finest private schools. The Upper West Side of Manhattan is where many are located. Below are some of the finest private schools on the Upper West Side of Manhattan offering a diversity of culture and academics.

The Calhoon School - West End Avenue
The Calhoun School is a progressive, independent, college preparatory school located in the heart of Manhattan’s West Side. Founded in 1896, Calhoun has grown into a two-building coeducational institution with 670 students, ranging from three-year-olds to twelfth graders.
The Stephan Gaynor School West 89th and … (6 comments)

manhattan: Active Rain/ Kodak Challenge - All About Flyers - 04/28/11 04:23 AM

All About Flyers
We call them "Fact Sheets" or "Show Sheets"
In Manhattan we primarily sell condo and coop apartments, so obviously we don't use yard signs. A fact sheet is probably the most important printed marketing material we use to sell a property. In commercial real estate they're called "set ups."
I give out fact sheets at Open Houses and during property showings. I also leave them with the the Doorman and Concierge in full service buildings where I have listings.
Fact Sheets provide all the facts about the particular listing. I create them in a word document. … (8 comments)

manhattan: Carnegie Hill: Manhattan Neighborhood Guide - 04/21/11 06:17 AM
Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side, Manhattan Uptown on the East Side, from 86th Street to 98th Street and from Lexington Avenue to Central Park.

The Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan, full of magnificient townhouses that are rarely for sale because their owners tend to hang on to them, has wonderful access to Central Park.
Larger buildings house prewar apartments of six or seven rooms, known as “Classic Sixes” and “Classic Sevens,” but the light in the area is generous as even these magnificient co-ops are usually not too tall.


manhattan: NYC Adopts Green Leases - Go Green For Earth Day 2011 - 04/15/11 04:41 AM

Earth photo by Astronaut Sunita Williams
Downtown Manhattan is quickly becoming the world's greenest and most dynamic urban community. I thank the City of New York for taking leadership on this issue.

Silverstein Properties and Newest 7 World Trade Center Tenant, law firm WilmerHale,

Are First to Adopt Green Lease Language Crafted by Mayor’s PlaNYC Team

7 World Trade Center lease, which is the first to incorporate groundbreaking language crafted by industry leaders working with the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to promote enhanced energy … (8 comments)

manhattan: 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - 04/04/11 10:38 AM

Photo courtesy of the Festival.
The Tribeca Film Festival will take place at various locations in lower Manhattan.
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off its annual celebration beginning on April 20 and running until May 1. Founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors and promotes New York City as a major filmmaking center.This year’s Festival includes feature films from 32 different countries, selected from a prestigious pool of 5,624 submissions, a record number for … (5 comments)

manhattan: Market Wide - West Side - Manhattan Market Quarterly Report - 1Q 2011 - 04/02/11 05:38 AM

The Manhattan market had a solid performance during First Quarter 2011. The number of sales was improved both versus last year (up 6%) and last quarter (up 7%). Prices continued their steady course.
Market-wide for all apartments the average price was up 2%, median price was down 2% and average price per square foot was down 1% versus First Quarter 2010, all negligible changes. Listed inventory is virtually unchanged from First Quarter 2010 at approximately 9,000 units available for sale.
However, nuances in supply and demand are having different effects between various neighborhoods, product types and market segments. For … (11 comments)

manhattan: Manhattan Buyers: What You Should Know! - 02/06/11 12:18 PM
Define Your Wants Versus Your Needs.
Making a list of wants and needs before beginning the search for a home can make the entire process less overwhelming.
Insist on your needs. Hope for your wants.
Check your credit rating and get pre-approved for a mortgage. 
Being approved for a mortgage is critical and a very easy process. Having a pre-approval in hand affords a buyer some strength in negotiating, particularly important in a highly competitive marketplace like New York.
Investigate the neighborhood.
Where are the schools and places of worship? How far is the nearest hospital or grocery store? Where do … (5 comments)

manhattan: Manhattan Real Estate Q&A: What is the Mansion Tax? - 01/14/11 01:40 AM
Q: What is the New York Mansion Tax?
The definition of a mansion : Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin mansion-, mansio, from manēre to remain, dwell; akin to Greek menein to remain First Known Use: 14th century. Abode, A large imposing residence, large structure, stately, chateau, estate, manor, villa.

A: Any one familiar with Manhattan real estate knows the definition of a mansion has nothing to do with the NY Mansion Tax. In Manhattan, the mansion tax is a state tax that is payable by the buyer for transactions of properties priced $1,000,000 or more.
The mansion tax is … (4 comments)

manhattan: Manhattan Real Estate Q&A: What is a Restrictive Covenant? - 01/08/11 12:14 PM
Q: What is a Restrictive Covenant?
A: Manhattan housing is primarily made up of coop and condominiums. Both coops and condos in Manhattan have restrictive covenants.
The legal definition for a restrictive covenant: "A provision in a deed limiting the use of the property and prohibiting certain uses".
Most all condominiums in Manhattan have the restrictive covenant: First Right of Refusal.
Most coops in Manhattan have the restrictive covenant: Right to Refuse.
Many people confuse the two different covenants. First right of refusal means the condominium has the first right of refusal on an offer but they would have to buy the condominium … (6 comments)

manhattan: Stars Shining Bright: Grand Central's Constellations Go Green and Twinkle - 11/09/10 02:48 AM
After nearly a year of renovation, the lights in the ceiling constellation inside Grand Central Terminal are back on.
Fifty-nine of the brightest stars in the winter sky, such as Castor and Pollux in Gemini and Rigel in Orion, were turned on Monday now that MTA Metro-North Railroad, steward of the Terminal, has completed installation of new fixtures.
The 59 lights, representing stars in the galaxy, were first installed in 1913.
The original 10-watt incandescent bulbs were replaced by fiber optic lighting in 1997.
That system has now been replaced with LEDs, which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says uses 60 percent … (10 comments)

manhattan: Friday Fotos: Manhattan's First Christmas Tree Spotting - 11/05/10 04:28 PM


Ok, Maybe it's not the first Christmas Tree of the season but it's the first one I've seen. I'll have to walk by the other department stores over the weekend and check them out. Early?
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manhattan: The ING NYC Marathon: Sunday November 7th in Central Park, Manhattan - 10/31/10 02:54 PM
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually.
The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $600,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and 315 million worldwide television viewers. As any one of the more than 700,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a … (8 comments)

manhattan: Manhattan Halloween: The Addams Family on Broadway & The Village Parade - 10/21/10 12:14 PM
A Broadway Musical and the World's Greatest Halloween Parade! Halloween Doesn't Get Better Than This!
The Addams Family A New Musical | Official Landing Page

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story. It's every parent's nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what's worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family.
Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a "normal" boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, it's a shocking development that turns the Addams house upside down when they are forced to host a dinner … (11 comments)

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