prewar: Just listed! 74 West 68th St. Apt 2D - 03/15/14 12:54 AM
Prewar 1 Bedroom Coop off Central Park on Upper West Side  


prewar: Going Solo | Pre-War "Micro-Unit" in Harlem - 01/31/13 11:17 PM

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
More than 30% of the world's population lives alone, and that percentage is growing daily. How is this profound demographic shift transforming the economic and cultural life of cities around the globe?
Join NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg, the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Penguin, 2012), and Jerilyn Perine, Director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, for a discussion about the rise of single adults in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and other world metropolises-- and its implications for urban life as … (4 comments)

prewar: Neighborhood Report: Apartments on Central Park West - 09/15/11 09:24 AM

View from 25th Floor San Remo Tower Penhouse
Central Park West runs along Central Park from west 59th street to West 110th street. The 8th Avenue subway B & C trains run along Central Park West.
Upper West Side zoning does not permit buildings to be taller than approximately 20 stories between 72nd and 96th Streets except the Art Deco Twin Tower buildings from the 1930's on Central Park West. The set back towers can go up to 30 floors.
The buildings are mostly pre war buildings. The Upper West Side's Central Park West is home to some extraordinary buildings. Landmarks of Art Deco, … (11 comments)

prewar: Manhattan Apartment Buildings in history/today: The Oliver Cromwell - 09/03/10 01:43 AM

Architect Emory Roth completed this distinctive 30 story ornate building in 1927. Located mid block on West 72nd Street off Central Park West, the building converted to coop in 1984. There are 172 apartments. The tower, has a buff brick façade above a rusticated, three-story stone base and terra-cotta window surrounds in Italian Renaissance fashion at the fourth, fifth, sixth, 15th, and 26th through the 29th stories. The building has setbacks at the 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st 27th, and 29th floors.

The Oliver Cromwell is very similar to Roth's Carlyle Hotel on the east side. The Oliver … (5 comments)

prewar: Coming Soon! Morningside Heights Convertible 3 Bedroom On The Park - 05/26/10 01:05 AM

(Pre-war Coop Circa 1892)
351 West 114th Street
Manhattan and Morningside Avenues
Morningside Park
Price: $699,000
Maintenance: $845.
 House Sunday June 20th 2010
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Historic Pre-war Loft Like Coop
Convertible 3 bedroom - Currently configured as a Large 2 bedroom 2 bath with den, office and dining area.
The apartment has been restored to its original splendor with exposed brick, 4 large windows which line the West wall … (3 comments)

prewar: Speechless Sunday: Moon over Manhattan's Upper West Side - 09/06/09 01:07 AM

iPhone photo courtesy of: Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker The Corcoran Group
The moon is over 535 West End Avenue a new condo development on West End Avenue at 86th Street.
535 West End Avenue features luxurious Pre-war details: choice of rosewood or oak flooring, traditional moldings, well-proportioned rooms and a formal library. All homes feature custom Smallbone of Devizes kitchens with attached family room. The kitchens offer La Cornue, Miele and Subzero appliances. Bathrooms are available in 2 different color palettes, and outfitted with Waterworks fixtures, double sink, mahogany or white cabinetry and a selection of mosaic tiled … (11 comments)

prewar: Manhattan real estate in history/ today: Apthorp Apartments - 12/06/08 09:48 AM

Apthorp Apatments
With it's iron gates, its monumental tunnel like entrances, and its impressive interior courtyard, the Apthorp is one of Manhattan's most dramatic and most frequently photographed apartment buildings. The Apthorp has many famous former and current residents some still in rent-regulated apartments.The elegant full-block apartment complex built by the Astor family for the New York elite has converting its 163 apartments to condominiums. The landmark 1908 Upper West Side building has two addresses 390 West End Avenue and 2207 Broadway between west 79th and west 78th streets.The total asking price for all apartments, including apartments of 88 tenants … (6 comments)

prewar: Manhattan Residential Architecture: From Townhouses to Apartments - 05/06/07 02:25 AM
Manhattan Residential Architecture from the 19th Century to the 21st Century:
New Yorkers lived in townhouses during the 19th century.
 19th Century Single Family Townhouses were made of Brownstone and Limestone.
The luxury apartment house was actually invented in New York in the late 19th century. Upper-class New Yorkers lived in townhouses and single-family mansions during the 19th century. By 1930, 90% percent of Manhattanites lived in apartments. To lure potential tenants, developers borrowed the word "apartment" from the French to make the new buildings sound more fashionable. The word and the lifestyle stuck.
In 1890 The Dakota was the first luxury apartment building … (6 comments)

prewar: Landmark Living: Manhattan real estate in history/today A blog series - 11/26/06 09:27 AM
My last blog Starchitect Skyline was part of a series of blogs about Manhattan real estate in history/today. I wrote about the brand name glass tower apartment buildings of the new millennium that are changing the NYC skyline.
This blog is about landmark buildings from another era and other uses that have been transformed or are being converted to luxury apartments.
Old World Details - Meets Modern Amenities.
Famous hotels, landmark banks, insurance company headquarters, factories, hospitals and even a former Police headquarters have been transformed into luxury apartments that offer unique spaces. This trend in real estate is not only taking place in … (12 comments)

prewar: Starchitect Skyline: Branded Glass Houses in the Sky - Manhattan real estate in history/ today: 19th century to 21st century homes - 11/20/06 11:49 PM
"Starchitect" aka Star Architect, architect -branded designer buildings throughout Manhattan are changing the face of neighborhoods, lighting up the NYC skyline and turning apartments into Live-in Works of Art.
Innovative designs, the move away from the standard cookie-cutter apartments, luxury service and views are attracting consumers that want everything taken care of for them. From valet parking, concierges, meditation gardens, infinity pools, electronically controlled sliding glass walls to restaurant service and room service.
Recent record sales taking place around the city, a real estate trend that is breaking down the old neighborhood boundaries by allowing the new buildings to become destinations in and … (11 comments)

prewar: Manhattan Real Estate in history/today: 455 Central Park West - 09/17/06 02:27 AM
                   455 Central Park West "The Castle"
From A Cancer Hospital Built In 1887 To Luxury Condos Today - No Corners For Germs
In Sunday’s New York Times real estate column Big Deal by Josh Barbanel there’s an item titled Five Turrets, No Dungeons about a couple that recently bought and moved into their new $6.4 million turret condo at 455 Central Park West between 105th and 106th Street. 
Jonathan Miller from Miller Samuel appraisers said the prices paid for the turret apartments were the highest prices paid for a coop or condo north of 96th Street. Of 19 condos there are … (4 comments)

prewar: How Much Is That View Worth To You? - 08/28/06 06:23 PM
In May 2003 a study was conducted by Michael H. Schill, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University; Jonathan Miller, president of Miller Samuel, a leading Manhattan appraisal company; and Ioan Voicu, a research fellow at the Furman Center.
The study looked at Manhattan Apartment attributes and ammenities in features ranging from the age of building, fireplaces, terraces, condos vs coops, views, financial requirements, square footage, doorman etc. and gave each a premium.
The study found there is a 15% premium for condos over coops. Some say there is a premium for … (3 comments)

Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Mitchell J Hall

Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Manhattan, NY

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